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Acceptances / Re: Indiana $, Loyola, $$, UCLA $$$, USC $$$$, UT$$$$,
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:12:30 PM »
I'm biased towards USC, but I went to UC undergrad, and the budget situation means UCLA's funding is going to be cut and tuition is going up—as it has every year for the last while, by a lot. UCLA is a large state school and that atmosphere trickles down more to the law school than USC's, which is very small. UCLA does some annoying things like blocking wifi access during your scheduled classes.

If you want LA, go to UCLA or USC. Visit both, see their classes, and decide which you like better. There's no other way to do it.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Law School Rankings
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »
Most people will probably tell you specialty rankings aren't worth that much. If you're choosing between two schools in very similar circumstances and one is better known for your interest, then go for it. For example, USC is known for its entertainment law program. On the other hand, you might not even get to participate in any of the special clinics or programs that your school advertises. Most clinics and journals have a competitive application process.

Given your desired markets, I would suggest Columbia, Berkeley, or UCLA. Columbia is probably going to be better than NYU for the NYC market, Berkeley will be best in the bay (and has pass/fail grading), and you have a full ride at UCLA, although you'll be stuck in Westwood for three years.

« on: May 10, 2008, 04:53:35 PM »
Glannon's guide is amazing. It even has little poems for each chapter to lighten the mood! Oh how you'll enjoy civ pro.

I should counter and mention that USC has the highest proportion of "diverse" students and is one of the smallest classes besides Yale.

Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 22, 2008, 10:40:01 PM »
Stickied up...condolences to all the rejectees.

Law School Applications / Re: Fee Waiver = Acceptance?
« on: February 21, 2008, 06:02:05 AM »
For what it's worth, my two fee waivers ended in rejection(Michigan) and waitlist, never any further word (pretty rude, UCLA!). I got into Cornell and USC, where I now attend.

Fight on!

hey moderator - you wanna sticky the "rejected today" thread?

PM me the link and I will get to it during property tomorrow assuming I don't get distracted by fee simple absolute.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: I don't quite understand
« on: February 20, 2008, 11:09:38 PM »
Who woulda thought the NY Times would turn on him as son as it was clear he was the nominee?  :D

I dunno, right-wing conspiracy theorists? That is to say, right-wingers blaming the liberal media?

Edit: I probably missed the sarcasm here...I should stop procrastinating from legal research.

Can I vote for Princeton?

At 0, its ranking is too high.

Can I vote for Princeton?

At 0, its ranking is too high.

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