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Choosing the Right Law School / San Diego Living?
« on: April 15, 2009, 10:42:25 AM »
I'm trying to get some feedback on the different neighborhoods surrounding TJSL, i.e., safety, price, public transportation, distance from the school.

Mission Valley, La Jolla, Old Town, La Mesa, Kensington, downtown, Clairmont, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach are some I thought of.  Looking to hear from current or former students, accepted students, and San Diego residents.

*Again, just looking for feedback about living situations.

Transferring / Re: T4 transfer to T2/T1
« on: April 09, 2009, 03:03:42 PM »
"As a general rule of thumb, transferring up from a T-4 can only help."  This is what I was thinking all along. 

About the payment issue, I'm getting some financial help from them, but tuition is not 100% covered.  I'm actually relying on CCRAA, the new law that was passed in 2007 and takes effect July 2009, which you may have heard of.  Essentially, under this act, any lawyer who is employed in public service (broadly defined, including JAG) for a period of 10 years total, can have the remainder of all eligible loans forgiven.  Eligible loans include federal loans (subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans/Grad PLUS/Perkins?).  In this situation, tuition cost at a given school would be a negligible factor in my opinion.

But I think I will go ahead and take this issue up with some former JAG officers.


Transferring / Re: T4 transfer to T2/T1
« on: April 09, 2009, 12:13:06 PM »
Nice advice fellas, but I think my original question was misunderstood. 

I was wondering if transferring is worth the time and energy, given my particular circumstance, i.e., job lined up after graduation, and potentially moving to the civilian sector after I'm done with JAG (granted I want to leave)?  It sounds like school reputation never hurts and only really matters in what type of practice someone is involved in. 

I'm aware of what it takes to make that transfer happen, though I think its beyond the scope of what I'm trying to figure out at this time


Transferring / Re: T4 transfer to T2/T1
« on: April 08, 2009, 01:52:53 PM »
I'm in a similar situation.  I plan on attending a T4 next fall as a 1L and am considering transferring. 

However, I've been accepted into Officer Candidate School with the Marine Corps under a law contract, which guarantees a position as a Judge Advocate once I graduate law school and pass the bar.  With this gig lined up, it really doesn't matter what school I go to.

As I consider my employment prospects after my service obligation if I do leave the USMC, I have a feeling that my school's reputation will follow me into the civilian sector (private and government).  Is this feeling on mark?  With that, would a transfer to a T1/2 be worth the trouble?     

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Univ of San Fransisco - Status checker
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:17:27 AM »
Yeah it does.  It seems that some guys are getting emails of acceptance prior to receiving their letters in the mail.  And others don't receieve an email at all.  I haven't received an email... so am hoping for the best.

Choosing the Right Law School / Univ of San Fransisco - Status checker
« on: February 05, 2009, 12:01:09 PM »
My USF status checker says "Decision Rendered". Does anyone else have a similar one, or did anyone else's say this when they got an acceptance letter? I've heard that some receive acceptances through email and others through snail mail.

I submitted my FAFSA two weeks ago, and reviewed my SAR online.  Here's my question:  How soon after submitting my FAFSA do the schools I list on it receive my SAR (or any other relevant information)?  Should I contact the financial aid offices directly?  Basically, I need to delete some schools in order to make room for some additional school codes.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Resident Status and Tuition
« on: January 30, 2009, 11:37:17 PM »
Know anything about Florida?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Resident Status and Tuition
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:02:05 PM »
I have a question that I would like to have verified by public opinion.  Can I consider myself a resident of a certain state after completing one year of school,i.e., pay nonresident tuition first year, then pay resident tuition second and third year?  I know the answer may be obvious.

Law School Admissions / LSAC GPA vs. UG GPA
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:44:32 PM »
Like everyone else, I've noticed some differences in my LSAC GPA and UG GPA.  For the record, which one should I use when filling out applications?  Do law AdComs look unfavorably if there are any discrepencies on my application?

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