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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: June 22, 2006, 07:01:43 PM »
Has anyone gotten their official award letter yet? I sent back the grad plus or private loan flier a few days ago... hoping to get the official award letter soon. Does anyone know how much later grad plus loans are supposed to be disbursed (I heard it was November)?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L Job Search
« on: June 11, 2006, 07:08:05 PM »
YES. Resounding yes. I don’t know if you have worked in the corporate world much, but the person who has all the power is the secretary. They are gate keepers, they are the first line of defense, they make sure the clients are helped when the show up, they catch your typos, they make sure things get to court on time, they save your ass. Ask any partner or good associate if they could live without a good secretary, they will tell you no. Secretaries and paralegals are easy to find, good ones are hard to find and keep, good ones have more pull than new associates, trust me.

Big hint, want that fulltime after school job with the firm you just interned with, be nice to the secretaries and paralegals. They have more power than you think. Want your life to be miserable? Treat them like crap and watch what happens when your facing a deadline, not pretty when stuff you needed typed up yesterday “disappears”.

Haha... very very true. I work as a secretary in a big law firm in LA, and the secretaries (especially the ones who have been there a long time) are very well respected and all work hard and are skilled at what they do (otherwise they get fired! our firm doesn't tolerate incompetence). There are alot of attorneys that would be utterly lost without their secretaries... (But I'm happy to know that I won't be one of them - there are a few pluses to being an attorney with a legal secretary/paralegal background ;))

Incoming 1Ls / Re: December Graduates
« on: June 09, 2006, 08:00:42 PM »
I also graduated in December '05, two quarters early. I've since moved to LA and am working full-time (a job that I hope to continue through the next 4 years of law school).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: June 03, 2006, 10:38:06 AM »


Same. I'm already bugging all the lawyers for advice... They've all been very encouraging :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: June 02, 2006, 09:52:54 PM »
Looks like I'll be enrolling in the Loyola Evening Division while working full-time.  GO LIONS!

We're in the same boat then. :) Is your job legal or non-legal?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: May 31, 2006, 06:32:03 PM »
I sent my second seat deposit on May 20, 2006, rather than near the deadline, and I’m hoping the admissions office rewards those that respond as such by providing an Official Award letter sooner rather than later, even if that means late May, 2006.  But your correct in pointing out that June is the month they plan to send such information. Just asking and hoping!   

Nothing wrong with hoping :) I'd love to receive a scholarship offer as well, though I'm not too optimistic... but we'll see once the official letter comes, I guess!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: May 30, 2006, 08:42:37 PM »
Has anyone received an Official Award letter? Do you believe that some type of scholarship aid could be introduced therein even if no offer was previously  adduced? Is this unheard-of?

CONGRATS to those setting foot into the immense Legal network of southern Cali.

I don't think we'll be receiving an official award letter until June.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: May 29, 2006, 10:38:59 AM »
That's weird that a law firm wouldn't help at least a little with tuition, but at least you got good legal experience. 

I had to pay $200 by the 2nd, and another $500 by the 16th, but that may be because I was accepted just 2 weeks ago.

So is there a blog listing?  I didn't see any.

I really don't know how weird it is... what is the percentage of employers that help with tuition reimbursement? I'm being paid well, I have good benefits, and I have the potential of getting hired on as an attorney once I get out of law school... so I'm not complaining. :) Is your work paying for your school?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official Loyola LA Class of 2009 Thread
« on: May 28, 2006, 11:14:58 PM »
Hey.  I am definitely doing FT work (large company) and PT school.  Going back after 8 years, but excited.  No kids yet, so hopefully that will help.

Is work going to pay for your school at all?  I still haven't seen any flyer or blog information.

Unfortunately no tutition reimbursement. But excellent benefits beyond that. I had been working through undergrad at a law firm mostly part time - after I graduated in December, I moved up to LA and started working full time at a big law firm up here.

I just picked up the letter and flyer from home. It says the seat deposit is due on June 16th? I thought it was due June 2nd...

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