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Messages - Manwithaplan

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i know a person who passed on Davis for usd. and 2 who got into william and mary and go now to usd. In any school you will find ppl who got into xyz school. it all really comes down to fit/money/mindset...or any other myriad personal factors that are your own personal perrogitive.

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nearly all scholarships make you repay the money if you do not graduate from the school.

Really?  I've gotten several offers and this wasn't laid out in any of them.

those schools must be very generous.

also as sno said, nothing is impossible, so if you dream, shoot for the stars. but reality is a much harsher mistress and leaves a very bitter taste in your mouth. but, prove us all wrong, and it will be the sweetest laugh you've ever had.

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nearly all scholarships make you repay the money if you do not graduate from the school. i go to usd, and i have met 3 transfers from cal western, and the consensus is that one must be in the top 20% to be in the running to make such a big leap from cal western to a more prestigious school, but to make a lateral transfer to a comparable school is quite easy.

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I just appreciate the fact that he stated that they added "1.5 employees" to their office this year.  The tired and ridiculous part of me makes me think there is half a person rolling around over there.

i believe thats ruthie, the part time receptionist he's referring to.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Loyola & Southwestern
« on: March 18, 2007, 11:19:59 PM »
this is very true. with prestige comes job opportunities. a stanford or harvard grad has many more doors open then a usd grad, or at the very least, a usd grad will have to work harder for those doors to open. in that vein, loyola will offer more opportunities than sw.

that being said, no one knows you on this board better than yourself. your financial situation, and whatever personal factors going into your decision are inherently personal. a school that best fits your needs will be the best fit, regardless of prestige. in the end this is a personal choice best left for you to decide based on your own.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Loyola & Southwestern
« on: March 18, 2007, 06:39:29 PM »
loyola over southwestern. when dealing with local schools that are not name brands, local rep and prestige are what matters. lmu has a stronger rep in la and socal than southwestern,

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I can say, and safely vouch for sno and smonahan, that martin is a great teacher. we have him for civ pro, and he makes a very dry subject very interesting. Its a great school with great people. Im sure you'll hear the same thing from every other school, so if you want to get into specifics about OCI, usd placement in your own city, faculty: student ratio...and all those other number crunching things that ppl want to hear, its nothing that some digging onto the website/calling the school/ martindale can't fix.

 also, usd has an EXTREMELY lenient pt-->ft policy. For all of you on the bubble bc you ar ein pt, just ask to be switched over the first day of orientation, and you are in ft, that is all, i know it sounds simple, but thats all there is to it. I even started out ft, switched to pt because i thought i could land a job, then reswitched to ft a few weeks before the first day, and the school couldn't care less and let me switch as many times as i wanted to.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pepperdine
« on: March 14, 2007, 08:55:02 PM »
they have better reps in their respective cities. i'm sure LC has a great rep in Portland (thats where it is right?), your list of schools is very localized, and you quickly learn in law school that outside name brand schools, regional schools rely on their local reputation only. loyola is much stronger than pepperdine in that respect.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pepperdine
« on: March 14, 2007, 02:55:57 PM »
I would choose USD or Loyola because they have the strongest regional rep.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Law School Rivalries?
« on: March 04, 2007, 12:31:31 PM »
usd v. loyola


usd and loyola is an 'either, or' situation. both these schools are pretty much identical in every way (faculty quality, admissions standards, local rep) save location. also, in my experience i have yet to hear anyone speak of loyola in any context as a rival.

usd v. cal western, i hear more about, bc we are both local schools competing for the same jobs.

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