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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola LA
« on: January 14, 2006, 09:44:06 PM »
I can say that Loyola's administration sucks ass, so it might take some time

I don't know about that, but it did take some time for me to get my ID number once I sent my application in Nov 11.  I didn't go complete until mid Dec.

No trust me, their administration sucks.  Thankfully, that's the worst part of the law school, BY FAR.

Law School Admissions / Re: Staying another year a good decision or not?
« on: January 14, 2006, 08:10:04 PM »
YES.  I would think you'd need a decent explanation, but honestly, it doesn't really matter.  Sure, if you are an engineer, where the standard seems to be 5 years, than it won't be much cause for alarm.  But these days, many students are taking 5 years, even for social science degrees and such.

I would pick up a double major or at least a minor, if not to cover your ass than just to have that on your resume later or whatever.

I would definitely find a way to stay another year, if that means raising your gpa.  When it comes time for auto admit/ dings, law schools are too busy and frankly don't give a *&^% enough to see if your 3.5 was a product of 4 or 5 years.

If you do well at any of those 3 schools, then SoCal will not be a problem, I'd assume.  UCLA will give you more wiggle room, in the sense that just because of where it is, I'd assume for SoCal employers interview there.

Go ahead and try to find out how many CA and specifically SoCal employers recruit at UVA and UMich

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola LA
« on: January 14, 2006, 08:04:27 PM »
I can say that Loyola's administration sucks ass, so it might take some time

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UCLA or Northwestern???
« on: January 14, 2006, 08:03:15 PM »

Will probably practice in California eventually, but would like to work a little bit in NYC after graduation.  Also interested in doing a clerkship.  Currently, planning to specialize in Intellectual Property and Business Law but that can change while at school.

Thanks for your input.

If you are going to work in NYC after graduation, then go to a school that places in NYC well.  If you want the kind of flexibility to go coast to coast, then I'd suspect T14 would be better, so my gut says Northwestern.  If you just wanted to start in Cali, then UCLA would be the best bet.  I don't know how NW places in NYC, but I'd suspect it would place better than UCLA.  But if you have numbers to get into either school, I'd suspect you'd have numbers to get into another T-14 that might place better in NYC, I'd think G'Town might do so better than NW

Over-generalization.  There are white people that hate blacks.  Chinese that hate Japanese.  French that hate Algerians.  Israelis that hate Iranians.  blah blah blah.

Any race will have a segment of its population hate a segment of another population. Thats just the way the world works.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Los Angeles Law schools
« on: January 14, 2006, 07:54:59 PM »
I have just been accepted to Southwestern Law school. I am pretty sure I got into pepperdine and Loyola also. Can Anyone tell me their impressions about each school? What are the campuses like and how do the social scenes compare? I applied to all these schools blind without knowing much about them accept their ranking and a couple mailers i got.

I'm a 1L at Loyola.  I've been happy so far.  I'm not social at all, so I stay away from the Bar Reviews and stuff, but the social opportunities are there.  We have a de-facto social chair for our section that organizes a lot of social stuff, and people generally get along, though obviously you have your cliques here and there.

Loyola's campus is ahem.. utilitarian?  Nothing special, the architecture is kinda out there.  The whole "it's in the ghetto" thing you might have heard is totally blown out of proportion.  The neighborhood can be sketchy, but the campus is very well lit.  Also, its pretty much off of Olympic, which is a huge street and well lighted.  Sometimes I park at school and walk the mile to Staples for LAkers/ Clippers games at night, and don't feel endangered at all, though I'm a guy, don't know what it would be like for girls.

If you have any other Qs about Loyola, feel free to ask

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