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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Pepperdine - Waitlist
« on: June 06, 2004, 08:17:56 AM »
I pulled my application this last week (plus money).  Hopefully that will help one of you guys. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: is this crazy
« on: June 04, 2004, 07:06:46 AM »
I'm turning down USD also to go to Santa Clara which is about the same.  I'm also a little worried but I really think that location matters more in this situation.  If you want to work in SF, you'll meet many more people going to USF than USD.  Also, having been accepted once, i'm sure you could transfer to USD after a year anyway. 

Choosing the Right Law School / USD vs Santa Clara
« on: June 03, 2004, 12:34:01 PM »
Am I crazy to even be considering Santa Clara over USD?  I THINK I want to work in san fran when i gradute.  Is it just an issue of where I want to work afterwards or should I be thinking about rank which is 60 vs 90ish more?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: timelines for private loans?
« on: June 03, 2004, 07:26:04 AM »
You have to reapply if you change schools, which also means that it lowers your credit score and makes it a little harder the second time! 
Also Santa Clara says that you need to apply for private loans by mid to late June, as all of the tuition is due July 23. Not sure about other places but I would bet most schools are asking for tuition by then as school starts early August.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USD Evening program???
« on: June 03, 2004, 07:19:26 AM »
Actually the USD people said that you could graduate in three years by going to one summer school, but I do wonder how you could do 10 credits in one summer.  Also I think i'm going  to Santa Clara instead; does anyone think this is a serious downgrade?  I want to work in San Fran when i graduate.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USD Evening program???
« on: May 28, 2004, 02:20:26 PM »
Wow sorry about the problems.  I hope it works out for you.  I had the same problems for undergrad trying to pay for NYU.  It comes down to whether you have people who can co-sign for you or not.  Do you think most evening students work or just use the extra time to study.  Perhaps you could make up some of the tuition that way.  The other thing is i'm sure that you could get by with less than the budget states.  At NYU i know i borrowed 30 instead of the 40 they had on their budget.

Choosing the Right Law School / USD Evening program???
« on: May 26, 2004, 06:27:28 PM »
So I got accepted today at USD, however I got into the evening program instead of the day one.  Is anyone else doing this evening program?  What are the advantages/disadvantages?  They say you can still graduate in three years (by doing summer school during IL summer).  I guess part of my question is, are the people in the evening program the ones who wanted/needed to work, or are they mostly people whom USD deemed not as competitive?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I really don't think its going to be true that a higher school has that much smarter kids.  In undergrad I certainly found that to be the case.  I went to NYU and then CCNY in Harlem and found CCNY to be much harder and more academic.  I know this is just one small example but I thik so much of good schools is hype and big numbers but not necessarily better, more hard-working, determined students.  I think many people with low LSAT are just as determined or maybe even more so to do good (and have the capability to do so even if they aren't the best testers)  I guess it depends, if law school exams are a very similar test type to the LSAT than I guess the rank of a school would come into play more?!  My feeling though is that you're not going to really feel the difference unless you're talking 4th to 1st tier or something extreme like that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New York Law School
« on: May 01, 2004, 08:19:35 AM »
    It's really common in NYC area to use craigslist these days.  I've lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the last 7 years (went to NYU).  You should be able to find 800 if you really wanted to but it would be a little stressful and involve staying in a hotel for one week and then just a lot of phone calls and going to meet people.  I have found many roommates and apts through craigslist and although i know in some areas of the country its considered sketchy, now days in nyc its the primary way for poorer students like us to find people and has MANY normal people on it. (the village voice use to be the way to find sublets but now its all brokers with huge fees who advertise there) 
    However, I don't think living in the dorm first semester or year is a bad thing.  It would cut down stress and be a good way to scope out the scene before you look for you own place, since you won't know the different good/bad areas.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pepperdine and Religious aspect
« on: May 01, 2004, 08:13:52 AM »
The Chosen, I forget weren't you also considering Pepperdine?  Is anyone else NOT religious and thinking of going there? 

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