Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to go? 164 LSAT/3.34 GPA: NYC, DC, California? (for International Law« on: April 22, 2007, 06:11:08 PM »
What about San Diego? I figure my chances are pretty good and I could easily see myself living and studying by the beach. If they were to offer money like NYLS, it's a better choice, no?
Your chances are excellent at San Diego, and you would have most likely been offered a very good scholarship. I have a 3.25/160 and got $19k a year from USD, which is roughly a 1/2 ride; you'd get at least that, if you had applied earlier (I applied 4 December). However, since you applied late, there might not be scholarship money left for you (though who knows, there still might be). If you go to USD, be prepared to live in San Diego for the long-haul (the degree is not very portable, and it won't even easily take you to Los Angeles), but San Diego is perhaps the definition of the perfect US city, so that is nothing to complain about.
Forget NYLS. Seriously, don't waste your time. Successful students at NYLS are coming from the NYC business world and going to get a JD. Many of the students are older, non-traditional, and already have internships/jobs lined-up for them before they even start, because of connections.
Thanks for the info. You got accepted to USC and Fordham? Where else if you don't mind me asking? I'm still waiting on USC.