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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HELP ME PLEASE!!!
« on: February 26, 2005, 08:03:18 PM »
If you don't get into USC or UCLA, I say go to whatever regional L.A. school you do get into. If you can't make a top 20, you're almost always better off going to a school located where you want to practice.

Also, realize that Santa Clara is just barely a Tier 2.
And I don't know a lot about Chicago-Kent, but I'm thinking if I were hiring for an L.A. firm and you said you went to school in Chicago, I'd say, "Oh yeah, U. Chicago or Northwestern?"

The point is, even if you get a great education at a school outside of Southern CA, when you eventually go to work there, you're likely to get the "Sorry, but no one at our firm has any experience with graduates from your school."
If you go to a school in the area, at least you may have some connections, or some common ground to get your foot in the door.

Go to Southwestern and spend three years schmoozing with the locals.

Thanks for the input.  That helps a lot, and it was along the lines of what I was thinking.  Southwestern claims to be the place to be for Entertainment Law.  Hope there's some validity behind that.  Also, Alphalyrae, congrats on your acceptances!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HELP ME PLEASE!!!
« on: February 26, 2005, 12:21:27 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback folks.  I definitely considered applying for transfer to both UCLA and USC after my first year.  In light of an earlier post, does anyone know if there are good job placements in Entertainment Law in LA coming out of Santa Clara?  It's pretty far from the city.  Plus, they're more known for high-tech IP as opposed to Entertainment Law specifically.  I am 100% sure I want to work in LA and in Entertainment Law, so Southwestern's Entertainment Law career track is looking might nice.  Pretty much, if anyone else has any more feedback I'm all ears.

Go to Southwestern, work your butt off and transfer to USC.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HELP ME PLEASE!!!
« on: February 26, 2005, 11:31:47 AM »
Thoughts?  Anyone?  Please?

Choosing the Right Law School / HELP ME PLEASE!!!
« on: February 25, 2005, 11:29:26 PM »
Hey everyone,

It's been a long time since I've been on this board.  Well, here's the deal.  I applied to 10 schools, got into 5, rejected at 3, and waiting on 2.  The schools I got into were DePaul, Santa Clara, Southwestern, Chicago-Kent, and University of San Francisco.  I got rejected at University of Illinois, Berkeley, and Loyola Marymount.  Finally, I'm waiting on USC and UCLA.

Here's the deal, I just got my Loyola Marymount rejection today and I was really hoping I'd get into that school.  I very much want to study Entertainment Law and eventually work in L.A. to be a part of the whole Hollywood or music scene.  I know USC and UCLA are 99% out of the question, so I was hoping my high GPA would overshadow my not so high LSAT score.  Unfortunately, as far as Loyola was concerned, it wasn't.

So from the five schools I got into, where would you all go?  I want to be in L.A., but is it that bad to go to a Tier 3?  Especially when I have the chance to go to a couple solid Tier 2 schools with excellent IP programs (Santa Clara and Chicago-Kent).  I heard Southwestern's great for Entertainment Law, but at the same time it's not such a reputable school overall.  Plus, it's tough enough breaking into ET law as is.  What do you all think the value is of visiting schools?

Any advice, recommendations, or insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: tough reading comp on 10/2 LSAT
« on: October 20, 2004, 10:24:33 PM »
Hi everyone,

XTC here.  I haven't been on the board since this past summer.  I've got a few things to say.  First of all, the 10/2 Reading Comprehension was a cake walk in comparison to the 6/14 RC last summer.  If you thought it was that bad, then you should thank your lucky stars that you didn't take the test last June.  I missed 10 last June on RC, and on this one I can't imagine me missing more than 4 or 5.

Also, for all of you biting your nails to the bone before our scores come back Friday or Monday, please take my advice: keep it out of your mind.  I went through the exact same thing last summer.  Granted, I was utterly disappointed and I worked myself up way too much before I took the June exam.  I contemplated cancelling it, but didn't.  Thus, I didn't do very well (157).  But this time around, I studied hard, kept relaxed, and felt like I did much better.  But most importantly, I kept my score out of my head and enjoyed other things with a clear conscience.  Trust me, it feels a whole lot better now than the couple weeks before I got my June exam.  So please, do yourselves a favor and don't fret.  Enjoy these next couple days, cuz your scores not gonna change.

hey eclaw12,

Were your UCLA law buddies minorities or anything of the like?  Seeing that they got in with similar LSAT scores is encouraging, because UCLA is my second choice school.  Appreciate it...

I'm taking the test again in October, but I currently have a LSDAS GPA of 3.98 and a 157 from last October.  Unless I somehow improve drastically, I'm pretty much given up on a lot of top tier schools, and am aiming high at Tier II.  Of course I'm applying to a handful of reaches, but none of the top 14.  I think this is being realistic to tell you the truth.  Just something to keep in mind...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Looking Law School
« on: July 15, 2004, 01:26:56 PM »
Tier 4 = Pretty Girls.  Its just like in college, the farther down the chain you go, the prettier the girls.  I'm totally kidding by the way.  But having visited Penn Law last semester (I sat in on the Trademarks & Patents class) I'd have to say the Penn Law girls were not the most attractive bunch, but again that was just one section I saw.  Even though there's a saying about the girl's at Penn (usually describing the undergrad)...

9 out of 10 girls, who are smart, are also pretty.
the other 1 out of 10 go to Penn (Law).

dude, that's pretty harsh...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Looking Law School
« on: July 15, 2004, 01:15:31 PM »
Scenery's great, but which law school has the best looking student population?   ;D

Law School Admissions / Re: Personal Feedback please...
« on: July 12, 2004, 08:40:47 AM »

I included U of Florida because of their tax program, and Miami offers a handful of ET law classes.  Thanks for the feedback though, any others?  I may consider Santa Clara and Chicago Kent.  Keep it comin'

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