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U of the Pacific - McGeorge / Re: McGeorge Class of 2010
« on: May 10, 2007, 05:42:34 PM »
Wow, I didn't even see this post until now.  I thought all hope was lost for this thread.  :D

I was actually just in Sacramento last week to search for housing, and I'm going to be renting from none other than Krisace, another LSD poster.  It's in the Arden area, and I actually never used business 80 to get to and from the school and the apartment while I was there.  I actually got lost and ended up on 50, so I just took 50 up to Howe, and the rest was history. ;)  I like the Arden area, because I plan to figure skate in Roseville and occassionally at the slightly scuzzy rink in Del Paso Heights.  Maybe I'll teach some skating lessons, too.

And yes, I'm hoping I'll be able to cough up enough money to attend the rafting trip.  I've heard so many good things about it.

If you're a 2L, you might know another LSD poster I've been keeping in touch with, because that's his year, too.  He came from the Midwest like me, and his positive experiences have definitely left me looking forward (in a twisted, weird sort of way, of course!) to law school at McGeorge.  That, and Krisace has been helpful giving me tips on what to expect.  And I have another friend who just graduated from Pepperdine who loaded all her old hornbooks (I think that's what they're called. . .Gilbert's and such) on me.  All the law students I've met so far have been pretty generous with information, and I appreciate it. :)

U of the Pacific - McGeorge / McGeorge Class of 2010
« on: March 30, 2007, 08:20:31 PM »
Hey everyone!

This is Matokah from the pre-law board.  I know it's still a smidge early, but I thought I'd start this thread to see who's definitely going to be attending McGeorge this fall.  Where's everyone coming from?  What drew you to the school?  When will you be relocating if  you're moving from out of town?  Any particular location in town that you plan to move to, or are you going to live in on-campus housing?

For me, I'm coming from the Midwest.  I had the opportunity to attend a Legal Scholar Day this year, and I was really impressed with everyone I met (students, faculty, and staff).  I also stayed a few days after the event to wander around Sacramento, and I really liked the city and area, as well.  I'm interested in international and public interest law (for the moment, anyway), so I think it'll be a good fit.

My goal is to move in sometime in mid-July, so I'll have to go out there in May to scope out housing.  I'm looking so far in the Arden area and potentially Mid-Town (but I've heard mixed opinions on that area, so I'm not entirely sure about it).

I think I'm probably the only one around who's decided on McGeorge yet, but I'll check back once in a while to see who else might have shown up. :)

Catholic University of America / Re: One L next year
« on: March 24, 2005, 06:45:21 PM »
JManning: It looks like there's no housing, but keep in mind that the sheet of paper I got wasn't dated, so maybe that was the situation last year and it's changed this year.  I really have no idea, though.  I just thought I'd post it, so other people could see what I was actually talking about.

I know how you feel, though.  I'm rather antisocial, so there's no way I'd want to live with someone I didn't know well (especially during the most stressful year of my life as a 1L!).  Hopefully my current roommate's sister will be alright with having a roommate.  At least she's someone I know a bit.

rhapsody: *poke*.  Hello!  ;D

Catholic University of America / Re: One L next year
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:29:57 PM »
Hey, all.  This is Matokah from the prelaw board (fyi).

How did you all send in your money?  Did you compose a little letter and send it in with the letter?  Or did you just send the money?

Also, how many of you are visiting for the admitted students day on 1-2 April?  I'm looking forward to it! :)

Re: Housing.  I picked up a brochure the last time I was there that said graduate/law school housing would not be offered next year.  Anyone else heard anything about this?

I'm hoping to live in Hyattsville, MD with a friend, so it doesn't really concern me, but I thought I'd throw it out there to those who are thinking of living on campus (it was a pink sheet, I believe).

Oh, screw it, let's just quote straight from the sheet and not be lazy and vague.  Here's what it says:

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q: Is there on-campus housing?
A: This year, unfortuantely, on-campus housing is not avialable for incoming law students.  This is due to the number of continuing students who will remain to live on campus.

Q: Where do most students live?
A: Since the Metro (DC's subway system) is fairly extensive in the region, students live evenly between DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  If you would like more information about the metrorail and metrobuses, please visit, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Website.

Q: What are the local neighborhoods like?
A: DC is a major city with the pros and cons of a major city.  There are neighborhoods, which are more small town feel, and those that are downtown in nature.  WETA, DC public TV's website,, has a great breakdown of the various neighborhoods in Metro DC.

Q: Where can I find a roommate?
A: If you are interested in living with another incoming law student, please fill out the Roommate Name Exchange Form (under the Roommate Name Exchange Form message thread) and submit it back to the Admissions Office.

If you are interested in living with a non-law student, check out the Washington City Paper and Craig's List DC for some possibilities.

Q: What is the cost of living in Metro DC?
A: DC is similar to LA, Boston, and Chicago, in that it has a high cost of living.  Common rental rates for a studio/efficiency range from $1000-12000.  Gas prices are around $1.98-2.05 per gallon regular.  Movie tickets are about $8-9.

Q: Where can I shop?
A: Metro DC has a number of malls and commercial districts.  Major store chains like Ikea, Macy's, and Best Buy have mutiple locations in the area.  However, you can also find great deals at hometown shops throughout the city.  For a complete list of stores, please visit the DC Tourism Board's website at

Okay, that's it.  Apologies for any spelling errors.

Also, there's no date on this, so maybe it's from last year and there actually are rooms available on campus this year?  No idea.

Hope that helped a bit.

U of the Pacific - McGeorge / Re: ENTERING CLASS OF 2005-2006
« on: February 01, 2005, 10:40:46 PM »
I was admitted to the full-time day program for next year.  I haven't decided if I'm going there yet, though.

Congrats on your acceptance, though.  Are you pretty much decided that this is the school you'll be attending in the Fall?

Current Law Students / Re: Note to Downy!!!
« on: February 01, 2005, 10:23:47 PM »

FYI- he doesn't go to law school.

If you want to be a lawyer, you should stop making unfounded statements like this.  DOWNY certainly does attend law school; I sat in on his torts class last semester.


« on: July 09, 2004, 05:00:13 PM »
acutally Kaplan does use real LSATs.  The 'free' one you can take in their center is one they have created but the ones in their classes are former LSAT exams.


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