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Hey I got the exact same response, I don't honestly know if they even read the original email.  I applied way back in Nov and mine has been complete for ages, I heard from all my other schools weeks ago, I'm really unimpressed by USD to say the least.  At this late stage they could at least give us an answer to our questions.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Loyola - Los Angeles
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:41:34 PM »
yeah alot of schools graphs are like that. ...and its not a numbers game...right. 
still waiting (ahem..165)

well, alot of schools seem to have a slanted line as a curve, where a particular index serves mostly as a cut off point - but not usually a cut off based soley on lsat with no consideration of gpa. for example some 3.9 folks with a 157 - rejected  some 3.0 folks with a 158 - accepted


Hahaha maybe they actually considered some soft factors, who knows.  Actually the only thing I've ever seen to compensate for something like that is a lot of other advanced education, like masters or phd's or a TON of work experience. So that might explain the discrepency. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any more Loyola LA $?
« on: March 29, 2005, 05:38:00 PM »
3.5 and 162, someone with an ever so slight higher index (talking .1 differnce) got a full ride I am not happy

i got a letter from them saying they wanted a reply from people they gave awards to ASAP, because they would redistribute the money offers that were not accepted.

i doubt all the money they offer people is taken. so they must be anticipating doing alot of redistributing of $$$ over the summer (but they better do it soon if they wanna land people)

ps- the admissions office SUCKS! i cant get ahold of ANYONE there! the dean of admissions is actually out of the office till april 11th. i just wish i could speak with someone there about all this stuff. i actually wrote a professor today and he emailed back asking me if i would like to talk on the phone tomorrow, so not everyone at loyola is as difficult to contact as admissions.

i wrote a quick little email to admissions asking for money a week bfore they distributed, and i dont know if that made a difference, but i would assume they dont make $ decisions based soley on indexes....that is hard enough to do to admit a huge class, but would get even trickier to identify scholars.

write the office and tell them you would go if you got cash! be bold about it! good luck

What do you think I should say, I've been offered a significant amount of money from other school and like list the offers?  And ask them to match or something?

I'm sure it's not done entirely by indexes too, but I'm guessing I would have at least been in the running for something.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any more Loyola LA $?
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:26:42 PM »
3.5 and 162, someone with an ever so slight higher index (talking .1 differnce) got a full ride I am not happy

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hitting the gym in law school...
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:35:01 PM »
I gained about 45 or 55 lbs in undergrad and have spent the last 4+ years getting rid of it. I have no idea how to balance study and exercise. Can someone please give advice on committing to a gym routine in LS (for someone who HATES the gym, particularly cardio)?

I really don't want to have to go through that severe weight gain/loss all over again. It was depressing and demoralizing.

I know this is cardio, but I hate exercising, but have pretty relgiously for several years now.  Basically I bought a little mini stepper for like $50 and do it every night while I want tv and or listen to music, i do it before i take a shower at night and i save time not going all the way to the gym.  I also do pilates and do weights a little bit, I try to keep it at home adn then i have no excuse not to while I watch TV.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Loyola - Los Angeles
« on: March 28, 2005, 07:27:35 PM »
I'm not going to be able to visit LLS...can anyone tell me whether they have an on-campus gym?  Also, are there any social events such as Bar Review, etc?  Or, are people super concerned about getting home asap because traffic sucks and everyone has a long commute?  thanks

Unless they were hiding it pretty well I don't think there is an on campus gym, I don't know if you can use the one at the main campus, but even if you can it's nowhere near the law school.  According to the tour guide there are quite a few social events and a lot of people live in the same areas even though they commute, like the palms, although i have yet to figure out where the palms it.

Choosing the Right Law School / USD Sucks
« on: March 28, 2005, 06:00:57 PM »
I finally broke down emailed U of San Diego about my application, I shouldn't have much problem getting in there and I applied in November.  I said in the letter I would have to be making a decision for other schools very soon or I wouldn't be asking.  I got the following email three days later.

We are in the process of completing application in order to send them to
committee and we are unable to do individual application status checks. We
will notify you if there is anything further that we need to complete your
application or if there is anything else that the committee needs. If we requested your LSAC report, your application is considered complete. If we have not requested your LSAC report, please contact us by phone.
You could receive a decision letter any time between now and May.
We understand that you need a decision soon so that you can choose a school, but we are unable to do so. We are trying to get the majority of decision letters out in April.
We recommend all applicants put down at least one deposit at another school.
Thank you for your understanding,
 USD Law School Admissions

We recommend you put down a deposit so I can wait around for them to maybe make a decision by May,  screw you USD.  If they treat me like this while I'm applying how the hell will I be treated as a student.  I'm sorry, for me to even consider them at this point they'd have to give me a full ride, forget it, this is a joke.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Its crunch time
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:58:44 PM »
I think if you're goal isn't big time corporate law (not that you couldn't do that at NU) or if you want to go into public interest law or if you do a lot better in a non traditional setting (which is probably not true at you were good enough to get into BC) you might want to consider NU.  I'm considering NU (I didn't apply to BC because I wasn't really seriously considering Boston) over some better ranked schools because it is really different and looks really interesting, but if you're looking for the big $ you'll have an easier time at BC without a doubt, but I don't think any doors are really closed to you by going to NU, but I could be wrong.

Perrin and Michael, thank you so much for your posts. MichaelK good luck with the pending American.
It really doesn't make much sense to me either, how both schools have the same median LSAT, similar GPA's, and NE is usually higher with their employment and bar passage it must be the grades and the peer assesment or other scores that are lowering the rankings. After all of this, I still feel that NE gives me the best chance to figure out what kind of law I want to practice with the co op program. I am really surprised how there are a lot of people out there deciding between these schools...

Yeah the more and more I read the less I care about US News rankings, they are horribly biased and I don't think very representative, especially on the local level of how well a school is respected.  Northeastern is also one of the few schools that does actively accept people for their "soft factors" and not just by the numbers, which drags down their ranking.  Also American is very very good in a couple of areas so that'll drive up it's ranking, while NE is more of an all around school, with an emphasis in public interest obviously.  I'm visiting both schools this weekend so I'm hoping one really grabs me, otherwise I think I'll be staying in CA.

Choosing the Right Law School / USD sucks
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:18:01 PM »
sorry posted in wrong place

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