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Law School Rankings / Re: golden gate - shocking? statistics
« on: April 07, 2005, 02:03:17 AM »
Yeah I knew someone who flunked out despite killing herself.  She had good grades I believe undergrad and bad LSAT.  They wouldn't give her a second chance or anything despite the fact she improved significantly second semester.  I think its a combination of they prey on people who shouldn't be in law school and will flunk out while getting some tuition in the process and I think they are very bad at what they do and don't support their students, I would look into another carear rather than go there.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Loyola L.A.
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:52:45 AM »
Yeah but they tell you where to go and it still has to be ok'ed by the school.  It sucks, I've never done the whole loans thing before, gotta talk to Dad, 150K in debt just ain't doable.

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Hey I went to the accepted student's day and I have to admit I was pretty impressed, despite having taken the red eye the night before and being pretty out of it.  It had its boring bits like all things like this, but what I really paid attention was what the students had actually done and I have to say they'd done everything.  The clinical program sounded really interesting and really varied.  There was lots of opportunity to work with professors and get paid for it.  Lots of international sudy abroad programs.  Lots of opportunity to work on the hill.  Four journals and they told you how you got on them.  Tons and tons of student organzations.  I guess when I went I just saw a lot of things I could see myself doing and for once I finally got some specifics, I felt like they really fielded some tough questions too.  The student's also raved about the school (I know they are supposed to) but compared to the other school's I visited I actually beleived them.  They do have a strong PI program, but to be honest they seemed to have anything and everything you could want and lots of students were doing the traditional law route, which is what I would be doing most likely, however I wouldn't mind participating in some PI things in school.  Let me know if you have any questions, the thing was from 9 to 6, they covered everything you could possibly imagine.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Loyola L.A.
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:36:39 AM »
haha damn, you do realize that a full ride doesn't generally include living exspenses right?  (I am right, right?) So most people will need some sort of loan.  And you would do better to get federal loans first as those would probably come close to covering your living exspenses, I assume you still qualify, but you may not with the full ride.  Nonetheless you are I'm sure you qualified for private loans, Loyola will send you something eventually I'm sure.  I don't beleive there are any looming deadlines.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: American and Living in DC
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:03:06 AM »
I guess I don't have huge concerns about the area, so much as I really like California.  I know it is close to the South so I don't know how that will be, but I'm not that worried about it.  I guess I just really like CA people are more friendly and its a lot more laid back.  Ahh don't tell me about not dating in law school I'm trying to convince myself I will have some sort of social life in law school.  I am definitely leaving towards American, it's just hard to leave all teh sun behind.  I'm living in Santa Barbara at teh moment and when I got back the other day from teh east coast it was just perfect and I was like I don't want to leave this!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: American or Cardozo?
« on: April 07, 2005, 12:26:55 AM »
As far as getting a job outside of DC from American, I asked teh admissions guy and he said that it was definitely doable especially if you worked towards it as in getting internships, applying early, making contacts.  If you graduate and suddenly decide to move a lot more difficult, but if its a goal you have in mind while you're in school there is alot you can do to make it happen.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: American and Living in DC
« on: April 07, 2005, 12:21:23 AM »
Yeah I'm a girl so the whole 60/40 thing is a little discouraging.  I'm hoping that all the universities in the area will give me a chance to meet more guys, but I don't know what its like in law school socializing with people outside your school.  I was an art history major so I was basically in a class with all girls and a couple gay guys.  It wasn't bad just left a lot to be desired in the dating department and I'll definitely be single when I move to DC.

Yeah when I visited AU they said that the week before two supreme court justices and CSPAN had been there.  There definitely seems to be a lot going on, which is something i really liked.  I think if I go there, I will have a lot of opportunities I just won't get anywhere else.

There has to be something special about Loyola right? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USC vs Loyola $$$
« on: April 06, 2005, 10:37:44 PM »
The other thing you might want to think about is the competition is going to be a little less stiff as Loyola (I am assuming) and you are more likely to be at the top of your class or at least higher ranked than you would be at USC (this is all in theory).  And there is a train of thought that unless its harvard its better to be at the top of a class at a slightly lesser school than to be lost in the crowd at a slightly better school.  It's also all about where you think you will excel, if you think you will learn better, be happier at USC then its probably better to be there otherwise Loyola in a heartbeat.  With interest I highly doubt you'll ever make that 100K back.

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Where should I go next fall? / American and Living in DC
« on: April 06, 2005, 10:13:20 PM »
I pretty much had decided on Loyola until I visited American and now I love it, but I still have big reservations about moving to the other side of the country and I love California and don't want to leave, but I can't quite make that my only reason to stay.  Is American as great as it sounds (and I know some of you hate American, but with all their clinics, study abroad, journals, working on the hill and massive list of classes it really appealed to me) and will DC be a pain to live in?  I'm really torn.  Kind of leaning towards American, but part of me is having a hard time accepting I may never come back to California (there is a pretty good chance that after I established myself in DC I wouldn't want to get up and move).  And while Loyola is a good school I can't think of anything really great about it, programs, etc..  Opinions please!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: American (WCL) or UMaryland?
« on: April 05, 2005, 01:47:43 AM »
I went to the accepted student's day and they have an amazing amount of things going on at the school.  I really liked the environment too.  So far I have to say it's been the only school that I've gone to and was like there are all these things I want to do here.  I'm not positive I want to move to the other coast, but I think American is my #1 at the moment.

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