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Hey what kind of laptop does everyone have or is getting?  And does anyone know if the USD classrooms have outlets to plug their laptops into to take notes?  Thanks guys, hope everyone has a nice and safe Memorial Day weekend

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I lived in Univeristy City for a little while back when I went to UCSD, and its not bad, lots of families and stuff in the area i lived.  the housing is a little older, but decent condition and it definitely wasn't super loud or anything.  As far as nightlife goes, yeah Pacific Beach and gaslamp are bothe pretty close and definiteyl a farily cheap taxi ride awy from USD and even University City area.  And rm, i resent the all USD kids are nerds comment, true a pretty solid amount, but not all of us. :P

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UC Hastings Vs. San Diego
« on: May 10, 2005, 05:46:38 PM »
I think if you want to and you know for sure you want to be in San Diego, I personally would go with USD.  I got into SD and was waitlisted at Hastings but I think that even had i gotten into Hastings I would have gone to USD cuz i wanted to live in San Diego.  Its a tough choice based on ranking, but since USD is the main respected law school and the only top 100 law school in San Diego, most of the firms hire a ton of USD grads and the name goes a really long way in San Diego.  I had a friend who just graduated Hastings and she moved down to the OC and it took her forever to find a job and she is now working 100 hours a week doing worker's comp law at a mid sized firm.  I know this is only one anecdotal story, but I think USD will carry you farther and youwill make many more connections in San Diego than Hastings.  Of course, if you think you may want to go anywhere else, go with Hastings.  Im with you though, I went to UCSD and have lived back in LA for the past 5 years, and I dont know why I ever left.  I cant wait to move back down to San Diego

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Usd's seat deposit dates are 150 dollars on April 1 and 500 by june 1.  I doubt there is a waitlist fee, maybe the 650 number u heard is just the first 2 deposits for accepted applicants.  Good luck to everyone

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Headed to USD?..Who are you and where are you from?
« on: April 29, 2005, 04:01:16 PM »
Awesome, nice to see all these people going to USD.  yeah shortct, Ryon is right, i think San Diego was truly paradise, im counting the days till i get to move back.
AZ- When do u have to make your final decision?  Where do u think you are going to be buying a house at?  i may be intersted in roommates,im still looking into my options down there.  When is everyone planning on moving down?

Is there anyone on this board going full time?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Headed to USD?..Who are you and where are you from?
« on: April 29, 2005, 12:36:45 PM »
Hi shortckt.  Yeah, i forgot how the traffic was, i mean compared to LA, its nothing.  del Mar is really nice, obviously so is La Jolla but you are pretty much looking at million plus if you want to buy something.  I would try Mira Mesa and University City.  they are both pretty close to campus and to Del MAr, they are right next to La Jolla but a little more inland so its a lot cheaper.  Plus there are a lot of single family homes out there.  The housing market in Southern california is i think at its peak right now, so my advice would be to rent for a little while and wait for the prices to go down. 

Yeah, i feel old because i was running this week and i messed up my knee just from jogging, never would have happened when i was younger.  Sucks, but oh well.  Good luck with your househunt tho, oh and i think linda vista i forgot too, which is right by campus, isnt too expensive

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Headed to USD?..Who are you and where are you from?
« on: April 29, 2005, 11:04:07 AM »
Hey shortckt
Good idea with this thread, a little about me.

I will be FT.
Went to school at UC San Diego but have been living back up in Los Angeles the past 5 years, am really excited to get back down to San Diego, you guys are in for a treat living there.
I will turn 27 a month into law school, so im starting to feel old too.
No wife or attachments yet
Yeah, i got a really good vibe form the students and incoming students when i visted there so i can't wait to move.
I am looking at places in Mission Valley, fashion Valley, Claremont, Linda Vista, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Ocaen Beach and maybe downtown.  Luckily out there theres not a huge amount of traffic so if you live anywehre within 10 m iles of campus, which all those places are, your commute will be very small.  Where are u looking?
When are you guys planning on moving to SD?  If you have any questions about San Diego the city, I could prolly answer a lot of them

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How do I know if I am in?
« on: April 21, 2005, 01:06:28 PM »
Definitely call cuz I sent my deposit into San Diego through priorty mail and with a delivery confirmation which i confirmed online as April 12th and i called today to confirm and the admissions office said they had no record of it and it must have gotten lost in the mail.  Im really glad I called, otherwise i may not have been going to law school this fall.  Now i have to go send out another check.  Annoying.

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Yeah, best of luck Ambs, I really hope you get in but at least it sounds like you really felt a connection with USF so in the fall you will definitely go to a law school you like, regardless.  Thats how I felt, i really fell in love with USD and after that, I still had hopes up for getting into higher schools but when ultimately I didn't get in, i wasnt too disappointed at all. And just think, soon this whole stressful application process will be over.  Good luck

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Ambs I bought examples & explantions torts and civil procedure.  I'm about halfway through the torts book and I think its been very helpful in just giving me a very basic understnding of what i am going to be learning next year.  Also the hypotheticals at the end of each chapter are really good, i've been writing them all out and I think it is going to alleviate a little of the uncertainty and msytery when i go into class next year.  I think i only paid like 15-20 bucks per book on amazon.com, i bought them slightly used.

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