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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone 1Ls out there who still don't have housing?
« on: July 17, 2006, 06:18:00 PM »
no, thank god.  unless i get off the waitlist at nebraska.

remember, kmart has the best shopping carts, and if youre quick you can take a sponge bath in a church bathroom during the service on sunday

LOL! Thanks Rev.  :D

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Incoming 1Ls / Anyone 1Ls out there who still don't have housing?
« on: July 17, 2006, 06:12:54 PM »
Please make me feel better...I'm starting to get stressed out over the fact that school starts in a month and I haven't started looking or found a place to live. I can't live at home..I'm going to law school 90 minutes away from home. Anyone else in the same boat?   :-[

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 05:28:52 PM »
Everybody withdrew today (well, the two of us.)

Mugato, you withdrew from LLS's WL today? How come?

No.  From Creighton.

Oh, I see. :)

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 05:25:50 PM »
Everybody withdrew today (well, the two of us.)

Mugato, you withdrew from LLS's WL today? How come?

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 05:24:12 PM »
Hey runner89,
No, not really, because the vibe that I was getting from USD made it seem like they were getting annoyed that I was calling even once. Good luck to you.

YES YES YES!!!

The administartion is incompetent and rude. Ive been accepted into the school and everytime i call the school they act as though I am wasting their time. I have called to ask when registration was, and questions concerning paying for tuition. I have been scoffed at, deep breaths and sighs accompany every abswer and I just know they are rolling their eues. bastards, all of them.

I've heard really bad things about the administration at USD. I mean, if this is how they treat prospective, incoming students, imagine how rude they are with current students!!

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funny thing is that they ALL are bad...at least thats what  people think ..who knows if they are..and bar passage rates cant be used a  guide..that just means some schools took in better students to begin with..it says nothing about the quality of the school..cause if harvard students went to whittier and then they  had a high pass rate..would whittier then all sudden be considered a better school even though nothing about the school changed...the rankings and reputation assessments are a scam...

Well I think attrition rate also says a lot about the quality of the school & how happy the students are there. Chapman has the lowest attrition rate of any tier 4 in CA. I think that says about about the school.

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one reason to avoid whittier at all costs; 30% of first yr class forced to fail.  im not saying you'd end up in the 30%, just that you may never know.  And of the 70% who do go on to 2nd yr, only 30% pass the bar.  something is seriously wrong with that school. i doubt the students are that dumb

Great point!

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My thoughts on Whittier:

I didn't like the campus. It felt/looked like a high school more than a law school. The law library is big and spacious however.

It seems likemost Whittier grads get jobs in the public sector (DAs office/Public Defender's office). I don't know what the job opportunities are like for Whittier grad in law firms...from Chapman's stats it seems like the majority of the chapman grads work in the private sector (sometihng like 66%) so I'd be a little worried that the private sector jobs would be taken by Chapman grads.

I did a review on Chapman v. Whittier here: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,55394.0.html

Check it out & let me know if you have any questions. :)

Generally I would say Whittier over Western State, Chapman over Whitter.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L Questions About How Law School Really Works...
« on: July 12, 2006, 05:08:08 PM »
Law school is law school.  The explanation you've given in your question is about as good as any 2 or 3L will likely be able to give you.  What you seem to want to know is what everyone has to experience and/or figure out on their own.

The one thing I'll suggest since you brought it up is this:  you will not be "breezing through" anything anymore.  The worst mistake you can make is underestimating what you need to do to succeed.  Many people who went out every Thursday and Friday night in my class were the ones heard complaining that they didn't do as well as they'd like.  Yes, you have to balance everything, but law school IS NOT undergrad.

You seem to have taken that advice to heart, though, so I'm sure the warning is unnecessary. 


Agreed. But (disclaimer - I'm not in law school yet) I've also heard that overloading yourself with studying doesn't improve your grades also. Especially since a lot of people say there isn't a relationship between the amount of studying one does & how well they do in law school. You need to find a middle ground betwen partying every night & spending every minute of the day studying.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Examples and Explanations and other study aids
« on: July 12, 2006, 04:53:47 PM »
key is to find used.  Most graduating students will look to unload them after they no longer have use for them.

Agreed. And also to find which ones are the most helpful for which subjects. A law student was telling me that she used E&E for torts but a commercial outline was more helpful for property. So don't buy E&E for all subjects. Talk to the 2Ls and 3Ls at your school and find out which study aids are best for which subjects.

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