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I was planning on going to Chapman but I just got off the WL at Southwestern & now I'm not sure which school to attend. Which law school (in your opinions) has a better reputuation and better job opportunities after graduation? I'm impressed by the firms that OCI at Southwestern but I also know it's the 4th best school in LA and Chapman is the best school in Orange County. I've also heard Southwestern is really really competitive environment while Chapman seems more laid back.

Which school would you choose if you were me? I don't want to go into big law but I also want to make sure I have the most opportunities after graduation. I'd most likely want to practice in Orange County & I am interested in family law & employment law primarily.

Please help. Any info/advice/suggestions would be great. Thanks!  :)

Wait List / Re: San Diego WL
« on: July 21, 2006, 08:48:39 PM »
How were you guys notified that you were removed from the WL?

Wait List / Re: San Diego WL
« on: July 21, 2006, 02:37:56 PM »
I just got accepted to the part time program. :-)

I also know someone else that just got accepted to the full time program. Apparently they are still accepting people off the waitlist. Good luck!

Law, what were your numbers if you don't mind me asking? I'm still waiting for USD PT...

My vote: Don't do it.

Personally, I don't care if people have tattoos, and I think most LDS folks and young people in general don't find them to be too much of a big deal. However, after your three years are up, you are not going to spill into the legal world with a bunch of 20-somethings. You're gonna be working with people twice your age or even the same age as our parents. With this comes a generational difference of opinions about tattoos - especially when it comes to women. Sure, you can say right now that you don't want to work in a place that's going to 'judge me for my tat' - but you may not feel as dismissive in four or five years.

Even if you could cover it up at work, you never know when that big event is going to come up (co-workers weddings, formal occasions, etc) where your badge or pride may be on full display. For conservative and/or older folk, it may not be something that they will outright hold against you, but it may change their impression of you. And for someone coming out into the workforce with a very large bar number, you need every ounce of respect you can collect.

Even at school, I will hear a student say on occasion, "Oh, did you see that big tattoo on her arm/ stomach? etc. In my opinion, this is coming from most of the *squares* that you will meet in law school - but the reality is that tattoos don't always make a favorable impression on everyone or in every industry. As a fellow Californian, I will say that things are a bit more relaxed... not all judges are going to ream your for wearing open toed shoes or forgetting to sport some nylons, and there are more open-minded professionals in the area. However, the social climate will vary from firm to firm and I think it would suck to have a tattoo or a piercing limit your opportunities after working your butt off for three years.

The choice is yours. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET A TRAMP STAMP!!!

I agree with this as well.

No one said corporate culture was "fair" and I think getting large and/or visible tattoos is a terrible idea when you're going into LS.  Why put yourself in the position to be discriminated against when you can do something (or NOT do something) to help avoid it?

Personally I'm not a big fan of tattoos anyway, but purely on a professional level, whether you like it or not, you MUST worry about what others (bosses, coworkers, clients) think about you... your work, your appearance, how you carry yourself, etc.  It might not be fair, but it's how things are in the professional world.  Feel free to get the tattoo, but don't act surprised if you get stiffed or passed over b/c of it.


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

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?   :-[

Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 07:28:52 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. :)

Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 07:25:50 PM »
Everybody withdrew today (well, the two of us.)

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

Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at Loyola-LA
« on: July 17, 2006, 07:24:12 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.


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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