Thanks for the well-wishing Perversely. Yeah, I know that the deadline was the 17th and I think that's why they originally told me to call back Monday. I figured it would take longer than that to sort out deposits and what-not but I just did what the admissions rep told me.
Janey, yeah I really want to go to Loyola just because I want to wind up in LA and my longterm GF is too stubborn to move to SD. Other than that I'm stoked on USD, I think the market is great down there (if I can't get work back in LA) being that its the cream of the crop as far as SD goes. Looking at NALP there are quite a few BIGLAW firms in SD that recruit only out of T-14, UCLA, USC and USD. Also it looks like many Orange county firms split up there recruiting between LA and SD.
As far as scholarships, yeah I was hoping for but didn't get it. I wasn't surprised since I had a 2.9GPA, not exactly something that scholarship committee's look for in a candidate. Unfortunately I don't think you have much of a shot if you were off the waitlist. I would guess that they gave out all the $$ a while ago. But maybe....otherwise you might have to face the cruel reality that I did. My worst case calculation of $50K per year (not including any money earned during the summers) paid back over 10 years with my interest rate came to $225,000 all said and done! Ouch, that's a condo in most parts of the country!
Are you doing anything to prepare (Books or classes) for school?