USC versus UCLA

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Which School?

UCLA
46
74%
USC
16
26%
 
Total votes: 62

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James Bond
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USC versus UCLA

Postby James Bond » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:22 am

So there are a number of schools that I really don't know how one would chose between. Just for the hell of it, either with no money from either or full rides from either, which one would you pick and why?

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby DOOM » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:50 am

i really don't think much has changed recently in the debate over USC vs. UCLA. so i think previous threads on this subject are reasonable sources to check out.

That being said, I would personally pick UCLA for the better (safer) location within the city and probably for better clerkship/academia placement.

Personally, I think USC is a better bet in terms of biglaw placement, i think its better for LA, and its better for many other major legal markets including Silicon Valley and Chicago. (I did my own number crunching to come to this conclusion, but in the end, its just an attempt at an educated guess).

UCLA still comes out cheaper if you can manage to get in-state tuition during your 2L and 3L years. I think a combination of the westwood location and typically lower tuition is what keeps UCLA ahead of USC in the rankings, but USC has kept up despite its shortcomings.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby bk1 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:02 am

They seem to be peers. For the past few years of available NLJ250 placement, the winner bounces back and forth between them (one year USC is ahead, another year UCLA is ahead) so I feel that it is hard to definitely say one is stronger for biglaw than the other. If somebody has trend data for a 5-10 years that definitively gives one an advantage then I might lean towards that school.

In the end, if scholarships don't sway you one way or the other, I think it comes down to visiting both of the schools picking the one you feel better with.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby cardinalandgold » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:08 am

USC!!! I'm not biased at all though :mrgreen:

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby forty-two » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:14 am

I'd pick UCLA for its location, atmosphere, and all around awesomeness. I didn't particularly like USC when I visited, but I can see why people do. They're both great schools, so I think it really just comes down to personal preference.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby im_blue » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:39 am

UCLA - more prestige, more portable degree, better location, lower cost

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:45 am

UCLA for location and lay prestige; USC for the rich alums and the oddly ego-saving rejection letter they sent. Bonus points for not having to buy different color clothes for sporting events (Garnet & Gold = Cardinal & Gold). Tough call.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby World B. Free » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 am

USC (just barely.) I think the alumni network is a bit better... just a non California resident's opinion.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby lennonist » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:55 am

UCLA, hands-down. Have acquaintances, friends, and relatives at both.

UCLA>USC because of:

1) Better education
2) Better peers
3) National job opportunities (as opposed to predominantly So-Cal at USC)
4) Better campus
5) Inhabitable periphery (brentwood!)

P.S. U$C incentivizes you with more $, but their tuition is also higher.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby NayBoer » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:07 pm

USC edges for biglaw. UCLA for portability. UCLA for vanity.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:27 pm

UCLA for better academics, better neighborhood, better prestige, tougher admissions standards, better basketball. :wink:

USC for football. :|

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby Mr. Matlock » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:29 pm


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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby djgoldbe » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:47 pm

UCLA for the surrounding area alone - not that there aren't other reasons.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby DerrickRose » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:20 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:USC for football. :|


For the class of 2013, I wouldn't take that as a given.

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby tru » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:41 pm

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby MusicNutMeggie » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:53 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:USC for football. :|


For the class of 2013, I wouldn't take that as a given.


x2

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Come BAAAAACK, Pete!

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby World B. Free » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:41 pm

MusicNutMeggie wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:USC for football. :|


For the class of 2013, I wouldn't take that as a given.


x2

Lane Kiffin is the beginning of failure.


Come BAAAAACK, Pete!


THANKS ALOT, Peter

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:56 pm

uhmm football? USC just lost 14 of their wins because of the investigation and has to cut back 10 schollies a year for three years plus cannot compete in any bowls for the next two years and has to severe contact with bush and mayo.....
so I would not go there for the football

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby Shot007 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:24 pm

I pick UCLA because I like their TLS profile better

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Re: USC versus UCLA

Postby Shot007 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:25 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:uhmm football? USC just lost 14 of their wins because of the investigation and has to cut back 10 schollies a year for three years plus cannot compete in any bowls for the next two years and has to severe contact with bush and mayo.....
so I would not go there for the football

Not to mention they will most likely have to forfeit the BCS championship from 2004....definitely wouldn't go there for football.




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