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Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:32 pm
by Kring345
arlandria831 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:You don't need to spend $100 on each app. Many of the schools will waive your app fee and you'll only have to pay $16.


My fee waiver got denied. I'm working on an appeal (which takes a while I heard) so I went ahead and submitted some of my applications and will be contacting the schools directly.

Not LSAC fee waiver. Individual fee waivers from schools.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:36 pm
by IAFG
arlandria831 wrote:Does everyone else feel the same way? That applying is a hopeless cause since I'm taking the December LSAT? Way to kill my dreams:( but I'm still gonna take my chance.

Your dreams hinge on graduating in 2015?

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:41 pm
by arlandria831
IAFG wrote:
arlandria831 wrote:Does everyone else feel the same way? That applying is a hopeless cause since I'm taking the December LSAT? Way to kill my dreams:( but I'm still gonna take my chance.

Your dreams hinge on graduating in 2015?

That was me being sarcastic. Sorry if it wasn't clear enough.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:48 pm
by IAFG
I think the stigma of re-taking is starting to wear off, but you should be aware that there still is one, especially for HYS. I really, really urge you not to take it yet.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:35 am
by notaznguy
SilverE2 wrote:
crit_racer wrote:you don't even need a 175. Just study your ass off and get upper 160s and you can probably get into Boalt and definitely into UCLA, USC, Davis, and Hastings. Do not go to law school unless it is at Harvard with a full scholly Stanford, Berkely, Davis, Hastings, UCLA, or USC.


FIFY.

/sarcasm

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:23 am
by PDaddy
lrslayer wrote:
crit_racer wrote:you don't even need a 175. Just study your ass off and get upper 160s and you can probably get into Boalt and definitely into UCLA, USC, Davis, and Hastings. Do not go to school in Cali unless it is at Stanford, Berkely, Davis, Hastings, UCLA, or USC.

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Irvine might be worth it, as well. I think that school will wind up in the top-20.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:33 am
by calilaw
PDaddy wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
crit_racer wrote:you don't even need a 175. Just study your ass off and get upper 160s and you can probably get into Boalt and definitely into UCLA, USC, Davis, and Hastings. Do not go to school in Cali unless it is at Stanford, Berkely, Davis, Hastings, UCLA, or USC.

this


Irvine might be worth it, as well. I think that school will wind up in the top-20.


Irvine is certainly shaping up to be an excellent school, but expecting it to fall in the top 20? Really?

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:10 pm
by SilverE2
PDaddy wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
crit_racer wrote:you don't even need a 175. Just study your ass off and get upper 160s and you can probably get into Boalt and definitely into UCLA, USC, Davis, and Hastings. Do not go to school in Cali unless it is at Stanford, Berkely, Davis, Hastings, UCLA, or USC.

this


Irvine might be worth it, as well. I think that school will wind up in the top-20.


There's no way, who do you think it will knock out? There are too many fairly established schools in the T20. Fordham, GW, ND, Emory, BU, Davis, Boston College. I really don't see a brand new law school taking a spot among those schools.

I think it will debut in the T40 or 50, MAYBE upper 30s.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:15 pm
by zanda
arlandria831 wrote:So... go big or go home??? Meaning 100% NO to applying even to at least one safety school??

The safer option is to not consider anything ranked lower than USC.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:37 am
by calilaw
zanda wrote:
arlandria831 wrote:So... go big or go home??? Meaning 100% NO to applying even to at least one safety school??

The safer option is to not consider anything ranked lower than USC.


It's not all about ranking of the school. Consider financial aid and location too. I turned down USC @ 30k per year because I got significantly more money at a marginally lower ranked school in an area I love.

Re: I need help on California schools

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:56 am
by SchopenhauerFTW
hdivschool wrote:Keep studying for the LSAT and apply to Stanford.

Or 'settle' for Berkeley.