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somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:03 am

I'm in at UCI with 90k, in at davis(no offer yet since recently admitted), and waitlisted at UCLA(haven't heard from USC yet)

I'm from SoCal and would probably end up practicing somewhere in cali preferably. I do also have an itch to move away though.

So..

UCI at 90k
UC Davis at 60-75k (let's assume they give me money)
UCLA/USC at sticker(let's assume they admit me with no money)

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby barneytrouble » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:26 am

let's not

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:06 am

barneytrouble wrote:let's not

you are SO cool bro!

I specifically posted it was hypothetical so I didn't hear from cool guys like you

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby Bronck » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:08 am

And you thought that would convince people to suddenly partake in the hypothetical?

Just be patient. Everyone is antsy to pick a school, but just wait until you get actual $...

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:14 am

Bronck wrote:And you thought that would convince people to suddenly partake in the hypothetical?

Just be patient. Everyone is antsy to pick a school, but just wait until you get actual $...

I assumed this was a forum where people answered hypotheticals. Either way you're right.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 am

paulshortys10 wrote:let's assume

I would never make an ass out of you and me

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby barneytrouble » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:30 am

paulshortys10 wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:let's not

you are SO cool bro!

I specifically posted it was hypothetical so I didn't hear from cool guys like you


that doesn't make it any less pointless

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:37 am

Forgive me everyone, I had no idea I had committed the worst sin on TLS. My apologies if I hurt anyone

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby nsbane » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:33 am

paulshortys10 wrote:Forgive me everyone, I had no idea I had committed the worst sin on TLS. My apologies if I hurt anyone


I can forgive ... but I can never forget.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby MissyJRA177 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:25 pm

Don't worry, you're not the first to innocently post a hypothetical and get torn up for it. Other than that, I can't be much help because I'm not very familiar with the CA schools/system. Good luck!

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby PARTY » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:40 pm

Grizz wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:let's assume

I would never make an ass out of youu and me


165... right idea but poor execution.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby shredderrrrrr » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:27 pm

I'd help you out (even if it is a hypothetical) without the snarkiness, but I know nothing about west coast schools/employment. Good luck though!

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:29 pm

Are you aiming for LA Biglaw? If so I think the gap in placement between UCLA and UCD is enough to justify attending the former at sticker or near-sticker

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:27 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:I'd help you out (even if it is a hypothetical) without the snarkiness, but I know nothing about west coast schools/employment. Good luck though!


Thanks Berbatov.

And yea I'd like to practice in LA/OC preferably...meaning NorCal is not out of the question either..

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby shredderrrrrr » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:13 am

paulshortys10 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:I'd help you out (even if it is a hypothetical) without the snarkiness, but I know nothing about west coast schools/employment. Good luck though!


Thanks Berbatov.

And yea I'd like to practice in LA/OC preferably...meaning NorCal is not out of the question either..


Holy shit. Someone outside of "The Futbol 2012 Thread" knows who my 'tar is. My new best friend.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:48 am

shredderrrrrr wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:I'd help you out (even if it is a hypothetical) without the snarkiness, but I know nothing about west coast schools/employment. Good luck though!


Thanks Berbatov.

And yea I'd like to practice in LA/OC preferably...meaning NorCal is not out of the question either..


Holy shit. Someone outside of "The Futbol 2012 Thread" knows who my 'tar is. My new best friend.


Bro!....remember? Chicharito>Berbatov

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby shredderrrrrr » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:53 am

paulshortys10 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:I'd help you out (even if it is a hypothetical) without the snarkiness, but I know nothing about west coast schools/employment. Good luck though!


Thanks Berbatov.

And yea I'd like to practice in LA/OC preferably...meaning NorCal is not out of the question either..


Holy shit. Someone outside of "The Futbol 2012 Thread" knows who my 'tar is. My new best friend.


Bro!....remember? Chicharito>Berbatov


Haha I totally forgot about that! Hmmm...maybe not quite my best friend then...

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby butifuldisastr » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:22 am

Take this with a grain of salt, as I'm a 0L and this is from what I've read/researched. I'm from California as well so I've tried to learn what I can about CA schools.

UCI at 90k --> I've heard speculation that once accredited, will rank somewhere in the 20's. Should have a decent network.

UC Davis at 60-75k (let's assume they give me money) --> Although ranked 23rd, people tend to say its peer school is somewhere around Hastings, ranked 40-something. Job prospects are interesting, as a lot of Davis grads compete for Bay area jobs - means competing against Berkeley and Stanfords grads. Tough market.

UCLA/USC at sticker(let's assume they admit me with no money) --> USC's network is strong in LA. I went to undergrad there and can speak for their undergrad business network - pretty amazing. However, if you want a school with a stronger reach to the rest of CA, I would definitely say UCLA. I love USC, but imo, UCLA > USC if you don't necessarily want to work in LA.


Overall:

You can afford sticker and want to stay in CA: UCLA
Don't want to be in debt forever/you're cool with the Orange County (ish) area: UCI

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby kings84_wr » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:53 am

I dont think the trojan network is nearly as strong for the law school, seems more like an Undergrad thing to me. Just my experience but UCLA and USC are at least par in SoCal with UCLA maybe slightly having an advantage.

One thing to be wary of with UCI, I know at least one hiring partner in SoCal who thinks very poorly of the school and won't hire from UCI. I know UCI has been placing pretty well, but its still really hard to project how the hiring will sustain with larger classes.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby mi-chan17 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:06 am

paulshortys10 wrote:I'm in at UCI with 90k, in at davis(no offer yet since recently admitted), and waitlisted at UCLA(haven't heard from USC yet)
...

UCI at 90k
UC Davis at 60-75k (let's assume they give me money)
UCLA/USC at sticker(let's assume they admit me with no money)


I think that assuming you'll get money at Davis is way premature, as is your assumption you'll see no money from USC.

UCI is still giving out boatloads of money because when they opened their law school they budgeted to spend abnormally high amounts on scholarship funds; they know that getting high-caliber applicants to attend a school with no real alumni base that's unaccredited will take money. Davis doesn't have that issue, and from what I've seen over the last few cycles, they are incredibly stingy with money for in-state residents. Maybe they think that in-state tuition is discount enough (it's not), I don't know. Certainly the fact that the UC System is as broke as the rest of our state doesn't help. But I got over $100k from better-ranked schools and nothing from Davis.

USC, on the other hand, is less impacted by CA's budget problems (still impacted, mind you, just less so when it comes to scholarship funds) because it's a private school. They also weren't exceptionally forthcoming with money, as compared to their peers, but they are more likely to offer something than Davis is.

I'd wait until you see what the actual money situation is going to be before you bother putting too much thought into this choice.

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby jerichosm » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:06 pm

At least nobody gave you the standard troll answer:

"Retake and ED to UVA."

I think your hypothetical has substance, and I'd help, if I had any idea about the California schools...good luck though!

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Re: somewhat hypothetical situation

Postby paulshortys10 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:16 pm

mi-chan17 wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:I'm in at UCI with 90k, in at davis(no offer yet since recently admitted), and waitlisted at UCLA(haven't heard from USC yet)
...

UCI at 90k
UC Davis at 60-75k (let's assume they give me money)
UCLA/USC at sticker(let's assume they admit me with no money)


I think that assuming you'll get money at Davis is way premature, as is your assumption you'll see no money from USC.

UCI is still giving out boatloads of money because when they opened their law school they budgeted to spend abnormally high amounts on scholarship funds; they know that getting high-caliber applicants to attend a school with no real alumni base that's unaccredited will take money. Davis doesn't have that issue, and from what I've seen over the last few cycles, they are incredibly stingy with money for in-state residents. Maybe they think that in-state tuition is discount enough (it's not), I don't know. Certainly the fact that the UC System is as broke as the rest of our state doesn't help. But I got over $100k from better-ranked schools and nothing from Davis.

USC, on the other hand, is less impacted by CA's budget problems (still impacted, mind you, just less so when it comes to scholarship funds) because it's a private school. They also weren't exceptionally forthcoming with money, as compared to their peers, but they are more likely to offer something than Davis is.

I'd wait until you see what the actual money situation is going to be before you bother putting too much thought into this choice.


Thanks for your honest answer and also to the others who have given an opinion. Unlike those trolls that take online forum life too seriously.




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