UCLA with $ or Michigan?

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UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:19 pm

Still early so I have other schools to hear from, but as of now I'm sitting at almost 50% off at UCLA and no $ at Michigan? Thoughts on which is better? I feel torn right now because I pumped myself up about ucla for a few weeks..but leaning towards Michigan

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby Gooner91 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:20 pm

What/Where do you want to practice?

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:22 pm

Leaning towards intellectual property, ideally in sports & entertainment. Where I want to practice is really up in the air at this point. Although I'd prefer Cali over NYC.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby californiauser » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:25 pm

Michigan hasn't given out complete scholarship information, this is a bit premature. UMich for big law by a large margin, though.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:27 pm

californiauser wrote:Michigan hasn't given out complete scholarship information, this is a bit premature. UMich for big law by a large margin, though.


First of all, love the avatar.

I don't anticipate anything from Michigan. I'm 25% LSAT and >75% gpa

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:35 pm

omzster67 wrote:Leaning towards intellectual property, ideally in sports & entertainment.

Uh oh.

OP: if your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. NY/other big law.
3. Other CA options.

Then Michigan.

If your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. Other CA options.
3. NY/other big law.

Then UCLA.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:52 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Leaning towards intellectual property, ideally in sports & entertainment.

Uh oh.

OP: if your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. NY/other big law.
3. Other CA options.

Then Michigan.

If your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. Other CA options.
3. NY/other big law.

Then UCLA.


Not really sure if this qualifies as an uh oh moment..I'm pretty stoked about this it's a great "problem" to have. Anyways, thanks that does help.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby kershka » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:58 pm

omzster67 wrote:
californiauser wrote:Michigan hasn't given out complete scholarship information, this is a bit premature. UMich for big law by a large margin, though.


First of all, love the avatar.

I don't anticipate anything from Michigan. I'm 25% LSAT and >75% gpa

Michigan has been weird with scholarship money this cycle. I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. Give it until the end of the month at least and for now, just bask in your acceptances!

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:25 pm

omzster67 wrote:I'm 25% LSAT and >75% gpa

I can think of one way to help with your money problems.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby riverwater » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:55 pm

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby BLUERUFiO » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:21 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
omzster67 wrote:I'm 25% LSAT and >75% gpa

I can think of one way to help with your money problems.

I like this. It's a playful way to give the TLS line.

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:22 pm

riverwater wrote:
omzster67 wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Leaning towards intellectual property, ideally in sports & entertainment.

Uh oh.

OP: if your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. NY/other big law.
3. Other CA options.

Then Michigan.

If your preference ranking is:
1. CA big law.
2. Other CA options.
3. NY/other big law.

Then UCLA.


Not really sure if this qualifies as an uh oh moment..I'm pretty stoked about this it's a great "problem" to have. Anyways, thanks that does help.


Pretty sure AntipodeanPhil--by the way, AP, I admire your work in the Personal Statements forum--was referring to your career goals.


Care to elaborate?

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:03 am

omzster67 wrote:Care to elaborate?

I was indeed referring to your career goals. In most cases, when people say they're going to law school to practice "sports and entertainment law," that means they're going to law school for all the wrong reasons.

Two main problems: (1) wanting to meet famous people is not a good reason to get a JD; (2) there are almost no jobs in sports and entertainment law, and they generally go to people with connections, people with relevant work experience before law school, or the occasional very lucky Harvard grad.

That said, I don't mean to be a douche. You did write "intellectual property, ideally in sports & entertainment," and obviously IP is an area people actually get jobs in. Plus, you've got in to great schools, so I'm sure you'll be fine whatever happens. And it doesn't hurt to dream!

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Re: UCLA with $ or Michigan?

Postby omzster67 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:07 am

No worries, completely understandable. I've done my due diligence and worked to make some good connections that will help out in the future. Definitely doesn't hurt to "dream", but make no mistake I don't want to do it because I watched Entourage.




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