Southern California Schools

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Per year

USC $0
2
13%
UCLA $0
8
50%
Irvine $25k
2
13%
Pepperdine $50k + $5k
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

Scuppers
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Southern California Schools

Postby Scuppers » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:49 pm

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Vincent
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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby Vincent » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:52 pm

Scuppers wrote:Pdine is 50k plus 5k yearly living stipend.

I'm okay with state/fed gov work, but if I'm unemployed I'd rather not have 300k debt.

I'm aware none of these are good options, but that's not the question. (Outside of South Cal not an option. Retake not an option.)


I'll let someone else do the usual honours, but generally we'd be able to help you a bit more if you posted total cost of attendance (as opposed to $$$ given).

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby BigZuck » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Retake

Also, do everything requested of you in the sticky at the top of this forum so our retake responses are based on a fuller sense of why you need to retake.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby 03152016 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:17 pm

Scuppers wrote:I'm okay with state/fed gov work, but if I'm unemployed I'd rather not have 300k debt.

You're okay with gov work? Are you saying that's your goal or a fallback? Also, why is retaking not an option?

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby 03152016 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:17 pm

BigZuck wrote:Also, do everything requested of you in the sticky at the top of this forum so our retake responses are based on a fuller sense of why you need to retake.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby Scuppers » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:47 pm

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby BigZuck » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:53 pm

BigZuck wrote:do everything requested of you in the sticky at the top of this forum so our retake responses are based on a fuller sense of why you need to retake.


This

If you refuse to give us any more info then I think the only sensible decision is to not go to law school.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby Scuppers » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:25 pm

Original post has been updated. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby BigZuck » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Whelp- Pepperdine seems ok if you're cool with a small firm and the risk of never actually practicing law and having a three year gap on your resume.

Everything else is too expensive, IMO.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:17 pm

If you are taking out loans for USC and UCLA with $0 scholarship, they will be substantially more expensive then that after capitalization. Think $200K+.

ETA: unless of course you are living at home, since you're from LA.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby Scuppers » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:45 pm

jbagelboy wrote:If you are taking out loans for USC and UCLA with $0 scholarship, they will be substantially more expensive then that after capitalization. Think $200K+.

ETA: unless of course you are living at home, since you're from LA.


Yeah, just tuition, books, gas, and loan interest.

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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:51 am

I feel like you should be able to get some money out of USC or UCLA. After doing so I'd go to whichever is cheapest.

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twenty
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Re: Southern California Schools

Postby twenty » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:14 am

If you absolutely must be in California, you basically have three choices:

1) Retake the LSAT until you get into Berkeley / Go out of state to a T14 and try and make your way back to CA.
2) Go to a regional school for free and gun like hell (i.e, "network") for shitlaw/a small firm that pays 40k-50k.
3) Don't go to law school.

edit> On the other hand, if you can swing UCLA/USC with a good scholarship, there's certainly a chance you'll get biglaw, but I would be prepared to very quickly change course if your 1L grades aren't good.




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