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- Luis Gomez
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BLAKE_REMKUS wrote:Yes, I am seeking to attend law school in the future. That may sound vague, but right now I am about to graduate with a B.B.A. from an SEC school and really trying to focus on finishing up. I want to establish residency in California and then, after 366 days of proven residency, be considered a "California resident." This, in order to hopefully attend a UC law school and get in-state (35k v 45k). I think if I apply to (in order of desire to go there, starting the the highest desire) UC-Irvine, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, I might have a decent shot at at least one.
Actually, I have to save up money first but I think it is smart to go ahead and get residency as soon as possible. Any tips or advice? On finding a job or law school?
Basically, it seems there are a lot of smart people on here so I wanted to run these ideas by ya'll.
#1 Getting a P.O. Box. Mailboxes etc. offers these with a real street address. See link http://www.mailboxesetclocal.com/1932/map.htm So in L.A. are juxtaposed in interesting enclaves of town such as this location bordering Orange and Los Angeles counties in Long Beach. Does any one use this firm? Can one create a unique address and if so under what parameters? Can it be used for a drivers license?
#2 Getting an online M.B.A. from Florida Tech University (10-20k?). In management, marketing or accounting & finance. Are these worth it? Any personal experiences? How about a certificate from say, Notre Dame? In the mean time, before law school and while I should be saving money, I want to earn a graduate degree because I think my GPA here at my competitive SEC school might not be good enough for UC Irvine (~2.9-3.0). Still not finalized. Any comments, questions or criticism welcome.
Graduate GPA doesn't really help that much.
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Graduate Students are given provisional residency for a year in California. You'll have to change your income tax withholding and a have it read CA for 12 months in order to be eligible for in-state residency for following years. I know this because because I'm about to sue the state to get my back tuition returned to me. MY residency officer screwed up...
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BLAKE_REMKUS wrote:Honestly, I would go to Irvine first over any of those others, so if I have a shot there great and I will work hard to study for LSAT.
Well, maybe not UCB or UCLA but might as well try all. Near 3.0 GPA at UGA, Int'l Business/Business Management/Spanish, well-traveled. Still giving this a shot, any tips?
Why California? Why not just stay at UGA?
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