Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

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LawHelpPlease08
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Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

Postby LawHelpPlease08 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:45 pm

Hey guys I really would love to hear your advice on what to do...

I got accepted to UC Hastings, UC Davis and USD.... Wait-listed at USC

I almost got a full ride to USD (75%) and wanted to know what anyone thinks I should do. I did not get any money from any of the other schools listed. I am from the Bay Area, do not mind any of the locations and would most likely leave the other schools for USC if I in.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks guys.

Mal Reynolds
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Re: Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:49 pm

Retake and reapply. I wouldn't go to USD if they gave me a full ride. Hastings and Davis at sticker is insane. I also wouldn't go to USC for sticker which is what you're looking at off the waitlist.

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Re: Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

Postby LawHelpPlease08 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:48 pm

Ha..so where would you go?...and for what sticker price. The schools ranked better than USC are all really cheap..

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Re: Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:31 pm

If you're asking where my personal minimum would be, probably lower Top14 with a half to full scholarship. But the options you have right now are terrible. So hypotheticals are kind of pointless. Just retake the LSAT

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Re: Law admission advice USD/Hastings/UC Davis /USC

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Op. it is certifiably insane to go to Davis or Hastings at sticker. Sorry, there's just no other way of putting it. It's a bad, bad idea.
As Mal has already pointed out, USD is also just a terrible school and even if it were free the opportunity costs of not going far outweigh going. With any level of debt (and COL alone will be 60k+) it's also not a real option.

Study from now until October and retake the LSAT. Use the prep forum on this site as a guide, it will help you tremendously. Then come back a year later and tell your success story :)

Eta: I also would not go to USC at sticker. Focus on retaking.




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