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CindyLarson84
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Loyola transfers

Postby CindyLarson84 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:17 am

Did Loyola send out any emails acknowledging applications received or status checkers?

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autumnaesthetic
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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby autumnaesthetic » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Loyola Los Angeles has periodically emailed me about receiving documents over the past few weeks, but I sent my app in a while back because I'm abroad. No status checker as far as I know, at least through email.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby lawschool8611 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:01 pm

I only received one email at the beginning of June saying my app wasn't complete. Last week, I called and she said they would begin reviewing the first batch of apps this week and all decisions would be provided by mail.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby RockyMtnLvr » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:43 pm

Has anyone heard anything?

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Birdman » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:47 pm

Nothing... sent in my app at the beginning of June. Got into USD, so I wouldn't attend Loyola anyways though.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby 071816 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:48 pm

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby autumnaesthetic » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:23 am

Birdman wrote:Nothing... sent in my app at the beginning of June. Got into USD, so I wouldn't attend Loyola anyways though.


I'm curious as to why admission to USD precludes choosing Loyola, mostly because I might face the same decision.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Birdman » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:34 am

I currently attend Thomas Jefferson in San Diego, so moving to LA for Loyola when I got into USD wouldn't much sense considering they're similarly ranked schools. Not having to move would be nice.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:28 am

Birdman wrote:I currently attend Thomas Jefferson in San Diego, so moving to LA for Loyola when I got into USD wouldn't much sense considering they're similarly ranked schools. Not having to move would be nice.


If you get into LLS, I think you should go. I think LLS is pulling ahead of USD. USD grads really laid an egg on the July 2010 bar exam.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby lawschool8611 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:28 am

In at Pepperdine but waiting on Loyola...which one would you choose?

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:47 am

lawschool8611 wrote:In at Pepperdine but waiting on Loyola...which one would you choose?


If you look at the curriculums for both schools, I think you will see that LLS has a lot more on offer. That is the benefit of being the larger law school. For example, if you are interested in tax law/policy, LLS is the clear choice. In a few areas, like Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine is better.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby autumnaesthetic » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:24 pm

lawschool8611 wrote:In at Pepperdine but waiting on Loyola...which one would you choose?


Depending on your career goals, I'd also look to see the number of firms that go to OCI at each school; last time I checked, LLS had a significantly higher number.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Shammis » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:36 pm

Danteshek wrote:
Birdman wrote:I currently attend Thomas Jefferson in San Diego, so moving to LA for Loyola when I got into USD wouldn't much sense considering they're similarly ranked schools. Not having to move would be nice.


If you get into LLS, I think you should go. I think LLS is pulling ahead of USD. USD grads really laid an egg on the July 2010 bar exam.


As far as employment prospects go...LLS is your best bet. USD doesnt have THAT much reach outside of SD, and the SD market is a small one to begin with. That being said, a Loyola degree will transfer down to SD much better than a SD will transfer up to LA. My 2 cents, go to Loyola if it is an option, if not USD is a good school but you gotta network like crazy ite to get a job.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby lawschool8611 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:20 pm

Danteshek wrote:
lawschool8611 wrote:In at Pepperdine but waiting on Loyola...which one would you choose?


If you look at the curriculums for both schools, I think you will see that LLS has a lot more on offer. That is the benefit of being the larger law school. For example, if you are interested in tax law/policy, LLS is the clear choice. In a few areas, like Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine is better.


I was thinking Loyola too. I'm not sure what field I want to go into, but I do want the best chance at working for a large firm.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby lawschool8611 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:21 pm

autumnaesthetic wrote:
lawschool8611 wrote:In at Pepperdine but waiting on Loyola...which one would you choose?


Depending on your career goals, I'd also look to see the number of firms that go to OCI at each school; last time I checked, LLS had a significantly higher number.


On LLS website, it says the bidding for Phase I of OCI is closed. Phase II is in September. Does anyone know the difference between the phases?

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:33 pm

If you transfer to Loyola, you will NOT get a 2L SA at a large firm. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Phase I is where all the action is. A few firms come to Phase II, but not nearly as many.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby autumnaesthetic » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:35 pm

Danteshek wrote:If you transfer to Loyola, you will NOT get a 2L SA at a large firm. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Phase I is where all the action is. A few firms come to Phase II, but not nearly as many.


I forgot about their policy of reserving the goodies for the re-enrolling 2Ls

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby lawschool8611 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:38 pm

Danteshek wrote:If you transfer to Loyola, you will NOT get a 2L SA at a large firm. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Phase I is where all the action is. A few firms come to Phase II, but not nearly as many.


Hmmm...maybe I should go to Pepperdine. I don't think there bidding has closed yet.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:22 pm

lawschool8611 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:If you transfer to Loyola, you will NOT get a 2L SA at a large firm. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Phase I is where all the action is. A few firms come to Phase II, but not nearly as many.


Hmmm...maybe I should go to Pepperdine. I don't think there bidding has closed yet.


Basing your decision off OCI is really stupid. You have to come to terms with the reality that you will not be working in a large firm next summer. Gping to Pepperdine over Loyola will not change that. Think about the kind of education you want.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby RockyMtnLvr » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 pm

Does Loyola send decisions via mail only? I am going crazy not hearing anything yet!

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Norwood » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:22 pm

How many firms does Loyola have coming to campus?

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:25 pm

Norwood wrote:How many firms does Loyola have coming to campus?


Not sure. I don't have access to the same list as rising 2Ls.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby stadt » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:34 am

I'm curious as to what some of your numbers are, for those who were admitted to LLS. Anyone from Southwestern transfer?

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:08 pm

stadt wrote:I'm curious as to what some of your numbers are, for those who were admitted to LLS. Anyone from Southwestern transfer?


6 students transferred from Southwestern last year, including me. Top 20 percent should give you a fair shot.

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Re: Loyola transfers

Postby RockyMtnLvr » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Any idea when decisions start coming out??




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