GT, USC or Hastings

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Georgetown, USC or Hastings

Georgetown
12
36%
USC
15
45%
Hastings
6
18%
 
Total votes: 33

lawstudentyoohoo
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GT, USC or Hastings

Postby lawstudentyoohoo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:41 pm

I am a California tier 2 law school student, and I want to practice in SF bay area if possible because my family live here.
I have been admitted to the three law schools above.
Currently I think Georgetown is the best option because I also consider going for academia after practicing for a while.
However, I am not sure if GT offers strong job placement in California, so some friends suggest me to consider USC and Hastings too.
Any thought?
Thank you!

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ilovesf
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:45 pm

You'd be crazy to go to Hastings instead of either of your other options. I don't know about USC v gt for bay area placement though.

Reprisal
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby Reprisal » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:12 pm

Georgetown is slightly better at placing graduates nationally, but I think USC is your best bet for California.

USC has a very extensive alumni network at the best firms in California. GULC has people here, too, but not as many.

Then again, if you'd like Government externships/school year opportunities, GULC is a great choice.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0629161019

TLSwag
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby TLSwag » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:56 pm

Agree with above poster, can't really help with GT v. USC - prob USC given your goals of Cali, but I can't say that with 100% surety.

You should 100% write off Hastings in the equation though. just look at placement stats

lawstudentyoohoo
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby lawstudentyoohoo » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:29 pm

TLSwag wrote:Agree with above poster, can't really help with GT v. USC - prob USC given your goals of Cali, but I can't say that with 100% surety.

You should 100% write off Hastings in the equation though. just look at placement stats



Thank you for your input. However, I made it to participate in GULC's OCI , while USC's OCI bidding deadline passed before I received the admission letter. Should I take this into consideration too?

de5igual
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby de5igual » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:34 pm

lawstudentyoohoo wrote:
TLSwag wrote:Agree with above poster, can't really help with GT v. USC - prob USC given your goals of Cali, but I can't say that with 100% surety.

You should 100% write off Hastings in the equation though. just look at placement stats



Thank you for your input. However, I made it to participate in GULC's OCI , while USC's OCI bidding deadline passed before I received the admission letter. Should I take this into consideration too?


obviously. that was the whole point of transferring right?

TLSwag
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby TLSwag » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:35 pm

f0bolous wrote:
lawstudentyoohoo wrote:
TLSwag wrote:Agree with above poster, can't really help with GT v. USC - prob USC given your goals of Cali, but I can't say that with 100% surety.

You should 100% write off Hastings in the equation though. just look at placement stats



Thank you for your input. However, I made it to participate in GULC's OCI , while USC's OCI bidding deadline passed before I received the admission letter. Should I take this into consideration too?


obviously. that was the whole point of transferring right?


haha this. c'mon man! i think u just made ur decision.

rad lulz
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:40 pm

People don't generally go into academia after years of practice, unless it's as an adjunct. You're just not gonna have time to produce academic legal writing that people actually want to read.

lawstudentyoohoo
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby lawstudentyoohoo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:30 pm

I decide to go to Georgetown.

Thanks, everyone!

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Lasers
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Re: GT, USC or Hastings

Postby Lasers » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:16 pm

lawstudentyoohoo wrote:I decide to go to Georgetown.

Thanks, everyone!

good choice. gulc places fairly well in CA and since you made it to their OCI it's a fairly easy choice.




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