Loyola Law School Class of 2014

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:56 pm

smittelman6 wrote:Hi all! I'm complete, sitting tight and keeping my fingers crossed :)

My top two choices right now are Loyola and USD-- I really want to do juvenile or family law. Money will most likely end up being a huge factor for me... for anyone who has started browsing apartments in the area (non-ghetto preferably), do you think it's out of control?

It seems like, from what I've heard, kids in SD are paying between 650-900 a month for a very decent apartment in a nice area, some with amenities (gym pool etc). I know that's out of the question in LA, but should I be expecting to pay 1k a month? Or is it a little bit more reasonable... My biggest worry financially is COL...

Rent for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in "non-ghetto" areas in LA will go from about 1100-2000/month. A studio can go from about 700-1200/month. 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms go for about 1500-3000/month. These are all pretty big ranges, but it varies a lot depending on the specific location and amenities and "niceness" of the unit/bldg itself. Also, these are just my estimates from what I have personally seen. Obviously, if you have roommate(s), you'd be paying a smaller amount of those rent figures. Browse craigslist and see if anything fits your preferences. Also, COL is figured into the total cost of attendance for federal loans you may receive: http://intranet.lls.edu/financialaid/cost.html. I am sure no one wants to max out on that though, if at all avoidable.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby NoleinNY » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:04 pm

FYI: LLS has a classifieds webpage for law students looking for apartments and roommates. I know a few people who met their current roommates this way and are happy with it. Congrats to you all, and hope to see you guys in the fall.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby tlc » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:10 am

So, who here is planning to go to any of the "Admitted Students" events? LLS sent me some email about some upcoming events, and I think they have an actual "Admitted Students" day event coming up soon.

Which event?

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:13 pm

None of the events mentioned in the email really interest me, so I'm not going to be attending any of them. But where did you hear about Admitted Students Day? As far as I know, they haven't given out any information regarding it, besides vague references to that it will happen sometime this Spring. I think last year's was in April or May.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby jwmalone87 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:32 am

Judge Philip Banks wrote:None of the events mentioned in the email really interest me, so I'm not going to be attending any of them. But where did you hear about Admitted Students Day? As far as I know, they haven't given out any information regarding it, besides vague references to that it will happen sometime this Spring. I think last year's was in April or May.

Oh yeah, I remember reading that exact dates should have been posted in January. Can anyone confirm? Way too lazy to dig up my packet right now :)

I desperately want to practice in CA and so far, Loyola and Hastings are the only two West Coasters to accept me. I'm definitely weighing my options...if it wasn't for that damn scholarship stipulation it would be a done deal.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:40 pm

Apparently on the New Admits blog (1/7/11 post) there is mention that the "Admitted Students Preview Day" will take place on April 15th. Maybe that is where we saw that info..?

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby gothamm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:52 am

jpb, are you in?

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:05 pm

gothamm wrote:jpb, are you in?

Yeah. I was actually admitted back in December through ED. Soo, I will definitely be at LLS in the Fall!

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby gothamm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:32 pm

awesome :)


still waiting

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:14 pm

gothamm wrote:awesome :)


still waiting

Waiting's horrible... :? But you applied in mid-Jan., right? So it has been about one month? I'd take a wild guess and say you'll hear back sometime in the next few weeks.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby gothamm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:24 pm

Yeah, mid Jan. I've actually heard back from some decent schools. But loyola is still my top. Going there would be perfect for my situation. I read on the other loyola thread that they are not very prone to negotiating scholarships. This may be a problem :?

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby smittelman6 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:52 pm

gothamm wrote:awesome :)


still waiting


also waiting, also applied mid-jan, and can't go without the 87k. if i get in i will be one happy camper, although i'm still split right now 50/50 between LLS and USD... it's very difficult to guage job prospects between the two since they're in different markets...

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby WinterIsComing » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:42 pm

Anyone try negotiating on scholarships with them yet? I'm wondering how likely they are to increase an 87k scholarship.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:34 am

WinterIsComing wrote:Anyone try negotiating on scholarships with them yet? I'm wondering how likely they are to increase an 87k scholarship.

Not very likely... The scholarships bigger than 87k are essentially full rides (from what I've heard). They only give out a very small handful (think <1% of admits) of full rides. Give negotiating a shot - it's not like they'll take the 87k away from you or anything, so you don't have anything to lose I suppose. Just don't get your hopes up, because they most likely will not go over 87k.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby dangerousminds » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:33 am

Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted so far. I too am in at Loyola!

Is anyone else really concerned about the housing situation? I know I am, especially since I'm from the East Coast.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:28 pm

dangerousminds wrote:Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted so far. I too am in at Loyola!

Is anyone else really concerned about the housing situation? I know I am, especially since I'm from the East Coast.

Thanks and congrats to you too!

What about the housing situation concerns you?

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby patagonia » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:34 am

Any east coasters considering Loyola LA? I'm from California originally, but I've been living on the east coast for over 6 years and feel more like an east coaster than a west coaster... I'm a little nervous about coming back... :O

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby homerless » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:58 pm

Not me, I live East of Loyola, but only by about 20 miles : p

The area hasn't changed too much in 6 years though in my opinion. Have you heard anything from Loyola yet?
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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby patagonia » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:25 pm

homerless wrote:Not me, I live East of Loyola, but only by about 20 miles : p

The area hasn't changed too much in 6 years though in my opinion. Have you head anything from Loyola yet?



Yes, they have accepted me (yay!) and I actually think I'm going to attend. Finally, I won't be living 3,000 miles away from my family! Does anyone have any tips on housing/ areas of town to live in? I only know kid stuff-(ie museums, beaches, concerts, etc...) nothing helpful as an adult!

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby homerless » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:53 pm

I heard K-town is OK...not sure about nowadays though

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby jesss » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:05 pm

pretty sure i will be seeing you guys in the fall! anyone have more info on asd? i know it's scheduled for 4/15 but that's about it

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby thepete » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:12 pm

K-Town isn't bad since it's in middle of everything (between Santa Monica and Downtown). However, as far as the price goes, it's bit pricey. But then again, everything in LA is pricey these days.. I think finding a roomie is the best way to cut down the rental fee.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:09 pm

jesss wrote:pretty sure i will be seeing you guys in the fall! anyone have more info on asd? i know it's scheduled for 4/15 but that's about it

I don't think they've provided any info on ASD yet. But it's just a month away, so hopefully they do soon!

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby homerless » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:16 am

Sure be nice if I got a decision by then...oh well, that's what I get for applying late I guess.

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Re: Loyola Law School Class of 2014

Postby tlc » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:53 am

Going to be attending the Student Host event tomorrow. For those that are out-of-state and cannot get all the info that they would like or want, are there any questions or requests that I could help you with?




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