USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:44 pm

TheWalrus wrote:
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Yea All Right wrote:
Where would you prefer to practice, LA or Texas? Do you have ties to either region?



This.

This matters more than ranking when we're dealing with the schools in question. Want to practice in TX; there's your answer. LA? You have it.

Unless you're fairly certain you want to do entertainment law, then I wouldn't make a decision just because it's the most interesting right now.

If you need to, visit both unis and the surrounding cities.


That to be honest is the only thing I do know I'd rather practice in California



Well, then Los Angeles is a great place, and USC is a great school for that. Also, you'll be able to take classes at other schools on campus for your entertainment law emphasis; like at the Cinematic School if you choose to go to CA and practice that.

Just Google "USC entertainment law" and you'll see all if the opportunities.

Out of curiosity, what's your other potential course, if you decide to go to UT? Also, have you visited USC yet?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:40 pm

I haven't visited USC yet, if I go to UT haven't really figured out what I would do there.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby instride91 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:32 pm

So I got USC to increase my scholarship offer from $45k to $60k (over 3 years) by saying that I want to go to USC, but I am still on reserve/hold status for Cornell/Northwestern and I'm waiting to hear back from UCLA. I really do want to go to USC, but I have a feeling that I can get at least $75k from them. If not, Cornell is still one of my top choices. Any thoughts on a second round of negotiations?

I also went ahead and applied to WUSTL and Vanderbilt to see if I can get some scholarship leverage.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:15 pm

It wouldn't hurt to try especially if you can show them some other acceptances.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:02 pm

instride91 wrote:So I got USC to increase my scholarship offer from $45k to $60k (over 3 years) by saying that I want to go to USC, but I am still on reserve/hold status for Cornell/Northwestern and I'm waiting to hear back from UCLA. I really do want to go to USC, but I have a feeling that I can get at least $75k from them. If not, Cornell is still one of my top choices. Any thoughts on a second round of negotiations?

I also went ahead and applied to WUSTL and Vanderbilt to see if I can get some scholarship leverage.



It's really going to depend on what other schools offer you money. Seems you've already leveraged using your numbers and desire to go to USC.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:07 pm

TheWalrus wrote:I haven't visited USC yet, if I go to UT haven't really figured out what I would do there.



Your responses favor you choosing USC over UT at this moment. Maybe you've already made your decision and don't know it yet. You still have time to make a wise one.

How are you going about deciding this? My decision making process definitely takes in the facts around me, but in the end I'll admit to going with what people call "gut feelings."


You'll make the right decision.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby kirbyb » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:40 pm

instride91 wrote:So I got USC to increase my scholarship offer from $45k to $60k (over 3 years) by saying that I want to go to USC, but I am still on reserve/hold status for Cornell/Northwestern and I'm waiting to hear back from UCLA. I really do want to go to USC, but I have a feeling that I can get at least $75k from them. If not, Cornell is still one of my top choices. Any thoughts on a second round of negotiations?

I also went ahead and applied to WUSTL and Vanderbilt to see if I can get some scholarship leverage.



Mind telling me how long they took to get back to you? Just sent a negotiating email a few days ago

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby instride91 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:24 pm

kirbyb wrote:
instride91 wrote:So I got USC to increase my scholarship offer from $45k to $60k (over 3 years) by saying that I want to go to USC, but I am still on reserve/hold status for Cornell/Northwestern and I'm waiting to hear back from UCLA. I really do want to go to USC, but I have a feeling that I can get at least $75k from them. If not, Cornell is still one of my top choices. Any thoughts on a second round of negotiations?

I also went ahead and applied to WUSTL and Vanderbilt to see if I can get some scholarship leverage.



Mind telling me how long they took to get back to you? Just sent a negotiating email a few days ago


They took about 2 days to get back to me.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby samumenco » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:14 pm

Is USC still a valid choice now that they're in free fall on the rankings (barely on the cusp of being a T20 school, trailing behind WUSTL and Emory)?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:22 pm

samumenco wrote:Is USC still a valid choice now that they're in free fall on the rankings (barely on the cusp of being a T20 school, trailing behind WUSTL and Emory)?



Emory is a joke, they hired 20% of their grads and that gave them a massive boost in the rankings. USC has way higher median salary than both and better big law placememt. WUSTL gives great scholarships though. USC>>>WUSTL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>EMORY.
They are benefited from the stupid mistakes USC is making which are that USC does NOT game the median( very low spread between the 25h and 50th) and hires only 5% of its grads. I doubt they will stay higher than USC for more than one or two years especially now that USC will be graduating 20-30 fewer people.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:32 pm

According to Forbes, USC is #6 in median mid-career salaries of alumni.

http://weblaw.usc.edu/news/article.cfm?newsID=4105

Also interesting to note is Santa Clara at #7, I'm guessing that it's because of IP law in the Silicon Valley.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby samumenco » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Thanks zman! Makes a lot of sense now.

Do you guys know what accounts for the high mid-career salaries though? Is it mainly because USC is more business/private firm focused, couple with alumni ties in those areas?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:22 pm

samumenco wrote:Thanks zman! Makes a lot of sense now.

Do you guys know what accounts for the high mid-career salaries though? Is it mainly because USC is more business/private firm focused, couple with alumni ties in those areas?


I think it's because it use to be a lot more expensive than the UC schools(they are about even now) so therefore those who wanted public law just went to the cheaper UC schools and you had to go after a higher paying job at USC. WE might see more people from USC go into public law because more people are getting huge discounts on tuitions because as you know there is a collapse in apps and of course as mentions UC schools are 45-55 thousand a year.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:44 pm

samumenco wrote:Is USC still a valid choice now that they're in free fall on the rankings (barely on the cusp of being a T20 school, trailing behind WUSTL and Emory)?



http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2014/03/us-news-2014-reputation-results.html

Brian Leiter said USC was "clearly" under ranked this year. Means nothing- except what Zman said.

Temporary.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby futurelawstudent14 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:56 am

Can we please talk about how awesome BJ Novak is for a second? Haha I'm obsessed with The Office

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby yomisterd » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:31 pm

Just withdrew, had 90k scholly. Hope one of you all get it! Good luck!

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby samoby » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Got the cutest travel kit in the mail from USC over the weekend and it made me dread the 5.5-hour flight from New York just a little bit less.
Water-activated tablets that turn into towels? I didn't even know that was a thing.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:57 am

Hey guys, we have a Facebook group:

USC Gould School of Law Class of 2017

Join it!!!

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby ec24 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:10 pm

Did you guys get an email about an early seat deposit? Why do you think they sent that out?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:24 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:

Not true.

I spoke to people who rejected T-5 schools to come to USC. And personally, though I withdrew before decisons, I likely would have got into a couple of T-14s I applied to, but would have gone with USC.

Not everyone whores their self out to USNWR.


lol

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Attax » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:30 pm

deputydog wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:

Not true.

I spoke to people who rejected T-5 schools to come to USC. And personally, though I withdrew before decisons, I likely would have got into a couple of T-14s I applied to, but would have gone with USC.

Not everyone whores their self out to USNWR.


lol


I'd turn down all other offers for USC if they'd get back to me already. USNWR whores can go shut up.


april fools, but I do want to get in at least

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby furrrman » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:51 pm

ec24 wrote:Did you guys get an email about an early seat deposit? Why do you think they sent that out?


Yeah I got that. It makes them sound a little desperate. I wonder if they are worried about losing students due to their drop in USNWR.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:05 pm

Attax wrote:
deputydog wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:

Not true.

I spoke to people who rejected T-5 schools to come to USC. And personally, though I withdrew before decisons, I likely would have got into a couple of T-14s I applied to, but would have gone with USC.

Not everyone whores their self out to USNWR.


lol


I'd turn down all other offers for USC if they'd get back to me already. USNWR whores can go shut up.


april fools, but I do want to get in at least



Haha nice. I thought it was an interesting move for those to turn down a t5- not gonna lie. But I can still understand other T14 rejections in favor of USC

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:24 pm

deputydog wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:

Not true.

I spoke to people who rejected T-5 schools to come to USC. And personally, though I withdrew before decisons, I likely would have got into a couple of T-14s I applied to, but would have gone with USC.

Not everyone whores their self out to USNWR.


lol



Ya-
I'll admit lol- but it wasn't YHS (obvi).

Anyway- where are you planning on going deputydog?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:50 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:
deputydog wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:

Not true.

I spoke to people who rejected T-5 schools to come to USC. And personally, though I withdrew before decisons, I likely would have got into a couple of T-14s I applied to, but would have gone with USC.

Not everyone whores their self out to USNWR.


lol



Ya-
I'll admit lol- but it wasn't YHS (obvi).

Anyway- where are you planning on going deputydog?


No idea yet. There are a lot of moving parts and I'm still waiting on money from some places.




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