USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

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capt_slow
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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby capt_slow » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:58 pm

zman wrote:
deputydog wrote:
zman wrote:
capt_slow wrote:And of course it is stupid to make a decision based solely on ranking... But there is a clear line when a higher ranked school is better from an employment standpoint, take NYU v. USC for example. So who cares that one is #6 and the other is #17 or wherever USC is these days. Even if a prospective student chose because of rank, he made the right decision. Furthermore, in most cases, rank relates to positive employment outcomes, so there are worse ways to choose which school to attend.

Where it becomes of less value is when the schools are in the same peer group, i.e. vandy/ucla/ut. Then it becomes a question of where you want to practice and which school has an atmosphere that you prefer.

HTH



He is trying to sugget vandy/UCLA/UT >>> USC.. It's actually Vandy/UCLA/UT/USC.. Peer schools. One bad year doesnt change anything. Just two years ago USC had the best numbers by far ahead of all three them.


He, quite literally, did not make that point or suggestion.

I would be willing to bet my right nut (my more favorite of the two) that capt considers USC to be virtually the same school as ucla. Bros, go to whichever one is cheaper.


He is going to H/Y/S so he must know everything...


That is quite the leap you made there, but I forgive you...

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:33 pm

I made the first seat deposit! Unless I get more money from another institution, I will be matriculating here next year. I'm thinking of doing campus housing the first year to avoid the commute. Is Terrace the only option for law students?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby ChicagoDawg » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:06 am

Ditto Kiddo. Unless I get big money from any of my 3 outstanding apps (which I'm pretty sure it's safe to assume won't occur...) I will be making the move to LA this summer.

Does anyone see a downside to depositing today to grab the extra 2k? It's remnicense to an infomercial's "call in the next 5 minutes and we'll throw in another magic bullet!!! (just pay shipping and handling)" is making me nervous haha... But cost benefit analysis would argue it's a good move.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:59 am

ChicagoDawg wrote:Ditto Kiddo. Unless I get big money from any of my 3 outstanding apps (which I'm pretty sure it's safe to assume won't occur...) I will be making the move to LA this summer.

Does anyone see a downside to depositing today to grab the extra 2k? It's remnicense to an infomercial's "call in the next 5 minutes and we'll throw in another magic bullet!!! (just pay shipping and handling)" is making me nervous haha... But cost benefit analysis would argue it's a good move.


Haha, yeah that was enough to get me to do it. I figure that I'll only lose the $500-1000 in deposit(s) if I get an additional $15-$30,000 from another school, so it can't really hurt. I am fine going to USC at its current cost (which, even with a very large scholarship, is somewhat absurd), so I'm fine with my outcomes.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby srslyp » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:14 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:Srslyp,

I lol'd.

Please come to USC.


You might be getting your wish Captain Rodeo. :D I deposited yesterday.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:55 pm

Congratulations to everyone who has deposited, USC is a great school (did undergrad here).

As far as I have seen, Terrace is the only USC-owned housing with space specifically for law students.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby rstahl » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:30 am

Yea All Right wrote:Congratulations to everyone who has deposited, USC is a great school (did undergrad here).

As far as I have seen, Terrace is the only USC-owned housing with space specifically for law students.


Yep that's correct. Three stories, two of which are for first-year law students, the other for other grad students. I drove to USC today and checked Terrace out. A first-year law student offered to give me a tour of his place. Not too shabby. You have a roommate, but get your own room, if that makes sense. About a 20 minute walk to the law school and a 6 or 7 minute bike ride from there.

Haven't deposited yet, though. Still need to weigh the finances.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:23 pm

srslyp wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:Srslyp,

I lol'd.

Please come to USC.


You might be getting your wish Captain Rodeo. :D I deposited yesterday.



Hell ya! Congrats dude. Are you going to Law Day on the 18th?

Also- who else ITT is going to Law Day on the 18th?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby ChicagoDawg » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:
srslyp wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:Srslyp,

I lol'd.

Please come to USC.


You might be getting your wish Captain Rodeo. :D I deposited yesterday.



Hell ya! Congrats dude. Are you going to Law Day on the 18th?

Also- who else ITT is going to Law Day on the 18th?


I'll be at Law Day, also deposited Friday!

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Niners4Life » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:49 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:
srslyp wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:Srslyp,

I lol'd.

Please come to USC.


You might be getting your wish Captain Rodeo. :D I deposited yesterday.



Hell ya! Congrats dude. Are you going to Law Day on the 18th?

Also- who else ITT is going to Law Day on the 18th?


I'll be there and at the event on the 17th. Haven't deposited yet though. Still debating the CoA even after USC's scholarship. Wish they weren't so expensive :?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:59 pm

ChicagoDawg wrote:
I'll be at Law Day, also deposited Friday!



Awesome!

And good luck Niners4Life. You can always make a thread of your own and get others' opinions on here.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby xJD2017x » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Facebook site is starting grow, I guess the admins over at USC have started to send out invites?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby srslyp » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:Hell ya! Congrats dude. Are you going to Law Day on the 18th?

Also- who else ITT is going to Law Day on the 18th?


Might be. Just emailed to see if there are travel stipends. Starting to get excited about USC. Need some of that sunny weather. :)

About the facebook group, why is the admin some random admit?

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby xJD2017x » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:13 pm

srslyp wrote:
Captain Rodeo wrote:Hell ya! Congrats dude. Are you going to Law Day on the 18th?

Also- who else ITT is going to Law Day on the 18th?


Might be. Just emailed to see if there are travel stipends. Starting to get excited about USC. Need some of that sunny weather. :)

About the facebook group, why is the admin some random admit?


Yeah the random admit as the admin ws my problem too but there are two surrent students in and allegedly USC made it the official FB page.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:10 pm

Gould provided a link to the Facebook group in an email they sent out today.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby Captain Rodeo » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:31 am

This FB group was created by the admit over a month ago. Like Yea All Right said, the newsletter contained this link, kind of like an official sponsor I suppose. This is discussed on the FB page as well.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:15 pm

Niners4Life wrote:I'll be there and at the event on the 17th. Haven't deposited yet though. Still debating the CoA even after USC's scholarship. Wish they weren't so expensive :?

I don't blame you. USC is insanely expensive--I am coming up with a projected $177k tuition over 3 years at sticker. When I put it that way, I realize that I don't even have a 75% scholarship :(.

Still, good weather and LA-quality females have to be worth something...

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby rstahl » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:47 pm

n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:When I put it that way, I realize that I don't even have a 75% scholarship :(.


Well it's still almost 75% closer to paying no tuition than someone paying sticker, which there will be many of. Perspective. :D

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:51 pm

rstahl wrote:
n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:When I put it that way, I realize that I don't even have a 75% scholarship :(.


Well it's still almost 75% closer to paying no tuition than someone paying sticker, which there will be many of. Perspective. :D

True, but that is still pretty crazy. We are quickly approaching the age of the $100k/year tuition!

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:58 am

n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:
rstahl wrote:
n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:When I put it that way, I realize that I don't even have a 75% scholarship :(.


Well it's still almost 75% closer to paying no tuition than someone paying sticker, which there will be many of. Perspective. :D

True, but that is still pretty crazy. We are quickly approaching the age of the $100k/year tuition!


Pretty much everyone gets a discount now because of the collapse in apps.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:39 pm

USC got crushed in the recent ABA reports it looks like. What is the deal behind the falling employment/biglaw/fedclerk numbers? It's especially strange given that peer schools have been doing much better recently.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:48 pm

n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:USC got crushed in the recent ABA reports it looks like. What is the deal behind the falling employment/biglaw/fedclerk numbers? It's especially strange given that peer schools have been doing much better recently.


Bigger class size and didn't hire enough of its own.. that's basically it. California is too crowded.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby zman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:57 pm

Emory hired a quarter of its grads and their big firm hiring is bad and zero clerks and they're ranked ahead of USC? LoL

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:00 pm

The employment differences between USC and Texas are making me reconsider my decision :(.

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Re: USC GOULD CLASS OF 2017

Postby xJD2017x » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:32 pm

n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:The employment differences between USC and Texas are making me reconsider my decision :(.



Texas would be a good school if you are from Texas but if you got more money from USC, USC is the better place now that apps have have collapsed and USC will graduate 15-20% less JDs. The employment difference is minimal. Go back look at the big law placement last couple of years USC is usually ahead of texas by quite a bit.




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