Santa Clara 1L taking questions

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby superflush » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:18 pm

Joy_Deknarak wrote:Has anyone known that Santa Clara dropped to 93th and the IP ranking is out of top 10 already?


Yes, it has been known.

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby pomfiend » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:18 am

Thanks for taking questions. How is the LRAP?

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby jpla » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:25 pm

im interested in the jd/mba program. i noticed scu business school is ranked. any idea about the job prospects for jd/mba from scu? im interested in ip trademark & copyright with an mba. do you know anyone going for the joint degree? if so, what do they think?

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby Trojanwarhero » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:57 am

I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple schools, but there's a good chance I'll be going to Santa Clara considering they gave me a good chunk of money. I checked out the campus a week ago and was pretty impressed with how nice it is.

What's the SCU student population like?
Law Students: Average age? General political attitudes? Thursday night events? General community feel?
All SCU students: I've heard SCU is filled with spoiled pretentious rich kids. is this true to any degree? Can SCU kids get down and party?

What's your single favorite thing about going to SCU?

What are some specific areas around campus or around the general Santa Clara area that are best to live in (close proximity to good restaurants/nightlife/interesting activities)?

Thanks

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby superflush » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:23 pm

Trojanwarhero wrote:I've heard SCU is filled with spoiled pretentious rich kids. is this true to any degree?


That stereotype is probably more true for the undergrad population.

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby uwb09 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:16 pm

I'm also curious as to the event/social atmosphere of the school. Are there like softball/flag football teams? Clubs/events that focus more on social than law activities? (aka outdoors club, karaoke nights, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, stuff like that) do students typically hang out a lot outside of class? (bbqs, get togethers, etc...)

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby ihatethelsat » Wed May 19, 2010 3:34 pm

uwb09 wrote:I'm also curious as to the event/social atmosphere of the school. Are there like softball/flag football teams? Clubs/events that focus more on social than law activities? (aka outdoors club, karaoke nights, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, stuff like that) do students typically hang out a lot outside of class? (bbqs, get togethers, etc...)



Would also like to know this.

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby v. dentata » Wed May 19, 2010 8:49 pm

superflush wrote:
Trojanwarhero wrote:I've heard SCU is filled with spoiled pretentious rich kids. is this true to any degree?


That stereotype is probably more true for the undergrad population.

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby JJCH » Sun May 23, 2010 12:17 am

i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby uwb09 » Sun May 23, 2010 1:50 am

JJCH wrote:i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?

probably true, who cares though

welcome to the real world, not every graduate from every school is going to find legal work. if you are going into law school believing this to be a fact, then you might want to give yourself a reality check

dedicate yourself to good grades year 1, dedicate yourself to networking/finding a decent summer gig year 2, my money says the odds of you ending up waiting tables goes down substantially

take fate into your own hands

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby superflush » Sun May 23, 2010 4:48 am

JJCH wrote:i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?


as in house counsel?

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby JJCH » Sun May 23, 2010 6:40 pm

superflush wrote:
JJCH wrote:i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?


as in house counsel?


as in waiting tables.

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby Joy_Deknarak » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:37 am

Hello! Anyone can recommend me where to live??? please

I am looking for a studio apartment that is kinda accessible to the campus (by public transportation, or walkable)
Do you have any recommended place of where to live? The apartment and the company name?

Is it possible to wander around the city before the school start (3 weeks ahead) and find the apartment?

Thank you so much

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby iheartlaw » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:10 pm

Joy. When I found my place, i looked through craigslist. I found a nice place near campus that was very affordable. If money isn't an issue, then Domicilio is amazing but also 1000+. I share a nice townhome with another law student for 1500$ a month. 750$ a month is what i pay and i live very close to campus. good luck!

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby nickbentley » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:56 pm

joonhp wrote:hello...159 3.38 from Michigan...do i have a shot?



yes

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby General Tso » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:36 pm

this thread is chock full of facepalm

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby elvenlord21 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:21 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if Santa Clara is a good school for constitutional law.

Thanks

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby laxbrah420 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:01 pm

what do the girls look like

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby MrAnon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:09 pm

uwb09 wrote:
JJCH wrote:i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?

probably true, who cares though

welcome to the real world, not every graduate from every school is going to find legal work. if you are going into law school believing this to be a fact, then you might want to give yourself a reality check

dedicate yourself to good grades year 1, dedicate yourself to networking/finding a decent summer gig year 2, my money says the odds of you ending up waiting tables goes down substantially

take fate into your own hands


Its always amazing to hear an actual student from the school say that by working your ass off you can lower your odds of waiting tables at the Cheesecake Factory substantially. I wish I understood the definition of substantially.

Suppose everyone works like hell. Does that mean the odds don't change at all?

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby uwb09 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:49 pm

MrAnon wrote:
uwb09 wrote:
JJCH wrote:i heard from students that some recent grads end up working at the cheesecake factory or something similar. how true is this?

probably true, who cares though

welcome to the real world, not every graduate from every school is going to find legal work. if you are going into law school believing this to be a fact, then you might want to give yourself a reality check

dedicate yourself to good grades year 1, dedicate yourself to networking/finding a decent summer gig year 2, my money says the odds of you ending up waiting tables goes down substantially

take fate into your own hands


Its always amazing to hear an actual student from the school say that by working your ass off you can lower your odds of waiting tables at the Cheesecake Factory substantially. I wish I understood the definition of substantially.

Suppose everyone works like hell. Does that mean the odds don't change at all?

Most of the people in my class have found work (especially the one's that REALLY put in the work, got good grades, have life experience on their resume, etc...) the students who jacked off and didn't do shit are having trouble finding work

I bet the people that jacked off, say they study hard but don't, and are shocked that they are below median, are also the one's saying how unfair it is that they aren't getting big law jobs. Then again, there are people with good grades and good experience who are having a hard time, so bad ish does happen to good people, but once again, that's life

It is a crap-shoot, but for the most part, the people who pay their dues are reaping the benefits, and the people who aren't putting in the work are getting the shaft.... funny how that works

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Re: Santa Clara 1L taking questions

Postby pillowpet » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:46 pm

is the school ever going to take everyone's 40k a year and finally give back to teh students by building a new library???




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