University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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Dman
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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Dman » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:04 pm

In regards, to travel cost. On their Legal Scholar brochure included with the letter reminder (and in the acceptance package) it notes airfare is covered up to $500 and Gas will be reimbursed at .567/mile up to $300. It also notes that lodging is NOT covered but have arranged a discounted price at a local hotel for $99/night if your looking to stay close to campus.

Hope that helps those who didn't get or bother to read the letter :D

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby CWF V » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:54 pm

islandmouse wrote:Does anyone know what the deal is with the Legal Scholar's Day and paying for transportation costs? What exactly constitutes as transportation costs? I.e. would hotel stay be included?


You'll get the invite soon enough. It also covers 2 days of car rental.

I'm impressed, actually, by how much more generous they are than others.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby stevededalus » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:31 pm

Speaking of their generosity, does everyone admitted at McGeorge get a scholarship offer? I received a substantial one, and everyone I know who has applied there or attended there has received a scholarship offer. They make the second-year scholarship contingent on finishing in the top 1/3 of your class, however, and I've heard speculation that this might be one reason McGeorge students have a reputation for being more competitive than those at higher-ranked UC Davis. Not that people shouldn't have to compete for scholarship money, but it seems that people should know what their odds of paying sticker in 2L or 3L are.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby CWF V » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:10 pm

I bet that's the case. Think about it: 60-80 % of the students get grants that are conditional on top 30% performance. Crabs in a bucket!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby CE2JD » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:09 am

At McGeorge do they give you fries with your McLaw Degree?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby CE2JD » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:13 am

OK, I apologize for that last post. It was in poor taste, but I couldn't resist.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby A'nold » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:14 am

I'm hoping they will up my scholly another 5k or more.

Hey, if I'm only traveling like 40 miles will they still reimburse my gas? 8)

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kimber1028 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:17 pm

In with $10k/year! Handwritten note from the Asst. Dean, which was a nice touch. One down, six more to go.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby aquitaine » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:54 am

Was posted a couple pages back that McGeorge curves grades for 1L different from the other law schools, wondering what the difference is?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby midrangejumper » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:42 am

do they do a travel stipend for their ASW? is that kinda info in the acceptance packet im just not seeing? :?:

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby stuffedburrito » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:00 am

Hey guys. I'm currently a 1L @ McGeorge. Feel free to PM me any questions or concerns!

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Re: Hey everyone

Postby fluffy » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:17 pm

nosorio2007 wrote:I just recently paid my deposit and have made it official that i'm going to McGeorge in the fall. Anyone else going this fall?

congrats! Don't think I will be, but considering it. Are you going to live on campus?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:00 pm

aquitaine wrote:Was posted a couple pages back that McGeorge curves grades for 1L different from the other law schools, wondering what the difference is?


There is no established, school-wide curve. It varies from prof-to-prof. I think there is a sort of unspoken mandatory curve though... most profs do not give many As.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby klmnumbers » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:36 pm

In with "honors at entrance" and the conditional 12k/a year deal + books. I'm seriously considering the free flight to Sac! Never been to the west coast before =)

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby General Tso » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:25 pm

john titor wrote:MCGEORGE DOMINATES


+1

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby rvill7 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:19 pm

anyone else having trouble accessing their site?

chiajuiteng
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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby chiajuiteng » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:15 am

I just received an email from the financial aid office. Does that mean I'm in? Or do they just email me for fun?? My status checker doesn't say anything though. Do you guys get emails from financial aid office as well? :?: :?: :?:

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby trekker55 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:32 am

chiajuiteng wrote:I just received an email from the financial aid office. Does that mean I'm in? Or do they just email me for fun?? My status checker doesn't say anything though. Do you guys get emails from financial aid office as well? :?: :?: :?:



I got the email too. Same boat...no change on the online status check.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby chiajuiteng » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:34 am

trekker55 wrote:
chiajuiteng wrote:I just received an email from the financial aid office. Does that mean I'm in? Or do they just email me for fun?? My status checker doesn't say anything though. Do you guys get emails from financial aid office as well? :?: :?: :?:



I got the email too. Same boat...no change on the online status check.


If you dont mind, can I ask your numbers?? I hope it's good news for both of us!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:00 am

i was accepted last week, 155/3.77 just to let you guys know

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby chiajuiteng » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:04 am

midrangejumper wrote:i was accepted last week, 155/3.77 just to let you guys know


Thanks for the info. Did your status checker say "decision rendered?"

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby lawbug » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:11 am

I also received an email from the finaid office. I don't know if it means anything. I think they might just send it to all the applicants. I hope I'm wrong on this one.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:12 am

chiajuiteng wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:i was accepted last week, 155/3.77 just to let you guys know


Thanks for the info. Did your status checker say "decision rendered?"


ya, i was complete on 1/7 and went to decision rendered on 2/9.

i also go the email about financial aid, and since im already accepted maybe that's a good thing for you guys?

good luck to you guys!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby seatown12 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:32 am

lawbug wrote:I also received an email from the finaid office. I don't know if it means anything. I think they might just send it to all the applicants. I hope I'm wrong on this one.


Me too. Hopefully it's not because scholarship money has run out and they want us to get $$$ where we can...?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:49 am

I got the e-mail too. Still zero information about a decision, though, so I'm guessing they just send it to everyone. :cry:




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