University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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makster316
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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby makster316 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:28 am

Hey guys,

I received an email from the fin aid office as well. Hope it means "acceptance."

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General Tso
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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby General Tso » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:04 am

Guys, my guess is that all of the financial aid emails are just to hurry you up into submitting all your documents. I didn't apply to UoP but my guess is they have a financial aid deadline of 3/1 or 3/15 that you should meet whether or not you have already been accepted.

On the other hand I did get some financial aid materials from DePaul a few days before I got my acceptance packet.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kimber1028 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:01 pm

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby raimorris » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:22 pm

ok.. just checked my app status and it said decision rendered!! Im freaking out. This is what I've been waiting for but now that its here is never racking! I just wish there was a way I could find out right now. I hate waiting. :? :? :?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby snaps » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:24 pm

according to LSN, they haven't rejected anyone (except an obvious YP). so your prospects look good! i'll say that without even knowing your numbers...

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby raimorris » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:50 pm

I am in!!! WOOOOHOOOO my first letter and its an acceptance.. I am sooo happy :D Now 5 more letters to go.. eventhough this is probably where I will go.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Whitty » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:34 pm

In today with a really nice scholly and a personal handwritten letter from the Dean! :mrgreen:

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kimbowmanjr » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:09 am

As a 1L at McGeorge, I've found the atmosphere isn't competitive at all. If you need help or miss class you'd be hard pressed to find someone who won't assist you. Office hours are abundant, and we have a reputation for producing practice-ready lawyers. One thing I like is the feeling of community that comes from having our own campus and enough students that it doesn't feel like homeroom for three years (unlike programs I applied to at small law schools or those that are side-thoughts attached to large, mostly undergrad campuses).

Don't get me wrong, everyone works hard...but that's just law school. McGeorge is the only law school in CA that has a required course for every subject on one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. We also had an 80%+ bar passage rate based on the last numbers I saw (post March 2008 USNWR). You'll probably hear McGeorge students/faculty brag about the top-ranked international law program we have thanks mostly to our study abroad with class taught by United States Supreme Court Justice Kennedy (former faculty), published and cited professors, and one of the best collections of international research publications. Most importantly for me, law school is my priority, but not my life. I still go out for a drink when I want, see movies, and sleep in on the weekends.

Is it for everyone? No. But I've had a great experience so far, and I'm not concerned about my employment prospects or bar passage after graduation. In the end, you can't do much better when it comes to law school. I'd encourage everyone invited to legal scholars day to attend. The expenses are pretty well covered, so it's worth taking the time in order to be able to make an informed decision come April. I'm sure you have a lot of options for getting questions answered, but my contact is at the bottom.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby A'nold » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:24 am

Whitty wrote:In today with a really nice scholly and a personal handwritten letter from the Dean! :mrgreen:


Congrats Whitty! I really liked my note from the dean as well, it was very ps specific. Any chance you will be considering them?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Whitty » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:41 pm

A'nold wrote:
Whitty wrote:In today with a really nice scholly and a personal handwritten letter from the Dean! :mrgreen:


Congrats Whitty! I really liked my note from the dean as well, it was very ps specific. Any chance you will be considering them?


Mayyybbeee. It depends on how the rest of my cycle goes I suppose but it was the first school I looked at because both of my parents graduated (then taught) at McGeorge so I have much respect. :D

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby chiajuiteng » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:10 am

I checked out my online status today and found out that under the fees section, it shows that Amt. due and paid is 00.00 for both first and second tuition deposit. However, the status still says "complete." Should I be concerned? Does it "signal" that I'm out? :?: :?: I do become paranoid...
Some one on the same boat with me??

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:43 am

I would not freak out over the online thing. Call the admissions office if you have questions about what the system is telling you.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby snaps » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:16 pm

i'm really torn about whether i should go to an ASD or not. the more i hear about the school, the more i am impressed.

i thought my big contenders were syracuse and miami, but i'm worried about passing up pacific. it'll be a bit of a pain to get out there, and i don't have the money to splurge on two nights in a hotel (or maybe one night, if i just spend a night in the airport before a 6 am flight back to DC)...and i'd have to take off of work for two nights...

is it worth it? i don't know if i'd want to end up in sacramento. i wouldn't know until i saw the city. i'm really struggling with this decision.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby raimorris » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:23 pm

I am def. going to visit, I will be there for the March 20th legal scholars day! They offered me a very nice scholarship. I love that campus is just dedicated to law students, no undergrads to annoy me =) I will be going to McGeorge unless UC Davis offers me more money (Im out of state , so instate tuition isn't a big factor) :mrgreen: :wink:

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kramer22 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:27 pm

I just ran into a guy who is in his third year at McGeorge the other night (completely random), but he had great things to say about his experience and the school. He apparently has a job already set up starting this summer after he takes the bar, and he is in the top 25% (because I asked him). He told me that he has really enjoyed his professors and that he felt McGeorge places very very well in Sacramento. He also said that many complain about the neighborhood, but that he has always felt very safe on campus. With that said, he and his wife did live about 30 minutes away during his time there.

It was really nice to hear some encouraging words instead of the negative things often posted or discussed concerning law school.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby rvill7 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:39 pm

decision rendered....ay ay ay

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby cf25 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:47 pm

chiajuiteng wrote:I checked out my online status today and found out that under the fees section, it shows that Amt. due and paid is 00.00 for both first and second tuition deposit. However, the status still says "complete." Should I be concerned? Does it "signal" that I'm out? :?: :?: I do become paranoid...
Some one on the same boat with me??



My status checker says the same exact thing. Possibly a decision rendered coming soon?Anybody else have this experience?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby rvill7 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:59 pm

cf25 wrote:
chiajuiteng wrote:I checked out my online status today and found out that under the fees section, it shows that Amt. due and paid is 00.00 for both first and second tuition deposit. However, the status still says "complete." Should I be concerned? Does it "signal" that I'm out? :?: :?: I do become paranoid...
Some one on the same boat with me??



My status checker says the same exact thing. Possibly a decision rendered coming soon?Anybody else have this experience?



I noticed the payment section a few days ago, now that a decision is rendered it actually has dates for both.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby seatown12 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:10 pm

snaps, in my opinion McGeorge should be right in the mix with those other schools. What kind of law are you interested in? Also, where are you from and where do you ultimately want to end up?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:13 pm

Whitty wrote:
A'nold wrote:
Whitty wrote:In today with a really nice scholly and a personal handwritten letter from the Dean! :mrgreen:


Congrats Whitty! I really liked my note from the dean as well, it was very ps specific. Any chance you will be considering them?


Mayyybbeee. It depends on how the rest of my cycle goes I suppose but it was the first school I looked at because both of my parents graduated (then taught) at McGeorge so I have much respect. :D


Cool. Do they recommend it?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby hlt13 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:25 pm

I got my acceptance today. I think I am going to the Scholars day on March 20, but I am a bit hesitant because they want a decision about accepting the scholarship they offered me by April 1. I just don't want to miss out on chances from other schools who won't send decisions out until after then. Anyone else in that boat?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kimber1028 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:28 pm

I'm withdrawing, so there will be an additional spot and a little bit of cash available. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:32 pm

kimber1028 wrote:I'm withdrawing, so there will be an additional spot and a little bit of cash available. Good luck to everyone still waiting!



:cry: :cry: :cry: McGeorge is a big contender for me and now we know we won't be going to school together, haha.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:33 pm

seatown12 wrote:snaps, in my opinion McGeorge should be right in the mix with those other schools. What kind of law are you interested in? Also, where are you from and where do you ultimately want to end up?


Way to represent the 12th man! Die hard lifetime Seahawks fan here.........

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby snaps » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:40 pm

actually, i think pacific made my decision for me. they want an answer by april 1st, and i'm not going to visit syracuse until april 3rd. i'm really trying to avoid making multiple seat deposits...

so yeah, not flying out to sac-town. oh well.




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