University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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

Postby biobuslaw » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:21 am

Great Satchmo wrote:I went complete on the 4th, was accepted on the 7th, received it in the mail on the 9th (dates may be a day or two off, and I live in San Francisco). I got a scholarship and the first year textbooks and whatnot.

I have a friend that is a 3L at McGeorge and he took me there the other day to walk around (everything was pretty much closed).

Depending on what happens with other schools, it may be in the mix.

Did they send scholly info at same time as acceptance?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby J Burrito » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:36 am

Received my acceptance and scholarship info today. (18k/year contingent on top 1/3 of class).

The Legal Scholar's Days are:

Friday, March 5, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Nat1018 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:46 pm

Im in!! Just received my packet today. First year books paid for and $20,000 a year renewable! YAY!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:48 pm

biobuslaw wrote:
Great Satchmo wrote:I went complete on the 4th, was accepted on the 7th, received it in the mail on the 9th (dates may be a day or two off, and I live in San Francisco). I got a scholarship and the first year textbooks and whatnot.

I have a friend that is a 3L at McGeorge and he took me there the other day to walk around (everything was pretty much closed).

Depending on what happens with other schools, it may be in the mix.

Did they send scholly info at same time as acceptance?


Yes.

I received a large envelope with a packet that included an acceptance letter (honors at entrance, this letter had first year textbooks in it), then another letter with the scholarship offer. They also included an accepted students day note that offers to pay for the trip.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:58 pm

Well, since I just did a brief visit of the school, I may as well toss up a few thoughts for those that have no idea:

I expected the school to basically be a few buildings along a street with no "campus". However, the school does have a campus feel including a common, grassy area in the middle of the buildings and it is actually somewhat pretty.

Apparently the park immediately across the street from the school is referred to as "danger park". A friend who attends, and is no fearful person, says it's not a good idea to be around the park around/after sunset. Mind you, this is immediately across the street.

The neighborhood of the school is definitely a little run down, not absolutely terrible, but not the nicest. I live in a pretty bad part of San Francisco, however, so it didn't phase me or make a particularly bad impact. I just wish there was a large shopping center with a Safeway, some restaurants, and other stores very close.

The on-campus housing, at least one building, is really ON CAMPUS. One of the buildings is one side of the grassy central area, where one side of the housing faces all of the housing. I am a "live in the cool area where things happen" kind of person, but I'd likely opt for the lackluster neighborhood and on-campus housing if I attended. Mid-town, would likely be a 2nd year move.

The library seemed clean enough and not terrible. I've heard gripes about their library needing renovation, and they were definitely doing construction. It felt small to me, but I suppose that given the size/resources of the school, it is probably what I should expect.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby JJCH » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:58 pm

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Norwood » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:54 pm

Just curious, does the status checker go from "Complete" --> "In Review" before "Decision Rendered"?

Also, anyone receive part-time decisions yet? Thanks!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby yo! » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:10 pm

Son of a bitch! Checked my status and I'm still "complete." Come on McG, you know you want me, so lets get a move on with it! :P

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby JJCH » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:21 pm

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby yo! » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:30 pm

Decision Rendered today. Hopefully some big $$$$$. :D

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby yo! » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:01 pm

In w. 20k/yr. Probably withdrawing soon since I got a full tuition scholarship at UNLV.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby GalvGuy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:24 pm

Hello,

I am newly registered, so forgive me for 'jumping right in.'

I am seriously considering McGeorge pending fin aid....

My ug GPA is 3.74, LSAT 161, and I have an MA from Oxford.

My question is, should I wait until next autumn to apply to ensure greater probability of available fin aid, or would applying mid-to-late Feb still give me a good chance of receiving a substantial grant or scholarship. With timelines and working full time, it would not be likely that I could write a competitive scholarship app, so I would rely on automatic grants.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby yo! » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:11 pm

GalvGuy wrote:Hello,

I am newly registered, so forgive me for 'jumping right in.'

I am seriously considering McGeorge pending fin aid....

My ug GPA is 3.74, LSAT 161, and I have an MA from Oxford.

My question is, should I wait until next autumn to apply to ensure greater probability of available fin aid, or would applying mid-to-late Feb still give me a good chance of receiving a substantial grant or scholarship. With timelines and working full time, it would not be likely that I could write a competitive scholarship app, so I would rely on automatic grants.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!


Apply now and see what you get. If you don't like it, apply again next year. If you have a year to burn, why not retake the LSAT and get a full ride or get into a better school?

BTW, I'm withdrawing with 20k per year, good luck to everyone waiting!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby BruinsFan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:20 am

This seems like the more legit McGeorge thread... not that the other one isn't dandy. I'm attending the March 19 admitted students day! I'm excited!!

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby JohnnyDarko » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:18 pm

In today via snail mail (wasn't able to check mail over the weekend). 18k per year renewable contingent on being in top 1/3 of class. Free books first year, and travel stipend. Being my first acceptance of the cycle I'm stoked. Going to try to visit in the next few weeks.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby km23 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:35 pm

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:46 pm

For people seriously considering McGeorge:

Where do you live now/have you lived? Do you have any compunctions of living in Sacramento, and possibly working there long term?

What other school/scholarship options are you looking at? What type of law?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby lawlife2010 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:19 pm

km23 wrote:Decision Rendered today. Anyone else?

+1

it was mailed yesterday actually. Expecting an acceptance packet in the mail tomorrow.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby km23 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:38 pm

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby 20160810 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:59 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:For people seriously considering McGeorge:

Where do you live now/have you lived? Do you have any compunctions of living in Sacramento, and possibly working there long term?

What other school/scholarship options are you looking at? What type of law?


Sac isn't the most exciting place on the planet, but it's really livable for a large city. There are also a LOT of legal jobs here (relative to the population) due to being the capital of the biggest, bestest state around.

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby moggendaz » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:53 am

Is there a PT program and if so, is it easier to be accepted as PT compared to FT?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby tadams86 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:56 am

There is a PT program, and I imagine that it is easier to get into.


Im contemplating going to an admitted students day, when is everyone else going?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby sibley » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:57 pm

Withdrew today. Hopefully my scholly will go to some deserving person =)

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby kgb49 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:00 pm

bump. any one planning to attend ?

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Re: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Postby wonner » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:44 pm

Attending March 19 scholly day. Excited/nervous. Hoping there will be a good turn out of prospective classmates.




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