USC (Gould) c/o 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which doctrinal courses have you been assigned for the Fall term?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:01 pm

(1) Civ Pro, Torts, Contracts
3
30%
(2) Civ Pro, Con Law, Contracts
4
40%
(3) Civ Pro, Torts, Con Law
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:20 am

Could someone post the schedule for Law Day when it comes in? Thank you thank you !!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:57 am

How have scholly negotiations gone with USC? I have acceptances in t14 but not as much money as USC has offered, any thoughts on negotiating with the leverage of "hey they didn't give me more money but they are a higher ranked, more national school, so could you [USC] give me more money?" I am prepared, if I go this route, to be told to go F myself.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:11 am

^^ O hello. :D

Think of it as a balancing act of sounding certain (I really would love to come to 'SC) and hesitant (I won't be able to matriculate with my current offer). I would make it sound less like you're using them as leverage.

Some questions when negotiating:
1. Do you have ties to SoCal?
2. Where is your family?
3. Also highlight the difference in CoA?
4. Why you would like to come to LA?
5. What is it about USC that makes you want to come here?

Fwiw, a lot of people were considering t14s at the reception that I went to.

Also, it's good to know what your #s are worth to them. There's probably a max in merit-aid that they are going to go with you. I would figure out this max, and keep it in mind when you are negotiating.
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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby rwe13 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:15 am

WhatCouldHaveBeen wrote:How have scholly negotiations gone with USC? I have acceptances in t14 but not as much money as USC has offered, any thoughts on negotiating with the leverage of "hey they didn't give me more money but they are a higher ranked, more national school, so could you [USC] give me more money?" I am prepared, if I go this route, to be told to go F myself.


Definitely worth trying. Had more money from a T14 and USC matched their offer in terms of $ but it was a larger percentage of tuition-not sure but it seems like that indicates they recognize the difference in rankings.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:29 am

There are about 13-17 people who vote regularly. I'll try to change the polls once everyone has voted. (New poll)

(Past poll results are on pp. 1.)

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:22 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:ETA: more on track for this thread, however, I recently submitted Scholly negotiation request but have yet to hear back. I've seen a few people say same day or 48 hours for response, any one with other experiences?


:? I wonder if the reason why they are taking a while is due to their preparation for Law Day.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby dustybottoms7 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:29 pm

if we reserve our scholarship, does that mean we can no longer negotiate?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:47 pm

dustybottoms7 wrote:if we reserve our scholarship, does that mean we can no longer negotiate?


We can still negotiate, but I think we were discussing the implications of that earlier.
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Do you all think we are shooting ourselves in the foot by not reserving it asap, therefore MB doesn't have a good picture of who is seriously considering matriculating :arrow: she doesn't know how much money there is in the pot for increasing our offers?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:47 pm

Hey guys, who are you emailing to negotiate scholarships? Admissions? Financial Aid?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:49 pm

sheishkabob wrote:Hey guys, who are you emailing to negotiate scholarships? Admissions? Financial Aid?


Hey there.

It's--
Mary J. Bingham
Director of Financial Services

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:53 pm

LawsRUs wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:Hey guys, who are you emailing to negotiate scholarships? Admissions? Financial Aid?


Hey there.

It's--
Mary J. Bingham
Director of Financial Services


Thanks a bunch!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:54 pm

sheishkabob wrote:
LawsRUs wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:Hey guys, who are you emailing to negotiate scholarships? Admissions? Financial Aid?


Hey there.

It's--
Mary J. Bingham
Director of Financial Services


Thanks a bunch!


Good luck !! And please let us know if you are successful !!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby drballison » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:05 pm

Hi everyone! Haven't posted here yet so I thought I'd check in!

I'm in the process of deciding between a half ride to Berkeley and a full ride to USC, but leaning strongly toward USC right now because of personal/family reasons.

Just out of curiosity, anyone looking for a roommate? I'm interested in sharing a two bedroom with someone, ideally in Culver City/Mid Wilshire/Westside or Los Feliz/Silverlake/Downtown. :)

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:11 pm

Hi there drb !!

Wow congrats on your scholarship !!

It's kind of early for me, but we'll pm you if we are looking at housing. Pls feel free to repost later on if you don't get any responses.

And welcome to the thread~~

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby Finalfan » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:27 pm

drballison wrote:Hi everyone! Haven't posted here yet so I thought I'd check in!

I'm in the process of deciding between a half ride to Berkeley and a full ride to USC, but leaning strongly toward USC right now because of personal/family reasons.

Just out of curiosity, anyone looking for a roommate? I'm interested in sharing a two bedroom with someone, ideally in Culver City/Mid Wilshire/Westside or Los Feliz/Silverlake/Downtown. :)


Probably better to ask on FB. IF you are accepted you can get in, the rest of he like me who have not heard yet can't.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:38 pm

That law day schedule looks like a hot mess!

http://files.ctctcdn.com/319ddc70201/a6 ... 6c94f6.pdf

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:12 pm

^^ So many choices. I really like how we get to pick our sessions.

What time are you all planning on getting there on Friday?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:44 pm

Oh god, under session #3, it says, "Be sure to read the case and come prepared to participate."

Important: Do not participate. Pls just enjoy the experience.
(wait, is that a class just for 0Ls, or sitting in on an actual class..?)

I think I'm doing #1?, #2D, #3B-Con, #4A. How about you all :?:

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:51 pm

AHHH in 24hours I'll be halfway to LA, landing at Houston (stupid layovers).

I'm going to decide on the plane, I have a lot of time, might even read the materials. Only things I know for sure are constitutional law and probably entertainment/IP law clinic, financial aid open house, an probably study abroad open house.

Did you all notice it says BUSINESS CASUAL?! My other ASD this weekend says please wear comfortable clothes.

Laws- they are mock classes, which I interpret as no real students.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:00 pm

Safe travels~~

Also, Law Day will be more enjoyable if we meet up for the same sessions that we plan on doing, so let's.

I guess people could participate then. I was worried there, I thought it was an actual class haha.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:07 pm

I think I will wear whatever that's not displeasing to the eyes, not necessarily biz casual.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 pm

LawsRUs wrote:Safe travels~~

Also, Law Day will be more enjoyable if we meet up for the same sessions that we plan on doing, so let's.

I guess people could participate then. I was worried there, I thought it was an actual class haha.


I'm more worried it's a mock class haha. Socratic method=we're all on the chopping block!!!!
I agree with meeting up. Maybe at the morning registration/coffee mingle we can try to find fellow TLSers.

I'll post my planned schedule when I make my final decisions.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:13 pm

Okay sounds good mec. Also I'm going to invite everyone else itt to post too. I noticed that the meet up has to be more organized (probably through pms), or else we won't be able to find one another (which happened to me at another school).

Nooo not the Socratic Method. Not the cold calls. That would actually be cruel. It would effectively scare away students hahaha.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:16 pm

Why do all the session 1 programs suck compared to the others?! There are multiple I want to see from 2 and 4. Ugh.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:20 pm

mec896 wrote:Why do all the session 1 programs suck compared to the others?! There are multiple I want to see from 2 and 4. Ugh.


+1 on session 1. Our career goals will probably change once we are in law school, so why do we have to pick one of these. It's not only a USC thing tho--a similar experience at another school.




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