USC (Gould) c/o 2018

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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 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:53 pm

mec896 wrote:Anyone with a scholly do the acceptance form yet? There's an option to reserve scholly but no be sure what school. Wondering if I should just check that box now so I don't stupidly forget to do it later.


Yea, I was confused by this. So I wasn't sure whether I should reserve my scholarship now, or wait until I've heard back from negotiating. I'll probably be "that person" who forgets to do it later. Also, if we reserve it now, does that mean we are locked in getting that amount (i.e. we can't ask for more, even if another school ups their offer?)?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:02 pm

I'm wondering if choosing the unsure option will prompt them to start the negotiations with me. I can't think of any reason why they would have that option other than to know which students they have to keep working on. The kids with schollys are important to their stats, so adcomms will definitely want to know what they can do.... or so I would think. I could be totally wrong and they will start trying to recruit a replacement for you.
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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:47 pm

mec896 wrote:I can't think of any reason why they would have that [undecided] option other than to know which students they have to keep working on.


I agree with this. I can't think of any other reason either. What do others think about this?

Or is it just mec and I on this?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby UCLAHopeful2015 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:15 pm

LawsRUs wrote:
mec896 wrote:I can't think of any reason why they would have that [undecided] option other than to know which students they have to keep working on.


I agree with this. I can't think of any other reason either. What do others think about this?

Or is it just mec and I on this?


+1 - mostly to show I'm on this, too :D

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:30 am

LawsRUs wrote: Also, if we reserve it now, does that mean we are locked in getting that amount (i.e. we can't ask for more, even if another school ups their offer?)?


Re locked in: Reading the language it does not seem to support any sort of lock on the amount since there is no binding agreement to attend being made. If you check a box simply expressing any level of interest in scholarship above 0, you are not really providing any sort of service/exchange for the scholarship making it no where near a binding agreement, legally speaking based off of copyrights, trademarks, business, contracts, and appropriating likeness type law classes I had to take in undergrad.

Re negotiating power: We are still free to choose another school or walk away from the cycle entirely so every bit of negotiating power still exists. Also the whole, if you're not sold they clearly didn't offer enough thing.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:35 am

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:53 am

mec896 wrote:Also giant wrench in the decision making process... I have a job interview tomorrow for an awesome position in the concert touring and festivals business that could be worth deferring for. Fook. :?: Who thought a bunch of pretty good options could be such a headache. first world problems


mec, look at you go!! 8)

(I think the threat of deferral can easily become more leverage for you.)

Also, thanks for your insight re: locked in. What'm I going to do without your help

GL at your interview, sounds like a fun position!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:13 am

LawsRUs wrote:mec, look at you go!! 8)

(I think the threat of deferral can easily become more leverage for you.)

Yes I will finally have something to negotiate with
LawsRUs wrote:Also, thanks for your insight re: locked in. What'm I going to do without your help

I will be living vicariously through this TLS thread if I wind up deferring
LawsRUs wrote:GL at your interview, sounds like a fun position!

Thanks! :D

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:52 am

mec, I hope your interview went well !!
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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby KITTEN4DINNER » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:11 pm

In last Friday. How long does it usually take to get scholarship info?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:47 pm

KITTEN4DINNER wrote:In last Friday. How long does it usually take to get scholarship info?


Yea!! Welcome!!

A new person itt! Hoorah!!!!!

Congrats on your acceptance Kit!
The scholarship info came ~1 week for me, via email to check the myLaw portal.

I hope you get loads Kit!!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby UOI4430 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:02 pm

I think the poll should read "Pacific North West" for us WA and OR folk.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:07 pm

UOI4430 wrote:I think the poll should read "Pacific North West" for us WA and OR folk.


Thanks UOI!! Fixed now. Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Anyone try to negotiate using a lower offer from vandy? Difference between USC and Vandy offers are $25k?

Side Note: How did Vandy wind up making dumb enough choices to have virtually no difference in estimated COA other than the tuition cost difference of 7k?

ETA: Who did you address your negotiation email to at USC?
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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:51 pm

mec896 wrote:Anyone try to negotiate using a lower offer from vandy? Difference between USC and Vandy offers are $25k. Difference in tuition now would make up 21k but USC has had a higher average tuition hike... Anyone have luck with this?

Side Note: How did Vandy wind up making dumb enough choices to have virtually no difference in estimated COA other than the tuition cost difference of 7k?

ETA: Who did you address your negotiation email to at USC?


interested in this as well. Would like to negotiate with USC using schollys from higher ranked schools, only problem is my USC scholly is about $25k-$40k higher, so negotiating is going to be a little awkward.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby MikeJD » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:55 pm

I doubt Vanderbilt will work because of the location and USC beats them in big law placement basically every year. I think UCLA or a t-14 are needed to get more $$ from USC. In fact I don't think they would even match Vanderbilt if you want to work in California if Vanderbilt was giving you more.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:59 pm

MikeJD wrote:I doubt Vanderbilt will work because of the location and USC beats them in big law placement basically every year. I think UCLA or a t-14 are needed to get more $$ from USC. In fact I don't think they would even match Vanderbilt if you want to work in California if Vanderbilt was giving you more.


Vandy is still in an entertainment hub, ranked higher, and USC matched a full ride to WUSTL for someone on here.
ETA employment percentage at Vandy is in the 80s while USCs is in the 60s

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby MikeJD » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:11 pm

mec896 wrote:
MikeJD wrote:I doubt Vanderbilt will work because of the location and USC beats them in big law placement basically every year. I think UCLA or a t-14 are needed to get more $$ from USC. In fact I don't think they would even match Vanderbilt if you want to work in California if Vanderbilt was giving you more.


Vandy is still in an entertainment hub, ranked higher, and USC matched a full ride to WUSTL for someone on here.
ETA employment percentage at Vandy is in the 80s while USCs is in the 60s


You can try but I doubt it. Vandy had a much better year for class of 2013 employment much smaller class size helped with that. They don't care that Vandy is ranked higher because it's a regional school. They matched a full ride from WUSTL this cycle??

You are in at UCLA right?? Plays those two against one another, that has worked for many people.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:31 pm

MikeJD wrote:
You are in at UCLA right?? Plays those two against one another, that has worked for many people.


Yes I am. Hoping to get both of them up with Vandy first then play them against one another. UCLA was surprisingly low in their offer. I'm not a splitter so I don't really understand why.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:32 pm

mec896 wrote:ETA: Who did you address your negotiation email to at USC?


Mary Bingham, Director of Financial Services
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Does Vandy not negotiate or something?
You could play the country music card, mec, I know how much you like it :wink: ; I'm kidding.

Concerns about employment

Not sure if this will work--
Using the difference in interests on loans after X number of years in repayment (depending on how much you borrow, it could be significant, more than $5k)

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:39 pm

LawsRUs wrote:Does Vandy not negotiate or something?

I think only 1 person had any luck with negotiating and it was very minimal. They say they do not negotiate, and when they send the scholarship they send out all of this cost of living and tuition comparisons. I was actually surprised at how much they gave me, thought it would be less based off of how stingy they've been. Conversely UCLA was disappointing.

LawsRUs wrote:You could play the country music card, mec, I know how much you like it :wink: ; I'm kidding.

I actually am playing the entertainment industry hub card since that's one of my big positives about USC :) I'll pretend to like country for this kind of money!

LawsRUs wrote:Concerns about employment

I have a letter written but am unsure of how to write these statistics in without sounding negative towards the school. I feel like I shouldn't be smack talking their employment stats.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:14 pm

Two sentences in passive voice should be sufficient right? I mean I'm sure they are aware of them.

Meanwhile I haven't started negotiating with SC. The second school has not gotten back to me. Super worried..

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby KITTEN4DINNER » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:21 pm

Thanks Laws!! YTM

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:10 pm

KITTEN4DINNER wrote:Thanks Laws!! YTM


Kit, how is 'SC looking for you? Top choice? Top 2, 5? Or not seriously considering?

And how 'bout for you Mike? Splitty? UOI? And others?

And pls feel free to post about random shit, like best places to eat around USC.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby KITTEN4DINNER » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:12 am

USC is a strong 2, but that's mainly because I haven't received an offer yet. Definitely my favorite school, but my number 1 is offering a full scholarship - which is why it's my number 1.




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