University of South Carolina!

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slapchop
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby slapchop » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:14 pm

oos tuition waiver and $5,000 scholarship offer received 3/31.

I will be withdrawing today so I hope that helps somebody out.

Genericswingman
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby Genericswingman » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:31 pm

Thanks for withdrawing...(I'm on the waitlist and really hoping to get into South Carolina)

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RonArtest
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby RonArtest » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:34 pm

Genericswingman wrote:Thanks for withdrawing...(I'm on the waitlist and really hoping to get into South Carolina)


ditto

Genericswingman
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby Genericswingman » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:42 pm

RonArtest wrote:
Genericswingman wrote:Thanks for withdrawing...(I'm on the waitlist and really hoping to get into South Carolina)


ditto


Good luck and, if you don't mind, keep me informed in you hear anything over the next (I will do the same; I plan on visiting next month if the admissions office is open)

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:00 pm

In w/ching

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SAOJD10
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby SAOJD10 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:52 pm

Looks like South Carolina slipped into the 3rd tier :(

brandolphsmith
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby brandolphsmith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:56 pm

SAOJD10 wrote:Looks like South Carolina slipped into the 3rd tier :(


Where did you see that?!?!

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SAOJD10
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby SAOJD10 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:04 pm

check the US News report that leaked on TLS

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:18 pm

What the fuck - seriously??

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:26 pm

That thing looks dubious. If true though, that might be it for me. I got a great scholly but I just can't justify it if the freaking school isn't even ranked.

brandolphsmith
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby brandolphsmith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:41 pm

SAOJD10 wrote:Looks like South Carolina slipped into the 3rd tier :(


Is this the death nail for others too? On the WL, but not sure if it is the place to be anymore.

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:49 pm

Death nell, you mean? Yes.

brandolphsmith
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby brandolphsmith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:51 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:Death nell, you mean? Yes.


My bad, still a little light headed and cloudy from the fall.

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soullesswonder
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:53 pm

okay, I'm not an applicant, but I do know a little bit about the SC legal market so I feel comfortable in saying this: If you were previously happy with the thought of practicing in South Carolina, then these rankings shouldn't discourage you. USC is still the only fully established law school in a state that's notoriously provincial. Firms are not going to suddenly treat USC grads as equal to CSOL grads just b/c they're now both unranked.

On the other hand, if you were looking to travel out of state with a USC degree, your options probably weren't tremendous anyway, so the loss here is negligible. If that was your plan and this news makes you nervous, you probably shouldn't have been seriously considering the school anyway.

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:56 pm

I could get into top 30 schools, but going debt free to SC was a major consideration. This is just very disheartening.

Genericswingman
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby Genericswingman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:16 pm

soullesswonder wrote:okay, I'm not an applicant, but I do know a little bit about the SC legal market so I feel comfortable in saying this: If you were previously happy with the thought of practicing in South Carolina, then these rankings shouldn't discourage you. USC is still the only fully established law school in a state that's notoriously provincial. Firms are not going to suddenly treat USC grads as equal to CSOL grads just b/c they're now both unranked.

On the other hand, if you were looking to travel out of state with a USC degree, your options probably weren't tremendous anyway, so the loss here is negligible. If that was your plan and this news makes you nervous, you probably shouldn't have been seriously considering the school anyway.


So true (but, hopefully, enough people will take the magazine to heart and withdraw...I REALLY want to go to South Carolina)

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sailorbear2008
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby sailorbear2008 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:08 pm

Hey guys. Doing my second annual drop-in to offer to answer any questions you may have about USC. Post here or shoot me a PM.

brandolphsmith
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby brandolphsmith » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:39 am

sailorbear2008 wrote:Hey guys. Doing my second annual drop-in to offer to answer any questions you may have about USC. Post here or shoot me a PM.


Has there been any reaction among students about the drop in this year's ranking?

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:48 am

Do you have a job?

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:51 am

And, what do you think caused the drop in rankings? What does this say about the administration/quality of education?

mightmight
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby mightmight » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:03 am

Its also death knell dumbasses :D

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:08 am

You joined just to say that?

GentlemanJim
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:08 am

The jerk store called...

mightmight
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby mightmight » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:13 am

No, I've been lurking for some time now though. I'm disappointed in USC's drop and will probably be withdrawing now...

Also, my reply was meant to be good natured.

LSATfromNC
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Re: University of South Carolina!

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:14 am

GentlemanJim wrote:That thing looks dubious. If true though, that might be it for me. I got a great scholly but I just can't justify it if the freaking school isn't even ranked.


It's the same school it was 24 hours ago before it slipped into T3. It's a decent school. Don't let one years ranking change your mind. You are awful finicky aren't you.




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