Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

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haylie
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Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby haylie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:09 pm

Thoughts?

Any current GGU students in the HLP willing to shed some light?

School's rep makes me nervous, though I'm aware that GGU's making effort to better their school.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:32 pm

I applied in early January but haven't heard back yet.

I'm interested in GGU because I'm hearing that they are making some improvements, and if the scholarship I am hoping to get is enough, it could offer some pretty broad opportunities as far as what jobs I can take (as far as not needing something to pay off a $200k bill).

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby aguyingeorgia » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:28 pm

I'd really ponder what you want to do or where you want to work, and then look at the school's placement there.

I'd also take a close look at what it takes to keep that scholarship.

Then, I'd really consider your options with those things in mind.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:37 pm

Up this - anyone hear from GGU?

I went complete January 20th.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Xnegd » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:40 pm

I work across the street, my boss went there, and my friend goes there. Let me know if you have any questions about it's location or what-not.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby gatorlion » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:09 pm

I was accepted to the Environmental Law Scholars Program with an invite for the HLP via snail mail (letter dated 2/10). HTH

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Columbia Law
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Columbia Law » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:10 pm

Wow. That is a real school? I thought that it was some silly law school preparation company.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:11 pm

I've been living about 4 blocks up Market from where the school is for the past year.

I would, however, love to get some insight on the education and employment of the school.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:43 am

In today via snail-mail today (I live in SF).

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Dignan
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Dignan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:07 am

Columbia Law wrote:Wow. That is a real school? I thought that it was some silly law school preparation company.

Not only is it real, but at least one of its graduates was hired last year by the extremely competitive DOJ Honors Program:

http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/lawschools.htm

Go figure.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:29 pm

Dignan wrote:
Columbia Law wrote:Wow. That is a real school? I thought that it was some silly law school preparation company.

Not only is it real, but at least one of its graduates was hired last year by the extremely competitive DOJ Honors Program:

http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/lawschools.htm

Go figure.


Someone at a T4 making something of themselves? Impossible! Haha.

That's pretty cool though.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby ettanicedog » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:30 pm

I was just accepted into GGU and the HLP. They offered a nice package and when I visited the school, I was very impressed. It's a contender. I know it's low-tier, but do people really have nothing better to do than make fun of it?

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby ettanicedog » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:35 pm

AAALLLLSSOOOOO.... is anyone in a GGU weighing it against USF and Hastings? Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby mel.t » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:22 pm

I also got into HLP with a scholarship.

Is it possible to stay in HLP if I want to transfer? Is it worth staying at GGU or should I try again at the LSATs and re-apply next year?

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Great Satchmo » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:52 pm

ettanicedog wrote:AAALLLLSSOOOOO.... is anyone in a GGU weighing it against USF and Hastings? Any thoughts? Thanks!


I kinda have been, in at GGU (solid scholarship + HLP), USF (decent scholarship), WL at Hastings.

I think the general wisdom will be that Hastings > GGU in almost any case, no matter the debt aversion. Maybe that's just my perception though.

USF vs. GGU? It's going to depend on goals, scholarships, and personal connections. Do your research into both schools.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby Temka » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:05 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:
ettanicedog wrote:AAALLLLSSOOOOO.... is anyone in a GGU weighing it against USF and Hastings? Any thoughts? Thanks!


I kinda have been, in at GGU (solid scholarship + HLP), USF (decent scholarship), WL at Hastings.

I think the general wisdom will be that Hastings > GGU in almost any case, no matter the debt aversion. Maybe that's just my perception though.

USF vs. GGU? It's going to depend on goals, scholarships, and personal connections. Do your research into both schools.

USF>GGU in any situation. I am also from SF and GGU is only good if you know someone or want to start your own little PI firm or something. USF is a legit school that can help you land a good job, especially in the SF market.
Most people think GGU is a joke, but if you have connections it does not matter where you go, so go there if you have connections.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby CmonSD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:28 pm

Are any of you from San Diego? Apparently the dean is coming down to take admitted students to dinner. Anyone going?

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby RayFinkle » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:44 pm

Columbia Law wrote:Wow. That is a real school? I thought that it was some silly law school preparation company.


Ur so kEwLLLL.

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby nicknml » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:38 pm

Yes I got that invite as well...I live a few hours from SD but doubt i'll sit on the 405 for a free dinner =/

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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby bdepeyster » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:19 am

hmm
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Re: Golden Gate University - Honors Lawyering Program

Postby haylie » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:23 pm

Hastings top USF and GGU any day. Sticker or not.

Between USF and GGU, I'd be willing to pay more for USF. Reputation of USF is solid compared to GGU. In addition, USF is moving in an upward trend - jump from T3 to T2. With that in mind, firms know of this jump and will look more favorably on USF. GGU, on the other hand, is crawling out of its negative reputation as being on probation. Granted, it's off probation, and granted, most recent BAR passage rate has improved tremendously. It's reputation has been heavily tarnished and it's going to take a very long time for improvement, at least more than the three years you'll be there.




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