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Puttanesca
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Re: USC 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:01 pm

RedItalus10 wrote:Waitlisted. 159/166/3.7, UG: UCLA. Found out while in the airport on the way back from visiting ND. Is USC worth sticker? ND offered 30k and cost of living is like half of that in LA. I'm pretty sure that I don't want big law. I want to work in LA for sure. I am debt averse.

FWIW: ND was great. Really comfortable and seems like a great fit.


If you are pretty sure you don't want biglaw, USC is definitely not worth sticker. A non-biglaw job would not pay the kind of salary that you would need to pay back $150K+ of debt. That being said, unless you have personal connections to the LA market, if you go to ND, you may have to stay in the midwest - I don't think ND places well in LA. Do you have any other LA options?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Autoaccept » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:04 pm

I'm decision finalized 4/8 as well. Would a rejection come through the mail, as well?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:06 pm

Autoaccept wrote:I'm decision finalized 4/8 as well. Would a rejection come through the mail, as well?


Yes, both acceptances and rejections are sent through snail mail. Wait list shows up on the status checker.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JenDarby » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:26 pm

Puttanesca wrote:
RedItalus10 wrote:Waitlisted. 159/166/3.7, UG: UCLA. Found out while in the airport on the way back from visiting ND. Is USC worth sticker? ND offered 30k and cost of living is like half of that in LA. I'm pretty sure that I don't want big law. I want to work in LA for sure. I am debt averse.
FWIW: ND was great. Really comfortable and seems like a great fit.

If you are pretty sure you don't want biglaw, USC is definitely not worth sticker. A non-biglaw job would not pay the kind of salary that you would need to pay back $150K+ of debt. That being said, unless you have personal connections to the LA market, if you go to ND, you may have to stay in the midwest - I don't think ND places well in LA. Do you have any other LA options?

This is pretty much what I was going to say. Without biglaw, 200k+ worth of debt is not very realistic.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby LPSDBX » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:48 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Puttanesca wrote:
RedItalus10 wrote:Waitlisted. 159/166/3.7, UG: UCLA. Found out while in the airport on the way back from visiting ND. Is USC worth sticker? ND offered 30k and cost of living is like half of that in LA. I'm pretty sure that I don't want big law. I want to work in LA for sure. I am debt averse.
FWIW: ND was great. Really comfortable and seems like a great fit.

If you are pretty sure you don't want biglaw, USC is definitely not worth sticker. A non-biglaw job would not pay the kind of salary that you would need to pay back $150K+ of debt. That being said, unless you have personal connections to the LA market, if you go to ND, you may have to stay in the midwest - I don't think ND places well in LA. Do you have any other LA options?

This is pretty much what I was going to say. Without biglaw, 200k+ worth of debt is not very realistic.


What about USC's LRAP? How realistic would it be to take on that kind of debt with intentions of going into PI?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby sreichel » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:44 pm

171/3.6ish here from a CA state school, IR 4/8 for what it's worth

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Kenji Khan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:52 pm

Got rejection letter today. Sigh. was DF 4/8. So I guess that's not a good sign for all the other 4/8 DFs....

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Re: USC 2011

Postby RedItalus10 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:26 pm

LPSDBX wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
Puttanesca wrote:
RedItalus10 wrote:Waitlisted. 159/166/3.7, UG: UCLA. Found out while in the airport on the way back from visiting ND. Is USC worth sticker? ND offered 30k and cost of living is like half of that in LA. I'm pretty sure that I don't want big law. I want to work in LA for sure. I am debt averse.
FWIW: ND was great. Really comfortable and seems like a great fit.

If you are pretty sure you don't want biglaw, USC is definitely not worth sticker. A non-biglaw job would not pay the kind of salary that you would need to pay back $150K+ of debt. That being said, unless you have personal connections to the LA market, if you go to ND, you may have to stay in the midwest - I don't think ND places well in LA. Do you have any other LA options?

This is pretty much what I was going to say. Without biglaw, 200k+ worth of debt is not very realistic.


What about USC's LRAP? How realistic would it be to take on that kind of debt with intentions of going into PI?



LRAP at USC is strong as far as I know, but I don't want to have to to PI if I dont want to just because of the debt and then after doing PI for a number of years be handicapped in the private market and then at that point the USC name may not be worth all the trouble anyways. ND said that CA is one of the top locations. It seems that if connections are there (which they are for me, pretty much all my family is in LA, I grew up in LA, etc) then it wouldn't be a problem. I met a girl from the SF Valley (where I'm from) and she got a job with a judge 1L summer and this upcoming summer will be working at the attorney general's office in downtown LA (which is what she wanted to do, she wasn't forced to work there because of lack of opportunity). ND would be roughly 60k cheaper all things included and considering that I want private practice at mid law (maybe 20 lawyers in the office) ND may be the choice. I have no money saved and my parent's are going to give me roughly $800 per month regardless of what the rent is. In South Bend the rent options are like $400-$500, which would put an extra few hundred in my pocket every month. At USC, I'd have to supplement what my parent's are giving with like $200 extra in loan money.

P.S. I appreciate the time people give to offer advice and perspective. TLS has def helped during this tumultuous time.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby gfunkera86 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:57 pm

DF 4/6. Reject. Really disappointed :cry:

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:45 pm

RedItalus10 wrote:
LRAP at USC is strong as far as I know, but I don't want to have to to PI if I dont want to just because of the debt and then after doing PI for a number of years be handicapped in the private market and then at that point the USC name may not be worth all the trouble anyways. ND said that CA is one of the top locations. It seems that if connections are there (which they are for me, pretty much all my family is in LA, I grew up in LA, etc) then it wouldn't be a problem. I met a girl from the SF Valley (where I'm from) and she got a job with a judge 1L summer and this upcoming summer will be working at the attorney general's office in downtown LA (which is what she wanted to do, she wasn't forced to work there because of lack of opportunity). ND would be roughly 60k cheaper all things included and considering that I want private practice at mid law (maybe 20 lawyers in the office) ND may be the choice. I have no money saved and my parent's are going to give me roughly $800 per month regardless of what the rent is. In South Bend the rent options are like $400-$500, which would put an extra few hundred in my pocket every month. At USC, I'd have to supplement what my parent's are giving with like $200 extra in loan money.

P.S. I appreciate the time people give to offer advice and perspective. TLS has def helped during this tumultuous time.


Yeah, if you have connections to LA, you shouldn't have a problem ending up in LA even if you go to ND. Best of luck to you!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby thelibear » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:02 pm

DF 4/6, rejected. Not surprised and not too sad. USD here I come! :)

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Re: USC 2011

Postby samfii » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:10 pm

edit: meant to be a PM :oops:

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Re: USC 2011

Postby gfunkera86 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:54 pm

Did everyone's reject letter come with instruction to apply as a transfer student? Seemed kinda weird...

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Re: USC 2011

Postby cool of law » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:34 pm

are all DF 4/6 rejections?

Just trying to save myself that walk of shame to and from the mailbox...

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JenDarby » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:02 am

PLEASSSEEEE USC. Understand how much I want need you, and recognize that I have stood by your football team all these years, even after moving to Oregon, where I am shunned in bars, and have had a rough few years defending you....if I receive an acceptance letter this week, with any amount of money, I will surely attend. <3 (for now, I will take it back if you reject me, and renounce you forever)

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Re: USC 2011

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:27 am

Waitlisted on Friday. The email came while I was sitting in a 150-year-old lecture hall at Northwestern, so it didn't sting much.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby nakiko2003 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:29 pm

DF 4/6. Still no snail mail here in NC... it seems that most of 4/6 batch are dinged? FINGERS CROSSED....

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Re: USC 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:02 pm

Anyone else get updated to IR 4/9 yesterday? I was previously 3/18 and am sorta fearing the waitlist, but USC is easily my first choice and would deposit tomorrow if they'd let me.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby hwops23 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:18 pm

Is anyone else who went DF 4/1 still waiting on a decision letter in the mail? I got the Law Day email so I called admissions and they told me I was accepted, but I still haven't received anything in the mail officially. Should I be worried?

Also, how long does it take to receive the scholarship application after the acceptance letter?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby snichols16 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:36 pm

hwops23 wrote:Is anyone else who went DF 4/1 still waiting on a decision letter in the mail? I got the Law Day email so I called admissions and they told me I was accepted, but I still haven't received anything in the mail officially. Should I be worried?

Also, how long does it take to receive the scholarship application after the acceptance letter?


I was 4/1, got letter dated 4/4 on 4/5, and got packed yesterday. Still no email for scholarship forms or admitted student portal.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:03 pm

Holy Shit. Just noticed I went DF 4/8.

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JenDarby
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Re: USC 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:56 am

LttleBlakDress wrote:Holy Shit. Just noticed I went DF 4/8.

:shock:

I am so anxious for my mail to come today...I'm on the west coast so I figure any day now....

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Re: USC 2011

Postby krad » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:31 am

Good luck JD :)

I just went IR 3/2 -> IR 4/8... wth?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:11 am

krad wrote:Good luck JD :)

I just went IR 3/2 -> IR 4/8... wth?

Thank you, I'm so anxious!!

I went IR 3/18 -> IR 4/7 -> DF 4/8....I bet you will be getting an answer real soon!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby krad » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:16 am

JenDarby wrote:Thank you, I'm so anxious!!

I went IR 3/18 -> IR 4/7 -> DF 4/8....I bet you will be getting an answer real soon!

Guhhhh nervous! SC is the only thing that could throw a wrench in BU at this point :roll:




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