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Arbiter213
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Re: USC 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:14 pm

masochist wrote:
glitter178 wrote:i am under review 11/22 and hardly care anymore. anyone else feeling disheartened about all the bad info about job prospects for lawyers? i've never had a plan B and now i'm not so sure law school is the best decision....


Don't worry. Things will either improve by the time we are looking for jobs, or the student loan bubble will collapse in 2009 housing market style leaving us first in line for the bailout. :)


My backup plan is getting a teaching certificate in a rich suburb.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby justadude55 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:15 pm

i think in terms of being a sure fire way to be in the upper class, like "ooooo that kid has to be rich, because his dad's a lawyer," law is not like that anymore and may have always been overplayed.

but in terms of being better than just a bachelors and a decent standard of living, if you work hard and are good at it, i think the demise is being exaggerated.

it is definitely better to have a law degree than not to have one.

everyone in law predicts it will change over 3 years.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby masochist » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:28 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
masochist wrote:
glitter178 wrote:i am under review 11/22 and hardly care anymore. anyone else feeling disheartened about all the bad info about job prospects for lawyers? i've never had a plan B and now i'm not so sure law school is the best decision....


Don't worry. Things will either improve by the time we are looking for jobs, or the student loan bubble will collapse in 2009 housing market style leaving us first in line for the bailout. :)


My backup plan is getting a teaching certificate in a rich suburb.


I was thinking of faking my own death and opening a jerk chicken stand in Negril as a back-up plan.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:33 pm

All of us who have been decision finalized for almost a month now- Would it be ridiculous if we didn't hear anything this or next week? gettin ANXIOUS

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Re: USC 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:39 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
glitter178 wrote:i am under review 11/22 and hardly care anymore. anyone else feeling disheartened about all the bad info about job prospects for lawyers? i've never had a plan B and now i'm not so sure law school is the best decision....


I share the same date but not the sentiment. Call me the optimist but things usually work out fine if you work/try/want/slave hard enough.


Not sure I agree with that, but I have a different outlook: I have nothing in my life, no evidence, that I will not demolish law school and be a success. I have decent evidence that I will. I recognize that this is arrogance of a very high order, but either the job market will be better in three years and I'll be fine, or the job market won't be, and I'll be screwed no matter what I do.

Only regret is I'm not doing leveraging my GPA when it's valuable.


Well mine is a personal sentiment, considering where my life has been. I dug out of that hole, so everything else just seems so easy by comparison.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
glitter178 wrote:i am under review 11/22 and hardly care anymore. anyone else feeling disheartened about all the bad info about job prospects for lawyers? i've never had a plan B and now i'm not so sure law school is the best decision....


I share the same date but not the sentiment. Call me the optimist but things usually work out fine if you work/try/want/slave hard enough.


Not sure I agree with that, but I have a different outlook: I have nothing in my life, no evidence, that I will not demolish law school and be a success. I have decent evidence that I will. I recognize that this is arrogance of a very high order, but either the job market will be better in three years and I'll be fine, or the job market won't be, and I'll be screwed no matter what I do.

Only regret is I'm not doing leveraging my GPA when it's valuable.


Well mine is a personal sentiment, considering where my life has been. I dug out of that hole, so everything else just seems so easy by comparison.


Fair enough- very different places in life, you and I. I've just seen enough people around me fail despite hard work and gumption that I can't believe it will just all be ok guaranteed. That + competence definitely puts you in the top 1% though, in terms of likelihood of success.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:38 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Fair enough- very different places in life, you and I. I've just seen enough people around me fail despite hard work and gumption that I can't believe it will just all be ok guaranteed. That + competence definitely puts you in the top 1% though, in terms of likelihood of success.


Well maybe not so different in the way that everyone around me fail too. But I don't, at least not permanently. I always succeed, eventually. I simply don't give up.

ETA: I think having the attitude/confidence that I will never fail forever helps me not to fail forever.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby glitter178 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Fair enough- very different places in life, you and I. I've just seen enough people around me fail despite hard work and gumption that I can't believe it will just all be ok guaranteed. That + competence definitely puts you in the top 1% though, in terms of likelihood of success.


Well maybe not so different in the way that everyone around me fail too. But I don't, at least not permanently. I always succeed, eventually. I simply don't give up.

ETA: I think having the attitude/confidence that I will never fail forever helps me not to fail forever.



i'm not so much worried about failing... but all the people around me who i love think law school = great life and if that doesn't happen for me, they are going to be very disappointed. i'm worried that i'll let them down.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:43 pm

glitter178 wrote:i'm not so much worried about failing... but all the people around me who i love think law school = great life and if that doesn't happen for me, they are going to be very disappointed. i'm worried that i'll let them down.


You are only accountable to yourself (and your family, no not your parents, spouse and kids) in the end. Do things so you can be happy with your life regardless.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JTMan » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:51 pm

No offense but lets put the whining in a different thread. This is about USC applications.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:54 pm

JTMan wrote:No offense but lets put the whining in a different thread. This is about USC applications.


+1

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:09 pm

smokeylarue wrote:All of us who have been decision finalized for almost a month now- Would it be ridiculous if we didn't hear anything this or next week? gettin ANXIOUS

Well the decision has already been made.. can't imagine you would have to wait longer than next week.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:36 pm

10/7--> 11/18 --> 12/14 --> 1/3.

Hopefully more decisions start being made this week? I applaud the patience of those who have been sitting at DF since 12/8. If I knew my decision had been made almost a month ago but I hadn't heard yet, I would have gone crazy by now.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:02 pm

leopard, are those FOUR in review date changes??

I went from UR 12/12 to UR 1/2. (always on a Sunday...)

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JakeL » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:10 pm

Lol I am just going to mentally trash the notion in my head that I had an outside shot at getting into this school.
Only status update has been "Complete" since 10/19!
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Re: USC 2011

Postby WonkyPanda » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:53 pm

Still in review since 12/12 =\

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Lasers » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:12 pm

was in review 12/9/10 i think...just switched to 1/1/11 still UR.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:33 am

JJDancer wrote:leopard, are those FOUR in review date changes??

I went from UR 12/12 to UR 1/2. (always on a Sunday...)


Yes, yes they are. I am above both 75ths. I've loved USC ever since I visited in high school. I applied to USC undergrad twice and was rejected both times, so I would be really ecstatic about an acceptance. I'm hoping the third time's the charm. Fingers crossed for good news for everyone this week!

ETA: Somehow between last night and early this morning, my status changed to decision finalized 1/3!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby giddybiscuit » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:38 am

Complete since 11/11. I'm getting impatient. I should at least be under review by now? -_-

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Pink » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:51 am

giddybiscuit wrote:Complete since 11/11. I'm getting impatient. I should at least be under review by now? -_-


Complete since 11/8. Right there with ya. :?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:59 am

leopardRAWR wrote:
JJDancer wrote:leopard, are those FOUR in review date changes??

Yes, yes they are. I am above both 75ths. I've loved USC ever since I visited in high school. I applied to USC undergrad twice and was rejected both times, so I would be really ecstatic about an acceptance. I'm hoping the third time's the charm. Fingers crossed for good news for everyone this week!

ETA: Somehow between last night and early this morning, my status changed to decision finalized 1/3!

Aaaaaah! Leopard! So exciting!!! I'm sure it's good news :)

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Re: USC 2011

Postby duckmoney » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:05 pm

Yep, decision finalized 1/3 as well.

Does anyone know when they send out scholarship information? Is it with acceptance letter or does it come later?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby JJDancer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:16 pm

duckmoney wrote:Yep, decision finalized 1/3 as well.

Does anyone know when they send out scholarship information? Is it with acceptance letter or does it come later?

Basically zero people have gotten their letter yet so we have no clue. I think later (this is a vague guess).

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Re: USC 2011

Postby QuailMan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:47 pm

Also at decision finalized 1/3.

Submitted 10/20, above both 75ths

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Re: USC 2011

Postby applepiecrust » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:12 pm

Also at decision finalized 1/3.

Submitted around 11/2, but didn't go complete until 12/12 because I forgot they could see I was signed up for an LSAT retake.
Very quick turnaround in that case, especially given the holidays.

How does USC typically inform applicants of the decisions?




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