Loyola LA 2011

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dai
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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby dai » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:38 pm

Just got my decision letter in the mail today. It was mailed out on the 28th. In with $87k.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:12 pm

dai wrote:Just got my decision letter in the mail today. It was mailed out on the 28th. In with $87k.


Congratulations! What are you thinking?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:27 pm

dtl wrote:I am also most likely going to end up picking between Loyola and USD and figured I would toss this in for your consideration:

Loyola is literally a one city block complex surrounded by a fairly bad neighborhood. You will most likely drive into their compound through the underground parking and drive out to the freeway.

UCD is fucking beautiful and near the beach. It was rated the fourth best kept/scenic campus in the nation last year by USWNR.

This is the only thing leaning me towards USD atm. I do not think the difference in obtaining work in LA is that large if thats where you want to end up going. On the other hand quality of life may very well be much higher at USD.


You go to USD if you want to work there; you go to Loyola If you want LA. If you have connections in (for example) LA but want to go to USD for school, then you may be able to make that choice; same goes for connections in SD but wanting LLS... Simply desiring to go work in the SD or LA job markets won't open doors for you. The fact of the matter is, the schools' respective alumni bases self-selected for one place or another.

A Loyolan is going to have more help from LLS alums than a USD student from USD alums (because there are fewer of them in LA). On top of that, a Loyolan will have more opportunities to network and get involved with local attorneys, which also helps in finding LA work... Same song, different verse for the USD student in San Diego.

tl; dr version: There is a pretty big difference. Don't underestimate the power of location, networking, and alumni.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby jamiLAW » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:11 am

So I was admitted in December with the $87k scholarship, and I filled out the FAFSA last month...

I just received a letter in the mail with the title "Financial Aid Award Letter", which basically says that I am eligible for several grants, but also says that I'm eligible for a $29,000 "Loyola Scholarship". I'm going to be calling the school first thing Monday morning, but does this sound like they are offering a need-based scholarship on top of the merit-based one? If so, I'm very excited!

P.S. I live in the Los Angeles area, so I'm sure some of you will be getting letters in the mail in the next few days!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby RedItalus10 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:26 am

i got the same letter...the 29k is the yearly compensation coming from the 87k scholly (29x3 = 87)....just curious, those who got the 87k option what other schools are you looking at? as of now it between Hastings, Notre Dame and Loyola (87k)....Im still waiting on USC also..Im pretty sure i DONT want big law....i think i would like mid-law (roughly 100-125k starting...roughly 20 lawyers in the office)

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:40 am

jamiLAW wrote:So I was admitted in December with the $87k scholarship, and I filled out the FAFSA last month...

I just received a letter in the mail with the title "Financial Aid Award Letter", which basically says that I am eligible for several grants, but also says that I'm eligible for a $29,000 "Loyola Scholarship". I'm going to be calling the school first thing Monday morning, but does this sound like they are offering a need-based scholarship on top of the merit-based one? If so, I'm very excited!

P.S. I live in the Los Angeles area, so I'm sure some of you will be getting letters in the mail in the next few days!


Does your letter specifically mention grants? I just received the Financial Aid Award Letter today, and I also have the $29K/year Loyola scholarship, but my letter does not ever mention grants.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:19 pm

jamiLAW wrote:So I was admitted in December with the $87k scholarship, and I filled out the FAFSA last month...

I just received a letter in the mail with the title "Financial Aid Award Letter", which basically says that I am eligible for several grants, but also says that I'm eligible for a $29,000 "Loyola Scholarship". I'm going to be calling the school first thing Monday morning, but does this sound like they are offering a need-based scholarship on top of the merit-based one? If so, I'm very excited!

P.S. I live in the Los Angeles area, so I'm sure some of you will be getting letters in the mail in the next few days!

Like the posters above me said, the 29k is the annual compensation from your 87k scholarship. It should say "Loyola Scholarship - entering" in the column to the left of it on your letter. The "grants" you mention, that should appear underneath the scholarship, are most likely not grants, but rather are the loans you will receive to cover the rest of the COA: "Direct Subsidized Loan," "Direct Unsubsidized Loan," and "Direct Graduate Plus Loan." Unless you actually are receiving grants... If you read the back of the second page that came with your letter, it breaks down how to read the information found in your letter.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby barklm » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:29 pm

dai wrote:Just got my decision letter in the mail today. It was mailed out on the 28th. In with $87k.


Ditto here! Required to stay within top 30% of the class and maintain participation in public interest work.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby berkeleyman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:51 pm

status finally says a decision has been made.....I was staring at "complete" since 11/29, it'll be nice to have an answer by the end of the week finally...

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby skirschner1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:07 pm

berkeleyman wrote:status finally says a decision has been made.....I was staring at "complete" since 11/29, it'll be nice to have an answer by the end of the week finally...

Me too. Either way I just want an answer.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Mike088 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Also decision rendered.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:24 pm

ARRGHH still at complete :?


When did you guys apply? i applied in mid jan

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby berkeleyman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:28 pm

I applied 11/29

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Kinderby » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:05 am

!!!! I'm DR too! Sitting at complete for two months (I know, some people have waited a lot longer). Even earlier today, it still said complete. Yay!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby smittelman6 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:46 am

DR 2/28 and just got my packet in the mail today, 87k! geez it takes a long time for mail to get from ca to ny...

just so happened that i also called USD today and had a really nice chat with their dean of career services, and am leaning toward them. probably will withdraw before the end of the month, hopefully someone else can take my spot and money... :)

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:55 am

smittelman6 wrote:DR 2/28 and just got my packet in the mail today, 87k! geez it takes a long time for mail to get from ca to ny...

just so happened that i also called USD today and had a really nice chat with their dean of career services, and am leaning toward them. probably will withdraw before the end of the month, hopefully someone else can take my spot and money... :)


Thank you. Please write a note in your withdrawal statement to divert the $$$ to me :D

But in all seriousness, congrats.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:15 pm

I went complete mid-November and I finally received the DR screen today. Loyola is my top-choice so I hope it goes well.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:36 pm

good luck^!!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby MrMisiu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:05 am

Thanks a lot! I'm a splitter, so I'm really worried. I've been waitlisted on my last 4 or 5 decisions, but it doesn't look like Loyola is waitlisting yet (according to LSN) adding to the anxiety.
Good luck and I hope they finish reviewing your application soon.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby strokes4ever » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:36 am

MrMisiu wrote:I went complete mid-November and I finally received the DR screen today. Loyola is my top-choice so I hope it goes well.


same here. went complete 1/21 and decision made (finally!) wednesday 3/9. really really really hoping its an acceptance. i'm in the same boat as you are. 3/4 of my last decisions have been waitlists (albeit at places where i didn't think i would even be waitlisted), and i'm a reverse splitter (high GPA, lowish LSAT).

good luck Misiu!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby MrMisiu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:23 am

Good luck to you too, strokes4ever! Monday is going to feel like an eternity away.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby strokes4ever » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:46 am

you're lucky! i live on the east coast, and it'll probably take a full weak at least for me to get whatever's being sent my way.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby MrMisiu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:01 pm

I'm on the east coast too (New Jersey), but fortunately I live in an area that somehow receives mail very quickly- regardless of distance. Letters from California have consistently been arriving four days after they were sent.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby strokes4ever » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:41 pm

MrMisiu wrote:I'm on the east coast too (New Jersey), but fortunately I live in an area that somehow receives mail very quickly- regardless of distance. Letters from California have consistently been arriving four days after they were sent.


got it. in that case, great! hoping you and I both hear good news!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Mike088 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:34 pm

Waitlisted. Didn't expect that at all.

Guess i might be choosing between just santa clara and san diego now.




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