South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:00 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:My decision letter got mailed today as well. I'm really excited since I just put in my application last week. That was a quick turnaround. I must have caught them right before a rolling date.

Best of luck, Icecold. I hope we both get acceptances and scholarships.

Cutecarmel is right on target. I'm with her on your guys' post. There seems to be a lot of trash-talking of South Carolina, and I wish people would actually experience the school and the lawyer community before posting about it.

I haven't seen any trash talking. Insular and South Carolina go hand in hand. You can look back at threads about SC in years past and you'll see the word insular used over and over again. Even my professors have warned me its tough getting a law job around here. Lots of people who have made these comments actually live in this state, so believe what you want.

And eandy was just being honest and truthful in saying that S. Carolina has gone down hill over the years, dropping out of Tier 2 completely usually happens for a reason, and I even had an alumni tell me just recently that they think the quality of the school has gone down a lot in the last ten years or so.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:44 pm

The bottom line is that applicants should visit and make their decision based on their own experiences rather than what the internet says. The poster could be perfectly correct, but often people give information based on what they've heard others say rather than what they learned for themselves.

kmokeefe wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:My decision letter got mailed today as well. I'm really excited since I just put in my application last week. That was a quick turnaround. I must have caught them right before a rolling date.

Best of luck, Icecold. I hope we both get acceptances and scholarships.

Cutecarmel is right on target. I'm with her on your guys' post. There seems to be a lot of trash-talking of South Carolina, and I wish people would actually experience the school and the lawyer community before posting about it.

I haven't seen any trash talking. Insular and South Carolina go hand in hand. You can look back at threads about SC in years past and you'll see the word insular used over and over again. Even my professors have warned me its tough getting a law job around here. Lots of people who have made these comments actually live in this state, so believe what you want.

And eandy was just being honest and truthful in saying that S. Carolina has gone down hill over the years, dropping out of Tier 2 completely usually happens for a reason, and I even had an alumni tell me just recently that they think the quality of the school has gone down a lot in the last ten years or so.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eandy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:52 pm

I gave my opinion based on being from the state,working in multiple law firms within it, and job searching myself within the state. You don't have to listen to me if you don't want to, but I wouldn't call my opinion a "random internet opinion."

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:22 am

Ok, let me clarify a few things before we all get our feathers up in a ruffle here. I would have posted earlier, but I've been out and about doing stuff.
The thread I am referring to concerning the trash talking is here http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=144117. I did not state this thread specifically, and for the most part people have been civil here.


Eandy, I appreciated your opinion and took note of it. You were not one of the people I was referring to as trash talking it.

I apologize if I gave the impression I said you were trash-talking, but that was not my intention. That material occurred elsewhere. I have noticed a lot of negative attitudes towards it, some of which I think I can safely dismiss as wanderlust in younger applicants. Some of it I can't, and I think that Eandy's post and tfleming9 in the other thread have been especially useful.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:21 am

Regardless. It's too much of a risk for me. I can't put myself and my family through the kind of burden that a degree from South Carolina might give me if I have no job prospects in the state because I'm a yankee (not a proud one, mind you).

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 am

Calm down. Your opinion could be 100% correct, I'm not debating with you on that (or anything for that matter). That is not the issue. Its a good skill not to just blindly trust what other people say without making the effort to verify the information or form your own opinions. If SC is my top choice school and I look on this site and say, "oh, someone says SC is insular, I guess I can't go" that would be foolish.

eandy wrote:I gave my opinion based on being from the state,working in multiple law firms within it, and job searching myself within the state. You don't have to listen to me if you don't want to, but I wouldn't call my opinion a "random internet opinion."

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:45 am

The most important thing about being a Yankee in the South is pretending you aren't one. 8) (I'm secretly a Yankee for the first twelve years of my life, but I moved to NM and became a Southwesterner)

I've lived with Southerners long enough to pretend that I'm native now!

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Same here. Its nice to be able to jump back and forth and be both :)

Scotusnerd wrote:The most important thing about being a Yankee in the South is pretending you aren't one. 8) (I'm secretly a Yankee for the first twelve years of my life, but I moved to NM and became a Southwesterner)

I've lived with Southerners long enough to pretend that I'm native now!

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby icecold3000 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:24 pm

Admitted today with OOS scholarship. Does anyone know anything about establishing residency in South Carolina?

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:28 am

You have to have lived there for at least a year. They can reevaluate your resident status every six months. You can call the residency department for more...let me find the link.

http://www.sc.edu/bursar/instate.shtml

The woman I got when I asked was nice but was only a grad assistant. You may have to be persistent.

Also found this: --LinkRemoved--

This seems to be the regulations if you want to find the exact definitions of stuff. I'd still call em though.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby icecold3000 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:17 am

Scotusnerd wrote:You have to have lived there for at least a year. They can reevaluate your resident status every six months. You can call the residency department for more...let me find the link.

http://www.sc.edu/bursar/instate.shtml

The woman I got when I asked was nice but was only a grad assistant. You may have to be persistent.

Also found this: --LinkRemoved--

This seems to be the regulations if you want to find the exact definitions of stuff. I'd still call em though.


Thanks for your help. Unlike North Carolina, it looks like South Carolina is not extremely difficult to establish residency.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:18 pm

Having a driver's license and vehicle registration plus voter card before school even starts would be very useful. You could tell them that you plan to take the South Carolina Bar exam and intend to stay after completing your schooling. Also, talk to other students and so on when you're in there to see what they did or do. Most of the people I met while on the tour were from out-of-state, actually.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:58 pm

I just got my letter back form the school. I have been accepted to the school and put into consideration for merit scholarships. Should hear back on that in March, sweet.

Sent in my deposit. I'm going here.

The current regulations were adopted for the 2008-2009 school year, I believe. Here's the link again: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby icecold3000 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:06 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:I just got my letter back form the school. I have been accepted to the school and put into consideration for merit scholarships. Should hear back on that in March, sweet.

Sent in my deposit. I'm going here.

The current regulations were adopted for the 2008-2009 school year, I believe. Here's the link again: --LinkRemoved--


I am leaning that way as well, but I am holding off making a decision until closer to the deposit cutoff.

Since I am married, I think that as a spouse of a tax paying full time worker, I will be able to establish residency in 12 months.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:39 pm

That sounds about right, Icecold.

Best of luck! Hopefully I'll see you at University of South Carolina.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:52 pm

Was wondering if anyone knows how generous South Carolina is with scholarships?

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:15 am

They're a public university, and from what I understand, they're pretty generous. A lot of out-of-state students get instate tuition as a scholarship. You can find the numbers on their LSAC law school info.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sjohnson4382 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:30 pm

In at USC. Unfortunately I don't think I'll receive any money, but that's not a problem as my main concern was just being admitted.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby iosborn12 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:13 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:Was wondering if anyone knows how generous South Carolina is with scholarships?


I got instate tuition (2.95, 168) and tried to negotiate for more based on a roughly 3/4 scholarship at Alabama. No dice. Its too bad. I went to Clemson for undergrad and would like to live in South Carolina, but USC jr. is just to much $ for the risk.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby roneman90 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:31 pm

iosborn12 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:Was wondering if anyone knows how generous South Carolina is with scholarships?


I got instate tuition (2.95, 168) and tried to negotiate for more based on a roughly 3/4 scholarship at Alabama. No dice. Its too bad. I went to Clemson for undergrad and would like to live in South Carolina, but USC jr. is just to much $ for the risk.



Ahh theres taters in the thread. Haha I kid.

I am not sure if you posted this above, but when did you apply/get admitted?

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:07 pm

I was wondering that too.

Here's what I understand about their scholarships from the letter they sent me:

They hand out out of state/instate scholarships with letters of admittance. I'm guessing they do this based on grades, quality of application or possibly a first-come, first-serve basis.

I was informed that they would determine merit scholarships in early march, after most applications had been received. The Committee on Admissions determines this, which I understand is professors and administrators.

Incidently, they have an admitted student day on March 24th.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dolfan0516 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:10 pm

FYI I received a full tuition scholarship the other day. Came in my acceptance letter

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Are you instate or out of state?

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MashOnTheGas » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:35 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Are you instate or out of state?


I know this wasn't directed to me, but I received full tuition in my acceptance letter as an in-state.

It appears dolfan0516 is out of state, so I guess they are awarding full tuition to both at this point.

No stips in my offer, but I'm going to call to make sure.

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Re: South Carolina c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dolfan0516 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:37 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Are you instate or out of state?


OOS. Said deans scholarship and will be covered by combo of in state tuition waiver and other merit aid that will cover full amount of tuition each year. Not a specific set $$ amount




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