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jarofsoup
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:34 am

Folks beware before you come here:

The school is ok and the teachers for the most part are good, but SD has a horrible legal market and a very limited limited geographic reach. Do not go thinking big law or that you will have a portable degree.

If you want any more information PM me.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:03 pm

jarofsoup wrote:Folks beware before you come here:

The school is ok and the teachers for the most part are good, but SD has a horrible legal market and a very limited limited geographic reach. Do not go thinking big law or that you will have a portable degree.

If you want any more information PM me.


I think it's safe to say that nearly all markets right now are bad legal markets. That's just the nature of the industry right now. But if you are a specialized person, you're going to have more marketability and that shouldn't deter people from applying and attending, but act as just a normal safeguard when choosing where to go.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Pleasye » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:10 pm

fashiongirl wrote:Ahhh! Good luck mkat! Finally some movement on the PT front.

Pleasye - The 1L at USD mentioned that some 2Ls like to switch to PT so they can work during the semester. I think it's great that they are flexible though!

Oh that's awesome that they let people switch to PT. I had never heard of that before!

Good luck mkat and all other PTers (because I think this means good news for all of you :wink: )!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby wynner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:13 pm

IN!!! 147/157/155 :mrgreen: with 3.7 GPA

Hey guys, do I send in my school financial aid application before I actually decide whether or not I'm attending?

can this be over?
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby can this be over? » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:39 pm

admitted for PT...complete Jan 23. got the package a few days ago...when do you get scholarship info?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby fashiongirl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:00 pm

can this be over? wrote:admitted for PT...complete Jan 23. got the package a few days ago...when do you get scholarship info?


Congrats! You have high #s for PT. Are you gonna be working FT?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:33 pm

wynner wrote:IN!!! 147/157/155 :mrgreen: with 3.7 GPA

Hey guys, do I send in my school financial aid application before I actually decide whether or not I'm attending?


When did you go complete?

Do we know how many PT applicants they generally accept?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby barbaraeliz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:34 pm

In today. (163/LSDAS: 3.53, Bachelor's 3.73). I got a call from my parents (where all my mail goes), so I was wondering if I have to apply separately for scholarship money, or they send another letter? Thanks for any help.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:37 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:Folks beware before you come here:

The school is ok and the teachers for the most part are good, but SD has a horrible legal market and a very limited limited geographic reach. Do not go thinking big law or that you will have a portable degree.

If you want any more information PM me.


I think it's safe to say that nearly all markets right now are bad legal markets. That's just the nature of the industry right now. But if you are a specialized person, you're going to have more marketability and that shouldn't deter people from applying and attending, but act as just a normal safeguard when choosing where to go.



A mid sized firm in San Diego has 10-15 attorneys while a mid sized firm in LA has 80-100 attorneys........just pay attention to rank, but also consider the market before you attend.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Pleasye » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:49 pm

For those asking, my scholarship letter came in the mail a few weeks after my acceptance. I did not fill out their financial aid app or the FAFSA before they sent it to me.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby homerless » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:52 am

BearsGrl wrote:
wynner wrote:IN!!! 147/157/155 :mrgreen: with 3.7 GPA

Hey guys, do I send in my school financial aid application before I actually decide whether or not I'm attending?


When did you go complete?

Do we know how many PT applicants they generally accept?


My year (last year) had about 25 PT'ers. I believe the normal number was 40ish. Not sure why my year was such a small group.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby westcoast » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:30 am

wynner wrote:
Hey guys, do I send in my school financial aid application before I actually decide whether or not I'm attending?


Yes

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby reinert924 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:17 am

fashiongirl wrote:
mkat27 wrote:Decision rendered (complete since early Nov). Applied PT. hopefully it's a good news, if not, I might be a part of the first wave of rejections.

Ahhh! Good luck mkat! Finally some movement on the PT front.

Pleasye - The 1L at USD mentioned that some 2Ls like to switch to PT so they can work during the semester. I think it's great that they are flexible though!


Yay! PT news!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby kakaa001 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:45 am

Okay big question here.

I'm trying to negotiate a scholarship, but I've gotten mixed messages about which email to correspond with. lawaid@sandiego.edu told me to email JDinfo@sandiego.edu. JDinfo@sandiego.edu told me to email lawaid@sandiego.edu.

Has anyone had successful negotiations? Also, which email did you contact to do so?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby can this be over? » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:30 pm

fashiongirl wrote:
can this be over? wrote:admitted for PT...complete Jan 23. got the package a few days ago...when do you get scholarship info?


Congrats! You have high #s for PT. Are you gonna be working FT?


The reason I chose the PT program was because my boss suggested I apply so I could keep working for her. Buutt I'm kinda torn btwn doing that and going to a higher ranked school. Any advice on whats better in the long run...going to a T30 school or USD and getting a lot of work experience?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby akua1209 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:56 pm

I wish they'd tell me something already....waiting is a b*tch :(

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby lawlaw87 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:23 pm

akua1209 wrote:I wish they'd tell me something already....waiting is a b*tch :(


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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Beachbum89 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:34 pm

kakaa001 wrote:Okay big question here.

I'm trying to negotiate a scholarship, but I've gotten mixed messages about which email to correspond with. lawaid@sandiego.edu told me to email JDinfo@sandiego.edu. JDinfo@sandiego.edu told me to email lawaid@sandiego.edu.

Has anyone had successful negotiations? Also, which email did you contact to do so?

Thanks in advance!


I sent my negotiation letter to jdinfo@sandiego.edu and they sent an email back saying they sent my request to the scholarship committee.

kakaa001
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby kakaa001 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:37 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:
kakaa001 wrote:Okay big question here.

I'm trying to negotiate a scholarship, but I've gotten mixed messages about which email to correspond with. lawaid@sandiego.edu told me to email JDinfo@sandiego.edu. JDinfo@sandiego.edu told me to email lawaid@sandiego.edu.

Has anyone had successful negotiations? Also, which email did you contact to do so?

Thanks in advance!


I sent my negotiation letter to jdinfo@sandiego.edu and they sent an email back saying they sent my request to the scholarship committee.


Thank you!!

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby mkat27 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:01 pm

IN via snail mail today!

PT 156/3.49 nonURM
Went complete 11/4, decision rendered 2/15

Really surprised about this... But even more excited! USD PT is ranked higher than Loyola's, too! Not expecting much $$$, but I'm definitely considering attending. Thought I would be an auto-ding, so this is just awesome! Anyone going to the admit student event in March?

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby rdruc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:45 pm

Did you apply to PT only or mark the option that you would consider both?

mkat27
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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby mkat27 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:03 am

rdruc wrote:Did you apply to PT only or mark the option that you would consider both?


I applied PT as my first choice, FT second.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby Eatcow » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:52 pm

I got an email from USD a few days ago asking for my updated Fall transcripts. I had never heard them doing this, I kinda thought I was good to go for this school. I applied way back in late November. Anyone else get this email. I did good Fall quarter so hopefully this pushes me over the acceptance edge!

Oh also they sent me another email like 5 minutes after that one saying to disregard the first email because I had already submitted my Fall transcript to LSAC a while ago.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby fashiongirl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:18 am

mkat27 wrote:IN via snail mail today!

PT 156/3.49 nonURM
Went complete 11/4, decision rendered 2/15

Really surprised about this... But even more excited! USD PT is ranked higher than Loyola's, too! Not expecting much $$$, but I'm definitely considering attending. Thought I would be an auto-ding, so this is just awesome! Anyone going to the admit student event in March?


Ahhh I already commented on your LSN but congrats again! I really hope I can get into the PT program so I can keep my job in SD.

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Re: University of San Diego 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:26 pm

fashiongirl wrote:
mkat27 wrote:IN via snail mail today!

PT 156/3.49 nonURM
Went complete 11/4, decision rendered 2/15

Really surprised about this... But even more excited! USD PT is ranked higher than Loyola's, too! Not expecting much $$$, but I'm definitely considering attending. Thought I would be an auto-ding, so this is just awesome! Anyone going to the admit student event in March?


Ahhh I already commented on your LSN but congrats again! I really hope I can get into the PT program so I can keep my job in SD.


Do we know how rejections differ from accepts? I thought they didn't send out WLs until later. I thought SD operated their lists different in that people that heard up until maybe mid-March or so were accepted and then around mid-March and beyond, people were WLed or rejected?

MKat - Can you share what your mailings section looked like?




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