Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby matth213 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:07 pm

In with 1/2 tuition scholarship. I'll be there on the 3rd, I want to practice in the area and I'm interested to hear what McG has to say. See y'all there whom are visiting this Friday, and good luck to those still in their admissions cycles.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby JDndMSW » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:56 am

... looking at apartments kinda getting excited :D

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby acmass » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:30 pm

LAFish wrote:So who's going to Legal Scholars Day this Friday? And what are you guys wearing... the admissions lady said business causal so I'm assuming a dress shirt and khakis right?


When I went to Legal Scholars Day last year, people wore a WIDE range of stuff. I wore business casual (slacks, blouse, close-toed shoes), but other people were in sweatshirts and jeans. You'll pretty much be fine in anything.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby onedavetoomany » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:58 pm

Just received the acceptance packet! $25k/year plus first year books. Went decision rendered on 1/26

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby tolson1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:47 pm

Guys is there another scholars day for those who are accepted around/after this one? I am waiting for my decision in the mail and I don't know if I can travel to Cali.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Beachbum89 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:37 pm

tolson1 wrote:Guys is there another scholars day for those who are accepted around/after this one? I am waiting for my decision in the mail and I don't know if I can travel to Cali.


There were a couple dates listed in my admissions packet.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby tolson1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:57 pm

Could you please let me know if there are others at later dates? I would think so but I am trying to make sure, to determine if I should attempt to visit this friday.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Beachbum89 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:05 pm

tolson1 wrote:Could you please let me know if there are others at later dates? I would think so but I am trying to make sure, to determine if I should attempt to visit this friday.


There were definitely later dates. There was definitely at least one in March and April.

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Postby onedavetoomany » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 pm

tolson1 wrote:Could you please let me know if there are others at later dates? I would think so but I am trying to make sure, to determine if I should attempt to visit this friday.


March 9th, March 30th, April 20th.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby tolson1 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:01 pm

In with 18,000 a year scholarship. Nice, but with 40,000+ tuition & 12,000+ living expenses, thats easily $100,000 in debt. Has anyone negotiated scholarships with Pacific-McGeorge?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby bulldoglaw » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:06 pm

Got an acceptance about a week ago, with $7500/year.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:56 am

tolson1 wrote:In with 18,000 a year scholarship. Nice, but with 40,000+ tuition & 12,000+ living expenses, thats easily $100,000 in debt. Has anyone negotiated scholarships with Pacific-McGeorge?


This is what I have been thinking. I've also been trying to inquire if anyone has negotiated and I haven't gotten a response. Personally, I sent the dean of admissions and e-mail last Monday (1/23) and haven't received a response yet...

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby bessmarvin89 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:50 am

tolson1 wrote:In with 18,000 a year scholarship. Nice, but with 40,000+ tuition & 12,000+ living expenses, thats easily $100,000 in debt. Has anyone negotiated scholarships with Pacific-McGeorge?


Same boat as you. I don't know how I feel about the debt. :/

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby der_saeufer » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:31 am

Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.

Legal Scholars Day today was pretty cool, and it included what I thought was a neat feature: a panel of five current students answered questions with no faculty or staff in the room, and they seemed quite honest when asked for negative thoughts as well as positive ones.

I was also impressed with how few of the admitted students today were locals--we all know McGeorge is sort of a regional school, but there were students from everywhere, many with no ties whatsoever to Sacramento.

I have the numbers to do "better" and a couple "better" admits already, but I still might end up here. I know I wouldn't regret it if I did.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Dman » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:11 am

der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.



This is a misleading statement. The median GPA is around a 2.81. There is no forced curve on how many As, BS or Cs one must give, but there is pressure to curve to about a 2.8. These grade distributions are posted outside of records, take a look at the 1L classes. You will notice profs who give As also gives Cs and Ds, there are also a few socialist graders where there might be only 1 A- but only a couple Cs.

The curve is very much alive.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby der_saeufer » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:29 pm

Dman wrote:
der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.



This is a misleading statement. The median GPA is around a 2.81. There is no forced curve on how many As, BS or Cs one must give, but there is pressure to curve to about a 2.8. These grade distributions are posted outside of records, take a look at the 1L classes. You will notice profs who give As also gives Cs and Ds, there are also a few socialist graders where there might be only 1 A- but only a couple Cs.

The curve is very much alive.


Noted, and thanks.

It would seem that it would still make it difficult for them to stack sections like some schools do with the intent of causing people to lose scholarships, though they clearly do give money with a top-1/3 stip to more than 1/3 of the entering class.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Dman » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:52 pm

der_saeufer wrote:
Dman wrote:
der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.



This is a misleading statement. The median GPA is around a 2.81. There is no forced curve on how many As, BS or Cs one must give, but there is pressure to curve to about a 2.8. These grade distributions are posted outside of records, take a look at the 1L classes. You will notice profs who give As also gives Cs and Ds, there are also a few socialist graders where there might be only 1 A- but only a couple Cs.

The curve is very much alive.


Noted, and thanks.

It would seem that it would still make it difficult for them to stack sections like some schools do with the intent of causing people to lose scholarships, though they clearly do give money with a top-1/3 stip to more than 1/3 of the entering class.


I partially disagree with this. I am not saying that section stacking exists one way or the other because it is hard to have any verifiable supporting evidence. However, with that caveat in mind, You are still graded against your piers in your section to compete for the few high marks allocated. In many classes out of a section of 80 + students, there was only about 3 As. So if you "stack" high value scholarship people all into the same section, they have to fight each other to be one of the 3 who get As and so on for A- B + etc. The end result is if you have a section with 70% of the people have scholarships, the majority's GPA will be watered down.

Class ranking is calculated by entire class, so the 3 sections of 80 people get all mushed together. If you were in an "easier" section with profs that gave more high marks with less competitive applicants, you could of had a lesser performance and still out rank people in the "tougher" section, thereby push them farther down and causing a larger portion of the "stacked"section to lose their schollies.

Just something to consider.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby fl0 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:22 pm

Hey! Im a girl from Spain and I just got accepted in the LLM program, so I might have some classes with you guys :)
Im also considering the on-campus housing

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby LWOP » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:36 pm

der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.

Legal Scholars Day today was pretty cool, and it included what I thought was a neat feature: a panel of five current students answered questions with no faculty or staff in the room, and they seemed quite honest when asked for negative thoughts as well as positive ones.

I was also impressed with how few of the admitted students today were locals--we all know McGeorge is sort of a regional school, but there were students from everywhere, many with no ties whatsoever to Sacramento.

I have the numbers to do "better" and a couple "better" admits already, but I still might end up here. I know I wouldn't regret it if I did.

from what I have heard from a reliable source, yes they do stack

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby gokickrocks » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:59 pm

LWOP wrote:
der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.

Legal Scholars Day today was pretty cool, and it included what I thought was a neat feature: a panel of five current students answered questions with no faculty or staff in the room, and they seemed quite honest when asked for negative thoughts as well as positive ones.

I was also impressed with how few of the admitted students today were locals--we all know McGeorge is sort of a regional school, but there were students from everywhere, many with no ties whatsoever to Sacramento.

I have the numbers to do "better" and a couple "better" admits already, but I still might end up here. I know I wouldn't regret it if I did.

from what I have heard from a reliable source, yes they do stack



As a current student, I can also say that they do stack. Another reason why I recommend negotiating your scholarship with Dean Barrett.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Dash41 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:33 am

gokickrocks wrote:
LWOP wrote:
der_saeufer wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Speaking of that, does anyone know if McGeorge stacks their sections?


There wouldn't be any purpose for doing so: McGeorge doesn't use a grading curve.

Legal Scholars Day today was pretty cool, and it included what I thought was a neat feature: a panel of five current students answered questions with no faculty or staff in the room, and they seemed quite honest when asked for negative thoughts as well as positive ones.

I was also impressed with how few of the admitted students today were locals--we all know McGeorge is sort of a regional school, but there were students from everywhere, many with no ties whatsoever to Sacramento.

I have the numbers to do "better" and a couple "better" admits already, but I still might end up here. I know I wouldn't regret it if I did.

from what I have heard from a reliable source, yes they do stack



As a current student, I can also say that they do stack. Another reason why I recommend negotiating your scholarship with Dean Barrett.


Can you negotiate the stipulations?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:51 am

Gokickrocks,

What does it mean to stack sections?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby Dash41 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:52 am

SplitLife wrote:Gokickrocks,

What does it mean to stack sections?


They put all the scholarship kids in the same section so they compete with each other for grades. Essentially, it ensures for the school that some of the kids will lose their scholarship. At least this is what I heard what stacking sections is.

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby SplitLife » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:08 am

Dash41 wrote:
SplitLife wrote:Gokickrocks,

What does it mean to stack sections?


They put all the scholarship kids in the same section so they compete with each other for grades. Essentially, it ensures for the school that some of the kids will lose their scholarship. At least this is what I heard what stacking sections is.


Assuming what you're saying is correct, if one does not receive a scholarship, and gets placed in a section with non-scholarship kids who are probably less likely to work as hard, and probably have lower LSAT scores and GPAs coming in...it would be relatively safe to assume that one would have an easier time earning top grades, perhaps?

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Re: Pacific-McGeorge c/o 2015 (2011-12 cycle)

Postby h2oplyer7 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:50 pm

Went to Scholar's Day last week. I very enjoyed meeting the faculty. I am not so keen on the location or the facilities, but I did pay the first seat deposit since the school will be free for me.




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