University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

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whsy
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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby whsy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:24 pm

This school is ridiculous... submitted early December, I have not had any correspondence from the school ever since I went complete.

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby cnk » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:17 pm

whsy wrote:This school is ridiculous... submitted early December, I have not had any correspondence from the school ever since I went complete.


i had submitted in November and did not hear back til the end of Feb, i feel ya.

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby honolulu_hopeful » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:52 am

cnk wrote:
whsy wrote:This school is ridiculous... submitted early December, I have not had any correspondence from the school ever since I went complete.


i had submitted in November and did not hear back til the end of Feb, i feel ya.


Mid November. Still nothing

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:49 pm

A Message from Dean Brand About the U.S. News Rankings

Congratulations again on your admission to the University of San Francisco School of Law. I suspect you have well-deserved choices about which law school to attend. As you consider those choices, I would like to address an issue that is on the minds of many of our applicants, and indeed, the entire University of San Francisco School of Law community—the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, which placed USF at 144, down from 106.

Of course, we are extremely disappointed with the new ranking and believe it fails to reflect the true quality of our school and the accomplishments of our thousands of alumni. Thus, at the outset, we assure you that the change in rankings does not reflect any change in the quality of the law school. We are known for our outstanding teachers, our collaborative and vibrant learning environment, and our welcoming and diverse community, all factors that the rankings do not measure and which are critical to your professional success. We are confident that USF retains its strong regional reputation and that our graduates will continue to pursue successful, rewarding career paths.

The sudden change in the rankings is largely attributable to a change in the methodology used to calculate employment numbers. While the new formula favors full-time, long-term employment in which bar passage is required or a JD is an advantage, it discounts the innovative and nontraditional—but no less rewarding—career paths that many USF graduates have taken, including work in international public interest organizations, in business, and in government agencies. Moreover, U.S. News is only one benchmark. Other employment indicators tell a different story: Forbes magazine this month ranked USF among the top 25 law schools whose graduates earn the most, while a previous study by a Loyola Law School professor deemed USF a top producer of big firm partners in San Francisco. Nonetheless, we recognize that the rankings have serious real and perceived effects. We are committed to redoubling efforts to improve all of the indicators that comprise the rankings.

We also recognize that we must continue to evolve to achieve our goals and to fulfill our mission. In fact, action has already been taken: for example, last year our Office of Career Planning was restructured with an eye toward improving student services and strengthening connections with employers. In addition, a school-wide strategic planning process has resulted in proposals that will expand academic support for students and curricular changes that will enhance our already-strong skills training to help our graduates successfully engage the job market. Like many schools, we are also responding to a shrinking legal market by accepting fewer students, which in turn will improve our graduates’ employment opportunities.

Finally this: We are proud of the law school and its legacy of diversifying the legal profession by taking a more holistic approach to admissions. Our graduates use their education in innovative ways, diversifying what it means to be a lawyer. USF is a bold and imaginative leader in the effort to adapt to a new legal landscape by providing the best in skills training for our students and creating opportunities for them to gain the experience necessary to thrive in today’s employment market.

We have pledged to our community and we pledge to you that we will work together to achieve the excellence that you deserve as you begin your legal studies and we begin our second century.
Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Brand
Dean

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:53 pm

Swiftly followed by an upgrade to a "Dean's Scholarship" of $31k for 1L, renewable on 3.2+ (top 28%).

Now things are getting interesting

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby kaydee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:10 pm

onionskin wrote:Swiftly followed by an upgrade to a "Dean's Scholarship" of $31k for 1L, renewable on 3.2+ (top 28%).

Now things are getting interesting


Same here!

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby AllezOM » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:01 am

kaydee wrote:
onionskin wrote:Swiftly followed by an upgrade to a "Dean's Scholarship" of $31k for 1L, renewable on 3.2+ (top 28%).

Now things are getting interesting


Same here!


Same Here. What are your guys' other options?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:09 pm

$20k from USD, WLed at UW and Hastings

=/

Really want to practice in CA so UW is probably out for me anyway.

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby honolulu_hopeful » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:51 pm

So after waiting 4months with no decision I sent an email on Tuesday (3/19) asking. for a status, and still didn't even get a reply back. Seriously WTF.

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby kaydee » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:52 pm

AllezOM wrote:
kaydee wrote:
onionskin wrote:Swiftly followed by an upgrade to a "Dean's Scholarship" of $31k for 1L, renewable on 3.2+ (top 28%).

Now things are getting interesting


Same here!


Same Here. What are your guys' other options?



Loyola 22k, USD 60k, Pepperdine 60k, Hasting ($ TBD), waiting on 5 others...

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby lilqtdncn » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:44 pm

Has anyone gotten a financial package from USF seperately? or everything they offer you should come with your admissions packet?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby patriots2487 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am

My status checker says "Decision Rendered" as of 4/3/13, but does anyone know how they deliver decisions? Is it by email or by snail mail?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby honolulu_hopeful » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:53 pm

patriots2487 wrote:My status checker says "Decision Rendered" as of 4/3/13, but does anyone know how they deliver decisions? Is it by email or by snail mail?

I got an email acceptance. However, I had previously sent 2 emails asking what was taking so long.

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby patriots2487 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:14 pm

honolulu_hopeful wrote:
patriots2487 wrote:My status checker says "Decision Rendered" as of 4/3/13, but does anyone know how they deliver decisions? Is it by email or by snail mail?

I got an email acceptance. However, I had previously sent 2 emails asking what was taking so long.



Thanks. I just got my email notification. Waitlisted.

Meh :|

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:31 pm

USD bumped my award up to $32k renewable. Is there any reason to continue considering USF other than location?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby honolulu_hopeful » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:19 am

onionskin wrote:USD bumped my award up to $32k renewable. Is there any reason to continue considering USF other than location?

Rice-a-roni?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:21 am

Cioppino and sour dough bowl clam chowder?

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby giltzer14 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:44 am

Do all USF scholarships require the 3.2 stipulation?

I don't understand how this scholarship retention chart (for conditional scholarships only) is correct on the USF website.... Chapman has a similiar stipulation on scholarships, top 25-33%, and over half of their students lose the scholarship after 1L....

http://www.usfca.edu/law/jd/financialaid/scholarships/

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby onionskin » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:35 am

Maybe Chapman offers more scholarships.

I pulled out so $30k in the pot

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby cnk » Sat May 25, 2013 5:25 pm

just out of curiosity has anyone been admitted off the WL? I received an update email about a week ago that they are accepting about 50 people off the WL soon...

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby cnk » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:24 pm

admitted off the WL today!

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Re: University of San Francisco c/o 2016 (2012-2013 applicants)

Postby ashleyrenee » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi all. My name is Ashley and I'm at 2L at USF and I am helping plan some fun activities during Orientation and throughout the year.

I started by creating a Facebook group for all the incoming 1Ls so you guys can post any questions you may have.

The link is below! Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks



http://www.facebook.com/groups/576724182350200/




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