USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zman » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:00 pm

cron1834 wrote:
jstep wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
jstep wrote:In! Being from Southern California I personally feel for the legal market here USC > Vandy > UCLA > UT.

I even suspect USC can help more than Duke Mich and other T10s as far as CA jobs go.

Congrats to the other admits as well!!!


Umm, no. Just stop.


My mistake, I didn't mean in that order. I meant for SoCal placement, USC > UCLA, Vandy, UT

I've gotten into both Vandy and UCLA, so I'm not rationalizing here, fyi. USC Law is known for "hyper-regional" placement in Southern California. The Trojan Network is a real consideration for opportunities in LA county and OC.


No worries, I only meant the Vandy > UCLA bit. I applied to USC and UCLA myself. UCLA seems to have slightly better overall employment numbers than USC, though ...


Ucla doesn't have better employment than USC, in fact if you take away the school provided jobs(meanth to artificialy raise employment stats) USC is better.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby FlyingNorth » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:22 pm

^
Source?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jstep » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:19 pm

^ If you're judging based on 501+ placement then at least USC has an edge on Vandy and UT. But a 4.4% difference in 2012 is almost statistically insignificant... my take is that it's personal preference between UCLA and USC.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xJD2017x » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:04 pm

I wounder if the median will slide again with another significant decline in applications.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby doyouevenliftbro » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:48 pm

jstep wrote:^ If you're judging based on 501+ placement then at least USC has an edge on Vandy and UT. But a 4.4% difference in 2012 is almost statistically insignificant... my take is that it's personal preference between UCLA and USC.


is that your take

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:59 am

doyouevenliftbro wrote:
jstep wrote:^ If you're judging based on 501+ placement then at least USC has an edge on Vandy and UT. But a 4.4% difference in 2012 is almost statistically insignificant... my take is that it's personal preference between UCLA and USC.


is that your take


^^^^ username win - lol I used to bump in to vitaly all the time on campus a year or two back lol

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:51 am

zman wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
jstep wrote:
My mistake, I didn't mean in that order. I meant for SoCal placement, USC > UCLA, Vandy, UT

I've gotten into both Vandy and UCLA, so I'm not rationalizing here, fyi. USC Law is known for "hyper-regional" placement in Southern California. The Trojan Network is a real consideration for opportunities in LA county and OC.


No worries, I only meant the Vandy > UCLA bit. I applied to USC and UCLA myself. UCLA seems to have slightly better overall employment numbers than USC, though ...


Ucla doesn't have better employment than USC, in fact if you take away the school provided jobs(meanth to artificialy raise employment stats) USC is better.


Umm, no. According to Law School Transparency, UCLA is at 70.0 overall, excluding school funded, and USC is at 69.2. Plus, SOME school-funded jobs lead to real jobs - they aren't ALL bogus. Plus plus, UCLA is at 39.0 for Biglaw/Fedclerk, while USC is at 37.6.

UCLA > USC, unless LST has it all wrong somehow.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby goden » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:04 am

The differences are negligible. Go to the one that gives you more money. If equal cost just pick the one you like better.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby krispymenudo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:13 am

USC has a stronger alumni network

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby hellomellow » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:16 am

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby BenjarvusGreenEllis » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:02 pm

goden wrote:The differences are negligible. Go to the one that gives you more money. If equal cost just pick the one you like better.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jstep » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:32 pm

goden wrote:The differences are negligible. Go to the one that gives you more money. If equal cost just pick the one you like better.


ya

Speaking of which -- scholarship information follows acceptance quickly at USC if I'm not mistaken?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby samoby » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:26 pm

Was at Committee 2nd read on 1/16, then updated to Committee 2nd read today. I didn't know they did date changes without stage-in-application changes.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Captain Rodeo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:36 pm

jstep wrote:
ya

Speaking of which -- scholarship information follows acceptance quickly



I hope so. I'm wondering how I'm going to eat during law school.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xJD2017x » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:07 pm

jstep wrote:
goden wrote:The differences are negligible. Go to the one that gives you more money. If equal cost just pick the one you like better.


ya

Speaking of which -- scholarship information follows acceptance quickly at USC if I'm not mistaken?


I was looking at the old thread from last year and that was the case last year. This year they are taking a different approach, I think they are waiting to see if they can maintain their medians.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby gerrydawg » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:16 pm

Complete since 11/21.


Lolz.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby JUCO » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:30 pm

My status date just updated again today... Last date change was just last week.

Anyone know how many date changes one can expect before a decision? I would really like to start weighing my choice between them and UCLA.

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby BenjarvusGreenEllis » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:29 pm

My date changed today too. Still 2nd committee

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xJD2017x » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:30 pm

cron1834 wrote:
zman wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
jstep wrote:
My mistake, I didn't mean in that order. I meant for SoCal placement, USC > UCLA, Vandy, UT

I've gotten into both Vandy and UCLA, so I'm not rationalizing here, fyi. USC Law is known for "hyper-regional" placement in Southern California. The Trojan Network is a real consideration for opportunities in LA county and OC.


No worries, I only meant the Vandy > UCLA bit. I applied to USC and UCLA myself. UCLA seems to have slightly better overall employment numbers than USC, though ...


Ucla doesn't have better employment than USC, in fact if you take away the school provided jobs(meanth to artificialy raise employment stats) USC is better.


Umm, no. According to Law School Transparency, UCLA is at 70.0 overall, excluding school funded, and USC is at 69.2. Plus, SOME school-funded jobs lead to real jobs - they aren't ALL bogus. Plus plus, UCLA is at 39.0 for Biglaw/Fedclerk, while USC is at 37.6.

UCLA > USC, unless LST has it all wrong somehow.


School funded jobs are understood to be employment boosters for US news, they are not real jobs just short term(over 90% over them).

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xJD2017x » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:32 pm

JUCO wrote:My status date just updated again today... Last date change was just last week.

Anyone know how many date changes one can expect before a decision? I would really like to start weighing my choice between them and UCLA.


First week of february?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby alecks » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:30 am

I just submitted my app today, but I won't have an LSAT score until March >:(

Here's hoping I can come back here with good news. USC is my dream school~

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby gbelle » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:32 am

Mine had 2 date changes under the 2nd read header back in dec. still waiting currently....

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby xxww92 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:26 pm

complete 12/2 and no updates since. ;( Should I be concerned?

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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bostonbrewer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:28 pm

xxww92 wrote:complete 12/2 and no updates since. ;( Should I be concerned?

I wouldn't be. I was originally complete 11/5 and didn't get my first update until 1/21




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