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

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

Postby Icecold62 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:23 pm

lol play nice

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Who? Me?

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Okay, I'll stay on-topic.

Any body care to speculate on how much pull USC would have in entertainment law in the LA market when pitted against UCLA?

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

Postby Attax » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:31 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Who? Me?

Okay, I'll stay on-topic.

Any body care to speculate on how much pull USC would have in entertainment law in the LA market when pitted against UCLA?


I would speculate at least the same or a little bit less. Completely just a uess based on rankings, as I am not familiar with the market. But you did say any body : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby Icecold62 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:37 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Who? Me?

Okay, I'll stay on-topic.

Any body care to speculate on how much pull USC would have in entertainment law in the LA market when pitted against UCLA?



USC is 150 percent more likely to be successful in the entertainment industry. But thats just speculation. :D

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

Postby Icecold62 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:39 pm

More directly USC has decent in-roads to the entertainment business. So maybe thats something?

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

Postby zman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:42 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Who? Me?

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Okay, I'll stay on-topic.

Any body care to speculate on how much pull USC would have in entertainment law in the LA market when pitted against UCLA?


USC is number one in that field according to a bunch of rankings but no one should make a decision to go to law school based on "entertainment law" only.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:48 pm

zman wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Who? Me?

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Okay, I'll stay on-topic.

Any body care to speculate on how much pull USC would have in entertainment law in the LA market when pitted against UCLA?


USC is number one in that field according to a bunch of rankings but no one should make a decision to go to law school based on "entertainment law" only.



Well, no... I realize it's kind of a made-up thing... But it's the area of law in which I'm most interested in practicing. (Yes, I have a back-up plan.) BUT UCLA does offer an Entertainment law symposium?

But, what's your particular reason for saying that, z?

Icecold62 wrote:More directly USC has decent in-roads to the entertainment business. So maybe thats something?


What are these in-roads of which you speak? Sources?

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

Postby alecks » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:43 pm

for what it's worth: a professor of mine who teaches at sc (and is/was an entertainment lawyer) said they carry equal weight as far as jobs go, from his experience, unless you get some psycho USC alum who only hires USC kids. idk why some alums are so rabid.

to me it's all about location. like, I don't want to move to the west side, blech! none of my friends would come visit me there!

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

Postby zman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:53 pm

alecks wrote:for what it's worth: a professor of mine who teaches at sc (and is/was an entertainment lawyer) said they carry equal weight as far as jobs go, from his experience, unless you get some psycho USC alum who only hires USC kids. idk why some alums are so rabid.

to me it's all about location. like, I don't want to move to the west side, blech! none of my friends would come visit me there!


I think there is almost a hiring freeze, no one is getting hired in that field.

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

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:21 pm

zman wrote:
alecks wrote:for what it's worth: a professor of mine who teaches at sc (and is/was an entertainment lawyer) said they carry equal weight as far as jobs go, from his experience, unless you get some psycho USC alum who only hires USC kids. idk why some alums are so rabid.

to me it's all about location. like, I don't want to move to the west side, blech! none of my friends would come visit me there!


I think there is almost a hiring freeze, no one is getting hired in that field.


this. i used to be signed to a veryyy large, la based branch of the universal music group - never met a single attorney under 40 lol.

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

Postby alecks » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:02 pm

LyricsToLitigation wrote:
zman wrote:
alecks wrote:for what it's worth: a professor of mine who teaches at sc (and is/was an entertainment lawyer) said they carry equal weight as far as jobs go, from his experience, unless you get some psycho USC alum who only hires USC kids. idk why some alums are so rabid.

to me it's all about location. like, I don't want to move to the west side, blech! none of my friends would come visit me there!


I think there is almost a hiring freeze, no one is getting hired in that field.


this. i used to be signed to a veryyy large, la based branch of the universal music group - never met a single attorney under 40 lol.


that's scary. I'm already working in the music industry buuuuut I want to be a lawyer. let's hope conditions improve in the next 3/4 years before I graduate.

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

Postby cron1834 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:05 pm

Space Law > Entertainment Law > International Law
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Re: USC c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:22 pm

alecks wrote:
LyricsToLitigation wrote:
zman wrote:
alecks wrote:for what it's worth: a professor of mine who teaches at sc (and is/was an entertainment lawyer) said they carry equal weight as far as jobs go, from his experience, unless you get some psycho USC alum who only hires USC kids. idk why some alums are so rabid.

to me it's all about location. like, I don't want to move to the west side, blech! none of my friends would come visit me there!


I think there is almost a hiring freeze, no one is getting hired in that field.


this. i used to be signed to a veryyy large, la based branch of the universal music group - never met a single attorney under 40 lol.


that's scary. I'm already working in the music industry buuuuut I want to be a lawyer. let's hope conditions improve in the next 3/4 years before I graduate.


well good luck but you need to get anything that's out there.

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

Postby angelshare » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:43 pm

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:36 am

angelshare wrote:Same here: I want to represent Hollywood. UCLA and USC are pretty equal in that respect. UCLA was #1 in HReporter last year... my plan is NOT to be working as an entertainment lawyer anytime soon after grad..why? B/c you have to establish yourself first, if you can reliably defend people in los angeles, you'll slowly become known.. after a few years of kicking A## you can walk into a ent.based firm, apply confidently and know that you'll be starting in 2 weeks.

The other option which doesn't apply to me but may to others is: family connections. If your dad is in the biz, simply ask him and i'm pretty sure you'll start at the firm but likely have to work your way to the level in which you can represent well known clients in the ent. field.


This. I do plan to actually do a year or two of BL.

But I do know people who work in the executive realm of the production side of both film and television studios. I'm the crazy idiot who's trying to go in-house.

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:36 pm

Aren't there a lot of agents who have law degrees? Does it help somewhat?

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:39 pm

I think ucla is better just proximity wise. When I went to pepperdine I met some pretty high up people like Gloria Allred just living and working around Malibu. But you know what they say it's not who you know it's who you blow.

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:40 pm

whjohnso444 wrote:I think ucla is better just proximity wise. When I went to pepperdine I met some pretty high up people like Gloria Allred just living and working around Malibu. But you know what they say it's not who you know it's who you blow.


can confirm

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

Postby zman » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:36 pm

I wonder why they are taking so long to hand out scholarships, last year it was 120,000 for anyone with the 167 above median GPA. it came a week after the acceptance..

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

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:13 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
whjohnso444 wrote:I think ucla is better just proximity wise. When I went to pepperdine I met some pretty high up people like Gloria Allred just living and working around Malibu. But you know what they say it's not who you know it's who you blow.


can confirm


lol i bet u can...

JK! :-D

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

Postby whjohnso444 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:53 pm

any acceptances or denials as of recent?

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

All still quiet on the western front?

I've been sitting at committee read 1 since 1/6/14....

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

Postby bcoco9292 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:All still quiet on the western front?

I've been sitting at committee read 1 since 1/6/14....


don't worry, I have it worse...committee read 1 since 12/19/13

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:17 pm

bcoco9292 wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:All still quiet on the western front?

I've been sitting at committee read 1 since 1/6/14....


don't worry, I have it worse...committee read 1 since 12/19/13


lol, I mean, you'd think that they'd simply run out of shit to read by this point

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

Postby anna8506 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:55 pm

bcoco9292 wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:All still quiet on the western front?

I've been sitting at committee read 1 since 1/6/14....


don't worry, I have it worse...committee read 1 since 12/19/13


Not exactly comparable, but I have complete since 1/13/14




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