USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:54 pm

Colonel is boring. Willing to switch companions.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:56 pm

chargers21 wrote:I'll be there. Running to a liqour store before retreating to the Radisson. Who wants some? :mrgreen:

Me lol I'm viewing an apartment before I come lol.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
chargers21 wrote:I'll be there. Running to a liqour store before retreating to the Radisson. Who wants some? :mrgreen:

Me lol I'm viewing an apartment before I come lol.

Sorry, it got hot and gas stations don't sell beer in this god forsaken state :oops:

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:03 pm

chargers21 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
chargers21 wrote:I'll be there. Running to a liqour store before retreating to the Radisson. Who wants some? :mrgreen:

Me lol I'm viewing an apartment before I come lol.

Sorry, it got hot and gas stations don't sell beer in this god forsaken state :oops:


they do. you just have to know the spots

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:04 pm

chargers21 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
chargers21 wrote:I'll be there. Running to a liqour store before retreating to the Radisson. Who wants some? :mrgreen:

Me lol I'm viewing an apartment before I come lol.

Sorry, it got hot and gas stations don't sell beer in this god forsaken state :oops:

Huh? Grocery stores do at least.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lawlzschool » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:09 pm

Rigo wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
chargers21 wrote:I'll be there. Running to a liqour store before retreating to the Radisson. Who wants some? :mrgreen:

Me lol I'm viewing an apartment before I come lol.

Sorry, it got hot and gas stations don't sell beer in this god forsaken state :oops:

Huh? Grocery stores do at least.


and some cvs/walgreens

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby 69waystodie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:17 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this but everyone is down to go out tonight right? Should be lit.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:25 pm

Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:39 pm

69waystodie wrote:Not sure if this is the right place for this but everyone is down to go out tonight right? Should be lit.

Down lol

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:41 pm

you guys are making me re-think my decision not to go lol

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:49 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
69waystodie wrote:Not sure if this is the right place for this but everyone is down to go out tonight right? Should be lit.

Down lol

Yar

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:53 pm

chargers21 wrote:Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

7th floor party yo

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Rigo wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

7th floor party yo

Did they let you check in early?

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:09 pm

chargers21 wrote:
Rigo wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

7th floor party yo

Did they let you check in early?

I'm assertive. They made an exception. 8)

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Rigo wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

7th floor party yo

Where y'all at? I'm heading to the school lol

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Double post lol

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby 69waystodie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Found a beer store while wondering around. Score

7th floor party yo

Where y'all at? I'm heading to the school lol


Just checked in, I guess getting dressed in biz casual gen heading over

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby 69waystodie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Wait does anyone even know where to go from the hotel? The diversity day email doesn't seem to specify a location :?

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:31 pm

69waystodie wrote:Wait does anyone even know where to go from the hotel? The diversity day email doesn't seem to specify a location :?

Just go to the law school.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:33 pm

Rigo wrote:
69waystodie wrote:Wait does anyone even know where to go from the hotel? The diversity day email doesn't seem to specify a location :?

Just go to the law school.

I'm here now lol

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby HonestlyThough » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:18 pm

idk if there are still waiters here, but checking in to say I just withdrew.

PS to all of you visiting and trying to find alcohol: You're in los angeles. It's everywhere. Lived there for four years. You can get alcohol delivered in 2 hours or less. otherwise, go to a grocery store or a cvs or a walgreens.

Heads up: alcohol sales stop at 2 am, even in grocery stores, but yes, you can buy on sunday

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:18 pm

How'd everyone like Law Day?

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:17 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:How'd everyone like Law Day?

It's was alright.
I wish there was more of an emphasis on fostering bonds between the accepted students. The one real opportunity for people to let their hair down and mingle was the rooftop reception with the student organization tables. There was an open bar, but they shut it all down promptly at 7 or so. I think asw is moreso about subjective factors for me so it was a little disappointing and off-putting. It kind of reinforced a preconceived notion in my head that USC Law doesn't really have a strong campus culture. There also wasn't much to do in the general university area in terms of restaurant and bar options. I'm used to less sprawling east coast cities though.

As for the panels, I hit up all the PI-oriented ones (they were really pushing PI this year as an effort to combat the corporate rep the school has) and they were great. It definitely affirmed my desire to do PI work. I was wowed by Clare Pastore (a PI professor) and really wanted to take classes with her. A 3L PI student named Rebecca Berry was also super helpful. She was candid that PI students have to be go-getters and forge their own path, but that could be true at any/most schools.

So kind of a mixed bag. I could see myself finding opportunities to pursue what I want at USC, but left unsure if the culture (and LA generally) is really for me.
My buddies seemed to really like it though.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby lawpotato » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:48 pm

I really enjoyed Law Day. My favorite part by far was the BLSA dinner on Thursday night. To Rigo's point about fostering bonds between admitted students, I agree that the main Law Day event on Friday didn't have as much of that, but the BLSA dinner and Diversity Reception definitely did. We definitely had an opportunity to bond with admitted students, current students, and alums and I felt immediately welcomed and at home because of that. I do wish there had been more of that at the actual Law Day, but I think it's probably hard to do well with such a large group without it feeling forced or awkward like "okay everyone, let's do an icebreaker!" The dinner on Thursday was exactly the right size, imo, to interact and it felt authentic and not forced. Definitely made me want to join BLSA as a student.

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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:58 pm

lawpotato wrote:I really enjoyed Law Day. My favorite part by far was the BLSA dinner on Thursday night. To Rigo's point about fostering bonds between admitted students, I agree that the main Law Day event on Friday didn't have as much of that, but the BLSA dinner and Diversity Reception definitely did. We definitely had an opportunity to bond with admitted students, current students, and alums and I felt immediately welcomed and at home because of that. I do wish there had been more of that at the actual Law Day, but I think it's probably hard to do well with such a large group without it feeling forced or awkward like "okay everyone, let's do an icebreaker!" The dinner on Thursday was exactly the right size, imo, to interact and it felt authentic and not forced. Definitely made me want to join BLSA as a student.

Second the BLSA dinner. I met all the members and instantly felt welcomed. I met some of the Alumni and they spoke to me about the school. I even met a recruiter form Gibson Dunn. I think that was the extra edge that pushed me over. yeah law day had more events than down time. I really enjoyed the panel on entertainment law and the criminal law class. The clinic talk was interesting as well. All in all I think I really liked law day.




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