USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

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When are you submitting your app?

Oh, it's already in there. (September-October)
29
49%
November, before Thanksgiving.
15
25%
November, after Thanksgiving.
3
5%
December.
3
5%
After December LSAT scores come back.
7
12%
TBD.
2
3%
 
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USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:29 pm

HOW DOES THIS PAGE NOT EXIST YET!?

USC Gould School of Law applicant thread

http://weblaw.usc.edu/about/class-profile/

25% GPA: 3.58
Median GPA: 3.76
75% GPA: 3.88

25% LSAT: 162
Median LSAT: 165
75% LSAT: 166

Employment Statists

http://gould.usc.edu/careers/students/statistics/
http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/usc/2014/
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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:29 pm

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:31 pm

Checking In--last app because I am procrastinating hard on that Rothman statement

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby GotLost » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Checking in.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby grrlater » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:06 pm

checking in. so no one has heard back from them yet, right? Can we expect anything in November or should we expect to wait until December/January?

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby urmlaw17 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:14 pm

checking in!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:12 pm

grrlater wrote:checking in. so no one has heard back from them yet, right? Can we expect anything in November or should we expect to wait until December/January?


I don't believe they even open files until mid November. Earliest acceptances (that look legit) on LSN are December.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby lawcurious909 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm

heyduchess wrote:
grrlater wrote:checking in. so no one has heard back from them yet, right? Can we expect anything in November or should we expect to wait until December/January?


I don't believe they even open files until mid November. Earliest acceptances (that look legit) on LSN are December.



^^ This is what they said on the USC status checker as well, that they review in november and that they won't release decisions until december.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby InterLaw » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:09 pm

Firmly checking in!

However, having a full from WUSTL, I'd consider attending only if they show a full a well basically.
I'd rather be in California than Missouri, but not if that costs me more money to attend a school with lower employment numbers, and with a strong regional bias... However, as every t20 Californian school, it has some real appeal to me! (I lived nearby for some months and I loved it!)

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:39 pm

InterLaw wrote:Firmly checking in!

However, having a full from WUSTL, I'd consider attending only if they show a full a well basically.
I'd rather be in California than Missouri, but not if that costs me more money to attend a school with lower employment numbers, and with a strong regional bias... However, as every t20 Californian school, it has some real appeal to me! (I lived nearby for some months and I loved it!)


Idk why but this strongly reminded me of Lucille Bluth.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby InterLaw » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:17 am

heyduchess wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Firmly checking in!

However, having a full from WUSTL, I'd consider attending only if they show a full a well basically.
I'd rather be in California than Missouri, but not if that costs me more money to attend a school with lower employment numbers, and with a strong regional bias... However, as every t20 Californian school, it has some real appeal to me! (I lived nearby for some months and I loved it!)


Idk why but this strongly reminded me of Lucille Bluth.

Image


I happened to be alive in both,the pic is 100% accurate.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:05 am

Anyone else applying for the Rothman?

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:47 am

OakBrook2021 wrote:Anyone else applying for the Rothman?

Yes, but I'm not a candidate for it at all, so you don't need to worry too much.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby kippercd » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:34 am

OakBrook2021 wrote:Anyone else applying for the Rothman?

Got invited so figured why not!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby ATXStudent » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:10 pm

kippercd wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:Anyone else applying for the Rothman?

Got invited so figured why not!


+1

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:12 pm

rowdy wrote:Yes, but I'm not a candidate for it at all, so you don't need to worry too much.


Haha I mean I don't really expect to get it anyways. Just hoping to be a finalist so I can get that free LA trip and get a good feel for whether I'd want to go to USC on a full (non-Rothman). Would definitely not turn down the Rothaman because of the guaranteed 1L Skadden SA (pretty much guaranteed BigLaw)!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:23 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:
rowdy wrote:Yes, but I'm not a candidate for it at all, so you don't need to worry too much.


Haha I mean I don't really expect to get it anyways. Just hoping to be a finalist so I can get that free LA trip and get a good feel for whether I'd want to go to USC on a full (non-Rothman). Would definitely not turn down the Rothaman because of the guaranteed 1L Skadden SA (pretty much guaranteed BigLaw)!


For sure. I felt like I was a softs candidate but not a numbers candidate so I applied. The worst they can say is no.

The 1L SA is almost better than the scholarship!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm

rowdy wrote:The 1L SA is almost better than the scholarship!


For me personally, I would say better since going to USC comes with more of a risk than T14. The difference between 90k in loans and ~160-180k seems alot less appealing if BigLaw isn't attainable at median. Also Skadden is supposed to be top notch in the practice groups that interest me so I'd be more than happy ending up there if OCI is less than stellar!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:26 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:
rowdy wrote:The 1L SA is almost better than the scholarship!


For me personally, I would say better since going to USC comes with more of a risk than T14. The difference between 90k in loans and ~160-180k seems alot less appealing if BigLaw isn't attainable at median. Also Skadden is supposed to be top notch in the practice groups that interest me so I'd be more than happy ending up there if OCI is less than stellar!


Sooooo... Here's the deal with USC job placement.
1) They only rank the top 10 students.
2) It is absolutely an LA feeder for Big Law. You can look at their employment stats. A vast majority of their students go to big law. (If I remember correctly. I looked at this months ago and all the schools blur together eek)
3) They do OCI's before you start 2L and more than half (I forgot the number) of their 2L's get SA's through that.

#promiseimnotanadcomm #ijustrememberedfactoidsfrommytour

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby grrlater » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:40 pm

We got a status checker!!!

Also when I saw that email this morning I was like omg this is it....and then no.

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby heyduchess » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:55 pm

grrlater wrote:We got a status checker!!!

Also when I saw that email this morning I was like omg this is it....and then no.


I just got very excited and then remembered I've had one for weeks. Still complete!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:01 pm

heyduchess wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:
rowdy wrote:The 1L SA is almost better than the scholarship!


For me personally, I would say better since going to USC comes with more of a risk than T14. The difference between 90k in loans and ~160-180k seems alot less appealing if BigLaw isn't attainable at median. Also Skadden is supposed to be top notch in the practice groups that interest me so I'd be more than happy ending up there if OCI is less than stellar!


Sooooo... Here's the deal with USC job placement.
1) They only rank the top 10 students.
2) It is absolutely an LA feeder for Big Law. You can look at their employment stats. A vast majority of their students go to big law. (If I remember correctly. I looked at this months ago and all the schools blur together eek)
3) They do OCI's before you start 2L and more than half (I forgot the number) of their 2L's get SA's through that.

#promiseimnotanadcomm #ijustrememberedfactoidsfrommytour


https://www.lstreports.com/schools/usc/jobs/

40% BL + FC

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 pm

Yeah I wouldn't call 40% the vast majority. I'm sure there are some with the grades for BigLaw that do other things, but If I had to guess it'd be like top 30-33% where you can feel somewhat confident about getting a 2L SA through OCI

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby AlPastor » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:21 pm

Submitted to USC. I'm originally from SoCal so this would be a great school to consider, esp if they throw some $$!

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Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23 pm

I submitted recently as well. Wouldn't go for anything less than a full




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