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galahad85
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby galahad85 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:07 pm

misslawyer2013 wrote:When I saw this thread pop up on the top 100 I was excited because I actually believed that USC was sending decisions. I rushed to my status checker only to see that it wasn't. Thanks guys.


Now you know how I felt when I saw that giant envelope in my mailbox. :P

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crackberry
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby crackberry » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:21 pm

hopefulincal wrote:
galahad85 wrote:Did anyone else get an invitation to apply for the Frank Rotham Scholarship? It came in a large envelope, which kind of freaked me out.


Same here. However, if crackberry decides to apply, I don't see any reason for me to apply...

Haha wow, well thanks for the ego boost. I have yet to be invited to apply, however.

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ruleser
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:24 pm

Well if I recall correctly from last year, people who got those aps meant they were admitted - not everyone gets one - I hope one is there when I get home today

hopefulincal
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:34 pm

I read online that you are only given 24 hours to accept or decline the scholarship upon notification. I imagine it going like this:

"Congrats! You're the winner of the Rothman scholarship! Please let us know within 24 hours whether or not you would like to enroll in USC."

"No need for 24 hours. Thanks but no thanks. I'm going to Harvard." (Those people killing us on the Harvard and Berkeley threads)


Thus, they call the next person on the list:


"Congrats! ... Please let us know within 24 hours whether or not you would like to enroll in USC."

"Um. Sorry, I already sent in my deposit to Stanford. What school did you say you were calling from again?" (Those people who got JR1's but no JR2's)


And down the list they go...


I imagine each year they would need to go pretty deep into the list before someone accepts.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby oksoonersfan » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:43 pm

Haha, I got the same thing about the Rothman scholarship. Got a rush when I was opening the envelope. All I could see was the "Congratulations" at the beginning of the letter. It was only after a few minutes when I realized the letter said, "Congratulations on pursuing your interest in legal education and thank you for applying to the University of Southern California Gould School of Law." Ughhh. I doubt that I have the numbers or softs to get it, although it sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:45 pm

ruleser wrote:Well if I recall correctly from last year, people who got those aps meant they were admitted - not everyone gets one - I hope one is there when I get home today



shouldn't people who received this be extremely happy then?

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ruleser
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:56 pm

If I'm remebering correctly, yes they should. (To note, I applied last year and never got one - and didn't get in)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:58 pm

ruleser wrote:If I'm remebering correctly, yes they should. (To note, I applied last year and never got one - and didn't get in)



I think you're right. You guys should be more excited for this Rothman Scholars program!!! Means you guys are pretty much accepted!

check out this thread form last year: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49631

Congrats! I can only hope i got one in my mail but i doubt it with my numbers... :(

hopefulincal
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:22 pm

finalaspects wrote:
ruleser wrote:If I'm remebering correctly, yes they should. (To note, I applied last year and never got one - and didn't get in)



I think you're right. You guys should be more excited for this Rothman Scholars program!!! Means you guys are pretty much accepted!

check out this thread form last year: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49631

Congrats! I can only hope i got one in my mail but i doubt it with my numbers... :(


Don't get me wrong. I am happy that most likely I will be accepted. I am just bummed at the dismal chance of actually being THE ONE to win the scholarship.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Inygma » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:24 pm

Ill take USC at ticket, please admit me :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:24 pm

hopefulincal wrote:Don't get me wrong. I am happy that most likely I will be accepted. I am just bummed at the dismal chance of actually being THE ONE to win the scholarship.


man.. and here i am even willing to pay sticker to go to usc... get over it.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby OneKnight » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:26 pm

I know it makes me seem neurotic, but when did you (those of you who received an invitation to apply for the scholarship) go complete?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jgulia45 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:30 pm

thanks to this thread i wasn't surprised or saddened when i opened the envelope today...but hopefully this means i'm in! for the record i applied 10/20 and went complete 11/10.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby aad » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:38 am

Honestly, I think gettin g a full ride and a guarantee first summer associateship at Skadden Arps is a pretty good deal. I would seriously consider taking it over paying sticker at Harvard. Though I'm probably biased since I was born, raised, and want to practice law in SoCal.

I am definetly having writer's block with the Rothman essay. Luckily it's not due for a while. Does anybody know whether there is a rolling nature to the interview selection for the Rothman?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:46 am

Just to sort of confirm what I said earlier, I didn't get the scholarship ap package today, and I applied very early and live in LA. They only send it to high numbers people (I'm an over 75/25 splitter)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:47 am

ruleser wrote:Just to sort of confirm what I said earlier, I didn't get the scholarship ap package today, and I applied very early and live in LA. They only send it to high numbers people (I'm an over 75/25 splitter)


Hey, what happened to Rulesy the Bat? I almost didn't recognize you!! :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:49 am

managamy wrote:
ruleser wrote:Just to sort of confirm what I said earlier, I didn't get the scholarship ap package today, and I applied very early and live in LA. They only send it to high numbers people (I'm an over 75/25 splitter)


Hey, what happened to Rulesy the Bat? I almost didn't recognize you!! :D

I'm going old school - Rulesy was scaring off too many people... and acceptance letters. He'll be back after I'm in somewhere good and don't GAF.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby slb052 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:22 am

galahad85 wrote:Did anyone else get an invitation to apply for the Frank Rotham Scholarship? It came in a large envelope, which kind of freaked me out.


I got this too! And I think someone, somewhere, in the USC admissions office has a fantastic sense of humor in sending out a large envelope and having the three first words be "Dear _____: Congratulations"

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby tintin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:54 pm

slb052 wrote:
galahad85 wrote:Did anyone else get an invitation to apply for the Frank Rotham Scholarship? It came in a large envelope, which kind of freaked me out.


I got this too! And I think someone, somewhere, in the USC admissions office has a fantastic sense of humor in sending out a large envelope and having the three first words be "Dear _____: Congratulations"


I got this too, today. I don't think I'm going to apply though. I thought it was an acceptance too, but I guess it's probably as good as one right?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Green Crayons » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:58 pm

So, USC is pretty much my last option for hitting up law school this cycle. Is my 166/3.49 going to cut it or do I need to retake in February and reapply next cycle?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby soccersmo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:04 pm

Green Crayons wrote:So, USC is pretty much my last option for hitting up law school this cycle. Is my 166/3.49 going to cut it or do I need to retake in February and reapply next cycle?


you have a solid shot, but it is no guarantee given you are under both medians...
I'd say you are guaranteed at least a waitlist though... and if you get that you could retake in Feb and it could push you over the edge to an acceptance.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby protokurios » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:20 pm

Got the invitation today too. Haha, I recognized one of the Rothman scholars. He used to get study rooms all the time when I worked at the library. I liked being able to see the inside of the law school and the campus even though I know it inside and out having been here for undergrad, and I wish more schools had DVDs like it.

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moonshine
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby moonshine » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:27 pm

have any east coasters gotten these letters yet?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:28 pm

protokurios wrote:Got the invitation today too. Haha, I recognized one of the Rothman scholars. He used to get study rooms all the time when I worked at the library. I liked being able to see the inside of the law school and the campus even though I know it inside and out having been here for undergrad, and I wish more schools had DVDs like it.

Where do you live protokurios? Are you in SoCal?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:37 pm

Green Crayons wrote:So, USC is pretty much my last option for hitting up law school this cycle. Is my 166/3.49 going to cut it or do I need to retake in February and reapply next cycle?


i'm your numbers twin and USC is my top choice...heres hoping for a miracle




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