Phone call for acceptance and scholarship award, although I'm not sure if they were calling only in the early stages.
One last note on LA. Despite all of the traffic, it's still the place where I want to spend my career. Crazy, huh? Just shows you how much I love Socal, I guess.
I saw that USC viewbook - had a student that lives over in Culver City I think - man, that is the complete other side of town and a place there is zero reason to live if you are a USC student. Seeing students scattered all over town was a real - , nice to have a community.
BUT for those of you worried about finding a cool place to live close enough to campus, I'd just do somewhere around West Hollywood, Melrose, Beverly Hills. You have a nice area with lots of stuff, pretty darn safe, can have lots of fun, you'll be styling with a pool/hot tub near the center of everything, hills to hike up (year round in the great weather), the Sunset Strip, all the shopping you can want, the Grove, not so far a ride to the beach or the valley. You can miss a lot of the traffic to school by doing side streets. It'll be maybe 1/2 hour ride, but in my book worth it. Other neighborhoods would be Silverlake - even a little cheaper, not as interesting to me but some like it, or Los Feliz. I think if you're coming to LA, get the LA experience and live in WeHo/BevHills/Melrose areas. Westwood is great but not only too far, the traffic in that area is absurd - it can take 45 mins to just get on the freeway. Around WeHo/Melrose, not even remotely as bad.
I'm with you Managamy, I think LA is one of the top places to have a legal career at the moment - I think the NE/East is getting hit the most, as is the Midwest... and more than other places, the lawyers I talk to here, for the most part, even if they went to Southwestern or Chapman, are happy with their careers (the exceptions to this went to school out of the area at places like Hofstra or USD)