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chango
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby chango » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:57 am

maybe he was thinking of 3 years out from now, as opposed to right now.


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Take whatever a Law School Dean says with an industrial sized grain of salt. Question the data. Question the glossy prospectus that's giving you visions of dancing sugar plums. Question the school shills they hire to give the tours. Question, question, question.

They want your money.

Not just USC of course. Be VERY WARY of accruing massive amounts of debt.

And to this:

is it that bad out there still?


short answer: worse than you think. and consider that even three years from now, you'll be competing against other in your class, others in the three classes ahead of you who didn't find (decent) jobs, and the experienced lawyers who were laid off from their cushy jobs and may STILL be scrambling with the rest of the unwashed masses...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby protokurios » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:09 pm

Obviously you're passionate about the topic, judging from the pretty pictures and the cynical tone. It's something I will definitely have to keep in mind as I'm deciding where to go. Dean Rasmussen was a nice person to talk to. I'm sure if a 3L were to speak to him about the frustrating job market, he would approach the conversation differently.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby 1800calturk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:11 pm

chango wrote:
maybe he was thinking of 3 years out from now, as opposed to right now.


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Take whatever a Law School Dean says with an industrial sized grain of salt. Question the data. Question the glossy prospectus that's giving you visions of dancing sugar plums. Question the school shills they hire to give the tours. Question, question, question.

They want your money.

Not just USC of course. Be VERY WARY of accruing massive amounts of debt.

And to this:

is it that bad out there still?


short answer: worse than you think. and consider that even three years from now, you'll be competing against other in your class, others in the three classes ahead of you who didn't find (decent) jobs, and the experienced lawyers who were laid off from their cushy jobs and may STILL be scrambling with the rest of the unwashed masses...

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I'd say that however "bad" USC's job prospects are, UCI's would be worse. The Dean brings up a good point, and I'm sure he's not lying about how big USC's alumni base is in OC. If job prospects are bad, it's across the board, and an unestablished/lower ranked school is going to have a rougher time. If you've had real world job experience, I don't need to tell you how big a difference alumni connections are, especially when jobs are scarce.

Plus, I am not as pessimistic about the legal market as you are. Sure, the days of floating on by through law school and landing six figures may be over, but for the hard workers and high achievers, there will always be work. I think if you care enough to post on this site, you're probably no slacker.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:16 pm

my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:19 pm

nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?

It will come in the mail :D


(grumble...still IR...grumble....)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Quine » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:19 pm

nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:19 pm

nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?

Just a small envelope by mail saying congrats. Then later on a larger envelope with two letters, one from the main dean and another from a different dean.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:23 pm

USC, do you plan on putting me in review before April? :(

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby LvingLegend » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:23 pm

I got DF today also. Hoping for some good luck. My cycle has sucked so far.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:24 pm

mctj wrote:
nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.


im not sure if this is good news or not... my dot would be in a huge blank space on the LSN graph right now. I would probably guess waitlist (im a splitter), but it seems that there arent too many WLs right now

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:26 pm

nyyankees wrote:
mctj wrote:
nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.


im not sure if this is good news or not... my dot would be in a huge blank space on the LSN graph right now. I would probably guess waitlist (im a splitter), but it seems that there arent too many WLs right now


If you were a WL it would say on the status checker. DF is only for Admits/rejects, unless they suddenly changed their protocol on that.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:28 pm

msch0i wrote:
nyyankees wrote:
mctj wrote:
nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.


im not sure if this is good news or not... my dot would be in a huge blank space on the LSN graph right now. I would probably guess waitlist (im a splitter), but it seems that there arent too many WLs right now


If you were a WL it would say on the status checker. DF is only for Admits/rejects, unless they suddenly changed their protocol on that.

:shock: :? i guess that means either :lol: or :x

also, in case you are curious, i went complete in early december, UR twice once on 1/17 and again on 2/19

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:28 pm

nyyankees wrote:
mctj wrote:
nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.


im not sure if this is good news or not... my dot would be in a huge blank space on the LSN graph right now. I would probably guess waitlist (im a splitter), but it seems that there arent too many WLs right now


how high is your lsat? at or over 170?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:29 pm

finalaspects wrote:
nyyankees wrote:
mctj wrote:
nyyankees wrote:my status recently updated to 'decision finalized' 3/5. Any way to read into waht this means? i.e. would i get a phone call if I was accepted or something?


You're the first person to get a decision on here or LSN for like, two weeks. Maybe the dry spell is over.

They send all decisions by first-class mail - no email or phone calls regardless of outcome.


im not sure if this is good news or not... my dot would be in a huge blank space on the LSN graph right now. I would probably guess waitlist (im a splitter), but it seems that there arent too many WLs right now


how high is your lsat? at or over 170?


3.2/169

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby foxyeconomist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:29 pm

For today's DF's, when did you go IR? I've been IR since 2/8 with no DF.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby LvingLegend » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:30 pm

i was ir on 1/15 and then again 2/17

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:30 pm

nyyankees wrote:3.2/169


Good luck!

were other people who were waitlisted by USC done by status checker?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:32 pm

foxyeconomist wrote:For today's DF's, when did you go IR? I've been IR since 2/8 with no DF.


i went complete in early december, UR twice once on 1/17 and again on 2/19

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:33 pm

finalaspects wrote:Good luck!

were other people who were waitlisted by USC done by status checker?

There has only been one wave and I remember everyone saying they found out through status checker. Apparently a waitlist letter comes in the mail after that.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:35 pm

finalaspects wrote:
nyyankees wrote:3.2/169


Good luck!

were other people who were waitlisted by USC done by status checker?


Thanks! FWIW, ive been rooting for you to hear some good news for a while now (well before the worst cycle ever thread)

No idea on other peoples WLs. Im thinking that its more likely to be a reject than an admit. I think being from the east coast might be the kiss of death on top of the low GPA

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:39 pm

Good luck DFs!!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:40 pm

nyyankees wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
nyyankees wrote:3.2/169


Good luck!

were other people who were waitlisted by USC done by status checker?


Thanks! FWIW, ive been rooting for you to hear some good news for a while now (well before the worst cycle ever thread)

No idea on other peoples WLs. Im thinking that its more likely to be a reject than an admit. I think being from the east coast might be the kiss of death on top of the low GPA


no splitters were thus far rejected. only a couple were waitlisted. i think this is a good sign for you and im thinking it will be an admit. there are a lot of other splitters and i think they would wait until april to reject them. have hope!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby nyyankees » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:41 pm

Veritas wrote:Good luck DFs!!


thanks Veri, maybe this is a bit of a defense mechanism, but im thinkin im a reject now. So maybe the fact that you guys arent DF is a good thing

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:42 pm

nyyankees wrote:
Veritas wrote:Good luck DFs!!


thanks Veri, maybe this is a bit of a defense mechanism, but im thinkin im a reject now. So maybe the fact that you guys arent DF is a good thing

no no no. You are not permitted to think such things.

Keep hoping for the best!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Neelio » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:43 pm

finalaspects wrote:
nyyankees wrote:3.2/169


Good luck!

were other people who were waitlisted by USC done by status checker?


Via status checker then a big, deceiving packet comes in the mail w waitlist info. You fill out some of the paperwork and send it back if you want to remain on the WL.




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