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Re: LSU?

Postby 0 and 16 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:35 pm

noticed someone on LSN heard bout a scholly.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/lmg12189

anyone else?

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Re: LSU?

Postby TonyDigital » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:18 pm

MLong wrote:I LOVE LSU LAW. Couldn't be happier with my choice. I have friends at Loyola who absolutely hated it and some that loved it. Same with Tulane and Southern. I have yet to meet an unhappy person at LSU. Seriously.

The program is insanely rigorous. My first semester I had a Crim Law class with a professor that taught previously at Harvard. He told us he was shocked at the fact that we take 6 classes per semester and that at Harvard, that would be inhumane, as they averaged 3-4 per semester. It's tough and there is absolutely no way for someone who hasn't been here to comprehend the time you must devote to reading, case briefing and research. Challenging doesn't even cut it. Luckily, the school sponsors "GIF's" each Friday at local bars where we are graced with free liquor. If you don't drink before law school, you may want to consider taking it up. (Just joking - sort of).

Why LSU over Loyola - well, got into both. First obvious reason is cost. About 20K less per year!! And second is the bar passage rate. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago and it took her 3 times to pass the bar. LSU has one of the highest (if not the highest) bar passage rate in the state. Then, there's the city. Baton Rouge is great and very student friendly. Cheap living, lots to do, etc. Fairly safe and fairly insulated from hurricanes for the most part.

New Orleans is FULL of LSU grads. Just check out the websites for resume's of some of the attys in the area for which you want to eventually practice. Gives you a good view. But, like I said in another post above - our dual degree makes us marketable anywhere. And, FYI - the N.O. D.A.'s office began recruiting for 1L and 2L clerks the second week I was here. You'd think they would have plenty with Loyola and Tulane, but they have repeatedly told us that they are more and more impressed with the capabilities of the LSU students.

I know I made the right choice when I visited the school and talked with the Admissions office staff and then attended a few classes. I HIGHLY suggest you do the same. And tell Beth Loup I sent ya!


Nice...I'm waiting to hear about scholly info from LSU so I can truly compare my options. If LSU comes through for me, I hope you don't mind if I hit you up with more questions. Right now, I'm thinking LSU might end up being the best combination of rank, cost, and location for me. And if LSU places well in New Orleans vs Loyola and Tulane grads, then that's a huge plus for me :)

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Re: LSU?

Postby southernboy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:53 pm

MLong wrote:
TonyDigital wrote:Wassup MLong... Are you enjoying your time at LSU Law?

What is your overall impression of the program, school, and city? I saw that you got accepted to Loyola LA...were you referring to Loyola New Orleans? If so, why LSU over Loyola? And I'm assuming you meant Loyola New Orleans because Houston, Tulane, Loyola-NO, and LSU are the same schools i applied to :)

Also, do you know anything about how competitive LSU grads are in the New Orleans legal market? Thanks!


I LOVE LSU LAW. Couldn't be happier with my choice. I have friends at Loyola who absolutely hated it and some that loved it. Same with Tulane and Southern. I have yet to meet an unhappy person at LSU. Seriously.

The program is insanely rigorous. My first semester I had a Crim Law class with a professor that taught previously at Harvard. He told us he was shocked at the fact that we take 6 classes per semester and that at Harvard, that would be inhumane, as they averaged 3-4 per semester. It's tough and there is absolutely no way for someone who hasn't been here to comprehend the time you must devote to reading, case briefing and research. Challenging doesn't even cut it. Luckily, the school sponsors "GIF's" each Friday at local bars where we are graced with free liquor. If you don't drink before law school, you may want to consider taking it up. (Just joking - sort of).

Why LSU over Loyola - well, got into both. First obvious reason is cost. About 20K less per year!! And second is the bar passage rate. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago and it took her 3 times to pass the bar. LSU has one of the highest (if not the highest) bar passage rate in the state. Then, there's the city. Baton Rouge is great and very student friendly. Cheap living, lots to do, etc. Fairly safe and fairly insulated from hurricanes for the most part.

New Orleans is FULL of LSU grads. Just check out the websites for resume's of some of the attys in the area for which you want to eventually practice. Gives you a good view. But, like I said in another post above - our dual degree makes us marketable anywhere. And, FYI - the N.O. D.A.'s office began recruiting for 1L and 2L clerks the second week I was here. You'd think they would have plenty with Loyola and Tulane, but they have repeatedly told us that they are more and more impressed with the capabilities of the LSU students.

I know I made the right choice when I visited the school and talked with the Admissions office staff and then attended a few classes. I HIGHLY suggest you do the same. And tell Beth Loup I sent ya!


Thanks for all of your help MLONG. I do have one question. I am from Tennessee and I wondered how out-of-state students were viewed at LSU. are there many people fom outside of Louisiana? Is their experience with the school generally positive as well?

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Re: LSU?

Postby MLong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:48 am

southernboy wrote:
MLong wrote:
TonyDigital wrote:Wassup MLong... Are you enjoying your time at LSU Law?

What is your overall impression of the program, school, and city? I saw that you got accepted to Loyola LA...were you referring to Loyola New Orleans? If so, why LSU over Loyola? And I'm assuming you meant Loyola New Orleans because Houston, Tulane, Loyola-NO, and LSU are the same schools i applied to :)

Also, do you know anything about how competitive LSU grads are in the New Orleans legal market? Thanks!


I LOVE LSU LAW. Couldn't be happier with my choice. I have friends at Loyola who absolutely hated it and some that loved it. Same with Tulane and Southern. I have yet to meet an unhappy person at LSU. Seriously.

The program is insanely rigorous. My first semester I had a Crim Law class with a professor that taught previously at Harvard. He told us he was shocked at the fact that we take 6 classes per semester and that at Harvard, that would be inhumane, as they averaged 3-4 per semester. It's tough and there is absolutely no way for someone who hasn't been here to comprehend the time you must devote to reading, case briefing and research. Challenging doesn't even cut it. Luckily, the school sponsors "GIF's" each Friday at local bars where we are graced with free liquor. If you don't drink before law school, you may want to consider taking it up. (Just joking - sort of).

Why LSU over Loyola - well, got into both. First obvious reason is cost. About 20K less per year!! And second is the bar passage rate. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago and it took her 3 times to pass the bar. LSU has one of the highest (if not the highest) bar passage rate in the state. Then, there's the city. Baton Rouge is great and very student friendly. Cheap living, lots to do, etc. Fairly safe and fairly insulated from hurricanes for the most part.

New Orleans is FULL of LSU grads. Just check out the websites for resume's of some of the attys in the area for which you want to eventually practice. Gives you a good view. But, like I said in another post above - our dual degree makes us marketable anywhere. And, FYI - the N.O. D.A.'s office began recruiting for 1L and 2L clerks the second week I was here. You'd think they would have plenty with Loyola and Tulane, but they have repeatedly told us that they are more and more impressed with the capabilities of the LSU students.

I know I made the right choice when I visited the school and talked with the Admissions office staff and then attended a few classes. I HIGHLY suggest you do the same. And tell Beth Loup I sent ya!


Thanks for all of your help MLONG. I do have one question. I am from Tennessee and I wondered how out-of-state students were viewed at LSU. are there many people fom outside of Louisiana? Is their experience with the school generally positive as well?


I'd have to say that more than half of our class is from out of state. We even have 6 international students. It's a very diverse group and I fully believe that we are selected in that way to provide the best possible class and experience possible. LSU likes to say that "you are here for a reason and it is not a mistake". The Admissions committee stresses that they choose individuals who will not only do well in law school, but will function well as a group. And, as I've said, everyone here that I have had the opportunity to associate with are very content.

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Re: LSU?

Postby MLong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:53 am

TonyDigital wrote:
MLong wrote:I LOVE LSU LAW. Couldn't be happier with my choice. I have friends at Loyola who absolutely hated it and some that loved it. Same with Tulane and Southern. I have yet to meet an unhappy person at LSU. Seriously.

The program is insanely rigorous. My first semester I had a Crim Law class with a professor that taught previously at Harvard. He told us he was shocked at the fact that we take 6 classes per semester and that at Harvard, that would be inhumane, as they averaged 3-4 per semester. It's tough and there is absolutely no way for someone who hasn't been here to comprehend the time you must devote to reading, case briefing and research. Challenging doesn't even cut it. Luckily, the school sponsors "GIF's" each Friday at local bars where we are graced with free liquor. If you don't drink before law school, you may want to consider taking it up. (Just joking - sort of).

Why LSU over Loyola - well, got into both. First obvious reason is cost. About 20K less per year!! And second is the bar passage rate. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago and it took her 3 times to pass the bar. LSU has one of the highest (if not the highest) bar passage rate in the state. Then, there's the city. Baton Rouge is great and very student friendly. Cheap living, lots to do, etc. Fairly safe and fairly insulated from hurricanes for the most part.

New Orleans is FULL of LSU grads. Just check out the websites for resume's of some of the attys in the area for which you want to eventually practice. Gives you a good view. But, like I said in another post above - our dual degree makes us marketable anywhere. And, FYI - the N.O. D.A.'s office began recruiting for 1L and 2L clerks the second week I was here. You'd think they would have plenty with Loyola and Tulane, but they have repeatedly told us that they are more and more impressed with the capabilities of the LSU students.

I know I made the right choice when I visited the school and talked with the Admissions office staff and then attended a few classes. I HIGHLY suggest you do the same. And tell Beth Loup I sent ya!


Nice...I'm waiting to hear about scholly info from LSU so I can truly compare my options. If LSU comes through for me, I hope you don't mind if I hit you up with more questions. Right now, I'm thinking LSU might end up being the best combination of rank, cost, and location for me. And if LSU places well in New Orleans vs Loyola and Tulane grads, then that's a huge plus for me :)


Don't mind at all. Good Luck. I'm Marcie, by the way.

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Re: LSU?

Postby Tigerbait » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 pm

MLong wrote:
darknightbegins wrote:
LSAT N00b wrote:
Tigerbait wrote:In at LSU today by snail mail too even though I didn't go complete until mid January. The letter only had to travel about 50 miles though.

My PAWs account just expanded today too.

Does anyone know if LSU Law students can get season football tickets?

To my knowledge, they only give out a few and are very hard to get as a law student.


Thats BS. One of the reasons go to go a school like LSU is SEC football.


Haha - NOT the only reason. But, to each his own.

As law students, we do have a weekly raffle with a limited amount of seats reserved specifically for the law kids. As 1L's there are far less than the 2L's and 3L's, but there is usually an opportunity to go if you just ask around. Besides - our tailgating is more fun than the game and that's open to all law students.


Thanks! Sad to hear that tickets are hard to get though :(

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Re: LSU?

Postby roguey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:26 pm

I applied to LSU late, as in... a week ago. It is one of my top picks even though I applied to 1/3 of the top 100. I'm just a paranoid person when it comes to this process. I'm so hoping I didn't apply too late for scholarship money. I used to live in LA, and I'm dying to move back.

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Re: LSU?

Postby anothernancydrew » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:33 pm

So, I heard about scholarships last week, but I'm a little confused about the method behind the madness. Based on LSN, it seems that just about everyone has a different dollar amount and a different renewal policy, as well as the differing amounts for in-state and out of state students. All of these differences are making it tough for me to judge if my offer is generous or not.

Anyone have any insight on the money process? Upset or pleased with your $$ offers? Just fyi, I got $10k and some change, with top 33% for renewal--I'd love to hear what other people think.

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Re: LSU?

Postby southernboy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:55 pm

I ended up with $15,526. renewed if in the top 33%. I am very pleased with my scholly. I am an out of state resident, and with the scholarship I'll be paying less than in-state tuition.

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Re: LSU?

Postby PirateCap'n » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:35 pm

southernboy wrote:I ended up with $15,526. renewed if in the top 33%. I am very pleased with my scholly. I am an out of state resident, and with the scholarship I'll be paying less than in-state tuition.


Full-tuition ($25,000 and some change) with top 25% required to renew and OOS. It does seem like the exact amounts are pretty odd and arbitrary.

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Re: LSU?

Postby anothernancydrew » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:25 pm

PirateCap'n wrote: Full-tuition ($25,000 and some change) with top 25% required to renew and OOS. It does seem like the exact amounts are pretty odd and arbitrary.


Wow, sweet deal, congrats! I didn't realize that OOS was that quite that expensive. Mind if I ask your numbers?

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Re: LSU?

Postby roguey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:28 pm

I didn't mention anything about my love for LA in my personal statement, I wonder if I should send a begging letter talking about how much I miss boudin.

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Re: LSU?

Postby PirateCap'n » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:55 am

anothernancydrew wrote:
PirateCap'n wrote: Full-tuition ($25,000 and some change) with top 25% required to renew and OOS. It does seem like the exact amounts are pretty odd and arbitrary.


Wow, sweet deal, congrats! I didn't realize that OOS was that quite that expensive. Mind if I ask your numbers?


Mid-160s, >3.8

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Re: LSU?

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:50 pm

I've seen worse out of state tution. I read you can get in state after the first year which is nice. Most state schools will be in that 20-30,000 range if you are not a resident.

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Re: LSU?

Postby BriaTharen » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:54 pm

Just got the scholly letter in the mail (I received my acceptance back in January for anyone that is trying to time out when their's may come)- half tuition, renewable if I stay in top 50%. Pretty sweet deal, especially since LSU is so cheap to begin with...

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Re: LSU?

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:22 pm

So you are paying half instante or our out of state?

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Re: LSU?

Postby BriaTharen » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:20 pm

In-state

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Re: LSU?

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:57 pm

Damn, nice

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Re: LSU?

Postby haider » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:19 am

My boyfriend and I both applied and were accepted with $$. Makes it pretty hard to say no to LSU, because it's so much cheaper than anything else so far. But I'm still not sure if I want to leave the West coast. Decisions decisions... Anyone else in a similar position?

Me: 3.51/165 In: Dec 18 Scholarship: Jan 29 $18,957 top 33% renewal
Him: 3.54/157 In: Dec 18 Scholarship: Jan 29 $6,048 top 67% renewal

*we'd pay outofstate tuition*

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Re: LSU?

Postby southernboy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:57 am

I have a question. For us out of state people, if we were to gain residency after our first year, what would happen to our scholarships? would they completely go away or would they be reduced proportionately to in-state tuition?

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Re: LSU?

Postby macatak911 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:58 am

Tabs just expanded today!!! Law
course offerings and housing app just appeared so this means I'm in right????? Saints win SB on Sunday, SB Parade Tuesday, get into LSU Law on Wednesday...life is
gooood.

165/2.91

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Re: LSU?

Postby southernboy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:48 pm

yup you should be in

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Re: LSU?

Postby Bulls » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:19 pm

Just noticed my course menu expanded today.. How long does it take to receive final confirmation in the mail?

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Re: LSU?

Postby Bulls » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:21 pm

southernboy wrote:I have a question. For us out of state people, if we were to gain residency after our first year, what would happen to our scholarships? would they completely go away or would they be reduced proportionately to in-state tuition?


I am also wondering about this... Is it difficult to establish residency?

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Re: LSU?

Postby TonyDigital » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:31 pm

Bulls wrote:
southernboy wrote:I have a question. For us out of state people, if we were to gain residency after our first year, what would happen to our scholarships? would they completely go away or would they be reduced proportionately to in-state tuition?


I am also wondering about this... Is it difficult to establish residency?


The University's residency requirements are based off of this:

http://lsuhsc.edu/no/Administration/pm/pm-31.pdf

I was told if my residency status changes, my scholarship would decrease to the value of in-state tuition proportionately. For example, if you have a 3/4 scholarship with out-of-state tuition and then change to in-state tuition rates, your scholarship will change to be 3/4 scholarship of in-state tuition.

I got this information from the LSU adcom's office recently because i was wondering the same exact things as yall.




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