LMU to Bay Area Firm?

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mkelly

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LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by mkelly » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:13 pm

I got a 30k/yr scholarship to Loyola Law but I know I want to work in the Silicon Valley in a mid sized firm after graduation.

How hard would it be to come back to the SV after having gone to LMU?

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by K Rock » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:19 pm

Are you from there originally / what ties do you have to the area?

Also, what is the stipulation on your scholarship?

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by mkelly » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:41 pm

I am from the bay area and I do have a few connections to a few firms.

The stipulation is top 50% of the class.

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by K Rock » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:31 pm

Did you apply to Hastings / Davis? What would be your total cost of attendance at LMU? If you can go for super cheap it might not be a horrible choice on the condition that you drop out if you lose your scholarship?

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by akasabian » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:37 pm

K Rock wrote:Did you apply to Hastings / Davis? What would be your total cost of attendance at LMU? If you can go for super cheap it might not be a horrible choice on the condition that you drop out if you lose your scholarship?
You can also try Santa Clara. I know it is on the lower end compared to other schools in the region but it has decent Silicon Valley connections as well as being gracious with financial aid.

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by Rahviveh » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:48 pm

akasabian wrote:
K Rock wrote:Did you apply to Hastings / Davis? What would be your total cost of attendance at LMU? If you can go for super cheap it might not be a horrible choice on the condition that you drop out if you lose your scholarship?
You can also try Santa Clara. I know it is on the lower end compared to other schools in the region but it has decent Silicon Valley connections as well as being gracious with financial aid.
SCU is not gracious with financial aid at all. Out of 152 scholarships, 140 had stipulations attached:

http://law.scu.edu/financialaid/scholar ... n-data.cfm

60% of those were reduced/eliminated after the first year.

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Re: LMU to Bay Area Firm?

Post by akasabian » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:19 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
akasabian wrote:
K Rock wrote:Did you apply to Hastings / Davis? What would be your total cost of attendance at LMU? If you can go for super cheap it might not be a horrible choice on the condition that you drop out if you lose your scholarship?
You can also try Santa Clara. I know it is on the lower end compared to other schools in the region but it has decent Silicon Valley connections as well as being gracious with financial aid.
SCU is not gracious with financial aid at all. Out of 152 scholarships, 140 had stipulations attached:

http://law.scu.edu/financialaid/scholar ... n-data.cfm

60% of those were reduced/eliminated after the first year.

Ouch...didn't realize that they were terrible with stips.
Yea that hurts, might as well go to UCD or Hastings at that point.

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