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USC Gould - Admissions Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
13:25
Welcome everyone!
Natalie Kruczkowski
15:40
Toronto
Matias Mayesh
15:41
Los Angeles
Eleni Valas
15:42
Los Angeles
Alexis Voudrie
15:43
Pittsburgh
Danyu Shi
15:43
Orlando, FL
Nithya Kiron
15:43
San Jose!
Eun Bee Cho
15:43
Seoul!
Rebecca Simon
15:43
New York City
Grace Cawdrey
15:44
Ohio
Yongei Jeong
15:44
Georgia
Simone Laverdiere
15:44
Chicago
Grace Kier
15:44
Palo Alto
Morgan Rojo
15:44
LA
Elizabeth Chon
15:44
Washington, DC
Remi Ginsberg
15:44
Pennsylvania
Joseph Cushner
15:45
Cambridge, MA!
Geena Cajeta
15:45
Los Angeles
Ian Smith
15:46
Los Angeles! West Hollywood
Tyler Barth
15:46
Santa Barbara
Sanam Sohrabian
15:46
Washington DC!
Benjamin Eastin
15:46
Seattle!
Christina Casey
15:46
Los Angeles
Chloe Rastegar
15:47
Los Angeles
Katherine Cowdrey
15:47
From Phoenix, AZ,
William Crouch
15:48
Texas!
Saketh Meka
15:48
India
Natalia Lemus
15:48
Davis, CA!
Joanna Fischer
15:48
Austin, TX
Mary Balestreri
15:49
Sacramento, CA
Un Hyung (Hannah) Lee
15:49
Korea
audrey aparicio
15:50
San Bernardino
Derek Warzel
15:51
Vancouver, Canada
Sophia Mejia
15:52
Bay Area!
Marissa Medici
15:52
New York
Samantha Civitarese
15:54
Canada
Milan George
15:55
Dc
Braelynn Wilson
15:55
Orange County!
Andrew Schwartz
15:56
Denver
Benjamin Hurst
15:57
Dallas, TX
Molly Martinez
15:59
Boston!
Emma Goolsby
15:59
Orange County!
Brittany Wirth
16:02
colorado
Michelle Ullman
16:03
Chicago!
Nayeon Ko
16:07
Seoul!
Jill Lin
16:10
New York!
Claire Ma
16:41
New Brunswick, Canada!
Joseph Cushner
34:01
Is there any opportunities for students to design their own study abroad programs? Or are exchanges limited to the universities listed?
Jiyoung Kim
35:14
When do students usually participate in Study Abroad programs? Or which semester is most recommended in terms of managing summer jobs, bar exam, job searching, etc.? Thank you!
Alexis Voudrie
35:17
Is the Lyon program at Lyon 2 or Lyon 3? Lyon 2 is the Berges du Rhone campus
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
38:00
Students typically will study abroad either in the Fall or Spring of their 2L or the Fall of their 3L year. I think either one of these semesters is perfectly good in terms of managing summer jobs, bar, etc.
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
39:06
@Alexis I believe it is Lyon 3 but here is the link to our study abroad programs
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
39:07
https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/curriculum/study-abroad/
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
40:04
Here is the links to our clinics for more information: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/experiential/clinics/
Alexis Voudrie
40:18
Thank you!
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
42:48
usc gould ambassadors
Chloe Rastegar
42:57
When should you apply to certificate programs?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
42:57
usc gould ambassadors
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
43:26
USC Gould Ambassadors: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/ambassadors/
Jiyoung Kim
44:20
Do a lot of students end up pursuing career in the area they got experience through clinics?
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
45:06
You can really apply to certificates at any point before you graduate. You just need to make sure you fulfill all of the class requirements for the certificate: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/certificates/
Chloe Rastegar
45:18
Thank you!
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
45:51
@Jiyoung I think it really depends on the student. I have a lot of friends who are doing a clinic just because they find it very interesting and it is something they are passionate about but it is not necessarily the type of legal work they will be doing when they graduate
Jiyoung Kim
46:17
Thank you so much, Lauren! :)
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
47:17
For example I have one friend who will be doing real estate law after we graduate but she is part of the Immigration Clinic and then I have another friend who is going into Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Law after graduating but is doing the Post-Conviction Justice Project
Rebecca Wang
47:27
I’m wondering what’s something a student should do the summer before entering law school?
Nithya Kiron
47:41
^ likewise!
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
47:53
Hello! We do so much outreach in our community! Very proud of our work.
Jiyoung Kim
01:08:50
I saw that your application instructions recommend a one-page resume. Since I’ve been out of school for years, would it be okay to leave some gaps between experiences?
Jiyoung Kim
01:09:16
That just answered my questions!
Remi Ginsberg
01:11:00
What if you have a dip in an LSAT score instead of an increase if you take it multiple times?
Elizabeth Kufour
01:11:18
Any advice on cancelling scores and/or explaining LSAT absences
Elizabeth Kufour
01:11:31
Can you submit multiple addendas?
Alexis Voudrie
01:12:12
If my first lsat score is from 5 years ago (meaning it’s expired), do you still see that/would I still have to write about the difference in the scores?
Rebecca Wang
01:12:47
Can LOR be from TA that knows you well?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:12:54
Remi and Elizabeth, - there is a section on the application where you can explain test scores and grades.
Joseph Cushner
01:12:57
If someone submits both LSAT and GRE, are any of them given more weight in the admissions process? If the GRE score is higher, does that get considered as the score you consider most?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:14:15
Rebecca, yes, an LOR can be from a TA if they are supervising your academic work in your class.
Simone Laverdiere
01:15:12
For those who graduated college a few years ago, is it preferred to have at least one LOR from an employer? Or are academic LORs still preferred?
Rebecca Wang
01:15:17
Thanks!
Braelynn Wilson
01:15:55
Thank you!
Emma Goolsby
01:16:03
Thank you!
Matias Mayesh
01:16:06
Thank you for hosting this event! Appreciate all the info
Yongei Jeong
01:16:20
For those who have 2-3 courses taken in P/NP grading options (assuming all passed), would you advise to submit an addendum?
Vivienne Do
01:17:02
If I’m in the workforce for quite sometime, is it ok to have the majority of LoR written from my employers/supervisors?
Remi Ginsberg
01:18:26
Do you consider our attendance at events such as these in the application review process?
Rebecca Wang
01:19:16
For ED application, does LOR need to be completed before Nov.22nd or can it be before dec.6th as well?
USC Gould Financial Aid - Myisha Moody Ross
01:20:36
Please note that the USC Gould Financial Aid email address is lawfao@law.usc.edu
Elizabeth Kufour
01:22:27
Can someone please point us where to find the links to the recordings for events?
Ian Smith
01:24:16
If you graduated undergrad a year early, should you send a GPA addenda?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:24:29
More details for the California Law Pathways initiative: https://calawpathways.org/pathway-partners/law-schools-and-undergraduates/
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
01:25:37
Here is a link to the recordings for the events: https://gould.usc.edu/about/visit/information-sessions/
Elizabeth Kufour
01:25:59
Any pitfalls to avoid? Any tactics that successful applicants have employed in the previous cycles that we should also utilize?
Joseph Cushner
01:27:05
What about the one in New York in november?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:27:55
Joseph, we will be at the LSAC New York Forum in November. Hope to see you there!
Chloe Rastegar
01:28:44
Is there a specific style of writing you’d like to see in the personal statement?
Chloe Rastegar
01:30:17
Thank you!
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:30:26
Authenticity in the PS is appreciated. Remember, the PS is an opportunity to share more information about yourself. Always be professional and end on a positive note.
Chloe Rastegar
01:31:21
Thank you Brenda. I will keep that in mind.
Rebecca Wang
01:33:12
has someone ever written “I was not mature enough when I entered university“ in their addendum, to explain for low grades in the first year or two of uni?
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:34:08
Avoiding pitfalls: Do not tell us what lawyers do or recite your resume. This is very direct- it is a Personal Statement. Feel free to access the PS video on the Visit Us section of our website.
Elizabeth Kufour
01:35:12
definitely care about money! can she speak more about the LRAP at USC?
Elizabeth Kufour
01:36:22
benefits of completing the FAFSA since grad students are eligible for the Pell Grant? does USC offer loans in addition to the federal loans students qualify for?
Jiyoung Kim
01:36:41
I have to jump off, but thank you so much for your session today!
USC Gould Admissions
01:37:08
🙂 you’re welcome, thanks for joining!
Elizabeth Kufour
01:38:11
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Joseph Cushner
01:38:53
I have to run to class, but thank you all so much! This was super informative!
Elizabeth Kufour
01:39:11
thank youu!
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:40:03
If you have questions after this session, you may reach us at admissions@law.usc.edu or (213)740-2523. Fight on!
Yongei Jeong
01:40:18
Thank you for this session today! This was very helpful!
Katherine Cowdrey
01:40:55
Thank you so much for hosting!
Nayeon Ko
01:41:01
Thank you so much for the session!
Simone Laverdiere
01:41:03
Thank you!
USC Gould - Brenda Cortez, Assoc. Director
01:41:09
Thank you for joining us today! Best wishes on completing your exams (if any) and applications!!
Marissa Medici
01:41:10
Thank you so much!
Chloe Rastegar
01:41:11
Thank you very much! Fight on!
Saketh Meka
01:41:11
Thank you!
Joanna Fischer
01:41:20
Thank you so much for a great session!
audrey aparicio
01:41:21
Thank you so much, ladies, GREAT event! I am looking forward to meeting you all in person at the LSAC JD Law School Admission Forum, have a great day!
Lauren Au - USC Admissions Ambassador
01:41:45
ambassador5@law.usc.edu