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Pepperdine / Where do Pepperdine Law Students live?
« on: March 30, 2005, 07:26:43 PM »
On campus housing? Off campus in Malibu? Santa Monica area?

There's a strong chance that I will be attending Pepperdine this fall. Any suggestions on where I should stay? Thanks in advance

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC vs. USD
« on: May 22, 2005, 08:36:38 PM »
do you have any other west coast options? if u got into bc and got money from usd, there shouldnt be any shortage of good west coast programs willing to accept you i.e loyola or possibly one of the uc schools. I think those would be more attractive options than usd.

i got into both loyola and pepperdine. waitlisted at USC & am not from CA so ruled the uc system out.  i'm not banking on the waitlist & liked the feel at USD more than the other 2 schools (i also feel loyola, pdine, and usd are relatively close in prestige).

well i would go with loyola over usd because it a more portable degree in cali. With a degree from USD, you have a lot of doors open to you but you'll be going up against ucla, usc, loyola, and pepp grads if you want to pentrate the LA market. A loyola grad will only have to go up against usd grads to penetrate the sd market. But I guess you should go to USD if you enjoyed the feel there. It will still open a lot of doors for you and ultimately, you'll want to be happy wherever you are at for the next 3 years.

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dude, a financial aid officer at my school pretty much said that i made a mistake by going with sallie mae.... he mentions that they are a such a large company that the service they offer just isnt that great and personalized. He's says that out of 250 incoming students this year, he believes that only about 10 will choose sallie mae.

I was thinking about changing the lender, but I dont want to go through the trouble of reapplying for a loan and getting my credit report pulled again.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC vs. USD
« on: May 21, 2005, 08:59:17 PM »
do you have any other west coast options? if u got into bc and got money from usd, there shouldnt be any shortage of good west coast programs willing to accept you i.e loyola or possibly one of the uc schools. I think those would be more attractive options than usd.

I would pick BC over USD unless I wasnted to work in SD.

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Actually, you are the one that doesnt have a clue. The guy was totally accurate. I live in a san Gabriel Valley suburb about 20-25 miles east of Los Angeles and you can definitely find housing in the 300-400k range and I live in a pretty decent neighborhood as well. A two story, 4br 3ba place in my little gated complex went for 400k last year.

Hey dish!t - he stated that a $250,000 house is easy to find.  Perhaps you should live true to your screen name and realize that 4br, 3ba house selling for $400k is not exactly "precise" when the discussion is about $250,000 homes.   ::)

Christ - and you want to be a lawyer?  uhhhhhhh.........

Wow, now I know how Michael Jordan felt when Craig Ehlo used to try and guard him.

Well Ehlo, you didnt quote anything about him saying "250k". You quoted him saying: "You don't need to buy a house for $475k to live in the LA metro area.  There are plenty of suburbs to the east that are cheaper."

Despite your fetish for internet confrontations, his statement is true and it did not warrant your anal response. Sorry a-hole, there are many ways for you to vent your anger at life. LSD isnt one of them.... maybe you should sip on green tea or fly a kite instead.

*waits for militarygrade to reply with his trademark "blah blah blah blah, dipsh!t/cumshot/jerkoff. blah blah blah blah blah feminine hygiene product/cockface/other juvenile insult" followed by a " ::)" response*

have a nice day!


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That is $27k minus taxes is ~$22k.  If you can't make at least $60k or go to a school with good LRAP, don't go.  You'll go bankrupt trying to payoff the loans. 

Please give some calculations to support your assertion that making $27k anywhere is equal to $80k in LA.  And no, you don't need to have a $500k mortgage to live in the LA area. 

Where do you live?  I live in San Diego.  You don't need to buy a house for $475k to live in the LA metro area.  There are plenty of suburbs to the east that are cheaper.  Just looking at the city alone is not going to give you a real picture of the housing market.  LA sucks anyway.



You have no idea what you are talking about.  I live 55 miles inland of LA.  You cannot, simply CANNOT, buy a house over 1000sq ft, that meets residential code, or is not a severe fixer-upper, for $250,000.  The cheapest house you can find around these parts is about $315,000, and that's for a darn darn darn house.  Like I said, I'm 55 miles inland, and for every <a  style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=23&k=10%20miles" onmouseover="window.status='<a  style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=23&k=10%20miles" onmouseover="window.status='10 miles'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">10 miles[/url]'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">10 miles[/url] you get closer to LA, expect about $15,000 added to housing prices. 

You stated you live in San Diego - spout all you want about San Diego home prices.  But you obviously have no clue what houses in the LA area cost, so perhaps you should shut up and stop speaking like a know-it-all d00shbag.



Actually, you are the one that doesnt have a clue. The guy was totally accurate. I live in a san Gabriel Valley suburb about 20-25 miles east of Los Angeles and you can definitely find housing in the 300-400k range and I live in a pretty decent neighborhood as well. A two story, 4br 3ba place in my little gated complex went for 400k last year.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seattle U or Chapman $$
« on: May 16, 2005, 03:57:27 AM »
For some reason im leaning towards Chapman.  I actually have heard that Seattle U is the 3rd best law school in WA, behind UW and Gonzaga.  Chapman is in a much better area, the market is much more open down in SoCal, and I have lived in Seattle for 12 years now, and i need some friggin sunshine.  Plus, this whole tier thing is kind of overrated to me, Seattle U is borderline tier 3, and I have a 3 friends that went to undergrad Chapman and all three loved it.  Maybe im just helping myself making my decision, but salaries at Chapman are about 18k higher on average than Seattle U, and frankly Seattle can be kind of boring.  Am I nutz? What do you all think?

Can you please cite the source that says chapman grads make 18k more than seattle grads? I thought chapman grads have a median private practice salary of about 60k.

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Minority Topics / Re: Pilipinos???
« on: May 11, 2005, 12:31:49 AM »
What up all and congrats on all of your acceptances. We certainly need more representation in the legal field and in politics.

We certainly arent considered URM. However, I do believe that our backgrounds give us somewhat of an edge in the admissions process. Many of us our  immigrants and/or the 1st generation in our families to attend college in the United States. We add a agreat deal of diversity to any law school and thats always a positive.While all of these intangibles are probably not enough to keep you off of an auto-reject pile, it may be just enough to give a borderline candidate that extra push he/she needs.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Curious aboutThomas Jefferson
« on: May 09, 2005, 11:38:47 AM »
Even though I have decided to go to the University of Arkansas, I was curious if anyone has had the same experience with Thomas Jefferson as I have.  About mid April they had yet to request my LSDAS report yet they had managed to cash my check.  I emailed them and asked them about this but never got a response.  The next day, however, my LSDAS report had been requested.  To this day I haven't heard a single thing from them and I think they pretty much just stole my money.  Anyone else have this same experience?

It might be a clerical error.

You're better off at UA anyway. TJ's bar passage rate was around 45%. Ick.

Yeh, the only reason I applied was because of info they sent about their scholarships

I have found out that their scholarships arent even that great. I was given close to a full scholarship based on my lsat score, but it is non-renewable. I can make that scholarship renewable, but if I leave TJ for any reason (i.e transferring), I have to pay it all back.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Have A Horrible Job??
« on: May 06, 2005, 11:26:08 PM »
I think I'm still in the lead!!      :-X

at least you get a 50 percent employee discount, right?

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