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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone heard from CHAPMAN lately?
« on: August 11, 2006, 11:33:34 PM »
lagirl, congrats!  this is great news.  what a great week.  i can't wait to start. 

I got in part time, but its cool because its just one less class! I'm still REALLY excited!! yay!! :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone heard from CHAPMAN lately?
« on: August 11, 2006, 08:15:03 PM »
FINALLY!! I just got off the waitlist today!!! I'm going to Chapman!!!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D

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I would avoid whittier at all costs. It's a big "what if" game - if they lose accrediation entirely before you graduate, what are you going to do? "If" you do well in school, you have a shot at getting a job under a former Whitter student - and you have to pray there isn't an outside influence that will tell the alum that you are weak due to the "strength" of the school. And "if" you don't have a shot at a job from an alum, what are you going to do? Practice in California ONLY, since you can't sit for another state's bar. So you better pray someone thinks highly of YOU, because your school's rep won't do it for you.

There are other schools, including La Verne, that will have a stronger reputation and will make you a stronger legal candidate. La Verne is, as of today, only accepting Sprin 07 applications, but that's not a bad thing. Smaller applicant pool = more scholarship $$. If your only option at this point is Whittier, you may want to consider applying to other schools for Spring. I don't think its worth the gamble....

im gonna disagree and say that it will be a long time before la verne has a strong rep that whittier. simply going by alumni numbers, it seems highly unlikely

It depends on the area you are considering. If you're looking anywhere east of Whittier, Whittier grads have little to no shot at a job when compared to a grad from La Verne. The job market in the inland empire is already strongly occupied by La Verne grads and will give opportunities to new grads from La Verne - not from Whittier. Also if you want to take your degree elsewhere, the only degree that will provide an opportunity to work is a degree from La Verne (assuming accreditation is revoked at Whittier...and if not, most employers will hold a provisional accred. higher than a probation.)

Sorry to burst your bubble supergirl,  but there is NO WAY that La Verne is in anyway better than Whittier.  I respect the fact that you are going there, but you don't have to make yourself feel better by saying that La Verne is better than Whittier.  And besides, who the hell wants to practice in the Inland Empire over Orange County?!

Just because Whittier was one of the only schools to accept you, and you chose to attend, doesn't mean you have to attack my rationale by attacking me.

Many people want to practice in the Inland Empire over Orange Country. Population is less dense and the ratio of population to lawyers is significantly less, meaning the job market is less saturated and, therefor, the likelihood of getting a job - and a "better" job - upon graduation is higher than compared to the OC. Not to mention the difference in traffic...ugh.

to quote you - "who the hell" would choose a school on probation and may not even be recognized by the ABA upon graduation over a school that is guaranteed ABA accrediation upon graduation? That alone "makes La Verne better"....even though that wasn't my point, but if its yours now, then I'll argue it.

you shouldn't make an ass out of yourself by assuming that i'm going to Whittier and that was the only school I was accepted to because that IS NOT the case and I have never said that (just because that may be your case)... I am just defending a school that has been around a while and many people are attending over La Verne...you are bashing it just to make La Verne sound better... you are the one moving far just to attend a provisionally accredited school that has barely been around. I wasn't trying to start anything, but apparently, you want to, so keep going.

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I would avoid whittier at all costs. It's a big "what if" game - if they lose accrediation entirely before you graduate, what are you going to do? "If" you do well in school, you have a shot at getting a job under a former Whitter student - and you have to pray there isn't an outside influence that will tell the alum that you are weak due to the "strength" of the school. And "if" you don't have a shot at a job from an alum, what are you going to do? Practice in California ONLY, since you can't sit for another state's bar. So you better pray someone thinks highly of YOU, because your school's rep won't do it for you.

There are other schools, including La Verne, that will have a stronger reputation and will make you a stronger legal candidate. La Verne is, as of today, only accepting Sprin 07 applications, but that's not a bad thing. Smaller applicant pool = more scholarship $$. If your only option at this point is Whittier, you may want to consider applying to other schools for Spring. I don't think its worth the gamble....

im gonna disagree and say that it will be a long time before la verne has a strong rep that whittier. simply going by alumni numbers, it seems highly unlikely

It depends on the area you are considering. If you're looking anywhere east of Whittier, Whittier grads have little to no shot at a job when compared to a grad from La Verne. The job market in the inland empire is already strongly occupied by La Verne grads and will give opportunities to new grads from La Verne - not from Whittier. Also if you want to take your degree elsewhere, the only degree that will provide an opportunity to work is a degree from La Verne (assuming accreditation is revoked at Whittier...and if not, most employers will hold a provisional accred. higher than a probation.)

Sorry to burst your bubble supergirl,  but there is NO WAY that La Verne is in anyway better than Whittier.  I respect the fact that you are going there, but you don't have to make yourself feel better by saying that La Verne is better than Whittier.  And besides, who the hell wants to practice in the Inland Empire over Orange County?!

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i picked whittier over western state, and if chapman ever decides to take me off the waitlist then i'm there for sure!!! so i'm hoping all you loyola/usd waitlisted people that are going to chapman get off of those waitlists so we can all be much happier  :)

i went to whittier today and got a tour and it was actually NOT THAT BAD at all...

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Any info (good or bad) about Whittier Law School would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone heard from CHAPMAN lately?
« on: July 06, 2006, 12:03:58 AM »
Thanks Skeptic & Pinky! I hope I get some good news from them soon!

I come from UCLA too Skeptic! :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone heard from CHAPMAN lately?
« on: July 05, 2006, 09:04:52 PM »
I was admitted off the waitlist on monday!  I talked to a lady there (I think they are all ladies) and they have told me there are still seats available and the class isnt full yet.  Good Luck to you all!

I haven't received anything yet :(

are you going to be attending?

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Where should I go next fall? / Anyone heard from CHAPMAN lately?
« on: June 26, 2006, 07:49:19 PM »
I'm on Chapman's waitlist and was wondering if anyone has heard anything from them recently?? I know they kicked some people off the waitlist last week, and luckily I haven't rec'd that letter, but has anyone been accepted off the waitlist??

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Where should I go next fall? / Loyola (LA) status checker
« on: May 24, 2006, 01:34:38 PM »
mine FINALLY changed saying and decision is being sent out today... anyone else still waiting??

i'm pretty sure its going to be a rejection. :(

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