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« on: March 29, 2008, 08:17:36 PM »
I've visted both, decided not to apply to southwestern, mostly because of the type of law. It really depends on what you want to practice, if you are interested in entertainment law, southwestern for sure, if not then i would encourage chapman. but i'm interested in a joint jd/mba so i'm biased and chapman appeals to me. plus i really liked the area chapman was in and the close/affordable housing options that i didn't see at southwestern.
rankings only reinforced my decision... but once again if i thought entertainment law was something i would be interested in then i may have a different view.
« on: March 29, 2008, 07:50:36 PM »
haha, yea I know where my numbers fall, thanks for pointing out HOW LOW it is though.
It may shed some light on the situation to call attention to the other things that helped out my overall package. I had five 3-6 month internships with legislators at district, sacramento capitol, and d.c. offices. Had letters of rec from a senator, congressman, president of my university, and the pre-law advisor at my campus.
As far as my lsat, what can i say, it stunk, haha but took the lsat the day before leaving for d.c. for 6 months. My only point is that, contrary to everything you've heard, the LSAT isn't EVERYTHING, especially at a great school like UNLV where they really make an effort to look at your entire app.
W/regards to bar, I am aware what ABA means, I think this is something different. Will let you know if I figure it out. Maybe having to do with the MBE, they way I understood it, it meant that if you were a UNLV grad your ONE bar exam would allow you to practice in ca, nv, ut, az. Ucla has something similiar for ca, ny, nv and USD for ca, nv, az, ny, md
« on: March 29, 2008, 03:07:20 PM »
Out-of-stater in at UNLV with 50% scholarship. Just some hope for Mary. My numbers weren't stellar but I had some really great intern experiences and letters of rec. GPA: 3.8 LSAT: 153
I did have a question for Vegasdood if he wouldn't mind. I heard something about how unlv is bar exam applicable in nv, az, ca, ut... what does this mean?
« on: March 29, 2008, 02:02:56 PM »
You are looking at a ranked 59 tier 1 school vs. a barely tier 3 school. If the two schools were ranked closer, I would say go with the one with a bigger scholarship. But in my humble advice, I would encourage you to go to pepperdine, they have a better reputation and are moving up. I have visted and they have really great, affordable, grad housing for law students. I don't know about the mixed gender, but I have a feeling thats a rumor. Also, they are pretty conservative, but I haven't heard of it being too much of an issue for grad students, only undergrad.
Can I ask what your numbers are and when you found out? I'm awaiting responses from Chapman and Pepperdine as well. Best of luck. I would strongly recommend visiting the two if you haven't, they are both really great campuses, and talk to some students while you are there.
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:44:07 PM »
Something odd though, if you click on UNLV under ranking it says Tier 1
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:19:52 PM »
I just wanted to clarify the difference between first tier and second tier schools, for example on the usnwr it lists the top 100 then it jumps to 3rd tier and 4th tier. I everything past 50 2nd tier?