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Thanks for the advice FalconJimmy, I am definitely considering Pepperdine for the quality of life aspect.  I'm 22 years old and am trying to live a little while in law school.  I know everyone says this, but I really am pretty confident that I can be in the top third of my class.  I worked 30+ hours a week throughout my undergrad studying finance and accounting and I was able to keep a pretty good GPA.  I guess what I'm getting at is that that cost of school isn't all that important to me.  A difference of $25,000 for one law degree over another is marginal to me over the course of my life.  My head says OSU, but my heart says Pepperdine...

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Where should I go next fall? / Pepperdine or Ohio State?...please help
« on: March 14, 2011, 12:49:39 PM »
So it's come down to Pepperdine and Ohio State for me.  Pepperdine has offered me $15,000 per year provided that I stay in the top third of my class.  Their projected cost of attendance is $65,678 per year.  So after factoring in the scholarship (assuming I will be in the top third each year), it will cost me a total of $152,034 to go to Pepperdine.

Ohio State has offered me $8,500 per year provided that I maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Their projected cost of attendance for nonresidents is $60,264 and for residents is $45,314.  If I attend Ohio State I will receive resident status for my second and third year, meaning a total projected cost of attendance of $125,392 after factoring in my scholarship offer.

Now that you know the facts I have, I would GREATLY appreciate any advice or words of wisdom you can provide.  I'll be visiting both schools in April, but it seems as though I'll have better job options coming from Ohio, but will have more fun in California...

Jeff

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where would you go?
« on: February 03, 2011, 06:25:33 PM »
Thanks NonTradInSATX!

Would anyone else go a different route?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where would you go?
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:00:05 AM »
Financials are not that huge of a concern either.  For example, I'm not strongly considering going to University of the Pacific to save the money.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where would you go?
« on: February 02, 2011, 08:58:26 PM »
Sorry to confuse everyone with mentioning where I'm from.  I'm impartial to wherever I end up.  I would love to work in California, but would also be happy in D.C, Boston, NY, Philly, Ohio, etc.  Location isn't the issue.  If I were forced to chose based entirely on location though, I would choose California.


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Where should I go next fall? / Where would you go?
« on: February 02, 2011, 02:10:32 PM »
I'd like to know where you think I should go?  Listing your top 3 choices in order would also be awesome.  I'm from the Boston area and have lived here all my life.

- UC Hastings
- Cardozo & Yeshiva
- Cincinnati
- Colorado
- Ohio State
- University of the Pacific (Plus $25,000 per year)
- Pepperdine (Plus $15,000 per year)
- Temple
- Washington & Lee
- William & Mary

If you have a minute to explain your rationale as well I would appreciate that.

Thanks!

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This may sound silly, but is it okay to send a letter of continued interest to a REACH school that has not given me a decision either way yet.  I submitted my application 7 weeks ago, have not heard back, and am pretty sure will be denied.  My thought process is that if I'm likely going to be denied anyways, a letter describing why I want to go there specifically can't hurt.  Or can it?

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Thanks for the tips everyone, I'll be sure to check out the NALP DLE site.

I know that it's a terrible idea to go into law school planning on transferring to a better one...but suppose for a second that's what I had in mind.  Exactly how hard is it to transfer out of a school like Pepperdine after the first year, and into a better school that does give me a decent shot at BigLaw.  For example, USC, UCLA and Berkeley.

Bigs5068 - you seem to know a bunch about Pepperdine.  It certainly seems attractive.  Do you mind giving me as much info about Pepperdine as you know and are willing to share?  Given my school options listed previously is that where you would choose?

Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Where is my best shot for a BigLaw job?
« on: January 21, 2011, 04:12:07 PM »
So I have a 163 LSAT and a 3.53 GPA from a business school in the Boston area.  I love to work and would love a shot at BigLaw.  These are the schools I have to choose from.  I'd like to know where my best shot at BigLaw is, and if you'd like any advice on where you would choose to go is appreciated.

- Washington & Lee
- Pepperdine
- Colorado
- Cincinnati
- Ohio State

Thanks!

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So I have a 163 LSAT and a 3.53 GPA from a business school in the Boston area.  I love to work and would love a shot at BigLaw.  These are the schools I have to choose from.  I'd like to know where my best shot at BigLaw is, and if you'd like any advice on where you would choose to go is appreciated.

- Washington & Lee
- Pepperdine
- Colorado
- Cincinnati
- Ohio State

Thanks!

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