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Law School Rankings / Re: Pepperdine Job Prospects
« on: July 30, 2007, 04:33:31 AM »
I made friends with a law firm recruiter based in LA this past weekend.

He said that Pepperdine has a great rep in the area right behind USC and UCLA and that they have a strong alumni network. He also said Loyola was a distant 4th.

That said... if you want a degree that will give you far reaching job offers... go Fordham. He also stated the top 30 schools can get you in the door across the US.

"Loyola was a distant 4th" in what? alumni network?  rep?  After taking a quick look through attorney profiles of some of the major law firms in LA and OC, Pepperdine seems to me to come in a distant 5th at best, behind USD even.

I'm not surprised at this. Although I do wonder if USD is 3rd or 4th when looking at all of Southern California. Loyola produces a lot more attorneys per year than most other law schools so I'm guessing that they'll take 3rd but from the looks of it, both schools provide similar job prospects.

Wait List / Re: Chapman/Southwestern Waitlist
« on: July 20, 2007, 04:36:55 AM »
Caleb called me at 12:55 eastern today! I'm into full-time. 

Cali- Best of luck, new classmate!!!

Congrats! I'm glad that you got accepted since you've wanted to attend so badly. I know that if you put this much effort into your classes, you'll do well.

Go to UC Davis because it's strong throughout California.

Wait List / Re: Chapman/Southwestern Waitlist
« on: July 17, 2007, 03:23:27 AM »
Did anyone else get an email from Southwestern today?

Out of curiosity, what did the e-mail say?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: What the!!!
« on: July 15, 2007, 06:13:48 AM »
If I were you, I would go with USD. In fact, I received 16K per year and will be going to USD. That scholarship is nothing to sneeze at and Loyola isn't even better. It was an easy choice for me.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Southwestern vs. La Verne $$$
« on: July 12, 2007, 04:29:06 AM »
There is still a possibility for scholarship money since I just read another thread in which someone was told that they could get a scholarship for not withdrawing. Either way, I would go with Southwestern because it's the better school and because it has a very nice library. Also, you would be doing yourself a great disservice by driving some distance to a lesser ranked school instead of attending the better school in your neighborhood. It would just be easier and less worrisome to attend Southwestern. Let us know how it turns out.

Financial Aid / Re: CitiBank: horrible customer service
« on: July 06, 2007, 10:16:18 PM »
This is a damn sad thread. I hope you people are going to T14 schools.

Just wondering but how much do you get paid per hour for posting here? If you're not paid to do this then you're wasting your time. What kind of person spends all day talking down to people? Do you have nothing else to do? Oh wait, I've figured it out. Wiimote works for CitiBank!  :P

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: USD next year
« on: June 30, 2007, 12:05:47 AM »
... wanting to and being able to are two different things...

USD already has one of the highest median LSAT score of any tier 2 because they can pull better students due to location.

If anything it should be easier to get into in the next couple years.  Some students may mark it off the list because of the fluctuations in USNWR rankings

I agree. I think that getting into USD will become slightly easier but that's not saying much since the average LSAT is significantly higher than that of most T2's. On the other hand, I got into USD this year (before anybody knew this years rankings and decided not to apply) with a 161/3.07 even though last years average was a 163/3.43 and on top of that I received 16K a year. So there is no telling how you will fare. I didn't think that I would even get into USD outright since I'm not a URM but I've been pleasantly surprised. So take a chance and apply. Statistics do not determine the outcome, the quality of your application does that.  ;)

When will I give up on waitlists? I gave up on the only waitlist that I cared to stay on yesterday. I didn't really care about my waitlists since I got rejected by my first two choices and accepted by my third with a scholarship. Yet if I really wanted to attend a school that I was waitlisted at then I would've stayed on until school started. Luckily, I didn't have to worry about other acceptances once I got into USD.

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