Why isn't Pepperdine an option?
Good point. I had looked at Pepperdine before, but two things have kept me from considering them further at this point. A) Last I checked, the cost of tuition (somewhere around $38,000) was a little steep for me. Granted, I might be able to get some scholarships, but I'm not sure if I could get any academic ones as my grades aren't extraordinary. B) From people who are familiar with the LA market that I've heard from, the job prospects out of Pepperdine don't seem to warrant paying the cost of tuition there.
Granted, the campus and area are absolutely incredible. I don't think I have seen a better location for a law school than Pepperdine...
Edited: I stand corrected, tuition is listed at around $33,000/yr. Well, maybe Pepperdine is back in the running.