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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: SOUTHWESTERN
« on: April 14, 2005, 04:38:12 PM »
What do you all think:

Chapman with 12K or Southwestern?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: April 13, 2005, 03:01:21 PM »
Chapman, unless USD says come on down. Which isn't likely.


Chapman had some definate talent, undergrad and LS alike.

But then again it is in Southern California and I have been in seattle for the past 4 years.

My radar could be off and need some recalibrating but I liked what I saw.

I just sent syracuse a "thanks but no thanks."

Hopefully that opens up a spot for you guys.

I am up in seattle, sent my info in october, and received my acceptance 2 weeks ago.

300 inches of snow is just not for me.

Thomas Jefferson was more of a backup for me. As far as Chapman v Whittier, I like the fact that Chapman is located on a University Campus (albeit a small one), has a huge endowment, and is making a major push to climb in the rankings.

I like Cal Western, but love Chapman.

If you are looking to practice in CA, go to a school in CA. That advice has been drummed into my head, especially by 2 graduates from Syracuse. They loved the school, but advised me to basically study where I practice.

hope that helps

i didn't attend the syracuse admit day becuase I just received my acceptance last week and flying back there was simply not going to be in the cards.

While I certainly wish I had not screwed around my freshman year and been able to get into loyola, I am more than happy with chapman.

Nearly every attorney or law school student (ie people who know what the hell is going on) have all said to go to the best school that you can in the region where you want to practice.

That is not to put down Syracuse in anyway.

This has been an agonizing decision and my mind seems to change by the minute but being all things being equal, I am pleased with my decision.

I am in a similar position.

I am from the west coast and plan on practicing in southern california, in at both chapman and syracuse.

Saying no to a top 100 school is hard, but when 2 syracuse graduates and virtually every law student from other schools that I have spoken with have told me to study where I want to practice, it is looking like Chapman is where I will end up.

Moreover, Chapman grads at a 67% passage rate on the CA bar this previous July, where only 4 of 21 syracuse grads passed the CA bar.

Hope that helps and keep us informed.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Its 6:30 and Im drunk
« on: April 02, 2005, 08:23:50 PM »
just killed my 6th pabst.

I love in off campus apartments which I lovingly refer to as "little tokyo" because, well, use your imagination.

go heels!!! cover them 5 points!!!!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Best Lawyer Movie
« on: April 02, 2005, 07:27:01 PM »
hands down, The Rainmaker.

Mickey Rouke's "Bruizer" stole the show and makes me laugh just thinking about him.

Choosing the Right Law School / syracuse v chapman
« on: April 02, 2005, 07:16:12 PM »
I am on my second pabst on a cold and rainy saturday in seattle. I have 50 bucks on UNC -5 and a wicked hangover from last nite. Yet i would want it no other way.

Now to a bit of seriousness:

I am originally from So Cal and want to practice there.

As of today, my choices for LS are:

Chapman with 40% scholarship first year, renewable upon 30% class ranking
Syracuse with 2 feet of snow.

What school do you think will better prepare me for the CA bar and for future employment in the state of CA?
Syracuse is undoubtebly a better school than Chapman, but would that help me in So Cal?


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