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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: SOUTHWESTERN
« on: April 15, 2005, 02:27:34 PM »
What do you all think:

Chapman with 12K or Southwestern?

This should probably be an easy call in favor of Southwestern, especially if you have BIGLAW aspirations, but I'm just not sure. Southwestern just didn't feel that good to me when I visited as opposed to Chapman which I really liked. I know you visited Chapman. Did you visit Southwestern?

No, its not an easy call in favor of Southwestern. I would probably pick Chapman with $$$. Southwestern is what it is, while Chapman is a school on the rise. I dont like Southwesterns attrition rate and although their employment numbers beat out Chapman for now, that gap should close a bit in the coming years. I also dont think the VERY small edge Southwestern has in placing its graduates in Big Law firms warrants an extra 12k a year.

actually our chief attorney graduated from Cooley. he makes at least 70,000 a year and he is only in his early 30's. rankings mean NOTHING!


Wait a minute.... She said that she would be perfectly happy going to the tier 3 school if it was just ranked a little higher.
Don't go to the tier 2 school just BECAUSE it is ranked a little higher. Ignore the ranking for a second, and look at the employment numbers, starting salaries, etc from the 3rd tier school. Do you like what you see?

Honestly, I love my girlfriend and feel that well get married someday... though nothing is guranteed.

If we both lived in Northern California, I would go to tier 3 USF over Tier 2 USD.

If we both lived in LA, I would go to Tier 3 Southwestern over Tier 2 UNLV.

Why? Because I know that I will be succesful graduating from any of those tier 3 schools plus be able to stay close to my SO. Its a win-win situation.

what are the two schools? And where do you want to practice law? Is there any scholarship $$$$ involved?

It is not stupid if you make your boyfriend ONE of the factors in choosing a school as long as he is not the ONLY factor.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: USD vs Pepperdine-- My Take
« on: April 12, 2005, 01:49:28 AM »
Good stuff, AZ.

Were there any comments made my Pepperdine students/faculty about grading, attrition, student body competetiveness, and job prospects?


Did anybody attend this? I was going to go, but I've been sick the ast couple of days. Can somebody please fill me in on what I missed? THANKS!

many people from 4th tier schools do well. Just work hard over the next three years and you'll be fine.

If you still feel kind of shakey, just do what other people from 4tier schools and 3rd tier toilets do to make themselves feel better: make fun of

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: $$$ at Pepperdine
« on: April 06, 2005, 11:30:48 PM »
yeah, i just recieved an email with an updated financial aid package which now includes a $8,000 "diversity scholarship". I wonder if its renewable or just a one time thing.

I noticed that private loans require credit worthiness.  I went on to the web page of the suggested lender for my school and they said that creditworthiness is based primarily on your credit score.  My credit score is pretty low (20th percentile), in part because I have lots of loans from my undergrad.  Does anyone know what the credit score cutoff is for "good credit?"  Has anyone been turned down and if so, do they know their credit score?

what is your score?

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