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if you want to be in cali, don't go to minn...as far as usd and pepperdine goes, do you want to be in la or sd? if money doesn't factor in, that's really the only question you should have between the 2 schools

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I applied in early November and FINALLY got accepted last Friday.  I'm 95% sure this is where I'll be in the fall so it was worth the wait, but I know where you are coming from.

In a sort of related topic I still haven't heard from Santa Clara, but it is not an issue anymore.

These two schools are taking their sweet time but I think things should start rolling now that deposits are due.

My acceptance was dated 3/24 and my deposit is due 4/8.  Anyone going to the Admitted Students Day on the 14th?

Go Dodgers.

i'll be there on the 14th but as one of the student volunteers (tour guide, sitting at a table during lunch if people have questions)

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alright, i'll weigh in...finals are rollin around so i'll need another form of procrastination (again)...for those wondering, i'm a 2l

not having a car...i have a friend who didn't have a car until i think around april of our first year...he lived on campus...inconvenient? sure...impossible to live with? not at all...his roommates had cars (actually, of the 4 guys there, 2 didn't have cars) so he went grocery shopping with his roommates when they went or we would take him to the market once in a while...driving to school was obviously not an issue since he lived on campus..if you don't live on (or near) campus, it may be an issue...it might not be, i know there's a bus stop right outside campus but i don't know the bus route

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i think it's just that people have learned to ignore the trolls...esp ones that probably are really hoping to get into a t2 or 3 so are doing whatever they can do discourage however many people they can from going...

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 12, 2007, 08:11:14 PM »
hmm...ok...i'll assume u're right since i don't know much about b school and don't care to find out...so...i stand corrected...

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 11, 2007, 09:47:42 PM »
i think the biggest mistake people make in going to law school is thinking they're gonna make big bux...if you want to make a lot of money fast, go to b school, not law school...it's a safer bet

http://mbacareers.wharton.upenn.edu/report/compsum_2.cfm

I don't understand this logic.  The total median compensation of a Wharton MBA in 2006 was $137k.  Unless you have the background and the desire to go into ibanking / hedge funds and work hours that make non-WLRK biglaw seem like a 9-5, you're probably going to be at the exact same place 3 years down the line.  I'd even argue with law you have slightly better options.

Further, if you look at the tuition reimbursement column, around 6% of Wharton MBAs are on the corporate fast-track before b-school, skewing the numbers even further.

There's no guarantee of millions, but the numbers show that a top law degree is a safer bet to $300k than a top b-school.  More b-school grads make it into the millions, but that can simply be due to self-selection into riskier career choices.

Oh, and the average MBA is four years out of school...

2 years...one less year of tuition paid, start earning money one year earlier...wharton median $137k which is around harvard law median...one less year of tuition and earn money (working for that raise) one year earlier...so i don't quite get what's wrong with the logic...unless b-school tuition is WAAAY more than law school...which i really don't know if it is...

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 10, 2007, 04:31:55 PM »
don't "expect" biglaw...it's doable w/that gpa (and assuming lsat)...but definitely don't expect it

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 10, 2007, 12:38:48 AM »
i'm procrastinating as i study for the mpre...so i'll ask cuz i'm REALLY REALLY curious...if you're not after the extravagant lifestyle...why do you seem hellbent on biglaw? do you love working 80 hour weeks or is your goal out of biglaw to pay off debts? if it's the latter, it may be better to take $ offered to u from schools in order to minimize law school debt and just graduate with less debt...100-200k is manageable on $80k a year which is definitely doable from most t1s or t2s...

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 09, 2007, 10:23:37 PM »
i think the biggest mistake people make in going to law school is thinking they're gonna make big bux...if you want to make a lot of money fast, go to b school, not law school...it's a safer bet

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Law School Admissions / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 09, 2007, 06:38:55 PM »
The problem is assuming that biglaw is going to happen, because it doesn't happen for most people. The best thing to do right now is try to get your debt down to a more manageable level before considering law school because $250K worth of debt isn't going to give you many options when you get out. What will you do if you don't finish at the top of your class and can't find a job paying more than $80K?

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