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jdhu

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Pepperdine v George Mason
« on: July 17, 2008, 07:51:12 PM »
Any thoughts on this?  I am posting for a friend (I am a rising 2L) who is trying to decide.  No money at either.

At this point, he hopes to practice in CA.  I told him that GMU has been rising in the rankings and making a bit of a name for itself (although, so has Pepperdine). 

Curious if you guys have any further insight.  Thanks.

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Re: Pepperdine v George Mason
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 08:35:46 PM »
Darn it, wrong section...been a while since I posted on LSD.  Insight would be appreciated though.

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Re: Pepperdine v George Mason
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 08:57:16 PM »
If he wants to definitely work in California, Pepperdine - Mason is too new (particularly to the tier 1) to have much of an established alumni base in California. If your friend can be sold on staying in Virginia/DC, Mason would be the better choice. It's a respected school in the area, but moreover, if he can establish VA residency, the school is quite affordable (particularly compared to Pepperdine). If he's willing to put the effort into networking to get a job in CA, he could also benefit from the lower tuition at GMU.
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Re: Pepperdine v George Mason
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 01:13:31 AM »
Pepperdine is a rising star.  Just a few years ago they were rated in the lower tiers.  Since the addition of Ken Star, the school has jumped significantly in the rankings.  It's close to being a top-tiered school.  It effectively went from the lower 50 law schools to the upper 50 and skipped the middle.

I currently go to Pepperdine (although for my MBA; I received my law deg. elsewhere).  I highly recommend it.

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Re: Pepperdine v George Mason
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 05:22:06 AM »
Pepperdine for California desires, naturally.
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Re: Pepperdine v George Mason
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008, 01:33:14 PM »
Have you seen the Pepperdine campus?!?! It looks like a postcard. I would definitely go there. Even if you are studying law, life in Malibu can't be at all bad.