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Pepperdine Law


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Pepperdine Law
« on: August 22, 2003, 07:12:09 AM »
What are some thoughts on Pepperdine? Being that it is in the Los Angeles area with higher ranked schools like UCLA, USC, and Loyola, is Pepperdine still strong?

Any thoughts?


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Re: Pepperdine Law
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2003, 07:34:24 AM »
I have researched Perperdine a bit, and although they are a 3rd tier law school against may top 100 schools. Its local reputation does rival loyola and can offer competitive job placement in the LA area tat other high ranked schools can not like for instance Boston College is pretty high up there but since it is geographically placed in the east you can get into may firms right around LA.  Just go to Peperdine and once you're in then study up and work hard and graduate in the top 10% of your class and you will be then fighting for job placement with the top 30% of UCLA and like the top 20% of USC etc... It is stilla fine well established and nationally recognized school. Hope this shed some light in the darkness for you.


Re:Pepperdine Law
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2003, 09:05:53 PM »
In the latest USNEWS pepperdine has far worse job placement stats than both Loyola and Southwestern.  They also had a 61% bar passage rate compared to Loyola 67% and Southwestern 71%.  More importantly pepperdine is an extra 10k a year for living expenses and tuition.  For what?  Worse job placement and bar results then the other two lesser ranked L.A. schools.  Pepperdine is a waste of time and money.


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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003, 09:43:09 AM »
Pepperdine does have lower bar passage rate than Southwestern However, Southwester and Loyola drop a substantial number of people at the bottom of their classes. Southwestern drops 15% the first  year and an additional 15% the second year. 1/3 of the incoming class will be paying back $60-80,000 (after including living expenses) in loans without a law degree.