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If i want to practice in California
« on: July 13, 2007, 04:30:34 PM »
Pepperdine with money or Fordham (NYC)?

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 06:25:00 PM »
What happened to Loyola?
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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 06:27:04 PM »
Pepperdine for sure.

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 08:00:04 PM »
Pepperdine and Loyola are giving me the same amount of money...i know apparently Loyola has a better reputation...but i just HATED the campus and can't imagine wanting to be there or enjoying myself at that school

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 09:54:29 PM »
Well...Pepperdine, if that's the case.  I mean, it'll be hard to succeed at a law school if you absolutely despise their campus.  I felt that way between Loyola and SD, and for that reason, SD won out in the end =D

But that's only if you're absolutely sure you want to practice in LA.  In the end, Fordham will probably offer you lots more opportunities, etc...
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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 01:01:59 PM »
Isn't Kenneth Starr the dean of Pepperdine?

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007, 11:26:43 PM »
Pepperdine.
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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2007, 06:27:08 PM »
Isn't Kenneth Starr the dean of Pepperdine?

(read: sarcastic/ rhetorical)

How is this sarcastic?

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007, 06:36:01 PM »
Pepperdine with money or Fordham (NYC)?

Tough call.  Obviously, regional reputation and placement is important, but Fordham is also a much better school, and it's just not easy getting jobs from Pepperdine.

If you felt you could place well at Fordham, and get Biglaw, you could always transfer to a Cali office after a few years.  On the other hand, if you could place really well at Pepperdine (which has a less competitive class), you could probably get a decent job there starting out.

Personally, I'd leverage my Fordham acceptance into greater $$ from Pepperdine if possible.  It's a great location, and if you graduate without debt, the job search won't be so painful.

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Re: If i want to practice in California
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2007, 07:05:38 PM »
Isn't Kenneth Starr the dean of Pepperdine?

(read: sarcastic/ rhetorical)

How is this sarcastic?

I am sarcastically asking a rhetorical question because I think a law school making such a partisan political figure the dean (not to mention making him spearhead their "we-wanna-be-george-mason conservative philosophies) is a sure sign that pepperdine is a joke.  the end.
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