Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

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Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:53 pm

I would like to go out west, and I have numbers that are competitive at USC/UCLA (3.8/170), but I am curious as to if a school like Pepperdine or Marymount would be worth going to if I get a scholarship that really minimizes my debt after school.

I should also add, unlike many on this board, I really don't have a desire to go into biglaw; many of you may roll your eyes at me, but if you can believe it, working for a huge firm may not fit with everyone.

So, if I have nothing but living expenses to pay off, would a school like Pepperdine be worth it? I'm just curious, so please don't just reply with "retake" or "Why would you even consider this"?

Thanks

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:55 pm

Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:58 pm

top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:00 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.


Wow. That's pretty cool

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:03 pm

AbbeyRoadLaw wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.


Wow. That's pretty cool

Yeah. Needless to say don't bother with schools like loyola.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:05 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.



I think this is probably too generous. But yeah, you should easily get accepted at both.

To answer your question, yes, I think Pepperdine is worth it at full scholly--but if you can get lower T14 with a bit of money or USC/ULCA with some money that may be preferable depending on your goals.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby goldenflash19 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:58 pm

Loyola and Pepperdine usually have less than desirable stips on their scholarships, so I wouldn't say they're worth it even with a "full scholarship." Enjoy T14 or USC/UCLA.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby twenty » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Yeah, LMU/Pepperdine have stips. You might try negotiating with them to get them waived, though.

Not sure how likely that is, but hey.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:33 am

So you don't want big law, but you presumably want some kind of full-time job practicing the law.

According to Law School Transparency, using the employment information Pepperdine collects, only 41.9% of Pepperdine's class of 2011 are known to have full-time, long-term, JD required jobs - the kind of job you want. Curiously, the number is exactly the same for Loyola Marymount.

So, even if you get a full-ride:

1. There is a good chance you will lose the scholarship for your 2L and 3L years; and
2. You have about a 4/10 chance of getting a job worth having.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby moneybagsphd » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:24 am

Lawquacious wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.



I think this is probably too generous. But yeah, you should easily get accepted at both.

To answer your question, yes, I think Pepperdine is worth it at full scholly--but if you can get lower T14 with a bit of money or USC/ULCA with some money that may be preferable depending on your goals.

Fine. 2/3+ at both.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:43 pm

You have outstanding stats and will get large scholarships to USC/UCLA. Forget Loyola and Pepperdine. Not even close to worth it.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:51 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
top30man wrote:Your numbers are competitive for the t14 with money. You should get very generous scholarships from at least one of USC or ucla.

This. You should get nearly a full-ride at one of USC/UCLA.



I think this is probably too generous. But yeah, you should easily get accepted at both.

To answer your question, yes, I think Pepperdine is worth it at full scholly--but if you can get lower T14 with a bit of money or USC/ULCA with some money that may be preferable depending on your goals.

Fine. 2/3+ at both.



I don't know dude. You may be right, but not so sure he will get much more than half scholly at either, nevermind 2/3+ at both. With a couple more point on the LSAT I'd be inclined to agree with you though.

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Re: Is Pepperdine/Maymount worth going? Even with a full ride?

Postby PaulKriske » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:04 am

Lawquacious wrote:

I don't know dude. You may be right, but not so sure he will get much more than half scholly at either, nevermind 2/3+ at both. With a couple more point on the LSAT I'd be inclined to agree with you though.


based on my cycle, i'd be willing to bet he'd hit right around 2/3, if not better with the dropping applicants/170+ scorers.




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