UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which would you pick based on the above info?

UC Hastings
8
12%
UC Irvine
42
64%
University of Arizona
5
8%
ASU
5
8%
Pepperdine
6
9%
 
Total votes: 66

Caligirl123
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UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Caligirl123 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:45 pm

I really need help deciding. I want to eventually practice in southern California. What do you guys think?

Scholarship Money:

UC Hastings: full ride
UCI: full ride
U of Arizona: $20,000 a year
ASU: none
Pepperdine: none

GPA: 3.0 Hard Sciences
LSAT: 163

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 09, 2013 10:57 pm

Caligirl123 wrote:I really need help deciding. I want to eventually practice in southern California. What do you guys think?

Scholarship Money:

UC Hastings: full ride
UCI: full ride
U of Arizona: $20,000 a year
ASU: none
Pepperdine: none

GPA: 3.0 Hard Sciences
LSAT: 163


Of those? UCI. None are particularly good options, but I'm not sure you'll get something better with that GPA. I guess I would just roll with UCI in that case.

I really don't get the scholarship offers though. Do you have some sort of UC free tuition deal? And are you URM?

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Cobretti » Thu May 09, 2013 10:58 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Caligirl123 wrote:I really need help deciding. I want to eventually practice in southern California. What do you guys think?

Scholarship Money:

UC Hastings: full ride
UCI: full ride
U of Arizona: $20,000 a year
ASU: none
Pepperdine: none

GPA: 3.0 Hard Sciences
LSAT: 163


Of those? UCI. None are particularly good options, but I'm not sure you'll get something better with that GPA. I guess I would just roll with UCI in that case.

I really don't get the scholarship offers though. Do you have some sort of UC free tuition deal? And are you URM?

+1
Full ride below both medians is pretty amazing

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby RAWR » Fri May 10, 2013 12:04 am

Your post history (all from today) would suggest that you're waiting to hear from ASU, JUST got accepted off the wait list at Hastings, and have been waitlisted at UCI. So... I'm confused.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Caligirl123 » Fri May 10, 2013 12:10 am

RAWR wrote:Your post history (all from today) would suggest that you're waiting to hear from ASU, JUST got accepted off the wait list at Hastings, and have been waitlisted at UCI. So... I'm confused.


Ya that's correct. I just wanted to put all my potential viable options out there and see what people thought would be my best bet. I really appreciate everyone's feedback!

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby boblawlob » Fri May 10, 2013 12:12 am

Caligirl123 wrote:
RAWR wrote:Your post history (all from today) would suggest that you're waiting to hear from ASU, JUST got accepted off the wait list at Hastings, and have been waitlisted at UCI. So... I'm confused.


Ya that's correct. I just wanted to put all my potential viable options out there and see what people thought would be my best bet. I really appreciate everyone's feedback!

And how do you know you would be able to get full rides at UCI or Hastings? :?:

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Caligirl123 » Fri May 10, 2013 12:15 am

boblawlob wrote:
Caligirl123 wrote:
RAWR wrote:Your post history (all from today) would suggest that you're waiting to hear from ASU, JUST got accepted off the wait list at Hastings, and have been waitlisted at UCI. So... I'm confused.


Ya that's correct. I just wanted to put all my potential viable options out there and see what people thought would be my best bet. I really appreciate everyone's feedback!

And how do you know you would be able to get full rides at UCI or Hastings? :?:


Short version: I have a UC tuition waiver because of the military.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 10, 2013 7:35 am

don't go to uci

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby froglee » Fri May 10, 2013 9:18 am

All trash schools...just don't go

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby froglee » Fri May 10, 2013 9:29 am

But I still voted for Pepperdine...

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Cobretti » Fri May 10, 2013 11:19 am

froglee wrote:But I still voted for Pepperdine...

You voted for pepperdine @ sticker over full ride @ uci and Hastings? You're an idiot. OP if you get in to UCI go there, its definitely a good enough school to warrant attending with a full ride. For the love of god don't attend pepperdine @ sticker though. GL with the waitlist

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 10, 2013 11:26 am

Cobretti wrote:OP if you get in to UCI go there, its definitely a good enough school to warrant attending with a full ridet



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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Cobretti » Fri May 10, 2013 11:33 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
Cobretti wrote:OP if you get in to UCI go there, its definitely a good enough school to warrant attending with a full ridet



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Dre you ignorant slut

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby RAWR » Fri May 10, 2013 12:06 pm

froglee wrote:But I still voted for Pepperdine...


OF COURSE YOU DID. Go home froglee, you're a whore.

Go to UCI on a full ride, haaaaands dowwwn.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby bchirco » Fri May 10, 2013 1:35 pm

froglee wrote:All trash schools...just don't go


All trash schools, wtf? Sure Hastings and Pepperdine are kind of terrible now. BUT UofA actually has decent numbers and UCI is up & coming. Seriously UofA is the right answer in this choice. UCI may or may not be a bad school but UofA has the numbers to back it up. 65% to get a REAL job, prob not biglaw but with the small amount of debt you should have no problem managing it. Plus the alumni base is way cooler than UCI's.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Micdiddy » Fri May 10, 2013 1:45 pm

bchirco wrote:
froglee wrote:All trash schools...just don't go


All trash schools, wtf? Sure Hastings and Pepperdine are kind of terrible now. BUT UofA actually has decent numbers and UCI is up & coming. Seriously UofA is the right answer in this choice. UCI may or may not be a bad school but UofA has the numbers to back it up. 65% to get a REAL job, prob not biglaw but with the small amount of debt you should have no problem managing it. Plus the alumni base is way cooler than UCI's.


There's no way you should spend a dime on tuition for any of these schools. How are you paying for COL? It's slightly defensible to take Hasting or UCI even having to pay COL through loans, but it is in no way logical to take any of the other schools period. Between UCI and Hastings I don't think it matters much, but you said you want to work in SoCal so UCI.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby jbagelboy » Fri May 10, 2013 1:53 pm

voted UCI

aren't the arizona schools (uoa/asu) largely online universities? I never rly thought of them are real schools

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby twenty » Fri May 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to uci


I understand the ritualistic UCI BLOWZ TEH HAMBURGERS, but really, how is ASU with 200k of debt such a fantastically better option than UCI for free if OP wants to practice in SoCal? Your argument may be something to the effect of, "well, if he's going for free, shouldn't he retake and ED UVA?" to which I would fully agree. But really, bullshit aside, doesn't it make significantly more sense to go to UCI for free than Pepperdine at sticker?

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Micdiddy » Fri May 10, 2013 2:02 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to uci


I understand the ritualistic UCI BLOWZ TEH HAMBURGERS, but really, how is ASU with 200k of debt such a fantastically better option than UCI for free if OP wants to practice in SoCal? Your argument may be something to the effect of, "well, if he's going for free, shouldn't he retake and ED UVA?" to which I would fully agree. But really, bullshit aside, doesn't it make significantly more sense to go to UCI for free than Pepperdine at sticker?


You're misrepresenting his position in order to make it easier to challenge.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby twenty » Fri May 10, 2013 2:11 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to uci


I understand the ritualistic UCI BLOWZ TEH HAMBURGERS, but really, how is ASU with 200k of debt such a fantastically better option than UCI for free if OP wants to practice in SoCal? Your argument may be something to the effect of, "well, if he's going for free, shouldn't he retake and ED UVA?" to which I would fully agree. But really, bullshit aside, doesn't it make significantly more sense to go to UCI for free than Pepperdine at sticker?


You're misrepresenting his position in order to make it easier to challenge.


I don't see a huge problem here. If all these options suck (which they do), why not just say so? Calling out UCI when it is clearly the best option of the options available for the sake of maintaining an image on the interwebz is stupid.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Micdiddy » Fri May 10, 2013 2:31 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to uci


I understand the ritualistic UCI BLOWZ TEH HAMBURGERS, but really, how is ASU with 200k of debt such a fantastically better option than UCI for free if OP wants to practice in SoCal? Your argument may be something to the effect of, "well, if he's going for free, shouldn't he retake and ED UVA?" to which I would fully agree. But really, bullshit aside, doesn't it make significantly more sense to go to UCI for free than Pepperdine at sticker?


You're misrepresenting his position in order to make it easier to challenge.


I don't see a huge problem here. If all these options suck (which they do), why not just say so? Calling out UCI when it is clearly the best option of the options available for the sake of maintaining an image on the interwebz is stupid.


I'm not disagreeing with that, simply pointing out a flaw in your response. Also, you conveniently left out the one defensible alternative.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby westcoast123 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:54 pm

Most of you in here are just plain ignorant. I don't know if you all have heard, BUT there are other law schools that exist outside the top 20. The OP isn't asking why you think that you're "sooooooo much better" than him/her. I honestly find it amusing that you all have such low self-esteem that you need to patrol the forums for the sole purpose of telling someone that getting into law school isn't good enough. A lot of people would kill to have the opportunity to attend such esteemed universities. Once again, just because it is not Stanford, Cal, or UCLA does not warrant some of these responses.

And for the person who thinks that UofA and ASU are only online schools, you're an idiot. Get your facts straight before you come on to a public forum and belittle someone's accomplishments. Out of the two Arizona schools, UofA has a great program (especially in Environmental law) and, as someone else mentioned, students have consistently been landing real jobs upon graduation.

Now to answer the actual question. I personally think that any of these schools are excellent choices (all ranked in the top 50 by US News besides Pepperdine). UCI is brand new and already has been making a name for themselves. I can easily see it being ranked in the top 30 when it is eligible to be ranked. UCI with a full ride is hands down the best option here, but UofA would be my next bet. The job market in California right now is awful with the market being completely saturated with lawyers.

And for all of those that care, I am attending UCLA.

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby BigZuck » Fri May 10, 2013 3:02 pm

westcoast123 wrote:Most of you in here are just plain ignorant. I don't know if you all have heard, BUT there are other law schools that exist outside the top 20. The OP isn't asking why you think that you're "sooooooo much better" than him/her. I honestly find it amusing that you all have such low self-esteem that you need to patrol the forums for the sole purpose of telling someone that getting into law school isn't good enough. A lot of people would kill to have the opportunity to attend such esteemed universities. Once again, just because it is not Stanford, Cal, or UCLA does not warrant some of these responses.

And for the person who thinks that UofA and ASU are only online schools, you're an idiot. Get your facts straight before you come on to a public forum and belittle someone's accomplishments. Out of the two Arizona schools, UofA has a great program (especially in Environmental law) and, as someone else mentioned, students have consistently been landing real jobs upon graduation.

Now to answer the actual question. I personally think that any of these schools are excellent choices (all ranked in the top 50 by US News besides Pepperdine). UCI is brand new and already has been making a name for themselves. I can easily see it being ranked in the top 30 when it is eligible to be ranked. UCI with a full ride is hands down the best option here, but UofA would be my next bet. The job market in California right now is awful with the market being completely saturated with lawyers.

And for all of those that care, I am attending UCLA.


wut

Also: Y U mad?

Also: nice humblebrag

Also: we see you trollin'. We hatin'

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby jbagelboy » Fri May 10, 2013 3:05 pm

westcoast123 wrote:I personally think that any of these schools are excellent choices (all ranked in the top 50 by US News besides Pepperdine).


actually, this is ignorant.


westcoast123 wrote: The job market in California right now is awful with the market being completely saturated with lawyers.


this is true which makes the prior statement ignorant.

I'm not as cynical as others here, but seriously, go to your family, close friends, undergrad career advisers, shrink if you want an ego-booster pump up about how great it is you got into a law school. people come here if they want harsh advice, the added value of comparative experiences, a range of opinions, and yes, a little trolling because this is after all just the internet.

OP's options (assuming he/she gets off the waitlists) are better than many others, sure, and they deserve careful consideration, but also careful criticism given the goals and associated risks

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Re: UC Hastings, UCI, Pepperdine, U of Arizona or ASU??

Postby Micdiddy » Fri May 10, 2013 3:05 pm

westcoast123 wrote:Most of you in here are just plain ignorant. I don't know if you all have heard, BUT there are other law schools that exist outside the top 20. The OP isn't asking why you think that you're "sooooooo much better" than him/her. I honestly find it amusing that you all have such low self-esteem that you need to patrol the forums for the sole purpose of telling someone that getting into law school isn't good enough. A lot of people would kill to have the opportunity to attend such esteemed universities. Once again, just because it is not Stanford, Cal, or UCLA does not warrant some of these responses.

And for the person who thinks that UofA and ASU are only online schools, you're an idiot. Get your facts straight before you come on to a public forum and belittle someone's accomplishments. Out of the two Arizona schools, UofA has a great program (especially in Environmental law) and, as someone else mentioned, students have consistently been landing real jobs upon graduation.

Now to answer the actual question. I personally think that any of these schools are excellent choices (all ranked in the top 50 by US News besides Pepperdine). UCI is brand new and already has been making a name for themselves. I can easily see it being ranked in the top 30 when it is eligible to be ranked. UCI with a full ride is hands down the best option here, but UofA would be my next bet. The job market in California right now is awful with the market being completely saturated with lawyers.

And for all of those that care, I am attending UCLA.


And you're supposed to be a beacon of wisdom? If you know how bad the job market is then either you're plain stupid or plain evil telling someone "these are all fine choices." PEPPERDINE AT STICKER IS A FINE CHOICE? No one is that stupid, you must be evil.

Eta: scooped, looks like we both did alright in this RC passage, picking out the mutually contradictory statements.
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