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Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby jus2626 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:06 pm

Hey guys and gals,
So I am a bit confused on what to do. I want to work in the LA area and have gotten into several schools already. Here is the list:
UCLA (waitlisted under early decision)
UC-Hastings
Loyola Law School
Pepperdine Law School
University of San Diego (12k per year renewable scholarship)
Southwestern Law School (100k scholarship)

Still waiting on:
USC
Davis
Irvine

I can live at home for Pepperdine which is 10 minutes away from my home (Calabasas). I would be able to live at home for UCLA, Loyola, and Southwestern but it will be a very long drive. I would appreciate any help as to which school would be a better choice.

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby Nova » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:12 pm

Loyola/Pepperdine @ sticker is a rip off

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:25 pm

What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby KD35 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:40 pm

Yea Southwestern isn't really a good option either...even with the $$$

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby jus2626 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:12 pm

BigZuck wrote:What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.


I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.86 GPA, with a sociology major, at UCLA.

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Postby sublime » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:13 pm

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Postby KD35 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:14 pm

jus2626 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.


I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.86 GPA, with a sociology major, at UCLA.


Retake LSAT. Absolutely retake. You can get into all of those schools, and with money, if you score even 10 points higher.

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:20 pm

jus2626 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.


I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.86 GPA, with a sociology major, at UCLA.


Whoa. Dude, retake. Lets get you into Harvard.

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Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:27 pm

jus2626 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.


I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.86 GPA, with a sociology major, at UCLA.


I was in your position last year. I retook and am now in at one T10 so far; you need to retake, especially if you want a good job in California.

The CA market is tough in this economy. I wouldn't be comfortable with anything less than a huge scholarship at UCLA/USC for SoCal.

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby delaneyk » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 pm

jus2626 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:What are your numbers? Honestly, none of these look like very good options. The CA legal market is tough, and placement from every Southern CA school ranked below USC is pretty poor.


I have a 157 LSAT and a 3.86 GPA, with a sociology major, at UCLA.


Both the sociology degree and the law degree will be totally useless.

Good luck

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Re: Help: Loyola vs Pepperdine vs Southwestern $$$ vs ....

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:56 am

Nova wrote:Loyola/Pepperdine @ sticker is a rip off


UCH is just as bad too




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