George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
SupremeLaw
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:47 pm

George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby SupremeLaw » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:54 pm

GW offered me $30K total.
UCI offered me $75K total.
Pepperdine offered me $120K total.
Loyola (LA) offered me $129K total.

I will be financing my education through scholarships and loans. I want to ultimately practice in CA, and would be able to live from home if I go to UCI. (I have ties to LA and orange county)
I would like to pursue Big Law if possible.
I have taken the LSAT 3 times already, and am not in a position to retake.

What is my best option?
Last edited by SupremeLaw on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:02 pm, edited 4 times in total.

User avatar
rpupkin
Posts: 3864
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:32 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby rpupkin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:56 pm

In order to receive the best feedback in this forum, please provide as much of the following information in your original post as possible:

-The schools you are considering
-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.
-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings
-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
-Your general career goals
-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
-How many times you have taken the LSAT

User avatar
twenty
Posts: 3153
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby twenty » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:54 pm

I would like to pursue Big Law if possible.


If you want biglaw, the very lowest you should be looking is Cornell.

User avatar
DaRascal
Posts: 1854
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:27 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby DaRascal » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:53 pm

UCI without a doubt. 8)

BigZuck
Posts: 10881
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby BigZuck » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:03 pm

Yeah, I think you need to retake or readjust your goals

The Dark Shepard
Posts: 450
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:49 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby The Dark Shepard » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:05 am

DaRascal wrote:UCI without a doubt. 8)


But GW is a T20 and UCI isn't :o

User avatar
mohdban
Posts: 96
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:06 am

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby mohdban » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:29 am

The Dark Shepard wrote:
DaRascal wrote:UCI without a doubt. 8)


But GW is a T20 and UCI isn't :o


Not anymore (not that it makes a difference if it still were).

User avatar
Poptorts
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:26 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby Poptorts » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:16 pm

Retake or don't bank on BL.

Retake anyways to improve your options. GW could be worth if you snag a full ride, but still temper your career expectations.

idontknow1
Posts: 53
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:53 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby idontknow1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:54 pm

OP said he took the LSAT three times and cannot retake, are you guys ignoring that or what?

BigZuck
Posts: 10881
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby BigZuck » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:00 pm

idontknow1 wrote:OP said he took the LSAT three times and cannot retake, are you guys ignoring that or what?

I'm not.

Based on what I know about the other posters I don't think they are either.

User avatar
tls24
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:26 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby tls24 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:09 pm

BigZuck wrote:Yeah, I think you need to retake or readjust your goals

SupremeLaw
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:47 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby SupremeLaw » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. If you HAD to choose between GW 30K and UC Irvine 75K (live from home) what would you guys select? Like I mentioned I have taken the LSAT 3 times, and I just simply can not retake the LSAT right now even though that would be the best option.

Is big law too big of a risk to take a chance at either? I also haven't tried negotiating with either in terms of scholarship yet for what its worth.

BigZuck
Posts: 10881
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:22 am

SupremeLaw wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone. If you HAD to choose between GW 30K and UC Irvine 75K (live from home) what would you guys select? Like I mentioned I have taken the LSAT 3 times, and I just simply can not retake the LSAT right now even though that would be the best option.

Is big law too big of a risk to take a chance at either? I also haven't tried negotiating with either in terms of scholarship yet for what its worth.

If I HAD to choose between those two options, I would choose to not go to law school.

All are too expensive and just don't make sense with those career goals.

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton
Posts: 5417
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:24 am

SupremeLaw wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone. If you HAD to choose between GW 30K and UC Irvine 75K (live from home) what would you guys select? Like I mentioned I have taken the LSAT 3 times, and I just simply can not retake the LSAT right now even though that would be the best option.

Is big law too big of a risk to take a chance at either? I also haven't tried negotiating with either in terms of scholarship yet for what its worth.


you don't have to choose. And it would be incredibly stupid to choose any of these

User avatar
Clearly
Posts: 4166
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby Clearly » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:26 am

idontknow1 wrote:OP said he took the LSAT three times and cannot retake, are you guys ignoring that or what?

Considering he still hasn't told us his numbers, I'm running on the assumption that he hasn't taken it three times and is trying to avoid retaking, or he's an insane reverse splitter and knows that wait and retake is gonna be the advice.

User avatar
PeanutsNJam
Posts: 3699
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:54 am

If he's a reverse splitter then his LSAT is definitely < 160.

User avatar
jbagelboy
Posts: 9651
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:44 pm

Cop another swing at that LSAT homeboy.

Julien_Benda
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:05 pm

Re: George Washington vs. UCI vs. Pepperdine

Postby Julien_Benda » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Maybe go to GW and try to become brianiac's campaign manager. A rising tide floats all boats, after all.




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jnarlaw and 1 guest