USD vs Chapman $$$

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jshen212
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USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby jshen212 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:55 pm

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Hi, this is my first post here on TLS. I am currently in a dilemma and desperately seeking advice regarding which school would be a better chocie.

I have been accepted to University of San Diego and Chapman. Chapman has given me a very generous scholarship worth 80% of the tuition; however, USD is considerably higher in rank, which would open up BigLaw possibilities. I would like to work in Orange County eventually, which may or may not be relevant to this decision. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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shepdawg
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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby shepdawg » Mon May 03, 2010 10:11 pm

I would love to go to USD. However, take the $$$.

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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby mholmes » Mon May 03, 2010 10:12 pm

Chapman. They are up and coming and will be really helpful when getting an OC job.

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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby total_loss » Mon May 03, 2010 10:32 pm

Take the scholarship at Chapman. It's a good school located in the region where you ultimately want to work. Big Law may not be a strong possibility from Chapman, but it probably wasn't a strong possibility from USD either.

jshen212
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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby jshen212 » Mon May 03, 2010 11:21 pm

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I greatly appreciate the thoughtful responses. They have been very helpful and informative.

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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby jshen212 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:08 pm

If anyone has additional information or suggestions, please share. Comments are welcomed.

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Re: USD vs Chapman $$$

Postby dcm81 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:22 pm

Take the scholarship hands down. USD is a good school too but is not going to offer you much of a chance at big law either. You got to go to USC/UCLA/Stanford/Boalt for that.




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