Pepperdine 2012

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:11 pm

masondixon wrote:i'll be there too!!! hoping to convince them into giving me some scholarship money when i get out there. are they opening the law school apartments on campus for us? or are you guys all staying in hotels? are there hotels in malibu??


Hope you can get some $$! It didn't mention opening the dorms, but I would think they would if a few of us asked to see them. There are very few hotels in Malibu, but Santa Monica has a bunch and it's a short and very scenic drive. I recommend the Sheraton Delfina in SM. It's on Pico Blvd. with a view of the ocean. I'm not staying in a hotel. It's only a 2 hour drive so I'm making it a one day trip, banking on the Grapevine staying open.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby aero » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:08 pm

Also, there is an express bus that goes from Santa Monica to Malibu (it looks like it stops close to campus - Malibu Canyon & Civic Center). I plan on staying in LA/Santa Monica and taking the bus to Pepperdine, hopefully that works out... anyone ever done this?

http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_o ... es/534.pdf

edit: link added

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby rainethe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:28 am

Ythunder wrote:
I'm really glad I went when it wasn't ASD because if I had I would have thought the entire campus was great at putting on an impressive show. How could each and every person (employees and students alike) be so friendly and so happy to be *there? So when you see this on ASD -and I'm sure you will- take it from me, the it's not an ASD show. When you get there you will know what I'm talking about.



Thank you so much for sharing your experience; I'm now even more excited to attend the ASD. :D Now I just need to book a flight and a hotel!

Sprizzle721 wrote:I've applied to Pepperdine, and I was wondering whether the scholarship offer comes with the acceptance letter. Is/was there a separate process for applying for scholarships?


My scholarship info was included in the acceptance letter.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby masondixon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:22 pm

aero wrote:Also, there is an express bus that goes from Santa Monica to Malibu (it looks like it stops close to campus - Malibu Canyon & Civic Center). I plan on staying in LA/Santa Monica and taking the bus to Pepperdine, hopefully that works out... anyone ever done this?

http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_o ... es/534.pdf

edit: link added


OutofBako wrote:
masondixon wrote:i'll be there too!!! hoping to convince them into giving me some scholarship money when i get out there. are they opening the law school apartments on campus for us? or are you guys all staying in hotels? are there hotels in malibu??


Hope you can get some $$! It didn't mention opening the dorms, but I would think they would if a few of us asked to see them. There are very few hotels in Malibu, but Santa Monica has a bunch and it's a short and very scenic drive. I recommend the Sheraton Delfina in SM. It's on Pico Blvd. with a view of the ocean. I'm not staying in a hotel. It's only a 2 hour drive so I'm making it a one day trip, banking on the Grapevine staying open.



Thanks for the help guys. This will be my first trip to Cali so I have no idea what to expect out there. I considered renting a car from LAX, especially if I stay farther away from campus. Is this a terrible idea? Also, what is the Grapevine, Bako?

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:36 pm

masondixon wrote:
aero wrote:Also, there is an express bus that goes from Santa Monica to Malibu (it looks like it stops close to campus - Malibu Canyon & Civic Center). I plan on staying in LA/Santa Monica and taking the bus to Pepperdine, hopefully that works out... anyone ever done this?

http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_o ... es/534.pdf

edit: link added


OutofBako wrote:
masondixon wrote:i'll be there too!!! hoping to convince them into giving me some scholarship money when i get out there. are they opening the law school apartments on campus for us? or are you guys all staying in hotels? are there hotels in malibu??


Hope you can get some $$! It didn't mention opening the dorms, but I would think they would if a few of us asked to see them. There are very few hotels in Malibu, but Santa Monica has a bunch and it's a short and very scenic drive. I recommend the Sheraton Delfina in SM. It's on Pico Blvd. with a view of the ocean. I'm not staying in a hotel. It's only a 2 hour drive so I'm making it a one day trip, banking on the Grapevine staying open.



Thanks for the help guys. This will be my first trip to Cali so I have no idea what to expect out there. I considered renting a car from LAX, especially if I stay farther away from campus. Is this a terrible idea? Also, what is the Grapevine, Bako?


Renting from LAX seems like the best way to do it, not ideal, but I don't know what else you can do. Remind me where you are from? Enjoy your first trip to Cali! The Grapevine is one of 3 routes that connect southern Cali with the rest of the state. It winds through the mountains and it is by far the quickest, but during the winter is often closed by the CA dept. of transportation (caltrans) due to snow. Nobody in CA knows how to drive in snow and it especially shows there in the form of deadly accidents. If it snows there, chances are my 2 hour drive will either go to a 5-7 hour drive or to an overnight stay in a hotel.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby masondixon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:23 pm

I'm from Mississippi. So I've got a bit of a trip ahead of me. Hoping to bring a friend with me so I'm not wandering around LA solo...I don't see that turning out very well. We should all do a dinner/happy hour after the scheduled activities and meet our fellow Pepperdiners (?)

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby utilitarianjac » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:25 pm

I am currently a 1L at Pepperdine, but because I'm in a joint degree program, I will graduate in 2012 with you guys.

Congratulations on all your acceptances. Pepperdine is great. I look forward to all of you being here!

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby Elms » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:23 pm

Hey guys I posted some Pepperdine pics in the law school visit forum if you're interested.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby rainethe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:04 pm

masondixon wrote:
Thanks for the help guys. This will be my first trip to Cali so I have no idea what to expect out there. I considered renting a car from LAX, especially if I stay farther away from campus. Is this a terrible idea?

I think this is what I'll end up doing...my sister lives in L.A., but she needs her car, so I'll probably end up renting one. When are you flying in?

masondixon wrote:We should all do a dinner/happy hour after the scheduled activities and meet our fellow Pepperdiners (?)
That sounds like fun!

utilitarianjac wrote:Congratulations on all your acceptances. Pepperdine is great. I look forward to all of you being here!
Thanks! The more I hear about Pepperdine, the more excited I get. :D

Elms wrote:Hey guys I posted some Pepperdine pics in the law school visit forum if you're interested.

Thank you! Your pictures are great.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:30 pm

I'd be totally for meeting up afterward, depending on the time. Those pics were awesome! I visited last summer, but always nice to look again. Is anyone bringing a guest? I noticed there is a # of guests box on the email invite. Also, I know this was covered in another thread in the main forums, but what are you guys gonna wear?!

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby masondixon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:51 pm

I think I'll be arriving late Thursday afternoon? Sometime between 4 and 7 ish. Haven't booked flights yet. Will have a layover in Dallas regardless. As for attire...I have no idea! I figure that we have already been accepted so our wardrobe can't hinder our law school experience too much can it? What was covered in the other forum. I guess business casual? Oh and also I am planning on bringing one guest. Do you think they will be able to attend everything with us? I dont want to leave my friend awkwardly at the hotel all day...though I guess she could take the car around.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby utilitarianjac » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:07 am

masondixon wrote:I think I'll be arriving late Thursday afternoon? Sometime between 4 and 7 ish. Haven't booked flights yet. Will have a layover in Dallas regardless. As for attire...I have no idea! I figure that we have already been accepted so our wardrobe can't hinder our law school experience too much can it? What was covered in the other forum. I guess business casual? Oh and also I am planning on bringing one guest. Do you think they will be able to attend everything with us? I dont want to leave my friend awkwardly at the hotel all day...though I guess she could take the car around.


I'm sure you can take a guest to the various events when you visit.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby rainethe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:19 pm

I think I'll be by myself. My sister was thinking about accompanying me, but she probably can't get off work.

Oh and also I am planning on bringing one guest. Do you think they will be able to attend everything with us?

I'm sure they will! That's been the case at other schools I've visited.

what are you guys gonna wear?!

I'll probably wear business casual...slacks and a nice top. Though I'd prefer to be in jeans and flip-flops. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby Elms » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:55 pm

masondixon wrote:I think I'll be arriving late Thursday afternoon? Sometime between 4 and 7 ish. Haven't booked flights yet. Will have a layover in Dallas regardless. As for attire...I have no idea! I figure that we have already been accepted so our wardrobe can't hinder our law school experience too much can it? What was covered in the other forum. I guess business casual? Oh and also I am planning on bringing one guest. Do you think they will be able to attend everything with us? I dont want to leave my friend awkwardly at the hotel all day...though I guess she could take the car around.

I toured the school with a small group of applicants on Monday. There were a few of us (myself included) wearing business casual, and a few wearing jeans and a nice-ish shirt. There was one guy wearing shorts and flip-flops, and the tour guide actually singled him out and said he was perfectly dressed because shorts and flip-flops were basically the Pepperdine uniform. That being said, I would think you're best bet for being comfortable while blending in ok would be the jeans route. It seems to me from reading these boards that most ASWs end up being a nice mixture of business casual and jeans w/a decent shirt.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby snowboardkrazy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:49 pm

i got in today and will be joining u guys in the fall in Malibu!!!

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby masondixon » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:53 am

i'm so excited to meet our class! anyone have housing set in stone yet?

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:01 am

masondixon wrote:i'm so excited to meet our class! anyone have housing set in stone yet?


Me too! I wish I had housing set in stone. It's one of the things I'm most worried about. I think I'm gonna start looking in June, I've already been looking online, but I'm planning on regular trips down to look at places and hopefully have somewhere secured by mid July to move in early Aug.

Where is everyone planning on living? On campus? In Malibu/Calabasas/Santa Monica? I'm getting excited!!

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby cqphan89 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:24 am

I would recommend ya'll looking on Craigslist at some of the condo's and houses in the Malibu area.

They have some good places for pretty darn good prices, if you have roommates. Start asking around, facebook surfing and find a roommate. ;)

Last time I looked on there there was like several gorgeous condos with beach views for like 1800 a month 3 bed 2 bad. split over 3 people is $600 a month. That's fantastic or even two people and an office would be 900 and that's not bad either.

Good luck, happy hunting.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:50 pm

cqphan89 wrote:I would recommend ya'll looking on Craigslist at some of the condo's and houses in the Malibu area.

They have some good places for pretty darn good prices, if you have roommates. Start asking around, facebook surfing and find a roommate. ;)

Last time I looked on there there was like several gorgeous condos with beach views for like 1800 a month 3 bed 2 bad. split over 3 people is $600 a month. That's fantastic or even two people and an office would be 900 and that's not bad either.

Good luck, happy hunting.


Something sounds fishy in that $1800 ad. Do you have the link? If it's legit it sounds great though.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby WhiteFeather » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:00 pm

Okay, I was accepted at Pepperdine, but didn't get any $$$. McGeorge (University of the Pacific) has treated me very well financially, however, and the cost of living would also be less.

Lots of you have said: NO WAY to sticker price for Pepperdine. However, Pepperdine *IS* in Malibu.

Thoughts?

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby cqphan89 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:45 pm

OutofBako wrote:
cqphan89 wrote:I would recommend ya'll looking on Craigslist at some of the condo's and houses in the Malibu area.

They have some good places for pretty darn good prices, if you have roommates. Start asking around, facebook surfing and find a roommate. ;)

Last time I looked on there there was like several gorgeous condos with beach views for like 1800 a month 3 bed 2 bad. split over 3 people is $600 a month. That's fantastic or even two people and an office would be 900 and that's not bad either.

Good luck, happy hunting.


Something sounds fishy in that $1800 ad. Do you have the link? If it's legit it sounds great though.


I was saying for example. I just threw something out from my memory and I doubt its still up. I think I might have even exaggerated a bit, the more realistic price was probably more like 2300 for 3 bed 2 bath which is still like $770 a month, not bad at all (of course this doesn't include utilities, food, etc.)

But there are some great places that can be found on Craigslist, just dig for it. With the recession there's a lot of opportunities, especially if you're creative. You can even look at like the vacation rental places that rent out monthly. You might have to pay different prices based on peak periods but if you have roommates and are willing to fight for a good place, go for it. With roommates and creativity everything is much more affordable.

:)

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby OutofBako » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:13 pm

WhiteFeather wrote:Okay, I was accepted at Pepperdine, but didn't get any $$$. McGeorge (University of the Pacific) has treated me very well financially, however, and the cost of living would also be less.

Lots of you have said: NO WAY to sticker price for Pepperdine. However, Pepperdine *IS* in Malibu.

Thoughts?


Go look at McGeorge's 2012 thread, compare to ours, and see which group you'd rather hang out with :mrgreen:
Seriously though, sticker at Pepperdine is a lot and the cost of living is through the roof. I was willing to pay sticker before I got in, but it was one of my top choices. How do you feel about six-figure debt? If that makes you sick, I would go with McGeorge. If you can stomach the thought of that much debt, Pepperdine might be the place.

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby WhiteFeather » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:33 pm

That's actually a decent idea... I think I'll go post this exact thing over there...

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby masondixon » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:49 pm

cqphan89 wrote:
OutofBako wrote:
cqphan89 wrote:I would recommend ya'll looking on Craigslist at some of the condo's and houses in the Malibu area.

They have some good places for pretty darn good prices, if you have roommates. Start asking around, facebook surfing and find a roommate. ;)

Last time I looked on there there was like several gorgeous condos with beach views for like 1800 a month 3 bed 2 bad. split over 3 people is $600 a month. That's fantastic or even two people and an office would be 900 and that's not bad either.

Good luck, happy hunting.


Something sounds fishy in that $1800 ad. Do you have the link? If it's legit it sounds great though.


I was saying for example. I just threw something out from my memory and I doubt its still up. I think I might have even exaggerated a bit, the more realistic price was probably more like 2300 for 3 bed 2 bath which is still like $770 a month, not bad at all (of course this doesn't include utilities, food, etc.)

But there are some great places that can be found on Craigslist, just dig for it. With the recession there's a lot of opportunities, especially if you're creative. You can even look at like the vacation rental places that rent out monthly. You might have to pay different prices based on peak periods but if you have roommates and are willing to fight for a good place, go for it. With roommates and creativity everything is much more affordable.

:)



Do we have a Pepperdine 2012 facebook group yet? I'd love to go ahead and start looking at housing but am in need of roommate(s). We should get 4 or 5 people together and get something beachfront... :)

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Re: Pepperdine 2012

Postby Ythunder » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:09 pm

masondixon wrote:
cqphan89 wrote:
OutofBako wrote:
cqphan89 wrote:I would recommend ya'll looking on Craigslist at some of the condo's and houses in the Malibu area.

They have some good places for pretty darn good prices, if you have roommates. Start asking around, facebook surfing and find a roommate. ;)

Last time I looked on there there was like several gorgeous condos with beach views for like 1800 a month 3 bed 2 bad. split over 3 people is $600 a month. That's fantastic or even two people and an office would be 900 and that's not bad either.

Good luck, happy hunting.


Something sounds fishy in that $1800 ad. Do you have the link? If it's legit it sounds great though.


I was saying for example. I just threw something out from my memory and I doubt its still up. I think I might have even exaggerated a bit, the more realistic price was probably more like 2300 for 3 bed 2 bath which is still like $770 a month, not bad at all (of course this doesn't include utilities, food, etc.)

But there are some great places that can be found on Craigslist, just dig for it. With the recession there's a lot of opportunities, especially if you're creative. You can even look at like the vacation rental places that rent out monthly. You might have to pay different prices based on peak periods but if you have roommates and are willing to fight for a good place, go for it. With roommates and creativity everything is much more affordable.

:)



Do we have a Pepperdine 2012 facebook group yet? I'd love to go ahead and start looking at housing but am in need of roommate(s). We should get 4 or 5 people together and get something beachfront... :)



This is the facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6 ... 923&ref=mf

PM if you might be interested in getting a place together =)




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