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Mchele2468
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Chapman Law School

Postby Mchele2468 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:56 pm

I apologize if this has already been answered before, but I cannot find it in all the posts about Chapman. Do they offer full ride scholarships in their part-time program? If you have received aid for the part-time program could you possibly share your GPA/LSAT score?

I also have a couple broader questions as well. Does having a dual JD/MBA make you more competitive when looking for a job? I am probably looking at doing the part time program for both as I do not want to quit my job. I work in healthcare, so I am hoping I can move into the legal department at my current company. Any thoughts on if the MBA would assist with that? It is a fortune 500 company so I would imagine they recruit from T1 schools. I did speak to one attorney who stated he attended Cal-State Fullerton's part-time program and got hired by our legal department. What made him more competitive was a finance degree and CPA license. I have a social ecology degree.

Any direction/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby imbored25 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:02 pm

don't go to chapman

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby splitbrain » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:40 pm

imbored25 wrote:don't go to chapman

TCR

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby BearsGrl » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:49 pm

imbored25 wrote:don't go to chapman


Have you been to the school and have talked to the students? I know one Chapman grad. that came out of the school a few years ago and he was beyond scared. He's now doing just fine. He opened up his own practice and has managed to grow a client base and has added associates and staff to his firm. I believe he and the associates are located in various cities in OC. As I said, he's afloat and he's just starting out but he's a success story of Chapman and as I said, he was worried.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby splitbrain » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:15 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
imbored25 wrote:don't go to chapman


Have you been to the school and have talked to the students? I know one Chapman grad. that came out of the school a few years ago and he was beyond scared. He's now doing just fine. He opened up his own practice and has managed to grow a client base and has added associates and staff to his firm. I believe he and the associates are located in various cities in OC. As I said, he's afloat and he's just starting out but he's a success story of Chapman and as I said, he was worried.

Your anedcote makes it a viable option...how?

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby bk1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:20 pm

This isn't really about acceptances/rejections/waitlists at Chapman so I have moved this thread.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby 2014 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:25 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
imbored25 wrote:don't go to chapman


...I know one Chapman grad... He opened up his own practice.


This is not a good sign.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby virginiafilly » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:10 pm

My husband is an equity Partner at a big intl firm. He graduated top 5% from a TTT school in Cal. If you can play well with others, not going to a first or second tier school won't destroy your future, but you might have to work harder to find that first job. It won't be handed to you.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby MrAnon » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:12 pm

virginiafilly wrote:My husband is an equity Partner at a big intl firm. He graduated top 5% from a TTT school in Cal. If you can play well with others, not going to a first or second tier school won't destroy your future, but you might have to work harder to find that first job. It won't be handed to you.


You created an account just to tell us about that? Anyway how many other people from his class can say the same?

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby Ludo! » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:15 pm

virginiafilly wrote:My husband is an equity Partner at a big intl firm. He graduated top 5% from a TTT school in Cal. If you can play well with others, not going to a first or second tier school won't destroy your future, but you might have to work harder to find that first job. It won't be handed to you.


Did your husband graduate in the last 3-4 years? If not your anecdote is even more irrelevant.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby 2014 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:44 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
virginiafilly wrote:My husband is an equity Partner at a big intl firm. He graduated top 5% from a TTT school in Cal. If you can play well with others, not going to a first or second tier school won't destroy your future, but you might have to work harder to find that first job. It won't be handed to you.


Did your husband graduate in the last 3-4 years? If not your anecdote is even more irrelevant.

He's a partner so almost assuredly no.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby splitbrain » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:03 pm

virginiafilly wrote:My husband is an equity Partner at a big intl firm. He graduated top 5% from a TTT school in Cal. If you can play well with others, not going to a first or second tier school won't destroy your future, but you might have to work harder to find that first job. It won't be handed to you.

I keep seeing what I can only describe as the lottery defense for these schools: just because a few people win, it's okay for you to play.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby virginiafilly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:54 pm

Large law firms do have very structured hiring practices, so you do have a better chance of getting a big firm job if you attended and succeeded at a top school. My post did not dispute that well known fact. Enjoy your lofty careers. Best of luck!

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:15 pm

virginiafilly wrote:Large law firms do have very structured hiring practices, so you do have a better chance of getting a big firm job if you attended and succeeded at a top school. My post did not dispute that well known fact. Enjoy your lofty careers. Best of luck!


Nobody said your post disputed that fact. We're trying to point out that your husband graduated in a time when it was easier for a TTT grad to be employed, therefore your personal anecdote is totally irrelevant. Glad you came back two weeks later to wish us luck though.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby splitbrain » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:39 pm

virginiafilly wrote:Large law firms do have very structured hiring practices, so you do have a better chance of getting a big firm job if you attended and succeeded at a top school. My post did not dispute that well known fact. Enjoy your lofty careers. Best of luck!

I just meant your post was stupid.

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Re: Chapman Law School

Postby fashiongirl » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:01 pm

OP - I work in the legal dept of a Fortune 500 in the healthcare industry. I work with a ton of attorneys all over the US, who have years of experience in a myriad of types of laws - regulatory, transactional, business, employment, and litigation, all in the same company. I do contracts here and I love my job but I decided that I will quit to go to law school full-time.

If you can work something out with your company, and they can pay for tuition - I don't see why going to Chapman part time would be the worst option.

PM me.




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