eberl032 wrote:So I was browsing all the information on Law School Numbers. Is anyone else worried that their OCI # of firms is only 58. Meanwhile some other schools I am looking at such as San Diego and Miami have 120+. And those schools have less competition.
Any word on the job placement of Pepperdine Grads? I was also looking at nlj 250 firms and didnt find alot of Pepperdine grads. Pepperdine seems like a great fit for me but I want to ensure good job placement exists?
thats definitely a concern for me. i am starting to get the impression that pepperdine is going to be very competitive. it is quite costly to attend there and you basically need a decent scholarship just to make it affordable. then the top third requirement to keep the scholarship is not going to be easy especially if they give it out to more than a third of the students. if i lose it i'm screwed. this combined with the low number of oci's makes me feel like its possible to get a good job out of pepperdine but its going to be a lot of work and very stressful. i know i'm starting to get cold feet especially now that i got into some other schools that i like better except for the location. lets be honest if pepperdine wasn't in malibu there is no way i would be even considering it right now.
I certainly wouldn't come just because of the location. It's great, but there is so much more to consider.
As a JD/MPP, I have a total of four years of study at Pepperdine. I'm currently in my second year. I'll admit, I have no interest in ever being a lawyer. After I finish here, I plan to enroll in a PhD program in Political Philosophy. Then I want to teach. Due to my career plans, I have not actively pursued summer work at a big firm. I'm much more interested in doing research.
With that said, I have no doubt that I could find a law firm job if I wanted. Our career development office is excellent. From what I hear, they are only getting better. If a students does their best on campus, works to make contacts, and makes use of the CDO, they will be ok.