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Mosca
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby Mosca » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:23 pm

rorystewart wrote:Still sitting complete since early December... I'm a splitter - thought I had a great shot at Pepperdine.

Anyone else with decent/good stats still sitting at complete?

I am. Also a splitter, and complete since mid-December. I was hoping for a decent scholarship offer.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fcowrx » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:44 pm

How long does it usually take to go from complete to under review to decision rendered?? Finally went complete on 2/2, the wait begins..

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Italia8183
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby Italia8183 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Foosters Galore wrote:
SaltnPepper17 wrote:My status completely disappeared last night!

Instead of Status: Complete 11/5

It now says nothing/is blank, not even "Current Status:" or "Current Status Date:"




Mine did the same. Last night the entire status box was blank. As I look at it now, my complete date has changed from 1/27 to 2/2. Not really a big deal as it is only a few days, but I am curious as to what happened.


Mine did the same thing. Changed from complete 1/28 to complete 2/2, interesting...

Edit: My "complete" status date changed again to 2/3...does this mean a decision is coming? Has anyone else experienced this?

fcowrx
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby fcowrx » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:23 pm

Italia8183 wrote:
Mine did the same thing. Changed from complete 1/28 to complete 2/2, interesting...

Edit: My "complete" status date changed again to 2/3...does this mean a decision is coming? Has anyone else experienced this?


Mine went complete on 2/2 and I got another e-mail today saying I went complete, the status checker now shows complete 2/4. I hope this means there is movement and we'll hear back soon...

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby choochoo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:15 am

fcowrx wrote:
Italia8183 wrote:
Mine did the same thing. Changed from complete 1/28 to complete 2/2, interesting...

Edit: My "complete" status date changed again to 2/3...does this mean a decision is coming? Has anyone else experienced this?


Mine went complete on 2/2 and I got another e-mail today saying I went complete, the status checker now shows complete 2/4. I hope this means there is movement and we'll hear back soon...



Same thing for me... Went complete on 2/1 then got an e-mail today and my date changed to 2/4...

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby km23 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:09 pm

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madhatter01
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby madhatter01 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:29 pm

decision rendered 2/4. I'm a little confused/freaked out because I applied two weeks ago :?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby BruinsFan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:38 pm

Applied 1/23, status checker said complete 2/1, then I got the complete email 2/4 (as well as a date change to 2/4). Although at a 3.1 and a 161 Pepperdine's my reach school.

taytay
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby taytay » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:29 pm

finally received acceptance package in the mail. came with $15,000 scholarship.

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utilitarianjac
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby utilitarianjac » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:46 am

taytay wrote:finally received acceptance package in the mail. came with $15,000 scholarship.


Congrats! I hope you are pleased.

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eberl032
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby eberl032 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:46 pm

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?

Thoughts?

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby taytay » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:38 pm

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?

Thoughts?


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.

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utilitarianjac
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby utilitarianjac » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:05 am

taytay wrote:
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?

Thoughts?


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.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby TWoodWil » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:12 am

utilitarianjac wrote: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.


I got a MPP from Pepperdine. Took a year to work and now I'm looking at going to law school (including Pepperdine Law). I probably won't decide to go to Pepperdine, but if I do I won't regret doing the two degrees separately and not concurrently.

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utilitarianjac
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby utilitarianjac » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:44 am

TWoodWil wrote:
utilitarianjac wrote: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.


I got a MPP from Pepperdine. Took a year to work and now I'm looking at going to law school (including Pepperdine Law). I probably won't decide to go to Pepperdine, but if I do I won't regret doing the two degrees separately and not concurrently.


You won't regret it? That's good.

I like the option of cutting a year out of my studies. It also saves a lot of money. The only thing that I will regret for doing them concurrently is that I am losing a semester of MPP classes. I find them to be much more enjoyable than law.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby TWoodWil » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:52 am

utilitarianjac wrote:You won't regret it? That's good.

I like the option of cutting a year out of my studies. It also saves a lot of money. The only thing that I will regret for doing them concurrently is that I am losing a semester of MPP classes. I find them to be much more enjoyable than law.


I got a great scholarship from the SPP so the price difference for me between 4 years straight through and 2+3 would be a couple thousand at most, plus I get a year of full employment salary in-between.

MPP classes are, for the most part, very enjoyable. Though, perhaps ironically, my two favorite SPP courses were taught by School of Law faculty. Piece of advice/warning - the SPP's career and internship office is about as useful as hair gel is to Patrick Stewart. All the law students I know do have good things to say about the SOL's CDO. If you need any advice, or big warnings, about the mandatory summer internship that you have to do for the MPP you can shoot me a PM; that is if you haven't already completed it.

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utilitarianjac
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby utilitarianjac » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:49 am

TWoodWil wrote:Piece of advice/warning - the SPP's career and internship office is about as useful as hair gel is to Patrick Stewart. All the law students I know do have good things to say about the SOL's CDO. If you need any advice, or big warnings, about the mandatory summer internship that you have to do for the MPP you can shoot me a PM; that is if you haven't already completed it.


LOL!

I couldn't agree more. I feel that students are pretty much on their own to find an internship. What does she do all day?

The SOL couldn't be more different.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby margoshausa » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:47 pm

My status just changed to Decision Rendered 2/8/10.

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rorystewart
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby rorystewart » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:43 pm

margoshausa wrote:My status just changed to Decision Rendered 2/8/10.


Me too! Exciting. Stats? I'm a splitter.

Do they email us anything or do we have to wait for the letter to find out? Big or small envelope?

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acrossthepond
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby acrossthepond » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:50 pm

No e-mail, big envelope.

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rorystewart
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby rorystewart » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:33 pm

Don’t you get a Wavenet email a few days after your DR, but before your acceptance letter, if you get admitted?

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acrossthepond
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby acrossthepond » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:31 am

I got wavenet before it said decision rendered, so I didn't assume it meant anything. Perhaps I should have?

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jgulia45
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby jgulia45 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:49 am

i think they send out wavenet emails in batches and it just depends on timing.

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scolinos
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Re: Pepperdine

Postby scolinos » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:05 pm

I went DR yesterday the 8th as well...we'll see. Based on LSN I think I'm waitlisted. Here's to hoping there's a fatty packet at home in the mail for me today or tomorrow (I live in LA so I'm hoping to get my response asap). I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: Pepperdine

Postby hungryjumps » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:34 pm

I went complete on 2/4; got a Decision Rendered on 2/8 (yesterday). No WaveNet email yet.

Does Pepperdine reject people this quickly? Or does the insanely quick turnaround time mean that I am probably accepted? Also living in LA.

My stats -

3.2/ 163, highly competitive dual-degree from an Ivy League ('08), extensive international and work experience.




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