lawschoolmike wrote:I have been complete since 2/11/2010. Is there a in review phase? Or does it just go straight to Decision Rendered?
I'm pretty sure that it just goes straight to Decision Rendered. Hopefully you will hear something soon.
I am curious to hear the thoughts of people who attended the Admitted Students Day event. What did you think? Any questions now that it is over?
I was at ASD and was very impressed with the professors and deans who spoke to us. They were all funny, a little self-deprecating and lighthearted.
Most of the day was spent in the Caruso auditorium, and throughout the panels we could just hear tons of laughter coming from the neighboring lecture halls. The students appeared to genuinely enjoy their time in class (well, as much as one could possibly enjoy being in a classroom), which is important to me. No matter how you spin it, the study of law is not exactly high-octane fun, and I am someone who needs a great professor to drill dry material into my head. We also got to sit in on a Contracts class, which was absolutely hilarious. The professor was so animated, so humorous and extremely skilled at relating precedent cases (some from 15th century England) to modern times. I did not want that class to end.
The student organization open house was okay. There were some groups that were particularly passionate about what they do, like the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. Same goes for the student panel. Not bad, but not spectacular.
For those who are worried about Pepperdine's "Christian bent", they did go out of their way to assure non-Christians that, and I say this verbatim, "The measure of how Christian a school is can be evidenced by how welcome non-Christians feel". There were a few mentions of "May God bless you" at the end of speeches but nothing more. It simply does not seem to a big issue at the Law School. The president of the SBA (Student Bar Association), who was on the student panel, is Muslim and she also reiterated that while Pepperdine is a Christian institution, you will never feel like a outcast if you yourself are not.
The campus is beautiful, yada yada. I like that all Law School facilities are in one building, which minimizes time spent trying to get to class. Also, the administration forbids classes to be held between 12:00pm - 1:30pm, so that everyone can have lunch, students can hang with professors, organizations can have short meetings, etc. I thought that was pretty cool, definitely fosters a community vibe, which is HUGE at Pepperdine Law.
If you have questions just post on the forum instead of PM - will be good to have this conversation going in public domain.
Other prospective students at ASD - please feel free to correct, contradict or concur.