Pepperdine 2011

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby longhornlaw » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:55 pm

DR on 2/7--> WL'd today. Slightly surprised, actually. Not too sure if I'll sign up for the WL either.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby arhmcpo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:LSAT (slightly) > 75%, GPA < 25%
My surprise is based mostly on admits w/$$ in last year's cycle at schools with similar rank/stats. Life dictated that I not take those options and this year I tried to look for similar targets in more feasible locations. I guess expectations were the problem here...that and my idiocy as a teenager when it came to undergrad. Not sure if I'll take the waitlist. Any thoughts on how long before they start pulling folks off of the list?


One the seat deposit deadlines begin to pass, spots open up, and they will pull from the waitlist up until the first day of class. You can send in a letter of continued interest down the road if you want. I have two buddies who were both let in the week before school started; one had already been going to Loyola law classes for a week before he got his notice.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby gothamm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:58 am

longhornlaw wrote:DR on 2/7--> WL'd today. Slightly surprised, actually. Not too sure if I'll sign up for the WL either.


could you please pm me your numbers?

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby mia137 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:37 pm

edf2011 wrote:by 'get' do you mean you received an email or us mail with your wavenet account information?



Wavenet account credentials come by email. Packet by snail mail.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:48 pm

So people who have DR but haven't received a wavenet account were not accepted, right?

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby longhornlaw » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:55 pm

LegallyPumpkin wrote:So people who have DR but haven't received a wavenet account were not accepted, right?


Could be WL

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby LS-boundNYC » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:22 pm

longhornlaw wrote:
LegallyPumpkin wrote:So people who have DR but haven't received a wavenet account were not accepted, right?


Could be WL


Someone a page ago mentioned that they received wavenet on a Tuesday after being DR'd on a Friday. That's what I'm hoping for. (I'll start getting antsy on Thursday morning.)

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby DubPoker » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:53 pm

I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby gothamm » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 am

DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)



its $12 to apply. Definitely apply, and you have a good chance at a scholarship

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:47 am

DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby hector311 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:52 am

mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.


Now now, let's not rip Pepperdine too hard on typos... I'm pretty sure you meant society's or societies'...;) we're all human.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:00 am

I got a fee waiver too. I might throw an app there now, even though it is super late. But I am slightly annoyed though because I asked for one earlier and they didn't give me one.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby helloperson » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:16 am

I got the same fee waiver. I can't really imagine going to pepperdine unless they offered me a scholarship + stipend and no other school did. There's no way I can afford to live in malibu, and living on campus with no sex or alcohol would make me completely miserable.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby PinkCow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:20 am

mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.



I've read this statement 5 times, and still have no idea what you are trying to say. You saying Jesus would forgive your crap grades or something?

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby bergg007 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:25 am

PinkCow wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.



I've read this statement 5 times, and still have no idea what you are trying to say. You saying Jesus would forgive your crap grades or something?


HWJA

how would jesus admit?

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby Foosters Galore » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:35 am

helloperson wrote:I got the same fee waiver. I can't really imagine going to pepperdine unless they offered me a scholarship + stipend and no other school did. There's no way I can afford to live in malibu, and living on campus with no sex or alcohol would make me completely miserable.


Well, just don't live in Malibu like the vast majority of students. I live off campus, and have yet to be affected by this "no sex and no alcohol policy." I mean, I guess sex and a drink in between classes would be a nice relief. Its just never crossed my mind.

In all honesty, the christian affiliation is WAY overblown. I don't consider myself religious in the least, nor do a large percentage of my classmates. Yet to be an issue.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:21 am

Foosters Galore wrote:
helloperson wrote:I got the same fee waiver. I can't really imagine going to pepperdine unless they offered me a scholarship + stipend and no other school did. There's no way I can afford to live in malibu, and living on campus with no sex or alcohol would make me completely miserable.


Well, just don't live in Malibu like the vast majority of students. I live off campus, and have yet to be affected by this "no sex and no alcohol policy." I mean, I guess sex and a drink in between classes would be a nice relief. Its just never crossed my mind.

In all honesty, the christian affiliation is WAY overblown. I don't consider myself religious in the least, nor do a large percentage of my classmates. Yet to be an issue.


I thought this was for undergrads anyway, and wait we can't have sex and a drink in between class????? What kind of facist society they running up there in Malibu :P

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby bigjinjapan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:42 am

Also got the fee waiver email, though I think my favorite part was the 'Your academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT.' Way to get personal there guys. But, with UCLA and USC looking iffy, it would be nice to have one LA option, so I sent my app in (with probably the crappiest 'response to mission' thing ever). Happy to be waiting with the rest of you m(_ _)m

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby DubPoker » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:05 am

I would have sent in an application already, except for the Response to Mission. Did you guys write a full page or two? I'm not really sure what I should write about. I changed my PS to include "Why Pepperdine" elements.

I do find it odd for the schools to ask to to respond to its mission statement THEN ask you a "Why x" unless historically no one wrote about aspects of the schools mission statement in their PS.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby PinkCow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:23 pm

DubPoker wrote:I would have sent in an application already, except for the Response to Mission. Did you guys write a full page or two? I'm not really sure what I should write about. I changed my PS to include "Why Pepperdine" elements.

I do find it odd for the schools to ask to to respond to its mission statement THEN ask you a "Why x" unless historically no one wrote about aspects of the schools mission statement in their PS.



IIRC correctly I didn't write a Why-X at all. For my mission statement, I just talked about how parts of me align/reflect with the mission/core values of Pepperdine. It was somewhat easy for me, as I came at it from a religious perspective, but I'm sure you can write from a totally secular perspective and still do an adequate job.

I really don't think it's a big deal. Just be direct. Mine was like 3/4 page double spaced.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:30 pm

PinkCow wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.



I've read this statement 5 times, and still have no idea what you are trying to say. You saying Jesus would forgive your crap grades or something?


No. society says making good grades is the way to be successful, but in the real world it is really one of many avenues. Christians today are more likely to stop at four-way stops in the middle of the night when no one is in sight, wait for a two full seconds, then proceed-- its like they follow every law for the sake of the law even though the law without ever considering the reason the law was enacted in the first place. Long story short, they often don't think outside the box or think for themselves.

For whatever its worth I've got lots of uber religious friends and I like them alot, just sayin.

Point is stuffy follow all the rules type places will be less inclined to understand that I started two successful businesses while in undergrad and learned much for from them than I did in the classes I ditched. They probably wont look critically at my transcript and see all A's in the three 4000 lvl law classes, either. They will see a 2.9.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:32 pm

hector311 wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.


Now now, let's not rip Pepperdine too hard on typos... I'm pretty sure you meant society's or societies'...;) we're all human.


Cute, but you have massively missed the point. I'm on an online forum, they are working professionals who sent that email out from a highly regarded center for education to hundreds or thousands of potential customers.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby PinkCow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:40 pm

mrwarre85 wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
DubPoker wrote:I live on the East coast and Honestly don't know too much about Cali schools,

I just received an e-mail from Pepperdine...

"our academic achievement in your undergraduate years and/or your strong aptitude for law as demonstrated by your outstanding LSAT make you a strong candidate for admission. In light of our recent dean announcement, we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1, with the final deadline remaining as April 1. In an effort to encourage you to apply, we will waive the usual application fee."

Everyday Pacific McGeorge Law School e-mails me so I have a spammy view of the e-mails I get. But then I looked into Pepperdine, its really legit. Seeing as I applied to Loyola LA- i'm now interested in applying.

i'm 3.3/167. Do you guys think applying this ridiculously late in the cycle eliminates my chances for a schollership? (money running out, ect)


I got the same e-mail. The blatent typo "we are extending our priority application to deadline until March 1" makes me not want to apply. If we can proofread our personal statements they can proofread their emails.

Plus I'm not sure those Christians will like my GPA. Christians nowadays don't act like Christ did, they follow all of societies rules to the letter.



I've read this statement 5 times, and still have no idea what you are trying to say. You saying Jesus would forgive your crap grades or something?


No. society says making good grades is the way to be successful, but in the real world it is really one of many avenues. Christians today are more likely to stop at four-way stops in the middle of the night when no one is in sight, wait for a two full seconds, then proceed-- its like they follow every law for the sake of the law even though the law without ever considering the reason the law was enacted in the first place. Long story short, they often don't think outside the box or think for themselves.

For whatever its worth I've got lots of uber religious friends and I like them alot, just sayin.

Point is stuffy follow all the rules type places will be less inclined to understand that I started two successful businesses while in undergrad and learned much for from them than I did in the classes I ditched. They probably wont look critically at my transcript and see all A's in the three 4000 lvl law classes, either. They will see a 2.9.



Let me see if I read you right:

(P1) Christians typically are more likely than not to obey the laws rather than question them (e.g., running stop signs).
(C1) Thus, they often don't think outside the box or think for themselves.
(P2) Moreover, because Pepperdine is a "Christian" institution, it is clearly a stuffy, follow all the rules place, solely evidenced by the observation in (P1).
(C2) Thus, being a wholly stuffy, follow the rules place, Pepperdine will deny you admission, rather than look at you holistically.


Am I close?

I really hope you go with your logic and choose not to apply to this school.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby Danteshek » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:43 pm

How many of you guys lied on your Christian addendum? Be honest.

We had a good laugh yesterday in the Loyola Law Review office when one of the editors read his aloud.

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Re: Pepperdine 2011

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:48 pm

I've read this statement 5 times, and still have no idea what you are trying to say. You saying Jesus would forgive your crap grades or something?[/quote]

No. society says making good grades is the way to be successful, but in the real world it is really one of many avenues. Christians today are more likely to stop at four-way stops in the middle of the night when no one is in sight, wait for a two full seconds, then proceed-- its like they follow every law for the sake of the law even though the law without ever considering the reason the law was enacted in the first place. Long story short, they often don't think outside the box or think for themselves.

For whatever its worth I've got lots of uber religious friends and I like them alot, just sayin.

Point is stuffy follow all the rules type places will be less inclined to understand that I started two successful businesses while in undergrad and learned much for from them than I did in the classes I ditched. They probably wont look critically at my transcript and see all A's in the three 4000 lvl law classes, either. They will see a 2.9.[/quote]


Let me see if I read you right:

(P1) Christians typically are more likely than not to obey the laws rather than question them (e.g., running stop signs).
(C1) Thus, they often don't think outside the box or think for themselves.
(P2) Moreover, because Pepperdine is a "Christian" institution, it is clearly a stuffy, follow all the rules place, solely evidenced by the observation in (P1).
(C2) Thus, being a wholly stuffy, follow the rules place, Pepperdine will deny you admission, rather than look at you holistically.


Am I close?

I really hope you go with your logic and choose not to apply to this school.[/quote]


Haha. You're close, but probably taking me too seriously.

Running stopsigns? Obey the law because it makes sense, not out of fear. Stopping two seconds when you can clearly see that no one is around is insulting to mans individual intelligence.




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