careerchange wrote:I am a 3L at Chapman right now. Graduating in May! Anyway, if you have any specific questions I will try to answer them for you. I rarely come on here anymore, but will make the effort to see if you have questions. Good luck to you all.
Do you have any regrets about going to Chapman? In your opinion, what are pros and cons of attending there? How do Chapman grads stand in LA against say, Southwestern?
No regrets about going to Chapman. Had I been accepted to UCLA or UCI I would have gone there. But my LSAT was not where it needed to be. I have loved my experience at Chapman. The faculty and students have been second to none. They place a HUGE emphasis on bar passage and have implemented many 3rd year classes designed to help you pass the bar on the first try. This year our bar pass rate was BETTER than UC Davis. First year we ever topped a tier 1 CA law school. And it was only one point behind Hastings. It was also better than every other CA law school not in the First Tier.
The area is wonderful. Negatives: Scholarships are given out liberally, but they are not that easy to keep, Chapman is not yet a Tier 1 school (that is their goal), and the alumni base is still relatively small.