Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby adidasz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:07 pm

soneill2113 wrote:
unaisla wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
unaisla wrote:Hello everyone. I was wondering can anyone tell me how long does it take for you to know your final decision from Pepperdine? I submitted on January 25, still no news... :( :(

A while. I submitted in December 5th and got in Feb 15th. I didn't go under review until Feb 14th lol.


i was thinking maybe my LSAT is just a little bit above 25% and i'm a international student, that's why it takes them too long to make decision



Nah i think pepperdine just spends more time reviewing each applicant. They have a longer turn around time for most people.

I submitted mid January and didnt go into review until March 15th, and am still waiting for a decision.


Eh that's not necessarily true. I went Complete on 1/6 and was admitted on 1/24

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby soneill2113 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:48 pm

adidasz wrote:
soneill2113 wrote:
unaisla wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
unaisla wrote:Hello everyone. I was wondering can anyone tell me how long does it take for you to know your final decision from Pepperdine? I submitted on January 25, still no news... :( :(

A while. I submitted in December 5th and got in Feb 15th. I didn't go under review until Feb 14th lol.


i was thinking maybe my LSAT is just a little bit above 25% and i'm a international student, that's why it takes them too long to make decision



Nah i think pepperdine just spends more time reviewing each applicant. They have a longer turn around time for most people.

I submitted mid January and didnt go into review until March 15th, and am still waiting for a decision.


Eh that's not necessarily true. I went Complete on 1/6 and was admitted on 1/24


Which would be why I said "for most people."

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Anyone attempted scholarship negotiation/reconsideration and been successful? Looking to get a small bump before committing because COL is so high...

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kelmad » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:55 pm

COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby futureellewoods123 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:35 pm

kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 am

futureellewoods123 wrote:
kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

lol exactly! That's why I wanted to know if anyone was successful asking a little more $$$ to compensate for COL

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby futureellewoods123 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:11 am

Lawser24 wrote:
futureellewoods123 wrote:
kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

lol exactly! That's why I wanted to know if anyone was successful asking a little more $$$ to compensate for COL


I am planning on it, haven't yet. I'm also wondering about the terms of the scholarships. I'm going to look into how many 1Ls lose them based on GPA requirements

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:24 am

futureellewoods123 wrote:
Lawser24 wrote:
futureellewoods123 wrote:
kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

lol exactly! That's why I wanted to know if anyone was successful asking a little more $$$ to compensate for COL


I am planning on it, haven't yet. I'm also wondering about the terms of the scholarships. I'm going to look into how many 1Ls lose them based on GPA requirements

Cool cool, same. Pepperdine gave me the best offer, so even though I've gotten into some higher ranked schools, I don't really have much leverage. My GPA requirement is 2.8, there are stats on the website that say how many lose or get their scholly reduced. Also wonder if they'll eliminate the GPA requirement to provide a little extra security...

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kelmad » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:19 pm

I doubt they would eliminate the GPA requirement. My biggest fear would be that I don't make the GPA requirement and they pull my scholarship. The COL would prevent me from being able to continue and I would have to transfer.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kelmad » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:21 pm

I doubt they would eliminate the GPA requirement. My biggest fear would be that I don't make the GPA requirement and they pull my scholarship. The COL would prevent me from being able to continue and I would have to transfer.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:05 pm

Who's going to the event tomorrow?

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby browneyed852 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:11 pm

So I haven't heard back from them about a decision yet is that bad?

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:02 am

futureellewoods123 wrote:
kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

But Kanye lives in Calabasas lmao.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:00 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
futureellewoods123 wrote:
kelmad wrote:COL in Malibu if off the charts. Options are Santa Monica and Calabasas...both incredibly expensive for housing, gas, food. It is a real consideration and hard to define the actual cost unless you live in the area.


Yeah their scholarship offer is like so not enough considering CoL.

But Kanye lives in Calabasas lmao.

Cue Chainsmokers: "I wanna live like Kanye" :lol:

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TheTaylor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:17 pm

Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kaptainkeepa » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:14 pm

TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:53 pm

kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:02 pm

Lawser24 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

Agree with this. Plus the law school isn't as nice. The tour guide, a 3L couldn't answer any of my questions. I asked about the scholarship threshold, the median they usually get, firms or businesses that come to Pepperdine for OCI, and gave me the wrong stats for employment.

I was at the reception. I was the one black guy with the grey shirt lol.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TheTaylor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:30 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Lawser24 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

Agree with this. Plus the law school isn't as nice. The tour guide, a 3L couldn't answer any of my questions. I asked about the scholarship threshold, the median they usually get, firms or businesses that come to Pepperdine for OCI, and gave me the wrong stats for employment.

I was at the reception. I was the one black guy with the grey shirt lol.


Bummer to hear it wasn't all that great. My separate visit to Pepperdine was great, but I definitely see how one would notice these types of things. I did meet the new dean before he was named dean, way smart guy, terrible public speaker. Good luck to you all.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:12 pm

TheTaylor wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Lawser24 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

Agree with this. Plus the law school isn't as nice. The tour guide, a 3L couldn't answer any of my questions. I asked about the scholarship threshold, the median they usually get, firms or businesses that come to Pepperdine for OCI, and gave me the wrong stats for employment.

I was at the reception. I was the one black guy with the grey shirt lol.


Bummer to hear it wasn't all that great. My separate visit to Pepperdine was great, but I definitely see how one would notice these types of things. I did meet the new dean before he was named dean, way smart guy, terrible public speaker. Good luck to you all.

No disrespect. I think it's a great institution. It just didn't fit me. It's PCA from Zoey 101 lol. Maybe I expected too much. Hope you love it!

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lawser24 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Lawser24 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

Agree with this. Plus the law school isn't as nice. The tour guide, a 3L couldn't answer any of my questions. I asked about the scholarship threshold, the median they usually get, firms or businesses that come to Pepperdine for OCI, and gave me the wrong stats for employment.

I was at the reception. I was the one black guy with the grey shirt lol.


Bummer to hear it wasn't all that great. My separate visit to Pepperdine was great, but I definitely see how one would notice these types of things. I did meet the new dean before he was named dean, way smart guy, terrible public speaker. Good luck to you all.

No disrespect. I think it's a great institution. It just didn't fit me. It's PCA from Zoey 101 lol. Maybe I expected too much. Hope you love it!

My separate visit was great as well, and the class I sat in on (contracts) seemed fairly diverse. Trying to decide to put a deposit here or one other school while I ride out the waitlist at UT, so thanks for the input y'all!

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:40 pm

Lawser24 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Lawser24 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:Did anyone go to that reception last night? How was it? I would have gone if I wasn't out of state.


I did. I am glad I didn't commit to Pepperdine. Too many inexperienced Admitted Students with parents in tow and all white. Lack of diversity :/. But what should I expect....it's Malibu.

But it was a nice venue....the poor Dean made a fool of himself with his lack in public speaking skills. Professors seemed to be inexperienced about their own programs....

That doesn't sound great... anyone else that went have any other thoughts??

Agree with this. Plus the law school isn't as nice. The tour guide, a 3L couldn't answer any of my questions. I asked about the scholarship threshold, the median they usually get, firms or businesses that come to Pepperdine for OCI, and gave me the wrong stats for employment.

I was at the reception. I was the one black guy with the grey shirt lol.


Bummer to hear it wasn't all that great. My separate visit to Pepperdine was great, but I definitely see how one would notice these types of things. I did meet the new dean before he was named dean, way smart guy, terrible public speaker. Good luck to you all.

No disrespect. I think it's a great institution. It just didn't fit me. It's PCA from Zoey 101 lol. Maybe I expected too much. Hope you love it!

My separate visit was great as well, and the class I sat in on (contracts) seemed fairly diverse. Trying to decide to put a deposit here or one other school while I ride out the waitlist at UT, so thanks for the input y'all!

Yeah I saw diversity around the law school. Just not in admitted students.

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby espstl » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:14 pm

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Re: Pepperdine Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bulla » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:05 pm

I agree, no doubt the campus is beautiful but the lack of diversity made the school appear to be just an empty shell.
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