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GoodToBeTheKing
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Chapman Law

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:43 am

I sent my app in a few days ago and already I am in review. Very fast, don't know what this could mean, but anyone else in Review? Complete? Decision? How long did it take from being in review to having a decision rendered?

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby littlepiggie818 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:25 pm

I've been in review since 11/23 and still haven't heard anything.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby brittanybrooke » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:00 pm

I went under review on 11/23 and was admitted 12/11. Good Luck!

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Good to know thanks!

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby km23 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:44 pm

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby pany1985 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:47 pm

km23 wrote:Hi all. I am kind of confused. I am well above Chapman's 75%tile LSAT & GPA, let alone their part-time numbers which is what I applied for (if I move to OC, I already have a job lined up).

They just emailed me today saying I have been waitlisted! I filled out the wait list form saying I want to stay on it, but they said I might not hear until August. Do you think if I send a LOCI/ have updated transcripts in a few weeks (my GPA will probably be great...I will know for sure in a week), that I may get off earlier than that?

ughh I am so bummed. This was my safety and I was not expecting this at all


P.S. I wish all of you good luck :)



Maybe they're just YPing anyone they think is gonna get into UCI

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby km23 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:51 pm

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby pany1985 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:50 pm

I was gonna ask why you didn't apply to UCI but then I saw the stuff about part-time. I'm sure you'll get in off the waitlist if your numbers are both above their 75th percentile.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby JOE! » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:20 am

That is pretty odd if you don't have some academic discipline or something on your record... I wouldn't hesitate to ask them, in person if possible. If you're relatively local and could take a tour or attend an open house, that can never hurt. Or, since it's your safety, you could just wait and see if you get into a target.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby km23 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:24 am

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:23 pm

In w/ Full Tuition all three years, minimum 3.0 gpa

165/3.3, Non URM

under review 11/18, In via status Checker 12/14, Scholarship via snail mail 12/16

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby gatorlion » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:34 pm

sdegarmo wrote:In w/ Full Tuition all three years, minimum 3.0 gpa

165/3.3, Non URM

under review 11/18, In via status Checker 12/14, Scholarship via snail mail 12/16


With a 165, you will have much better options that Chapman. If you want to stay in the OC/LA area, maybe LMU would be good. I just can't fathom someone attending Chapman Law in this economy unless they were absolutely determined to stay in Orange County.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:36 pm

gatorlion wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:In w/ Full Tuition all three years, minimum 3.0 gpa

165/3.3, Non URM

under review 11/18, In via status Checker 12/14, Scholarship via snail mail 12/16


With a 165, you will have much better options that Chapman. If you want to stay in the OC/LA area, maybe LMU would be good. I just can't fathom someone attending Chapman Law in this economy unless they were absolutely determined to stay in Orange County.


yeah i know, i applied to Loyola and UCI and USD as well, but chapman got back to me first.... at least ill go to law school somewhere, and at least it will be free at chapman

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby BruinsFan » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:46 pm

sdegarmo wrote:yeah i know, i applied to Loyola and UCI and USD as well, but chapman got back to me first.... at least ill go to law school somewhere, and at least it will be free at chapman


Someone said something about "attending Chapman in this kind of economy"... well, in this kind of economy, I think FREE is always good. Not that everyone should attend a TTT that offers them a ton of $$$, but it's something to think about.

I have a 3.1 and a 161, I've already been admitted to U of Miami, Santa Clara, and McGeorge, but I would still very much consider Cal Western if it was, financially speaking, a good deal. If jobs are harder to come by and everyone's, most likely, starting at a smaller salary, the pressure of $100 K to pay back can be a lot. While I do think it's important to consider the employment prospects of any law school, both the percentages and average starting salaries, we won't have the data for 2009 until we've already made out deposits and taken out our loans.

At the end of the day, whether you take out 30K or 150K, whether you go to Chapman or Harvard, there's no guarantee of a job. That's why we look at stats, averages, scholarships, loans, salaries. We want to put ourselves in the best possible position for that 6 figure income.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby gatorlion » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:01 am

BruinsFan wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:yeah i know, i applied to Loyola and UCI and USD as well, but chapman got back to me first.... at least ill go to law school somewhere, and at least it will be free at chapman


Someone said something about "attending Chapman in this kind of economy"... well, in this kind of economy, I think FREE is always good. Not that everyone should attend a TTT that offers them a ton of $$$, but it's something to think about.

I have a 3.1 and a 161, I've already been admitted to U of Miami, Santa Clara, and McGeorge, but I would still very much consider Cal Western if it was, financially speaking, a good deal. If jobs are harder to come by and everyone's, most likely, starting at a smaller salary, the pressure of $100 K to pay back can be a lot. While I do think it's important to consider the employment prospects of any law school, both the percentages and average starting salaries, we won't have the data for 2009 until we've already made out deposits and taken out our loans.

At the end of the day, whether you take out 30K or 150K, whether you go to Chapman or Harvard, there's no guarantee of a job. That's why we look at stats, averages, scholarships, loans, salaries. We want to put ourselves in the best possible position for that 6 figure income.


I understand your concern regarding finances, but you have to consider the risk involved in attending a lower ranked school at this point. You could accrue little debt, but you may not have a job coming out of law school...

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby pany1985 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:12 am

UCI will still be pretty cheap for next year's entering class. Not free, but definitely quite a bit less than the other UC's.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby chango » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:40 am

Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that they ask about TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS on their application? Not to mention "Religious Preference." Very tempted to write in "Satanist."

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby twert » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:11 pm

what do people think about the rumors that dean eastman is leaving?

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:15 pm

twert wrote:what do people think about the rumors that dean eastman is leaving?




where did you hear that?

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby clwilson6 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:17 pm

chango wrote:Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that they ask about TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS on their application? Not to mention "Religious Preference." Very tempted to write in "Satanist."


What do you expect from a private faith based college? Chapman is my Alma Mater and considering how low they are on the rankings, they demand a lot of their applicants. I'm not sure if it's because they have a smaller school than most or just because they desire to climb the rankings as fast as possible.

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby twert » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:19 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
twert wrote:what do people think about the rumors that dean eastman is leaving?




where did you hear that?

http://www.flashreport.org/blog.php?postID=2010010817100507

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby JayCole » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:22 pm

Withdrawn -- good luck!

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby pauldoeslaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:43 pm

Submitted 1/11
Accepted 1/19
3.53 GPA, 170 LSAT

Hoping there is still scholarship money to be had this late in the cycle!

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Re: Chapman Law

Postby hans3n » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:49 pm

twert wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
twert wrote:what do people think about the rumors that dean eastman is leaving?




where did you hear that?

http://www.flashreport.org/blog.php?postID=2010010817100507



With the possibility of a new dean, any thoughts on how that would affect the school?




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