parisshilton (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of California Hastings Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Golden Gate University Accepted Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of San Diego Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of San Francisco Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of California Davis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Loyola Law School Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Chapman University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Santa Clara University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Pepperdine University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/06 Upd: 18 years
University of the Pacific Accepted Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 158
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.54
  • Degree GPA: 3.5
  • School Type: public
  • Major: psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: san diego
  • State: California
  • Race: white
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Work experience 3 years
Resident Advisor 1 year
Head of Student Orgs 2 years
Athletics 4 years

Plus, good looks should outweigh my low LSAT score... HA!

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Went to visit Pepperdine and Loyola over President's Day Weekend. Since it was a Saturday tour, I didn't sit in on any classes but I was able to talk to students at both schools about their experiences and their own take on the campus.

Loyola: Located in not the best area in terms of safety, however it is in downtown LA, so you're in walking distance to many major law firms. Campus takes up a whole city block and it is gated for your security. Food on campus is expensive and mediocre. The students I talked to were positive about their job outlook saying that they meet many alumni . OCI is huge. I felt the campus very cold and unwelcoming in terms of looks. The classrooms aren't the most up to date, but they all have computer plug-ins and wireless.

Pepperdine- o my god... this is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen in my life. I could justify the high tuition rates with how nice the campus looked. Parking is free for everyone!!! Students were very friendly and helpful. Met a couple that lived in the on-campus housing. They showed me around and it was very nice. Gas BBQ's in the middle of the complex and a club house for studying or parties. Very student focused, profs invite the students over for dinner and for discussions regularily. Dean Starr was said to be a regular guy, very nice and very open to the students. I would compare the school to the Garden of Eden. Paying $42,000 for tuition and housing would be justifiable since you have ocean views and the most gorgeous campus on the West Coast. High bar passage rates, too..... very tempting.

Additional info & updates

1/23/06- UOP acceptance, free books first year. Will be considered for 'substantial' scholarships.

1/24/06- UOP offering $12,000 a year and priority housing.

1/30/06- UOP will reimburse travel expenses for campus visit in March.

2/12/06- Pepperdine acceptance, no mention of scholarships.

2/17/06- SCU acceptance letter.

2/18/06- Chapman acceptance, 70% scholarship first year.

WILL ATTEND UOP

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Pepperdine
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Contrags on Pepperdine! I would love to go there and I'm encouraged by the fact that you got in b/c my numbers are similar. Did you know that Ken Starr is the Dean there? I think that's awesome b/c Clinton was a prick:)

ntm
Congrats
Saturday, February 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

on all your acceptances. Wow, UoP scholarships are wonderful--take it!! While your lsat is a little higher than mine, I still have yet to hear from many schools, several of which are the same as those you applied to. Good reflections on the schools for visitation; I'm heading out to tour USD, CalW, Chapman, and SW'ern and Loyola first week of March. Feel free to contact, Best Wishes!

Pepperdine
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

Our numbers are very similar. I'm still waiting on Loyola and USD... if I get into either... I'm there. Right now, I'm up in the air between Pepperdine (well over 6 figures of debt if I go)... or go to University of Nevada Las Vegas with at $8900 scholarship. All three years will cost me just over $20K. But having read your little passage on Pepperdine, I'm seriously considering it.

McGeorge
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I was at the Scholars event at McGeorge this past Friday as well. My brother actually attends McGeorge as a 2nd year and hes enjoying himself there. The general feel I got from the school was very good - the faculty seem to be very genuine and student-focused and I'm sure you will receive a fantastic education there. My only concern w/ McGeorge is that it seems that you're limited to the regional area of Sacramento. Alot of the students were telling me that McGeorge is Sacramento's law school and a majority stay in the area to utilize the school's locla network of judges etc. In their own words, leaving the region to Los Angeles or San Diego, your degree will carry less weight than it would in Sacramento. Similarly, Santa Clara (from what I heard from McGeorge students) generally exports students to the Silicone Valley - if you look at their employment statistics you'll notice that almost 20% of the students go to Tech-Corporations rather than Law firms... and thus resulting in a higher average salary than most McGeorge and Pepperdine. But again, the issue is do you see yourself practicing in that region? I assume Pepperdine has a similar stigma of being regional... and having to compete with USC, UCLA, Loyola and the Creme de la Creme of Southwestern... its definitely going to be more competitive. AHHH... this is soo frustrating... why can't we all just go to Stanford???

McGeorge
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I was in Group A touring It was alot of fun... I particularly enjoyed the class audit for Property Law... interesting stuff. THe brownies were good... fajitas... eh... But definitely worth the trip... lets just hope they send our travel reimbursements soon to pay for our school deposits

Pepperdine
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

I still havent heard from pepperdine. I see we both have applied to loyola and hastings. Something tells me that we wont hear from hastings for several more weeks. This waiting game is crazy.

ntm
Pepperdine or SC
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey, thanks for posting your school visiting experience! So have you decided on where you wanna go? I just turned in my deposit to SC today, but I'm still considering Pepperdine, especially after reading your description. I went to UCSB for undergrad, so I LOVE the ocean, and would love to live by it again.

Yup
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, Hastings does take forever. Though I would assume that you'll be hearing soon. I applied a couple weeks later than you and just heard back...and I applied thru the LEOP option, which I would assume takes longer. And yes, good guess! NTM does stand for Next Top Model. That's me. You may have seen me in the Calvin Klein underwear ads. Hmmm ok maybe not. NTM are my initials:) What school are you leaning toward right now?

ntm
Loyola
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

Did you apply to full-time only?

Loyola
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

When did Loyola waitlist you?

USD
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, right now, it looks like I'll be at USD. Again, we'll see about Hastings. Cheers

ntm
Where I'll be
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I just got accepted to the evening program at San Diego. I think I have a pretty good chance of getting the evening program at Loyola too, but still not sure. I'd say im at about 70% chance of going to Pepperdine. But if I get fulltime at Loyola, I'm there

a fellow McGeorge-er
Wednesday, May 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Howdy... Accepted to magnificent Pepperdine and you're heading to McGeorge eh?? Scholarships help the decision a long a bit, I reckon. Are you getting mail about this UoP rafting trip that they're putting together? That sounded pretty cool...no one else in law school that I know has gone on a rafting trip as part of 'orientation'. Maybe I can dig up some extra funds... Good luck, and good choice.