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Choosing the Right Law School / Columbia/NYU/Penn/UVA?
« on: March 14, 2007, 12:23:51 PM »
Hey all, first time on the board.  I've tapped about every resource I could come across to try and get a good idea on this, hopefully I can pick your brains a little and get some more info.  I applied pretty late in the game (mid/end of Dec.) so a lot of my replies have come in fairly recently.  I'm still waiting on UM, Harvard and Boalt, but until I hear otherwise, I'm assuming I'm not in at any of those.  I sent in my first two withdrawals today as well, to Chicago and NWLS.  I've taken two trips there in about 3 months, and Chicago really isn't for me.

That said, I've whittled it down (well, not really, as I still have 4 schools), to these 4.  Location is a big deal to me.  I love NYC.  Philedelphia doesn't get me all excited, but I don't mind it.  Definitely better than Chicago.  As for Charlottesville, I don't know.  It's a little small town for me, but everyone I've talked to says the atmosphere there, not to mention the music scene, is excellent.  I'm going to try to make it out there next week, if I can.

As for money, well, I'm just lucky to be in at Columbia or NYU, but I've got a very small amount like (5k a year) from Penn, and roughly 1/2 tuition from UVA.  As for a career, I really like the idea of being a lobbyist, most likely in DC.  I also might try my hand at writing in TV or Film, so it's possible I'd wind up out west.  PI does interest me, but I'm uber-concerned about the financial situation.  Another factor is, I'm toying with the idea of getting a joint Masters in International Relations, so the quality of their Poli Sci grad school is important.  What I know for sure is I'm not terribly interested in corporate law.  Suffice to say, I lean hard left, but I'm not disturbed at the idea of going to a school with a conservative bent.  I'm a pretty easy going guy, as in, I work hard, but it seems like I don't because I'm pretty much never stressed or irritable.  So I'd like something that reflects that, you know, where I can wear a pair of old granpda pajama pants and a hoodie to my class instead of a business suit.  Oh, and a kickass music scene is a big plus.

Thanks in advance to any advice or guidance you all have ;)

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