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Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: 2Lacoste on February 24, 2006, 11:31:02 AM

Title: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 2Lacoste on February 24, 2006, 11:31:02 AM
I think that I'm so caught up in the awe of getting into these amazing schools that I'm blinded to some aspects of them that don't completely vibe with what I'm looking for in a school.  Can anyone relate?  If so, post here the top three things that you hate about the T14 schools you're considering.  I'll start it off:

Michigan
1.  Out in the boondocks for an East-coaster like me.
2.  Cold as hell, I would presume.
3.  No faculty that catch my eye (as far as star-faculty goes)

Virginia
1.  Entirely too white (I love it, but sometimes I worry...)
2.  Beer-and-softball culture might be distracting.
3.  Lost interesting faculty to CLS recently -- sign of decline?

Chicago
1.  Ugly campus, from what I hear.
2.  Too "intense" perhaps?
3.  Quarter system.

Harvard
1.  Ridiculously large (550 students or so).
2.  Potentially bad-natured classmates (from the rumors/myths I hear -- Harvard students are arrogant, privileged, elitist, bla bla bla lol).
3.  Cambridge/Boston is not where I wanted to spend the next three years of my life (we couldn't relocate HLS to Miami, could we?).
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Slow Blues on February 24, 2006, 12:25:39 PM
I'll give this a whirl even though I'm locked into CLS.

Penn:
1. Proximity to Jim's/Geno's/Pat's Steaks = dead of a broken heart at age 29
2. But you're in Philadelpia, which is like NYC, but not as good.
3. Bitter rivalry with Penn State.

NYU:
1. That 'other' New York City school
2. No campus, just a park full of weirdos.
3. Good nightlife but you are too poor to afford it.

Yale:
1. You went to the same school as Dubya
2. New Haven
3. Gets less love than Harvard

CLS:
1. The guy to your right got rejected by Yale and Harvard.
2. The girl to your left got rejected by Yale and Harvard and is ugly.
3. Everything costs about a billion dollars.

Eveerything I just said was firmly tongue-in-cheek. :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 24, 2006, 12:28:33 PM
lacoste, is UVA definitely out for you?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 2Lacoste on February 24, 2006, 12:34:36 PM
lacoste, is UVA definitely out for you?

Nowhere is "definitely out" yet; I haven't received finaid packages yet.  But I am leaning HLS.  I'll be at HLS next fall unless:

1.  Yale accepts me (no way in hell).
2.  Another T10 school throws a TON of money my way.
3.  I visit HLS and have a terrible experience.

Chances are I'll be in Cambridge next fall.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: stacy on February 24, 2006, 04:13:30 PM
Harvard:
1. Huge
2. Competitive
3. Deferred me.

Yale:
1. Tiny
2. Impractical (in the sense that you seem to learn more theory than practice)
3. New Haven, and the fact that an ex lives there.

Georgetown:
1. Competitive
2. No urban planning joint degrees
3. Separation from rest of campus

Penn:
1. LRAP not as good as many T14s
2. Not that excited about Philly
3. Corporate focus (good for some; not necessarily for me)

Berkeley:
1. Red tape
2. Lack of money (to maintain buildings, etc.)
3. Earthquakes...don't laugh, they scare me

Mich:
1. Far away from all my friends/family
2. I've spoken with some people who weren't thrilled with the help they gave on the 1L summer job search
3. Only on-campus housing requires you to have a meal plan and no cooking facilities

NYU:
1. Competitive
2. Cost of living
3. Possibility of running into Olsen twins
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 24, 2006, 04:56:17 PM
nyu
1. not as prestigious as columbia, though similarly ranked
2. clerkship placement and law review don't compare to columbia
3. impossible to afford living on or near campus

1-OK. 2-what? clerkship placement is pretty comparable. Don't go to either school for clerkships. Both get absolutely destroyed by chicago. I have no idea what you are talking about with law review. Being on law review at either school gets where ever you want to go. 3-yea, pretty much.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 24, 2006, 08:09:32 PM

based on impact factor, immediacy, cost effectiveness and journal citations, columbia's law review surpasses nyu's, and since i'm interested in the possibility of doing law review, it would be cooler to be involved in one that had that much more clout.


OMG-ok, HAHAHAHAHAA. wait. let me catch my breath. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahah. ha. ok. I can't believe someone said that. a new low for LSD. you apparently have no conception of what students on law review do or why it isn't interesting to anyone one way or another. I love the fact that you site cost effectiveness as a factor. man, a classic post.

PS--your clerkship numbers are totally wrong. http://www.law.nyu.edu/depts/careerservices/stats/jobtype/
http://www.law.columbia.edu/careers/career_services/employers/About_Columbia_/Students

14% for NYU (so ~60, _not_ 9)
15% for Columbia

maybe if you don't know what you are talking about you shouldn't be so snarky
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: pass36 on February 24, 2006, 08:16:33 PM
maybe if you don't know what you are talking about you shouldn't be so snarky

Mr. President, that's exactly when it is imperative to be as snarky as possible. :D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: chevelle on February 24, 2006, 08:27:27 PM
Cornell
1. Cold
2. Cold
3. Cold
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 24, 2006, 11:23:27 PM

based on impact factor, immediacy, cost effectiveness and journal citations, columbia's law review surpasses nyu's, and since i'm interested in the possibility of doing law review, it would be cooler to be involved in one that had that much more clout.


OMG-ok, HAHAHAHAHAA. wait. let me catch my breath. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahah. ha. ok. I can't believe someone said that. a new low for LSD. you apparently have no conception of what students on law review do or why it isn't interesting to anyone one way or another. I love the fact that you site cost effectiveness as a factor. man, a classic post.

PS--your clerkship numbers are totally wrong. http://www.law.nyu.edu/depts/careerservices/stats/jobtype/
http://www.law.columbia.edu/careers/career_services/employers/About_Columbia_/Students

14% for NYU (so ~60, _not_ 9)
15% for Columbia

maybe if you don't know what you are talking about you shouldn't be so snarky

i meant supreme court clerkships with those numbers, my mistake. (not that i expect to clerk at the supreme court, but an impressive statistic nonetheless, and i'm guessing it's indicative of how competitive a columbia education is in the clerkship 'market.')

i think you misunderstood why i mentioned the law review criteria. my take on law review is simply that to be affiliated with a law review of higher overall quality/reputation is, overall, better, because the law review's success is one reflection (of many) of the school's success. i listed the criteria used in law review rankings (might've left out one, forget), and in all of those criteria, one law review was ranked higher. that says nothing about what i think students do when they're on the law review.

you had a problem with why i mentioned clerkships and law reviews, so i explained myself. the snarkyness was because i was annoyed at your unnecessary rudeness. the thread topic didn't seem to warrant you picking a fight or taking what i said so seriously.

dude, your SCOTUS clerkship numbers are also wrong.

the numbers are 25 for Columbia and 16 for NYU since 1991. Not per year. In the last 5 years it's 7 for NYU and 5 for CLS. at either school basically 2 people go in an good year. and my point about law reviews is that it makes no difference at all whether or not you are on CLS law review or NYU law review. for any reason. for firms you are pretty much set for either one, and for clerkships or academia recommendations are far more important. the difference in prestige between CLS LR and NYU LR is like the difference between their cafeteria food, no one cares (if there even is a difference).
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 24, 2006, 11:30:25 PM
Actually, although it's a minimal factor for me, I also find law review prestige to be interesting in comparing schools. At the very least, when the Faculty Guide that Penn sent me had professors who listed publication in the Michigan Law Review as a personal accomplishment, it made me take notice.

honestly it's simply a matter of advertising. there's little to no difference in prestige between Michigan and Penn Law Reviews for the authors. indeed there's little difference between Harvard and Michigan or Penn. this is sort of how there's a big difference between the average GULC student and the average Harvard student but little difference between the average Harvard professor and the average GULC professor.

for the students any difference in LR prestige is totally swallowed up by the school's prestige.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: cyberrev on February 25, 2006, 08:32:44 AM
1.  they wont accept me.

2.  they wont accept me.

3.  they wont accept me.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 25, 2006, 10:37:09 AM
CLS:
1. The guy to your right got rejected by Yale and Harvard.
2. The girl to your left got rejected by Yale and Harvard and is ugly.
3. Everything costs about a billion dollars.

1. i am going to make a point of sitting to your left in every class, that way 1 is not true me.

2. of course 2 will be partly true for you, the only difference being that i'm not a girl.

3. still cheaper than nyu.

if this is as bad as it gets, i'll live.

actually it's pretty much like this

1. It's law school
2. It's law school
3. It's law school

that easily outweighs any 3 things you can think of about any of these schools
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Slow Blues on February 25, 2006, 10:46:40 AM
Duke
1. POMPOUS
2. Your basketball team is ranked No.1, yet somehow sucks
3. Honestly, it's Duke

again, j/k.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 25, 2006, 05:27:07 PM
Nixon's LSN lists CLS as his #1 (waitlisted) & NYU as his #2 (Accepted). Gotta protect that ego somehow.  ;)

meh, I think I am more than fair to Columbia. I think it's more prestigious. But the differences in clerkship placement is utterly insignificant. for comparison, Chicago has more than twice the number of SCOTUS clerks as Columbia with half the class size. what it comes down to is NYU: 1-2/year CLS: 1-2/year Michigan: 1-2/year UVa:1-2/year Boalt:0-1/year...I mean there's no real difference here. there are plenty of good reasons for choosing CLS over NYU. But two of the ones he's listed aren't good reasons. My mission here is to fight the heaping mound of BS that pre-laws feed to each other on this site.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SplitFinger on February 25, 2006, 06:56:45 PM
Duke
1. POMPOUS
2. Your basketball team is ranked No.1, yet somehow sucks
3. Honestly, it's Duke

again, j/k.

I think you should replace #3 with:

3.  On days when the wind blows wrong, you can smell the stench of UNC-CH.

;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: pass36 on February 25, 2006, 07:20:10 PM
Duke -

(3) Wojociekwksi or whatever his name is the Bobby Hurley wantabe 5'4" white point guard who is now an assistant coach.
(2) Bobby Hurley
(1) Christian Laetner

HTH
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: nanteiuga on February 25, 2006, 07:53:29 PM

credited.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 26, 2006, 07:14:50 AM

I think you should replace #3 with:

3.  On days when the wind blows wrong, you can smell the stench of UNC-CH.

;)


Oh, sorry, that could be from the night my friends and I urinated on their quad...
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 26, 2006, 07:22:53 AM

credited.

That car is hilarious. There's no way you're getting my white ass in there.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 26, 2006, 03:05:00 PM
Nixon's LSN lists CLS as his #1 (waitlisted) & NYU as his #2 (Accepted). Gotta protect that ego somehow.  ;)

meh, I think I am more than fair to Columbia. I think it's more prestigious. But the differences in clerkship placement is utterly insignificant. for comparison, Chicago has more than twice the number of SCOTUS clerks as Columbia with half the class size. what it comes down to is NYU: 1-2/year CLS: 1-2/year Michigan: 1-2/year UVa:1-2/year Boalt:0-1/year...I mean there's no real difference here. there are plenty of good reasons for choosing CLS over NYU. But two of the ones he's listed aren't good reasons. My mission here is to fight the heaping mound of BS that pre-laws feed to each other on this site.

but if columbia sent twice as many students to supreme court clerkships as nyu over the last 5 years, how is that not more than a negligible difference?

what would you consider good reasons for choosing columbia over nyu?

frankly, i don't really know what i want to get out of law school, so i feel a bit lost and i end up reading a lot of rankings, but i know that's not how i actually want to make my decision. i haven't visited yet, so hopefully that will help... but i just wish i could spend a few months at one school, go back in time, spend a few months at another, and then choose. that'd be perfect.

i'm a she, for the record.

Actually, NYU sent more students to SCOTUS over the last 5 years than CLS: 7 to 5. Over the last 15 years, Columbia has more 32-16.

The point was that chicago sends 4 times as many students per capita to SCOTUS than CLS but this still amounts to like 3-4 per year. Big deal. It should be obvious that at that point it's more about the individuals than the schools. It's not a reasonable proxy for clerkships in general. CLS and NYU send the same percentage of their class into clerkships.

it would be fine to choose CLS over NYU because Columbia is more prestigious. that prestige doesn't really translate into jobs or anything but it's fine to want prestige for its own sake. just like it would be fine to pick NYU for the Village or for social reasons. I think that there's a real difference between the two in prestige--there isn't for clerkships/jobs or anything.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: JParker on February 27, 2006, 02:03:41 AM
Great thread.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: FreeJazz on February 27, 2006, 12:16:56 PM
I visited Columbia in late december on one of there visitor days's and at the end of the day we had a forum with 3 or 4 of the law students. I asked them how do you go about getting judicial clerkships and how does Columbia help you to find them? They all stared at me with blank faces and 2 of them where 2L's, so regardless of their SCOTUS numbers that is not a good sign.

As for Harvard the worst thing about that place other then rejecting me is the dorms smell and are cramped.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: reutynwer on February 27, 2006, 07:20:54 PM
I notice Stanford has been pretty much spared in this thread...anybody got any complaints about the west coast's highest ranked school?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Cpac on February 27, 2006, 10:24:07 PM
Cornell:
1. It's cold
2. It snows, a lot
3. They would put me in 100K+ debt
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on February 27, 2006, 10:35:11 PM
Stanford:
1. It's on the west coast
2. It's not on the east coast
3. Stupid mascot
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: THE BLUE SWEATER on February 28, 2006, 12:37:11 AM
Virginia:
1)Expensive
2)Expensive
3)Expensive and no aid sent yet.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: pass36 on February 28, 2006, 12:39:56 AM
Michigan

1) Spring lasts for one week - hope you enjoy it.
2) People who shovel almost all the snow off their sidewalk, leaving only a quarter inch or so of smooth black death ice.
3) Two words: arctic zephyr.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on February 28, 2006, 02:41:38 AM
I visited Columbia in late december on one of there visitor days's and at the end of the day we had a forum with 3 or 4 of the law students. I asked them how do you go about getting judicial clerkships and how does Columbia help you to find them? They all stared at me with blank faces and 2 of them where 2L's, so regardless of their SCOTUS numbers that is not a good sign.

As for Harvard the worst thing about that place other then rejecting me is the dorms smell and are cramped.

you don't start looking for clerkships until you are a 3L, and lots of people don't want them, so that might explain their reaction
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: nanteiuga on February 28, 2006, 03:38:18 AM

who in their right mind would pick the east coast over the west coast?  i just don't get it.  new haven v. palo alto would be easy for me.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: nanteiuga on February 28, 2006, 08:30:23 AM

it's *almost* a laugh that you follow up your "to each his own" rant the way that you do.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: what? on February 28, 2006, 08:40:19 AM
Stanford

1. administration doesn't really care about grad students (undergrads are the coddled babies of the university)


You will find this pretty much everywhere, because undergrads are "consumers" while grad students are "professionals in training."
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on February 28, 2006, 09:45:51 AM
1. Looks like the buildings were donated by Taco Bell.

Vapid - your post is HILARIOUS overall.  180.  I was LMAO when I saw #1 for S though.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: getinsomewhere on February 28, 2006, 09:56:00 AM
Yale:

1. The worst city in the top five.
2. All classmates are disabled URMS who overcame poverty, descrimination and sex-slavery to win a pulitzer/nobel prize (hard to be a 'big fish').
3. All other law students from different schools hate you.

Harvard:

1. You have to constantly hear people say "Hahhhhvard."
2. All the undergrads are sexually experimental and coked out of their minds. (Could be 'best' thing.)
3. Your nothing if aren't at least an associate Supreme Court justice upon graduating.

Stanford:

1. Come on, it was started by a rich kook (which is why I'd never go to Soros State Law).
2. IP law is so pre-Afghanistan.
3. Too much distracting sunshine (see 'Best reasons to go to Chicago').

Columbia:

1. The only people who rejected a better school to come here are the three people making recruitment calls.
2. You are socially obligated to go into biglaw or no one will talk to you.
3. Too egotiscal from only having to compete with NYU.

NYU:

1. The Law School was opened in 1986 (I haven't researched this - could be off by a few years).
2. One step above a correspondance college.
3. Everyone I hate from H.S. goes to law school there.

Meant in good fun.  :P
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Sooner on February 28, 2006, 02:00:06 PM
Very funny posts...

Vapid's right...you coastal people are disregarding the rest of the US. And I'm sure many of you think the rest of the U.S. is trash. Funny enough...to me, both coasts seem repulsive places to settle down. The East Coast in particular seems like one big nasty, crowded, dirty, cold, hyper-competitive bubble. We all think that each other is crazy. There is so much diversity of perpective in this country...but I wouldn't want to live for long without the freedom, space, and cheap prices I enjoy here in the southern U.S. Of course, I would like to see the Bush right split part of Texas off into their own country so I could truly be free...so there are some things about my region and its values that I vehemently reject, too...but I digress...
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Stencilasnusky on February 28, 2006, 02:52:04 PM
Not a T-14 snob so here's my dish

VIRGINIA: Good Christian, God Fearing, Freedom loving patriots who live 80 miles from the Capital of the Confederate States of America

Harvard, Yale and Columbia: Godless, Communist Freedom Hating pinkos
NYU, Stanford:Disciples of Shintoism, Budaism, Scientologism, Sexism, Pornism, Cocainism and Lesbeenism
Michigan, Penn and Chicago: I hear all the students have been dead since the revolutionary war and what we see now are ant infested corpses walking on campus
Berkeley, GULC Ah hear they permit Lesbeenism and practice Idolatory
Cornell: They want murderous felons released and living among us
Northwestern: They worship Mammon
Duke : They chickened out in the battle for Knoxville..Cowards

Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 2Lacoste on February 28, 2006, 08:35:13 PM
Yale:

1. The worst city in the top five.
2. All classmates are disabled URMS who overcame poverty, descrimination and sex-slavery to win a pulitzer/nobel prize (hard to be a 'big fish').
3. All other law students from different schools hate you.

Harvard:

1. You have to constantly hear people say "Hahhhhvard."
2. All the undergrads are sexually experimental and coked out of their minds. (Could be 'best' thing.)
3. Your nothing if aren't at least an associate Supreme Court justice upon graduating.

Stanford:

1. Come on, it was started by a rich kook (which is why I'd never go to Soros State Law).
2. IP law is so pre-Afghanistan.
3. Too much distracting sunshine (see 'Best reasons to go to Chicago').

Columbia:

1. The only people who rejected a better school to come here are the three people making recruitment calls.
2. You are socially obligated to go into biglaw or no one will talk to you.
3. Too egotiscal from only having to compete with NYU.

NYU:

1. The Law School was opened in 1986 (I haven't researched this - could be off by a few years).
2. One step above a correspondance college.
3. Everyone I hate from H.S. goes to law school there.

Meant in good fun.  :P

VAPID -- 180 for real!

InSomewhere is on point for Harvard #1.  I've been in for less than a week and I'm already sick everyone repeating me when I say Harvard -- "oh, Haahvaad?"  No, male private part, Harvard.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Mr. Pink on February 28, 2006, 10:21:48 PM

who in their right mind would pick the east coast over the west coast?  i just don't get it.  new haven v. palo alto would be easy for me.

People aiming to became part of that rich tradition of -- East Coast liberal intellectual Ivy League-educated elitist lawyer.   
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: vrm083 on February 28, 2006, 10:29:59 PM
I LOVE New York, Stanley.  Put MORE people on the island.  :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: sea dream on March 01, 2006, 06:32:03 AM
i loved Vapid Unicorn's post. Hilarious! it's great whenever i see VU state his research into schools too.. he's definitely done a lot of work on that. good job
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: what? on March 01, 2006, 06:36:05 AM
Harvard:

1. You have to constantly hear people say "Hahhhhvard."

Michigan

1. You have to constantly hear people say "Meeeeeshigan."
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 01, 2006, 07:19:52 AM

who in their right mind would pick the east coast over the west coast?  i just don't get it.  new haven v. palo alto would be easy for me.

People aiming to became part of that rich tradition of -- East Coast liberal intellectual Ivy League-educated elitist lawyer.   

i'm still trying to decide if this is derogatory.


of course not... ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: vrm083 on March 01, 2006, 08:47:46 AM

vrm- i suspect that you'll be in cambridge, even so.  ;)

Honestly...I don't know.  I know that the VAST majority of people would be.  But Columbia's much, MUCH stronger in entertainment law, which is what I want to do, and there are a host of personal reasons that draw me there as well.  We'll see what happens when I visit, but I wouldn't put money on HLS just yet.  :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: practiceboy02 on March 01, 2006, 08:55:29 AM
I don't feel qualified to criticize any schools that I'm not carnally acquainted with, and I'm only carnally acquainted with one of them... so here goes!  (I'll throw in a pro, too  ;D )

Cornell:

cons: Ithaca is not only boring, it's also cold (yes, the coldest in the T14) and miserable, too (does that count as 3 things?  1. boring 2. cold 3. miserable)
pro: Olympic figure skater Matt Savoie is going in the fall!  (I guess that's more
exciting if you're gay)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hobert on March 01, 2006, 09:59:29 AM
GULC
1. Would be completely left out of discussion if not for triskaidekaphobia.
2. In DC
3. Word Association...You say Georgetown, I think Patrick Ewing.  You say Patrick Ewing, I think "sucks".

Very scientific.  Don't question me.

What about Allen Iverson and Alonzo Morning  ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Rooster on March 01, 2006, 10:24:58 AM
I live in West Haven now, New Haven isn't bad at all.  Then again, I have actual experience there, and all of you are just making assumptions.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ScoopNY on March 01, 2006, 10:30:16 AM
I used to live in Connecticut  and let me just say, yeah, I'd rather live in West Haven than New Haven. Good pizza in New Haven though! And you can take a train to New York City!

Quote
What about Allen Iverson and Alonzo Morning.

Doesn't change anything in my book!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on March 01, 2006, 10:32:28 AM
I live in West Haven now, New Haven isn't bad at all.  Then again, I have actual experience there, and all of you are just making assumptions.

I lived 30 minutes from new haven for 18 years.  It sucks.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Rooster on March 01, 2006, 10:42:10 AM
I live in West Haven now, New Haven isn't bad at all. Then again, I have actual experience there, and all of you are just making assumptions.

I lived 30 minutes from new haven for 18 years. It sucks.

In your opinion.  I just wanted to let people know that not EVERYONE dislikes New Haven.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on March 01, 2006, 11:22:02 AM
I live in West Haven now, New Haven isn't bad at all. Then again, I have actual experience there, and all of you are just making assumptions.

I lived 30 minutes from new haven for 18 years. It sucks.

In your opinion.  I just wanted to let people know that not EVERYONE dislikes New Haven.

indeed.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on March 01, 2006, 01:59:21 PM
Columbia:
1. It's in New York City.
2. It has one of the least student-centered buildings in the T14.
3. No, seriously, think about it for a second: it's in New York City.

1 & 3 are possibly the best things that any law school could have going for it.  you lose 2 points for putting them as worst things.


180


If you hate NY, you suck.

blah. It sucks as a law student.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: liz1234 on March 01, 2006, 02:12:36 PM
whether a school's location is an advantage/disadvantage almost entirely depends on personal preference.  Cambridge can be seen either as a huge plus or a huge minus - ditto for Greenwich Village, Palo Alto etc.  While I doubt that New Haven is ever seen as Yale's greatest advantage, one's view of it is mostly personal taste

But to contribute a couple opinions:
Harvard: the size can be a disadvantage for someone who comes to law school without really knowing why s/he is there.  If you're just putting off the real world, it's easier to get lost or end up aimless in a larger school.  Some friends have noted that which section you end up in can make a difference in your experience - the small size of sections may make it harder to find someone you click with in your section (although I suppose that element of luck is the same type of issue one would face at a smaller school)

Yale: I'm surprised no one's mentioned either the cliquey/high-school like atmosphere among students or the schmoozy atmosphere between students and profs.  Those are far and away the two most repeated complaints I've heard from friends there.  Those with specific interests may find it harder to find niche classes or profs with whom to work.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
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Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Alamo on March 01, 2006, 04:54:22 PM
Chicago's deep dish pizza is so much better than that greasy paper-thin cardboard stuff they serve in the northeast, it's not even worth having a discussion.  You're right about DC pizza though, it's pathetic.  As for the T-14 that I know a damn thing about:

Columbia:
1) You have to do 15 minutes of research to figure out whether or not to address their dean of admissions as "Mr." or "Ms."
2) When they waitlist you, they call your category "reserve," a la a fine wine, as opposed to the fine bottle of urine that it really is
3) Judge Alito voted "Most Handsome Columbia Law Grad of the past 50 years" by US Weekly

UChicago:
1) If you need glasses but refuse to wear ones with thick dark rims, you'll have a hard time making friends
2) If you ever leave your bookbag outside, you run the risk of finding BOTH fellow students and homeless guys pissing on your books
3) The university pub doesn't serve whiskey, on the supposedly "Irish" southside - give me a break!

UVA:
1) Its intellectual horizon hits a brick wall at the Mason-Dixon line
2) Frat boys steal that jack-o-lantern that took you three hours to carve
3) It's been over 20 years since Ralph Sampson graduated

Northwestern:
1) Their interviews could be done more knowledgeably and personably by Claire, the automated voice of Sprint
2) Attempts at expressing pride in their athletic programs are inevitably followed by wishy-washy qualifications
3) Their refusal to publish class rank lets everybody truly believe that "they're #1!"

Georgetown:
1) Not actually in Georgetown, one of the few presentable parts of DC
2) Your class is not only the same size as Congress, but is capable of exuding equivalent amounts of hot air
3) They insist that students wear uncomfortable Hoya collars at all times for identification purposes
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: alexdn on March 01, 2006, 04:57:43 PM
I live in West Haven now, New Haven isn't bad at all. Then again, I have actual experience there, and all of you are just making assumptions.

I lived 30 minutes from new haven for 18 years. It sucks.

In your opinion.  I just wanted to let people know that not EVERYONE dislikes New Haven.

that's true- i have a friend from high school who went to yale for undergrad, and she thinks it's the greatest place on earth...  to each his own, i guess. 
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: check01 on March 02, 2006, 12:16:52 AM
Cornell:

1) Who?
2) Where?
3) Wha?


Duke:

1) The zombies are coming to get you.
2) Can't shake nagging feeling that "loving it here" is self-delusion bordering on psychotic.
3) Take the 13 other schools combined and you won't find as many people who hate them collectively as hate Duke.


Chicago:

1) Your classmates aren't as smart as they think they are.
2) Neither are you.
3) No time to think about that now, we have finals again this week.


NYU:

1) It takes longer than you think to get used to the smell of piss on the sidewalks.
2) High number of excellent campus bars make forays north infrequent.
3) Government interference in Wash. Sq. Park weed market greatly reduces incentive for excellent customer service.


Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: val on March 02, 2006, 10:33:41 AM
Chicago:

1) Your classmates aren't as smart as they think they are.
2) Neither are you.
3) No time to think about that now, we have finals again this week.

i laughed at this.

me too  ;D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 03, 2006, 07:38:03 AM
Chicago's deep dish pizza is so much better than that greasy paper-thin cardboard stuff they serve in the northeast, it's not even worth having a discussion.  You're right about DC pizza though, it's pathetic.  As for the T-14 that I know a damn thing about:

Columbia:
1) You have to do 15 minutes of research to figure out whether or not to address their dean of admissions as "Mr." or "Ms."
2) When they waitlist you, they call your category "reserve," a la a fine wine, as opposed to the fine bottle of urine that it really is
3) Judge Alito voted "Most Handsome Columbia Law Grad of the past 50 years" by US Weekly


Isnt Alito a Yale Grad
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on March 03, 2006, 08:24:14 AM
Chicago's deep dish pizza is so much better than that greasy paper-thin cardboard stuff they serve in the northeast, it's not even worth having a discussion.  You're right about DC pizza though, it's pathetic.  As for the T-14 that I know a damn thing about:

Columbia:
1) You have to do 15 minutes of research to figure out whether or not to address their dean of admissions as "Mr." or "Ms."
2) When they waitlist you, they call your category "reserve," a la a fine wine, as opposed to the fine bottle of urine that it really is
3) Judge Alito voted "Most Handsome Columbia Law Grad of the past 50 years" by US Weekly


Isnt Alito a Yale Grad

titcr
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on March 03, 2006, 06:40:06 PM
Chicago's deep dish pizza is so much better than that greasy paper-thin cardboard stuff they serve in the northeast, it's not even worth having a discussion.  You're right about DC pizza though, it's pathetic.  As for the T-14 that I know a damn thing about:

Columbia:
1) You have to do 15 minutes of research to figure out whether or not to address their dean of admissions as "Mr." or "Ms."
2) When they waitlist you, they call your category "reserve," a la a fine wine, as opposed to the fine bottle of urine that it really is
3) Judge Alito voted "Most Handsome Columbia Law Grad of the past 50 years" by US Weekly


Isnt Alito a Yale Grad

titcr

so, the most handsome columbia law grad in the past 50 years is not even a columbia law grad. 

doesn't that just make it worse?

181!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: dividebyzero on March 03, 2006, 06:57:43 PM
GULC:
1. It's in DC.
2. Can't be a good sign when one of the prof's admits that "students have been mugged" during the admitted students reception.
3. It's a good thing you're going to law school and will be able to defend yourself in court, because you'll have to sell heroin or commit fraud like everyone else to afford a place to live.

UVA
1. Wayyy-y-y too close to West Virginia!
2. Looks like a plantation, which is not good at all if you're black and wary of being in Virginia in the first place.
3. Local nightlife blows.

Columbia
1. Too close to Harlem...gentrification my ass!
2. See #3 on DC.
3. NYC hates you and your precious car.

UT-Austin
1. Ummm...
2. Well, uh...
3. Oh yeah, I'm not there  :(

God I miss Texas! *sniff*
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on March 09, 2006, 02:39:08 AM

UVA
1. Wayyy-y-y too close to West Virginia!
2. Looks like a plantation, which is not good at all if you're black and wary of being in Virginia in the first place.
3. Local nightlife blows.

Columbia
1. Too close to Harlem...gentrification my ass!
2. See #3 on DC.
3. NYC hates you and your precious car.


um, curious: if ur not black, why are u worried about UVA's plantation-like atmosphere's possible effect on black students? And if you are black, y are u hatin on harlem?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jtoro on April 19, 2006, 04:57:27 PM
Columbia:
1:) Would have to sell your soul to the devil to payback your loans. 
2:) It's in cold, impersonal ass New York city
3:) Everybody is but no one wants to admit that they're Harvard/Yale rejects. 

GULC:
1:) #1 of Columbia applies
2:) For some reason, it's not a part of the very nice and historic main campus.  Instead, they chose to place the LS in a more unsafe/ungentrified part of town. 
3:) It's huge (like 500 students) so it would be hard to develop a personal relationship with the professors, but, then again, this could be a positive; I heard they smell bad!

Harvard:
1:) They know you'd kill to go there, so when they reserve you, they tell you to go ahead and pay a deposit at another school if you don't hear by the deadline.  then, if they choose to let you in, they know you'd forgo that $ and pay another deposit at Harvard.  Pompous elites.
2:) People expect great things if you go to Harvard.  If you don't live up to these high expectations, you might develop a psychological complex later in life. 
3:) With the #3 of GULC applies here too.

Duke:
1:) They're doing construction at the school, so the atmosphere will be vitiated by drills, tractors and nails being hammered.
2:) They took freakin forever to get me my decision, which ended up being the dreaded waitlist.
3:) While salaries are comparable to other T14 schools, the number of employment recruiters is only about half of the average number for T14's.

Virginia:
1:) I wanted to go there, and they rejected me in their first round of rejects.  WTF?
2:) I didn't want to go there anyway!
3:) I wanted to go there and they rejected me in the first round.  WTF!

Yale:
1:) You have about as good a chance of getting in as you do of winning the powerball. 
2:) it's freakin' cold.
3:) You are at the number 1 LS in the country; therefore, your chances of ascending any further have been severely curtailed.  Soon, you find that it's lonely at the top (especially at a school with 150 kids). 

DISCLAIMER: this was all facetious banter. 
       
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: azdezza on April 19, 2006, 05:02:15 PM
Duke:
1:) They're doing construction at the school, so the atmosphere will be vitiated by drills, tractors and nails being hammered. 2:) They took freakin forever to get me my decision, which ended up being the dreaded waitlist.
3:) While salaries are comparable to other T14 schools, the number of employment recruiters is only about half of the average number for T14's.
       

Actually, I was told that all the construction is complete... and it's very pretty I might add  ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: team mvp on April 19, 2006, 05:02:36 PM
Columbia:
1:) Would have to sell your soul to the devil to payback your loans. 
2:) It's in cold, impersonal ass New York city
3:) Everybody is but no one wants to admit that they're Harvard/Yale rejects. 
       

I love how this doesn't apply to me.  :D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: petitschoque on April 19, 2006, 05:52:04 PM
I don't know what the OP's (of the comment you're referring to) intent was but I feel like responding:

um, curious: if ur not black, why are u worried about UVA's plantation-like atmosphere's possible effect on black students?

1. Some people aren't so myopic and self-centered that they can't be concerned about the experience of others on-campus.

Quote
And if you are black, y are u hatin on harlem?

2. Being black and having a soft spot for Harlem don't go hand in hand. They are two separate things.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on April 19, 2006, 06:17:39 PM
I don't disagree...I was just curious to learn more about the poster's motivations for those comments, because I wouldn't expect those identities to be coupled with those views; but that hardly makes them invalid, and I didn't mean to suggest that. Notice I didn't say a non-Black person shouldn't care about UVA's campus appearance, or that a Black person shouldn't dislike Harlem.

I know all Black people don't necessarily like Harlem, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to be surprised and interested in hearing more when/if one expresses that opinion. And I know a non-Black person is capable of sympathizing with the possible reactions and feelings of Black students toward UVA...but if that was the case, I was really really interested to find out from where that interest and compassion stemmed.

And really...if the poster had responded saying they weren't Black, I still would've been interested to hear their beef with harlem, and to know if they'd ever actually been there. Cause just as all Black people are not the same, all of Harlem does not fit the stereotype that some people might hold.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SouthSide on April 19, 2006, 07:31:42 PM
I think it's really weird that people bash Harlem. That may have been more apt 20 years ago, but the neighborhood has completely revitalized. Low crime, lots of new or renewed businesses and cultural attractions, and a great mix of people and community spirit. Harlem is great.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on April 19, 2006, 09:14:50 PM
Columbia:
1:) Would have to sell your soul to the devil to payback your loans. 
2:) It's in cold, impersonal ass New York city
3:) Everybody is but no one wants to admit that they're Harvard/Yale rejects. 

i know i've said this again, but i can't say it enough.

once more for the record,

new york city is the most wonderful place in the world.  if you don't fall in love with the place, it may be an indicator that you have no soul.

Or no money...
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on April 19, 2006, 09:30:13 PM
I think it's really weird that people bash Harlem. That may have been more apt 20 years ago, but the neighborhood has completely revitalized. Low crime, lots of new or renewed businesses and cultural attractions, and a great mix of people and community spirit. Harlem is great.

While its true that crime rates have improved in Harlem thats due to better policing and improved crime rates all over the city.  Some parts of Harlem are admittedly nicer than before, but a large chunk of Harlem is still a dangerous unpleasant place.

"Harlem is great" - this is subjective and I won't argue it, but I wouldn't want my girlfriend/mother/daughter/etc walking there alone or living there FWIW
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ms on April 20, 2006, 08:18:42 PM
Northwestern
1. Nobody remembers to include it on their lists.
2. More focused on Business, you can get a JD without taking the LSAT. For a T14 this seems very strange.
3. Same weather as University of Chicago.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on April 20, 2006, 08:20:01 PM
One thing I don't understand is why people say that everyone at Columbia wanted to be at Yale/Harvard.  Well, no sh*t.  So did everyone at every other T14.  Everyone I spoke to at the NYU admitted student day said they were waiting on Harvard, and would definitely go there if admitted.

i think it's the perception that columbia is very similar to harvard.  nyu seems to have a different feel to it than harvard or columbia, and probably yale as well.

Possibly, although I can't imagine that many NYU students were accepted to Harvard and turned it down (unless they received one of the fellowships).

I agree with you, I don't think many ppl turn down Harvard for any school, other than Yale I guess.

FWIW though I found tons of ppl who took NYU over Stanford and Columbia, but I'm sure you'd find ppl like this at Columbia as well.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 20, 2006, 11:10:21 PM
LOL @ Pancho.  Well done.

Also, Harlem isn't that bad; New York can suck (I'm dying to escape) but really only if you're broke.  Or from the South.  I'm both.

lacoste
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towlie on April 21, 2006, 12:52:40 AM
Chicago:
1) Reputed as conservative
2) Are you really just getting an economics degree?
3) The grading/ranking system

Northwestern:
1) commuter campus
2) COL is insane
3) Chicago weather

Cornell:
1) Cold, cold, cold
2) Was (maybe still is) listed by the Princeton Review as one of the top 10 most competitive law schools
3) "Cornell is an Ivy?"

Penn:
1) Philadelphia
2) Everybody will think you go to Penn State
3) Ivy league sports

Columbia:
1) Location is not as nice as NYU's
2) NYC = first city to be hit by terrorists
3) Harvard penis envy

Georgetown:
1) Shady location (why couldn't they have put it IN Georgetown?!)
2) Ginormous class size
3) Can only do one clinic

Michigan:
1) Oh..so..cold
2) The biggest city nearby is.. Detroit?!
3) Low layman prestige

Virginia:
1) Uhm.. its in Virginia
2) Southern frat boy attitude
3) I hate softball

Berkeley:
1) Earthquakes (the fault goes right under Cal stadium)
2) Larger student/faculty ratio
3) The building is awful, I hear

Stanford:
1) See Berekely #1
2) A tree is your mascot? seriously?
3) Not as strong on the East Coast

Harvard:
1) Constantly trying to prove you are better than Yale
2) The weather
3) You would go to the same school as Dubya

Yale:
1) See Harvard #3
2) Not the best school for practical training
3) Are you getting a law degree or a teaching certificate?


NYU:
1) NYC on a college student's budget
2) Columbia kids will look down on you
3) The Olson twins are gone

Duke:
1) Durham
2) Law school building is eh
3) Need a car

Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jnc18 on April 21, 2006, 01:55:21 AM
THE MOST OFFICIAL LIST:

YALE
1. Nerds
2. Doesn't impress people nearly as much as you thought it would ("It's ranked #1.  Even above Harvard.")
3. Connecticut battles with Delaware for the most irrelevant state on the NE Corridor.

HARVARD
1. Colder than a caribou's nutsack
2. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Yale"
3. Way too prestigious, your head might explode

STANFORD
1. Having to explain how it's actually just as prestigious as Harvard or Yale
2. Motherf*ckin' East Coast 4 Life, Biyatch!
3. "Instead of sending a hold letter or a waitlist or rejection or something, maybe we'll just not say sh*t and assume they'll get the point."

COLUMBIA
1. Hey guys, in case you didn't notice, you're in New York City!
2. Having to sign and send in the "Agreement to go into BigLaw" contract with your tuition deposit
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Harvard"

NYU
1. "Why did you go there instead of Columbia?"
2. "I want to study International Law.  Or Entertainment Law."  Yeah, and I want to study Oral Sex Law.
3. "No actually it's ranked #4.  Yeah, right behind Harvard.  It's really prestigious."

CHICAGO
1. "Hahaha!  What?  Oh, that?  It's called laughter.  Just having fun.  F-U-N.  It's a noun.  It means..."
2. Nerdiest nerds in the city of Nerdville
3. Becoming dependent on Prozac and Adderall

PENN
1. Joe Pa probably doesn't have many years left in him (stolen from Pancho, it's too perfect)
2. If NYC is your successful father, Philly is your uncouth crackhead failure of an uncle
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Columbia"

UVA
1. Not white?  Not preppy?  Not an a**hole?  Tough sh*t.
2. Don't like what tiny Charlottesville has to offer?  Tough sh*t.
3. Possibly 2nd most obnoxious undergrads (Newsflash:  You aren't "Ivy-caliber", "Southern Ivy" or "Public Ivy", you're "Ivy rejects")

MICHIGAN
1. Knowing if you were there 20 years ago, you'd be in a top-3 school.
2. No, seriously.  This isn't funny.  Windchill is negative what?!?
3. Who the f*ck is trying to move to Michigan?

BERKELEY
1. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Stanford.  Stanford sucks, dude."
2. That garbage "Go hyphy, go stupid, go retarded" slang and music
3. "University of California does not care about black people"

DOOK
1. Worst undergraduate population ever (Highest "Do*chebag Rating" in US News)
2. Lacrosse team is having a down season
3. Coack K (aka Ratface), Redick, Laettner, Ferry, Collins, Wojo, etc., etc.

NORTHWESTERN
1. Kellogg's b*tch
2. Those winter winds are more oppressive than Mussolini
3. Ivy League athletics, Big Ten conference

CORNELL
1. Literally located in the worst place in the western hemisphere
2. The sky only varies between shades of gray
3. The butt of the Ivy League

GEORGETOWN
1. Admitting to a layperson that it isn't quite that prestigious.  "No, it's not really in the top 10, but it's in the top 14!"
2. "Hold up, it takes how long to get to the real Georgetown area?"
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of [every other T-14]"
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SouthSide on April 21, 2006, 01:58:28 AM
Nicely done. Very funny.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Base1548 on April 21, 2006, 11:27:12 AM
CHICAGO
1. "Hahaha!  What?  Oh, that?  It's called laughter.  Just having fun.  F-U-N.  It's a noun.  It means..."

Probably the funniest thing I have ever seen on this board. Nice work.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on April 21, 2006, 01:14:13 PM
3. "University of California does not care about black people"

 :D Hahaha, so true, so true. Don't sleep on that hyphy movement tho... ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jnc18 on April 21, 2006, 01:37:47 PM
Hey, congrats on Yale!  It was inevitable, but I did not know you had heard from them.

Go to Harvard, and then you can be one of the people that "casually" slips that into a conversation:

3blindmice:  You want to go get something to eat?
Fellow Harvard Student:  Yeah, sure.  What did you have in mind?
3bm:  I dunno, maybe Italian?  Mexican?  What do you think?
FHS:  Whatever, that's fine.  Or we can go to the Sushi place.
3bm:  This reminds me of when I got into Yale and couldn't decide where to go eat.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on April 21, 2006, 01:48:02 PM
Ha u are too funny. Why not just tattoo "I got into Yale" on my forehead? Or make 50,000 copies of the acceptance letter and do an aerial drop over H's campus? sounds like a great way to make friends  :D 

Im not too sure how Ima choose between the two at this point - Im tryin to make it about where I'd be happier, rather than prestige or selectivity...but I guess those aren't totally separate categories. I'm visiting Yale Monday so hopefully that'll help.

U kno where ur goin yet?

Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jnc18 on April 21, 2006, 01:59:47 PM
Ha u are too funny. Why not just tattoo "I got into Yale" on my forehead? Or make 50,000 copies of the acceptance letter and do an aerial drop over H's campus? sounds like a great way to make friends  :D 

Im not too sure how Ima choose between the two at this point - Im tryin to make it about where I'd be happier, rather than prestige or selectivity...but I guess those aren't totally separate categories. I'm visiting Yale Monday so hopefully that'll help.

U kno where ur goin yet?

I'm going to Harvard.  You should come too.  Done and done.

(On a serious note, going where you'll be happiest is definitely what it's all about)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on April 21, 2006, 02:03:17 PM
...were u at the april admit weekend?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jnc18 on April 21, 2006, 02:22:25 PM
...were u at the april admit weekend?

Heh.... if you were there, PM me what your name be.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: dougiefresh on April 21, 2006, 02:27:48 PM
I'll give it a go

Yale
1. New. Haven.
2. Your friends/family think you're an idiot for going there over HARVARD (OMG!!)
3. You got in b/c you are special and unique.  Just like everyone else.

Harvard
1. You know in your heart that Yale is better, but you got rejected
2. You don't care about rankings, but FUUUCKKK USNWR (#3?!)
3. You meet classmates at a bar in Boston but don't know it b/c you tell one another that you go to school "outside Boston" or "in Cambridge" (just say the name of the damn school...)

Stanford
1. No matter what you do, no one seems to think you're equal to H or Y
2. Palo Alto is wayyyy too expensive for what it is
3. You have a sneaking suspicion that people/schools/firms on the East Coast are talking behind your back

Columbia
1. Morningside Heights was printed in grayscale
2. You are "Harvard Light" and you know it
3. Those uppity NYU bastards are tied with you in USNWR - whatever happened to Ivy prestige?

NYU
1. You would have gone to CLS if you had gotten off that mystical "reserve" list
2. The fire alarm in D'Agostino goes off every day b/c your crazy liberal classmates are lighting their bras/incense/bowls at all times.
3. Your kidney hurts from all the drinking you do in the Village ("at least we have the village...").  Note: you only have one kidney b/c you sold the other to afford life in GV.

Chicago
1. You take consolation from your HYS rejection in your school's rigor. mortis.
2. Your library is hideous, but it stays as long as the St. Louis Arch still stands
3. Everyone obsesses about grades, but no one knows what they mean.

PEnn
1. Philly sucks.  That is all.
2. USNWR is your saving grace b/c you know that Mich/UVa/Boalt have better reps and are probably better overall
3. You give up and decide to ride the Joe Pa prestige.  If you can't beat em, join em...

UVA
1. Schizophrenic culture: East Coast or South? 
2. On a nice sunny day, your retinas are burned by intense sunlight reflecting off of the yellow and pink popped collar polos
3. UG sorostitutes are hot, but carry more diseases than you'd like to count.

Michigan
1. Do not turn left.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.  Thank you for playing "Michigan Left: Or How to Pass Your Destination Only to Have to Make a Damn U-Turn to Get Where You Want"
2. UG population is pretty. ugly
3. HYM?  Those were the days...

Berkeley
1. Your school is pissing away its historical reputation with silly admissions/administrative decisions
2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 
3. The student to your right got extra time on the LSAT to get that 161.

Duke
1. Honorable alumns include: Nixon, Tucker Max, Claude Allen.  Wonderful
2. Your school is now known for lacrosse more than basketball.  #1 in RAPELAW!
3. You secretly spend weekends in Chapel Hill b/c the UG population at your school makes your eyes bleed (and they have the audacity to claim that they are hot *&^%)

Northwestern
1. Your classmates keep telling you how the commute to the school was nothing compared to 20 years ago: "Back in my day, I had to walk through 5 ft of snow, barefoot, uphill both ways..."
2. Your library looks out to Lake Michigan.  You look down to 500 pgs of Con Law reading.  Enjoy the view.
3. The administration secretly wishes it could call it the "Kellogg School of Law"

Cornell
1. The only thing colder than the weather is the student body
2. Play the Ivy Card - but once it's played, it moves to the bottom of the deck.  It'll be awhile before it will work again
3. Because of your location in Bumblefuck, NY, small class size, and ranking at the bottom of the T14, everyone seems to forget about you.

GULC
1. Laypeople are awed by your Georgetown prestige.  You feel guilty.  -1 for your karma count.
2. WTF is a "Law Center"?  Your law "school" isn't even located in the center of anything.
3. GREAT Alumni network! Now only if you were able to actually get to know any of your 10,000 classmates...
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: 3blindmice on April 21, 2006, 02:34:19 PM
2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 

Oooooh...is that how y'all talk about us females? So so cold. Got me laughin, of course, but still  ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: dougiefresh on April 21, 2006, 02:37:26 PM
Oh I'd imagine the insult could easily swing both ways.  Since I'm a guy, I use it the way above.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jnc18 on April 21, 2006, 02:45:20 PM
Solid work, although it does feel highly derivative, I suppose that is unavoidable.

Noteworthy:

2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 
I concur, I can't wait to say this next time I see one.

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2. Your school is now known for lacrosse more than basketball.  #1 in RAPELAW!
WOW...

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3. You secretly spend weekends in Chapel Hill b/c the UG population at your school makes your eyes bleed (and they have the audacity to claim that they are hot sh*t)
Very astute
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: asianlawyer on April 28, 2006, 03:39:39 PM
Penn:
1) Philadelphia
2) Everybody will think you go to Penn State
3) Ivy league sports


After seeing the women in West Philadelphia, you're start to wish you were at Penn State.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on August 13, 2006, 11:43:19 AM
Penn:
1) Philadelphia
2) Everybody will think you go to Penn State
3) Ivy league sports


After seeing the women in West Philadelphia, you're start to wish you were at Penn State.


so why dont your venture outside of w. philadelphia? (by the way not the most happening part of town no matter what Penn and Drexel try and tell you)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 13, 2006, 11:47:44 AM
You know, Philadelphia really isn't all that bad. It's actually surprisingly fun. When I picked Penn, it was in spite of Philly, but now that I am here I love it. Tons of bars, resturants, clubs, and shopping. Lots of different kinds people (it's a very eclectic city) and always stuff to do. I'm liking it a lot.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: John Galt on August 13, 2006, 12:20:40 PM
THE MOST OFFICIAL LIST:

YALE
1. Nerds
2. Doesn't impress people nearly as much as you thought it would ("It's ranked #1.  Even above Harvard.")
3. Connecticut battles with Delaware for the most irrelevant state on the NE Corridor.

HARVARD
1. Colder than a caribou's nutsack
2. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Yale"
3. Way too prestigious, your head might explode

STANFORD
1. Having to explain how it's actually just as prestigious as Harvard or Yale
2. Motherf*ckin' East Coast 4 Life, Biyatch!
3. "Instead of sending a hold letter or a waitlist or rejection or something, maybe we'll just not say sh*t and assume they'll get the point."

COLUMBIA
1. Hey guys, in case you didn't notice, you're in New York City!
2. Having to sign and send in the "Agreement to go into BigLaw" contract with your tuition deposit
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Harvard"

NYU
1. "Why did you go there instead of Columbia?"
2. "I want to study International Law.  Or Entertainment Law."  Yeah, and I want to study Oral Sex Law.
3. "No actually it's ranked #4.  Yeah, right behind Harvard.  It's really prestigious."

CHICAGO
1. "Hahaha!  What?  Oh, that?  It's called laughter.  Just having fun.  F-U-N.  It's a noun.  It means..."
2. Nerdiest nerds in the city of Nerdville
3. Becoming dependent on Prozac and Adderall

PENN
1. Joe Pa probably doesn't have many years left in him (stolen from Pancho, it's too perfect)
2. If NYC is your successful father, Philly is your uncouth crackhead failure of an uncle
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Columbia"

UVA
1. Not white?  Not preppy?  Not an a**hole?  Tough sh*t.
2. Don't like what tiny Charlottesville has to offer?  Tough sh*t.
3. Possibly 2nd most obnoxious undergrads (Newsflash:  You aren't "Ivy-caliber", "Southern Ivy" or "Public Ivy", you're "Ivy rejects")

MICHIGAN
1. Knowing if you were there 20 years ago, you'd be in a top-3 school.
2. No, seriously.  This isn't funny.  Windchill is negative what?!?
3. Who the f*ck is trying to move to Michigan?

BERKELEY
1. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Stanford.  Stanford sucks, dude."
2. That garbage "Go hyphy, go stupid, go retarded" slang and music
3. "University of California does not care about black people"

DOOK
1. Worst undergraduate population ever (Highest "Do*chebag Rating" in US News)
2. Lacrosse team is having a down season
3. Coack K (aka Ratface), Redick, Laettner, Ferry, Collins, Wojo, etc., etc.

NORTHWESTERN
1. Kellogg's b*tch
2. Those winter winds are more oppressive than Mussolini
3. Ivy League athletics, Big Ten conference

CORNELL
1. Literally located in the worst place in the western hemisphere
2. The sky only varies between shades of gray
3. The butt of the Ivy League

GEORGETOWN
1. Admitting to a layperson that it isn't quite that prestigious.  "No, it's not really in the top 10, but it's in the top 14!"
2. "Hold up, it takes how long to get to the real Georgetown area?"
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of [every other T-14]"

Shouldn't stanford and Harvard be switched in order ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: beatthebuckeyes on August 13, 2006, 02:19:08 PM
So here's a short go- but only for the few schools I've actually visited or attended

Michigan
1) Blocked internet access during class.
2) SNOW.
3) Michigan's economy sucks, so if you have a significcant other, that might be rough.

Chicago
1) It's in the middle of Chicago's Southside.... can we say ghetto?
2) It's old...
3) Housing near campus not very nice, housing farther away from campus is pricey.

Northwestern
1) The commute or the cost of living in the middle of downtown Chicago.
2) Lack of community since almost no one has the money to live in the middle of downtown Chicago.
3) Business focused.

Georgetown
1) The area around it shuts down at 5, and there isn't much there before then...
2) Big classes.
3) Catholic institution- places some limits on what can be done there.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 13, 2006, 03:35:01 PM
PENN
1. Joe Pa probably doesn't have many years left in him.


I'm not going to go through seven pages of posts to figure out if this was I joke. But I need to point out that Penn =/= Penn State.

Yes, it is a joke.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on August 13, 2006, 03:36:49 PM
Yes, it is a joke.

Penn?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 13, 2006, 03:39:21 PM
Yes, it is a joke.

Penn?

Sounds like the Temple grad has some Penn penis envy.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ms on August 14, 2006, 11:30:11 AM
Penn lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball so I doubt they will finish in the top ten this year.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on August 14, 2006, 11:34:56 AM
Penn lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball so I doubt they will finish in the top ten this year.

Also, who wants to go to law school in State College, PA?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 14, 2006, 11:38:33 AM
Penn lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball so I doubt they will finish in the top ten this year.

Also, who wants to go to law school in State College, PA?

I'm sorry they rejected you for UG  ;)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on August 14, 2006, 12:09:34 PM
Penn lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball so I doubt they will finish in the top ten this year.

Also, who wants to go to law school in State College, PA?

I'm sorry they rejected you for UG  ;)

HA!  You think I was a good enough student to have even applied there?!  Silly Towelie.  You're a towel.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 14, 2006, 12:12:20 PM
Penn lost a lot of starters on both sides of the ball so I doubt they will finish in the top ten this year.

Also, who wants to go to law school in State College, PA?

I'm sorry they rejected you for UG  ;)

HA!  You think I was a good enough student to have even applied there?!  Silly Towelie.  You're a towel.

<gets a little high>
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on August 20, 2006, 02:44:17 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on August 20, 2006, 04:34:51 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.

Wait...Benjamin Franklin founded Penn?  Do you think he even liked football, or did the whole thing just go awry?


um whatever idunno...PENN does not equal PENN STATE
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on August 20, 2006, 06:14:18 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.

Wait...Benjamin Franklin founded Penn?  Do you think he even liked football, or did the whole thing just go awry?


um whatever idunno...PENN does not equal PENN STATE

So Penn<Penn State?  Is it like a satellite campus?  Cause I'm not going to Penn without Joe Pa.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 20, 2006, 06:22:03 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.

I wish I would have known that before I sent my deposit check. Dammit. They really need to clear that *&^% up on their website.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 20, 2006, 09:13:26 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.

I wish I would have known that before I sent my deposit check. Dammit. They really need to clear that *&^% up on their website.

I know, right?

I think I'm going to go withdraw now.

Let's start a revolution.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on August 20, 2006, 09:33:56 PM
Listen up people for the umpthteenth time PENN= The Univesity of Pennsylavania an Ivy League Institution found by Benjamin Franklin. PENN STATE is PENN STATE. Nitanny Lions and Joe Paterno have no business in a discussion about PENN.

I wish I would have known that before I sent my deposit check. Dammit. They really need to clear that *&^% up on their website.

I know, right?

I think I'm going to go withdraw now.

Let's start a revolution.

Well I thought we were going to kill all our classmates, so it won't matter anyway.

Well, after we kill our classmates and then duel to the death, I'd like a good football team to watch. Not being associated with Joe Pa is unacceptable.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: redemption on November 10, 2006, 03:44:11 PM
This was a good thread, and remarkably accurate too
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ms on November 10, 2006, 04:09:01 PM
I missed this thread. It has been a while. Good call, it is one of the best.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on November 12, 2006, 11:35:10 PM
Though I realize the humor behind the posts...

Cornell is not colder than the Chicago schools, and I'd guess it isn't that much colder than the other New England schools.

And it's surely in the prettiest area, as remote as it may be.

Cornell?  Never heard of it.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ms on November 12, 2006, 11:48:11 PM
Though I realize the humor behind the posts...

Cornell is not colder than the Chicago schools, and I'd guess it isn't that much colder than the other New England schools.

And it's surely in the prettiest area, as remote as it may be.

Cornell?  Never heard of it.

Well it is apparently in New England.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on November 12, 2006, 11:52:07 PM
Though I realize the humor behind the posts...

Cornell is not colder than the Chicago schools, and I'd guess it isn't that much colder than the other New England schools.

And it's surely in the prettiest area, as remote as it may be.

Cornell?  Never heard of it.

Well it is apparently in New England.

Odd.  I'd think that, since I've lived in New England for 18 years of my life, I would've heard of such a school.  Perhaps it's Canadian (the other new England).
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ms on November 12, 2006, 11:54:57 PM
Perhaps it's Canadian (the other new England).

That would explain the complaints about the cold weather.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: squirrelrogue on November 14, 2006, 06:10:02 PM
nyu
1. not as prestigious as columbia, though similarly ranked
2. clerkship placement and law review don't compare to columbia
3. impossible to afford living on or near campus

columbia
1. stuffy, i hear, and might make me feel really stupid
2. way more than i want to spend on rent, and i won't get a merit scholarship
3. great on campus housing that i can't qualify for because their couples policy is stricter than nyu's



what is this strict couples policy?  my S.O. and I are heavily considering Columbia (if we get accepted), but if we had to get different apartments that would be expensive and annoying.  can someone elaborate on problems with columbia's housing policy?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on November 14, 2006, 06:48:59 PM
nyu
1. not as prestigious as columbia, though similarly ranked
2. clerkship placement and law review don't compare to columbia
3. impossible to afford living on or near campus

columbia
1. stuffy, i hear, and might make me feel really stupid
2. way more than i want to spend on rent, and i won't get a merit scholarship
3. great on campus housing that i can't qualify for because their couples policy is stricter than nyu's



what is this strict couples policy?  my S.O. and I are heavily considering Columbia (if we get accepted), but if we had to get different apartments that would be expensive and annoying.  can someone elaborate on problems with columbia's housing policy?

I think that guy's post was a joke.  There isn't a problem with Columbia's housing policy.  As far as I know everyone is guaranteed housing, and there are a limited number of 2 bedrooms and 1 bedrooms that couples have priority for (although they are more expensive), but not every couple is guaranteed to get one of those and might end up with   a studio.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: squirrelrogue on November 14, 2006, 06:54:27 PM
does that include non-married couples?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on November 14, 2006, 06:56:51 PM
does that include non-married couples?

I don't really have specifics but I would assume it doesn't matter.  I don't think 1 bedrooms are that hard to get since they cost like 2k a month in the nice Columbia buildings.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: squirrelrogue on November 14, 2006, 07:02:24 PM
sweet, i'll look into it more if/when it becomes an issue.  thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on November 14, 2006, 07:09:47 PM
sweet, i'll look into it more if/when it becomes an issue.  thanks for the help.

what are your numbers?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: squirrelrogue on November 14, 2006, 07:12:48 PM
172/174, gpa's both around 3.7
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Steve.jd on November 14, 2006, 07:24:45 PM
172/174, gpa's both around 3.7

Oh..I didn't realize both of you were applying.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: squirrelrogue on November 14, 2006, 07:26:01 PM
yeah, that certainly adds an element of uncertainty to it.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: keepup on January 31, 2007, 11:49:49 AM
Tag for reference.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 03, 2007, 02:17:06 PM
I'm going to have to bump you up.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 03, 2007, 06:36:28 PM
I'll have a stab at it:

Yale:
1.) When you try to pick up girls at the bar by dropping the Yale name, you need to then explain why you go to Yale and not Harvard ("Seriously, Yale is better than Harvard, just look at this rankings list I keep in my pocket for moments like this")
2.) New Hellhole Haven
3.) When you realize you don't want to go into academia and find out that Harvard's alumni dominate all other areas of the law.

Stanford:
1.) The west coast affirmative action admit of the T3
2.) All the money you pay to live in Palo Alto, only to see that everything closes by 11
3.) Your former dean couldn't pass the bar.  Can you?

Harvard:
1.) The law school of the greatest university in the world is ranked third...
2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a d0uche and start treating you like one
3.) If you're not a d0uche yet, being at Harvard will make you one

Columbia:
1.) You keep losing faculty to NYU
2.) Public interest law at CLS means learning how to use eminent domain laws to knock down housing projects and public parks so that the new Walmart can be built on that land, all in the "public interest"
3.) Having to always mention you're a Hamilton scholar in order to prove to people you could have gone to Harvard, Stanford, or Yale but didn't feel like it, a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Usual disclaimer, just being facetious.  If they can't take a joke, f!ck 'em.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 03, 2007, 10:50:21 PM
I'll have a stab at it:

Yale:
1.) When you try to pick up girls at the bar by dropping the Yale name, you need to then explain why you go to Yale and not Harvard ("Seriously, Yale is better than Harvard, just look at this rankings list I keep in my pocket for moments like this")
2.) New Hellhole Haven
3.) When you realize you don't want to go into academia and find out that Harvard's alumni dominate all other areas of the law.

Stanford:
1.) The west coast affirmative action admit of the T3
2.) All the money you pay to live in Palo Alto, only to see that everything closes by 11
3.) Your former dean couldn't pass the bar.  Can you?

Harvard:
1.) The law school of the greatest university in the world is ranked third...
2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a feminine hygiene product and start treating you like one
3.) If you're not a feminine hygiene product yet, being at Harvard will make you one

Columbia:
1.) You keep losing faculty to NYU
2.) Public interest law at CLS means learning how to use eminent domain laws to knock down housing projects and public parks so that the new Walmart can be built on that land, all in the "public interest"
3.) Having to always mention you're a Hamilton scholar in order to prove to people you could have gone to Harvard, Stanford, or Yale but didn't feel like it, a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Usual disclaimer, just being facetious.  If they can't take a joke, f!ck 'em.


Hilarious. I'm sure all the future barneys on the board appreciate your substitution of "feminine hygeine product" for the term of common currency here in Boston...

But ours is definitely more fun to say.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 03, 2007, 10:52:04 PM
Corrected.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hank Rearden on February 03, 2007, 10:55:06 PM

2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a d0uche and start treating you like one

3.) ...a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Are these not contradictions?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 03, 2007, 10:59:24 PM

2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a d0uche and start treating you like one

3.) ...a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Are these not contradictions?

Don't you know chicks dig assh0les?  It's the biggest peave of nice guys looking to get laid.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hank Rearden on February 03, 2007, 11:01:51 PM

2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a d0uche and start treating you like one

3.) ...a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Are these not contradictions?

Don't you know chicks dig assh0les?  It's the biggest peave of nice guys looking to get laid.

Well I would care less about my being a d0uche if it meant I could pick up girls with the "I go to Harvard Law School" line. 
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 03, 2007, 11:08:00 PM

Columbia:
1.) You keep losing faculty to NYU
2.) Public interest law at CLS means learning how to use eminent domain laws to knock down housing projects and public parks so that the new Walmart can be built on that land, all in the "public interest"

1) Ooh, major harsh  :P
2) No no no. It's using eminent domain to evict tenants and businesses so COLUMBIA can build on that land! (PS- I just got a really nice booklet in my box about PI at CLS. Have you read it? That should also help combat the CLS = Corporate, NYU = PI stereotype for cross-admits)

Yup, got the pamphlets in it.  I actually think CLS has excellent programs for PI (for my interests, their US Attorney's program for SDNY is an amazing opportunity, though one that NYU also offers).  CLS also has great PI programs for international law and has an established presence in the international PI community.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: H4CS on February 04, 2007, 12:51:58 AM
I deleted out of this thread a while ago.  Here are some updated classics.  By which I mean ramblings which should be discounted:

Penn and Cornell:
1) You're only in the T14 because you're an Ivy and USNews has decided to play along. People correctly assume that you game the rankings more than others.
2) People continually are forced to refer to generic notions of atmosphere and culture in order to not feel bad about turning down money at a school that would have disappointed their parents.
3) People think there's a difference between these schools.  Specifically, people at Penn.

Northwestern:
1) People think you're in Evanston.  Evanston sucks.
2) You're associated with the people who go to Northwestern undergrad.
3) Over half of the nontrads students with work experience that forms that backbone of all of your stats are ultimately those who are seeking a raise, not those with any particular interest in law, making you a b-school backup for those who were pleasantly surprised by their LSAT score.

Virginia, Duke:
1) I never learned anything about you because you're too far in the South.
2) I stand by this decision.
3) Duke sucks.  UVA, I ain't got no quarrel with you.

Stanford:
1) The only people who would choose to live in Palo Alto over Berkeley are the ones there now and you're stuck with them.
2) I love you and you love me and life is good as long as everyone is white and well off and we don't have to worry about dealing with the real world if we avoid working in it before law school or paying for it while we're here.
3) It's so obvious to everyone that you're at the right school for you that you can't understand why anyone would ever choose otherwise and you pity those who did.  It's unclear to you why this is a problem.  You're thinking of getting into est.

Harvard:
1) You've sold your soul to the devil and yet you constantly remind everyone that you're not a sellout and that Harvard is not what they think and that you're not going to end up like they always knew you would.
2) So it turns out that the reason you didn't get laid in undergrad wasn't that you couldn't drop the H-bomb after all.
3) There is so much free booze that you post stupid *&^% like this to LSD.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Harmonium on February 04, 2007, 01:01:22 AM
I deleted out of this thread a while ago.  Here are some updated classics.  By which I mean ramblings which should be discounted:

Penn and Cornell:
1) You're only in the T14 because you're an Ivy and USNews has decided to play along. People correctly assume that you game the rankings more than others.
2) People continually are forced to refer to generic notions of atmosphere and culture in order to not feel bad about turning down money at a school that would have disappointed their parents.
3) People think there's a difference between these schools.  Specifically, people at Penn.

Northwestern:
1) People think you're in Evanston.  Evanston sucks.
2) You're associated with the people who go to Northwestern undergrad.
3) Over half of the nontrads students with work experience that forms that backbone of all of your stats are ultimately those who are seeking a raise, not those with any particular interest in law, making you a b-school backup for those who were pleasantly surprised by their LSAT score.

Virginia, Duke:
1) I never learned anything about you because you're too far in the South.
2) I stand by this decision.
3) Duke sucks.  UVA, I ain't got no quarrel with you.

Stanford:
1) The only people who would choose to live in Palo Alto over Berkeley are the ones there now and you're stuck with them.
2) I love you and you love me and life is good as long as everyone is white and well off and we don't have to worry about dealing with the real world if we avoid working in it before law school or paying for it while we're here.
3) It's so obvious to everyone that you're at the right school for you that you can't understand why anyone would ever choose otherwise and you pity those who did.  It's unclear to you why this is a problem.  You're thinking of getting into est.

Harvard:
1) You've sold your soul to the devil and yet you constantly remind everyone that you're not a sellout and that Harvard is not what they think and that you're not going to end up like they always knew you would.
2) So it turns out that the reason you didn't get laid in undergrad wasn't that you couldn't drop the H-bomb after all.
3) There is so much free booze that you post stupid sh*t like this to LSD.

180.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on February 04, 2007, 09:50:18 AM
I'll have a stab at it:

Yale:
1.) When you try to pick up girls at the bar by dropping the Yale name, you need to then explain why you go to Yale and not Harvard ("Seriously, Yale is better than Harvard, just look at this rankings list I keep in my pocket for moments like this")
2.) New Hellhole Haven
3.) When you realize you don't want to go into academia and find out that Harvard's alumni dominate all other areas of the law.

Stanford:
1.) The west coast affirmative action admit of the T3
2.) All the money you pay to live in Palo Alto, only to see that everything closes by 11
3.) Your former dean couldn't pass the bar.  Can you?

Harvard:
1.) The law school of the greatest university in the world is ranked third...
2.) By telling people you go to Harvard they automatically assume you're a d0uche and start treating you like one
3.) If you're not a d0uche yet, being at Harvard will make you one

Columbia:
1.) You keep losing faculty to NYU
2.) Public interest law at CLS means learning how to use eminent domain laws to knock down housing projects and public parks so that the new Walmart can be built on that land, all in the "public interest"
3.) Having to always mention you're a Hamilton scholar in order to prove to people you could have gone to Harvard, Stanford, or Yale but didn't feel like it, a line which may work with law firms in New York but doesn't work quite as well with that cute chick who has moved onto the HLS grad since speaking with your pathetic ass



Usual disclaimer, just being facetious.  If they can't take a joke, f!ck 'em.



it's f-em...if they can't take a joke but i guess either way will work  :D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 09:53:21 AM
it's f-em...if they can't take a joke but i guess either way will work  :D

I've heard it my way usually.

The important thing is that they get fvcked, regardless of it's in the front or the back.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on February 04, 2007, 10:26:39 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 10:39:25 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D

Military > civilian.  You win  :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 10:43:41 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D

Military > civilian.  You win  :)

You just got CIVpwn3d. Good preparation for getting CivPrown3d?

I know I can't fvck w/ the military.  I won't even try.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on February 04, 2007, 10:50:36 AM
it works for civilians as well...i use it all the time at work...it's a philosophy i live by...it got me in HLS...so f-em if they can't take a joke
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on February 04, 2007, 11:17:19 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D

Military > civilian.  You win  :)

You just got CIVpwn3d. Good preparation for getting CivPrown3d?

I like this terminology.  If it weren't for exams after break this year, I certainly would have been CivPrown3d. 
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 11:19:06 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D

Military > civilian.  You win  :)

You just got CIVpwn3d. Good preparation for getting CivPrown3d?

I like this terminology.  If it weren't for exams after break this year, I certainly would have been CivPrown3d. 

This doesn't bode well for the prospect of having the HLS 1L exam schedule change for next year...  At least maybe we'll have more time to lament over our exams?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 04, 2007, 11:19:21 AM

Penn and Cornell:
1) You're only in the T14 because you're an Ivy and USNews has decided to play along. People correctly assume that you game the rankings more than others.
2) People continually are forced to refer to generic notions of atmosphere and culture in order to not feel bad about turning down money at a school that would have disappointed their parents.
3) People think there's a difference between these schools.  Specifically, people at Penn.



Classic. Thank you.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bass on February 04, 2007, 11:21:52 AM
my way's common in the military...one of my favorites  ;D

Military > civilian.  You win  :)

You just got CIVpwn3d. Good preparation for getting CivPrown3d?

I like this terminology.  If it weren't for exams after break this year, I certainly would have been CivPrown3d. 

This doesn't bode well for the prospect of having the HLS 1L exam schedule change for next year...  At least maybe we'll have more time to lament over our exams?

Nah, everyone's in the same boat.  I probably would have read more often had I known I'd be tested before break.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SugarJ on February 04, 2007, 11:25:47 AM
I'll give it a go


Berkeley

2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 



I'm laughing so hard I'm crying  ;D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on February 04, 2007, 12:25:00 PM
I'll give it a go


Berkeley

2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 



I'm laughing so hard I'm crying  ;D


me too i've heard about the berkely "babes"...
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 04, 2007, 12:33:08 PM
Meh. There are plenty of very attractive women in the Bay area. It's not like your only options are classmates... lawcest rarely ends well, anyhow.

I mean, the attractiveness of women can work against you to. I applied to UCLA, but my most serious concern about attending is that all the women are so god damn hot. I'm from New England, and I'm no prize myself... I need to find a school where the bikini standards are a little lower.

Cornell and Michigan... I love you...


Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SugarJ on February 04, 2007, 12:36:44 PM
Meh. There are plenty of very attractive women in the Bay area. It's not like your only options are classmates... lawcest rarely ends well, anyhow.

I mean, the attractiveness of women can work against you to. I applied to UCLA, but my most serious concern about attending is that all the women are so god damn hot. I'm from New England, and I'm no prize myself... I need to find a school where the bikini standards are a little lower.

Cornell and Michigan... I love you...




Are you saying Cornell and Michigan are lacking in the hotties - or was that love-claim unrelated?  :D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 04, 2007, 12:39:01 PM


Are you saying Cornell and Michigan are lacking in the hotties - or was that love-claim unrelated?  :D


I leave it to you to interpret this as you will. ;-)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: jarhead on February 04, 2007, 01:22:26 PM
well just from my brief stint in Cornell UG there were a lot of hotties at least for the ivy league...Penn had considerably more though...took a road trip to harvard once...ughhhxx...they sure dont look like that chick from good will hunting
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 04, 2007, 01:29:14 PM
Mmm... Minnie Driver.

I'm not suggesting that there aren't a tremendous number of hot n' taut hotties at Cornell (especially undergrad). Just... a little less blonde & bronzed. ;-)

Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 01:37:50 PM
Mmm... Minnie Driver.

I'm not suggesting that there aren't a tremendous number of hot n' taut hotties at Cornell (especially undergrad). Just... a little less blonde & bronzed. ;-)


You mean a little less fake?
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 04, 2007, 01:50:22 PM
Mmm... Minnie Driver.

I'm not suggesting that there aren't a tremendous number of hot n' taut hotties at Cornell (especially undergrad). Just... a little less blonde & bronzed. ;-)


You mean a little less fake?

Diplomacy is a noble art.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Denny Crane on February 04, 2007, 08:06:47 PM
Harvard, updated:

1.) remember that dean at Stanford who couldn't pass the bar?  Yeah, she went to your school and was, according to one of your most famous professors, one of the most brilliant students he's ever had.  Way to go, diploma mill.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ashley06 on February 05, 2007, 12:37:19 PM
Quote
( Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14 )

This applies to all of them:

1.  I'm not good enough.
2.  I'm not smart enough.
3.  Doggone it, they just don't like me. 

 >:(

ETA: I spent 4 years at Cornell undergrad, and most everything you guys say about it here is true.   :-\
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hank Rearden on February 05, 2007, 01:49:47 PM
Quote
( Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14 )

This applies to all of them:

1.  I'm not good enough.
2.  I'm not smart enough.
3.  Doggone it, they just don't like me. 

 >:(

ETA: I spent 4 years at Cornell undergrad, and most everything you guys say about it here is true.   :-\

Maybe you're just too beautiful for them Ashley!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: JTcc on February 05, 2007, 02:00:42 PM
GULC
1. Hmmmm...we have an influx of cash.
2. What should we do with it?
3. Build a gymnasium!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Towelie on February 05, 2007, 02:36:24 PM
GULC
1. Hmmmm...we have an influx of cash.
2. What should we do with it?
3. Build a gymnasium!

That gym rocks.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ACK! on February 05, 2007, 02:40:41 PM
Meh. There are plenty of very attractive women in the Bay area. It's not like your only options are classmates... lawcest rarely ends well, anyhow.

LAWCEST!!!

tytyty. I've been looking for that term and didn't even know it.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: ..... on February 05, 2007, 02:43:04 PM
Meh. There are plenty of very attractive women in the Bay area. It's not like your only options are classmates... lawcest rarely ends well, anyhow.

LAWCEST!!!

tytyty. I've been looking for that term and didn't even know it.

 :D

I didn't realize it was rare.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: JTcc on February 05, 2007, 02:44:19 PM
Yes, that gym does rock.  What does not rock, however, are the piles of antique computer parts that adorn many of the library's secluded study rooms.  Perhaps they could have paid the man who was installing the high-def TV's above the treadmills to remove the dot-matrix printers rendering numerous study carrels inoperable.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hank Rearden on February 05, 2007, 02:51:36 PM
Yes, that gym does rock.  What does not rock, however, are the piles of antique computer parts that adorn many of the library's secluded study rooms.  Perhaps they could have paid the man who was installing the high-def TV's above the treadmills to remove the dot-matrix printers rendering numerous study carrels inoperable.

High-def TVs above the treadmills!  Sweet!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: JTcc on February 05, 2007, 03:08:17 PM
It's true, it's true.  Sure they had to fire a few faculty members to put in the steamroom, but there is nothing Stuart Scott can't teach me...booya Your Honor!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: H4CS on February 05, 2007, 03:46:52 PM
I didn't realize it was rare.

It's not rare here.  Seriously, that could be an also-ran for the top three worst things here.  Stop hooking up with people in your section people.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: WildFool on March 19, 2007, 06:13:32 PM
tag
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on April 03, 2007, 05:14:17 PM
I stumbled across this thread while doing a search for info on UVA, and it is just as hilarious as it was the first time I read it!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SugarJ on April 03, 2007, 05:15:48 PM
I stumbled across this thread while doing a search for info on UVA, and it is just as hilarious as it was the first time I read it!

What? Is the search button back? Lol  :D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on April 03, 2007, 05:20:34 PM
I stumbled across this thread while doing a search for info on UVA, and it is just as hilarious as it was the first time I read it!

What? Is the search button back? Lol  :D

Well, I kinda found it by accident.  Go to the main homepage (the one for the whole site, not just the prelaw board) and enter your terms in the general search box.  It's not as nice as it used to be, but it still gets the job done.  hth :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 03, 2007, 05:49:46 PM
THE MOST OFFICIAL LIST:

YALE
1. Nerds
2. Doesn't impress people nearly as much as you thought it would ("It's ranked #1.  Even above Harvard.")
3. Connecticut battles with Delaware for the most irrelevant state on the NE Corridor.

HARVARD
1. Colder than a caribou's nutsack
2. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Yale"
3. Way too prestigious, your head might explode

STANFORD
1. Having to explain how it's actually just as prestigious as Harvard or Yale
2. Motherf*ckin' East Coast 4 Life, Biyatch!
3. "Instead of sending a hold letter or a waitlist or rejection or something, maybe we'll just not say sh*t and assume they'll get the point."

COLUMBIA
1. Hey guys, in case you didn't notice, you're in New York City!
2. Having to sign and send in the "Agreement to go into BigLaw" contract with your tuition deposit
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Harvard"

NYU
1. "Why did you go there instead of Columbia?"
2. "I want to study International Law.  Or Entertainment Law."  Yeah, and I want to study Oral Sex Law.
3. "No actually it's ranked #4.  Yeah, right behind Harvard.  It's really prestigious."

CHICAGO
1. "Hahaha!  What?  Oh, that?  It's called laughter.  Just having fun.  F-U-N.  It's a noun.  It means..."
2. Nerdiest nerds in the city of Nerdville
3. Becoming dependent on Prozac and Adderall

PENN
1. Joe Pa probably doesn't have many years left in him (stolen from Pancho, it's too perfect)
2. If NYC is your successful father, Philly is your uncouth crackhead failure of an uncle
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Columbia"

UVA
1. Not white?  Not preppy?  Not an a**hole?  Tough sh*t.
2. Don't like what tiny Charlottesville has to offer?  Tough sh*t.
3. Possibly 2nd most obnoxious undergrads (Newsflash:  You aren't "Ivy-caliber", "Southern Ivy" or "Public Ivy", you're "Ivy rejects")

MICHIGAN
1. Knowing if you were there 20 years ago, you'd be in a top-3 school.
2. No, seriously.  This isn't funny.  Windchill is negative what?!?
3. Who the f*ck is trying to move to Michigan?

BERKELEY
1. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Stanford.  Stanford sucks, dude."
2. That garbage "Go hyphy, go stupid, go retarded" slang and music
3. "University of California does not care about black people"

DOOK
1. Worst undergraduate population ever (Highest "Do*chebag Rating" in US News)
2. Lacrosse team is having a down season
3. Coack K (aka Ratface), Redick, Laettner, Ferry, Collins, Wojo, etc., etc.

NORTHWESTERN
1. Kellogg's b*tch
2. Those winter winds are more oppressive than Mussolini
3. Ivy League athletics, Big Ten conference

CORNELL
1. Literally located in the worst place in the western hemisphere
2. The sky only varies between shades of gray
3. The butt of the Ivy League

GEORGETOWN
1. Admitting to a layperson that it isn't quite that prestigious.  "No, it's not really in the top 10, but it's in the top 14!"
2. "Hold up, it takes how long to get to the real Georgetown area?"
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of [every other T-14]"

this is the best one ever!!!!!!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: lindenksv on April 03, 2007, 08:33:30 PM
Georgetown
1. If you want to do anything but PI or work for a non-profit, your interests won't be catered to.
2. The most exciting thing within walking distance is the US Tax Court
3. Commuter campus.

Berkeley
1. It's not Stanford.
2. The building is dilapidated.
3. Hippies

NYU
1. You will waive at the people sitting in the cafes, but you will go home and eat a frozen dinner. Even your couch won't have loose pennies in it.
2. You can't sit in Washington Square without every bum in NYC asking you to "fund" his "organization."
3. We're busy looking cooler than Columbia.

Columbia
1. You'll discover where all the anorexics and kids with anxiety disorder got shipped off to after they finished with the Mayo clinic.
2. You'll have fabulous views from your classrooms...of Harlem
3. After 1L you'll be convinced that your life is completely worthless if you don't get hired by the V5, at which point you will walk into Harlmen by yourself with no reservations at 4am and hope to not come back.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: SuicideNixon on May 01, 2007, 02:09:50 PM
1. the people
2. the stupid crap you have to learn
3. class

applies equally to all law schools
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Princessa1 on May 01, 2007, 03:19:38 PM
Mmm... Minnie Driver.

I'm not suggesting that there aren't a tremendous number of hot n' taut hotties at Cornell (especially undergrad). Just... a little less blonde & bronzed. ;-)


You mean a little less fake?
o there are plenty of blonde bronzed girls...and considering the weather (which makes it unlikely for your skin to get dark or your hair to get light in the natural way) you can bet all your money that a lot of it is FAKE :)
(coming from a cornell alum with really pretty blonde highlights...but i don't fake bake...premature wrinkles are so not cute right now)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Hannibal on July 25, 2007, 05:38:54 PM
Boalt:

1) Hippies
2) Stinky, Bush-hating, VW bus living, nasty haired, protesting, drum circling, jam banding, unneutered, "Dude" saying, pot smoking HIPPIES!
3) Ugly building that should be condemned...crawling with hippies.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: StudentUVA on July 30, 2007, 02:00:23 PM
THE MOST OFFICIAL LIST:

YALE
1. Nerds
2. Doesn't impress people nearly as much as you thought it would ("It's ranked #1.  Even above Harvard.")
3. Connecticut battles with Delaware for the most irrelevant state on the NE Corridor.

HARVARD
1. Colder than a caribou's nutsack
2. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Yale"
3. Way too prestigious, your head might explode

STANFORD
1. Having to explain how it's actually just as prestigious as Harvard or Yale
2. Motherf*ckin' East Coast 4 Life, Biyatch!
3. "Instead of sending a hold letter or a waitlist or rejection or something, maybe we'll just not say sh*t and assume they'll get the point."

COLUMBIA
1. Hey guys, in case you didn't notice, you're in New York City!
2. Having to sign and send in the "Agreement to go into BigLaw" contract with your tuition deposit
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Harvard"

NYU
1. "Why did you go there instead of Columbia?"
2. "I want to study International Law.  Or Entertainment Law."  Yeah, and I want to study Oral Sex Law.
3. "No actually it's ranked #4.  Yeah, right behind Harvard.  It's really prestigious."

CHICAGO
1. "Hahaha!  What?  Oh, that?  It's called laughter.  Just having fun.  F-U-N.  It's a noun.  It means..."
2. Nerdiest nerds in the city of Nerdville
3. Becoming dependent on Prozac and Adderall

PENN
1. Joe Pa probably doesn't have many years left in him (stolen from Pancho, it's too perfect)
2. If NYC is your successful father, Philly is your uncouth crackhead failure of an uncle
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Columbia"

UVA
1. Not white?  Not preppy?  Not an a**hole?  Tough sh*t.
2. Don't like what tiny Charlottesville has to offer?  Tough sh*t.
3. Possibly 2nd most obnoxious undergrads (Newsflash:  You aren't "Ivy-caliber", "Southern Ivy" or "Public Ivy", you're "Ivy rejects")

MICHIGAN
1. Knowing if you were there 20 years ago, you'd be in a top-3 school.
2. No, seriously.  This isn't funny.  Windchill is negative what?!?
3. Who the f*ck is trying to move to Michigan?

BERKELEY
1. "I actually wanted to go here instead of Stanford.  Stanford sucks, dude."
2. That garbage "Go hyphy, go stupid, go retarded" slang and music
3. "University of California does not care about black people"

DOOK
1. Worst undergraduate population ever (Highest "Do*chebag Rating" in US News)
2. Lacrosse team is having a down season
3. Coack K (aka Ratface), Redick, Laettner, Ferry, Collins, Wojo, etc., etc.

NORTHWESTERN
1. Kellogg's b*tch
2. Those winter winds are more oppressive than Mussolini
3. Ivy League athletics, Big Ten conference

CORNELL
1. Literally located in the worst place in the western hemisphere
2. The sky only varies between shades of gray
3. The butt of the Ivy League

GEORGETOWN
1. Admitting to a layperson that it isn't quite that prestigious.  "No, it's not really in the top 10, but it's in the top 14!"
2. "Hold up, it takes how long to get to the real Georgetown area?"
3. "I actually wanted to go here instead of [every other T-14]"

this is the best one ever!!!!!!
Haha this one is great!
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: the squirrel at CLS on July 31, 2007, 10:45:51 AM
I should have tagged this long ago.  :)
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: Mickey Ward on July 31, 2007, 11:41:20 AM
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Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: studymaster on October 15, 2007, 03:38:09 AM
Bump
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: . . . . . . on January 14, 2008, 10:23:51 PM
great thread
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: bt on January 14, 2008, 10:32:52 PM
Quote
Berkeley
1. Your school is pissing away its historical reputation with silly admissions/administrative decisions
2. The student to your left looks like her face caught on fire and she tried to put it out with a fork. 
3. The student to your right got extra time on the LSAT to get that 161.

My personal favorite.
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: BlueGreen on January 28, 2008, 08:46:43 PM
tagsies, admittedly a little late
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: blueskies6 on September 10, 2008, 11:17:04 AM
Yeah, one is an ivy, but nobody gets them mixed up. One school has 300,000 living alumni, the other has an identity crisis. I have never known anyone to confuse the two schools.

Haha that one dude did who thought UPenn was Pennsylvania State University Philadelphia Campus  ;D
Title: Re: Worst 3 Things about each T14
Post by: blueskies6 on September 10, 2008, 01:42:25 PM


When Penn decided they wanted the football team to compete in the Beg Ten.

 :D :D