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Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 12:26:42 PM

Title: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 12:26:42 PM
There are quite a few 1Ls around the board, use this thread to ask us questions about Tulane, NOLA, etc.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 01:00:36 PM
I've read about the cost of living skyrocketing? What would a decent 1 bedroom apartment in a fun and convenient area cost me? Do you need a car?

The rent is higher than it was before the storm, but now the market is being flooded ( :o :o ) with many freshly remodeled uptown apartments/homes and prices are settling down a bit. 

Decent 1BR/1BA will run from $700 to $1200 a month.  You will not *need* a car, but it does make things much easier (grocery trips, etc).  As long as you stay in uptown (I would say 97% of Tulane students live here) you will be within walking distance to restaurants/bars/drug stores.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Whoaz on October 23, 2007, 01:20:28 PM
How unsafe is the Tualne area of NO? I have never been to NO, so I don't know if it is in a good area.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 01:35:39 PM
How unsafe is the Tualne area of NO? I have never been to NO, so I don't know if it is in a good area.

Tulane is in a very nice area.  I have never felt the slightest bit unsafe.  There are certainly areas of NOLA that it would be a mistake to walk through inebriated with a full wallet at the middle of the night, but you really just have to be aware of your surroundings and you should be fine.  The overall crime level is very similar to most other large-ish cities, but it gets a lot of media attention due to high levels of murder and Katrina.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Whoaz on October 23, 2007, 01:38:10 PM
So I take it that UC-Hastings would be more unsafe than Tulane?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 01:41:33 PM
So I take it that UC-Hastings would be more unsafe than Tulane?

I wouldn't say that because I don't know.  I would venture a guess that both schools are perfectly safe.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Whoaz on October 23, 2007, 01:44:35 PM
Let's say the schools are safe, but how about a comparison of the area immediately surrounding the campus "walls" ?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on October 23, 2007, 01:46:36 PM
The immediate area is safe also.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 02:04:21 PM
Let's say the schools are safe, but how about a comparison of the area immediately surrounding the campus "walls" ?

As noted above, the immediate area is safe.  Tulane's "front" is on historic St. Charles and about half of campus is surrounded by numerous million dollar homes.  The other half of campus is surrounded by middle class homes filled with students and NOLA residents.  The area definitely leans on the "young" side.  There are restaurants and bars within walking distance.  The police presence is, understandably, pretty substantial around the bars.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lawboy81 on October 23, 2007, 05:46:57 PM
How would you describe the general vibe on campus?  I realize there probably isn't a "typical" Tulane student but if you had to describe, how would you?  Does the social life revolve around drinking or are there other things to do in NOLA?  Where is Tulane (both professors and students) politically?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 23, 2007, 06:22:55 PM
How would you describe the general vibe on campus?  I realize there probably isn't a "typical" Tulane student but if you had to describe, how would you?  Does the social life revolve around drinking or are there other things to do in NOLA?  Where is Tulane (both professors and students) politically?

I coined the term laid-back gunner as a joke in describing the student body, but it actually fits very well.  Everyone is certainly working very hard, but the student body takes every chance to relax and enjoy themselves.  The student body is also remarkably helpful and I have yet to meet an overly competitive person.  The social life doesn't revolve around drinking, but it is definitely a pretty big part of it.  The food is spectacular, there is live music everywhere, and the city just oozes personality.  Uptown is also pretty active and there are quite a few good jogging/biking routes if that is your sort of thing.  There is something for everybody, but the town specializes in eats, drinks, and music.  The law school is more liberal than not, but its certainly not strongly one way.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: billymahogany on October 24, 2007, 01:58:30 AM
1. Did you get any $$$ from Tulane?  If so, how much and what were your stats?  If not, how much debt are you expecting to have when you graduate?

2. How competitive is the student body?  I read the "laid-back gunner" explanation, but do students steal syllabi or attempt to undermine other students in other ways?  Are grades posted anonymously?

3. How far away from the night-life stuff is the campus area?  Does one need to drive to go out to the fun areas or are they within walking distance?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 24, 2007, 08:20:06 AM
1. Did you get any $$$ from Tulane?  If so, how much and what were your stats?  If not, how much debt are you expecting to have when you graduate?

2. How competitive is the student body?  I read the "laid-back gunner" explanation, but do students steal syllabi or attempt to undermine other students in other ways?  Are grades posted anonymously?

3. How far away from the night-life stuff is the campus area?  Does one need to drive to go out to the fun areas or are they within walking distance?

I received 20k per year with a 3.45/164.  I have been told that those same numbers will receive between 10k and 20k this year.

Not competitive at all.  No one would ever steal anything.  Tulane students want to succeed but I have yet to meet one that would do it at the expense of another.  NOLA's friendly atmosphere transfers right over to the law school.

You will live close to a few bars and restaurants but there are so many fantastic restaurants/bars that you will want a car to go check out what is not within walking distance.  For example, I live on the Carrollton side of uptown and I have probably 25 bars/restaurants within walking distance, but sometimes I want to go to Magazine street or the French quarter - I drive/cab over on these occasions.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: dirix on October 24, 2007, 09:00:58 AM
Hey Truth, where did you go to highschool?  I'm from New Orleans too and I was at Tulane before I transferred to Loyola.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on October 24, 2007, 12:43:47 PM
1. Did you get any $$$ from Tulane?  If so, how much and what were your stats?  If not, how much debt are you expecting to have when you graduate?

2. How competitive is the student body?  I read the "laid-back gunner" explanation, but do students steal syllabi or attempt to undermine other students in other ways?  Are grades posted anonymously?

3. How far away from the night-life stuff is the campus area?  Does one need to drive to go out to the fun areas or are they within walking distance?

What's up, y'all..  I'm a 1L as well, so I'll drop by to answer some questions.  Anything to do a little more procrastination on Crim Law...

1. Yeah, I received $$.  PM me if you want specific details on money or stats.  I'm paranoid in my old age.  Debt's going to be pretty nasty, but I charted it out and with the money they are giving me, it wasn't any worse than other schools I was accepted to.

2.  Haha..  stealing syllabi..  haha..  no way.  The students definetly work hard, but if you need some help, people are more than happy to help you out.  No undermining involved.  I think the students are my fav part about Tulane so far.  Everyone is very laid-back, but they know what it takes to work hard and get the job done as well.

3.  You can get to night-life by walking anywhere in uptown.  It's integrated throughout the campus area.

If anyone has any more questions, keep posting on here or PM me.  ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lawboy81 on October 24, 2007, 05:54:58 PM
Is everyone at Tulane aiming for Biglaw?  I'm kind of interested in JAG or becoming a prosecutor so my main concern with Tulane is the cost.  I'm also kind of curious about Admiralty law.  Does anyone have friends who are concentrating in that?  Do they like it and what are their career prospects?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 24, 2007, 08:21:55 PM
Is everyone at Tulane aiming for Biglaw?  I'm kind of interested in JAG or becoming a prosecutor so my main concern with Tulane is the cost.  I'm also kind of curious about Admiralty law.  Does anyone have friends who are concentrating in that?  Do they like it and what are their career prospects?

0Ls focus on getting BIGLAW.  I think most people in the top half are going to look at BIGLAW and probably see what they could get, but I don't think too many students are really aiming for it.  I find most people just want interesting, gainful employment - and BIGLAW doesn't always bring both of these.

I am 99% doing JAG.  I don't know if I would be doing JAG if I didn't have the scholarship I have.

I might actually focus on Admiralty Law.  Job prospects for admiralty law are very good, you just have to get your name out there.  Obviously all good admiralty work is on a coast though, and these locations come with some high costs of living, etc.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lawboy81 on October 25, 2007, 07:40:03 AM
Thanks for all the information.  I'm going to apply.  Whether I go there or not will depend on $$ and where else I get in but I think I'd be happy there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Fordham4life on October 29, 2007, 09:13:50 AM
Placement in NYC?  Is NOLA as dirty as I hear?  Scholarship for 4.0/160?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 29, 2007, 09:21:05 AM
I am assuming you are from NYC or at least want to be there...

Tulane places well in NYC given its location, but not as well as Fordham.
NYC and NOLA are both dirty in their own ways, NOLA is not a clean cut city, but a lot of its charm comes from this "dirtiness".
Scholarship is certainly possible, and maybe even likely.  I would retake with such a GPA, but thats me.

Edit: Scholarship would be in the 5k-20k range if admissions are similar to last year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Fordham4life on October 29, 2007, 10:00:04 AM
LSAT was at the top of my practice tests.  Place better than Brooklyn in NYC?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on October 29, 2007, 10:10:35 AM
Eh.  In NYC Tulane places about as well as Brooklyn (maybe a little worse).  Tulane is special because it places very well in its own geographic backyard (Texas, Louisiana, Miss, Florida), and it also places well on the East Coast (NYC in particular).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Fordham4life on November 02, 2007, 02:55:47 PM
I sent in my application to Tulane today, maybe I will fall in love with the South and stay.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on December 02, 2007, 10:59:55 PM
Any acceptances yet?  Taking questions while studying for exams...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: billymahogany on December 02, 2007, 11:07:55 PM
Any acceptances yet?  Taking questions while studying for exams...

0 so far this cycle (on LSN, at least).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on December 03, 2007, 01:13:52 AM
I was originally told that they would begin reviewing applications the first of December, so I would figure that they will start taking a look at apps this week.  First acceptances went out last year in the middle of December, so I would bet that it is probably similar this year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: billymahogany on December 03, 2007, 01:29:40 AM
I was originally told that they would begin reviewing applications the first of December, so I would figure that they will start taking a look at apps this week.  First acceptances went out last year in the middle of December, so I would bet that it is probably similar this year.

"We typically begin reviewing files in November and announce decisions throughout the spring months"-- according to an email they sent me after I went complete in October.  Uggh, this waiting game is the worst.  Hopefully we'll hear something in the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on December 03, 2007, 07:33:53 AM
I was originally told that they would begin reviewing applications the first of December, so I would figure that they will start taking a look at apps this week.  First acceptances went out last year in the middle of December, so I would bet that it is probably similar this year.

"We typically begin reviewing files in November and announce decisions throughout the spring months"-- according to an email they sent me after I went complete in October.  Uggh, this waiting game is the worst.  Hopefully we'll hear something in the next couple weeks.

I got that email as well early last month.  I think they are lying, since I have read multiple places on their website (I think it was there at least) that they don't start reviewing apps until December.  Hopefully they start sending out decisions soon though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on December 04, 2007, 12:03:43 PM
Damn, premature bump then...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on December 04, 2007, 12:07:41 PM
Make sure to post here if you get any responses from Tulane!  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on December 20, 2007, 04:57:34 PM
Now a less premature bump...looks like acceptances are in.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on December 20, 2007, 07:09:21 PM
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looks like acceptances are in.

Correct - I received an email earlier this afternoon. I hadn't expected a decision until after the new year, so this came as a surprise.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on December 20, 2007, 07:43:57 PM
good deal for all of you. I go to Tulane now for undergrad, so if you have questions you can ask me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on December 20, 2007, 07:53:08 PM
Accepted to today; extremely excited.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on December 20, 2007, 07:58:09 PM
Congrats to those accepted today.

Although, it is somewhat surprising to see them accept a 157 LSAT this early.  What soft factors do you have, if you don't mind me asking?  You've got a great GPA and a WL at ND, so whatever it is you must have put together a very strong application.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on December 20, 2007, 09:17:48 PM
I'm pretty normal and don't stand out too much. However, I did visit both Notre Dame and Tulane in 2006 so I namedropped a bit. My story is that I was an athlete at a top program and chose to pursue law school instead of athletics. I got hell for it but I'm very excited that it has paid off. In my ps, I mentioned that my roommate at college (before I made this decision) was recently drafted in the first round of the MLB draft and mentioned a couple of other players who went to my school and who I have played with. Taken two years of Latin and got four solid letters of rec I think. Oh yeah, I like to write too and had a piece published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else or any other info! YAY TULANE!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on December 20, 2007, 09:43:05 PM
Sounds like you have some solid EC's.

Congrats though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on December 20, 2007, 10:01:49 PM
Thanks and trust me, you and everyone else will be getting your acceptances very soon. I'll be right there with you and all of ya'll to celebrate!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on December 21, 2007, 08:31:20 PM
Thanks for the congrats and the info about visiting? Is it okay if I e-mail you or pm you with some questions?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on December 29, 2007, 10:25:13 PM
Congrats on the acceptances!

I hope you all come visit Tulane.  Like WaveLaw, that's what really sold it for me.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: camdiz on December 31, 2007, 09:15:21 AM
hi guys, did anyone who applied/was accepted to Tulane write diversity statements?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on December 31, 2007, 08:02:45 PM
I haven't heard anything from them yet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 09, 2008, 07:09:46 PM
In at Tulane today!!!!!

HOLY CRAP!!!!

Tulane is my top school and was a really big reach for me (3.04/161), so getting an acceptance at all was unexpected, getting one this early is unbelievable.

There is a very good chance (probably 90%) that I will be there in the fall.

I will definitely be using the travel voucher, even though I already visited a couple months ago.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 09, 2008, 07:19:25 PM
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Tulane is my top school and was a really big reach for me (3.04/161), so getting an acceptance at all was unexpected, getting one this early is unbelievable.


Congratulations!


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hi guys, did anyone who applied/was accepted to Tulane write diversity statements?

I did not. Also, I submitted the same personal statement to Tulane as I did to the other schools to which I applied, about two double-spaced pages. Tulane suggests, as a loose guideline, a much shorter personal statement -- around 250 words if I recall correctly.


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 09, 2008, 07:25:52 PM
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hi guys, did anyone who applied/was accepted to Tulane write diversity statements?

I did not. Also, I submitted the same personal statement to Tulane as I did to the other schools to which I applied, about two double-spaced pages. Tulane suggests, as a loose guideline, a much shorter personal statement -- around 250 words if I recall correctly.




I did submit a diversity statement (probably didn't do much, just a boring white kid from the suburbs here) and I submitted my personal statement that I sent to every other school.  Before I applied I asked a bunch of people on here who are current 1L's at Tulane what they did, and the 3 or 4 responses I got all said that they sent in the same PS as they did to the other schools that they applied to.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 09, 2008, 07:55:08 PM
Congrats! just visited today actually in the quarter now. very nice place i hope i hear back soon
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 09, 2008, 08:25:38 PM
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Before I applied I asked a bunch of people on here who are current 1L's at Tulane what they did, and the 3 or 4 responses I got all said that they sent in the same PS as they did to the other schools that they applied to.


I think I remember reading that thread  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 09, 2008, 09:32:12 PM
Congrats everyone, if you have any questions about anything Tulane - just ask.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 09, 2008, 09:41:22 PM
Why the hell have they not accepted me yet? What are they waiting for? I want blues and po' boy sandwiches already!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 09, 2008, 10:18:16 PM
Why the hell have they not accepted me yet? What are they waiting for? I want blues and po' boy sandwiches already!!!  >:( >:( >:(

The question is why havent you withdrawn yet?  Quit taking someone else's spot... you have a fordham acceptance already.
Because Tulane FT with 90-ish k in aid is much better than Fordham PT. I don't complain about people who took "my" GULC spot, please don't complain about me taking "someone else's" Fordham spot.  >:(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 09, 2008, 10:23:29 PM
I didn't write a diversity statement. I was accepted.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 09, 2008, 11:49:02 PM
Why the hell have they not accepted me yet? What are they waiting for? I want blues and po' boy sandwiches already!!!  >:( >:( >:(

The question is why havent you withdrawn yet?  Quit taking someone else's spot... you have a fordham acceptance already.
Because Tulane FT with 90-ish k in aid is much better than Fordham PT. I don't complain about people who took "my" GULC spot, please don't complain about me taking "someone else's" Fordham spot.  >:(

Thats because you have a 163, you had no shot at GU
Right. Because that's not their PT program's 25%.  ::)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: XxWaitlistedxX on January 10, 2008, 07:35:09 AM
Hey guys

I'm really looking closely at Tulane.  My focus is on International/Comparative Law involving China.  How does the Asian Law program stack up?  Also, I won't be getting any aid, so is the program worth it for me?  I'm not interested in European law...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 10, 2008, 08:45:20 AM
On one of the videos they say that no matter where you are planning to practice internationally, that Tulane is one of the top 5 names in Intl Law so I definately think it will be worth your while.

On the general side, alright ladies and gentleman. who is excited about the travel voucher that Tulane provides and when will everyone be visiting?? I'm looking at the March 28th weekend (my birthday weekend) and would love to meet some LSD and LSNers down in the Crescent City for drinks at The Boot and maybe a stroll on Bourbon Street!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 08:47:33 AM
On one of the videos they say that no matter where you are planning to practice internationally, that Tulane is one of the top 5 names in Intl Law so I definately think it will be worth your while.

On the general side, alright ladies and gentleman. who is excited about the travel voucher that Tulane provides and when will everyone be visiting?? I'm looking at the March 28th weekend (my birthday weekend) and would love to meet some LSD and LSNers down in the Crescent City for drinks at The Boot and maybe a stroll on Bourbon Street!
Please tell me more about this travel voucher. Is the travel voucher contingent on accepting an offer there?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 10, 2008, 08:55:55 AM
On one of the videos they say that no matter where you are planning to practice internationally, that Tulane is one of the top 5 names in Intl Law so I definately think it will be worth your while.

On the general side, alright ladies and gentleman. who is excited about the travel voucher that Tulane provides and when will everyone be visiting?? I'm looking at the March 28th weekend (my birthday weekend) and would love to meet some LSD and LSNers down in the Crescent City for drinks at The Boot and maybe a stroll on Bourbon Street!
Please tell me more about this travel voucher. Is the travel voucher contingent on accepting an offer there?

It is not.  It is a voucher that will pay up to $300 for your airfare or car mileage (@ $.445 cents per mile), but only applicable if you visit during one of the three "Visiting Day" programs.  It does not include hotel accomodations, but it says that they can put you in touch with current students who are willing to house prospective students for the weekend.

jcheste8, I will probably be there for the 3/28 weekend as well (3 days after my birthday) unless I get some unexpected money from a couple schools and they have their ASW that weekend, in which case I will be there the next weekend.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 10, 2008, 08:59:29 AM




It is not.  It is a voucher that will pay up to $300 for your airfare or car mileage (@ $.445 cents per mile), but only applicable if you visit during one of the three "Visiting Day" programs.  It does not include hotel accomodations, but it says that they can put you in touch with current students who are willing to house prospective students for the weekend.

jcheste8, I will probably be there for the 3/28 weekend as well (3 days after my birthday) unless I get some unexpected money from a couple schools and they have their ASW that weekend, in which case I will be there the next weekend.
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Haha Hurley, I was just about to quote that as well. So yeah you don't have to accept the offer to travel down there for free. Heck of a deal personally. I've visited the school before but really looking forward to seeing the students and prospects for housing. A weekend in New Orleans sounds quite grand right now to me. I'll PM you closer to March Hurley to see if your plans are still the same man.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 09:01:01 AM
On one of the videos they say that no matter where you are planning to practice internationally, that Tulane is one of the top 5 names in Intl Law so I definately think it will be worth your while.

On the general side, alright ladies and gentleman. who is excited about the travel voucher that Tulane provides and when will everyone be visiting?? I'm looking at the March 28th weekend (my birthday weekend) and would love to meet some LSD and LSNers down in the Crescent City for drinks at The Boot and maybe a stroll on Bourbon Street!
Please tell me more about this travel voucher. Is the travel voucher contingent on accepting an offer there?

It is not.  It is a voucher that will pay up to $300 for your airfare or car mileage (@ $.445 cents per mile), but only applicable if you visit during one of the three "Visiting Day" programs.  It does not include hotel accomodations, but it says that they can put you in touch with current students who are willing to house prospective students for the weekend.

jcheste8, I will probably be there for the 3/28 weekend as well (3 days after my birthday) unless I get some unexpected money from a couple schools and they have their ASW that weekend, in which case I will be there the next weekend.
Hmm... This sounds like a nice program. I'm not 100% sure I want to crash at some kid's dorm in NOLA, but then again, it might give a better impression of what LS life is like.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 09:20:23 AM
Hmm... This sounds like a nice program. I'm not 100% sure I want to crash at some kid's dorm in NOLA, but then again, it might give a better impression of what LS life is like.

Less than 2% of students live on campus, so you would likely at least get a couch.  Most of the students live in old homes/split homes (my house is 130 years old).

That said, the accepted student website had some pretty amazing hotel deals last year.  I think I stayed in the quarter for $70 a night.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 09:21:13 AM
Hmm... This sounds like a nice program. I'm not 100% sure I want to crash at some kid's dorm in NOLA, but then again, it might give a better impression of what LS life is like.

Less than 2% of students live on campus, so you would likely at least get a couch.  Most of the students live in old homes/split homes (my house is 130 years old).

That said, the accepted student website had some pretty amazing hotel deals last year.  I think I stayed in the quarter for $70 a night.
Yeah?! That's awesome! :) I can't wait to see the school.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 09:40:15 AM
Hey guys

I'm really looking closely at Tulane.  My focus is on International/Comparative Law involving China.  How does the Asian Law program stack up?  Also, I won't be getting any aid, so is the program worth it for me?  I'm not interested in European law...

Truthfully - Europe is Tulane's strength.  China, though, is one Asian country that Tulane has some connections.  I would contact the school (the admissions people would forward you to the right professor.)

International law jobs are difficult to obtain for everyone.  If you have connections to China, speak the language(s), etc - you are ahead of the game and will have shot with any American JD.  Again, contact Tulane and see if you can get a better feel for the program.

On the top 5 international law thing - I wouldn't put much faith in this (not saying we aren't but these type of rankings are universally junk).  Our comparative law program is certainly one of the best, but that only gives a smallish (+5-10%) boost in international law placement.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 09:58:09 AM
Question for Botbot - I am a craigslist junkie, so I've already been browsing the Nola craigslist housing section. It looks pretty dismal - I thought it would be more like Austin's craigslist with tons of cute little houses to rent.

So what other sources do you use to find rental houses/duplexes? I am not an apartment person

<------and neither is Mr. Bill.

It is far more difficult to find a place to rent during the school year than it will be this summer - although there are a few quality places available that I pass on my way to Tulane everyday.

If craigslist isn't working out - check http://www.latter-blum.com/home.aspx .  The accepted student website will also have a "for lease" section where some local people post up their homes.

All of that said, the best way to find a place in NOLA is simply to drive around the garden district and look for "FOR RENT" signs.  You must visit the home before you rent here in NOLA - some outsides of homes may look amazing but the inside will be falling apart (old home syndrome).  Also you need to check out your immediate neighbors - the garden district runs the gambit on income levels.  There are $40,000 homes within blocks of $4,000,000 homes.

I will post up my housing journey when I get out of property - I think it is the best way to explain finding NOLA uptown homes.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 10:00:30 AM
Question for Botbot - I am a craigslist junkie, so I've already been browsing the Nola craigslist housing section. It looks pretty dismal - I thought it would be more like Austin's craigslist with tons of cute little houses to rent.

So what other sources do you use to find rental houses/duplexes? I am not an apartment person

<------and neither is Mr. Bill.

It is far more difficult to find a place to rent during the school year than it will be this summer - although there are a few quality places available that I pass on my way to Tulane everyday.

If craigslist isn't working out - check http://www.latter-blum.com/home.aspx .  The accepted student website will also have a "for lease" section where some local people post up their homes.

All of that said, the best way to find a place in NOLA is simply to drive around the garden district and look for "FOR RENT" signs.  You must visit the home before you rent here in NOLA - some outsides of homes may look amazing but the inside will be falling apart (old home syndrome).  Also you need to check out your immediate neighbors - the garden district runs the gambit on income levels.  There are $40,000 homes within blocks of $4,000,000 homes.

I will post up my housing journey when I get out of property - I think it is the best way to explain finding NOLA uptown homes.
This is why I can't comprehend how I am going to move to NOLA while living in NYC. It seems like it would take a while to find a decent place; and with no links to NOLA, I don't see how I can find a decent place to live unless it's a dorm. :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 10:51:00 AM
I came down (with the SO) for a quick 2.5 day vacation in NOLA.  Before we left, we contacted every home on Craigslist that sounded like something we could live in and set up a meeting time.  We had about 8 homes views set up by the time we left.  The night we got in, we drove around and found 3-4 homes we were going to try and view the next day.

The entire next day was spent viewing homes.  In our price range ($1000-1700 - note: we already had a roommate ready) we saw both amazing homes and complete dumps.  The rent wanted was not a good indicator on the home quality either.  There were 1000 sf two bedrooms with shag carpet in mediocre areas listed at $1600 (which happened to be the first place we looked - scared the *&^% out of us).

Then, when viewing this very nice little split a block from Magazine St (it was unfortunately too small), the leasing woman said she had another place that was similarly priced and bigger.  We drove up to this place and it looked downright awful.  The outside had been prepped for paint and then left alone for months - there was a hideous stucko porch - it was a wreck.  Then we walked inside...  130 year old wood floors - maintained perfectly.  Beautiful intricate molding around every door and window.  It was amazing.  Then the leasing agent explained the best feature of all - no neighbors for at least a year.  Even so, this was only the second or third best home we saw... 

There was an amazing camel back surrounded by mansions, but the owner was French/insane.  There was a place super close to school that would have worked (except they said no animals at all).  So we went with the place described above and it has really worked out well.  They still haven't painted the outside ( ??? ) but we still don't have neighbors.

Bearly: Coming down from New York will be tough, but if you get to the point where you are looking for places and you need someone to run by a home and check it out for you/snap pictures - PM me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 10:54:27 AM
I came down (with the SO) for a quick 2.5 day vacation in NOLA.  Before we left, we contacted every home on Craigslist that sounded like something we could live in and set up a meeting time.  We had about 8 homes views set up by the time we left.  The night we got in, we drove around and found 3-4 homes we were going to try and view the next day.

The entire next day was spent viewing homes.  In our price range ($1000-1700 - note: we already had a roommate ready) we saw both amazing homes and complete dumps.  The rent wanted was not a good indicator on the home quality either.  There were 1000 sf two bedrooms with shag carpet in mediocre areas listed at $1600 (which happened to be the first place we looked - scared the poo out of us).

Then, when viewing this very nice little split a block from Magazine St (it was unfortunately too small), the leasing woman said she had another place that was similarly priced and bigger.  We drove up to this place and it looked downright awful.  The outside had been prepped for paint and then left alone for months - there was a hideous stucko porch - it was a wreck.  Then we walked inside...  130 year old wood floors - maintained perfectly.  Beautiful intricate molding around every door and window.  It was amazing.  Then the leasing agent explained the best feature of all - no neighbors for at least a year.  Even so, this was only the second or third best home we saw... 

There was an amazing camel back surrounded by mansions, but the owner was French/insane.  There was a place super close to school that would have worked (except they said no animals at all).  So we went with the place described above and it has really worked out well.  They still haven't painted the outside ( ??? ) but we still don't have neighbors.

Bearly: Coming down from New York will be tough, but if you get to the point where you are looking for places and you need someone to run by a home and check it out for you/snap pictures - PM me.
Dude... That's an absurdly nice offer. Thank you so much. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 10, 2008, 03:48:37 PM
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The rent wanted was not a good indicator on the home quality either.

This is certainly the impression I've gotten after browsing on Craigslist.

Botbot, if I recall you've mentioned in previous posts that you are located in Carrolton: how do you like the neighborhood? On previous visits to NOLA I've stayed right around Audubon Park, but have not explored much further north or west from there. Also, it sounds as if you have pets -- any advice for dog owners looking for housing? From what I've seen, many of the splits allow pets, and often have fenced yards, which is great.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 04:14:25 PM
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The rent wanted was not a good indicator on the home quality either.

This is certainly the impression I've gotten after browsing on Craigslist.

Botbot, if I recall you've mentioned in previous posts that you are located in Carrolton: how do you like the neighborhood? On previous visits to NOLA I've stayed right around Audubon Park, but have not explored much further north or west from there. Also, it sounds as if you have pets -- any advice for dog owners looking for housing? From what I've seen, many of the splits allow pets, and often have fenced yards, which is great.

Carrolton is great.  We have more than our fair share of the famous uptown restaurants.  I can be at school in 5 minutes by car, and its only a 15-20 minute walk to the Tulane bars.  No complaints at all.

You will have to look a little harder as a dog owner, but it shouldn't be a problem.  If your dog isn't a jumper (ie won't jump a chain link fence) you should have plenty of options.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 10, 2008, 04:31:01 PM
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and its only a 15-20 minute walk to the Tulane bars.

Well, since you brought it up.... Where should I grab a drink when I come to visit? Staggering around the Quarter with a Pat O's hurricane in a plastic cup has its appeal, but a cozy neighborhood bar is more what I have in mind. Any suggestions?

And thanks to all who've posted - lot's of great information in this thread, an in the "Tulane class of 2010" thread as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 10, 2008, 04:33:12 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 10, 2008, 06:59:00 PM
I've never gone to the boot yet, and I don't plan on going.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 10, 2008, 07:03:31 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 07:10:29 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 10, 2008, 09:22:21 PM
i am also interested in this practice ha ha. that sounds amazing. the quarter is too over priced should have spent more time near tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: n/a on January 10, 2008, 09:47:48 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....

Im pretty sure its friday afternoons... 3 for 1s
And tons of high school girls there, holla!  Ive been there 2 or 3 times I think.

Most bars outside the quarter are reasonably priced.. from your POV, coming from NY youll probably find them to be hella cheap.


Theres a rectangle you want to stay between looking for houses, and here it is:

Walking Distance:
Between St. Charles and Claiborne/Between Nashville and Carrolton.

If you plan on driving you can extend a few blocks further than that, but dont go too far north, south, or west, because it gets a little shady... further east past nashville is fine.


PS - I got a 2 story house to myself about a 10 minute walk from campus and wouldnt mind letting one of you crash when you come down here.  PM me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 09:50:20 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....

Im pretty sure its friday afternoons... 3 for 1s
And tons of high school girls there, holla!  Ive been there 2 or 3 times I think.

Most bars outside the quarter are reasonably priced.. from your POV, coming from NY youll probably find them to be hella cheap.


Theres a rectangle you want to stay between, and here it is:

Walking Distance:
Between St. Charles and Claiborne/Between Nashville and Carrolton.

If you plan on driving you can extend a few blocks further than that, but dont go too far north, south, or west, because it gets a little shady... further east past nashville is fine.


PS - I got a 2 story house to myself about a 10 minute walk to campus and wouldnt mind hosting one of you when you come down here.  PM me.
LOL... didn't we just female dog each other out last night, n/a?

That said, how much are you shelling out for your house down there? Are there any apartments in the area? I have never lived in a house in my life and I am not sure if I am ready to for Law School.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: n/a on January 10, 2008, 09:55:35 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....

Im pretty sure its friday afternoons... 3 for 1s
And tons of high school girls there, holla!  Ive been there 2 or 3 times I think.

Most bars outside the quarter are reasonably priced.. from your POV, coming from NY youll probably find them to be hella cheap.


Theres a rectangle you want to stay between, and here it is:

Walking Distance:
Between St. Charles and Claiborne/Between Nashville and Carrolton.

If you plan on driving you can extend a few blocks further than that, but dont go too far north, south, or west, because it gets a little shady... further east past nashville is fine.


PS - I got a 2 story house to myself about a 10 minute walk to campus and wouldnt mind hosting one of you when you come down here.  PM me.
LOL... didn't we just female dog each other out last night, n/a?

That said, how much are you shelling out for your house down there? Are there any apartments in the area? I have never lived in a house in my life and I am not sure if I am ready to for Law School.

Yea, I like arguing and was in a bad mood... its the internet, I got no problems with anyone.

Im living out of a carriage house of a family friend, so Im paying exactly 0 dollars/month.  No apartments around campus.  In fact, other than housing projects in the outskirts, I dont know if Ive ever seen a single apartment complex.

Its weird here.  Everyone lives in houses, just the way it goes.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 09:59:04 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....

Im pretty sure its friday afternoons... 3 for 1s
And tons of high school girls there, holla!  Ive been there 2 or 3 times I think.

Most bars outside the quarter are reasonably priced.. from your POV, coming from NY youll probably find them to be hella cheap.


Theres a rectangle you want to stay between, and here it is:

Walking Distance:
Between St. Charles and Claiborne/Between Nashville and Carrolton.

If you plan on driving you can extend a few blocks further than that, but dont go too far north, south, or west, because it gets a little shady... further east past nashville is fine.


PS - I got a 2 story house to myself about a 10 minute walk to campus and wouldnt mind hosting one of you when you come down here.  PM me.
LOL... didn't we just female dog each other out last night, n/a?

That said, how much are you shelling out for your house down there? Are there any apartments in the area? I have never lived in a house in my life and I am not sure if I am ready to for Law School.

Yea, I like arguing and was in a bad mood... its the internet, I got no problems with anyone.

Im living out of a carriage house of a family friend, so Im paying exactly 0 dollars/month.  No apartments around campus.  In fact, other than housing projects in the outskirts, I dont know if Ive ever seen a single apartment complex.

Its weird here.  Everyone lives in houses, just the way it goes.
I like arguing too. Glad we got past that bs.

So everyon lives win houses? That sounds awfully prestigious. People rent houses out for reasonable rates? How much should I expect to pay monthly for a place where I could take a pretty undegrad and not be embarassed about t?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: n/a on January 10, 2008, 10:05:47 PM
I'll meet anyone, but I will not go to the boot.
The Boot is what it is. One thing that it is, is extremely close when you roll out of an exam or a particularly stressful day. Much love to the boot (daytime).

The Bulldog, on Magazine St.,  is a cool place to sit outside, and they have decent food for a bar. Plus, other bars across the street.

Back when I was a Boot newbie, I ordered a beer - they said $4.50, I was like "pricey but alright" - then they handed me three beers. 
Wait, WHAT?! Is this a standard practice down there?! Saving that much money on beer, that would be like an additional 20k a year alcaholism stipend right there....

Im pretty sure its friday afternoons... 3 for 1s
And tons of high school girls there, holla!  Ive been there 2 or 3 times I think.

Most bars outside the quarter are reasonably priced.. from your POV, coming from NY youll probably find them to be hella cheap.


Theres a rectangle you want to stay between, and here it is:

Walking Distance:
Between St. Charles and Claiborne/Between Nashville and Carrolton.

If you plan on driving you can extend a few blocks further than that, but dont go too far north, south, or west, because it gets a little shady... further east past nashville is fine.


PS - I got a 2 story house to myself about a 10 minute walk to campus and wouldnt mind hosting one of you when you come down here.  PM me.
LOL... didn't we just female dog each other out last night, n/a?

That said, how much are you shelling out for your house down there? Are there any apartments in the area? I have never lived in a house in my life and I am not sure if I am ready to for Law School.

Yea, I like arguing and was in a bad mood... its the internet, I got no problems with anyone.

Im living out of a carriage house of a family friend, so Im paying exactly 0 dollars/month.  No apartments around campus.  In fact, other than housing projects in the outskirts, I dont know if Ive ever seen a single apartment complex.

Its weird here.  Everyone lives in houses, just the way it goes.
I like arguing too. Glad we got past that bs.

So everyon lives win houses? That sounds awfully prestigious. People rent houses out for reasonable rates? How much should I expect to pay monthly for a place where I could take a pretty undegrad and not be embarassed about t?

There are two flaws with that question:

1)  There are hardly any pretty undergrads here.
2)  If you can pull undergrad tail, theres no need to be embarrassed.

As far as pricing goes... I think theyre coming down a bit now that most have done the post-katrina renovation and there are more places available.

An average X bedroom place in uptown in the square I talked about above would cost you about 500x+200 dollars...

I saw shitholes for as little as 500 for a 1 BR, and half-million dollar 3 bedroom houses for 2500... all depends... its very random, just gotta be willing to look around for a good deal.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 10:08:54 PM
It sounds like a totally different world. I have no clue how I'll fit in. NYC sucks btw.

Also, I thought Tulane UG was like a huge party school. How are there no cute undergrads?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: n/a on January 10, 2008, 10:17:51 PM
It sounds like a totally different world. I have no clue how I'll fit in. NYC sucks btw.

Also, I thought Tulane UG was like a huge party school. How are there no cute undergrads?

I am probably just spoiled having gone to a school with a great social scene and girls who look like models...

On that note:  I think most would agree with me here, but I don't find myself interacting with the undergrad population almost ever.  Everything you need is in one corner of campus.

But if you make any sort of effort at all you will find a crew to run with among your law school peers.  New Orleans lends itself to a relatively laid back atmosphere.  Fitting in isn't the problem.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 10, 2008, 10:23:27 PM
It sounds like a totally different world. I have no clue how I'll fit in. NYC sucks btw.

Also, I thought Tulane UG was like a huge party school. How are there no cute undergrads?

I am probably just spoiled having gone to a school with a great social scene and girls who look like models...

On that note:  I think most would agree with me here, but I don't find myself interacting with the undergrad population almost ever.  Everything you need is in one corner of campus.

But if you make any sort of effort at all you will find a crew to run with among your law school peers.  New Orleans lends itself to a relatively laid back atmosphere.  Fitting in isn't the problem.
Damn... this school really sounds good. I hope I can get decent scholarship dollars there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 10, 2008, 10:56:24 PM
Let me see if I'm following this:


But


Is this all I need to know?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 10, 2008, 11:16:25 PM
I don't drink.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 06:50:52 AM
That is a pretty prestigious box, too far from Camellas for me to function though...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: KD03 on January 11, 2008, 09:50:10 AM
I'm excited about the street car running again! I read in the brochure that Tulane has worked the storm into the curriculum - clinics and legal aid. Have any of you currently at Tulane gotten involved in any of that or community service (habitat for humanity, musicians village, etc.)? What was the experience like if so?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: XxWaitlistedxX on January 11, 2008, 10:23:12 AM
Thanks for the insight and honest analysis, Botbot.  I'm originally from the MS coast (family home swept out to sea by Katrina) and I would love to return to the area.  Financially though, it looks like Tulane's gonna be beyond my reach.  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take the visit, but as fate has it I'm stuck deep in China, held hostage by the US beauracracy's glacial pace in preparing my fiancee's visa.

Bearly, if we somehow both end up at Tulane or <*fingers crossed*> Fordham PT, I'll definately treat you to a round at the local watering hole.  Btw, are your avatars depicting Misha the Bear from the 1980 Moscow Olympics?

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Avicenna on January 11, 2008, 10:38:27 AM
There seemed to be a lot of talk about Big Law prospects at Tulane a few pages back. Correct me if I'm mistaken, I was under the impression that the top 5-10% of tier 2 law students were the only ones with a real chance of making into Big Law. At least that is what the LSN Big Law statistics seem to imply.
The reason I say this is that someone mentioned that half of all students at Tulane pursuit Big Law jobs. This opinion may be a little misleading, but hey...I'm referring solely to statistics here.
No offense to anyone
Best,
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 11:08:59 AM
There seemed to be a lot of talk about Big Law prospects at Tulane a few pages back. Correct me if I'm mistaken, I was under the impression that the top 5-10% of tier 2 law students were the only ones with a real chance of making into Big Law. At least that is what the LSN Big Law statistics seem to imply.
The reason I say this is that someone mentioned that half of all students at Tulane pursuit Big Law jobs. This opinion may be a little misleading, but hey...I'm referring solely to statistics here.
No offense to anyone
Best,

Tulane is top 50 in USNEWS - traditionally considered Tier 1.  (Tulane's rank has been pretty constant throughout the history of the USNEWS rankings)  Top third at Tulane gives you a very good shot at BIGLAW - although that is not a strict cutoff by any means.  There will people near the median that get BIGLAW (not a ton) and there will be those in top 15% that CAN'T get BIGLAW (not a ton but some). 

I would say 50% at Tulane will go for BIGLAW - and even more probably would go for it if it was realistic for them to get the jobs.  Thirty-ish percent of the class will work BIGMARK after graduation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 11:14:50 AM
BIGMARK?

Biglaw Market Paying jobs.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 11, 2008, 11:29:27 AM
Thanks for the insight and honest analysis, Botbot.  I'm originally from the MS coast (family home swept out to sea by Katrina) and I would love to return to the area.  Financially though, it looks like Tulane's gonna be beyond my reach.  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take the visit, but as fate has it I'm stuck deep in China, held hostage by the US beauracracy's glacial pace in preparing my fiancee's visa.

Bearly, if we somehow both end up at Tulane or <*fingers crossed*> Fordham PT, I'll definately treat you to a round at the local watering hole.  Btw, are your avatars depicting Misha the Bear from the 1980 Moscow Olympics?


I'll drink with you. My avatars aren't depicting Misha the Bear... I *am* Misha!  :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Avicenna on January 11, 2008, 11:40:02 AM
You may be right, I thought the cut off was the top 40. In any case, refer to the Ciolli report here http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php?school_id=115 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php?school_id=115). Keep in mind that the numbers % Big Law numbers may be high, but relatively speaking Tulane has a large student body compared to other Tier 1 schools. I'm assuming it must be extremely competitive.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 11:44:58 AM
You may be right, I thought the cut off was the top 40. In any case, refer to the Ciolli report here http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php?school_id=115 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php?school_id=115). Keep in mind that the numbers % Big Law numbers may be high, but relatively speaking Tulane has a large student body compared to other Tier 1 schools. I'm assuming it must be extremely competitive.

Ciolli missed many BIGMARK firms in his study - by focusing on the super prestigious. 

225 students isn't really a 'big' class. 

Not competitive in the least, I have visited quite a few schools and Tulane has - by a good margin - on of the least competitive atmospheres I have experienced.  We are in NOLA after all...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 11:48:44 AM
Just checked out the Ciolli breakdown on LSN - note the low BIGLAW number in TX-LA.  This is where he missed the BIGMARK firms that hurt the placement number a bit.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 12:09:41 PM
OK - just so I am getting this straight - BIGLAW refers to specific set of law firms and BIGMARK means not those big national firms but pay on the same scale??

Pretty much.  There are regional firms that pay market that are missed in some studies like Ciolli's.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 11, 2008, 02:17:05 PM
Tulane 1L here..  if you come down, I also recommend checking out the Balcony bar on magazine st.  The bottom floor has a lot of shady characters, but once you go upstairs, you can sit on the outside balcony and people watch with a drink in hand.  Also, Bruno's is a pretty nice place to be if you don't want to fight through all the high schoolers at The Boot.

If y'all have any questions about anything at all, PM me. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 11, 2008, 02:23:00 PM
Tulane 1L here..  if you come down, I also recommend checking out the Balcony bar on magazine st.  The bottom floor has a lot of shady characters, but once you go upstairs, you can sit on the outside balcony and people watch with a drink in hand.  Also, Bruno's is a pretty nice place to be if you don't want to fight through all the high schoolers at The Boot.

If y'all have any questions about anything at all, PM me. :)

So odds are pretty low that we get grades today, eh?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 11, 2008, 11:39:56 PM
Tulane 1L here..  if you come down, I also recommend checking out the Balcony bar on magazine st.  The bottom floor has a lot of shady characters, but once you go upstairs, you can sit on the outside balcony and people watch with a drink in hand.  Also, Bruno's is a pretty nice place to be if you don't want to fight through all the high schoolers at The Boot.

If y'all have any questions about anything at all, PM me. :)

So odds are pretty low that we get grades today, eh?

Yeah, pretty much.  Monday it is!  (which is ok with me..  means I can enjoy my weekend, guilt-free)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 13, 2008, 02:48:19 AM
I just might choose Tulane over Vandy.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 13, 2008, 06:36:51 AM
I just might choose Tulane over Vandy.

Why exactly is that Truth?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: k3 on January 13, 2008, 09:32:48 AM
i received a fee waiver from tulane, and i'm wondering if i should apply. i might be able to get money with my numbers, and nola has always really really appealed to me. problem is, as i've mentioned in other threads, i'm leaning towards criminal prosecution as my field of interest, and i'd like to come back to the boston area eventually. is there really any sense in applying to tulane?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 13, 2008, 12:49:48 PM
i received a fee waiver from tulane, and i'm wondering if i should apply. i might be able to get money with my numbers, and nola has always really really appealed to me. problem is, as i've mentioned in other threads, i'm leaning towards criminal prosecution as my field of interest, and i'd like to come back to the boston area eventually. is there really any sense in applying to tulane?

Yes.  Tulane is not nearly as "regional" as other schools around it's ranking.  There are many many Tulane graduates that find jobs in the NE.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 14, 2008, 09:37:14 PM
For you current students, how realistic is the estimated cost of attendance (about $56K for next year)?  To me, some of the things just seem really high.  I was comparing Tulane's estimed COA vs. American's today and American, despite having higher tuition and living in one of the most expensive cities in the country has a lower COA by like $2K.  I haven't had a chance to dive into this deeper, but it seems really strange on the surface.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 15, 2008, 09:05:56 AM
For you current students, how realistic is the estimated cost of attendance (about $56K for next year)?  To me, some of the things just seem really high.  I was comparing Tulane's estimed COA vs. American's today and American, despite having higher tuition and living in one of the most expensive cities in the country has a lower COA by like $2K.  I haven't had a chance to dive into this deeper, but it seems really strange on the surface.

That is pretty strange.  Mainly the American loan options.

I took out $2k less than the max last semester.  I paid off my $2k credit card bills and about $1k of my undergrad loans.

I lived very well last semester - but not overly extravagant.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 15, 2008, 12:12:00 PM
For you current students, how realistic is the estimated cost of attendance (about $56K for next year)?  To me, some of the things just seem really high.  I was comparing Tulane's estimed COA vs. American's today and American, despite having higher tuition and living in one of the most expensive cities in the country has a lower COA by like $2K.  I haven't had a chance to dive into this deeper, but it seems really strange on the surface.

I think I took out the max they would allow me for living expenses and I still had $4k left at the end of the semester.  I used it for rent, utilities and going out to eat (...a lot).

Best to take out more than needed first semester, just in case, until you get it all figured out though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on January 16, 2008, 12:59:54 PM
Good News: Tulane just sent me an email to let me know that they now have a status checker available online! Yaaay! So nice of them, I wish all schools had these.

Bad News: My status hasn't changed since the complete email I received from them.

So status checkers are really for the law school to decrease the amount of paranoid phone calls they get no? Because, really you'll get the acceptance email/letter when you get it, the status checker is pretty much always going to say "Under review". :)

Good point. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 16, 2008, 01:04:52 PM
This status checker must use the same software as Emory its almost identical. Emory says "incomplete" for me, Tulane says "in process" does this refer to complete or maybe they opted for different terminology. Anyone care to enlighten me?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 17, 2008, 09:29:00 PM
What actually goes on during the Visiting Students Days, both during the day and at night?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 17, 2008, 09:30:52 PM
You can hang out with me if you want.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 18, 2008, 10:22:34 AM
What actually goes on during the Visiting Students Days, both during the day and at night?

Honestly I skipped some of it to go out and see NOLA, but there was a meet and greet with faculty and students, a couple of seminar type things, and lots of refreshments.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 10:46:02 AM
I'm about to go sit in on a Tulane 1L Con-Law class. I will be in there for 1 hour. I will have LSD up. Ask questions QUICK
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 11:20:39 AM
botbot you go to Tulane? I didn't know. I might be the black guy in the back.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 11:22:26 AM
Who are you?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 11:24:24 AM
with the white jacket and the red shirt?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 18, 2008, 11:25:31 AM
with the white jacket and the red shirt?

That's us.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 11:26:24 AM
ok cool. This class seems cool. I was trying to sit in on his Crim LAw class last semester, but it didn't work out.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 18, 2008, 11:27:52 AM
ok cool. This class seems cool. I was trying to sit in on his Crim LAw class last semester, but it didn't work out.

The scholarly masturbation of McCulloch gets tiresome.

edit: but yeah he's a fun professor.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 11:37:25 AM
yea he does seem really cool. I sent you a PM
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 18, 2008, 04:26:45 PM
Yea I did. It was a great class. Are all the professors like him?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 18, 2008, 05:23:51 PM
Yea I did. It was a great class. Are all the professors like him?

Each professor has their own style, and you will like some more than others.  I haven't had a 'bad' teacher at Tulane yet, though I dislike some of their teaching styles (Diamond's falls into this group  :o )
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 19, 2008, 01:02:13 PM
I just got my acceptance package in the mail, and I must say, it is the coolest thing I have gotten so far.  Although that isn't saying much, because the best thing I have gotten so far was a folder filled with info.  It came in a reusable Tulane Law School tote bag with with a folder filled with the stuff that was emailed to me last week.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 19, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
Quote
and I must say, it is the coolest thing I have gotten so far.

I just posted the same thing on TLS... can't wait to see how many people are carting these things around during the admitted student days.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 19, 2008, 01:50:42 PM
Haha, just got mine and it is quite awesome. My mom, who has been skeptical of me attending Tulane, all of a sudden hopped on the Tulane bandwagon because as a male I have no use for the bag. I'm just waiting for her to say she wants to come to NOLA during ASW and be walking around Weinmann Hall with her pearls and ecofriendly tote bag thinking her child has made it in this world.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 19, 2008, 01:52:43 PM
has anyone else had a problem taking the labels off the bag?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 19, 2008, 01:57:01 PM
Haha, just got mine and it is quite awesome. My mom, who has been skeptical of me attending Tulane, all of a sudden hopped on the Tulane bandwagon because as a male I have no use for the bag. I'm just waiting for her to say she wants to come to NOLA during ASW and be walking around Weinmann Hall with her pearls and ecofriendly tote bag thinking her child has made it in this world.

I'm giving it to my mom as well.  The only use for me is probably if I go to the grocery store just to get a few things, then it would come in handy.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 19, 2008, 02:00:59 PM
so Im the only jack-ass that can't get the label off the bag????
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 19, 2008, 02:09:20 PM
so Im the only jack-ass that can't get the label off the bag????

I got off the postage stamped label pretty easily.  I barely tried the label with my name and address on it, but it seemed like that one was on there pretty good.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 19, 2008, 02:26:26 PM
I got the labels off, but the sticky residue is still on the bag now. it took like 10 min.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 19, 2008, 02:37:41 PM
anyone else?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 19, 2008, 02:40:13 PM
Since it's on the inside of the bag when you turn it inside out, I just didn't even mess with it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on January 21, 2008, 10:57:10 AM
I was thinking about being a supernerd before I start law school in August and was thinking about looking over some of the books and possibly hornbooks for the required courses. Any thoughts on how I can possibly get these and if they will be useful?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 11:09:50 AM
lol. An entire page devoted to taking the label off the Tulane tote bag? I must be the only female admit in this thread, because I peeled every last label off while watching Ballot Bowl on CNN yesterday. Having prior experience with bags, attached paper/sticky residue = not a good idea in terms of functionality.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 11:19:28 AM
I was thinking about being a supernerd before I start law school in August and was thinking about looking over some of the books and possibly hornbooks for the required courses. Any thoughts on how I can possibly get these and if they will be useful?

I was thinking about doing the same thing. I went to the South Texas open house this weekend, and was told by students/professors that I could simply buy any study materials at a law school bookstore: hornbooks, E&E, commercial outlines, etc. They, however, recommended the commercial outlines only because, in their opinion, we wouldn't be able to remember the material from the hornbooks/E&E without being able to apply it in the context of a classroom. I may read them anyway.

On Law Preview/Bar-Bri courses, I've only heard negative things. But folks on TLS recommend this one legal writing course on CD that's only a fraction of the price (~$100 versus ~$1000). I can't remember the name off the top of my head, so I'll post it up later. Edit: It's called LEEWS. You can get it used on Amazon.

I've also found the following books insightful so far: One L, Getting to Maybe, Law School Confidential, Law 101 - Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System.
.

Any other suggestions? I've heard mixed things about Planet Law School II.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Sergio on January 21, 2008, 01:38:04 PM
I was mainly planning on applying to law schools in the NOrtheast, but Tulane has me interested with its good reputation and environmental law programs.  Basically, I want to know if a car is necessary (I wouldn't have one because I'd need to fly) and how the placement is in NYC and other northeastern cities.  Someone said it is worse than Brooklyn in NYC, which is kind of low isn't it?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 21, 2008, 02:01:39 PM
I was mainly planning on applying to law schools in the NOrtheast, but Tulane has me interested with its good reputation and environmental law programs.  Basically, I want to know if a car is necessary (I wouldn't have one because I'd need to fly) and how the placement is in NYC and other northeastern cities.  Someone said it is worse than Brooklyn in NYC, which is kind of low isn't it?

If you can find a place close to campus - you don't really need a car (I know a few students that don't have one but I am glad I do).

Placement in the northeast is good - but self-selection is going to make it tough to directly compare it to Brooklyn or Dozo.  At those two, nearly everyone that can get NYC BIGLAW is going to take it, but Tulane students will be seeking BIGLAW in quite a few other locations.  I would say that Tulane places as well as those two in NYC.

I'll come back in a bit and talk about other NE cities.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 04:02:23 PM
Hey botbot,

I've got some questions for you if you don't mind:

1. Do you think any of the pre-1L prep I mentioned above are beneficial/necessary?

2. Are you a Lousisiana native? -- If not, how did you find the adjustment to the local culture? I'm a native Texan who attended UG in California. I went through a little bit of a culture shock initially, but don't think the transition to another southern state will be as big a deal.

3. What are the requirements for Law Review?

4. You described the student body as "laidback gunners." Is this because students feel pretty secure about their job prospects?

5. What do Tulane law students do for fun?

6. Any successful long distance relationship stories in law school? I'm currently in Houston with my SO. We've been talking about hypothetical visiting arrangements if I decide to go to Tulane, which is 4-5 hours away. Given his work schedule, he thinks he can drive up once a month. Have you seen similar scenarios work out? Knowing myself, I'll be working around the clock, so managing stress will be a huge factor in the situation.

A general thanks for fielding all the Tulane questions on the board. You've been a huge help.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 21, 2008, 05:37:00 PM
1. No. 
2. Not native.  I came from Dallas so I had no culture - adjusting was pretty easy.  NOLA is relaxed and easygoing, it has turned me into a better person (as it's tough to be an a-hole when everyone's friendly)
3. Top 10% + 5-7 write-ons - and an absurd amount of work.
4. Tough question.  Tulane is full of self-confident, smart people who understand how trivial this entire process is.  There are students who will be disappointed with their job prospects on graduation, but most students came into the school with an idea of the job market.
5. NOLA provides all sorts of attractions.  NOLA is more than bars and live music (or so I am told) - lots of art, history, 'culture', public interest activities, parks, etc.
6. Ask kirkcameronsgf, she is in a long distance relationship.  The SO and I came to Tulane together primarily because we didn't want to deal with both being 1Ls and in a long distance relationship.  There are a lot of long distance relationships in law school, and you often hear about the ones that didn't work (and rarely hear of the ones that do) - but that is the more the nature of the situation (breaking up is better gossip).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 06:30:29 PM
3. Top 10% + 5-7 write-ons - and an absurd amount of work.

Thanks. What do you mean by "absurd amount of work"? How much study time separates the top 10% from the top 30%/those at the median and below?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 07:30:16 PM
Im confident that the top of our class studies ~60 hours a week outside of class.

Cool, thanks. That's roughly what I expected.

n/a, I take it you're a Tulane Law student too. Would you mind chiming in on the questions I asked of botbot? Same goes to any other Tulane Law students...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 21, 2008, 08:33:57 PM
3. Top 10% + 5-7 write-ons - and an absurd amount of work.

Thanks. What do you mean by "absurd amount of work"? How much study time separates the top 10% from the top 30%/those at the median and below?

Im pretty sure he means once you get onto law review.

Im confident that the top of our class studies ~60 hours a week outside of class.

Yeah, LR is a huge chore - but a pretty good pre-BIGLAW class I suppose.

The biggest difference between top 10% and top 30% right now is luck, its the minuscule difference between an A and a B+ in one class. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 21, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
The biggest difference between top 10% and top 30% right now is luck, its the minuscule difference between an A and a B+ in one class. 

Is ~60/week of study time pretty accurate for those in the top 10-30%?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 21, 2008, 09:08:50 PM
The biggest difference between top 10% and top 30% right now is luck, its the minuscule difference between an A and a B+ in one class. 

Is ~60/week of study time pretty accurate for those in the top 10-30%?

Some in the top 30% study that much, others do not.

Quick edit: Some in the bottom 30% study that much as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 21, 2008, 11:12:18 PM
Oooh, fun.  I wanna do the questions...

1. Do you think any of the pre-1L prep I mentioned above are beneficial/necessary?
    It certainly couldn't hurt.  It may not help either, but if it makes you feel better and more comfortable about starting law school, that's good too.

2. Are you a Lousisiana native? -- If not, how did you find the adjustment to the local culture?
    Much like botbot, I'm from Dallas as well, so actually coming to a city WITH culture has been really great.  Everyone is very laidback down here and there are a lot of great traditions that the city has.  (I just had my first king cake this weekend!  Yummy!)  This is a really great time to live in New Orleans.  Everyone is working together to make the city even better than it was before and it's really exciting to watch it come back.  (Ex: You can now ride the streetcar all the way up St. Charles!  Yay!)

3. What are the requirements for Law Review?
    I am much too lazy to look this up right now, but I'm sure whatever botbot said is correct.

4. You described the student body as "laidback gunners." Is this because students feel pretty secure about their job prospects?
    The impression I've gotten, at least from my friends, is that we all feel pretty confident that when we graduate we will be able to get a job somewhere.  It may not necessarily be BIGLAW (at least not if you're not in the top 20% or so), but Tulane grads manage to do pretty well for themselves, and I think that takes some of the pressure off.  Besides, how can you NOT be laidback when you live in the Big Easy? :)

5. What do Tulane law students do for fun?
    Well, of course, there are an abundance of bars and night spots, so that is always popular.  There's great food and great parks and outdoor areas (Audubon Park, City Park, The Fly) where people hang out.  A lot of people run or work out if that's your thing.

6. Any successful long distance relationship stories in law school? I'm currently in Houston with my SO. We've been talking about hypothetical visiting arrangements if I decide to go to Tulane, which is 4-5 hours away. Given his work schedule, he thinks he can drive up once a month. Have you seen similar scenarios work out? Knowing myself, I'll be working around the clock, so managing stress will be a huge factor in the situation.
    Oooh!  oooh!  This is my question!  Basically, I PMed you with my babbling, but, in short I'll say, it is definetly do-able and in some situations, maybe preferable. :)

Oh, and n/a..  who are you?  Are you TTThe Rocket?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: korhashamo on January 23, 2008, 02:39:11 PM
i think 60 hrs/wk is a bit excessive.  i'd say maybe 40 hrs/wk outside of class...personally, i spent about 20 hrs outside of class each week at the start of the semester, and perhaps approached 35 to 40 hrs per week in the last month of the semester. 

there are ppl that spend 60 hrs/wk in the library, but they doesn't necessarily translate into quality study-time.

i think you'll kill urself if u truly studied 60 hrs/wk.  the key, for me, was to frontload and backload the semester.  put in time to early to get a good grasp of what's goin on and what you're expected to learn, coast through the middle of the semester, and then pick it back up at the end.

i managed to be in the top 25% after the first semester.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 23, 2008, 02:58:34 PM
I would kill myself if I studied 20 hours a week  ;)

How's the summer work coming?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on January 23, 2008, 08:45:21 PM
korhashamo - word. 

have fun, people!  make the most of your study time (eg don't spend half of it complaining about your classes), and you should have plenty of time for fun and relaxation.

read cases thoroughly + take notes + turn to supplementary materials and study groups as needed + retain your stamina during exam time, and you should be fine.

those are my two cents!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on January 23, 2008, 08:46:17 PM
+ practice tests - read all of them to get an idea of what the professor is looking for!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 23, 2008, 08:51:53 PM
...

Who are you people?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 23, 2008, 09:34:00 PM
Thanks for the input, everyone.

...

Who are you people?

Sounds like y'all need a LSD happy hour
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Sergio on January 24, 2008, 05:57:13 PM
60 HOURS A WEEK?  Is this the norm at most law schools?  I was under the impression that people studied about 20-30 hours a week.  But 8 or 9 hours a day all semester?  I gotta rethink the whole law school thing if that's the case...That would be torture.  And I thought Tulane is supposed to be a more laid back law school.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lawboy81 on January 24, 2008, 06:11:00 PM
I have love for Tulane...just got my first acceptance to a law school from them yesterday.
I'm waiting for the package in the mail to see if I'm gonna get any $$$- that'll be a big fator in whether I go.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 24, 2008, 06:20:54 PM
60 HOURS A WEEK?  Is this the norm at most law schools?  I was under the impression that people studied about 20-30 hours a week.  But 8 or 9 hours a day all semester?  I gotta rethink the whole law school thing if that's the case...That would be torture.  And I thought Tulane is supposed to be a more laid back law school.

Crazy people study that often, not normal people.  I studied maybe 10 hours a week and the SO studied slightly more - we both did pretty well (she did very well).

I do get socraticpwned a lot though, so I recommend more than 10 hours a week if you want your professors to like you.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 24, 2008, 10:12:24 PM
60 HOURS A WEEK?  Is this the norm at most law schools?  I was under the impression that people studied about 20-30 hours a week.  But 8 or 9 hours a day all semester?  I gotta rethink the whole law school thing if that's the case...That would be torture.  And I thought Tulane is supposed to be a more laid back law school.

Yeah, 60 hrs a week seems a little.. much.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Avicenna on January 24, 2008, 10:25:41 PM
Wow just 10 hours a week? That gives Tulane a pretty bad rep. 10 hours a week is pretty low for a law school.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 24, 2008, 10:36:17 PM
The Princeton Review has researched average amount of study time at different law schools.  I don't have the book, so I can't access the chart, but the schools with the 25 highest and lowest hours are online.  Tulane is apparently somewhere between 3.80-4.92 hours per day for the average student.  That would put the average amount of study time somewhere between 26-34 hours per week outside of class.  That is pretty much what I would expect, with the hours getting longer as you get later in the semester.

Here is the chart:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 25, 2008, 06:30:10 AM
Wow just 10 hours a week? That gives Tulane a pretty bad rep. 10 hours a week is pretty low for a law school.

Read 'A Brush with the Law'.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 25, 2008, 06:34:56 AM
The Princeton Review has researched average amount of study time at different law schools.  I don't have the book, so I can't access the chart, but the schools with the 25 highest and lowest hours are online.  Tulane is apparently somewhere between 3.80-4.92 hours per day for the average student.  That would put the average amount of study time somewhere between 26-34 hours per week outside of class.  That is pretty much what I would expect, with the hours getting longer as you get later in the semester.

Here is the chart:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html

That seems reasonably accurate - but most people overestimate the amount of time they actually work.  You spend so much time being stressed out that by the end of the week it feels like you worked 80+ hours that week - even if you only spent 40 hours on reading and class.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 25, 2008, 07:59:47 AM
The Princeton Review has researched average amount of study time at different law schools.  I don't have the book, so I can't access the chart, but the schools with the 25 highest and lowest hours are online.  Tulane is apparently somewhere between 3.80-4.92 hours per day for the average student.  That would put the average amount of study time somewhere between 26-34 hours per week outside of class.  That is pretty much what I would expect, with the hours getting longer as you get later in the semester.

Here is the chart:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html

That seems reasonably accurate - but most people overestimate the amount of time they actually work.  You spend so much time being stressed out that by the end of the week it feels like you worked 80+ hours that week - even if you only spent 40 hours on reading and class.

Those "studies" are all based on self-reported numbers, and I think the students' perceptions of how much time they and their peers spend studying tells more about the campus culture than the actual avg. amount of time spent studying.

And knowing the PR - they asked 6 students to come up with their data.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Sergio on January 25, 2008, 09:11:48 PM
Now Im really considering Tulane because it seems like I might have a shot to get in, and it seems to place well for its ranking.  Where in the country does Tulane place the best?  Is it pretty good for NYC?  And what class rank will you need for, lets say, $80,000?

Also, where do most students live?  Apartments near campus?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 26, 2008, 11:23:05 AM
Now Im really considering Tulane because it seems like I might have a shot to get in, and it seems to place well for its ranking.  Where in the country does Tulane place the best?  Is it pretty good for NYC?  And what class rank will you need for, lets say, $80,000?

Also, where do most students live?  Apartments near campus?

There are very few legal jobs that pay around the $80k mark.  The salary medians that come out of every school are inaccurate because most students will make $115-160k or $35-50k.  This is why most students use the BIGLAW placement to gauge how well a school places - and Tulane does quite well for its ranking.

To have a shot BIGLAW out of Tulane you need to either be top 40% or have very good connections into a firm.  (This is not to say that being top 40% will get you BIGLAW, but it will give you a chance if you can market yourself [kiss lots of a-s)  To get into NYC BIGLAW, you will need to be in the top quarter.

Most students live in houses in around campus, there are very few traditional apartment complexes in NOLA.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 26, 2008, 05:13:02 PM
Here are a couple of questions for all you Tulane law students:

Where else were you accepted? Were you offered scholarships? And what made you ultimately choose Tulane over all the rest?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Avicenna on January 26, 2008, 08:55:09 PM
Now Im really considering Tulane because it seems like I might have a shot to get in, and it seems to place well for its ranking.  Where in the country does Tulane place the best?  Is it pretty good for NYC?  And what class rank will you need for, lets say, $80,000?

Also, where do most students live?  Apartments near campus?

There are very few legal jobs that pay around the $80k mark.  The salary medians that come out of every school are inaccurate because most students will make $115-160k or $35-50k.  This is why most students use the BIGLAW placement to gauge how well a school places - and Tulane does quite well for its ranking.

To have a shot BIGLAW out of Tulane you need to either be top 40% or have very good connections into a firm.  (This is not to say that being top 40% will get you BIGLAW, but it will give you a chance if you can market yourself [kiss lots of a-s)  To get into NYC BIGLAW, you will need to be in the top quarter.

Most students live in houses in around campus, there are very few traditional apartment complexes in NOLA.
This is a joke. No offense, but that is a higher percentage than most of the T-25 schools, including some of the eastern schools which by location place better in NYC than Tulane. Why do you blow up Tulane? I guess it makes sense. Since you hate USNEWs rankings and believe they give your school an unfair ranking, you might as well do what you can to convince people that the school is a t-20. Afterall, if you can convince enough people with your misleading information, you may be able to attract some t-20 potential students to attend Tulane. In effect, making Tulane's numbers better for USNEWS.

Makes sense,
Get your numbers right.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 26, 2008, 09:21:30 PM
Now Im really considering Tulane because it seems like I might have a shot to get in, and it seems to place well for its ranking.  Where in the country does Tulane place the best?  Is it pretty good for NYC?  And what class rank will you need for, lets say, $80,000?

Also, where do most students live?  Apartments near campus?

There are very few legal jobs that pay around the $80k mark.  The salary medians that come out of every school are inaccurate because most students will make $115-160k or $35-50k.  This is why most students use the BIGLAW placement to gauge how well a school places - and Tulane does quite well for its ranking.

To have a shot BIGLAW out of Tulane you need to either be top 40% or have very good connections into a firm.  (This is not to say that being top 40% will get you BIGLAW, but it will give you a chance if you can market yourself [kiss lots of a-s)  To get into NYC BIGLAW, you will need to be in the top quarter.

Most students live in houses in around campus, there are very few traditional apartment complexes in NOLA.
This is a joke. No offense, but that is a higher percentage than most of the T-25 schools, including some of the eastern schools which by location place better in NYC than Tulane. Why do you blow up Tulane? I guess it makes sense. Since you hate USNEWs rankings and believe they give your school an unfair ranking, you might as well do what you can to convince people that the school is a t-20. Afterall, if you can convince enough people with your misleading information, you may be able to attract some t-20 potential students to attend Tulane. In effect, making Tulane's numbers better for USNEWS.

Makes sense,
Get your numbers right.

??? ???

Woah...

I meant that you need to be top 25% to have a shot at NYC BIGLAW, I apologize for the ambiguity.  The statement meant to express that without being top 25%, you will not have a shot at NYC BIGLAW.  I personally know a 3L with an NYC BIGLAW offer ranked in the low 20's.

I also don't think that Tulane's ranking is 'wrong'.  While I hope for our ranking to go up, I recognize the relative sillyness of ranking every law school in the nation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 26, 2008, 09:26:09 PM
Here are a couple of questions for all you Tulane law students:

Where else were you accepted? Were you offered scholarships? And what made you ultimately choose Tulane over all the rest?

SMU gave me a pretty good scholarship offer and I had some various other acceptances in the 25-50 range that I didn't really care about.

The SO's controversial choice involved picking Tulane over a little school in Austin, TX...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 26, 2008, 10:00:31 PM
You must throw some good male private part, dude.

^LOL. I'm sayin'! People do crazy things for love.....and other things.

After a long convo with my SO about doing the long distance thing, THAT was beyond hilarious.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 27, 2008, 02:10:18 PM
You must throw some good male private part, dude.

^LOL. I'm sayin'! People do crazy things for love.....and other things.

After a long convo with my SO about doing the long distance thing, THAT was beyond hilarious.

While I will not dispute the above fact, she IS currently near the top of the class with no debt so her decision is relatively vindicated.  (plus she hates Austin and loves NOLA)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on January 27, 2008, 07:10:11 PM
Tulane has its weaknesses.  That said, I am happy that I chose to attend.  I would not have come had I not received a scholarship (covers >50%), and I likely would not be so happy had my grades not turned out well (supposedly within top 10%). 

New Orleans is a wonderful city.  I felt so much hesitation about living here until I visited.  Now I feel this will be a hard city to leave behind. So if you are considering Tulane, please visit before making any negative judgments. 

I can't comment on employment prospects after graduation since I am still a 1L.  I haven't had trouble securing summer employment, though I suspect I would face trouble securing a summer associate position in biglaw -- the career development office stresses that these firms don't typically hire 1Ls, but I know this to be untrue.  The 1Ls they do hire attend the higher ranked law schools.

I urge all 0Ls to consider numbers but also to look beyond them.  These are three years of your life.  So many people choose to spend them in a way that leaves them feeling miserable.  Pick a school at which you will be happy.  Be happy!

And, on a final note, beware of advice you receive on this board!  So many of these people give advice so authoritatively but are not in law school and don't really know what they are talking about. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on January 27, 2008, 07:16:38 PM
Could you expand on the weaknesses you are perceiving?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 27, 2008, 07:52:30 PM
I can't comment on employment prospects after graduation since I am still a 1L.  I haven't had trouble securing summer employment, though I suspect I would face trouble securing a summer associate position in biglaw -- the career development office stresses that these firms don't typically hire 1Ls, but I know this to be untrue.  The 1Ls they do hire attend the higher ranked law schools.

Just a note, even Harvard's 1L BIGLAW placement is reportedly sub 50%.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: MissGranger on January 28, 2008, 12:26:47 AM
So I was accepted at Tulane last week (so excited!) and I immediately read like everything on this thread - I hope I'm not repeating any questions with the couple that I have (it's been a little while since I last read this).  I would love to know about:

1. Hurricane Katrina - obviously there's a lot of concern about its impact on NOLA and Tulane and plenty of info in the media - but from a student's perspective, from your experiences in the city and at the school, how do you think it has affected your educational experience/quality of life, if at all?

2. How would you describe the political and social atmosphere of the school, and the city?  More liberal, more conservative, or about 50-50?  I've never spent ANY time in Louisiana/New Orleans and I'm sure that I won't be able to get a complete sense of this just during a short campus visit!

3. How close-knit would you say the student body is?  Like is it the kind of place where everyone knows each other and students socialize in large groups, or is all of that on a smaller, more independent/individual kind of basis?

4. So the Public Safety link on the website with the crime report and statistics - does it accurately reflect how safe the campus is / how would you relate how safe you feel in NOLA/on campus to other cities/where you went to college/etc.?


Ok lots of questions, I know!  But if anyone has thoughts on these, I'd love to hear them - it's so hard to get a sense of a school when you can only spend about 1 day there (spring break = definitely too short to visit a ton of far-away schools), so I've got to find all the help I can get :)  Thanks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on January 28, 2008, 07:44:32 AM
I was recently accepted to Tulane (1/23/2008).  Does anyone know how long will it take to get the acceptance bag in the mail? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 28, 2008, 07:53:36 AM
So I was accepted at Tulane last week (so excited!) and I immediately read like everything on this thread - I hope I'm not repeating any questions with the couple that I have (it's been a little while since I last read this).  I would love to know about:

1. Hurricane Katrina - obviously there's a lot of concern about its impact on NOLA and Tulane and plenty of info in the media - but from a student's perspective, from your experiences in the city and at the school, how do you think it has affected your educational experience/quality of life, if at all?

You know that a hurricane happened, you can find remnants of the destruction it caused, a great sense of community pride exists throughout the city, and you have some service opportunities that are not available anywhere else.  I don't think the hurricane has affected my quality of life much at all.

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2. How would you describe the political and social atmosphere of the school, and the city?  More liberal, more conservative, or about 50-50?  I've never spent ANY time in Louisiana/New Orleans and I'm sure that I won't be able to get a complete sense of this just during a short campus visit!

New Orleans is a pretty liberal city (surprise).  I will expand on this later, it is difficult to put the New Orleans political/social atmosphere into words. 

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3. How close-knit would you say the student body is?  Like is it the kind of place where everyone knows each other and students socialize in large groups, or is all of that on a smaller, more independent/individual kind of basis?

Somewhere in the middle, it really depends on you.  There are students that know everyone and are super social, and other students that do their own thing. 

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4. So the Public Safety link on the website with the crime report and statistics - does it accurately reflect how safe the campus is / how would you relate how safe you feel in NOLA/on campus to other cities/where you went to college/etc.?

I have never felt unsafe in NOLA.  That page is very similar to a page my undergrad maintained (and I think most large schools have them) - there is crime around campus, but a little common sense goes a long way in preventing those things from happening.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 28, 2008, 02:29:32 PM
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Is 3.0 about median?

More or less. From NALP:
Top 10%:     3.576
Top 25%:    3.338
Top 33%:    3.268
Top 50%:    3.112
Top 75%:    2.796
edit: this is data from the graduating class of 2006 (I see that someone has kindly posted 2007 fall semester data below).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 02:34:42 PM
This is scary, everyone keeps telling me there is no way to know how you are going to do in law school. I just have to bet on myself?
That's your best bet....
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on January 28, 2008, 02:37:09 PM
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Is 3.0 about median?

More or less. From NALP:
Top 10%:     3.576
Top 25%:    3.338
Top 33%:    3.268
Top 50%:    3.112
Top 75%:    2.796

How can I find that NALP data?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 28, 2008, 03:00:46 PM
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How can I find that NALP data?

NALP Directory of Law Schools (http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/)

Also useful is the NALP Directory of Legal Employers (http://www.nalpdirectory.com/)





edit: I would link you directly to Tulane's information, but it's not possible. Quick Search>Law School Name = Tulane> Search.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on January 28, 2008, 03:52:58 PM
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Is 3.0 about median?

More or less. From NALP:
Top 10%:     3.576
Top 25%:    3.338
Top 33%:    3.268
Top 50%:    3.112
Top 75%:    2.796

here is the breakdown of this year's 1L class after the first semester (similar to NALP numbers):
Top 25% - 3.356
Top 33% - 3.238
Top 50% - 3.049
Top 75% - 2.642
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 28, 2008, 04:27:43 PM
I've read about schools placing students on scholarships within the same section, so that due to the curve a certain percentage of students would not be able to maintain a high enough GPA to hold on to their scholarships. Granted, this is just what I've read online, which is more often than not exaggerated or just plain false, but Tulane isn't known to engage in any sort of foolishness like this, is it?


And on a completely unrelated note: I've only been in Louisiana in the winter and early spring. How hot and steamy is it in the summers? Miserable, or not so bad?   
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 28, 2008, 04:41:41 PM
I've read about schools placing students on scholarships within the same section, so that due to the curve a certain percentage of students would not be able to maintain a high enough GPA to hold on to their scholarships. Granted, this is just what I've read online, which is more often than not exaggerated or just plain false, but Tulane isn't known to engage in any sort of foolishness like this, is it?


And on a completely unrelated note: I've only been in Louisiana in the winter and early spring. How hot and steamy is it in the summers? Miserable, or not so bad?   

Tulane doesn't have sections and doesn't seem to stack scholarship students in one group of classes.

The summers get pretty warm and humid, but it wasn't unbearable or anything.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on January 28, 2008, 05:00:53 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies. Seeing how helpful all of you current Tulane students are is definitely a big selling point - some of the schools seem pretty cutthroat, but I don't get that vibe at all from Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: prizm77 on January 28, 2008, 06:01:21 PM
File just went complete today at Tulane, can't wait to hear.  I've been a huge lurker on this thread and wanted to thank everyone for all the info on Tulane!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 28, 2008, 06:13:09 PM
Oh, if you're used to Houston, then you'd be fine in a NOLA summer. :)  Humidity is the worst problem for me..  but that's because I'm used to dry Dallas summers.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on January 28, 2008, 08:56:33 PM
Ha, I think a Gainesville Summer definitely has everyone beat. It's absolutely miserable here in the Summer sometimes. NOLA will be a welcome change.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 06:44:49 AM
If anyone has Ponoroff for Contracts II, would you PM me please.  Greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Dr. Rose on January 30, 2008, 06:56:10 AM



And on a completely unrelated note: I've only been in Louisiana in the winter and early spring. How hot and steamy is it in the summers? Miserable, or not so bad?   
I lived in Baton Rouge LA for 15 years...it is miserable(just be prepared)...
i like the state ok, it is beautiful, but I had to leave. One main reason being the weather. (heat, rain, humidity)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 01:59:03 PM
So here is my question... Tulane seems awesome and all, but I am 100% sure I want to practice law in California... what are the job prospects (especially BIGLAW) like in SD, LA, OC and especially San Fran? Most likely for me I will have to choose between Hastings, Tulane and Wisconsin (two schools I would enjoy versus a school I would hate but that would set me up for a good career in my top location choice).

Some students do get BIGLAW in California, but I really have no idea what kind rank or connections are required.  If you want California BIGLAW, you have to go with Hastings.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 30, 2008, 02:00:21 PM
I also lurk on this thread!! My file is eligible for review so I am also hoping to hear back from Tulane soon! My visit to NOLA in January was great, I am worried summers would be horrible, but thats what summer jobs out of state are for  ;) I definitely wanted to say thanks though for the Tulane students who constantly answer questions on this thread - goes to show that the community among students is pretty strong, even online.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on January 30, 2008, 02:01:30 PM
To all of you guys in review- I wish you the Best of luck!  It shouldn't be too long.  My file was only in review for 6 days!  Very quick turnover
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 30, 2008, 02:04:45 PM
Legally - did you get a separate email from Tulane after your complete notice about your application going to the committee? My online checker says "File eligible for review" so I am not sure if that meant it is being reviewed or if its somewhere in the stacks of hundreds of folders I saw in the admissions office that didn't look like they were getting reviewed for a while  ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on January 30, 2008, 02:06:06 PM
Legally - did you get a separate email from Tulane after your complete notice about your application going to the committee? My online checker says "File eligible for review" so I am not sure if that meant it is being reviewed or if its somewhere in the stacks of hundreds of folders I saw in the admissions office that didn't look like they were getting reviewed for a while  ;D

I did get an email that said that my file was in review.  But that email came a day after my status checker said in review.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on January 30, 2008, 02:07:02 PM
Ok, i am guessing I have one more step to go then before review then! Oh just please hurry Tulane!! :):)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Dr. Rose on January 30, 2008, 02:22:54 PM
When I was still in Louisiana, I was thinking about law school, and some people warned me that Louisiana law still uses Napoleonic Code which would make it harder to pass the bar in another state (I don't know if it would be harder).
Here is an interesting article:
http://www.slate.com/id/2126126/
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 02:34:34 PM
When I was still in Louisiana, I was thinking about law school, and some people warned me that Louisiana law still uses Napoleonic Code which would make it harder to pass the bar in another state (I don't know if it would be harder).
Here is an interesting article:
http://www.slate.com/id/2126126/

Tulane does offer a civil law program that about a quarter of Tulane students take advantage of.  (not coincidentally - about 25% of our graduates stay in Louisiana)

Tulane's bar passage rate in other states is in line with other Tier 1 schools, and the common law students take the same classes as the rest of the nation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 02:35:54 PM
Tulane does offer a civil law program that about a quarter of Tulane students take advantage of.  (not coincidentally - about 25% of our graduates stay in Louisiana)

Tulane's bar passage rate in other states is in line with other Tier 1 schools, and the common law students take the same classes as the rest of the nation.

(It's pretty much a non-issue)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on January 30, 2008, 03:04:43 PM
I am still under review since December 12 according to the status checker which hasn't been updated since January 7...I am beginning to feel extreme frustration :'(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 03:25:00 PM
Tulane does offer a civil law program that about a quarter of Tulane students take advantage of.  (not coincidentally - about 25% of our graduates stay in Louisiana)

Tulane's bar passage rate in other states is in line with other Tier 1 schools, and the common law students take the same classes as the rest of the nation.

(It's pretty much a non-issue)

the rep at the forum basically said much the same, and then he went on to talk about how this actually makes for a strong int'l program...

Yeah we have a super strong comparative law program thanks to both programs.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on January 30, 2008, 04:32:54 PM
I went to the committee on the 18th. Still waiting, and trying not to check every five seconds. Is it just me? Seems like other folks got through committee lots quicker.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on January 30, 2008, 04:34:06 PM
I went to the committee on the 18th. Still waiting, and trying not to check every five seconds. Is it just me? Seems like other folks got through committee lots quicker.

I think my situation was unique, only being in committee for 6 days
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on January 30, 2008, 04:52:40 PM
Sheesh, botbot, you're still awake? What gives?

As much as I'd love a free copy of LEEWS, I have no idea what you're eating or drinking.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 30, 2008, 05:02:47 PM
Sheesh, botbot, you're still awake? What gives?

As much as I'd love a free copy of LEEWS, I have no idea what you're eating or drinking.

Yep still going, figuring out the coffee is still pretty tough.  I'll throw another clue up sooner or later.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on January 31, 2008, 08:05:33 PM
whoa.

i am confused here. if you do the common law track, does that eliminate you from jobs in new orleans?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on January 31, 2008, 08:33:07 PM
whoa.

i am confused here. if you do the common law track, does that eliminate you from jobs in new orleans?

Nope.  While firms in NOLA certainly like to see a civil law certificate on a resume, there are students every year who refuse to return home and decide to get NOLA jobs.

The LA bar will probably take a little extra prep, but - like I said - people do it every year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on January 31, 2008, 09:45:55 PM
I went to the committee on the 18th. Still waiting, and trying not to check every five seconds. Is it just me? Seems like other folks got through committee lots quicker.

If you read the FAQ's on Tulane's Admissions website, they do not pay attention to when you submitted your application..if you are not an easy admit or reject and you fall into "the middle group" you are unlikely to receive a decision until they have looked at you with respect to the entire applicant pool....what were your numbers btw? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on January 31, 2008, 10:03:52 PM
Have any of yall heard anyone that has participated talk about any of Tulane's study abroad programs?  Are they worth forgoing getting some type of legal work experience (either paid or unpaid) during your summer after 1L?  Tulane seems to flaunt their programs more than any other school that I have applied to, with the possible exception of LSU.

Also, have you heard anybody talk about participating in the international exchange programs for an entire semester?  The website says that only 1 or 2 students can go to each program per year, so much competition is there for this?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on February 01, 2008, 07:17:34 AM
Czarezich-

158(ugh, I know)/ 3.9. Non-trad.

Good luck, I hope you hear something positive very soon!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 01, 2008, 09:48:07 AM
To echo some of what WaveLaw said, the study-abroad programs are amazing and I think everyone wishes they could take the trip.  That said, there is great debate over how your future employers will look at a summer abroad. 

Consider it a massive legal-themed vacation.  Some employers will be disappointed you didn't get any "real" legal experience and opted to take the summer "off", while others will see it as a character building experience and that the 1L summer was the perfect time to embark on such an adventure (as 1L summer work is generally somewhat wasteful anyways.)

It is best to call up a few potential future employers and get their take on the programs.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 04, 2008, 06:25:01 AM
Did any of you apply late, as in late January or early February, and receive a scholarship?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 04, 2008, 11:08:57 AM
Did any of you apply late, as in late January or early February, and receive a scholarship?

I applied Late Dec., went complete early Jan, went under review late Jan and had scholarship early Feb. I know a few people who applied in Jan and got scholarships, but not as substantial as mine (they had better numbers).

Thanks, hopefully there is something left for me.  I'm submitting an application today and will be visiting in three weeks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on February 07, 2008, 12:17:05 AM
What is going on around here? I come back to LSD only to find that this thread has fallen all the way back to page three, and learn that botbot is causing trouble in the target/saftey Hastings thread, garnering this harsh criticism:

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Is that why you have over 1200 posts because you have nothing better to do with your life?

Geez - give you kids a few days off for Mardi Gras, and everything just falls apart...

So, what was it, 81 degrees on Tuesday? Wow!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 07, 2008, 09:20:39 AM
What is going on around here? I come back to LSD only to find that this thread has fallen all the way back to page three, and learn that botbot is causing trouble in the target/saftey Hastings thread, garnering this harsh criticism:

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Is that why you have over 1200 posts because you have nothing better to do with your life?

Geez - give you kids a few days off for Mardi Gras, and everything just falls apart...

So, what was it, 81 degrees on Tuesday? Wow!

Haha.  That criticism isn't that harsh (it's largely true) - I have a lot of free time (some would argue too much).

Five days of Mardi Gras takes a lot out of you though, and it's possible I was a little on the grumpy side in my posts towards the Hastings ding guy.

It was a little chilly this morning while I was considering getting in line for the Obama speech (I decided to get breakfast and watch it on TV instead of the two hour wait).  It has been pretty warm though, I think I wore shorts the last 5 days.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 07, 2008, 11:50:52 AM
Yeah, it's been pretty warm here lately.  I'm wearing a t-shirt and flip-flops today.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 07, 2008, 02:03:59 PM
anyone else have weird status checker action?

i have

Mailings

2/7 financial aid.
2/7
2/6 financial aid

over all status is "eligible for review"

wtf. the status checker makes me more anxious :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on February 07, 2008, 02:30:17 PM
Mine says the same thing and I have been accepted.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 07, 2008, 03:10:20 PM
hurley, ty.

i hope you are correct.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 07, 2008, 03:13:54 PM
hurley, ty.

i hope you are correct.

me too.  my status checker is identical to internetuser's
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 07, 2008, 03:16:41 PM
older:

we are pretty much number/age twins - let's hope this is a good sign.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 07, 2008, 03:19:49 PM
older:

we are pretty much number/age twins - let's hope this is a good sign.

excellent.  I'm thinking good thoughts for both of us right now.  I'll definitely PM you if I hear anything, good, bad or ugly.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 07, 2008, 03:21:46 PM
Mine says the same thing, but my application is not even complete yet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 07, 2008, 03:35:33 PM
I booked my flight to come out for a visit! Sooooo excited! Should I contact Tulane and set up a tour? Would one of you nice, helpful people want to show me the ropes (and the REAL tour)? Yay! 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 07, 2008, 03:41:18 PM
I booked my flight to come out for a visit! Sooooo excited! Should I contact Tulane and set up a tour? Would one of you nice, helpful people want to show me the ropes (and the REAL tour)? Yay! 

PM me the date/time.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 07, 2008, 03:48:09 PM
I booked my flight to come out for a visit! Sooooo excited! Should I contact Tulane and set up a tour? Would one of you nice, helpful people want to show me the ropes (and the REAL tour)? Yay! 

I will be visiting in a couple weeks.  I am taking the official tour, but I plan to spend a few hours on campus and maybe looking at housing options for my unique roommate situation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: AlabamaWhitman on February 07, 2008, 05:57:58 PM
I'm cringing a little at what the answer to this is but....

For people accepted to Tulane did they get the email around the same time that their status checker updated to say that a decision had been made?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 07, 2008, 05:58:32 PM
I'll be there the 23rd-25th. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: prizm77 on February 07, 2008, 05:58:48 PM
anyone else have weird status checker action?

i have

Mailings

2/7 financial aid.
2/7
2/6 financial aid

over all status is "eligible for review"

wtf. the status checker makes me more anxious :)

My status checker is exactly the same..
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 07, 2008, 05:59:47 PM
I'm cringing a little at what the answer to this is but....

For people accepted to Tulane did they get the email around the same time that the status checker updated?

I hope it doesn't make you cringe.... I got the email about the status checker and my admit email the same day. Thats not the case for everyone though. Keep thinking good thoughts.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 07, 2008, 06:06:37 PM
I'm cringing a little at what the answer to this is but....

For people accepted to Tulane did they get the email around the same time that their status checker updated to say that a decision had been made?

Whitman: i just switched to in review too - no email.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 07, 2008, 06:36:55 PM
I'm cringing a little at what the answer to this is but....

For people accepted to Tulane did they get the email around the same time that their status checker updated to say that a decision had been made?

I got the acceptance email a few hours after my status checker changed.  If accepted, you status checker will say Congratulations, you have been accepted!

I'm cringing a little at what the answer to this is but....

For people accepted to Tulane did they get the email around the same time that their status checker updated to say that a decision had been made?

Whitman: i just switched to in review too - no email.

I was in review for 6 days.  The email comes a few hours after depending upon what time your status checker changed.  Sometimes, it might come the next day (Mine did)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 07, 2008, 09:57:39 PM
Already I'm booked and set for the March 28th ASW. Anybody set on going them and/or think about it? I'm really hoping to hang out with some fellow Prospective Tulanians outside of Weinmann Hall when I visit. Perhaps a drink or something sometime during the visit?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on February 07, 2008, 10:31:42 PM
I'm about 99% sure that I will be there for the 3/28 ASW.  I'm still waiting on USD, but if I get in and it is too late to go to their 3/10 ASW, the last week of March will be great.  I'll spend one weekend in San Diego, have my birthday during the week, then head down to New Orleans for the next weekend. 

If I do go to the 3/28 ASW I would definitely be down for a drink in the evening or something.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 08, 2008, 07:45:11 AM
If I do go to the 3/28 ASW I would definitely be down for a drink in the evening or something.

Good news man!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ColvilleWA on February 08, 2008, 02:49:16 PM
This thread makes me want to go to Tulane...is it too late to apply with a 3.3/158?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 08, 2008, 02:50:17 PM
This thread makes me want to go to Tulane...is it too late to apply with a 3.3/158?

You never know unless you try!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on February 08, 2008, 04:06:54 PM
How is the sports law program at Tulane? and how well does it place in the south, specifically FL?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 08, 2008, 04:13:42 PM
How is the sports law program at Tulane? and how well does it place in the south, specifically FL?

Tulane has the #1 sports law program in the nation.  If you know you want sports law, Tulane is THE school.

(Not that sports law jobs are super plentiful)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on February 08, 2008, 04:19:15 PM
really!! wow, i never knew that at all, thanks. Def puts it higher on my list.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 08, 2008, 05:17:11 PM
I really hope I hear from Tulane soon! Still missing New Orleans after my visit down there in January.  I've been "file eligible for review" for about a week and a half I'd say now. Anyone else sit there for this long waiting? I want to be reviewed ASAP (and preferably given a little money too!! haha)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 08, 2008, 07:36:39 PM
I really hope I hear from Tulane soon! Still missing New Orleans after my visit down there in January.  I've been "file eligible for review" for about a week and a half I'd say now. Anyone else sit there for this long waiting? I want to be reviewed ASAP (and preferably given a little money too!! haha)

Me too, Tulane is a top choice for me.  And I've been "eligible for review" for about a week and a half also. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 09, 2008, 12:32:18 AM
Best of luck with acceptance, i think your LSAT score will help you out big time. Find me on law school numbers when you hear something.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 09, 2008, 08:40:24 AM
Thanks!  same to you. I added you to my watchlist on LSN and I'll message you if I hear anything.  I'm hoping to hear soon because I would really like to make plans to go to the ASW in March if I'm admitted.  Good luck!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 10, 2008, 11:52:16 PM
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You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need

Just wanted to point out that a certain feared Tulane civpro prof will make it so you never forget the above line.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 11, 2008, 01:49:36 AM
whoa.

i am confused here. if you do the common law track, does that eliminate you from jobs in new orleans?

Nope.  While firms in NOLA certainly like to see a civil law certificate on a resume, there are students every year who refuse to return home and decide to get NOLA jobs.

The LA bar will probably take a little extra prep, but - like I said - people do it every year.

Hello all. I'm a NOLA native and summered as a 2L last summer at a prominent firm in NOLA. I turned Tulane down for a T14 so thought I might be able to bring a locals perspective to things if you would like.

FWIW, no one at my firm cared about if you studied common or civil law - just grades, school rank, and ties to the city. About half of the class was from the T20 (most were locals and/or went to Tulane undergrad) and the other half from Tulane and Loyola. HTH
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 11, 2008, 08:49:36 AM
Just saw Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations: New Orleans this weekend. It made me want a po boy. It also made me cry, as they went around the city profiling the historic restaurants that are having a hard time coming back (Antoine's among them). Bourdain talked about the spray paint "glyphs" on the houses and buildings - and it gave me chills. This was a badass show, and I highly recommend everyone try to catch it - even though it was very bittersweet. I do think it captured the spirit of the locals well.

But honestly, does the city feel as haunted as it is made out to be in shows like this? Do you ever feel this type of atmosphere? Is the spray paint still up (outside the french quarter)?

You can find homes with the spray paint still, but in Uptown it pretty much just means the home is being remodeled and will be overpriced soon.  In other parts of NOLA, it either means the owner is a bit lazy (not trying to be overly harsh) or the home will soon be auctioned/bulldozed.

It isn't hard to find the remnants of Katrina, but along with that comes the truly amazing recovery this city has made/is making.  Day to day, you don't notice.

The Hornets are killing it, real-estate investments are coming in (despite the market turmoil), and the streetcar is up and running - life is good in the Big Easy.

(oh and the food is still absurdly good)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 11, 2008, 08:52:57 AM
I saw the No Reservations episode as well. Having visited a month or so prior, I found it brought back that sense of sadness I also felt when inside the city. NOLA is a lot like NYC, easy to say nothing happened there but right under the surface is a lot of signs that it did (a little more obvious in NOLA than NYC though..) but it seems the city has really came together and Bourdain seemed to hone in on that fact. It was really good. FWIW - it can be downloaded for 1.99 on itunes.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 11, 2008, 09:13:38 AM
Most locals I have spoken with are very happy about the major projects downtown.  10 billion dollars being spent in downtown NOLA is a good thing, no matter who is behind it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 11, 2008, 11:23:54 AM
Most locals I have spoken with are very happy about the major projects downtown.  10 billion dollars being spent in downtown NOLA is a good thing, no matter who is behind it.

Now all we need is affordable places to live or bigger paychecks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on February 11, 2008, 11:40:09 AM
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(oh and the food is still absurdly good)

I was just thinking about this today - particularly since Tulane sent me an oversized postcard featuring a picture of a muffuletta on the front today. Below the sandwich are the words "Meal Plan." On the back, the card proclaims: "Interpret the law. Study hard. Eat well." 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kev199 on February 11, 2008, 01:39:19 PM
It is only 71 and sunny at the moment.  Rough times down here. ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on February 11, 2008, 02:29:28 PM
I got the Audubon Park postcard on a day that was windy, pouring rain and about 36 degrees at my place... Had to get all geared up just to check the mail  :-\

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Steve Jones on February 11, 2008, 04:34:52 PM
what a festering toilet of a city
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 12, 2008, 11:06:20 AM
what a festering toilet of a city

How nice   ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 12, 2008, 01:26:14 PM
what a festering toilet of a city

I happen to like NOLA, thank you very much.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 12, 2008, 01:32:35 PM
what a festering toilet of a city

I happen to like NOLA, thank you very much.

Don't worry, the Steven Wallace account has already flamed every other law school/city, it was only a matter of time.  He will probably delete the post soon.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 12, 2008, 01:40:45 PM
what a festering toilet of a city

I happen to like NOLA, thank you very much.

Don't worry, the Steven Wallace account has already flamed every other law school/city, it was only a matter of time.  He will probably delete the post soon.

I know. But I also know that NOLA is definitely not for everyone - an acquired taste, if you will. My mom, example, would love for me to stay in Gainesville or go to Chicago over Tulane. She's a worrier.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 12, 2008, 01:56:31 PM
what a festering toilet of a city

I happen to like NOLA, thank you very much.

Don't worry, the Steven Wallace account has already flamed every other law school/city, it was only a matter of time.  He will probably delete the post soon.

I know. But I also know that NOLA is definitely not for everyone - an acquired taste, if you will. My mom, example, would love for me to stay in Gainesville or go to Chicago over Tulane. She's a worrier.

What would worry her? (not that there are not things to worry about, just wondering)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 12, 2008, 05:59:23 PM
what a festering toilet of a city

I happen to like NOLA, thank you very much.

Don't worry, the Steven Wallace account has already flamed every other law school/city, it was only a matter of time.  He will probably delete the post soon.

I know. But I also know that NOLA is definitely not for everyone - an acquired taste, if you will. My mom, example, would love for me to stay in Gainesville or go to Chicago over Tulane. She's a worrier.

What would worry her? (not that there are not things to worry about, just wondering)

Eh, the last time she visited NOLA was pre-Katrina, and I think she is just concerned about the present state of the city. I've actually been there three times post-Katrina (only once for Mardi Gras, FWIW), and have fallen in love with the place. As with any big city, I think you just have to be cognizant of what areas are the ones you want to avoid.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 12, 2008, 06:39:19 PM
That sounds like my mom.  She had been to NOLA pre-K and was nervous about me going here.  I took her down to visit and she felt a lot better about my preference/decision after that.  She's quite the worrier too.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 12, 2008, 06:53:11 PM
My mom was also worried. I told her I'd buy a handgun and a rifle, get a dog, and put a deadbolt on my bedroom door to allow more time to wake up and cock my gun. This only freaked her out more. Small town folks just don't understand city life, or jokes about it! :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 12, 2008, 08:09:57 PM
My mom was also worried. I told her I'd buy a handgun and a rifle, get a dog, and put a deadbolt on my bedroom door to allow more time to wake up and cock my gun. This only freaked her out more. Small town folks just don't understand city life, or jokes about it! :)

Now that I think about it, she'd probably be a little freaked out if I ended up in Chicago, too. She's from a very small town in Florida, and we've always lived in suburbs.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 12, 2008, 08:32:46 PM
My mom was also worried. I told her I'd buy a handgun and a rifle, get a dog, and put a deadbolt on my bedroom door to allow more time to wake up and cock my gun. This only freaked her out more. Small town folks just don't understand city life, or jokes about it! :)

Now that I think about it, she'd probably be a little freaked out if I ended up in Chicago, too. She's from a very small town in Florida, and we've always lived in suburbs.

Haha, I was (kind-of) trying to bait you into saying something along the lines of "crime", as Chicago's crime rate is > NOLA's right now.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 12, 2008, 09:53:26 PM
Alright the Tulane Forum on the Admitted Students Page is dead and honestly I'm a bigger Facebooker than LSDer (it's easier with faces and names). Anyone interested in a Tulane Admits and Prospects 2011 Group perhaps??? Just throwing around other ideas for us to interact. Let me know if you're interested.......
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 12, 2008, 09:59:13 PM
My mom was also worried. I told her I'd buy a handgun and a rifle, get a dog, and put a deadbolt on my bedroom door to allow more time to wake up and cock my gun. This only freaked her out more. Small town folks just don't understand city life, or jokes about it! :)

Now that I think about it, she'd probably be a little freaked out if I ended up in Chicago, too. She's from a very small town in Florida, and we've always lived in suburbs.

Haha, I kind of trying to bait you into saying something along the lines of "crime", as Chicago's crime rate is > NOLA's right now.

The only difference being that it is virtually impossible to totally avoid going through bad neighborhoods in NOLA, especially if you spend a lot of time uptown. Good and bad neighborhoods are like squares on a checkerboard with each square representing 2 - 3 blocks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on February 12, 2008, 10:10:00 PM
Alright the Tulane Forum on the Admitted Students Page is dead and honestly I'm a bigger Facebooker than LSDer (it's easier with faces and names). Anyone interested in a Tulane Admits and Prospects 2011 Group perhaps??? Just throwing around other ideas for us to interact. Let me know if you're interested.......

I'll join.  Let me know if you make one.

Hopefully there will be more action on the Admitted Students board as more people decide for sure which ASW they will be at.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 12, 2008, 10:34:28 PM
My mom was also worried. I told her I'd buy a handgun and a rifle, get a dog, and put a deadbolt on my bedroom door to allow more time to wake up and cock my gun. This only freaked her out more. Small town folks just don't understand city life, or jokes about it! :)

Now that I think about it, she'd probably be a little freaked out if I ended up in Chicago, too. She's from a very small town in Florida, and we've always lived in suburbs.

Haha, I kind of trying to bait you into saying something along the lines of "crime", as Chicago's crime rate is > NOLA's right now.

The only difference being that it is virtually impossible to totally avoid going through bad neighborhoods in NOLA, especially if you spend a lot of time uptown. Good and bad neighborhoods are like squares on a checkerboard with each square representing 2 - 3 blocks.

I think the checkerboard aspect of Uptown is a bit overblown.  While there are some crazy housing price differences (the home on the corner of my street was recently listed at 1.2 million, while the home I live in is worth 1/4-1/5th of that), it isn't like Uptown inherited the 9th Ward. 

If you get by the river (near Tchoupitoulas & the docks) it can get pretty rough - also over by Roman's and the graveyards, the two car repair shops seem to drag the area down a little.  Oh and Claiborne - Louisiana - Simon - 90 square isn't great.

So I guess my point is, while it is a checkerboard - the squares on the board are larger and more identifiable than I initially believed prior to moving here.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on February 12, 2008, 10:39:01 PM
On parents:
My mother fell in love with New Orleans from the moment she visited.  She isn't from a small town, but I definitely would say she's led quite a sheltered life in recent years.  She nags me on more appropriate issues such as bicycle safety (potholes + drivers with bicycle-blindness) and whether I have enough money to eat (I do - and, ugh, this reminds me I need to file with FAFSA).  Sure, there is crime here, but it is easily avoided, even in the less savory parts of town (knock on wood).  And, if you go into these parts of town, EVERYONE has your back (telling you to 'be careful, baby').  It is almost comedic.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 12, 2008, 10:55:37 PM
Alright guys, there is a group on facebook titled "Prospective Tulane Law Students Class of 2011". Feel free to join and hopefully get some discussion on there. This includes admnits and penders.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 12, 2008, 10:57:33 PM
Alright guys, there is a group on facebook titled "Prospective Tulane Law Students Class of 2011". Feel free to join and hopefully get some discussion on there. This includes admnits and penders.

Excuse me, ADMITS
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on February 13, 2008, 07:53:50 AM
JazzFest sounds amazing this year, to be quite frank. Lucky

The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Santana, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Sheryl Crow, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, Al Green, Diana Krall, Keyshia Cole, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, The Raconteurs, Irma Thomas, Steel Pulse, John Prine, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, O.A.R., Galactic, The Roots, Dianne Reeves, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Burning Spear, Ozomatli with Chali 2na, Rebirth Brass Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tower of Power, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, Cassandra Wilson, Keb’ Mo’, The Count Basie Orchestra feat. Patti Austin, Pete Fountain, The Derek Trucks Band, Richard Thompson, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Radiators, James Cotton, Cupid, The John Butler Trio, Del McCoury, Vernel Bagneris: Jelly Roll & Me, Terence Blanchard with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Buckwheat Zydeco, John P. Kee & the New Life Community Choir, Cowboy Mouth, Byron Cage with Kim Burrell, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. and the Greater St. Stephen Choir, Trinitee 5:7, Lizz Wright, Voices of the Wetlands Allstars, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Bad Plus, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Gene “Duke of Earl” Chandler, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Davell Crawford’s N.O. R & B Orchestra, Henry Butler, Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Leo Nocentelli’s “Rare Gathering," Lee Boys, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, MOOV of Martinique, Jackson Southernaires, Big Jay McNeely, Paul Porter of the Legendary Christianaires, Nicholas Payton and thousands more are scheduled to appear at this year’s celebration, set for April 25 – 27 and May 1 - 4.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 13, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
I went to three JazzFests pre-Law School - all amazing.

You won't be able to attend during law school, so get them in while you can.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: AlabamaWhitman on February 13, 2008, 01:22:36 PM
Posted by: aman49 
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I just went into committee today... how long does it usually take to get a decision?

Mine took just under 2 weeks and that seems to be the average based on responses. I'm sure it varies. Good luck!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 13, 2008, 02:36:33 PM
Has anyone else sent in the Tulane Financial Aid form they mailed? I think their form actually did an excellent job of communicating exactly how freakin expensive Tulane and a lot of other schools are. They make you calculate your estimated monthly loan payment over 15 years at 8.525ish% interest..WOW. Is anyone else a little freaked out by this? Add my 50K UG debt, and wow. I'm scared!  :-[
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 13, 2008, 04:12:28 PM
Yeah I sent it in... terrifing. They said not to account for merit money though so that will ease the burden a bit in my case. Still pricey thought.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 13, 2008, 04:19:12 PM
Yeah, I pray for merit money. I mean, even 10K a year would significantly help when you break that down over 15 years. I think its good they do that though. I think too many people blindly assume the debt will pay itself off. For some people it will, for others they will muster it but it will be a burden, for others it will crush you. Good to know that before getting in!

Just faxed that in this morning and checked my updater this afternoon and was accepted after going into review yesterday! I AM STOKED!

TULANE!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 13, 2008, 04:24:41 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 13, 2008, 04:40:36 PM
Just wondering -- got my admission email today and it says "information about your scholarship award will be enclosed" I assume this means scholarship, I don't know why they'd add that if I didn't get anything...anyone know on this? I need money bad  :P
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 13, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
got acceptance email today. pumped.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 13, 2008, 06:34:17 PM
congrats on the acceptances today!  I hope I'll be joining you soon. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 13, 2008, 07:13:57 PM
Congratulations to everyone on their acceptances!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 13, 2008, 08:07:37 PM
i'm rooting for you olderandwiser, let me know when you get the good news.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 13, 2008, 08:14:37 PM
Best of luck olderandwiser!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 14, 2008, 10:57:57 AM
thanks to you both!  i appreciate the support.   ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 14, 2008, 11:52:42 PM
I saw this post slipped to page 2 for the first time I've seen it there in a few weeks, figured it deserves to be on pg 1 again. For those admitted, how long did it take for your admissions packets to come? I am awaiting this packet with scholly info more anxiously than my decision itself!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 18, 2008, 12:19:41 PM
i got my acceptance packet as well over the weekend, and am a little disappointed by the scholarship amount :( I applied in January so I know that might factor in, but I was hoping for a bit more
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 18, 2008, 12:31:54 PM
Got my acceptance on 2/11 and when I got back home yesterday the acceptance package had arrived (in a strange inside-out tote bag). My scholarship is $10,000/year contingent on a 3.0. I'm underwhelmed, I have to admit.

I also visited recently and was underwhelmed then too. The school seems great, but NO is not somewhere I want to live for 3 years.

NO is not for everyone, but I'm glad you came to visit to check it out for yourself.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 18, 2008, 12:58:52 PM
NO is definitely a love it or hate it kinda place. There are definitely elements of NO I don't like, but I love the culture and vibe of the city. Its definitely somewhere you must check out first! I am still missing NO after my January visit :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 18, 2008, 05:45:39 PM
Congrats everyone.

Admissions office workers getting more and more frantic it seems. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 18, 2008, 05:58:53 PM
Just got my acceptance e-mail! Woohoo! I'm surprised they sent it on President's Day, but I'll take it!!!

P.S. Did anybody else have a typo in their acceptance email? Mine says this (I copied and pasted).

" Also enclosed with your acceptance packet is informtion about your scholarship award."

We get a few days off for Mardi Gras, so I think that means that the school doesn't get shut down for Presidents Day like it might in other places. :)

Congratulations everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on February 18, 2008, 06:21:59 PM
OTALSH, is your info on LSN accurate?

Congrats on all the new acceptances.  Is anybody planning on going to the 3/28 ASW?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 18, 2008, 06:43:48 PM
I am learning towards 3/28 or 4/4 depending on cost of hotels/etc. Looking fairly pricey both of those weekends  :-[
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 18, 2008, 06:53:05 PM
I am learning towards 3/28 or 4/4 depending on cost of hotels/etc. Looking fairly pricey both of those weekends  :-[

Yeah the tourism industry is back on its feet and booming - meaning prices are back to pre-Katrina levels.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 18, 2008, 07:19:41 PM
I am learning towards 3/28 or 4/4 depending on cost of hotels/etc. Looking fairly pricey both of those weekends  :-[

Before my girlfriend booked our room, I found some bed and breakfast type places near Tulane for around $85/night.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 18, 2008, 07:25:07 PM
Happen to recall the names of any of them? I've used expedia/travelocity/etc. to search and have not found a whole lot. B&B would be a nice way to go.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 18, 2008, 07:39:09 PM
I am learning towards 3/28 or 4/4 depending on cost of hotels/etc. Looking fairly pricey both of those weekends  :-[

Before my girlfriend booked our room, I found some bed and breakfast type places near Tulane for around $85/night.

Call and make sure they are not undergoing renovations during your stay - the major B&B close to Tulane is replacing their roof right now.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 18, 2008, 07:41:12 PM
Happen to recall the names of any of them? I've used expedia/travelocity/etc. to search and have not found a whole lot. B&B would be a nice way to go.

http://www.sweetolive.com/ this is one that a friend, who has visited New Orleans several times, recommended.  There are several that come up if you google Bed and Breakfast New Orleans as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 18, 2008, 08:39:33 PM
Just fyi, although you'll be fine, that place is not in the best part of town and is about a 15 minute drive to campus.  Not trying to turn you off from it, just giving information.

Credited.  Also probably more than 15 minutes away.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 18, 2008, 08:42:32 PM
Happen to recall the names of any of them? I've used expedia/travelocity/etc. to search and have not found a whole lot. B&B would be a nice way to go.

http://www.sweetolive.com/ this is one that a friend, who has visited New Orleans several times, recommended.  There are several that come up if you google Bed and Breakfast New Orleans as well.

I also concur. I used to live about 4 blocks from there for a few years. There are some hip things to do in the Marigny especially on Frenchmen but I wouldn't suggest staying down there - at least for the first time visiting. It's far from Tulane and not the safest part of town.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 18, 2008, 08:44:56 PM
Happen to recall the names of any of them? I've used expedia/travelocity/etc. to search and have not found a whole lot. B&B would be a nice way to go.

http://www.sweetolive.com/ this is one that a friend, who has visited New Orleans several times, recommended.  There are several that come up if you google Bed and Breakfast New Orleans as well.

I also concur. I used to live about 4 blocks from there for a few years. There are some hip things to do in the Marigny especially on Frenchmen but I wouldn't suggest staying down there - at least for the first time visiting. It's far from Tulane and not the safest part of town.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 18, 2008, 09:03:47 PM
Yeah, the Sweet Olive one there does not really mesh too well with me. I've found one hotel in Garden District and one in FQ for 77, thats looking to be my best bet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 18, 2008, 10:02:22 PM
I have to admit, the streetcar makes N.O. a much more attractive option than if it didn't exist. The city is so stinkin' crowded and parking so difficult** that the 'car makes things way easier (I imagine).


**I'm opposed to crowded cities and dificult parking after 7 years in San Francisco

Parking is actually a highly overrated problem in NOLA, but the streetcar has made things a bit better (although it brings more people to my area and crowds up my restaurants  >:( )
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 19, 2008, 08:45:45 AM
I have to admit, the streetcar makes N.O. a much more attractive option than if it didn't exist. The city is so stinkin' crowded and parking so difficult** that the 'car makes things way easier (I imagine).


**I'm opposed to crowded cities and dificult parking after 7 years in San Francisco

I would never rely on NOLA public transportation to get somewhere that I really needed to be (e.g., work/school) as they aren't reliable. The streetcar is very cool to catch a ride to the quarter, have some drinks, then get back home cheaply but that's about it IMO.

When I was living in the Marigny and working in the CBD I tried taking the bus for a few weeks. I asked the driver what her schedule was for my stop. She said she didn't have one. The next day when I had found a schedule on the internet and asked her again she told me to throw it away because it was useless.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 19, 2008, 08:59:32 AM
Sadly, the lack of bus schedule rings true in almost every major city. Had a similar experience in Chicago a few weeks back while on a visit  :P Used to live in Belgium where you can set your time to the bus schedule...so I guess it strikes me as odd that after years of practice, a set schedule cannot be mastered and maintained.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 19, 2008, 09:33:22 AM
I know a few of you have answered this before, but i couldn't find it in the thread.  I feel like I have been "eligible for review" forever.  how long did it take most people to move to "in commttee" or whatever? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 19, 2008, 09:40:56 AM
Took me around 2 weeks, but after going "in review" only 24/hrs. Seems like they keep you in the pile for quite a while, but move rather quickly after that.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on February 19, 2008, 10:06:01 AM
I have been "in review" for over a month. Good times.


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 19, 2008, 10:13:06 AM
I know a few of you have answered this before, but i couldn't find it in the thread.  I feel like I have been "eligible for review" forever.  how long did it take most people to move to "in commttee" or whatever? 

Your application was complete relatively quickly compared to others at Tulane.  The trend on LSN indicates they are going through most of the applications in the order received and that they are starting to release decisions for the late January applicants.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 19, 2008, 10:25:28 AM
Ok cool.  Thanks to everybody who replied.  I guess I'll just cool my jets for a bit.  I've never been a patient person so all this waiting is torture. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 19, 2008, 11:17:07 AM
Y'all might want to try the Hampton Inn or the Best Western on St. Charles.  They're right next to each other and next to a fabulous Mexican food restaurant.  Then you can just use the street car to get up to Tulane if you need to.  They're pretty nice hotels in a nice area.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: metry on February 19, 2008, 12:33:00 PM
Y'all might want to try the Hampton Inn or the Best Western on St. Charles.  They're right next to each other and next to a fabulous Mexican food restaurant.  Then you can just use the street car to get up to Tulane if you need to.  They're pretty nice hotels in a nice area.

Margarita night at Superior is a college classic!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 19, 2008, 01:09:11 PM
So here's a change of subject:
When I visited I sat in on a 1L Con Law class taught by a nice-enough fellow with no ass.
He talked and talked and when he would ask questions, no one answered. Even when he called on a specific person they would look at him blankly and one said, "I... don't know. Can you repeat the question?"

I was a little surprised by this Socratic failure - what gives? Bad prof? Dumb students? Boring material (yes)? Many students were clacking away at their laptops IMing and emailing.

I sat in on a class at another school and that guy had the students attention the whole time. They had to stand to answer and only were allowed to sit back down when he had his way with them and said Thank You. They seemed to like him a lot, despite the toughness.

Lots of things could explain it.  Maybe the reading assignment was crazy long and most students didn't make it all the way through.  Maybe the students just recently had an LRW assignment due and hadn't had time to read for class.  etc

No matter what law school you attend, there will be classes where everyone is zoned out and just trying to make it through.  Doesn't matter if you are in Yale or Cooley - some classes will be interesting, chatty, and fun - and others will be dull, boring, and forgettable.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 19, 2008, 04:27:11 PM
I was wondering if they hold ASW's on specific dates so that the profs can spice up the topic for the day

I've only heard of one professor so far that changed the lecture for the day at all b/c there were visiting students.  Usually it's just a normal class day when visiting students come in.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: HippieLawChick on February 19, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
So here's a change of subject:
When I visited I sat in on a 1L Con Law class taught by a nice-enough fellow with no ass.
He talked and talked and when he would ask questions, no one answered. Even when he called on a specific person they would look at him blankly and one said, "I... don't know. Can you repeat the question?"

I was a little surprised by this Socratic failure - what gives? Bad prof? Dumb students? Boring material (yes)? Many students were clacking away at their laptops IMing and emailing.

I sat in on a class at another school and that guy had the students attention the whole time. They had to stand to answer and only were allowed to sit back down when he had his way with them and said Thank You. They seemed to like him a lot, despite the toughness.

Lots of things could explain it.  Maybe the reading assignment was crazy long and most students didn't make it all the way through.  Maybe the students just recently had an LRW assignment due and hadn't had time to read for class.  etc

No matter what law school you attend, there will be classes where everyone is zoned out and just trying to make it through.  Doesn't matter if you are in Yale or Cooley - some classes will be interesting, chatty, and fun - and others will be dull, boring, and forgettable.

The problem is that students usually don't participate unless participation is part of their grade, or the professor requires it.  Otherwise, there is no incentive to speak up.  There is actually a slight disincentive in that fellow classmates might call you a "gunner" if you give an answer.  I think this is riduclous, but that is the culture at many schools today.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 19, 2008, 06:34:15 PM
Status checker just went to "File is undergoing review" today. This definitely makes me nervous.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 19, 2008, 06:42:08 PM
I think you'll be ok! I think they're heavy on LSAT over anything...just my opinion; have not done a lot of research.  Good luck!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 03:54:11 AM
Keith Werhan worked on "The Pelican Brief" (obviously not on-screen - the dude has no ass), was once linked romantically to German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, and is actually quite the fan of "sarcastic chuckles".  He also headlines the act titled "Keith Werhan and the Chief Justice Marshalls" down at Harrahs.  Not a fan of the Commerce Clause, he routinely buys all the sugar manufacturing facilities in the US while using child labor to peddle out-of-state lottery tickets at unheard of margins.  He holds the chair endowed by the former publisher of NOLA's own Time-Picayune (which is now run by his son of a similar nomenclature). 

(only some of the above is true)

I'm a bit jealous.  I should have used my excellent bully shtick earlier - now it would be old news.   :-\
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 20, 2008, 10:22:52 AM
Hey so... what are Tulane's gym facilities like? Does the gym come with cost of attendence?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 10:30:16 AM
Hey so... what are Tulane's gym facilities like? Does the gym come with cost of attendence?

Great gym, and they make you pay for it in a campus usage fee.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 20, 2008, 10:31:09 AM
Hey so... what are Tulane's gym facilities like? Does the gym come with cost of attendence?

Great gym, and they make you pay for it in a campus usage fee.
That is part of the standard tuition though, right?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 10:35:25 AM
Hey so... what are Tulane's gym facilities like? Does the gym come with cost of attendence?

Great gym, and they make you pay for it in a campus usage fee.
That is part of the standard tuition though, right?

Law Tuition: $33,500
Academic/University Fee: $2,200
Activity/Reily Center Fee: $480

Student Health Center Fee $490

It's in those.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 20, 2008, 10:37:17 AM
Hey so... what are Tulane's gym facilities like? Does the gym come with cost of attendence?

Great gym, and they make you pay for it in a campus usage fee.
That is part of the standard tuition though, right?

Law Tuition: $33,500
Academic/University Fee: $2,200
Activity/Reily Center Fee: $480

Student Health Center Fee $490

It's in those.
Aha! Thanks as always bot. Your Tulane trolling is seriously rubbing off on me.

How do you feel about summer programs abroad (if not for the fact that you are attached at the hip to the other botbot).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 11:29:37 AM
When Tulane says they have some of the best study abroad programs in the world, they are being completely truthful.  There are few schools that have programs that rival the size and depth of Tulane's.

There is an interesting tension at the school though.  Everyone who went on a study abroad program has become their cheerleader and will use any excuse to speak of their greatness.  Everyone who didn't go on them constantly whines about how future employers look at it as taking a vacation when you should have been gaining valuable work experience.

When it comes down to it, it isn't a blemish on your record - but it isn't a circuit externship either.  It would likely be a career mistake to pass up a solid paying 1L gig, any prestigious judge, or something similar to go abroad, but if you don't have those options it may be a mistake to not go enjoy the world and the law.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 20, 2008, 11:47:48 AM
When Tulane says they have some of the best study abroad programs in the world, they are being completely truthful.  There are few schools that have programs that rival the size and depth of Tulane's.

There is an interesting tension at the school though.  Everyone who went on a study abroad program has become their cheerleader and will use any excuse to speak of their greatness.  Everyone who didn't go on them whine constantly about how future employers look at it as taking a vacation when you should have been gaining valuable work experience.

When it comes down to it, it isn't a blemish on your record - but it isn't a circuit externship either.  It would likely be a career mistake to pass up a solid paying 1L gig, any prestigious judge, or something similar to go abroad, but if you don't have those options it may be a mistake to not go enjoy the world and the law.
Eh. I know it's not the same as a 1L summer gig, but I have worked as a paralegal for about 7 years now. I spent 4 years at a small office, almost a year at a big city DA's office, and 2 years at one of the biggest firms in the world. I don't think that employers would look at a summer abroad on my part would consider me underexperienced in the legal field for their recruitment purposes.

But I do see your point... Judicial Clerkship or Summer Abroad at Cambridge... I don't see how you could go wrong.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 03:22:52 PM
Oh, everyone make sure you female dog and moan about graded LRW during any Q&A time with an administrator. 

Everything in life is better Pass/Fail.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 20, 2008, 03:25:30 PM
But then how do you know your RANK?!

Your seven other 1L grades.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 20, 2008, 05:36:49 PM
Got in today, with scholarship info in the mail! One day in review: that was definitely a really quick turnaround!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on February 20, 2008, 05:38:17 PM
Congrats! I was in review for only a day too, so I think they keep you piled up a while but only remove so many files and move them to "in review" which is kinda nice. Good luck on the scholarship. Seems perhaps money is running a bit low these days, so I hope you do well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 20, 2008, 06:46:08 PM
using child labor to peddle out-of-state lottery tickets at unheard of margins.

Haha, con law yesterday, much?  Good job, botbot.

Oh, and the gym is great.  Def. worth the money.

Uh, what else..  I'm going to London this summer for study abroad.  Quite looking forward to it.  I'm going to try to get a job for the first part of the summer (likely unpaid :( ) and go to London for the other half.  I'll keep y'all updated on how it goes.


And YES, push for LRW to be P/F.  You'll thank yourself for it later.

Man, you guys are too fast for me on this thread...  *whew!*
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 20, 2008, 07:30:27 PM
Congrats! I was in review for only a day too, so I think they keep you piled up a while but only remove so many files and move them to "in review" which is kinda nice. Good luck on the scholarship. Seems perhaps money is running a bit low these days, so I hope you do well.

Ugh, don't tell me that about the scholarship money, it'll just get me worried.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on February 21, 2008, 09:41:56 AM
is tulane willing to negotiate scholarship money, or do they reply with a standard, no money left
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 21, 2008, 09:50:14 AM
is tulane willing to negotiate scholarship money, or do they reply with a standard, no money left

Depends.

A lower ranked school is a really tough sell and will probably get the "no money left".  They didn't match a pretty late request for SMU either.  They did a bump up over a UTex offer, though.

Ask ASAP, as they do have a legitimate "limit" that they try and stick to.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: StressCase on February 21, 2008, 10:40:18 AM
Got in to my first choice today. I will be withdrawing from Tulane next week, ironically right after my visit to NOLA this weekend. Guess I'll just enjoy my trip. Should free up some money though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 21, 2008, 12:10:49 PM
Got in to my first choice today. I will be withdrawing from Tulane next week, ironically right after my visit to NOLA this weekend. Guess I'll just enjoy my trip. Should free up some money though.

Congratulations!  Enjoy your trip to NOLA. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: gocats2011 on February 21, 2008, 01:14:02 PM
For those who go to Tulane and have scholarships, do your scholarships have any grade requirements?  I just got one with a 3.0 requirement at 30k, and I want to both negotiate for the removal of the grade requirement and more money, but I am nervous about asking for both at the same time.  What % of the class would a 3.0 be?  If it isn't too bad I might just ask for more money.  Thanks for any help.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 21, 2008, 01:17:36 PM
For those who go to Tulane and have scholarships, do your scholarships have any grade requirements?  I just got one with a 3.0 requirement at 30k, and I want to both negotiate for the removal of the grade requirement and more money, but I am nervous about asking for both at the same time.  What % of the class would a 3.0 be?  If it isn't too bad I might just ask for more money.  Thanks for any help.

I have the 3.0 grade requirement and the same amount!  If you are successful, please let me know, because I am going to do it right after you!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 21, 2008, 01:21:27 PM
Ditto. It's a really awesome scholly. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 22, 2008, 10:49:13 AM
A 3.0 is a B average, so as long as you're somewhere around the top 50% of the class (give or take), you're golden.

Oh and yes, I'm here on scholarship.  You can PM to ask me how much, but the grade requirements are the same.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 22, 2008, 11:09:27 AM
I just arrived back to an ice storm in Missouri from my trip to New Orleans.  I was surprised to find that the city looked pretty much like I remembered during my last visit about six years ago.  The law school facilities seemed to be new and the students seemed to be pretty happy.  The class I visited (Wessman Contracts) was more like an undergraduate class, students volunteered to answer questions instead of being selected.  In general, there seemed to be less Facebook/Solitaire playing in class than at other schools.

Dean Ponoroff stopped to chat with us as our small tour group was walking down the hall and was very pleasant.  In the several law schools I have visited, he is the first dean that I have actually seen, let alone had a meaningful conversation with.

Every time I visit New Orleans, several people caution me about not going to certain areas, don't walk, etc. because of safety reasons.  I realize there may be a crime problem, but I think people who live there blow it out of proportion.  Our law school tour guide was a little weird in dismissing carjackings and muggings as "property crimes," though.  We took cabs everywhere the first day we were there, but after that we walked almost everywhere we went and didn't have or perceive any potential any problems.  We did not spend much time in the neighborhoods near Tulane, but it seemed livable/safe from what I saw.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 22, 2008, 03:50:37 PM
I just arrived back to an ice storm in Missouri from my trip to New Orleans.  I was surprised to find that the city looked pretty much like I remembered during my last visit about six years ago.  The law school facilities seemed to be new and the students seemed to be pretty happy.  The class I visited (Wessman Contracts) was more like an undergraduate class, students volunteered to answer questions instead of being selected.  In general, there seemed to be less Facebook/Solitaire playing in class than at other schools.

Dean Ponoroff stopped to chat with us as our small tour group was walking down the hall and was very pleasant.  In the several law schools I have visited, he is the first dean that I have actually seen, let alone had a meaningful conversation with.

Every time I visit New Orleans, several people caution me about not going to certain areas, don't walk, etc. because of safety reasons.  I realize there may be a crime problem, but I think people who live there blow it out of proportion.  Our law school tour guide was a little weird in dismissing carjackings and muggings as "property crimes," though.  We took cabs everywhere the first day we were there, but after that we walked almost everywhere we went and didn't have or perceive any potential any problems.  We did not spend much time in the neighborhoods near Tulane, but it seemed livable/safe from what I saw.

Oh, upgrade, you sat in my Contracts II class.  I love love love that class.  Wessman is a fantastic professor.

Dean Ponoroff is great.  Very personable, hilarious, really nice guy.

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!  Be safe in Missouri w/ all the nasty weather up there right now.

*is wearing flip-flops again today*  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 22, 2008, 04:04:57 PM
*could have kayaked home today*
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 22, 2008, 04:05:48 PM
*could have kayaked home today*

Haha, yes.  I went through some puddles that I wasn't sure I was going to make it out of in my car today.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 22, 2008, 04:09:00 PM
You know what's strange to me?

When you talk to a person about BU, they will tell you that it has great placement, but the dungeon tower sucks, and the students are neurotic assholes and that Beantown is unnecessarily expensive.

When you talk to a person about Fordham, they will tell you that it's a great school, but it has lockers in it's toilets.

When you talk to a person about Iowa, they will tell you that it's a great school, but it's in the middle of bumblefuck.

But you Tulane grads seem to really, REALLY love everything about your school. Do they give you drugs or something?  ???
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 22, 2008, 04:29:10 PM
You know what's strange to me?

When you talk to a person about BU, they will tell you that it has great placement, but the dungeon tower sucks, and the students are neurotic assholes and that Beantown is unnecessarily expensive.

When you talk to a person about Fordham, they will tell you that it's a great school, but it has lockers in it's toilets.

When you talk to a person about Iowa, they will tell you that it's a great school, but it's in the middle of bumblefuck.

But you Tulane grads seem to really, REALLY love everything about your school. Do they give you drugs or something?  ???

The relaxed NOLA culture coupled with the intensity of law school creates a very enjoyable balance. 

You not only avoid the all play and no work funk that happens all the time in undergrad, and you also avoid the all work and no play shitfest that happens all the time in real life (and in many, many law schools).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 22, 2008, 05:37:57 PM
*tries to think of something bad*

Oh!  Um, they have this really creepy portrait in one of our classrooms.  It has a bright red background and everything.  Gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 22, 2008, 05:44:35 PM
I'm thinking there has to some sort of Tulane backlash on LSD in the near future, because it seems like there has been one or more Tulane threads on the front page for months now.

*waits for backlash*
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 22, 2008, 05:45:23 PM
I remember when they used to call it TTTulane on xoxo.

Then again they called Cal BoalTTT...  :-\
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 22, 2008, 06:03:06 PM
Oh, upgrade, you sat in my Contracts II class.  I love love love that class.  Wessman is a fantastic professor.

I did enjoy the class as well.   

Quote
Oh!  Um, they have this really creepy portrait in one of our classrooms.  It has a bright red background and everything.  Gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I saw that portrait and was wondering what was with the background.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on February 22, 2008, 07:38:29 PM
sup guys. this is a great thread.

i am pretty much sold on the quality of the school and the seemingly relaxed culture.

the problem i am having in making the decision to attend is that i've never been to the south (except for tourist parts of south florida), and I haven't owned a car in years, because i've lived mostly post college in cities with public transit. you know, like, i like the carless lifestyle, don't really want the expense, and i am curious about how feasible that is for NOLA. anyone have any comments on these two concerns?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 23, 2008, 12:59:43 AM
You don't need a car, but it certainly makes things easier.  If you want to do it, I would aim for a place midway between Magazine and St. Charles for the best access to food, grocery, and the streetcar (it is one of the nicest areas in Uptown as well, but can be pricey).  A bike would be a smart purchase for when you needed to get somewhere in a hurry (there have been quite a few occasions where a bike has beaten me down St. Charles).

Is your other concern a cultural one?  As long as you can relax and put a smile on, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on February 24, 2008, 01:58:33 PM
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my two cents:  don't knock tulane or new orleans til you visit
two more cents:  don't spend your summer reading books like oneL.  might i suggest confederacy of dunces or the moviegoer instead?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 24, 2008, 07:21:26 PM
*shudder*

Yeah, that's the one.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 25, 2008, 09:46:32 AM
lolol

The ladies eyes get me every time I'm in that room.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 25, 2008, 01:01:15 PM
So, I was accepted at Tulane last week and a nice scholarship offer arrived in the mail today.  My question, which I am sure has been addressed somewhere in this long discussion, is how difficult will keeping a 3.0 be?  If someone is willing to answer again or redirect me to this information it would be great. 



I think somewhere I heard a 3.0 meant being a little below 50% in the class.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 25, 2008, 02:00:52 PM
Just got the tote bag - $20k a year scholly! Way more than I expected. If I wasn't already psyched about Tulane, I definitely am now. I guess my application wasn't as bad as I thought it was.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 25, 2008, 03:05:21 PM
Congrats!!! 

I called my husband when the tote bag arrived earlier today.  His first question was whether it was big enough to carry our cat in.  :D  (It is.  The bag barely fit in our pathetic little mailbox.) 

Are you going to ASW?
What date is the ASW again?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 25, 2008, 03:07:20 PM
Congrats!!! 

I called my husband when the tote bag arrived earlier today.  His first question was whether it was big enough to carry our cat in.  :D  (It is.  The bag barely fit in our pathetic little mailbox.) 

Are you going to ASW?
What date is the ASW again?

March 28, April 4, and April 11
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 25, 2008, 03:10:42 PM
Congrats!!! 

I called my husband when the tote bag arrived earlier today.  His first question was whether it was big enough to carry our cat in.  :D  (It is.  The bag barely fit in our pathetic little mailbox.) 

Are you going to ASW?
What date is the ASW again?

March 28, April 4, and April 11
Are these events going to last the entire weekend?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 25, 2008, 03:15:27 PM
Congrats!!! 

I called my husband when the tote bag arrived earlier today.  His first question was whether it was big enough to carry our cat in.  :D  (It is.  The bag barely fit in our pathetic little mailbox.) 

Are you going to ASW?
What date is the ASW again?

March 28, April 4, and April 11
Are these events going to last the entire weekend?

I think it's just the one day.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 25, 2008, 03:23:05 PM
When do you think you are going to come?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 25, 2008, 03:25:17 PM
When do you think you are going to come?

I honestly don't know.  I had planned on March 28th but since I couldn't go to WUSTL this past weekend for their ASD I was going to go to STL on Mar 28th.  So maybe April 4th.  My mom and I are going to drive down next week, since I'm on spring break, and look around some more.  What about you?  Do you think we can convince them to increase our 90K to full?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 25, 2008, 03:51:53 PM
When do you think you are going to come?

I honestly don't know.  I had planned on March 28th but since I couldn't go to WUSTL this past weekend for their ASD I was going to go to STL on Mar 28th.  So maybe April 4th.  My mom and I are going to drive down next week, since I'm on spring break, and look around some more.  What about you?  Do you think we can convince them to increase our 90K to full?
I don't know, man. I'm thinking that if I can leverage my 90k into 90k at a peer school, I could then leverage the peer school's 90k into 105k at Tulane. Still, it would be a stretch. 90k is a LOT of dough.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 25, 2008, 04:36:52 PM
Congrats!!! 

I called my husband when the tote bag arrived earlier today.  His first question was whether it was big enough to carry our cat in.  :D  (It is.  The bag barely fit in our pathetic little mailbox.) 

Are you going to ASW?

Yeah, it looks like I'll be going on the 4th. I'm pretty stoked about it, too.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 25, 2008, 08:31:02 PM
When do you think you are going to come?

I honestly don't know.  I had planned on March 28th but since I couldn't go to WUSTL this past weekend for their ASD I was going to go to STL on Mar 28th.  So maybe April 4th.  My mom and I are going to drive down next week, since I'm on spring break, and look around some more.  What about you?  Do you think we can convince them to increase our 90K to full?
I don't know, man. I'm thinking that if I can leverage my 90k into 90k at a peer school, I could then leverage the peer school's 90k into 105k at Tulane. Still, it would be a stretch. 90k is a LOT of dough.

I think you can do it!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 25, 2008, 08:52:23 PM
When do you think you are going to come?

I honestly don't know.  I had planned on March 28th but since I couldn't go to WUSTL this past weekend for their ASD I was going to go to STL on Mar 28th.  So maybe April 4th.  My mom and I are going to drive down next week, since I'm on spring break, and look around some more.  What about you?  Do you think we can convince them to increase our 90K to full?
I don't know, man. I'm thinking that if I can leverage my 90k into 90k at a peer school, I could then leverage the peer school's 90k into 105k at Tulane. Still, it would be a stretch. 90k is a LOT of dough.

I think you can do it!

Not to be pessimistic, but Tulane has shown great reluctance to bump above 90k in the past.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 25, 2008, 09:30:41 PM
When do you think you are going to come?

I honestly don't know.  I had planned on March 28th but since I couldn't go to WUSTL this past weekend for their ASD I was going to go to STL on Mar 28th.  So maybe April 4th.  My mom and I are going to drive down next week, since I'm on spring break, and look around some more.  What about you?  Do you think we can convince them to increase our 90K to full?
I don't know, man. I'm thinking that if I can leverage my 90k into 90k at a peer school, I could then leverage the peer school's 90k into 105k at Tulane. Still, it would be a stretch. 90k is a LOT of dough.

I think you can do it!

Not to be pessimistic, but Tulane has shown great reluctance to bump above 90k in the past.
Rightfully so. I am beyond grateful for what I have gotten already.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 26, 2008, 10:51:41 AM
Finally went to committee for review! hopefully I will be making plans for an ASW visit myself in the near future.   :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 26, 2008, 11:38:17 AM
Finally went to committee for review! hopefully I will be making plans for an ASW visit myself in the near future.   :)

I just went to review as well.  Good luck!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 26, 2008, 11:55:32 AM
Finally went to committee for review! hopefully I will be making plans for an ASW visit myself in the near future.   :)

I just went to review as well.  Good luck!

Same to you!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kcf on February 26, 2008, 07:03:13 PM
This is one sweet tote bag.

That is one sweet scholarship.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 07:06:09 PM
This is one sweet tote bag.

That is one sweet scholarship.

Congrats!  I'm still shaking about mine! (and it's been over a month)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kcf on February 26, 2008, 07:13:57 PM
This is one sweet tote bag.

That is one sweet scholarship.

Congrats!  I'm still shaking about mine! (and it's been over a month)

Thanks, I believe it! This is the first scholly offer I've had, and I'm a little scared at how hard I think it would be to turn down... are you leaning one way or the other, vs. WUSTL?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 07:16:50 PM
This is one sweet tote bag.

That is one sweet scholarship.

Congrats!  I'm still shaking about mine! (and it's been over a month)

Thanks, I believe it! This is the first scholly offer I've had, and I'm a little scared at how hard I think it would be to turn down... are you leaning one way or the other, vs. WUSTL?

I still don't know, but right now I'm kinda leaning towards Tulane.  It all depends on what happens with my negotiation letter at WUSTL.  Then the reviews that I heard back from the ASD at WUSTL didn't help.  And was I the only person who didn't know that it snowed in St. Louis?  lol.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 09:26:36 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on February 26, 2008, 09:57:55 PM
I don't think it occurred to me that it snowed in St. Louis until earlier this year, so don't feel bad on that one.

...I wonder if I go down to the admissions office and ask nicely if they'd give me one of those tote bags...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 10:00:31 PM
I don't think it occurred to me that it snowed in St. Louis until earlier this year, so don't feel bad on that one.

...I wonder if I go down to the admissions office and ask nicely if they'd give me one of those tote bags...

Lol!  Thanks!  I'm sure they will.  Have you seen them? They are really cute and very handy
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:02:53 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!

Understand that this is very rough but based on the CDO sheets of both schools.  This is an honest representation of salaries/placement at both schools – BUT – self selection makes these things difficult.

Please also note that these are not meant to be cutoffs, but rather approximations of what salary levels the class will end up.  Obviously, there is a connection between the higher salaries and better grades, but certainly not a 100% match.

Tulane
30% $135,000
40% 65,000
30% 40,000

WUSTL
37% $135,000
36% $65,000
27% $40,000

This puts the average salary at WUSTL to $84,150 vs Tulane’s $78,500 (which is pretty close to reported numbers and easier to manage than bizarre medians)

Assuming a 5% annual raise, over 10 years the WUSTL grad will make just over $71k more than the Tulane grad.  So before you calculate interest on the loan, the figure is very close to your price difference.  After interest is calculated though, it would take nearly 15 years to recoup the money spent at WUSTL in salary (and you will be paying off your loan in 10 years - putting extra strain on your cash flow early)

Remember that this is a very cheap and dirty way to do this, and if someone figures out a better way to do it, I would appreciate it.

Remember, also, that very few people will be making those above averages and should only be used to calculate the relative opportunity cost of the degree.

You probably won’t be making $84,150 out of WUSTL or $78,500 out of Tulane.  You will either be making significantly more or less.  Landing at one of the $65k or $40k jobs out of Tulane (with much less debt), though, would make for a higher quality of life during your early career (and landing BIGLAW out of Tulane would make for a very lucrative early law career).

WUSTL, though, will give you a 7% chance at the BIGLAW jobs you seek, and the risk might be worth it to you.

HTH.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:05:58 PM
Note: I felt it important to stop at 10 years, because salary variables get incredibly random in the 6-14 year mark.  The comparison above is already a bit unfair to both schools, but I felt that taking it much further would be a discredit to the work a lawyer does post-bar exam.

BELOW = EXCEL DUMP DATA FOR THOSE INTERESTED

84,150.00   78,500   5,650.00
88,357.00   82,425   5,932.00
92,775.00   86,546   6,228.75
97,414.00   90,874   6,540.44
102,284.00   95,417   6,866.76
107,399.00   100,188   7,210.90
112,769.00   105,198   7,571.49
118,407.00   110,457   7,949.62
124,327.00   115,980   8,346.75
130,544.00   121,779   8,764.74
              71,061.44
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 10:08:15 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!

Understand that this is very rough but based on the CDO sheets of both schools.  This is an honest representation of salaries/placement at both schools – BUT – self selection makes these things difficult.

Please also note that these are not meant to be cutoffs, but rather approximations of what salary levels the class will end up.  Obviously, there is a connection between the higher salaries and better grades, but certainly not a 100% match.

Tulane
30% $135,000
40% 65,000
30% 40,000

WUSTL
37% $135,000
36% $65,000
27% $40,000

This puts the average salary at WUSTL to $84,150 vs Tulane’s $78,500 (which is pretty close to reported numbers and easier to manage than bizarre medians)

Assuming a 5% annual raise, over 10 years the WUSTL grad will make just over $71k more than the Tulane grad.  So before you calculate interest on the loan, the figure is very close to your price difference.  After interest is calculated though, Tulane it would take nearly 15 years to recoup the money spent at WUSTL in salary (and you will be paying off your loan in 10 years - putting extra strain on your cash flow early)

Remember that this is a very cheap and dirty way to do this, and if someone figures out a better way to do it, I would appreciate it.

Remember, also, that very few people will be making those above averages and should only be used to calculate the relative opportunity cost of the degree.

You probably won’t be making $84,150 out of WUSTL.  You will either be making significantly more or less.  Landing at one of the $65k or $40k jobs out of Tulane (with much less debt) would make for a higher quality of life during your early career (and landing BIGLAW out of Tulane would make for a very lucrative early law career).

WUSTL, though, will give you a 7% chance at the BIGLAW jobs you seek, and the risk might be worth it to you.

HTH.

Thank you so much.  This is VERY helpful!
BTW:  You are a WONDERFUL recruiter for Tulane!  I hope they increase your scholarship or give you a stipend or something!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 26, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!

Understand that this is very rough but based on the CDO sheets of both schools.  This is an honest representation of salaries/placement at both schools – BUT – self selection makes these things difficult.

Do the CDO sheets report the rate of students who have responded to the surveys with salary information?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
Maybe in 20 years when I try to get a job at the Tulane admissions office I will list LSD as "relevant experience"  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:18:07 PM
Maybe in 20 years when I try to get a job at the Tulane admissions office I will list LSD as "relevant experience"  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:19:37 PM
Maybe in 20 years when I try to get a job at the Tulane admissions office I will list LSD as "relevant experience"  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 26, 2008, 10:19:53 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!

Understand that this is very rough but based on the CDO sheets of both schools.  This is an honest representation of salaries/placement at both schools – BUT – self selection makes these things difficult.

Do the CDO sheets report the rate of students who have responded to the surveys with salary information?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 26, 2008, 10:23:03 PM
Can I get a cost benefit analysis of Tulane vs. WUSTL?  Thanks in advance!

Understand that this is very rough but based on the CDO sheets of both schools.  This is an honest representation of salaries/placement at both schools – BUT – self selection makes these things difficult.

Do the CDO sheets report the rate of students who have responded to the surveys with salary information?

EDIT: Sorry, WUSTLs had a 96.7% and Tulane's had 97.8%
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on February 26, 2008, 10:35:09 PM
EDIT: Sorry, WUSTLs had a 96.7% and Tulane's had 97.8%

Ah hah, caught red-handed!  Thanks. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 26, 2008, 11:41:58 PM
has anyone ever been successful at getting tulane to lower the gpa requirement for the scholarship?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on February 27, 2008, 12:33:44 PM
I went in review on Feb 15th. Still no word. Is this bad?  ???

I have a 157 and 3.8 (3.9 degree). I think I have a decent chance of getting in, but do I have a chance of getting money with my low lsat? Does anyone know how number-heavy Tulane is? I have pretty good ECs but I'm not a URM. I love Tulane but can only go if I get some money. Final question...do you generally find out about any scholarship info at the same time as you get the acceptance letter?

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on February 27, 2008, 12:36:50 PM
Stinabee:

My numbers are similar-- 158/3.8. I got accepted, but w/o scholarship. Both are sent together. I've 'heard' that they may distribute more $ later on after students w/$ have withdrawn, but I wouldn't bank on that...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on February 27, 2008, 01:27:09 PM
One of my good buddies just got rejected with a 3.7/159. I'm bummed, he's bummed. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news  :-\ Maybe his app just sucked.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Pixies on February 27, 2008, 01:30:05 PM
Stinabee, I've been in review since 1/23 with similar numbers so don't feel too bad, lol. I just want to know already!!! Plus, I really want one of these much talked about tote bags Tulane is giving to their admits  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on February 27, 2008, 01:32:16 PM
Stinabee, I've been in review since 1/23 with similar numbers so don't feel too bad, lol. I just want to know already!!! Plus, I really want one of these much talked about tote bags Tulane is giving to their admits  8)

Haha I know right! Tulane, if you don't want to give me money, at least give me a tote!  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 27, 2008, 02:12:33 PM
EDIT: Sorry, WUSTLs had a 96.7% and Tulane's had 97.8%

Ah hah, caught red-handed!  Thanks. =)

I don't know why I had Excel rounding those numbers to nearest percent...

has anyone ever been successful at getting tulane to lower the gpa requirement for the scholarship?

Hard to see how they could, unless yours is higher than the typical 3.0 that everyone I know has. I would be encouraged by the policy of only losing half if you can't get a 3.0. Load your 2L with as many GPA bumping classes as possible (ask around). The  admissions office told me last year that almost everyone that gets reduced after 1L is able to earn it back by 3L.

Credited.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on February 27, 2008, 04:04:19 PM
re GPA requirement:  the GPA requirement on my scholarship is lower than 3.0.  the tulane admissions dept said this is atypical and offered no further explanation.

current 1L, tulane
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 27, 2008, 04:21:21 PM
re GPA requirement:  the GPA requirement on my scholarship is lower than 3.0.  the tulane admissions dept said this is atypical and offered no further explanation.

current 1L, tulane

URM?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 27, 2008, 05:21:02 PM
re GPA requirement:  the GPA requirement on my scholarship is lower than 3.0.  the tulane admissions dept said this is atypical and offered no further explanation.

current 1L, tulane

URM?
Oh snap. I hope this isn't the case...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 27, 2008, 05:29:45 PM
re GPA requirement:  the GPA requirement on my scholarship is lower than 3.0.  the tulane admissions dept said this is atypical and offered no further explanation.

current 1L, tulane

URM?
Oh snap. I hope this isn't the case...


Lol, I wasn't trying to be mean or imply anything bad by that - at all.  I just know that there are a few named URM scholarships at Tulane that have lower GPA requirements.  These are separate from the general scholarships normally awarded.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on February 28, 2008, 03:29:30 PM
re GPA requirement:  the GPA requirement on my scholarship is lower than 3.0.  the tulane admissions dept said this is atypical and offered no further explanation.

current 1L, tulane

URM?

nope.  all i can think is that it was a typo -- a legally binding one! 

but people, if you go to class, do the reading, and prepare for exams, you should have no trouble maintaining a 3.0.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: prizm77 on February 28, 2008, 05:45:10 PM
My application went into review on 2/20 and I received an acceptance on 2/27 for those wondering about the current load.
I am pretty stoked, Tulane is my top choice... barring a few reaches.  Can't wait to visit on the April 4th open house!

PS- botbot.. Tulane should really be paying you. Thanks for all the helpful info in the few lingering Tulane threads.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 28, 2008, 05:51:42 PM
My application went into review on 2/20 and I received an acceptance on 2/27 for those wondering about the current load.
I am pretty stoked, Tulane is my top choice... barring a few reaches.  Can't wait to visit on the April 4th open house!

PS- botbot.. Tulane should really be paying you. Thanks for all the helpful info in the few lingering Tulane threads.

Cool, thanks for the info prizm.  And congrats on the acceptance!  If I get in I'm planning on going to the March 28 visit. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 28, 2008, 06:52:31 PM
Do most Tulane 1L's have summer jobs in the legal field?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 28, 2008, 07:24:48 PM
Do most Tulane 1L's have summer jobs in the legal field?

Most Tulane 1Ls will be doing something in the legal field their first summer. 

The 1L summer job world is incredibly diverse, people will be working at circuit/district/state courts, BIG/MID/SMALL law firms, PI groups, etc.  Sadly, most will be getting little-to-no pay, but such is the 1L life.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on February 29, 2008, 11:59:50 AM
Every blue moon (or leap year) - I get the urge to rancidly troll for Tulane.  I figure it is safest to post these random tidbits of information here...


Sorry about to get socratic-destroyed, more to come.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 01, 2008, 11:23:27 AM
Werhan, ass or no, is a great professor (probably my second favorite behind the untouchable James Gordley). This response is about 10 pages late.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 01, 2008, 11:25:59 AM
The man has his own imdb entry, people.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 01, 2008, 12:25:08 PM
OTALSH, I'm a big fan of your current 'tar.

Good luck to my 1L classmates on your appellate briefs.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 01, 2008, 09:40:02 PM
Got a nice letter today from Professor Addis in the International program with some highlights of the international and comparative law program. It seems by looking at their bios that they have some serious strength in this department, especially with Professor Gordley as pointed out above. What are employment prospects overseas and in international law like at Tulane? (I think this question is for botbot, the giver of many answers!) Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 02, 2008, 01:53:24 PM
so I have been checking my Tulane status checker pretty regularly. Today I just noticed that the current status date changed. The original "in review" date was 02/08 and then I remember it being around 2/15 and now its 2/27/08. The Current status is still "under review" but why do they keep changing the date? Anyone else notice this.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 02, 2008, 02:05:12 PM
Got a nice letter today from Professor Addis in the International program with some highlights of the international and comparative law program. It seems by looking at their bios that they have some serious strength in this department, especially with Professor Gordley as pointed out above. What are employment prospects overseas and in international law like at Tulane? (I think this question is for botbot, the giver of many answers!) Thanks in advance!

Tulane's comparative (and therefore international) law program is top notch.  We place very well in Europe - (I have conflicting information about Asia, but I know it's a more market difficult to crack).

Some things you must remember...

You - almost always - have to be fluent in the language of the country where you hope to work.
The UK is a hyper competitive market (probably because of the above) - Germany for a Tulane graduate that speaks German is probably the easiest market to crack
If you want Dubai, its better to be of Arab descent (and a dude).

Got a nice letter today from Professor Addis in the International program with some highlights of the international and comparative law program. It seems by looking at their bios that they have some serious strength in this department, especially with Professor Gordley as pointed out above. What are employment prospects overseas and in international law like at Tulane? (I think this question is for botbot, the giver of many answers!) Thanks in advance!

I got this letter too, and I would be interested in any input.  I also just got into Minnesota and am strongly leaning toward Minnesota over Tulane, so I would be interested in hearing any thoughts (other than the obvious -- weather, for instance) about why Tulane might still be the better choice (botbot??).  Some of my thoughts include... 

On Tulane's side:  I really like New Orleans.  I am interested in maritime/admiralty law.  Also, Tulane did offer a nice scholarship. 

On Minnesota's side:  I really like Minneapolis (cold weather does not bother me, and Minneapolis is south of where I currently live).  I would pay in-state tuition.  It is a lot closer to my husband who will not be able to move with me regardless of where I end up.  And, I guess, the obvious reason of its ranking.

Preface: Minn is a great school.  Placement in BIGLAW is very slightly better than Tulane - and with your personal connections + instate tuition, Minn certainly seems like the place for you (especially if you want to live in the area post-grad).

That said, Tulane is the top admiralty law school in the nation.  Depending on your level of interest in the field, this is probably my best argument for you coming to Tulane.  Year after year, we place graduates in the most competitive admiralty law positions.

For me, the prospect of spending three years in NOLA was a huge reason behind my Tulane choice.  It was just an experience I wanted and didn't know the next time I would have the opportunity to spend three years in such an amazing place.  My best advice would be to come down here, speak with some students/professors, and get a feeling for the Tulane law world.  If nothing else, you would get a nice little vacation out of the deal.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 03, 2008, 03:18:14 AM
Hey y'all Im on my way to New Orleans as we speak to tour Tulane. I hope I enjoy sitting in on my class- not sure which one it is.  I will let you guys know how everything goes later today!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 03, 2008, 09:06:27 AM
lol. I won't. It appears that I have Wessman.  Is the socratic method not used at Tulane or is it just this class?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 03, 2008, 12:41:13 PM
lol. I won't. It appears that I have Wessman.  Is the socratic method not used at Tulane or is it just this class?

Ah!  You were one of the visiting students in my class today.  Fun stuff.  It's just his class that doesn't usually do Socratic method.  I would say somewhere around 1/2 of the profs do mainly lecture-based and the other 1/2 do Socratic method.  I hope you enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 03, 2008, 12:52:05 PM
Hey y'all Im on my way to New Orleans as we speak to tour Tulane. I hope I enjoy sitting in on my class- not sure which one it is.  I will let you guys know how everything goes later today!

Just don't discuss professor's body parts. I am hyper-sensitive. ::)
Too bad you can't sit in on Dean Ponoroff's class (cancelled today). Hope you enjoy class and New Orleans!

(http://globexcorp.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/scorpio_with_bont.jpg)

Tulane, because Hank Scorpio is our dean.

(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6140/homerundscorpio6ap.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 03, 2008, 05:04:47 PM
It has been brought to my attention that the above reference is both tenuous and obscure.

Nevertheless...

I stand firmly by my assertion that Dean Ponoroff both speaks and looks like Hank Scorpio.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 03, 2008, 05:12:33 PM
Hey botbot,

What is the area around Prytania Street at Octavia Street like?

Cruising through some housing options, trying to keep the Tulane dream alive.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 03, 2008, 05:35:13 PM
That general area is quite nice and would be walking distance to Whole Foods and the shops on Magazine Street (and to St. Charles and the street car).

Definitely check out the immediate area to make sure the parking situation is decent and that you aren't living right next to an older 8-12 way split home.  I know there are some super splits off of Jefferson, which is close to that intersection.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 03, 2008, 05:44:45 PM
Thanks! Could you go by the admissions office for me and ask why I have been "undergoing review" for nearly two months?  ;) jk.

Thanks for all of your great info on this site, it has been enormously helpful to me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 03, 2008, 07:06:26 PM
lol. I won't. It appears that I have Wessman.  Is the socratic method not used at Tulane or is it just this class?

Ah!  You were one of the visiting students in my class today.  Fun stuff.  It's just his class that doesn't usually do Socratic method.  I would say somewhere around 1/2 of the profs do mainly lecture-based and the other 1/2 do Socratic method.  I hope you enjoyed it. :)

Ah i wish i had known who you were, I definitely would have come to introduce myself. I really enjoyed the class, wessman was hilarious. I definitely can see myself there next year. I really liked the laid back environment a lot. I sat in on another class, which was upper level, with Pam Metzger. She is great! Now I just have to find somewhere to live- which was surprisingly hard. We searched for seven hours and still came up empty! I think my mom is just too picky.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 03, 2008, 07:42:31 PM
How was Wessman's ass?

Sexy
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 03, 2008, 07:43:57 PM
Ah i wish i had known who you were, I definitely would have come to introduce myself. I really enjoyed the class, wessman was hilarious. I definitely can see myself there next year. I really liked the laid back environment a lot. I sat in on another class, which was upper level, with Pam Metzger. She is great! Now I just have to find somewhere to live- which was surprisingly hard. We searched for seven hours and still came up empty! I think my mom is just too picky.

That is what I really like about the school.  You could definitely feel it compared to the other schools that I have visited (only LSU and Baylor so far).  Hopefully housing isn't too tough to find once you get into summer though.  My main problem could be finding somebody to live with (if I end up at Tulane).  Does Tulane make a potential roommate list available to those interested?

I guess my main concern at the moment though is finding a decently priced hotel that isn't a complete dump for the 3/28 visitation day.  Any advice?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Pigeon on March 03, 2008, 07:57:48 PM
I'm waiting on hearing from my one-and-only choice this year, a school in Boston.  If I don't get into it then I will widen my net and I will apply to Tulane, too.

Do many Bostonians end up at Tulane and, if so, do you like it?  What can you tell me about life in New Orleans compared with life in Boston?  Any opinions on how Tulane compares to the schools up here in Boston?

Thanks
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 03, 2008, 08:24:01 PM
Ah i wish i had known who you were, I definitely would have come to introduce myself. I really enjoyed the class, wessman was hilarious. I definitely can see myself there next year. I really liked the laid back environment a lot. I sat in on another class, which was upper level, with Pam Metzger. She is great! Now I just have to find somewhere to live- which was surprisingly hard. We searched for seven hours and still came up empty! I think my mom is just too picky.

That is what I really like about the school.  You could definitely feel it compared to the other schools that I have visited (only LSU and Baylor so far).  Hopefully housing isn't too tough to find once you get into summer though.  My main problem could be finding somebody to live with (if I end up at Tulane).  Does Tulane make a potential roommate list available to those interested?

I guess my main concern at the moment though is finding a decently priced hotel that isn't a complete dump for the 3/28 visitation day.  Any advice?

Legally, I was wondering if any of y'all were LSDers, but I would've felt creepy going up to the group and being like "What's up, ya'll.  I'm KCGF.  Y'all on LSD?"  haha..  If you're coming to anything else on campus, let me know and I'll make myself more known. :)

hurley, closer to the beginning of school (starting in April-ish probably), Tulane has a forum where you can post who or what you're looking for in a roommate.  A lot of 1L's use it and some upperclassmen use it too to find roommates and let the 1L's know about rooms or apts available.  I live with a 1L classmate and that's how she found me, and we've hit it off pretty well.

I recommend checking out the Best Western or Hampton Inn on St. Charles.  They're fairly well priced, right by teh street car (and a great Mexican food restaurant) and well-taken care of.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 03, 2008, 08:27:49 PM
I'm waiting on hearing from my one-and-only choice this year, a school in Boston.  If I don't get into it then I will widen my net and I will apply to Tulane, too.

Do many Bostonians end up at Tulane and, if so, do you like it?  What can you tell me about life in New Orleans compared with life in Boston?  Any opinions on how Tulane compares to the schools up here in Boston?

Thanks

I don't know from direct experience, but my roommate went to BU and her bf went to BC and they both seem to like New Orleans compared to Boston.  If you PM me an e-mail addy, I can have her e-mail you if you want.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 03, 2008, 08:42:14 PM
It has been brought to my attention that the above reference is both tenuous and obscure.

Nevertheless...

I stand firmly by my assertion that Dean Ponoroff both speaks and looks like Hank Scorpio.

Do you have a video link, I have had no luck finding a sample.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 03, 2008, 09:08:00 PM
It has been brought to my attention that the above reference is both tenuous and obscure.

Nevertheless...

I stand firmly by my assertion that Dean Ponoroff both speaks and looks like Hank Scorpio.

Do you have a video link, I have had no luck finding a sample.

Sadly no video link, but upon great thought - he looks and acts exactly like Hank Scorpio would based on the time that has elapsed since his Simpsons episode aired.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 03, 2008, 10:34:49 PM
Hurley, I saw your post a page back about hotels. I found Garden District area pretty unreasonable for 3/28 weekend. I am staying at The Pelham in the CBD one block from Canal. Heard both good and bad things about it. I got it for 77/night on Orbitz and $50 off using the code 50AFFORB on checkout. Might be a decent option. That code should work for any hotel on Orbitz though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 03, 2008, 10:38:05 PM
You do have to stay 3 nights to use that code though, I am going Thurs-Sun to get a better view of the city (2nd visit) so if staying shorter the code won't work but the $77 still sticks. there are some similar priced hotels on the streetcar line near Lee Circle too west of the CBD and a ways east of Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 03, 2008, 10:55:13 PM
wtracing-thanks a lot, especially for the code.  I had actually looked at the Pelham previously but was trying to find a hotel with free parking before going with it.  The only two hotels I found with free parking with the two that KCGF listed, but they are both booked up (thanks for the suggestions though).

The location is great though and my dad can go to the casino while I am visiting the school on the 28th.  I will probably be there on the same dates as you.  I'm planning on working a half day on Thursday and driving in from Dallas Thursday evening and leaving on Sunday.  I want to explore the area around Tulane.  I've spent most of my previous two stays in New Orleans around the French Quarter and when I visited Tulane in October the weather was really crappy out so I didn't get much time to look around campus and the surrounding area.

I can't wait for the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 03, 2008, 11:14:12 PM
The Pelham's proximity to the casino did sway me a bit myself. Allegedly if you gamble 30 minutes you can get 24 hrs. free parking at the Casino. Otheriwse, I hear there are some garages in the CBD that run about 10/night or so. But I am in the same parking boat myself. Still looking.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 04, 2008, 01:49:02 PM
Do many students buy homes?  My mom would rather buy a home than rent because the prices are pretty high and she's from New Orleans (and I think she wants a get-away when I leave).  I think that is what's giving me SO much difficulty in finding a place to stay.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 04, 2008, 01:52:31 PM
Ah i wish i had known who you were, I definitely would have come to introduce myself. I really enjoyed the class, wessman was hilarious. I definitely can see myself there next year. I really liked the laid back environment a lot. I sat in on another class, which was upper level, with Pam Metzger. She is great! Now I just have to find somewhere to live- which was surprisingly hard. We searched for seven hours and still came up empty! I think my mom is just too picky.

That is what I really like about the school.  You could definitely feel it compared to the other schools that I have visited (only LSU and Baylor so far).  Hopefully housing isn't too tough to find once you get into summer though.  My main problem could be finding somebody to live with (if I end up at Tulane).  Does Tulane make a potential roommate list available to those interested?

I guess my main concern at the moment though is finding a decently priced hotel that isn't a complete dump for the 3/28 visitation day.  Any advice?

Legally, I was wondering if any of y'all were LSDers, but I would've felt creepy going up to the group and being like "What's up, ya'll.  I'm KCGF.  Y'all on LSD?"  haha..  If you're coming to anything else on campus, let me know and I'll make myself more known. :)


I was thinking the same thing!  I was actually on LSD, reporting, during the class.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 04, 2008, 02:43:04 PM
Do many students buy homes?  My mom would rather buy a home than rent because the prices are pretty high and she's from New Orleans (and I think she wants a get-away when I leave).  I think that is what's giving me SO much difficulty in finding a place to stay.

Housing market is pretty volatile here right now, there is alot of hidden damage from flooding, and upkeep is much more costly than in alot of places in the country because of the humidity and the rain and the soft ground.

That is pretty credited.

A recent appraisal and a good home inspector are a must - and you have to be handy.

I know of one (and only one) student that bought a home here.  They haven't had any problems and they seemed pretty happy after their most recent appraisal.

Call up Latter and Blum if you are serious about purchasing a home, they are honest and could help you better understand the NOLA home market.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 04, 2008, 02:47:06 PM
Do many students buy homes?  My mom would rather buy a home than rent because the prices are pretty high and she's from New Orleans (and I think she wants a get-away when I leave).  I think that is what's giving me SO much difficulty in finding a place to stay.

Housing market is pretty volatile here right now, there is alot of hidden damage from flooding, and upkeep is much more costly than in alot of places in the country because of the humidity and the rain and the soft ground.

So I guess in summary: I wouldn't.

Yea, I'm pretty sure of this, but my mom has been doing this for a while, so I'm pretty sure she will check out everything and make a good decision.

Do many students buy homes?  My mom would rather buy a home than rent because the prices are pretty high and she's from New Orleans (and I think she wants a get-away when I leave).  I think that is what's giving me SO much difficulty in finding a place to stay.

Housing market is pretty volatile here right now, there is alot of hidden damage from flooding, and upkeep is much more costly than in alot of places in the country because of the humidity and the rain and the soft ground.

That is pretty credited.

A recent appraisal and a good home inspector are a must - and you have to be handy.

I know of one (and only one) student that bought a home here.  They haven't had any problems and they seemed pretty happy after their most recent appraisal.

Call up Latter and Blum if you are serious about purchasing a home, they are honest and could help you better understand the NOLA home market.

While there yesterday, Latter and Blum weren't that helpful  :-\.  Oh well, we will just keep checking and have family keep an eye out!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 04, 2008, 02:57:20 PM
While there yesterday, Latter and Blum weren't that helpful  :-\.  Oh well, we will just keep checking and have family keep an eye out!

Bastards, I give them props and look what happens...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 04, 2008, 02:59:00 PM
While there yesterday, Latter and Blum weren't that helpful  :-\.  Oh well, we will just keep checking and have family keep an eye out!

Bastards, I give them props and look what happens...

LOL.  Botbot, I think you are another reason I want to go to Tulane.  I hope all the students are like you and KCGF!

Ok, another real question- Do I have to be on the civil law track to do a clinic?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 04, 2008, 03:02:21 PM
While there yesterday, Latter and Blum weren't that helpful  :-\.  Oh well, we will just keep checking and have family keep an eye out!

Bastards, I give them props and look what happens...

LOL.  Botbot, I think you are another reason I want to go to Tulane.  I hope all the students are like you and KCGF!

Ok, another real question- Do I have to be on the civil law track to do a clinic?

Nope.  All Tulane students are eligible.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 04, 2008, 04:30:56 PM
Questions for Botbot: How well does Tulane place in Texas overall? Specifically, Dallas? Better or worse than Baylor or SMU (assuming similar class rank)? Do you know the stats on Texas Bar Passage?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 04, 2008, 04:54:07 PM
n/a is right, btw.  If anyone wants to meet up (and we don't have the appellate brief due soon...  i.e. not this weekend), it is likely any of us would be up for it.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 04, 2008, 05:35:52 PM
Questions for Botbot: How well does Tulane place in Texas overall? Specifically, Dallas? Better or worse than Baylor or SMU (assuming similar class rank)? Do you know the stats on Texas Bar Passage?

Assuming you are from Dallas...Tulane destroys places better than Baylor rank for rank.  Dallas firms generally treat SMU and Tulane similarly, but will dip a little further into the SMU class.

I saw the Tulane Texas Bar Passage rate at one point (and I think it was in the low 90%s) - but I can't remember where I saw it.

Edit: My apologies Baylorite  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: xiaoningning on March 04, 2008, 06:31:26 PM
Does anyone know why my application status date stopped updating a long time ago?  ??? Does that mean my chance is really thin at Tulane? Is there anything I could do? The decision date is coming..  :-\
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: xiaoningning on March 04, 2008, 10:19:27 PM
What's your curent status, xiaoningning? Care to share your numbahs?

It's been "under review" since Jan 23. My number is 159/3.25
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 05, 2008, 09:04:37 AM
Thanks~

I suppose I have been pulling hard for Baylor on these boards, but I was just parroting all the good things I've heard from lawyers in Dallas and recent grads. But, for various reasons I'm leaning away from going there for law school (mainly b/c I did my UG there and really want a different environment for this new chapter in my life). I'm still waiting to hear back from SMU and Houston. But, I'm looking harder at Tulane. Thanks for the input~
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: WhoDAT on March 05, 2008, 09:26:36 AM
I just want to recommend Tulane Law for those of you who have it as a target/reach school.  I went to Tulane for UG and loved every minute there.  I'm fortunate enough to be at U of C right now, but I miss New Orleans everyday.  Unless you are turning down a school that places much better, you won't regret choosing Tulane Law.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 06, 2008, 01:49:07 AM
After having a nice Thursday night out (I graduated in December, so grades are no longer a concern  :P) I must admit that I love Tulane. It is on my mind at least a while every day. Can't wait for the March ASW. I will rock out New Orleans style.

EDIT: Had to fix a couple spelling errors, plus, I promise not to drunk post on the great Tulane thread again :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: gobigredgo on March 06, 2008, 01:56:32 AM
I just want to recommend Tulane Law for those of you who have it as a target/reach school.  I went to Tulane for UG and loved every minute there.  I'm fortunate enough to be at U of C right now, but I miss New Orleans everyday.  Unless you are turning down a school that places much better, you won't regret choosing Tulane Law.

Tulane is a very good school. I'd recommend it as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 06, 2008, 08:55:29 AM
EDIT: Had to fix a couple spelling errors, plus, I promise not to drunk post on the great Tulane thread again :)

But isn't drunk posting one of the great things about Tulane? Don't let these snotty Northeastern law schools sap the life out of you.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 06, 2008, 10:08:05 AM
EDIT: Had to fix a couple spelling errors, plus, I promise not to drunk post on the great Tulane thread again :)

But isn't drunk posting one of the great things about Tulane? Don't let these snotty Northeastern law schools sap the life out of you.

You know what, you're right :) Especially since I have this six month "vacation" before starting. Figure I better get it out of me now!! :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 06, 2008, 10:28:54 AM
EDIT: Had to fix a couple spelling errors, plus, I promise not to drunk post on the great Tulane thread again :)

But isn't drunk posting one of the great things about Tulane? Don't let these snotty Northeastern law schools sap the life out of you.

Credited. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 06, 2008, 10:54:21 AM
sorry to interrupt the flow...accepted via status checker!!  very excited!  I'll probably be down for the 3/28 ASW.  ok, carry on.  ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 06, 2008, 10:55:35 AM
sorry to interrupt the flow...accepted via status checker!!  very excited!  I'll probably be down for the 3/28 ASW.  ok, carry on.  ;D

CONGRATS!! I'm jealous
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 06, 2008, 10:56:24 AM
sorry to interrupt the flow...accepted via status checker!!  very excited!  I'll probably be down for the 3/28 ASW.  ok, carry on.  ;D

Congrats!  I think you should come to the 4/4 ASD (all of us cool people will be there)  LOL.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 06, 2008, 11:01:19 AM
sorry to interrupt the flow...accepted via status checker!!  very excited!  I'll probably be down for the 3/28 ASW.  ok, carry on.  ;D

Congrats!  I think you should come to the 4/4 ASD (all of us cool people will be there)  LOL.

haha, sadly that's the one I wanted to attend too.  But my officemates, bless them, are throwing me a goodbye party that day.  Yes, yes, I'm quitting my job a bit early in order to spend my summer chilling before school.  Thanks for all the congratulations. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: smorse08 on March 06, 2008, 12:18:46 PM
I recently sent a last minute app to Tulane...what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? I'd seriously consider attending.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: billymahogany on March 06, 2008, 12:55:09 PM
I recently sent a last minute app to Tulane...what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? I'd seriously consider attending.

You have a very good shot (I also think you have a very good shot at UF with that GPA in Finance, for whatever that's worth).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: prizm77 on March 06, 2008, 12:59:29 PM
I recently sent a last minute app to Tulane...what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? I'd seriously consider attending.

You definitely have a shot, but might have to wait until late March or early April until you hear back.

I'll be attending the 4/4 ASD and will definitely be going out that night, can't wait to visit New Orleans.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 06, 2008, 01:37:05 PM
I recently sent a last minute app to Tulane...what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? I'd seriously consider attending.

Based on Tulane's handling of late apps last year, and this years acceptances - I would expect a waitlist.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: smorse08 on March 06, 2008, 01:42:11 PM
Thanks, I hope so! UF is my top choice but I'm thinking its 50/50 right now, since I'm placed on hold.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 06, 2008, 05:07:06 PM
Thanks, I hope so! UF is my top choice but I'm thinking its 50/50 right now, since I'm placed on hold.

FWIW, I applied late (2/4), went complete on the 2/26, and just received my acceptance email today.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 07, 2008, 10:10:38 AM
Congrats as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 08, 2008, 07:13:25 PM
had to get it back on top
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 08, 2008, 07:37:25 PM
Thanks!  After my visit to the Arctic (Iowa) my interest in a warmer climate is reinvigorated.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 08, 2008, 07:51:57 PM
Congratulations upgrade! I know just what you mean. Rain, hail, wind today and I kept thinking "Boy, I hope I am warm this time next year!"
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 08, 2008, 08:54:03 PM
The Tulane students will return on Tuesday, after we wake up from our self-induced post-brief comas.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 08, 2008, 09:07:16 PM
Shhhhhh....they're so cute when they're sleeping.


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Fordham4life on March 09, 2008, 01:23:09 AM
A few months ago I was an ass at the beginning of this thread, now I am headed to Tulane.

Funny story, I was waiting for my tour to start when I visited and was talking to the office workers in the admissions office.  I told them that Tulane had quite a following on the internet message boards and honest to god they spoke about "how some bot guy" was talking with a bunch of the Tulane admits on message boards and the phone.  I told them that he actually got me to apply and they said "I bet you are going to ask for a career services packet next!"

Anyways, I just wanted to thank botbot for all of his help.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: anamericanfrogman on March 09, 2008, 07:39:44 AM
I'm really interested in Tulane. Especially for international but admiralty sounds interesting-albeit I don't know much about it. However, I have a couple of questions if anyone can answer them...
What is New Orleans like now? The area around Tulane? Also, what is the general political climate-do students lean to the right or to the left?
Thanks
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 09, 2008, 10:13:13 AM
A few months ago I was an ass at the beginning of this thread, now I am headed to Tulane.

Funny story, I was waiting for my tour to start when I visited and was talking to the office workers in the admissions office.  I told them that Tulane had quite a following on the internet message boards and honest to god they spoke about "how some bot guy" was talking with a bunch of the Tulane admits on message boards and the phone.  I told them that he actually got me to apply and they said "I bet you are going to ask for a career services packet next!"

Anyways, I just wanted to thank botbot for all of his help.

So basically, botbot, if Dean Ponoroff suddenly gives you or the mrs. a high five in the hallway, you'll know why.  :D  that's hilarious!  And welcome to Tulane, Fordham! :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 09, 2008, 11:07:21 AM
Do any of you know a student pursuing a JD/MPH or even more specifically the Environmental Health / Disaster Management specialty? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 09, 2008, 11:29:35 AM
I'm really interested in Tulane. Especially for international but admiralty sounds interesting-albeit I don't know much about it. However, I have a couple of questions if anyone can answer them...
What is New Orleans like now? The area around Tulane? Also, what is the general political climate-do students lean to the right or to the left?
Thanks

Do any of you know a student pursuing a JD/MPH or even more specifically the Environmental Health / Disaster Management specialty? 

I'll post information for both of you tomorrow.  Frogman, there is information on New Orleans recovery and Tulane's lack of damage buried somewhere in the thread if you would rather not wait.

So basically, botbot, if Dean Ponoroff suddenly gives you or the mrs. a high five in the hallway, you'll know why.  :D  that's hilarious!  And welcome to Tulane, Fordham! :)

I wonder if he has changed his stance on law school message boards yet  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 09, 2008, 01:45:57 PM
Excuse me, I have not yet received a phone call from botbot.

Oh yeah, I called up every accepted student up to February 10th - unfortunately it looks like your decision was made on February 11th.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 09, 2008, 04:59:15 PM
Do any students live across the river?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 09, 2008, 05:36:34 PM
Do any students live across the river?

I bet some do, but not a lot.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 10, 2008, 01:27:34 PM
It was basically a brief that you would hand into an appellate court so they can hear your side of the argument.  It's much more complicated and awful than that, but that's the basic idea.  To say anymore about it, I think I'd die though..  my brain is rejecting all of that information now.  But thankfully, WE'RE DONE!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 10, 2008, 04:01:59 PM
What a delightful assignment!
Is that for Legal Writing/Research?

Yep, the last major assignment for LRW.

All sorts of ridiculous formatting rules + spiral bound, etc.  I got ~5 hours of sleep from Friday 9AM to Monday noon.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 10, 2008, 04:07:30 PM
What a delightful assignment!
Is that for Legal Writing/Research?

Yep, the last major LRW assignment.

I thought I had a good time plan, but I was only able to get five hours of sleep from Friday 8 AM - Monday noon.  The bed was wonderful.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 10, 2008, 04:43:01 PM
Great scholarship from Tulane today!  Man, they sure do make it hard to say no. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 10, 2008, 04:52:51 PM
Great scholarship from Tulane today!  Man, they sure do make it hard to say no. 

Congrats, we got the same deal it appears.  I was hoping for a little bit more.  I spent all weekend looking at housing after I discovered the MPH program and emphasis areas at Tulane.  Wish I could trade a couple LSAT points for GPA. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 10, 2008, 05:34:24 PM
Do any of you know a student pursuing a JD/MPH or even more specifically the Environmental Health / Disaster Management specialty? 

I don't know what the program entails (I assume its just your normal 28 hour Masters + a full JD), but I did speak with student that is pursuing the degree (JD/MPH - Environmental Health)

He spent his 1L summer in Brazil/DC trying to convince the US government to fund a medical research program in the Amazon, and had a 2L spring internship at (I think) Oschner.  He said that he really enjoyed his work and felt that his enrollment in the JD/MPH program helped secure the positions. 

I will try to get some contact information for you...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 10, 2008, 06:05:38 PM
I will try to get some contact information for you...

Once again, thanks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 10, 2008, 07:19:01 PM
I am sure this question has already been asked and answered but I am way too lazy to go through 56 pages of Tualne greatness, so where is the best place to live and go about finding them, I have been looking on craigslist and it seems like there is a lot of rubbish on there thanks...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: NoliaGuy on March 11, 2008, 02:14:26 PM
I am sure this question has already been asked and answered but I am way too lazy to go through 56 pages of Tualne greatness, so where is the best place to live and go about finding them, I have been looking on craigslist and it seems like there is a lot of rubbish on there thanks...

I would recommend living Uptown, close to campus.

Latter and Blum is the big realtor in NO. Prudential and Remax also have listing for apartments at their uptown locations.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 11, 2008, 08:22:51 PM
I am sure this question has already been asked and answered but I am way too lazy to go through 56 pages of Tualne greatness, so where is the best place to live and go about finding them, I have been looking on craigslist and it seems like there is a lot of rubbish on there thanks...

I would recommend living Uptown, close to campus.

Latter and Blum is the big realtor in NO. Prudential and Remax also have listing for apartments at their uptown locations.

I still don't know if this guy is flame, but yes living uptown (garden/university districts) is generally the best choice.

I used a combination of checking out the Latter Blum listings, craigslist (which had quite a few places listed in the summer), the accepted students page listing, facebook, and - most importantly - I drove up and down most of the streets in uptown calling everyone that had a decent place and a for rent sign.

I looked at ~ 30 places using the above methods.  ~50% of them I could have lived in.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on March 11, 2008, 08:30:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/7y1dc8UhgJg&hl=en
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: NoliaGuy on March 11, 2008, 08:33:53 PM
I'm really interested in Tulane. Especially for international but admiralty sounds interesting-albeit I don't know much about it. However, I have a couple of questions if anyone can answer them...
What is New Orleans like now? The area around Tulane? Also, what is the general political climate-do students lean to the right or to the left?
Thanks

New Orleans as a whole has not fully recovered. The areas you saw on TV (like the 9th ward) are still a wreck. While there are still some areas recovering, all of the areas where you would go to are fully recovered. The French Quarter, Garden District, and Uptown are all in great shape. The area around Tulane looks better than it ever has and a brand new student center was just completed. Like most law schools, the students tend to lean left. From what I hear from my friends at other law schools, it is actually fairly moderate.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 11, 2008, 09:13:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/7y1dc8UhgJg&hl=en

Um?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 11, 2008, 11:38:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/7y1dc8UhgJg&hl=en
Um?
Wow.

13k plus living ain't so bad for a law degree. I appreciate the resourcefulness, but...

I actually watched the thing twice because I was sure that I missed the disability or tragedy that would sway someone to throw money at this person.  I wonder what kind of "sponsor" she is hoping to entice?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 11, 2008, 11:44:44 PM
Wow. Its called student loans. When the video first started I thought it might have been about someone killed by a drunk driver, etc. who wanted to get a Tulane degree, but didn't make it.

I was TICKED when I got to the end of this and it was begging for money.

I have huge UG debt. I am taking on pretty serious LS debt. I plan to work hard so I can put myself in a position to pay it off. Does it worry me? Yes. Do I second guess going to LS? No. Maybe she should shoot for some different career goals if she is so freakin debt adverse.

This is an industry that requires dedication and guts. Not seeing either here, other than begging for tuition money must require some gusto.

I didn't want to degenerate this to an xoxo thread, but I was kind of offended by this personally.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 12, 2008, 09:09:51 PM
lol at the video.

I spent the day with 5 Tulane 3/4Ls (some were JD/MBA) and all 5 were headed to NYC BIGLAW.  They all said they had "good grades" but with some one on one time I was able to get one guy to say he was around 35% in his class.

Also, the fantastic speaker at Tulane was at the Hornets game (we saw him both at TLS and at the prestigious Bacardi pregame party), he told me that his super firm's Tulane recruiting was "through the roof" this 2L class.

Also, Hornets > Spurs. (!)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 12, 2008, 10:26:20 PM
lol at the video.

I spent the day with 5 Tulane 3/4Ls (some were JD/MBA) and all 5 were headed to NYC BIGLAW.  They all said they had "good grades" but with some one on one time I was able to get one guy to say he was around 35% in his class.

Also, the fantastic speaker at Tulane was at the Hornets game (we saw him both at TLS and at the prestigious Bacardi pregame party), he told me that his super firm's Tulane recruiting was "through the roof" this 2L class.

Also, Hornets > Spurs. (!)

Edit: I have reason to believe this "through the roof" = 3 4 2L SAs, not exactly fitting to the phrase (getting more fitting)

Edit edit: that wasn't an edit
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on March 12, 2008, 11:02:23 PM
"Edit: I have reason to believe this "through the roof" = 3 4 2L SAs, not exactly fitting to the phrase (getting more fitting)

Edit edit: that wasn't an edit"


lolwut?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 13, 2008, 08:32:29 AM
lolwut?

Alcohol or Ms. bot are my two guesses.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 13, 2008, 09:07:58 AM
lolwut?

Alcohol
or Ms. bot are my two guesses.

lol, oops

I celebrated my 7th live Hornets victory a little excessively, but the liquid courage led me to finally pull the trigger on two season tickets.  The sticker shock this morning was somewhat rough, but overall I'm pleased with myself.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 13, 2008, 09:33:03 AM
"prestigious Bacardi pregame party"

heeeeeeeeeheehee.


While Bacardi isn't prestigious, they throw quite the prestigious party.

Although...they used RC Cola for my drinks, which is decidedly lacking in prestige.

Now that I think of it, yikes, RC Cola + Bacardi is like a prestige blackhole.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 13, 2008, 11:56:15 AM
"prestigious Bacardi pregame party"

heeeeeeeeeheehee.


While Bacardi isn't prestigious, they throw quite the prestigious party.

Although...they used RC Cola for my drinks, which is decidedly lacking in prestige.

Now that I think of it, yikes, RC Cola + Bacardi is like a prestige blackhole.

I think the last time I drank that was when I was fourteen. We called it a "Cola libre".
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 13, 2008, 01:59:42 PM
"prestigious Bacardi pregame party"

heeeeeeeeeheehee.


While Bacardi isn't prestigious, they throw quite the prestigious party.

Although...they used RC Cola for my drinks, which is decidedly lacking in prestige.

Now that I think of it, yikes, RC Cola + Bacardi is like a prestige blackhole.

I think the last time I drank that was when I was fourteen. We called it a "Cola libre".

I assure you, they made it seem cool at the time.

we were up in the rafters last night at the spurs game too... that was an ass kicking

Yeah the crowd was pretty awesome, its amazing how quickly the town gets behind the team.  The arena was at like 40% capacity the first time we played the Spurs at home (and half of those were Spurs fans)

I was in 301 for most of the game, the guy jumping up and down like a little kid in a yellow CP3 jersey.  Was it your first Hornets game?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 14, 2008, 08:15:51 AM
If anyone is in Atlanta and wants to talk about law school with the botbot's on Saturday night (who doesn't?), we will be driving through/eating dinner.

Also, I won't be around much at all next week, so if you PM me and I don't reply - that's why.  Will be back circa Monday (3/24) @ 8:30 AM.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 14, 2008, 12:26:20 PM
Bot, I am waiting on a response from BU (which I would automatically accept) to go to NOLA to check out Tulane. Would you guys be willing to meet up down there and rap about the school and the city a little bit?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 14, 2008, 12:34:38 PM
Bot, I am waiting on a response from BU (which I would automatically accept) to go to NOLA to check out Tulane. Would you guys be willing to meet up down there and rap about the school and the city a little bit?

Definitely.  We'll grab some lunch/dinner.

If you do get BU, certainly don't visit, yikes.  Spend the weekend in NOLA instead.  :P
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 14, 2008, 12:42:42 PM
Bot, I am waiting on a response from BU (which I would automatically accept) to go to NOLA to check out Tulane. Would you guys be willing to meet up down there and rap about the school and the city a little bit?

Definitely.  We'll grab some lunch/dinner.

If you do get BU, certainly don't visit, yikes.  Spend the weekend in NOLA instead.  :P
Haha! I used to live in Boston and my mom lives like an hour away in Mass. BU would be too cushy to pass up, but I would LOVE to spend the next 3 years in NOLA. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 17, 2008, 10:28:36 AM
Alright, in an effort to get us back on the front page (we'd dropped to page 3!)I thought I'd ask if the Tulane 1Ls on the board could share anything about what to expect during the upcoming ASD on the 28th.

Any questions you wish you'd asked when you visited Tulane as an 0L? Anything I must absolutely see or know about in order to decide whether or not to attend? Is the lunch offered tasty?

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 17, 2008, 11:29:10 AM
Alright, in an effort to get us back on the front page (we'd dropped to page 3!)I thought I'd ask if the Tulane 1Ls on the board could share anything about what to expect during the upcoming ASD on the 28th.

Any questions you wish you'd asked when you visited Tulane as an 0L? Anything I must absolutely see or know about in order to decide whether or not to attend? Is the lunch offered tasty?



All good questions.  I feel like I'm not going to have anything to ask on the 28th, I've had all my questions answered either here or when I visited back in October.  The only question I have right now is, what have yall heard about the Spring Fling thing that is going on that evening?  More free food always sounds good to me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 17, 2008, 07:25:28 PM
Received my financial aid letter from Tulane today. Received no grant. Does anyone know how poor and in debt you need to be to get a grant? I was expecting at least a little something. Maybe I am just greedy. Does this letter normally contain this info if you got one? Thanks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kcf on March 17, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
Received my financial aid letter from Tulane today. Received no grant. Does anyone know how poor and in debt you need to be to get a grant? I was expecting at least a little something. Maybe I am just greedy. Does this letter normally contain this info if you got one? Thanks!

Pretty sure that if you received merit-based aid, you automatically get zero need-based. I'm not positive, though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 17, 2008, 08:15:01 PM
Good to see financial aid letters going out.  I'll have to keep my fingers crossed that I get it tomorrow, otherwise I won't get my mail until Saturday at the earliest.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 18, 2008, 12:39:24 AM
BotBot et al. do you have any wisdom on Maritime law? Is there an actual market in this? I plan to ask for more info at the ASD but figured I'd get a head start here.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 18, 2008, 01:52:44 PM
Has anyone been able to acquire a detailed CDO sheet from Tulane? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 18, 2008, 02:12:58 PM
Received my financial aid letter from Tulane today. Received no grant. Does anyone know how poor and in debt you need to be to get a grant? I was expecting at least a little something. Maybe I am just greedy. Does this letter normally contain this info if you got one? Thanks!

I can confirm this one.  If you get merit based aid, you won't be getting any grants. :(

I hope botbot and the mrs. made it through the atl ok with all the nasty weather there!  (If any of y'all are in the area, I hope y'all are ok too. :) )

Yes, there is a market in maritime law..  or at least it seems that maritime employers are certainly seeking out Tulane grads.  But of course, for more detailed info, you'll have to wait until botbot comes back.  I can only give andictotal evidence.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 18, 2008, 09:44:42 PM
Who would have thought I would have high-speed internet in the middle of nowhere...

Maritime Law

The job market is quite strong, but there aren't very many BIGLAW firms that have real maritime practice groups.  There are, though, quite a few boutiques/midlaw firms that recruit out of Tulane's Maritime program. 

Like most legal practice areas, grades matter quite a bit - although the Tulane maritime cert does give a little leeway.  Top half + maritime journal can get interviews at the Cali Maritime boutiques and midlaw firms throughout the gulf coast.  Bottom of the class maritime grads work primarily for offshore injury firms (the maritime equivalent of insurance defense) - but the pay for these firms is often a bit higher than the normal ID firms.

Connections still matter too - but more-so the connections you make within the Maritime community while in law school - which is certainly easier at Tulane than any other school. 

Upgrade - I believe they are just finishing up the new sheet.  Last year they sent it out with my financial aid packet.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 18, 2008, 10:32:39 PM
Just booked a flight/hotel into NOLA for the 4/4 ASD. Anyone else going? Happened to get a deal on a very nice hotel in downtown (I believe the Business District), about a block away from St. Charles (I'll omit the specific name of the hotel to preserve whatever shred of anonymity I have left on the interwebs; PM me if you're gonna be staying somewhere close and want to know if it's the same place). Can anyone confirm that the streetcar is up and running on St. Charles from Downtown towards Tulane? I'd rather do that than spring for a cab. Can't wait to get back to New Orleans. The date seems to have really sneaked up on me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 18, 2008, 10:47:53 PM
Just booked a flight/hotel into NOLA for the 4/4 ASD. Anyone else going? Happened to get a deal on a four-star hotel in downtown, about a block away from St. Charles (I'll omit the specific name of the hotel to preserve whatever shred of anonymity I have left on the interwebs; PM me if you're gonna be staying somewhere close and want to know if it's the same place). Can anyone confirm that the streetcar is up and running on St. Charles from Downtown towards Tulane? I'd rather do that than spring for a cab. Can't wait to get back to New Orleans. The date seems to have really sneaked up on me.

Streetcar is running all the way from downtown to St. Charles and Carrolton.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 18, 2008, 10:51:34 PM
Just booked a flight/hotel into NOLA for the 4/4 ASD. Anyone else going? Happened to get a deal on a four-star hotel in downtown, about a block away from St. Charles (I'll omit the specific name of the hotel to preserve whatever shred of anonymity I have left on the interwebs; PM me if you're gonna be staying somewhere close and want to know if it's the same place). Can anyone confirm that the streetcar is up and running on St. Charles from Downtown towards Tulane? I'd rather do that than spring for a cab. Can't wait to get back to New Orleans. The date seems to have really sneaked up on me.

Streetcar is running all the way from downtown to St. Charles and Carrolton.

Thanks. That'll definitely make the trips back and forth a lot more manageable.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 19, 2008, 08:45:44 AM
Plan at least an hour to get to campus... the streetcar is slowwww

Midday (1-4) and evening (6-9) on a weekday are a bit faster, but on the weekends the tourists jam it up significantly.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Curious George on March 20, 2008, 02:41:44 PM
I have a question for you locals (botbot, KCGF, etc.)

I recently received my acceptance (and an unexpected 20k/year scholarship!), and now I'm planning a visit on the 4th.

I'm sure I'll have plenty of other questions in the future, but for now I just have a question regarding where I should stay that weekend.

I've done a little browsing around and I've come across one place that looks like it'd be a good deal and wanted to hear your opinions.

Maison St. Charles -  1319 St. Charles Avenue.
$109/night for Friday and Saturday. (I believe they offer a discount for visiting students as well, which I did not factor in.)

As I understand, the Streetcar runs all of St. Charles, so despite being a little distance from the University, I can just hop on the Streetcar and take it all the way to the school.  Does this all sound correct?

I appreciate any help, and if you have another suggestion as far as a place to stay, I'm all ears!

This will be my first time to visit New Orleans.  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 20, 2008, 03:19:47 PM
If the status checker says, "Decision has been made" I probably got rejected,right? Doesn't it say "Congrats!..." if you are accepted?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lkjfdsa on March 20, 2008, 03:23:13 PM
If the status checker says, "Decision has been made" I probably got rejected,right? Doesn't it say "Congrats!..." if you are accepted?

Your's changed today too?  Mine did, to "Decision..." I really wanted in.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 20, 2008, 03:26:27 PM
Although I've been admitted to a better ranked school, I still really would like to be admitted to Tulane... and I've been under review now for almost two months, so this has been tormenting.

I'm really dreading signing into the status checker and seeing "Decision has been made" instead of "Congratulations!" but I'm bracing myself for it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lkjfdsa on March 20, 2008, 03:28:52 PM
Although I've been admitted to a better ranked school, I still really would like to be admitted to Tulane... and I've been under review now for almost two months, so this has been tormenting.

I'm really dreading signing into the status checker and seeing "Decision has been made" instead of "Congratulations!" but I'm bracing myself for it.

Let us know how it goes.  I had been in review since before christmas.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 20, 2008, 03:49:30 PM
I withdrew from Tulane today after receiving the email that if we had decided then withdrawing would allow scholarship funds to be redistributed.  I had pretty much decided although some small part of me really wanted to move to New Orleans.  Regardless, it seems from the email that I got that they might be looking to redistribute some unclaimed scholarship money soon, so hopefully it helps someone here.

First off, thanks for withdrawing since you have decided to not attend.  I did not originally receive a scholarship.  When I inquired about the possibility I was told that I was put on a "small list" of potential recipients if funds become available and was asked how much I would need to make it more than likely that I would attend Tulane in the fall.  The other people that I have talked to have all seemed to be pretty much shot down, so we will see how that goes.  I can't wait to visit Tulane/NOLA next week, hopefully I will be off crutches by then.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 20, 2008, 05:12:35 PM
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I withdrew from Tulane today after receiving the email that if we had decided then withdrawing would allow scholarship funds to be redistributed.

I didn't get anything like this - just more information about the upcoming ASD. I wonder if this email was only sent to accepted candidates that have not yet indicated that they will be attending one of the scheduled ASDs....

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 20, 2008, 05:40:52 PM
Mine said decision and it was an acceptance

Hmm... well that really complicates matters then! Now I'll never know until I get the letter (whenever they actually make a decision on me, that is)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 20, 2008, 06:20:31 PM
Mine said decision and it was an acceptance

Yey! i can have some hope...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 20, 2008, 06:48:36 PM
Maison St. Charles -  1319 St. Charles Avenue.
$109/night for Friday and Saturday. (I believe they offer a discount for visiting students as well, which I did not factor in.)

As I understand, the Streetcar runs all of St. Charles, so despite being a little distance from the University, I can just hop on the Streetcar and take it all the way to the school.  Does this all sound correct?

The hotel is nice (I spent a weekend there), although it is in the "commercialized" part of St. Charles (Office Depot, Wendy's, etc).  This isn't a bad thing, as there aren't many hotels in the heart of the garden district, but you just might be a little disappointed when you arrive (I was).  You will be pretty close to quite a few great restaurants, though.

The street car will take 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day and will stop right in front of the school.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Pixies on March 20, 2008, 07:01:53 PM
Mine said decision and it was an acceptance

Yey! i can have some hope...

I don't think so, some people on LSN were admitted today via e-mail. I went to "decision" today too, oh well :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: murraj on March 20, 2008, 08:23:23 PM
Who alls doing the 28th event?  I'm flying in this Saturday and staying at a rental from craigslist near Tulane.  I think all of us should go meetup before the event  Botbot, are you around?  Really curios to hear some 1ls/Tulane students perspectives. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 20, 2008, 08:23:53 PM
man

whatever I can't afford Tulane anyway

(<~~sad)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Pixies on March 20, 2008, 09:01:36 PM
man

whatever I can't afford Tulane anyway

(<~~sad)

Aww don't be sad!!! I am making a prediction that today was a day of admits and WL's and Tulane will prolly have a huge wave of rejections coming out very shortly. Just a hunch.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on March 20, 2008, 09:24:05 PM
I got in today :) 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 20, 2008, 09:35:36 PM
I got in today :) 

Congrats! :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 20, 2008, 10:05:35 PM
I got in today :) 

Nice! You've been waiting for a long time now, so I can imagine how happy you must have been. I'm hoping that I'm not too far behind. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Curious George on March 20, 2008, 10:32:55 PM
Maison St. Charles -  1319 St. Charles Avenue.
$109/night for Friday and Saturday. (I believe they offer a discount for visiting students as well, which I did not factor in.)

As I understand, the Streetcar runs all of St. Charles, so despite being a little distance from the University, I can just hop on the Streetcar and take it all the way to the school.  Does this all sound correct?

The hotel is nice (I spent a weekend there), although it is in the "commercialized" part of St. Charles (Office Depot, Wendy's, etc).  This isn't a bad thing, as there aren't many hotels in the heart of the garden district, but you just might be a little disappointed when you arrive (I was).  You will be pretty close to quite a few great restaurants, though.

The street car will take 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day and will stop right in front of the school.

Ok, great!

That sounds good enough for me.  I've just booked my flight today, and I'll probably follow with the hotel tomorrow.  (I wanted to make sure and lock in at the price shown for my flight.  Last time I put it off until the next day it cost me quite a bit more.)

I'll also probably spend tomorrow surfing the net for potential places to live.  Hopefully, I can have a pretty good list of places to check out in person when I visit.  Any general pointers as far as where to look, where to avoid, etc.?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 20, 2008, 11:14:14 PM
Interestingly enough, although my file status still says in review, the date is now showing 03/20. Before that, it was showing 02/11. So, either this means they went through and looked at it and are still not making a decision on me, or something...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: whatpenumbras on March 21, 2008, 12:26:55 AM
I got in today as well!!  So excited! I've had the fight song in my head all day (or a bastardized passed down friend of friend of a friend's odd family tradition state border road trip version of it...).

I'd really like to attend an admitted students day, but my work schedule and the distance (I live in Oregon) kind of preclude that. It sucks that they've scheduled them all on Fridays.  Are we able to use the $300 travel credit at anytime or does it only apply to ASDs?  And by anytime, I also mean after initial deposits are due.  I can't wait to go back down there!  I just learned that my cousin closed on a summer  place in the French quarter (apparently the tattoo business is way more lucrative than I ever imagined).

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 21, 2008, 01:15:55 AM
Interestingly enough, although my file status still says in review, the date is now showing 03/20. Before that, it was showing 02/11. So, either this means they went through and looked at it and are still not making a decision on me, or something...

the same thing happened to me, a few times
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 21, 2008, 08:12:03 AM
I'd really like to attend an admitted students day, but my work schedule and the distance (I live in Oregon) kind of preclude that. It sucks that they've scheduled them all on Fridays.  Are we able to use the $300 travel credit at anytime or does it only apply to ASDs?  And by anytime, I also mean after initial deposits are due.  I can't wait to go back down there!  I just learned that my cousin closed on a summer  place in the French quarter (apparently the tattoo business is way more lucrative than I ever imagined).

Only for ASDs.  If you can't take one day off from work, what other times would you be able to visit?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 12:17:05 PM
I'm sorry, Bot. I got BU and my family is in Massachussets. Even with the 90k and the incredible allure of 90k, I can't do Tulane anymore.

For anyone who is still considering the school, I consider it to be by far the best school in the lower T1. Well worth the cost of attendance. Good luck to all who go. I'm jealous of your NOLA experience.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 01:08:37 PM
boooooo bearly.  >:(
I'm sorry. I feel the same way as you do. I was really looking forward to going to Tulane. :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gengiswump on March 21, 2008, 01:46:50 PM
I'm not certain how often current Tulanians post here, but I have a subletting question for this summer, if anyone who sees this can PM me.

(Oddly enough, the further from Tulane, probably the better, but that's not hate, just logistics.)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 01:52:19 PM
Hard to stay mad at a bear in a smoking jacket...

Are you holding a martini?
I am hugh hefner bear. Holly Madison is my GF on LSD! :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 21, 2008, 01:55:09 PM
I'm sorry, Bot. I got BU and my family is in Massachussets. Even with the 90k and the incredible allure of 90k, I can't do Tulane anymore.

For anyone who is still considering the school, I consider it to be by far the best school in the lower T1. Well worth the cost of attendance. Good luck to all who go. I'm jealous of your NOLA experience.

Tough break bearly.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 01:57:59 PM
I'm sorry, Bot. I got BU and my family is in Massachussets. Even with the 90k and the incredible allure of 90k, I can't do Tulane anymore.

For anyone who is still considering the school, I consider it to be by far the best school in the lower T1. Well worth the cost of attendance. Good luck to all who go. I'm jealous of your NOLA experience.

Tough break bearly.
Eh. Not a tough break. This makes things much easier for me and my family.

But I did want to let you know that I was extremely impressed by your info and truly did appreciate all your time. But it wasn't a total waste: I might not be an alumnus of your school, but no matter where I go in my career, I will have the utmost respect for Tulane attorneys.

Thanks for everything bot.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 21, 2008, 02:22:24 PM
I'm sorry, Bot. I got BU and my family is in Massachussets. Even with the 90k and the incredible allure of 90k, I can't do Tulane anymore.

For anyone who is still considering the school, I consider it to be by far the best school in the lower T1. Well worth the cost of attendance. Good luck to all who go. I'm jealous of your NOLA experience.

Tough break bearly.
Eh. Not a tough break. This makes things much easier for me and my family.

But I did want to let you know that I was extremely impressed by your info and truly did appreciate all your time. But it wasn't a total waste: I might not be an alumnus of your school, but no matter where I go in my career, I will have the utmost respect for Tulane attorneys.

Thanks for everything bot.

Lol I was just kidding.  Glad I could help out.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 02:24:40 PM
I'm sorry, Bot. I got BU and my family is in Massachussets. Even with the 90k and the incredible allure of 90k, I can't do Tulane anymore.

For anyone who is still considering the school, I consider it to be by far the best school in the lower T1. Well worth the cost of attendance. Good luck to all who go. I'm jealous of your NOLA experience.

Tough break bearly.
Eh. Not a tough break. This makes things much easier for me and my family.

But I did want to let you know that I was extremely impressed by your info and truly did appreciate all your time. But it wasn't a total waste: I might not be an alumnus of your school, but no matter where I go in my career, I will have the utmost respect for Tulane attorneys.

Thanks for everything bot.

Lol I was just kidding.  Glad I could help out.
:) Ya but I wanted to say thanx anyway.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 21, 2008, 05:28:49 PM
OMG Bearly.  I can't believe it :'(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 06:11:17 PM
OMG Bearly.  I can't believe it :'(
I am so sorry. :'(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 21, 2008, 08:36:24 PM
Congratulations on making a decision that is good for you and your family!

But really Bearly, a large part of why I have been so eager to hear from Tulane was the tantalizing possibility of sitting next to a giant bear in a smoking jacket in my 1L classes.

A dream denied, sigh.   
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: BearlyLegal on March 21, 2008, 09:20:13 PM
Congratulations on making a decision that is good for you and your family!

But really Bearly, a large part of why I have been so eager to hear from Tulane was the tantalizing possibility of sitting next to a giant bear in a smoking jacket in my 1L classes.

A dream denied, sigh.   
I wanted to sit with you too buddy. :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 23, 2008, 10:24:12 AM
Bearly, congrats on BU though!  My roommate went there for UG and she loved it.  :)

Is everyone looking forward to visiting on their ASW?  Have y'all set up a time to get together for dinner/drinks/something while you're here?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 23, 2008, 10:51:28 AM
Waitlisted at Florida. A little bit perplexing, but I think it's because of the fact that I applied so late. This means that it's 90% likely that I'll be at Tulane in the Fall (unless Chicago-Kent comes at me with a full ride or something).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 23, 2008, 01:38:20 PM
Who alls doing the 28th event?  I'm flying in this Saturday and staying at a rental from craigslist near Tulane.  I think all of us should go meetup before the event  Botbot, are you around?  Really curios to hear some 1ls/Tulane students perspectives. 

Yeah I'm down, PM me.

Who all is coming in for the event?  If there are enough people/interest, we should schedule a group lunch or something.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 23, 2008, 03:15:24 PM
I'll be there this weekend, but I probably can't do anything before the visitation day.  I'm driving down from DFW on Thursday and I probably won't be able to leave work until about noon, which should put me in NOLA between 8-9 (assuming I can find my hotel without any problems). 

Hopefully I am off crutches by then too.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 23, 2008, 04:02:49 PM
I'll be there this weekend, but I probably can't do anything before the visitation day.  I'm driving down from DFW on Thursday and I probably won't be able to leave work until about noon, which should put me in NOLA between 8-9 (assuming I can find my hotel without any problems). 

Hopefully I am off crutches by then too.

I made that drive yesterday.  Be sure to watch out for cops especially between Shreveport and Alexandria.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 23, 2008, 04:04:00 PM
I'll be there this weekend, thursday to saturday.  So I could do something either thursday or friday night.  I would love to hang out, get drinks, whatever.  
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 23, 2008, 04:16:06 PM
I don't know what kind of schedule they have you guys on, but I was thinking sometime this Fri or Sat.

Us 1Ls have an oral argument on Fri/Sat, but it shouldn't prevent some of us from having a meal out.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 23, 2008, 06:48:58 PM
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I'll be there this weekend, thursday to saturday.  So I could do something either thursday or friday night.  I would love to hang out, get drinks, whatever.

Same here... same schedule, also wouldn't mind grabbing a drink.

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Us 1Ls have an oral argument on Fri/Sat, but it shouldn't prevent some of us from having a meal out.

Are there classes on Saturday? I hadn't given class schedules much thought until now.


edit: Older, your profile is under the same username on LSN, isn't it?

2nd edit: Ah, I see - it's in your signature line.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 23, 2008, 07:28:15 PM
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I'll be there this weekend, thursday to saturday.  So I could do something either thursday or friday night.  I would love to hang out, get drinks, whatever.

Same here... same schedule, also wouldn't mind grabbing a drink.

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Us 1Ls have an oral argument on Fri/Sat, but it shouldn't prevent some of us from having a meal out.

Are there classes on Saturday? I hadn't given class schedules much thought until now.

Friday is a light day and there are no classes on Saturday, but every 1L has to give an oral argument for ~10 minutes sometime on one of those two days.

Cooter Brown's or one of the Bruno's seems to fit the bill here.  Everyone that is interested in doing something PM me the times you will be available (along with your preferred time of meetup) and I will attempt to coordinate something.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on March 23, 2008, 09:31:00 PM
I think Bot's getting everyone organized for the hangout but I was wondering if anyone had talked about attire for Friday? How casual or how dressy is everyone gonna go? I was thinking sportcoat, tie, and slacks would be fine but just didn't want to be the only one in a jacket there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 23, 2008, 10:01:04 PM
That is a lot dressier than I am planning on going.  I'm thinking just like a polo shirt and slacks.  Also, I don't think the weather (80's with decent humidity) will be very conducive to wearing a jacket.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 23, 2008, 11:08:22 PM
I think a polo and slacks would be fine.  You might feel a little overdressed if you go for the jacket and tie, but it's whatever you feel most comfortable doing.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 23, 2008, 11:16:24 PM
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How casual or how dressy is everyone gonna go?

I've yet to see any law students attend classes wearing a jacket and tie; it was my impression that would be a bit much for an admitted students day. I was thinking a nice shirt with a collar, jeans. It's been a while since I've even seen the sun, let alone sunshine and 80 degrees, so I'll dress accordingly if it's warm, as hurley has mentioned. That doesn't mean I'll show up in a speedo and flip-flops, but I'd rather not be remembered as the sweaty guy, either.

If you read through the forums, there are lot's of examples of folks dressing up for prospective student events, as well as plenty of examples of people showing up in jeans and a T-shirt. I would think showing up in a suit and tie with that Tulane tote bag slung over your shoulder might not be a good idea, but who knows. First impressions only come around once.

Mostly, I had hoped to blend in: not too dressy, not too casual.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 24, 2008, 12:39:14 AM
I can't remember the last time I left my house wearing something other than my Rainbow sandals. I'm not sure the Florida laid back attitude towards dress extends to NOLA, however.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 24, 2008, 07:29:54 AM
i am thinking about showing up in a bananna hammock
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 24, 2008, 07:33:41 AM
but seriously i will probably wear a collared shirt and slacks, but would prefer to wear sandals, jeans and t shirt, maybe we could start that movement, and get everyone to show up at the asd dressed down, that would be sweet
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 24, 2008, 08:44:44 AM
I'm going casual for sure.  Its still in the 30s here so I will be taking full advantage of the warm weather and busting out the flip flops.  it can't be helped. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 24, 2008, 10:20:31 AM
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Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 24, 2008, 10:25:53 AM
i am not quite that hairy or hung but it would still be funny and i can do a perfect borat voice
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 24, 2008, 01:33:11 PM
I think we could all chip in on this. Even those of us who won't be there. Paypal?


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 24, 2008, 02:41:01 PM
The weather has been somewhere between 55-65 for a while now.  Nice light jacket weather if you get cold easily (like me)..  but you can still rock the flip-flops.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on March 25, 2008, 09:00:19 AM
How would one compare Tulane's placement in FL to UM or FSU? Also, how are the salaries in FL? Tulane is giving me 15k/yr so it is much cheaper than sticker at UM. I would imagine tulane would do well in FL because of the proximity but im not too sure, any stats on the % in FL? How well do the people in the sports law program do, as well as the environmental program? Also, how is the american business law program looked upon and would it only be beneficial in BIGLAW? Tulane is my #1, just looking for some more specifics.thanks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on March 25, 2008, 09:06:14 AM
Did we ever decide about when/where we were meeting up?

Oh and I'm glad I posted about the attire. I definately would have been the only ass that showed up with a tie only. Flip flops sounded nice yesterday but I'll probably end up rocking boat shoes due to this relatively cold weather.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 10:06:59 AM
Did we ever decide about when/where we were meeting up?

Oh and I'm glad I posted about the attire. I definately would have been the only ass that showed up with a tie only. Flip flops sounded nice yesterday but I'll probably end up rocking boat shoes due to this relatively cold weather.

Sperry's FTW
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 25, 2008, 10:18:25 AM
Is anyone going to the April 4th ASW? I'm booked for it but having 2nd thoughts about attending...

Martindale says there are 532 Tulane grads in the state of Texas. This doesn't seem like much to me (Houston has over 5,000; Baylor- 3,776)... Shouldn't I choose a school with a large alumni base in the state in which I plan to practice?

  ???
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 25, 2008, 10:40:43 AM
waiting on SMU too... (4,888 alumni)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 25, 2008, 10:47:22 AM
I'm slightly interested in working in Texas too and I don't know a whole lot about the alumni base there, but you might want to consider what types of jobs you're looking for and what kinds of jobs SMU/Baylor/Tulane grads are taking in Texas.

My local state school has a mass number of alumni too, but a majority of them are working in small town solo firms. The top 10% + Law review is what it takes for an OCI Interview for biglaw. The major local city's big law base includes local grads, but a lot of them went out of state to better schools...so this is something to consider, quality of job vs. quantity of attorneys in state.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 25, 2008, 11:02:51 AM
Good point... I don't necessarily 'care' about biglaw... mid-sized is fine with me. And, I think for mid-sized placement in Dallas, SMU is probably my best bet, but alas, I have not heard from them yet (bites nails).

Does anyone know the Texas bar passage rate for 1st time test takers out of Tulane?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 25, 2008, 11:37:10 AM
Sorry guys, I'm a bit under the weather and didn't check the boards last night.

Ok so the upcoming ASW...

hbb     
jcheste8    
hurley325    
OlderandWiser

have messaged me about doing something - it looks like the best time would be Thursday or Friday midday/eve - and it looks like Friday midday would be the best of those.  What time do you guys finish ASW stuff?  I'm thinking Cooter Brown's if we do it early or Superior Grill if we do it later.What do you guys think? 

Anyone else that wants to meet up PM me.

Good point... I don't necessarily 'care' about biglaw... mid-sized is fine with me. And, I think for mid-sized placement in Dallas, SMU is probably my best bet, but alas, I have not heard from them yet (bites nails).

Does anyone know the Texas bar passage rate for 1st time test takers out of Tulane?

Ok.  Texas placement.

Tulane places as well as UH in Houston BIGLAW.  There are fewer Houston small firms that interview at Tulane, but this is a purely a convenience issue.  Your Tulane degree/GPA will get the same respect from these firms, you just have to do the legwork.

Dallas is almost identical (replacing UH with SMU) - except Haynes and Boone will go ~5% deeper into SMUs class. 

Midlaw is virtually nonexistent in both Dallas and Houston.  There are some medium sized firms but most pay BIGMARK and have similar hiring requirements.

Tulane's Texas Bar passage is similar to SMU and UH (I think low-mid 90%s, but I'm just going on memory)

If you know you want to work in Houston and get UH (especially if its cheaper than Tulane), UH is probably the school for you.
If you know you want to work in Dallas and get SMU (especially if its cheaper than Tulane), SMU is probably the school for you.

As for me, SMU was going to be cheaper and I want to get back to Dallas, but I couldn't say no to Tulane.  For the record, I didn't like my SMU visit or the vibe I received from every one of their representatives.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 25, 2008, 11:46:00 AM
Did we ever decide about when/where we were meeting up?

Oh and I'm glad I posted about the attire. I definately would have been the only ass that showed up with a tie only. Flip flops sounded nice yesterday but I'll probably end up rocking boat shoes due to this relatively cold weather.

You are going to fit in like a champ.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 25, 2008, 11:52:04 AM
I also plan to rock the Sperry's they've had a long winter hibernation and are ready for warm weather!

Botbot -- I am bringing my girlfriend/roommate with me to New Orleans, so I am not sure what they want to do/have planned but I am interested in at least knowing where a meetup will occur in the event I/we could make it. So feel free to PM me those details later if you'd like.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 25, 2008, 11:57:08 AM
As for me, SMU was going to be cheaper and I want to get back to Dallas, but I couldn't say no to Tulane. For the record, I didn't like my SMU visit or the vibe I received from every one of their representatives.

This is my biggest hesitation with SMU so far. I haven't received one single communication from them since my "App Complete" email back in January. Not a word, not a peep, not a totebag, not a muffaletta postcard. Would it kill them to act a little welcoming/excited that I'm considering their fine institution??


Can you JAG in Dallas?

There used to be an AFJAG base in Ft. Worth, but its mostly closed down down.  My current firm opportunities are starting to shift my job mentality - but I guess we will see how it goes next year.

Botbot -- I am bringing my girlfriend/roommate with me to New Orleans, so I am not sure what they want to do/have planned but I am interested in at least knowing where a meetup will occur in the event I/we could make it. So feel free to PM me those details later if you'd like.

I'll keep you updated on the happenings.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on March 25, 2008, 11:59:13 AM
As for me, SMU was going to be cheaper and I want to get back to Dallas, but I couldn't say no to Tulane. For the record, I didn't like my SMU visit or the vibe I received from every one of their representatives.

 Not a word, not a peep, not a totebag, not a muffaletta postcard. Would it kill them to act a little welcoming/excited that I'm considering their fine institution??


This made me laugh... But I agree. Shortly after applying, I emailed them to see if I could set up a tour... never got a response.  :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 25, 2008, 12:00:32 PM
Sorry guys, I'm a bit under the weather and didn't check the boards last night.

Ok so the upcoming ASW...

hbb     
jcheste8    
hurley325    
OlderandWiser

have messaged me about doing something - it looks like the best time would be Thursday or Friday midday/eve - and it looks like Friday midday would be the best of those.  What time do you guys finish ASW stuff?   I'm thinking Cooter Brown's if we do it early or Superior Grill if we do it later.What do you guys think? 

they posted a schedule on the admitted students page that says there is a FinAid session or an optional tour of the library and clinics at 1:50.  then at 2:30 an optional bus tour of university neighborhoods OR another tour of the library/clinics OR an information fair, whatever that is.  So it sounds like even with all the optional stuff everyone should be done by mid-late afternoon.  I think someone else wondered about the class...it doesn't say which one, but its at 10:00. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: gt1693 on March 25, 2008, 01:57:46 PM
Just got in this afternoon by email!  So now I've got the decision down to Tulane and Villanova - should I go with Tulane and fly down this weekend to check it out?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 03:08:28 PM
Is anyone going to the April 4th ASW? I'm booked for it but having 2nd thoughts about attending...

Martindale says there are 532 Tulane grads in the state of Texas. This doesn't seem like much to me (Houston has over 5,000; Baylor- 3,776)... Shouldn't I choose a school with a large alumni base in the state in which I plan to practice?

  ???

I'll also be at the 4/4 ASW. The worst that can happen is you visit Tulane, don't like it, get your travel reimbursed, and end up at a Texas school. The best is that you fall in love with Tulane/NOLA and decide to come. I think it's a win/win.

As far as Texas placement, I would concentrate on gathering statistics for specific firms/cities in which you would like to work, instead of relying on overall Texas numbers. The lesser markets in Texas would obviously be overwhelmingly populated by graduates from Texas schools, but I would think the numbers in Dallas/Houston and the like would have a much more favorable ratio for Tulane. Look at specific firms: do they do OCI at Tulane? Where did their partners go to school? Where did the newest hired associates come from? What kind of qualifications did they have (Law Review, cum laude, etc.)? I've been doing the same thing for firms in various Florida cities (although I wouldn't mind ending up in Texas, or a lot of other markets, as a matter of fact).

As far as the boat shoes are concerned, I will surely be rocking them come 4/4.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on March 25, 2008, 03:22:56 PM
sink- what have you found out about FL placement??
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 03:45:28 PM
sink- what have you found out about FL placement??

It pretty much confirms my suspicions: if I want to get a good firm job in Florida coming out of Tulane, I'd have to do my own legwork, but it's far from impossible. According to NALP, only 5 Florida firms do OCI at Tulane (2 from Miami, 2 from Tampa, 1 in Boca), but there's enough of a presence of Tulane grads in Florida to imply that using my "Florida connections," I'd be able to land a pretty good job in Florida if I do well. A Martindale search finds 342 Tulane grads practicing in Florida. The distribution is thus:

Boca Raton - 13
Ft. Lauderdale - 25
Jacksonville - 13
Miami - 81
Orlando - 17
St. Petersburg - 6
Tallahassee - 9
Tampa - 43
West Palm Beach - 20
Winter Park - 3

That's all the markets I'd actually consider working in, at least. Now, a majority of those listings are obviously not going to be "BIGLAW" (and almost all will not have starting associate pay of over $100K - hardly any firms outside of South Florida will - but in Florida your dollar will go significantly farther than in most states, given the low COL and lack of a state income tax), and you also have to consider that while there are very well paying jobs in South Florida, the markets in West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca (and to a lesser extent, Miami) are relatively small, and the best firms may only take on one or two new associates in a given year, if any.

My conclusion? It looks do-able to land a Florida job coming out of Tulane, given good grades. I'd expect my connection to the state (I've lived all over the state - S. Fla, Orlando, Jax - and still have family in many areas) would help me, as well. I welcome the contributions of botbot or anyone else to tell me whether I'm right on or if my data collecting is fatally flawed somehow, or if I'm a complete idiot.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 25, 2008, 03:59:05 PM
sink- what have you found out about FL placement??

I'm not sink, but most FL BIGLAW firms (even those in Miami) equate Tulane and UF rank for rank.  (there are some that prefer UF grads and some that prefer Tulane grads, but its mostly a wash).  I think ~10-15% of Tulane grads head to Florida every year.

It looks like the class merge at UF, though, is adversely impacting their 2L BIGLAW SA placement, but its too soon to tell. 

My conclusion? It looks do-able to land a Florida job coming out of Tulane, given good grades. I'd expect my connection to the state (I've lived all over the state - S. Fla, Orlando, Jax - and still have family in many areas) would help me, as well. I welcome the contributions of botbot or anyone else to tell me whether I'm right on or if my data collecting is fatally flawed somehow, or if I'm a complete idiot.

Yeah, you probably won't be getting a job through OCI - but thats not uncommon.  Only a quarter of Tulane students get job through OCI, which is a good 5-10% higher than every school ranked in the 40s (except SMU) - so most of your classmates will be getting their jobs through MMs and personal connections.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on March 25, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
you guys are scaring me away with all this talk about boat shoes :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 25, 2008, 05:22:32 PM
C'mon head to the store and get some Sperry's and come to NOLA. There is nothing more comfortable and you may as well enjoy your potential future climate. I know its a heck of a lot better than mine now :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 05:36:40 PM
you guys are scaring me away with all this talk about boat shoes :)

Just invest in some Gold Bond and the boat shoes will be your best friend.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 25, 2008, 07:18:54 PM
I second the motion on gold bond....took me a summer to figure out that it does wonders. Just about liquefied my first pair of boat shoes, it was nasty.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on March 25, 2008, 07:21:12 PM
yea I have lived in FL all my life as well, have some connections already, and also the tulane info says there are about 650 alums in FL. I figure it shouldn't be too hard, just needed some reassurance to pick  Tulane over miami where id have to pay 45k more right off the bat in tuition and then higher COL. It looks like Ill be in the Big Easy in no time and im damn excited.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 25, 2008, 07:30:56 PM
yea I have lived in FL all my life as well, have some connections already, and also the tulane info says there are about 650 alums in FL. I figure it shouldn't be too hard, just needed some reassurance to pick  Tulane over miami where id have to pay 45k more right off the bat in tuition and then higher COL. It looks like Ill be in the Big Easy in no time and im damn excited.

Maybe I am missing something here (scholarship to Tulane?) but Miami and Tulane are almost identical costs, aren't they? I went over both sites to make sure, and it seems like there is very little $$ difference at full price.

Please correct me if I have gone astray.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 25, 2008, 07:44:08 PM
I'm already starting to feel the Sperry purchasing peer pressure.

It's only a matter of time.  I bought mine within like the first month of being here.   :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jespinol on March 25, 2008, 08:02:35 PM
yea sorry i forgot to mention that i had 15K/yr scholly.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on March 25, 2008, 08:05:16 PM
No prob. I suck at math, so I just wanted to double check. Congrats! I am envious.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 08:07:49 PM
I second the motion on gold bond....took me a summer to figure out that it does wonders. Just about liquefied my first pair of boat shoes, it was nasty.

Credited, my sperry's smell awful when I sweat em up and I dont even have stinky feet.

It doesn't matter who you are - your feet will smell god-awful after you take off your sperry's. At least with Gold Bond they'll be dry.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 25, 2008, 08:35:22 PM
Also, a totally random question: how is Tulane's music programs? Is its jazz band, wind ensemble, or orchestra any good? I know it's New Orleans and that I'll find some great jazz in the city, but I figure I'll ask about the school ensembles to see if it'd be worth it to check them out or maybe even to audition for one of them (I definitely want to find a way to keep up my playing). I know private schools don't always have the best music programs.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 25, 2008, 08:48:24 PM
most likely legit update: according to a leaked USNWR ranking, Tulane has moved up to 44, tied with UC-Davis (and now above SMU and American)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 25, 2008, 10:07:10 PM
Also, a totally random question: how is Tulane's music programs? Is its jazz band, wind ensemble, or orchestra any good? I know it's New Orleans and that I'll find some great jazz in the city, but I figure I'll ask about the school ensembles to see if it'd be worth it to check them out or maybe even to audition for one of them (I definitely want to find a way to keep up my playing). I know private schools don't always have the best music programs.

I know they have a small, but mighty marching band.  Other than that, I'm not sure.

most likely legit update: according to a leaked USNWR ranking, Tulane has moved up to 44, tied with UC-Davis (and now above SMU and American)

Holla!!

Edit - Hal, darling, I haven't seen you on here in ages.  Good luck on oral arguments this weekend. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: murraj on March 25, 2008, 10:13:02 PM
Rankings leak?  When?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 25, 2008, 10:15:00 PM
Rankings leak?  When?

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,103656.0.html

Hopefully that works..
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 25, 2008, 10:19:20 PM
Straight to the source: http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/ca/USNews.pdf

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 25, 2008, 10:21:04 PM
Yeah, kc'sgf, it's been awhile. That reminds me, I need to talk to you after class tomorrow. Do you mind taking one more soul into your property study group?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 25, 2008, 10:22:06 PM
Yeah, kc'sgf, it's been awhile. That reminds me, I need to talk to you after class tomorrow. Do you mind taking one more soul into your property study group?

Sure.  I think we're meeting tomorrow actually.  I'll let you know when and where when I know.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 25, 2008, 10:39:46 PM
Strategical asking - you can't not let me join when I ask you in the Thread of Tulane Greatness
I honor our newfound commitment with this smiley:

^_^
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 25, 2008, 10:41:16 PM
dude is hella smilin'. JUST LOOK AT HIM:

^_^
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on March 25, 2008, 10:43:29 PM
Yeah, kc'sgf, it's been awhile. That reminds me, I need to talk to you after class tomorrow. Do you mind taking one more soul into your property study group?

Sure.  I think we're meeting tomorrow actually.  I'll let you know when and where when I know.  :)

Yea, I'm loving the camraderie! Oh and did we ever finalize meeting plans?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 25, 2008, 11:33:13 PM
Kcf- You know you guys are sellin Tulane like crazy when I actually feel a little bit sad I can't get in on this property study group :) On the other hand, I am enjoying a few more months of freedom :) (graduated in December, loving every moment of life, except those spent at work, and sleeping)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 26, 2008, 12:04:45 AM
most likely legit update: according to a leaked USNWR ranking, Tulane has moved up to 44, tied with UC-Davis (and now above SMU and American)

Looks to be legit.

Yea, I'm loving the camraderie! Oh and did we ever finalize meeting plans?

I'm waiting to hear from 2-3 more people, but I will figure out a quasi-final plan tomorrow eve and hit up everyone on PM.

Once again, anyone who wants to get together this Friday, PM me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 26, 2008, 07:09:21 AM
Tulane goes up 3 in the ranking hooray, makes the friday visit that much better
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 26, 2008, 01:24:39 PM
Kcf- You know you guys are sellin Tulane like crazy when I actually feel a little bit sad I can't get in on this property study group :) On the other hand, I am enjoying a few more months of freedom :) (graduated in December, loving every moment of life, except those spent at work, and sleeping)

Hahaha..  you will have plenty of time to enjoy property in one short year.  Although, if you'd like to trade..  property study group for sleep..  that's cool too.

Oooh, some of you that are coming on friday will get to see all of the 1L's running around in suits for their oral arguments.  (myself included)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on March 26, 2008, 02:39:59 PM
Just withdrew from a bunch of my schools - tulane included. I feel sad about it because I really genuinely liked all my schools that I was accepted to. I hope releasing my seat helps someone else out.
0.0


Where are you going to go? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 26, 2008, 08:40:50 PM
I sent out PMs to everyone that had contacted me about meeting up - if I missed you, shoot me a PM.

If anyone wants to come out - we are meeting at Cooter Brown's around 4:30 on Friday.  Message me for my phone number if you think you might want to come - it is a great place and should be a great time.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 26, 2008, 08:52:02 PM
right after my oral argument. I will probably need a drink at that time.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 26, 2008, 08:59:22 PM
I'm using the St. Charles streetcar to get to campus and I just want to make sure I'm reading the map right.  It looks like there is a stop at the corner of Canal and Carondelet, correct?  What time should I be there to make sure that I get to campus by 8:30a?  It looks like the car that leaves at 7:57 should put me there at 8:25, but are they pretty reliable as far as being on time?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 26, 2008, 09:06:51 PM
I'm using the St. Charles streetcar to get to campus and I just want to make sure I'm reading the map right.  It looks like there is a stop at the corner of Canal and Carondelet, correct?  What time should I be there to make sure that I get to campus by 8:30a?  It looks like the car that leaves at 7:57 should put me there at 8:25, but are they pretty reliable as far as being on time?

On crutches or not? =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 26, 2008, 09:08:38 PM
There is a streetcar stop there, but I don't know the Canal St routes.

You should try and reserve 40-45 minutes for the trip.  It may take 25 minutes, but it may take 45.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 26, 2008, 09:15:02 PM
I'm using the St. Charles streetcar to get to campus and I just want to make sure I'm reading the map right.  It looks like there is a stop at the corner of Canal and Carondelet, correct?  What time should I be there to make sure that I get to campus by 8:30a?  It looks like the car that leaves at 7:57 should put me there at 8:25, but are they pretty reliable as far as being on time?

On crutches or not? =)

I'm hoping to be able to get by without crutches by Friday.  I'm able to walk with a pretty serious limp right now but I've tried to use the crutches as much as possible to rest up and be able to walk this weekend.  My foot was in bad shape after the Missouri ASW because I was standing up all day and walking around so much.  It looks pretty gnarly now though, even my toes are swollen and bruised.

Thanks for the info botbot.  I'll definitey be there Friday afternoon, barring some serious unforseen problem.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 26, 2008, 09:24:07 PM
I'm hoping to be able to get by without crutches by Friday.  I'm able to walk with a pretty serious limp right now but I've tried to use the crutches as much as possible to rest up and be able to walk this weekend.  My foot was in bad shape after the Missouri ASW because I was standing up all day and walking around so much.  It looks pretty gnarly now though, even my toes are swollen and bruised.

Thanks for the info botbot.  I'll definitey be there Friday afternoon, barring some serious unforseen problem.

Well, from the streetcar, at least where I got on, to campus is at least three blocks, maybe more.  My girlfriend was in heels for a presentation the day we visited and she was not happy with me for making her walk. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 26, 2008, 10:29:34 PM
right after my oral argument. I will probably need a drink at that time.

ooh!  It's right after my oral argument too.  I might be a little late b/c I want to change (sorry y'all..  I'm not wearing my suit to Cooter Brown's..  haha).  Botbot, are you bringing the mrs.?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 27, 2008, 08:54:18 AM
currently on the highway in rural southern missouri. its taken three red bulls and two five hour energy drinks so far but i am on my way. nothing like a good sixteen hour drive.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 27, 2008, 08:55:56 AM
right after my oral argument. I will probably need a drink at that time.

ooh!  It's right after my oral argument too.  I might be a little late b/c I want to change (sorry y'all..  I'm not wearing my suit to Cooter Brown's..  haha).  Botbot, are you bringing the mrs.?

Yep, she's coming.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 27, 2008, 08:59:49 AM
Damn that sucks it sure makes me appreciate living only 45 minutes away.. good luck with the rest of the drive
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: stinabee on March 27, 2008, 11:12:55 AM
i will no longer be browsing this thread; got my official tulane rejection today. have fun in NOLA guys!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 27, 2008, 11:59:26 AM
i will no longer be browsing this thread; got my official tulane rejection today. have fun in NOLA guys!!!

Tough break, Tulane is really LSAT biased this year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: SCOTUS20 on March 27, 2008, 12:00:38 PM
I grew up in NOLA.  Tulane isn't that great.  But New Orleans is.  Have fun next year. . .
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 27, 2008, 12:07:13 PM
I grew up in NOLA.  Tulane isn't that great.  But New Orleans is.  Have fun next year. . .

GULC suffering endowment envy?   ;)

Where are you summering?  You coming back to NOLA? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 27, 2008, 12:13:26 PM
I may come meet some 0L's at Cooters, but my oral is on saturday so Im not sure if that would be a good idea.

Haha, so is mine.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: SCOTUS20 on March 27, 2008, 12:15:08 PM
I grew up in NOLA.  Tulane isn't that great.  But New Orleans is.  Have fun next year. . .

GULC suffering endowment envy?   ;)

Where are you summering?  You coming back to NOLA? 

Nah. I'm an LSU Tiger so disliking Tulane is in my blood. 

And, of course, I'm coming back this summer.  It's home.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 27, 2008, 12:21:35 PM
I grew up in NOLA.  Tulane isn't that great.  But New Orleans is.  Have fun next year. . .

GULC suffering endowment envy?   ;)

Where are you summering?  You coming back to NOLA? 

Nah. I'm an LSU Tiger so disliking Tulane is in my blood. 

And, of course, I'm coming back this summer.  It's home.

Tulane>LSU except in football
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 27, 2008, 12:22:58 PM
i will no longer be browsing this thread; got my official tulane rejection today. have fun in NOLA guys!!!

Tough break, Tulane is really LSAT biased this year.

Good thing too I might have been in trouble my ugpa suuuuuuckkeed
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 27, 2008, 12:40:48 PM
wtf is this 1L moot court Im reading about this weekend?

Hmmm...

The trial open is in April, so I don't know...

is it on the intranet?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 27, 2008, 02:57:57 PM
wtf is this 1L moot court Im reading about this weekend?

That's our oral arguments.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 27, 2008, 11:39:20 PM
So I'm bored, and I thought this thread deserved to get bumped back up to the front page.

Also, it's the night before the first ASD. Anyone in NOLA and care to share their experiences? I wait anxiously for any kind of response. I'm getting a little antsy, as I can't wait until I get down there next weekend.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 28, 2008, 06:42:26 AM
In NOLA, leaving for the ASD in a few minutes. Staying one block off Canal St. in the Central Business District.  Arrived after 15 hour drive yesterday evening, checked into hotel, ate dinner, went to the Harrah's Casino, and a few bars. The weather is absolutely gorgeous and I am excited for that to continue! I brought 3 friends with me to share the car ride and they all are enjoying NOLA a lot, so I am glad its not just me being crazy liking it here. Will post after the ASD with more info about that.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 28, 2008, 11:48:44 AM
Was the free food any good? 

I was told I couldn't have any, my feelings were hurt.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 28, 2008, 01:59:59 PM
Thoughts on Tulane asd on 3/28

A.I liked it but not as much as I thought I would.  Sad..
B.The people that were with me at the asd were extremely unattractive, I say this only because of how disturbingly ugly some of these people I would be going to school with were, also Borats brother and Uncle were there dressed in suits with the mustashe and everything quite scary.
C.I enjoyed the class quite a bit the people seemed to enjoy the prof and the class in general and was cool because nobody got dogged out for a wrong answer, I did have another admitted student next to me laughing like a hyena the prof said anything remotely funny which was awkard.
D.The student panel was pretty much worthless though was the funniest part, within two minutes a really big tard student said OUT LOUD that to get big law you had to have top 8 to 10 % and you could feel the collective groan, but the other five or six students jumped in immediately and said that was not the case THANK GOD scared for a moment, there was one or two students who were helpful but one rambled on and on and on and on you get the point about public interest, NO ONE CARES, sorry if this sounds shallow but I am not paying an assload of money to do public interest and not one else is either 3 % do it so stop talking about it, at this point I was disapointed.
E.Then we went to lunch and it was really enjoyable because both the prof and student were helpful and alleviated some of the disapointment I had from earlier in the day.

Overall thoughts are that seems like a place I could go but I got a feel of overall nerdiness from many of the people but it does seem quite diverse and could just be that I got truly unlucky with the admits that decided to come

MY 2 Cents
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 28, 2008, 02:10:32 PM
Don't even get me started on the panel  :-X :-X (I was declined the chance to speak)

Your observations are mostly correct.  Law school is filled with nerdy people (I am probably more of a nerd than not), but it's the nature of the beast.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 28, 2008, 02:12:12 PM
Was the free food any good? 

I was told I couldn't have any, my feelings were hurt.

Once all the ASDers got their plates, Erin Crixell opened it up. I had three of the little sandwiches and a good fudge brownie. Sorry you missed out on another Tulane free lunch botbot. 

Yeah I tried to score some food before it was open to anyone - because I'm stupid.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 28, 2008, 02:48:43 PM
The students I saw were a better mixture than the admits thank god but NOLA is the coolest I have loved it since the first time I went there when I was 16, I am really excited to live there that is why I really would not have cared if I hated Tulane, but I liked it pretty good and it seems like I will enjoy it, but I was highly disapointed with the current student panel, wish botbot would have been on it
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 28, 2008, 03:10:39 PM
I'll be up at Cooter Brown's all day, if anyone else wants to come. 

There should be a few of 1Ls/2Ls up there, and we won't suck like the panel.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 28, 2008, 03:21:11 PM
I may be there in an hour or so

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 28, 2008, 07:32:35 PM
I just came from Cooter Brown's and I did not see the bots. :(

<-- sucks at life
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 28, 2008, 07:45:15 PM
Attended visit day. Love Tulane. Would like to visit Cooter Brown's but am rather intoxicated in the French Quarter.. Now to hit Harrah's Poker room and pay for this trip in its entirety..

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on March 28, 2008, 09:25:25 PM
will you guys who went to asd post your thoughts when you are all sobered up.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 28, 2008, 11:40:29 PM
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I just came from Cooter Brown's and I did not see the bots.

I just came from an extended session at Cooter Brown's with the bots and did not see you  :-\


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will you guys who went to asd post your thoughts when you are all sobered up.


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The people that were with me at the asd were extremely unattractive, I say this only because of how disturbingly ugly some of these people I would be going to school with were


I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time...

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How many ASWers were there, anyway?

~60







Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 28, 2008, 11:53:56 PM
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I just came from Cooter Brown's and I did not see the bots.

I just came from an extended session at Cooter Brown's with the bots and did not see you  :-\


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will you guys who went to asd post your thoughts when you are all sobered up.

  • Food was a bit disappointing in light of the tasty-looking mufaletta postcards sent out
  • Got a very handy fold out map of New Orleans that is just the right size, along with several more Tulane Law School paperclips. I'm probably happier with the map than the tote bag, but I'm funny like that
  • Impressed with the faculty and staff
  • I had expected the facilities to be a bit more up to date - granted, all the law schools I've visited previously have all been housed in buildings constructed within the past few years, but I had thought that Tulane had undertaken extensive renovations of the law school building after Katrina. The chairs are excellent, and very comfortable, however.
  • For the most part, Tulane law students are very loud typers
  • I could very easily see myself living here and attending Tulane: the city of New Orleans seems as vibrant as ever, and every Tulane student, faculty member, or alum I've spoken with has nothing but good things to say about the school
  • 70's and sunny for most of my stay, supposedly highs near 81 on Thurs/Fri. Beautiful weather
  • I always forget that Cafe Du Monde puts about 2/3 lbs of powdered sugar on each beignet.

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The people that were with me at the asd were extremely unattractive, I say this only because of how disturbingly ugly some of these people I would be going to school with were


I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time...

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How many ASWers were there, anyway?

~60

Credited.  I credit every one of those statements, I wasn't even at the ASD.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 29, 2008, 12:03:16 AM
  • I had expected the facilities to be a bit more up to date - granted, all the law schools I've visited previously have all been housed in buildings constructed within the past few years, but I had thought that Tulane had undertaken extensive renovations of the law school building after Katrina. The chairs are excellent, and very comfortable, however.
  • For the most part, Tulane law students are very loud typers

- I heard that the only part of Weinmann Hall that was messed up from Katrina was a broken window in the dean's office that caused flooding in that office.  Other than that, I think everything was peachy in the building.
- Ok, I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that people type REALLY loudly here.  :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 29, 2008, 12:10:45 AM
My thoughts with the ASD were very similar to above. 

I am impressed with the campus and the surrounding areas, it made for a very cool car ride this afternoon post-ASD.

The lunch with professors was pretty good too, although those profs who got a couryard table were certainly much more occupied than those on the interior. I sat at maritime professor's table and actually learned a lot and heard some good stories.

The CDO workshop was pretty informative, made me feel pretty good about things.

The 2nd girl on the left with the dress that was on the panel is like, annoying, like, I can't stand her, like she only loves moot court, like, wow. Yeah, she annoyed me. Overall student panel was lame, heard some good responses from "actual" students and those were way better. Also heard a Tulane prof tell a student who was considering academia to attend UCLA over Tulane even with money if he was sure that was his goal (UCLA was his best admit) so I at least enjoyed the fact that the Tulane trolling was overall subtle for the most part, and it was a very good day overall.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 29, 2008, 12:20:48 AM
Overall student panel was lame

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Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on March 29, 2008, 12:27:52 AM
The CDO workshop was pretty informative, made me feel pretty good about things.

The 2nd girl on the left with the dress that was on the panel is like, annoying, like, I can't stand her, like she only loves moot court, like, wow. Yeah, she annoyed me.

What did you learn from the CDO workshop?

For some reason, I think I met that girl in my visit a few weeks ago. =)

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 29, 2008, 12:41:41 AM
Overall student panel was lame

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Ok, well actually a few people on the panel were lame and a few were pretty interesting. But by that point I was really hoping for lunch, so people might have gotten to me a bit easier.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 29, 2008, 07:54:29 AM
Student Panel from right to left facing crowd
1.Do public interest or else don't worry about grades do public interest, rambles incessently I came here because they gave me the most money because I like public interest do not come here with no money URM
2.Like how could you like say moot court or like student panel was lame, i am like the coolest ever.
3.Absolute tard, hey you have to be top 8 to 10 percent to do big law, overall no idea whats going on
4.Really helpful had many insightful comments and was most informative person, maybe because he was in the navy for a few years.
5.1L who did not say anything except he went to Tulane only because they gave hime the most money URM
6.This chick actually said nothing the whole time.
7.3L who was helpful when she could get a word in which was quite hard with the first two numskulls on the panel.

The moderator was insightful when first two allowed him to talk.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 29, 2008, 07:58:13 AM
"I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time..."

Quite possible I mean I am not the best looking dude but I dont think I am ugly either, especially not as much as some of these trolls, students were more attractive especially the one I talked to at lunch, also my girlfriend who is attractive and way too nice even made a comment about how unfortunate looking the admits were
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 29, 2008, 09:37:09 AM
"I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time..."

Quite possible I mean I am not the best looking dude but I dont think I am ugly either, especially not as much as some of these trolls, students were more attractive especially the one I talked to at lunch, also my girlfriend who is attractive and way too nice even made a comment about how unfortunate looking the admits were

Euphemism of the day. Hopefully I can elevate the sexy on my visit next week.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 29, 2008, 11:33:35 AM
"I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time..."

Quite possible I mean I am not the best looking dude but I dont think I am ugly either, especially not as much as some of these trolls, students were more attractive especially the one I talked to at lunch, also my girlfriend who is attractive and way too nice even made a comment about how unfortunate looking the admits were

That made me LOL because that's exactly how my best friend critiques people. Were they really that bad?? lol

It looks like I won't be elevating the sexy along with sinkfloridasink because, in an opposite situation to what he experienced with UF, I'm waitlisted at Tulane.  ;D So since I wasn't planning on getting a big scholly (unlike students 1 and 5 on the panel) anyway, I'm Gainesville bound.

I've already been to UF Law and thankfully I didn't find the student body notably unattractive.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 29, 2008, 12:33:05 PM
"I could possibly agree with this statement, but of course must point out that there is a good chance I was looking at bill braski for most of the time..."

Quite possible I mean I am not the best looking dude but I dont think I am ugly either, especially not as much as some of these trolls, students were more attractive especially the one I talked to at lunch, also my girlfriend who is attractive and way too nice even made a comment about how unfortunate looking the admits were

That made me LOL because that's exactly how my best friend critiques people. Were they really that bad?? lol

It looks like I won't be elevating the sexy along with sinkfloridasink because, in an opposite situation to what he experienced with UF, I'm waitlisted at Tulane.  ;D So since I wasn't planning on getting a big scholly (unlike students 1 and 5 on the panel) anyway, I'm Gainesville bound.

I've already been to UF Law and thankfully I didn't find the student body notably unattractive.


It seems like there are more than a few people in a similar situation. Tulane and UF appear to be on the opposite ends of the spectrum of admissions philosophies. I'm not sure about the law school girls specifically, but I can attest to the fact that the UF undergraduate "student body" is definitely "talented." Personally, I'm not above dating an undergrad. I just haven't heard too many encouraging things about the talent pool at Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 29, 2008, 12:43:03 PM
Haters!

Tulane's student body is way more attractive than my tiny libart undergrad student body.  I don't know what that says about me though   :-[
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 29, 2008, 01:25:53 PM
Haters!

Tulane's student body is way more attractive than my tiny libart undergrad student body.  I don't know what that says about me though   :-[

Well this is me coming from Florida, one of, if not the most, attractive campuses in the country. I anticipate at least some sort of withdrawal.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 29, 2008, 02:27:24 PM
I think my problem is that I am also coming from an sec school with loads of attractive ladies, I am thinking I might need to just lower my standards some and not expect the sec type ladies minus vandy. 

Did anyone else see the bigger girl at lunch directing people who was the most obnoxious individual on earth she is scary that is what scarred my visit I think?

I was walking to the line and there she is screaming right in my ear, secretly thinking please do not eat me, she was saying to a tulane worker arent yall going to miss me next year when I graduate I could not help but think they would not and attractiveness of Tulane Law students would then go up ten fold.

I am an ass!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 29, 2008, 02:44:32 PM
i met up w a friend at Cooter Brown's but was too shy to sit with the bots and prospective students
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 29, 2008, 02:45:06 PM
BUT i saw all of you there. i was silent support from a table far away
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 29, 2008, 03:08:07 PM
If you're talking about who I think you're talking about... I dont know her, but she seems nice enough whenever I see her around; she's the 3L SBA president.

Yeps.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 29, 2008, 03:09:10 PM
i met up w a friend at Cooter Brown's but was too shy to sit with the bots and prospective students

lol that sucks, you should have come over.

although for the record, i carry quite the intimidating presence   :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 29, 2008, 04:00:49 PM
BUT i saw all of you there. i was silent support from a table far away

lol, way to creepily leer at people across the way at bar, Hal.  :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on March 29, 2008, 06:18:55 PM
I'll add a short note about ASD.  For those of you going in the next couple of weeks I would highly recommend talking to some of the students at the information fair.  I got some of the best info (minus the shameless plugs) from these students.  I've been posting threads about all my visits so I'll do one on Tulane later this week.  The short version is that I loved New Orleans, but wasn't super impressed with Tulane in some respects.  And coming back to LSD to find people insulting the attractiveness, weight and/or penchant for moot court of (potentially) fellow students just confirms how I felt while I was down there.  Tulane has a lot of great things to offer, but I just did not feel like I fit in, at all, as a non-trad.  Tulane may not be for me.  I have to give it some more thought.  Sorry I missed you at cooter's botbot and others, I was persuaded to attend the spring fling instead.  I just couldn't turn down free food and alcohol.  And it was a pretty good time, the band was great! 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on March 30, 2008, 12:38:44 AM
Just got back into Georgia from ASW and just wanted to post a few things on here to address:

1. The BEST information/experience/time I had in NOLA was talking with botbot and other attendees at Cooter Browns. Sadly, I was only able to stay for an hour but honestly, it was fun and botbot (and Miss Botbot) are great people. They are seriously good people who want all of us to make the right decision (whether it is or isn't Tulane) and I feel like they could really help me out with stuff for next year.
2. I liked that the people at the lunch and most of the popel didn't try to sell Tulane. There was some selling of the school and some over-selling of the school but not to extremes that I have seen at other places.
3. The weather was BEAUTFIUL on Friday. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
4. I'm really not a social person but I tried to say hey or talk with as many people as I could. Saying that, I didn't find one person who wasn't friendly and therefore believe that the chemistry of next year's first year class will be amazing.
5. I read a comment that said that the people were unattractive. I don't come from an SEC school but the girl's at my school at rated highly as well. If that's your thing, I'm sure that you can find someone in New Orleans that you deem appropriate. Also, I believe that looks are vastly overrated many times with guys and that intellect is vastly underrated. I could imagine dating half of the girls at my school no matter what they look like just because they do not have enough intellect. Sorry. Plus, did I read that you brought your girlfriend? If so, does it really matter what the people look like? Maybe if the people are attractive to you you won't have a problem studying and befriending them instead of worrying about other things.
6. The comment about Borat's brother was hilarious and I loved it. Did anyone talk to that guy? I kept wondering how old he was.
7. The lunch was extremely beneficial. The teacher I met with specialized in family law but never once spoke about it. She shaped our entire conversation about me (my concerns, questions, needs) and didn't BS me at all. She said she was a native of New Orleans and her knowledge was very helpful.
8. Though the big girl may have been obnoxious or rude or whatever, always remember: Big girls need love too!

I'll post more later but just wanted to throw my thoughts down for the moment. Tulane was in my top three coming in and I immediatly have cancelled one of my other choices after visiting. I would say I'm 90-95% certain I will be at Tulane next year and would be extremeley happy to go there. I think the most important thing for me is finding a place that can produce a job, provide an environment that isn't cutthroat and where people befriend and enjoy each other, and also a place where I can learn not only in the classroom, but also outside of it! Peace.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 30, 2008, 01:02:32 AM
Just got back into Georgia from ASW and just wanted to post a few things on here to address:

1. The BEST information/experience/time I had in NOLA was talking with botbot and other attendees at Cooter Browns. Sadly, I was only able to stay for an hour but honestly, it was fun and botbot (and Miss Botbot) are great people. They are seriously good people who want all of us to make the right decision (whether it is or isn't Tulane) and I feel like they could really help me out with stuff for next year.
2. I liked that the people at the lunch and most of the popel didn't try to sell Tulane. There was some selling of the school and some over-selling of the school but not to extremes that I have seen at other places.
3. The weather was BEAUTFIUL on Friday. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
4. I'm really not a social person but I tried to say hey or talk with as many people as I could. Saying that, I didn't find one person who wasn't friendly and therefore believe that the chemistry of next year's first year class will be amazing.
5. I read a comment that said that the people were unattractive. I don't come from an SEC school but the girl's at my school at rated highly as well. If that's your thing, I'm sure that you can find someone in New Orleans that you deem appropriate. Also, I believe that looks are vastly overrated many times with guys and that intellect is vastly underrated. I could imagine dating half of the girls at my school no matter what they look like just because they do not have enough intellect. Sorry. Plus, did I read that you brought your girlfriend? If so, does it really matter what the people look like? Maybe if the people are attractive to you you won't have a problem studying and befriending them instead of worrying about other things.
6. The comment about Borat's brother was hilarious and I loved it. Did anyone talk to that guy? I kept wondering how old he was.
7. The lunch was extremely beneficial. The teacher I met with specialized in family law but never once spoke about it. She shaped our entire conversation about me (my concerns, questions, needs) and didn't BS me at all. She said she was a native of New Orleans and her knowledge was very helpful.
8. Though the big girl may have been obnoxious or rude or whatever, always remember: Big girls need love too!

I'll post more later but just wanted to throw my thoughts down for the moment. Tulane was in my top three coming in and I immediatly have cancelled one of my other choices after visiting. I would say I'm 90-95% certain I will be at Tulane next year and would be extremeley happy to go there. I think the most important thing for me is finding a place that can produce a job, provide an environment that isn't cutthroat and where people befriend and enjoy each other, and also a place where I can learn not only in the classroom, but also outside of it! Peace.


I think I saw you at the ASD, but hard to tell based on the picture.  Anyways, I agreed fully with the lunch commentary, I sad with the Maritime professor and he had a lot of great stories about life in New Orleans, a rich history of founding the center for maritime studies at Tulane and other things. He didnt' sell the school, even told one kid who wants academia to definitely consider higher ranked schools over Tulane w/ money, so not a lot of evident bias there.

I have absolutely fallen in love with this city. Made my expenses up by hitting the Harrahs Poker Room regularly over the weekend and of course Tulane reimbursement. I have a feeling Tulane will be receiving my deposit soon :) Look forward to attending with you guys. Really wish I could have made it to Cooter Browns!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on March 30, 2008, 08:03:35 PM
I went to the 3/28 addmitted students day, and afterward my only question is:

where can I buy my Tulane Law School t-shirt?

I felt like the school has a lot going for it, and I think they pretty much won me over that day. I was very impressed with the CDO office, and overall the students that I talked to. Everyone seems to love it there, and that is something that I have not seen at my other two choices.

PS. and yes I liked it so much I created a profile to post this.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on March 30, 2008, 08:09:53 PM
I went to the 3/28 addmitted students day, and afterward my only question is:

where can I buy my Tulane Law School t-shirt?

I felt like the school has a lot going for it, and I think they pretty much won me over that day. I was very impressed with the CDO office, and overall the students that I talked to. Everyone seems to love it there, and that is something that I have not seen at my other two choices.

PS. and yes I liked it so much I created a profile to post this.

haha, I'm glad you had a good time at ASW!  Can't wait to see you in your TLS shirt in the fall. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 30, 2008, 08:11:04 PM
where can I buy my Tulane Law School t-shirt?

I still contend that they should print promotional Tulane Law ASD t-shirts.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on March 30, 2008, 08:36:17 PM
6. The comment about Borat's brother was hilarious and I loved it. Did anyone talk to that guy? I kept wondering how old he was.

That made me laugh as well.  I sat next to him in the morning before everything started and didn't get his age, but he is a senior in college right now (so probably 21-24).  Him and his father were interesting characters.

wtracing: I think I may have sat with you in the morning too.  There was somebody who went to KU and drove down the day before with some friends and had spent some time at Harrahs.  I was the crippled that was on crutches all day, so I stuck out like a sore thumb.

Other than that, there isn't much I can add that hasn't been said already.  I enjoyed the visitation day and spending time with the Botbots and others at Cooter Browns.  My only complaint was that I was hobbled by a bum foot, but I can't blame anybody but myself for that.  Also, after seeing the financial aid packages from a couple other schools that I was waiting on, I would say it is extremely likely that I end up at Tulane in the fall.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on March 30, 2008, 11:05:59 PM
Botbot, I definately agree with you on the free promotional t-shirt. That would have been nice and in reference to Borat's brother who was in attendance, "Very nice!"

I think from what I have gathered on here and at Tulane speaking with other people, the entire ASW was veyr helpful. Sure there are things that could have been fixed (putting botbot on the student panel and the fact that I almost fell asleep listening to Carlos who I do like) but overall the consensus seemed to be that people were very happy. I would even guess that out of the sixty who visited, half end up attending and being very happy with their choice. I've said before that one of the biggest things I want in a law shcool is a school where I can live the unqiue experience and being happy most of the time; Tulane provides this.

I enjoyed meeting the botbot's, hurley, and I believe mbb. Each of you guys are awesome and I hope that we can all share the Tulane experience together. WTracing, I was the guy in the long sleeve blue shirt and khaki pants and had my mom and nearly six foot little sister with me. I look forward to hopefully meeting you and ctempuser in the future!

On last note, I have officially signed on with Tulane Law yet but I did put a Green Wave sticker on the back of my car this morning which is a huge step for me. To anyone who is still on the fence, Tulane provides a great experience as a national law school with a great camraderie between its students and teacher and what seems to be a good time had by all. It is an opportunity that will surely be cherished by all who attend.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 31, 2008, 02:40:56 AM
6. The comment about Borat's brother was hilarious and I loved it. Did anyone talk to that guy? I kept wondering how old he was.

That made me laugh as well.  I sat next to him in the morning before everything started and didn't get his age, but he is a senior in college right now (so probably 21-24).  Him and his father were interesting characters.

wtracing: I think I may have sat with you in the morning too.  There was somebody who went to KU and drove down the day before with some friends and had spent some time at Harrahs.  I was the crippled that was on crutches all day, so I stuck out like a sore thumb.

Other than that, there isn't much I can add that hasn't been said already.  I enjoyed the visitation day and spending time with the Botbots and others at Cooter Browns.  My only complaint was that I was hobbled by a bum foot, but I can't blame anybody but myself for that.  Also, after seeing the financial aid packages from a couple other schools that I was waiting on, I would say it is extremely likely that I end up at Tulane in the fall.

Hey, yeah, you definitely saw me, haha and I thought I didnt meet anyone from LSD :) AND, I finally just got the Borat reference hahahaha, wow, yeah, totally correct on that one. Definitely spent too much time at Harrah's, everything I won at poker just went to feeding my girlfriends new found love for the "hoot loot" slot machines there.

Edit: Just got home from New Orleans, wow, I think the only other time I will drive that is when i move down, the fog, rain storms, and general anxiety of the drive was intense :) But I am at home now and ready to work all day tomorrow haha.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jeff00000 on March 31, 2008, 08:24:54 AM
So, I will be arriving at Tulane half way through the day this Friday and staying the weekend.

I'm wondering if I can just join in with whatever is going on at my time of arrival...or if things will mostly be over by then.

AND can I get hooked up with a tour sometime over the weekend, or are those strictly weekday events?

THANKS!

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 31, 2008, 08:37:16 AM
buttnumbing:

I'd recommend you get in touch the admissions staff. They've been extremely helpful, and are very quick to respond to emails; I'm sure they'll have some suggestions regarding the ASD, and will try to accomodate your schedule. Also, Tulane is hosting an Environmental law conference (http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=6022) the 4th and 5th, so there may be quite a bit of activity on campus Saturday.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on March 31, 2008, 09:18:44 AM
Alright, I must have been zoned out about the borats brother comment, will someone explain that to me?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on March 31, 2008, 09:28:20 AM
Alright, I must have been zoned out about the borats brother comment, will someone explain that to me?

The Dad and the son that were both dressed in suits looked a lot like they just got off a plane straight from Kazakstan, very creepy looking eastern european looking hope this was not you
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: murraj on March 31, 2008, 10:37:49 AM
Doesn't Borat say his brother has a form of "mental retardation" and they keep him in a cage...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on March 31, 2008, 12:51:46 PM
ha ha...no that wasn't me. I think he sat a couple of rows down from me during the CDO presentation. My fiance made a comment of how much they look alike. I remeber the upper lip only mustache and the light colored suit of the older man. LOL....Borat was on HBO this weekend in the hotel I was staying at to.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 31, 2008, 01:29:07 PM
Here is a link to an interesting article (http://www.tulanelink.com/tulanelink/scholarships_00a.htm) detailing the somewhat controversial nature of tax breaks awarded to Tulane.

It doesn't really alter my opinions of Tulane, but does affirm my understanding that politics just work a bit, uh, differently in Louisiana. Huey P. Long's political career, if I recall correctly, began shortly after he somehow sat for the bar after only attending Tulane Law School for one year...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on March 31, 2008, 01:44:56 PM
Here is a link to an interesting article (http://www.tulanelink.com/tulanelink/scholarships_00a.htm) detailing the somewhat controversial nature of tax breaks awarded to Tulane.

It doesn't really alter my opinions of Tulane, but does affirm my understanding that politics just work a bit, uh, differently in Louisiana. Huey P. Long's political career, if I recall correctly, began shortly after he somehow sat for the bar after only attending Tulane Law School for one year...

Yeah, Tulane's endowment has grown over $350 million in the wake of Katrina.  They were well insured and the insurance cases went mostly their way.  My cursory glance at the cases looked more like an insurance company trying to slip out of their obligations than being Tulane biased, but we will never know (Tulane also settled two or three of the cases out of court).

That said, Tulane is one of the largest employers in NOLA, provides numerous services to the city, and brings well educated (wealthy) people to the area.  Their tax breaks are similar to those granted to a large corporation who brings similar revenues to a city.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on March 31, 2008, 01:50:37 PM
Hmmm...

This same site alleges that Tulane was involved in mind-control experiments sponsored by the CIA:

Quote
Dr. Greene performed radiation as well as mind control and drug experiments on me between 1966 and 1976, and it was done out in the desert, and he worked really on mind control with me. He did use radiation experiments on me as far as I remember him doing some radiation experiments on my uterus and my chest, throat, neck ... things like that. He also ... but his main objective with me was to turn me into ... actually to gain total control of my mind and to split it apart into as many different areas as he could and develop me into a spy assassin


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on March 31, 2008, 05:04:22 PM
the vaunted T14 Spy Assassin program. I might get a certificate.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on March 31, 2008, 08:29:21 PM
Paid my first deposit today, I am pretty excited. Only waiting to hear from a couple more schools, one is definitely a sure rejection and the other, who knows. I love NOLA, since I used to live in Europe, I felt very welcome and at home in NOLA and hope to make it my home for at least the next 3 years!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on March 31, 2008, 09:17:38 PM
Anybody want to take over a 2 BR, about 3 blocks from Whole Foods, sometime in May with the option to sign a new lease starting July 1?   (it is two blocks up from Magazine, off Jefferson)
Incentives available.


Those of you that want to get a jump on your Nola love, this is for you.



Hey you want to PM me with prices and some more details?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Curious George on March 31, 2008, 09:26:47 PM
Anybody want to take over a 2 BR, about 3 blocks from Whole Foods, sometime in May with the option to sign a new lease starting July 1?   (it is two blocks up from Magazine, off Jefferson)
Incentives available.


Those of you that want to get a jump on your Nola love, this is for you.



I may contact you later.  I'm not totally decided on whether I'd like to have a roommate or not.

That actually might be worthy of another topic itself.  "Pros and cons to law school roommates."

Price? Pictures?

I'm visiting the 4th, so if it's something that really catches my eye, perhaps a visit will be in order.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on March 31, 2008, 11:31:29 PM
I visited a bunch of potential housing options during the 3/28 ASW. I still have numbers for really reputable realtors, so if anyone's interested in their info, PM me. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 01, 2008, 04:39:35 PM
This is probably opening a can of worms, but any current Tulane students on the board feeling comfortable enough in property to explain to me under what circumstances a creditor can place a lien on property owned by the debtor?



edited for spelling
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 01, 2008, 05:47:18 PM
Who let this fall to Page 2?!


In today's edition of, "Tulane tries its damndest to seduce OTALSH," I got an email inviting me (and others) to a little sit-down with a local alum next week. I looked up said alum and he's at a BIG ol' firm here in town. I'm quite excited for the opportunity.

Oh, fun!  Where are you currently, OTALSH?

This is probably opening a can of worms, but any current Tulane students on the board feeling comfortable enough in property to explain to me under what circumstances a creditor can place a lien on property owned by the debtor?



edited for spelling

oooh, can't help you there.  I don't think we've talked about creditors and debitors in our property class.  (botbot or whoever, please correct me if I'm wrong..)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 01, 2008, 07:04:38 PM
unfortunately we did not discuss liens by creditors on our visit day last Friday or i'd help you out hahahaa.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 01, 2008, 07:23:31 PM
Quote
unfortunately we did not discuss liens by creditors on our visit day last Friday or i'd help you out hahahaa.

 :D

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 01, 2008, 08:05:02 PM
This is probably opening a can of worms, but any current Tulane students on the board feeling comfortable enough in property to explain to me under what circumstances a creditor can place a lien on property owned by the debtor?

In Texas a creditor can get a lien placed on property as stipulated in the contract without much red tape.  If there isn't a lien agreement, it gets more complicated (statutory rules, courthouse decision, etc) - but the situation generally still favors the creditor.

Don't know how Washington works, but if law school has taught me one thing it's to "consult an attorney" whenever anything like that happens.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 01, 2008, 08:31:38 PM
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if law school has taught me one thing it's to "consult an attorney" whenever anything like that happens.

Wait a minute: are you saying soliciting legal advice from first-year law students in an anonymous online forum could somehow backfire?  ;)


I have a friend with some credit issues that has received conflicting advice that I was just trying to help out. Of course, the simplest legal question quickly becomes unimaginably complicated - a friend who is an attorney has suggested the best answer to this sort of "what if" question is: "it depends."


edit: That's my 100th post! I've wasted a lot of time on this site...

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 02, 2008, 09:09:20 AM
Just put down the first part of Tulanes absurd seat deposit!!!! Ready to move to NOLA

Anyone else think that the seat deposit is ridiculous I want to pay that money with the government loans not my money damnit..
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 02, 2008, 09:30:41 AM
Every other school that I got into was not a 1000 dollars that is a brand new flat screen oh well just a thousand less I will have to borrow I guess
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 09:43:50 AM
edit: That's my 100th post! I've wasted a lot of time on this site...

/looks at own postcount - big sigh
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 02, 2008, 10:11:00 AM
Posted this in a separate thread but didnt get much response-- not sure if any Tulane law students can actually help or not, maybe they can give me someone's e-mail,professor at the school or something, thanks :)

I just want to know how big of an advantage it is to go to Tulane if Im interested in sports law.....I've gotten into tulane and they gave me 75k, and ive been waitlisted at Emory and basically rejected from every other top schools. What's the better option-- 22 ranked Emory or 44 ranked Tulane? Does anybody know of any students who have gotten jobs in sports law out of school there? How did they go about doing this? Thanks :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:20:29 AM
Posted this in a separate thread but didnt get much response-- not sure if any Tulane law students can actually help or not, maybe they can give me someone's e-mail,professor at the school or something, thanks :)

I just want to know how big of an advantage it is to go to Tulane if Im interested in sports law.....I've gotten into tulane and they gave me 75k, and ive been waitlisted at Emory and basically rejected from every other top schools. What's the better option-- 22 ranked Emory or 44 ranked Tulane? Does anybody know of any students who have gotten jobs in sports law out of school there? How did they go about doing this? Thanks :)

Tulane has the top sports law program in the nation (best journal, top professors, great placement).

Remember, though, that the legal sports market is far different than the normal "law firm" market.  Many sports law grads go into a sports organization rather than a firm and climb the corporate ladder within the organization.  (this is not to say that there are not firms with "sports law" practices)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tannenbaum  -  a good example (Jets GM = Tulane Law grad)

Gabe Feldman is the director of the Tulane Sports Law program and would be a very helpful person to email.  http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsfaculty/profiles.aspx?id=412

As for Emory v Tulane ($$$) - It really has to do with how much you value the slight placement advantage at Emory, if you want to work in Atlanta, and how interested you are in Sports Law.  Short of you wanting Atlanta BIGLAW, the scale favors Tulane.

Edit: http://www.law.tulane.edu/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=5220 - You might have already seen this, but its the Tulane Sports Law brochure.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:23:46 AM
What do I wear to this alumnus meeting? (http://images.yuku.com/image/gif/24935b3c40927b3c4422dc1a79330ac6b97abb4.gif)

Suit that you can convert to business casual.

Is it a lunch date or what?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 11:29:09 AM
I saw some talk about the Dean teaching Contracts in the Fall. Have they listed all the professors for the sections yet and/or times?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 11:31:01 AM
Any idea of how much Tannenbaum pulls as GM? That has to be a nice life he's living.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:36:38 AM
Coffee date.

Business casual with black/grey pants.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:38:00 AM
I saw some talk about the Dean teaching Contracts in the Fall. Have they listed all the professors for the sections yet and/or times?

Civil Procedure
TTh 8:30-9:45
F 10:00-10:50   Friedman
Civil Procedure
TTh 10:00-11:15
F 11:00-11:50   Sherman
Civil Procedure
TTh 10:00-11:15
F 10:00-10:50   Strickler
Contracts I
MW 10:00-11:15   Gordley
Contracts I
MW 10:00-11:15   Overby
Contracts I
MWF 8:30-9:45   Ponoroff
Criminal Law
MW 2:30-3:45   Hoeffel
Criminal Law
MW 1:00-2:15   Houck
Criminal Law
MW 1:00-2:15   Metzger
Legal Research &
Writing
Group Meetings   Donelon, et al.
Torts
TTh 2:30-3:45
F 12:00-12:50   Childress
Torts
TTh 1:00-2:15
F 12:00-12:50   Couch
Torts
TTh 2:30-3:45
F 12:00-12:50   Davies
Introduction to Career Development
See Student Schedule   Career
Development Office Staff

I'll try and clean up the grid, but as of now that is the Tulane 1L schedule.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 11:39:00 AM
I saw some talk about the Dean teaching Contracts in the Fall. Have they listed all the professors for the sections yet and/or times?

Civil Procedure
TTh 8:30-9:45
F 10:00-10:50   Friedman
Civil Procedure
TTh 10:00-11:15
F 11:00-11:50   Sherman
Civil Procedure
TTh 10:00-11:15
F 10:00-10:50   Strickler
Contracts I
MW 10:00-11:15   Gordley
Contracts I
MW 10:00-11:15   Overby
Contracts I
MWF 8:30-9:45   Ponoroff
Criminal Law
MW 2:30-3:45   Hoeffel
Criminal Law
MW 1:00-2:15   Houck
Criminal Law
MW 1:00-2:15   Metzger
Legal Research &
Writing
Group Meetings   Donelon, et al.
Torts
TTh 2:30-3:45
F 12:00-12:50   Childress
Torts
TTh 1:00-2:15
F 12:00-12:50   Couch
Torts
TTh 2:30-3:45
F 12:00-12:50   Davies
Introduction to Career Development
See Student Schedule   Career
Development Office Staff

I'll try and clean up the grid, but as of now that is the Tulane 1L schedule.

Thanks! Where is it posted online?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:40:36 AM
Any idea of how much Tannenbaum pulls as GM? That has to be a nice life he's living.

Quite a bit, for sure.  What is more important to consider, he probably started out making $35k.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 11:41:40 AM
Thanks! Where is it posted online?

Within the Tulane Law Student intranet, I don't know if its available on the accepted students website yet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 11:50:35 AM
Thanks for the fashion help! I'll rethink my cleavage glitter and mini skirt plan.  :-\

How do they schedule registration for 1Ls? Is it a massive free-for-all? Because I will push people down to avoid an 8:30 class if I have to.

Haha, no sorry. Tulane said they split it into three sections (85 people apiece) so whichever section you get, you stick with. So that 8:30 class may fall onto your plate whether you're willing to take someone out or not ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 02, 2008, 11:56:16 AM
Here (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/sports/football/09jets.html?ei=5089&en=9fe4b5d10a33343a&ex=1297141200&adxnnl=1&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1145984410-1CAHcaqvznLN4xXdvPNfLg) is a good article from the NY Times about Tannenbaum and his legal background (with plenty of mentions of Tulane).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 12:01:21 PM
Thanks for the fashion help! I'll rethink my cleavage glitter and mini skirt plan.  :-\

How do they schedule registration for 1Ls? Is it a massive free-for-all? Because I will push people down to avoid an 8:30 class if I have to.

Lol, I forgot you were female...

and given that fact, I have no idea.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 12:27:22 PM
Thanks for the fashion help! I'll rethink my cleavage glitter and mini skirt plan.  :-\

How do they schedule registration for 1Ls? Is it a massive free-for-all? Because I will push people down to avoid an 8:30 class if I have to.

Haha, no sorry. Tulane said they split it into three sections (85 people apiece) so whichever section you get, you stick with. So that 8:30 class may fall onto your plate whether you're willing to take someone out or not ;D

So they are doing sections next year?  Interesting...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 02, 2008, 12:28:37 PM
I hope I dont have an 8:30 class because that could already doom me to mediocre grades because you will never see Brasky up that early
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 12:32:45 PM
I hope I dont have an 8:30 class because that could already doom me to mediocre grades because you will never see Brasky up that early

The 8:30 classes are also taught by the "intimidating/scary/jerk/a-hole/arrogant/self-centered/heartless/awesome/best" teachers. 

Edit: I have been alerted by PM that my word choice was inaccurate, so I put them all up.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 12:33:26 PM
I hope I dont have an 8:30 class because that could already doom me to mediocre grades because you will never see Brasky up that early

Yeah I don't function early in the morning as well Braski. Unless something drastic happened to my regiment, a 8:30 class would probably be my death kiss of any chance of getting into the top 1/3.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 02, 2008, 12:47:24 PM
Since I've been working this semester I have started getting used to geting up early 5 days a week.  Right now I'm waking up between 6:30-7 everyday, so not having class until 8:30 would let me sleep in, in comparison.  That being said, if I was lucky enough to not have an 8:30 I wouldn't be complaining.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 02, 2008, 12:48:27 PM
I hope I dont have an 8:30 class because that could already doom me to mediocre grades because you will never see Brasky up that early

The 8:30 classes are also taught by the "intimidating/scary/jerk/a-hole/arrogant/self-centered/heartless/awesome/best" teachers. 

Edit: I have been alerted by PM that my word choice was inaccurate, so I put them all up.

Is this the guy you were telling us either gave an A or a D?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 01:12:08 PM
I hope I dont have an 8:30 class because that could already doom me to mediocre grades because you will never see Brasky up that early

The 8:30 classes are also taught by the "intimidating/scary/jerk/a-hole/arrogant/self-centered/heartless/awesome/best" teachers. 

Edit: I have been alerted by PM that my word choice was inaccurate, so I put them all up.

Is this the guy you were telling us either gave an A or a D?

One of those guys (Friedman) wants to give away as many low grades as possible - and to his dismay, he must balance out all of those bad grades with good grades (to reach the curve).  He almost always gives out the most As and the most Cs (or worse).

He also teaches the least material, so the difference between the exams is relatively tiny.

Despite all of this, he is a great teacher.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 01:14:26 PM
Wow, yesterday this thread falls to page 2, I wake up this morning and I've already missed 2 pages :)

I started getting up at 6am everyday to work on LSAT prep back in the day (feels so long ago now) so I am pretty certain I can do it again. I actually hate mornings, but found when I got up and was working by 7, the entire day went smoothly so maybe you just need to find your morning rhythm!  8)

When is actual enrollment? I have been curious just do know who my professors will be, as well as figuring out my loan situation.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 01:18:43 PM
Wow, yesterday this thread falls to page 2, I wake up this morning and I've already missed 2 pages :)

I started getting up at 6am everyday to work on LSAT prep back in the day (feels so long ago now) so I am pretty certain I can do it again. I actually hate mornings, but found when I got up and was working by 7, the entire day went smoothly so maybe you just need to find your morning rhythm!  8)

When is actual enrollment? I have been curious just do know who my professors will be, as well as figuring out my loan situation.

We found out our schedule sometime in Early August.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 02, 2008, 02:05:25 PM
Thanks, WaveLaw, that's great advice. I always try to buy used books off of Amazon - I often find books for far, far, less than new.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 03:41:01 PM
Beer for books sounds like an awesome solution to various student issues at the beginning of the semester  8) I prefer Belgian, i would treat you right  ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 03:57:43 PM
Beer for books sounds like an awesome solution to various student issues at the beginning of the semester  8) I prefer Belgian, i would treat you right  ;D

I think beer is the solution to various student issues throughout the semester.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 04:00:29 PM
Beer for books sounds like an awesome solution to various student issues at the beginning of the semester  8) I prefer Belgian, i would treat you right  ;D

I think beer is the solution to various student issues throughout the semester.

Credited. You are absolutely right. I plan to explore the Abita line and my favorite imports frequently throughout :) I also enjoy cigars, so two good relaxing habits to help me out haha.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 04:04:51 PM
Beer for books sounds like an awesome solution to various student issues at the beginning of the semester  8) I prefer Belgian, i would treat you right  ;D

I think beer is the solution to various student issues throughout the semester.

Credited. You are absolutely right. I plan to explore the Abita line and my favorite imports frequently throughout :) I also enjoy cigars, so two good relaxing habits to help me out haha.

You and I will get along just fine. I have already extensively "researched" all the Abitas, and I'm also an avid cigar smoker. It's helped me get through undergrad so far.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 04:08:48 PM
Allright, yeah, I like you already. If you do attend Tulane we will certainly have to meet up for a smoke and an Abita before classes get going.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 04:13:07 PM
Allright, yeah, I like you already. If you do attend Tulane we will certainly have to meet up for a smoke and an Abita before classes get going.

You're on. And it looks like I'm 99% going to Tulane at this moment. I'll be living with my friend from NOLA who is going to Loyola, and he's also a cigar smoker/Abita drinker. Should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 02, 2008, 04:17:42 PM
Posted this in a separate thread but didnt get much response-- not sure if any Tulane law students can actually help or not, maybe they can give me someone's e-mail,professor at the school or something, thanks :)

I just want to know how big of an advantage it is to go to Tulane if Im interested in sports law.....I've gotten into tulane and they gave me 75k, and ive been waitlisted at Emory and basically rejected from every other top schools. What's the better option-- 22 ranked Emory or 44 ranked Tulane? Does anybody know of any students who have gotten jobs in sports law out of school there? How did they go about doing this? Thanks :)

Tulane has the top sports law program in the nation (best journal, top professors, great placement).

Remember, though, that the legal sports market is far different than the normal "law firm" market.  Many sports law grads go into a sports organization rather than a firm and climb the corporate ladder within the organization.  (this is not to say that there are not firms with "sports law" practices)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tannenbaum  -  a good example (Jets GM = Tulane Law grad)

Gabe Feldman is the director of the Tulane Sports Law program and would be a very helpful person to email.  http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsfaculty/profiles.aspx?id=412

As for Emory v Tulane ($$$) - It really has to do with how much you value the slight placement advantage at Emory, if you want to work in Atlanta, and how interested you are in Sports Law.  Short of you wanting Atlanta BIGLAW, the scale favors Tulane.

Edit: http://www.law.tulane.edu/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=5220 - You might have already seen this, but its the Tulane Sports Law brochure.


Yeah i got the sports law brochure in the mail and ive spoken with gabe feldman via e-mail and he told me to give him a call tomorrow. I'm reading more and more about the connection between sports and law and all the different things there are to do in it and its just increasingly fascinating so im leaning more toward tulane, and it seems like you think tulane is the best fit for me, lol. Seems like waht you want to tell me is even if tulane isnt as well ranked as emory, you'll get a similar but not quite as good job at a big law firm if thats waht you want, but it has a slight advantage if you want to take the unique path of purusing sports law.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 04:22:48 PM
Yeah i got the sports law brochure in the mail and ive spoken with gabe feldman via e-mail and he told me to give him a call tomorrow. I'm reading more and more about the connection between sports and law and all the different things there are to do in it and its just increasingly fascinating so im leaning more toward tulane, and it seems like you think tulane is the best fit for me, lol. Seems like waht you want to tell me is even if tulane isnt as well ranked as emory, you'll get a similar but not quite as good job at a big law firm if thats waht you want, but it has a slight advantage if you want to take the unique path of purusing sports law.

Just to clarify, Emory has a slight advantage if you want to work BIGLAW, particularly in Atlanta and DC and NYC (very slight).

But I do think that the scholarship and your interest in sports law overrides this slight BIGLAW placement advantage.  $75,000 is a lot to pay for a slight placement bump - especially if it might not matter (if you go the sports law route).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 04:23:48 PM
Allright, yeah, I like you already. If you do attend Tulane we will certainly have to meet up for a smoke and an Abita before classes get going.

You're on. And it looks like I'm 99% going to Tulane at this moment. I'll be living with my friend from NOLA who is going to Loyola, and he's also a cigar smoker/Abita drinker. Should be a lot of fun.

I am about 99% too, so I look forward to it! What brands of cigars do you like? I prefer the CAO, Punch, and Padron lines overall, but really like any dark maduro cigar.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 04:31:42 PM
Allright, yeah, I like you already. If you do attend Tulane we will certainly have to meet up for a smoke and an Abita before classes get going.

You're on. And it looks like I'm 99% going to Tulane at this moment. I'll be living with my friend from NOLA who is going to Loyola, and he's also a cigar smoker/Abita drinker. Should be a lot of fun.

I am about 99% too, so I look forward to it! What brands of cigars do you like? I prefer the CAO, Punch, and Padron lines overall, but really like any dark maduro cigar.

I've been a Fuente and Monte Cristo guy, myself. I'm already an old soul, and I think Tulane will bring out even more of the continental sophisticate in me. Who knows if this will be a good thing or not for my studies/wallet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 04:36:19 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 04:39:13 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.

True. I'm calling it now: if I finish in the top 10%, it's Cohiba time.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 04:42:15 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.

Sigh, I will admit to paying out the nose on more than one occasion to smoke one of those gems.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 04:44:23 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.

Sigh, I will admit to paying out the nose on more than one occasion to smoke one of those gems.

Just curious what the price range was on those? I walked by the restaurant several times but did not go inside and did not know about them...I should just go back to Europe again and maybe have some appear here, somehow.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 02, 2008, 04:47:57 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.

Sigh, I will admit to paying out the nose on more than one occasion to smoke one of those gems.

Just curious what the price range was on those? I walked by the restaurant several times but did not go inside and did not know about them...I should just go back to Europe again and maybe have some appear here, somehow.

You know, I've smoked a few in the Bahamas, and, while they're good, I think they might be a little overrated. That's just one man's humble opinion, though.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 04:58:29 PM
There is a Cuban restaurant in the FQ that still sells pre-embargo cigars. I am sure they're pricey but depending on how I finish 1L year, would be worth it.

Sigh, I will admit to paying out the nose on more than one occasion to smoke one of those gems.

Just curious what the price range was on those? I walked by the restaurant several times but did not go inside and did not know about them...I should just go back to Europe again and maybe have some appear here, somehow.

They charge $11 a stick for the Vuelta Abajos (which I am of the understanding aren't true Cubans, but some sort of pre-embargo hybrid) - decent smoke though
They also sold have sold me real (and illegal) Cohibas for $35 a stick - which I guess they could be fakes - but they tasted great (and just like the Cohibas I had in Jamaica)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 06:14:38 PM
That is not terribly unreasonable but certainly not going to be a frequent habit either. I would guess if somewhere in the US was selling illegal Cubans it would be in NOLA. I pretty much observed a general disregard for laws, especially on the highway.

Edit: Were there any tricks or lines you needed to use to get these suspicious Cohibas, or what?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 02, 2008, 06:53:49 PM
Ok, say I plan on smoking a lovely cigar after my last final this semester while I am wandering down Bourbon in celebration of the end of my 1L year..  any suggestions for a good one to buy?  Nothing too expensive and I've never even smoked a cigarette, so nothing that will make me too terribly sick.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 07:00:33 PM
That is not terribly unreasonable but certainly not going to be a frequent habit either. I would guess if somewhere in the US was selling illegal Cubans it would be in NOLA. I pretty much observed a general disregard for laws, especially on the highway.

Edit: Were there any tricks or lines you needed to use to get these suspicious Cohibas, or what?

Was early evening and slow, the restaurant was pretty much just our group and the employees.  The owner of the place (at least I think he was the owner - maybe just manager) came and introduced himself, asked if everything was great, etc.  After chatting with him for a while, cigars came up - then he left for a second and brought the box out of the humidor.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 02, 2008, 07:17:46 PM
Ok, say I plan on smoking a lovely cigar after my last final this semester while I am wandering down Bourbon in celebration of the end of my 1L year..  any suggestions for a good one to buy?  Nothing too expensive and I've never even smoked a cigarette, so nothing that will make me too terribly sick.

I would head over to the Cigar Factory while in the FQ and pick up something light (maybe even one of the aged and flavored small ones) - if nothing else, you can see them roll the cigars and a helpful person will help you pick your cigar.  It is a good (albeit touristy) way to start down the cigar path - plus the cigars are lightly packed, so a beginner can smoke them with relative ease.


If you are looking for something a little more "real" - I would grab a 5 pack of

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/proddisp.asp?item=CS-5GA&stext=5%20vegas
or
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/proddisp.asp?item=CS-MCA&stext=Macanudo  - the cafe not the maduro

They are a little mainstream, but it's probably better to smoke a few before you branch out.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 07:51:59 PM
Alas, good to see someone else uses cigarinternational.com, I've stocked my humidor many times with them. I would recommend cigar factory too for your first smoke perhaps, they do have some light shade wrappers which are about the lightest smoke you can get. You might also try a Montecristo White Label if you can find one, very good flavor but also light. Just don't inhale on your first one  8) I woudld totally smoke with you. dang I wish I was in New Orleans. I miss it already :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 02, 2008, 08:01:14 PM
Stinky cigar smokers. BLEH. BLEH TO ALL OF YOU.

KCGF, I expected better of you. :(

Ah yes..  I would normally agree with you, but exam time makes exceptions to many of KCGF's rules.  And finishing 1L year in one piece must mean celebration in the form of alcohol and cigars.

Thank you, botbot and wtracing!  You are both quite handy to have around the ole thread.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 08:05:58 PM
Stinky cigar smokers. BLEH. BLEH TO ALL OF YOU.

KCGF, I expected better of you. :(

Now, I like you Diet, but if you turn into a raging anti-smoker, I will be saddened :( haha.

I love New Orleans, its very smoking friendly I find. At home here I feel the SS is watching me anytime I light up.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 08:09:47 PM
Stinky cigar smokers. BLEH. BLEH TO ALL OF YOU.

KCGF, I expected better of you. :(

Now I like you diet, but if you are a raging anti-smoker, I will be saddened :(

I found NOLA to be very smoker friendly, even saw some NOPD officers smoking cigars while doing their rounds in the FQ.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 02, 2008, 08:19:09 PM
Do not misunderstand. Lushiness I condone wholeheartedly. Cigars I disdain because they are truly smelly. Pipes are nice, and so are Parliament Lights. Just ignore me if I make retching noises in an attempt to shame you.

I'm a shaky reformed cigarette smoker. If I'm sober I'm fine. If I'm drinking and around smoke, I will smoke. Guaranteed. :( 1L stress will do god knows what to my willpower.

Can one smoke in N.O. bars and restaurants?




How often will I run into Harry Connick, Jr.?



We're cool, I also like pipes (I have 2) and parlaiment lights. So we can agree to disagree about cigars :) I find top quality cigars to smell very good, but thats probably just me  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 03, 2008, 12:26:06 AM
Do not misunderstand. Lushiness I condone wholeheartedly. Stinky cigars I disdain. Pipes, even, are okay, and so are Parliament Lights.


Can one still smoke in N.O. bars and restaurants?


How often will I run into Harry Connick, Jr.?

Oh yeah, you can definetly still smoke in NOLA bars.  Some restaurants (i think) are still cool too..  especially if you sit on the patio.

I haven't run into Harry Connick Jr. yet, but I did see John Goodman at a coffee shop!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 03, 2008, 12:30:47 AM
Yeah, the one place I was not allowed to enjoy a cigar was the Harrah's Poker Room, it kind of killed the mood if you know what I mean. Other than that I was very surprised at where all I could smoke. In my current town you can't smoke in bars, restaurants or sidewalks in the downtown district (although this is a current court case).

Edit: I would love to run into John Goodman although I am sure he is tired of people wanting to chat him up for a second.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 03, 2008, 01:29:51 AM
OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on April 03, 2008, 08:45:22 AM
Do not misunderstand. Lushiness I condone wholeheartedly. Stinky cigars I disdain. Pipes, even, are okay, and so are Parliament Lights.


Can one still smoke in N.O. bars and restaurants?


How often will I run into Harry Connick, Jr.?

Oh yeah, you can definetly still smoke in NOLA bars.  Some restaurants (i think) are still cool too..  especially if you sit on the patio.

I haven't run into Harry Connick Jr. yet, but I did see John Goodman at a coffee shop!

John Goodman must be a regular fixture down there.  The fellow driving the van had also seen John Goodman, but in the grocery store. 

As for the cigars after exams, that sounds damn nice, especially with that nice NOLA weather.  I'm not a cigarette smoker, but I have had cigars (not good ones I fear) on a few occassions and really enjoyed them.  Minus the one time I inhaled, BIG mistake. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 09:11:24 AM
Quote
Yeah i got the sports law brochure in the mail and ive spoken with gabe feldman via e-mail and he told me to give him a call tomorrow. I'm reading more and more about the connection between sports and law and all the different things there are to do in it and its just increasingly fascinating so im leaning more toward tulane, and it seems like you think tulane is the best fit for me, lol. Seems like waht you want to tell me is even if tulane isnt as well ranked as emory, you'll get a similar but not quite as good job at a big law firm if thats waht you want, but it has a slight advantage if you want to take the unique path of purusing sports law.

As the person who responded to your other inquiry about sports law, I reiterate my contention that the better school is generally the better option for a sports law career. Note that Mike Tannenbaum is the General Manager of the Jets, not the General Counsel. His Tulane Law education is obviously an asset, but the practice of law is not his daily focus. The Jets GC is Andrew Lee - a Fordham graduate, a former Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk, and a former Proskauer Rose associate. So that's higher ranked T1 law school, prestigious federal clerkship, and BigLaw job.

Read these interviews with him, they're very illuminating:
http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/current.php?artType=view&artMonth=February&artYear=2006&EntryNo=4252
http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter/lawArticleCareerCenter.jsp?id=1204804000642

Let's not open up the GC can of worms.  Most GCs worked up through the sports organization and MANY went to TTT schools.

I don't understand what you are basing this argument on...what is your experience with the sports law market?  (because you are wrong here)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 03, 2008, 09:13:20 AM
Flying out to NOLA in a few hours! See you guys there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 03, 2008, 09:47:02 AM
Flying out to NOLA in a few hours! See you guys there.

Wish I was returning to NOLA! Have a great time and explore as much as possible. Visiting law schools sounds a lot more fun than work today :( Oh well, off I go to slave away for the big boss haha. I better get used to it  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 03, 2008, 10:10:52 AM
Flying out to NOLA in a few hours! See you guys there.

Have fun I would reccomend going to Cooter Browns and getting tanked and then the Boot the next day...  Too bad Borat and his Dad will not be at your asd... you will also have to alert me of the sexiness factor of the asders, has to be better than the one I went to!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 10:13:35 AM
I'm not on the ball this week, but as usual, if anyone wants to grab a drink this Friday - shoot me a message.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 03, 2008, 10:40:01 AM
Flying out to NOLA in a few hours! See you guys there.

Have fun I would reccomend going to Cooter Browns and getting tanked and then the Boot the next day...  Too bad Borat and his Dad will not be at your asd... you will also have to alert me of the sexiness factor of the asders, has to be better than the one I went to!!

There will definitely be drinking, I'm not sure where. Never been to Cooter Browns, but I have been to The Boot. I thought it was decent.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 03, 2008, 01:03:46 PM

John Goodman must be a regular fixture down there.  The fellow driving the van had also seen John Goodman, but in the grocery store. 
 

Yeah, unfortunately when I was bragging to all the locals down here that I had seen John Goodman, they were all like "big deal.  I see him all the time.."  :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 03, 2008, 01:04:49 PM
OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law :)

The ratio of men to women was a little lopsided for our class too..  many more men i've heard.

Just makes it better for the single ladies, i suppose.  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 03:01:36 PM
I'm not on the ball this week, but as usual, if anyone wants to grab a drink this Friday - shoot me a message.

Alright, it looks like there will be an impromptu meet up happening.

We are going to be at the Superior Grill around 4:45 tomorrow.  Just a few 1Ls, 0Ls, drinks, and food.

Again, everyone is invited - just shoot me a PM.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 03, 2008, 03:49:50 PM
Come to bar review at 7pm.  Meet the infamous KCGF!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 04:39:00 PM
Quote
Yeah i got the sports law brochure in the mail and ive spoken with gabe feldman via e-mail and he told me to give him a call tomorrow. I'm reading more and more about the connection between sports and law and all the different things there are to do in it and its just increasingly fascinating so im leaning more toward tulane, and it seems like you think tulane is the best fit for me, lol. Seems like waht you want to tell me is even if tulane isnt as well ranked as emory, you'll get a similar but not quite as good job at a big law firm if thats waht you want, but it has a slight advantage if you want to take the unique path of purusing sports law.

As the person who responded to your other inquiry about sports law, I reiterate my contention that the better school is generally the better option for a sports law career. Note that Mike Tannenbaum is the General Manager of the Jets, not the General Counsel. His Tulane Law education is obviously an asset, but the practice of law is not his daily focus. The Jets GC is Andrew Lee - a Fordham graduate, a former Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk, and a former Proskauer Rose associate. So that's higher ranked T1 law school, prestigious federal clerkship, and BigLaw job.

Read these interviews with him, they're very illuminating:
http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/current.php?artType=view&artMonth=February&artYear=2006&EntryNo=4252
http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter/lawArticleCareerCenter.jsp?id=1204804000642

Let's not open up the GC can of worms.  Most GCs worked up through the sports organization and MANY went to TTT schools.

I don't understand what you are basing this argument on...what is your experience with the sports law market?  (because you are wrong here)

I’m not going to fight with you, so I’m not going to respond to anything you write anymore. What I wrote was based on what I’ve read and heard from others. I didn’t claim to be a sports law expert, but claiming I’m wrong does not negate my argument. You cited Mike Tannenbaum, Jets general manager, as an example of Tulane Law’s success in sports law when the general counsel is Andrew Lee. Lee’s biography suggests the lateral route from BigLaw. The interview with Lee reflects how the Jets farm out substantial amounts of work to outside counsel, primarily large New York and New Jersey firms. As for the general counsel issue, I previously looked into the New York area teams and they were definitely not T3-T4 law school graduates. Perhaps other regions are different. Feel free to contradict these facts with your facts.

First, I wasn't listing the GM as an example of Tulane success - I used him to point out that there are numerous paths in sports law that are not firm based.  Where most law school graduates end up in firms, the sports law path is incredibly diverse.  It doesn't matter what school you graduate from, you probably aren't going to be practicing sports law in a firm upon graduation.  Most jds in the sports world are not traditional lawyers (but their jd helps them tremendously). 

The BIGLAW -> sports law path is certainly an option - and yes, Tulane's BIGLAW placement is 4-5% behind Emory - which should be taken into consideration. BUT, there are virtually no BIGLAW "sports law" jobs available to recent law school graduates - so the student would have enter a corporate BIGLAW group for a few years to follow this path.  Many sports law students I speak with at Tulane (Tulane students + those who attended our Sports Law conference) who could get BIGLAW, don't want that lifestyle and plan to *surprise* enter a team/company that supports at team.

The NYC list you posted contains no third tier graduates, but at the same time it isn't overly impressive.  Tulane's prestige level is right in the middle of the schools you listed.  It DOES bring up a good point, though.  Sports teams often stick close to home in finding their GC.  (See: New Orleans Hornets (Loyola TTT grad), Miami Heat (Miami grad), and the numerous Fordham students in the NYC clubs)  The NYC teams aren't filled with Fordham grads because of its reputation in the legal community - more the combination of this reputation and the proximity to the clubs. 

This all comes down to the poster here, who has Emory at full price and Tulane with $75k off - and who is interested in sports law.  Now, I don't know where you are in the law school process - but once you start law school, networking becomes very important.  Tulane, having the top sports law program in the country, brings in countless sports law recruiters throughout the year.  We publish the top sports law journal and hold the biggest sports law conference (although UVa holds a big Sports/Entertainment law conference).  (and while it doesn't have to do with networking - Tulane offers a far greater selection in sports law classes)

The Tulane with $75k vs Emory full price argument could go either way depending on a lot of factors (although I would argue it already favors Tulane - and I am sure some Emory students would argue the opposite).  But throw in an interest in sports law, and this isn't even close. 

For the record, I was offered sports law internships in both New Orleans and Philadelphia as a 1L.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 03, 2008, 06:44:40 PM
Your argument about the whole sports law thing is really awesome guys, please dont stop im learning more everyday :)
My phone meeting with Gabe Feldman was moved to next wednesday since he wasnt in his office when i called today. Quick question-- when i speak with him on the phone or e-mail him can I refer to him as Gabe? Also forget the sports law thing, im getting really worried about the lack of women at tulane, 38% is absolutely ludicrous percentage......some of that 38% are older/married, leaving a significantly even less %, any comments from the guys there on this? Comments from 1L's about how easy it was to meet girls at the beginning?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 03, 2008, 06:48:06 PM
Your argument about the whole sports law thing is really awesome guys, please dont stop im learning more everyday :)
My phone meeting with Gabe Feldman was moved to next wednesday since he wasnt in his office when i called today. Quick question-- when i speak with him on the phone or e-mail him can I refer to him as Gabe? Also forget the sports law thing, im getting really worried about the lack of women at tulane, 38% is absolutely ludicrous percentage......some of that 38% are older/married, leaving a significantly even less %, any comments from the guys there on this? Comments from 1L's about how easy it was to meet girls at the beginning?

I'd call him Professor Feldman just to be safe.  But that's just me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 07:32:47 PM
Your argument about the whole sports law thing is really awesome guys, please dont stop im learning more everyday :)
My phone meeting with Gabe Feldman was moved to next wednesday since he wasnt in his office when i called today. Quick question-- when i speak with him on the phone or e-mail him can I refer to him as Gabe? Also forget the sports law thing, im getting really worried about the lack of women at tulane, 38% is absolutely ludicrous percentage......some of that 38% are older/married, leaving a significantly even less %, any comments from the guys there on this? Comments from 1L's about how easy it was to meet girls at the beginning?

I'd call him Professor Feldman just to be safe.  But that's just me.

Credited.  Go with Professor Feldman.

As for the 60/40 split - Eh, saves you the drama of dating a law student   ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 03, 2008, 07:58:55 PM
Wish I'd noticed this earlier to post for those headed to tomorrow's ASD:

Free BBQ (http://www2.tulane.edu/calendar/caldetail.cfm?ID=60258)

Don't forget to save a plate for botbot at the faculty lunch tomorrow...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 03, 2008, 08:10:31 PM
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OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kev199 on April 03, 2008, 08:25:33 PM
I'll be around for the ASD tomorrow since I don't have classes Friday and it sure beats working on my term paper.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on April 03, 2008, 09:41:44 PM
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OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...


Maybe a high percentage of girls are afraid of New Orleans. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 03, 2008, 09:52:10 PM
I'm not on the ball this week, but as usual, if anyone wants to grab a drink this Friday - shoot me a message.

Alright, it looks like there will be an impromptu meet up happening.

We are going to be at the Superior Grill around 4:45 tomorrow.  Just a few 1Ls, 0Ls, drinks, and food.

Again, everyone is invited - just shoot me a PM.

Superior Grill! I got a chance to eat there last week and that was my favorite meal of the entire trip. I'm still salivating over their Crawfish Enchiladas topped with melted monteray jack cheese.e save a plate for me, to go preferably.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 03, 2008, 09:58:22 PM
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OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...


Maybe a high percentage of girls are afraid of New Orleans. 

Congrats on the SMU scholarship.  I just saw that while browsing LSN.

Botbot, did you make it on to the current student panel for tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 03, 2008, 10:03:27 PM
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OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...


Maybe a high percentage of girls are afraid of New Orleans. 

Congrats on the SMU scholarship.  I just saw that while browsing LSN.

Botbot, did you make it on to the current student panel for tomorrow?

I didn't ask this time   :'(

I need to drop the "but I am botbot" bomb, lol
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 04, 2008, 01:10:38 AM
Hm......yeah my first 2 e-mails to him i started my e-mails Professor Feldman, my last one I just did Gabe.......oh well whatever im sure its not a huge deal. At worst he probably thought it a bit odd but done and done, just cant wait to speak to him on the phone about sports law next wed-- ill let everybody know what he says :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 04, 2008, 06:11:08 AM
My take on Sports Law, if you are wanting to be a sports agent that is extremely difficult unless you know people who are in the game, look at the biggest baseball agent scott boras, former minor leaguer, it is hard to break into that field unless you have connections and past experience with it, also I think it helps if you are familar with what is going on in their life, and have upper level experience in the sport past high school, now if you are looking to become a gm, that is also hard to do but you still need the right connections, many of the gms are trending younger and younger and are coming from professional school such as business or law school, these are guys who started about as low on the totem pole as you can and worked their way up.  That is one thing you have to think about wanting to get into sports law is that 150k job is just not going to be there your first couple years out, but it could be a bigger payoff in the end, because who would not like to be gm for the Atlanta Braves, now as far as general counsel goes I really do not know too much about it, but if it were me and I wanted to do sports law I would want to be on the other side of it not general counsel, hope this helps
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: czarevich on April 04, 2008, 07:38:32 AM
Quote
OMG im scared-- just read incoming class profile on the tulane law site and it said only 38% of incoming students are female!? Down from 49% last year? WTF!? Seems silly, and low.......any comments about the women at tulane law

It's worse in the business school: 83/17 in the finance program.

Perhaps, though, after several years of low enrollment of incoming female students, the admissions staff has admitted a higher percentage this year...


Thanks a lot!  Where are you thinking you'll go?

Maybe a high percentage of girls are afraid of New Orleans. 

Congrats on the SMU scholarship.  I just saw that while browsing LSN.

Botbot, did you make it on to the current student panel for tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: antvenom13 on April 04, 2008, 08:07:16 AM
My take on Sports Law, if you are wanting to be a sports agent that is extremely difficult unless you know people who are in the game, look at the biggest baseball agent scott boras, former minor leaguer, it is hard to break into that field unless you have connections and past experience with it, also I think it helps if you are familar with what is going on in their life, and have upper level experience in the sport past high school, now if you are looking to become a gm, that is also hard to do but you still need the right connections, many of the gms are trending younger and younger and are coming from professional school such as business or law school, these are guys who started about as low on the totem pole as you can and worked their way up.  That is one thing you have to think about wanting to get into sports law is that 150k job is just not going to be there your first couple years out, but it could be a bigger payoff in the end, because who would not like to be gm for the Atlanta Braves, now as far as general counsel goes I really do not know too much about it, but if it were me and I wanted to do sports law I would want to be on the other side of it not general counsel, hope this helps

If anything this post makes it seem as if you have no knowledge about sports law dude :(.......theres literally an endless number of things you can do with sports law, obvioulsy im not naive enough to have my goal to become a GM of some NBA team or a super high profile agent, obviously thats pretty unlikely :(, and i dont expect a 150k sports law job out of school either, but I'd also not be happy with a 50k sports law job out of law school if I could have done biglaw and gotten something more than double. I'm sure Gabe/Prof Feldman will fill me in on wed and then ill let everyone know what he said, or not since isnt law school supposed to be CUTTHROAT? :P
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 04, 2008, 08:28:09 AM
My take on Sports Law, if you are wanting to be a sports agent that is extremely difficult unless you know people who are in the game, look at the biggest baseball agent scott boras, former minor leaguer, it is hard to break into that field unless you have connections and past experience with it, also I think it helps if you are familar with what is going on in their life, and have upper level experience in the sport past high school, now if you are looking to become a gm, that is also hard to do but you still need the right connections, many of the gms are trending younger and younger and are coming from professional school such as business or law school, these are guys who started about as low on the totem pole as you can and worked their way up.  That is one thing you have to think about wanting to get into sports law is that 150k job is just not going to be there your first couple years out, but it could be a bigger payoff in the end, because who would not like to be gm for the Atlanta Braves, now as far as general counsel goes I really do not know too much about it, but if it were me and I wanted to do sports law I would want to be on the other side of it not general counsel, hope this helps

If anything this post makes it seem as if you have no knowledge about sports law dude :(.......theres literally an endless number of things you can do with sports law, obvioulsy im not naive enough to have my goal to become a GM of some NBA team or a super high profile agent, obviously thats pretty unlikely :(, and i dont expect a 150k sports law job out of school either, but I'd also not be happy with a 50k sports law job out of law school if I could have done biglaw and gotten something more than double. I'm sure Gabe/Prof Feldman will fill me in on wed and then ill let everyone know what he said, or not since isnt law school supposed to be CUTTHROAT? :P

Ok antvenom then what is it exactly you want to do with sports law tard if you do not want to be an agent, work for an organization, or be general counsel, did you just decide you wanted to do sports law because you thought you should since you were decent at high school water polo
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 04, 2008, 08:51:58 AM

That's pretty cool!   I saw Stiffler's mom.

Are you serious?  That's awesome!  Where did you see her?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 04, 2008, 11:11:21 AM

Thanks a lot!  Where are you thinking you'll go?

I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 04, 2008, 11:23:19 AM
I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.

Traitor!  Congrats, though. =)

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 04, 2008, 11:32:53 AM
I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.

Traitor!  Congrats, though. =)



Yeah, I withdrew from Missouri yesterday.  That was definitely the hardest one to send because their admissions staff has been so nice and they were my first acceptance.  I was probably 50/50 up until visiting Tulane again last week.  I just couldn't sell myself on being 100% sure that I wanted to work in KC or St. Louis after graduation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 04, 2008, 12:42:08 PM

Thanks a lot!  Where are you thinking you'll go?

I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.

Yay!  Welcome, classmate!  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 04, 2008, 02:06:23 PM
Which of the 1Ls here has Ponoroff?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 04, 2008, 02:30:09 PM

Thanks a lot!  Where are you thinking you'll go?

I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.

I'd offer you a mint julep if you were here, congrats.

/has to go water the baby palm trees
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Walter81 on April 04, 2008, 02:32:59 PM
Anyone have any info/insight into the Environmental Law program? I'm getting more and more interested in pursuing it...any examples of summer/post-grad work students might get who focus on that?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 04, 2008, 02:34:31 PM
Which of the 1Ls here has Ponoroff?


I have him.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 04, 2008, 02:48:12 PM
Which of the 1Ls here has Ponoroff?


I have him.

Thanks for the quick response - I sent you a message.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 04, 2008, 03:02:43 PM

Thanks a lot!  Where are you thinking you'll go?

I'm going to Tulane.  I was able to negotiate a small scholarship this week which sealed the deal for me.  My seat deposit will be going in tomorrow.

I'd offer you a mint julep if you were here, congrats.

/has to go water the baby palm trees

I really hope I live somewhere with some tropical plants, it sounds silly, but I adore those baby palm trees. I might just get one of those as a pet, would be easier.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 04, 2008, 03:18:04 PM
Which of the 1Ls here has Ponoroff?


I have him.

Thanks for the quick response - I sent you a message.

replied.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 04, 2008, 06:04:44 PM
No immediate reaction from the visitation day crowd this week?  I'm dissapointed.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 04, 2008, 07:52:45 PM



I really hope I live somewhere with some tropical plants, it sounds silly, but I adore those baby palm trees. I might just get one of those as a pet, would be easier.

Heck, I'm up for keeping up tropical. We can find an Adopt a Palm program, botbot can come and water it for us, and I'll bring the Jimmy Buffett cds and flip flops.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 04, 2008, 09:15:59 PM
Howdy,

I've been accepted at Tulane and W&L so far.  I'm interested in IP law, patents in particular.

I'm pretty impressed with botbot. :)  I have a few questions remaining, though, despite (and sometimes because of) his strenuous efforts so far:
Quote from: botbot, page 16
4. Tough question.  Tulane is full of self-confident, smart people who understand how trivial this entire process is.  There are students who will be disappointed with their job prospects on graduation, but most students came into the school with an idea of the job market.
Could you explain this for someone who is, basically, clueless about the legal job market?  (If possible, for someone who is hoping to head into patent and more general IP law.)

A patent attorney I've emailed with recently told me that in patent law, school rank really wasn't all that important.  I'm not sure that's really true, though, since she worked for the USPTO (they paid for her law school) and so had some good experience to start out with.

Regarding your cost/benefit analysis on p44, do you have any information on how this would apply to patent attorneys?  And how is placement??  I know NO doesn't have the job market of D.C., but since I've seen in this thread that D.C. firms interview at Tulane, I'm hoping that might help for 1L and 2L summer jobs.

FWIW, I should be passing the USPTO registration examination some time in the next month or two, assuming the USPTO doesn't reject my application to take it. (I'm a cat-B, so there's always some concern.)

Quote from: botbot, p40
*could have kayaked home today*
Seeing as how I really, really enjoy kayaking . . . how is it down there?

As far as classes go, how is Tulane's IP program?  I'm assuming it's relatively small;  does anyone know how George Washington Law looks on Tulane students visiting to take classes there?  How about business law, in particular relating to tech startups and other entrepeneurial ventures?

I must admit to being a little peeved, since I didn't get the famed muffaletta postcard. :(  But Tulane offered money, so that's ok, I guess.  Maybe.  *sniff*

I'm a little intimidated by W&L's small size, and my perception is that competition would be a lot more intense there.  OTOH, its higher rank and proximity to D.C. might make it a better choice for a patent law career.  The deal they offered isn't quite as good, but is close.

Quote from: bill braski, page 73
my girlfriend who is attractive and way too nice even made a comment about how unfortunate looking the admits were
Oh, good, I'll fit right in!

Speaking of which, how do people form study groups, and so on and so forth?  And does it extend into the 2L/3L years when classes are no longer preselected?

Thank you all very much for your efforts.  Reading all of this has eased my worries considerably.  As a nontraditional, I've been wondering if I could survive going back to school.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 04, 2008, 10:29:56 PM
Quote
Houck is a legend.

Several alums encouraged me to speak with him at the ASD, if I were to run across him... didn't get a chance to meet him, though.


Quote
A patent attorney I've emailed with recently told me that in patent law, school rank really wasn't all that important.

Although this is admittedly a very small sample size, the one and only patent attorney I know went to the University of Akron, and does very, very well. He is working for an international corporation that develops medical technologies. His engineering background was a far more important factor than the ranking of the law school he attended in securing this job...

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 04, 2008, 11:39:13 PM
Howdy,

Thanks for the kind words, I started to answer your questions - but realized the post was going to take longer than I think I can stay up tonight  ;).

I have to catch a flight early in the morning - but I will be returning Sunday.  I will do my best to get you a thorough response then.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 05, 2008, 12:55:51 PM

Quote from: botbot, p40
*could have kayaked home today*
Seeing as how I really, really enjoy kayaking . . . how is it down there?

Speaking of which, how do people form study groups, and so on and so forth?  And does it extend into the 2L/3L years when classes are no longer preselected?


Oh!  I can answer these two!

1) Re: Kayaking:
  - I believe it's quite good.  My contracts professor last semester is a big fan of kayaking and does it quite often down here.

2) Re: Study Groups
  - You basically get together with people you know and think you will work well together with them and study.  It's an informal thing.  I would assume it would extend into 2L and 3L years..  I can't imagine why it wouldn't.

I hope that helped a little until bb gets back.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 05, 2008, 03:16:56 PM
Terrible screenname, OF! Welcome anyway.
Thanks!  [edit: cut some silly remarks that were in bad taste, sorry ;) ]

Anyway, if I'm not the oldest kid in the class, it'll be because some 70yo decided to fulfill his life's ambition.  (Or because UCLA de-waitlisted me and I won the lotto.)

Did you get the Audubon Park postcard? :(
No!!!!  They don't love me!!!!!!! :(

Thanks for the kind words, I started to answer your questions - but realized the post was going to take longer than I think I can stay up tonight  ;).
Thanks for the many informative posts!  Have a safe trip.

Thanks, KBB;  I have to admit, I'm worried, since my technical background isn't anything special;  I qualify for the patent bar (I think;  still waiting on the USPTO's verdict), but I'm not an EE, which seems to be the only "hot" background nowadays.

Thanks, KCGF;  that really is an important factor for me.  I lived in Seattle for ten years, and I really miss the water.  Given GWU's IP reputation, if I were to get in there, I'd almost have to go, but. . . .
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Walter81 on April 05, 2008, 03:34:51 PM
Thanks for the response, WaveLaw. Are you looking to get an Environmental certificate? 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 06, 2008, 07:46:00 PM
If I were to live in, say Metairie or another suburb, would my classmates shun me?

Yeah, we would definately shun you! Why Metarie? Is it a more comfortable situation for your spouse/family or would you just rather live there and commute?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 06, 2008, 10:05:37 PM
I'm concerned that I'll find NOLA too claustrophobic (several years in a similarly compact city wore me out), and the COL is pretty darn high in the city.

But I don't want to miss out on social opportunities and risk the shunning that has already begun!

Consider yourself shunned! Haha, joking.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 06, 2008, 10:07:39 PM
If I were to live in, say Metairie or another suburb, would my classmates shun me?

There's a few people I know that live in suburbs of NO.  You won't be shunned too bad.

But I promise, you get used to living sort of far away from the normal "suburbia" places (Target, etc.).  It's not as bad as you think.  :)

You're really not going to be going too many places other than school and home anyway, at least your first year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 06, 2008, 10:26:22 PM
Booo suburbia :) I plan to spend many years enjoying the urban sprawl rich with Target and endless strip malls and Starbucks....but during LS I want to live no more than a 2 minute bike ride from Tulane and enjoy the "criminal underclass" that pervades uptown.

Speaking of crime, I did a crime map of the uptown area on the NOLA and if you search a 12 month period you can't even see the streets anymore there were so many dots...is crime an issue around the campus area (off campus)? I didn't see anything strange when I visited the area after dark 2 weekends ago, but figured you guys have more experience living there. I also own a Glock 9mm with hollow points...I figure that will do the trick.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 06, 2008, 10:43:30 PM
There are occassionally crime reports that Tulane will send out about crime around campus.  It's just one of those things where you have to be aware of your surroundings.  I live by myself and walk my dog at night and I feel pretty safe (I live about a mile from campus).  You just have to be aware and don't go wandering around with hundred dollar bills sticking out of your pockets at 4 am.  Use your common sense and it's all good.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 06, 2008, 10:45:21 PM
There are occassionally crime reports that Tulane will send out about crime around campus.  It's just one of those things where you have to be aware of your surroundings.  I live by myself, am a girl, and walk my dog at night and I feel pretty safe (I live about a mile from campus).  You just have to be aware and don't go wandering around with hundred dollar bills sticking out of your pockets at 4 am.  Use your common sense and it's all good.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 06, 2008, 10:49:21 PM
This is what I figured. If you pull up a crime map of any major metro area you see similar results. But figured I'd just clear that with you folks around here :) Maybe i'll be able to leave the firearm in my home state :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 07, 2008, 05:59:48 AM
Any thoughts on the admitted students day this past weekend surprised nothing has been posted on it yet
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 07, 2008, 06:57:34 AM
Any thoughts on the admitted students day this past weekend surprised nothing has been posted on it yet

I really enjoyed it, and I think I'll be sending in my deposit this week. The student panel was OK, however there didn't seem to be too many topics discussed - a few students were a little too long-winded, and I would have liked the view of a student who was going into firm work. One of the 3L's was a bombshell, though, so that was nice. I thought the class was great, and can see how Gordley is so highly regarded. Definitely hope I can get him in the Fall. Lunch was awesome, as well - red beans and rice, gumbo, salad - and the professor I sat with was real down-to-earth and offered some advice that I could really take to heart. Library/clinic tour was ok, if not a bit boring, although the reading room was very handsome. I didn't get a ton of concrete info from the information fair, but I got a chance to shoot the *&^% with some students and thought that everyone was at least having a bit of fun in school, which was refreshing. At the least, I think I can definitely fit in. The bar review later that night confirmed that the students are on the whole fairly laid back and willing to unwind.

The verdict? It was about what I expected, and I suppose I'll be seeing everybody in the Fall. Botbot, et al, sorry I couldn't make the meet-up, but I actually spent that time driving around the area with a friend scouting for housing.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 07, 2008, 12:28:54 PM
Quick question about housing. I think I've made up my mind to have a final decision at the end of May. That means that if I don't hear anything back from one particular waitlist then I'll withdraw and sign in ink with Tulane June 1st.

My question is about housing. I've talked to a bunch of people, all of whom sound amazing by the way, but one person told me that it's important to have everything locked up by June 1 for housing because then options deteriorate. Just wondering if there was any truth to this botbot and kcgf and what are some key tips and things to look for in housing? :-\
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 12:42:42 PM
My question is about housing. I've talked to a bunch of people, all of whom sound amazing by the way, but one person told me that it's important to have everything locked up by June 1 for housing because then options deteriorate. Just wondering if there was any truth to this botbot and kcgf and what are some key tips and things to look for in housing? :-\

I signed my lease in late June to start August 1.

There were many places still available when I looked, you shouldn't have a problem.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 07, 2008, 01:00:27 PM
Quick question about housing. I think I've made up my mind to have a final decision at the end of May. That means that if I don't hear anything back from one particular waitlist then I'll withdraw and sign in ink with Tulane June 1st.

My question is about housing. I've talked to a bunch of people, all of whom sound amazing by the way, but one person told me that it's important to have everything locked up by June 1 for housing because then options deteriorate. Just wondering if there was any truth to this botbot and kcgf and what are some key tips and things to look for in housing? :-\

I don't think you'll be completely screwed if you don't find housing by June 1st.  My lease started in July..  but I found the house through a family friend who is my landlord, so I didn't go the normal route.

The best advice I have is to live as close to school as possible and get a parking pass to park on your street b/c parking on campus is atrocious and expensive. If you live near campus, you can get a pass to park on the street (which applies to everywhere in the "zone" near campus) for like $10 or something from the city.

I've heard that the Riverbend or Riverside (River-something) realty people are awful, but I don't have any personal experience with it.  Just make sure you check out the house in person before you sign anything and do some research on how the flooding is in the area of your house b/c it varies from street to street.  It's nothing you'd have to worry about on an everyday basis, but it might be nice info to have if a hurricane blows in.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 07, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
Thanks for the advice. If I gave you a street, could you give me an idea of what I'm looking at perhaps?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 07, 2008, 01:33:52 PM
There are maps, somewhere online, that show the elevation and likelihood of the area to flood in New Orleans.

Edit: http://www.gnocdc.org/maps/elevation.html
http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=1&tabid=56
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 01:40:46 PM
Could you explain this for someone who is, basically, clueless about the legal job market?  (If possible, for someone who is hoping to head into patent and more general IP law.)

Your school will be less important, but still important.  (particularly in large firms/markets)  Patent law is a strong market, but you won't be getting THAT big of a boost over any schools BIGLAW placement numbers (5-10%).  For that matter, though, there is great debate whether it is better to start out at BIGLAW or small-law as a patent attorney.  To grossly oversimplify the market - the small firms generally represent the individual patent holder vs the big firms who represent the business using the disputed patent.  The pay at smaller firms is subject to much higher variance (often dependent on winning 1-2 big cases), but can be significantly higher or lower than the BIGLAW starting pay.  (most of this is based on [in order of importance] (1) a recent conversation with two patent attorneys - both successful in their own right and both with experience in BIGLAW and small-law, (2) the recent vault article on the field and (3) the often ridiculous message board opinions)

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As far as classes go, how is Tulane's IP program?  I'm assuming it's relatively small;  does anyone know how George Washington Law looks on Tulane students visiting to take classes there?  How about business law, in particular relating to tech startups and other entrepeneurial ventures?

Tulane and W&L both have top-notch IP class offerings/professors, but Tulane does offer a more comprehensive program (and a dedicated journal).  Tulane's Tech/IP journal sounds particularly geared to your interests.  I don't know the specifics, but GW does allow law students to visit for a semester - generally there is little criteria to visit a school, but I don't know the specifics.

It is pretty difficult to determine which school actually places better than the other, but lets go ahead and give W&L a slight advantage - if only to prevent W&L fans from fighting with me.  In general, placement is a wash.

BUT

It will be easier to work in DC from W&L than it would be from Tulane.  W&L's location will make it easier for you to get face time with the people for whom you want to work.  Tulane's DC placement is good, but it would likely be a placement mistake to come here over W&L if the costs are similar and you want DC.  (I know you mentioned a scholarship, so I guess I am asking for the differences in cost between the two schools).

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FWIW, I should be passing the USPTO registration examination some time in the next month or two, assuming the USPTO doesn't reject my application to take it. (I'm a cat-B, so there's always some concern.)

As a cat-b, a lot of this is going to come down to your personal experience.  If you have years of experience in an IP friendly field, you might still get the employment boost.  If you are a straight from undergrad PoliSci major, you probably aren't going to get any boost and would have some issues finding IP work in general (given your username, I'm assuming this doesn't apply - but it is always a good reminder to someone that might be reading this)

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I'm a little intimidated by W&L's small size, and my perception is that competition would be a lot more intense there.

Don't ignore your gut feelings about your affinity towards schools.  If, for some reason, you feel that you would be more successful at one school - keep that in consideration.  While these message boards focus almost exclusively on post-law school life - you still have to spend three years of your life at the school and in its town.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 01:43:41 PM
Does anyone use the free parking lot and shuttle ~5 minutes from campus?

They pushed this a lot during orientation, but I doubt many people use it often.  It's a hassle.

I chose to go the street/loyola garage route and I haven't ever had to walk more than a few hundred feet to class. (and I have payed less than $50 in fines)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 02:10:31 PM
Loyola garage? They tolerate you parking there? (not that they wouldn't, you being botbot and all)

They boot on occasion, but you have to be booted 6 times for it to cost more than a Tulane pass.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 07, 2008, 02:16:07 PM
I park there every time I go why doesnt every law student do this
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 02:24:02 PM
I park there every time I go why doesnt every law student do this

Loyola cops move slow when your car is booted.  An hour+ wait is not unheard of.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 07, 2008, 03:00:38 PM
Does anyone use the free parking lot and shuttle ~5 minutes from campus?

I did this first semester.  It's great if you are a morning person and you can get yourself there in enough time to make it to class on time.  However, that hasn't been working out for me this semester and I've been parking on the street...  the parking tickets I have gotten have still cost me less than a Tulane parking pass, so it's still worth it to me.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 07, 2008, 09:49:52 PM
What?

Patent bar stuff.  Too nerdy for me to handle  :P
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 07, 2008, 10:19:07 PM
As a KU grad, I find this an appropriate forum to say "Rock Chalk Jayhawk!" Rioting has began, windows broken out all over our parking lot and sirens everywhere. I hope we survive this!

EDIT: 30,000 people already out on the streets, things are burning! Time for me to celebrate, now more LSD...uggh, this is sad I am even posting here right now!! haha 8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 07, 2008, 10:30:35 PM
As a KU grad, I find this an appropriate forum to say "Rock Chalk Jayhawk!" Rioting has began, windows broken out all over our parking lot and sirens everywhere. I hope we survive this!

Congrats.  Seeing as how I lived in Kansas City for about 10 years and always figured I would end up at KU I was rooting for them tonight.

Also, for anybody who does a College World Series tournament bracket, I applied to both KU and LSU this cycle.  Look out for either Miami or Missouri to win the CWS.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 07, 2008, 11:16:53 PM
As a KU grad, I find this an appropriate forum to say "Rock Chalk Jayhawk!" Rioting has began, windows broken out all over our parking lot and sirens everywhere. I hope we survive this!

Congrats.  Seeing as how I lived in Kansas City for about 10 years and always figured I would end up at KU I was rooting for them tonight.

Also, for anybody who does a College World Series tournament bracket, I applied to both KU and LSU this cycle.  Look out for either Miami or Missouri to win the CWS.

I can always hope for Florida and/or Tulane to win the CWS.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 08, 2008, 12:47:54 AM
Pac 10 dominates baseball, sorry kids

Replace "Pac 10" with "SEC" and you'll have the credited response. XOXOHTH
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 08, 2008, 12:54:04 AM
Pac 10 dominates baseball, sorry kids

Replace "Pac 10" with "SEC" and you'll have the credited response. XOXOHTH

Now that I think about it, also replace "baseball" with "any sport besides field hockey/water polo/lacrosse/other sport no one cares about" and you have it, as well.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 08, 2008, 05:26:47 AM
SEC dominates not even close. The Georgia Bulldogs are going to take down Rosenblatt this year.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 01:19:34 PM
Alright, this is my first time posting on here but I have read things on this site many times.  I sent in my deposit this weekend after visiting and will be going in the fall. I chose Tulane over some really good schools: Baylor, Arizona, American, SMU, and I was waitlisted at GW but didn't feel like waiting or dealing with it. 

Here are some of my reflections from the ASD since no one else has written about it.  Student panel was alright, but they spoke too long and elaborated way too much on simple questions.  That being said, overall they were pretty good.  I really, really liked the career services guy, can't remember his name right now.  I thought he was excellent and felt comfortable going to Tulane after hearing him speak.  I was definitely lost during the class, but the professor seemed very good.  I loved the dean, he rocked.

Some things I was not happy about: (and these are very minor) 1) The roads there suck.  My car will be toast in three years because it is old already.  2) I thought the dricing tour we were taken on was pretty week, we were not even shown the campus.  It didn't matter because I went and looked anyway, but still..... 3) Not many good looking people but I already have an SO, so it doesn't make a difference to me.  Just an observation. 

Some Questions:

1) I ate at Cafe du Monde and Pat O'Brien's while I was there, when I go back in a month or so to work out the housing, what are some other good places in the quarter?

2) I watched the Pelican Brief recently, it was on TV and it caught my attention because of Tulane.  I know it is hollywood, but I really hope female students are not sleeping with profs there...?

3) Any word on the LSAT scores for this incoming class because the dean talked about getting stricter with the numbers?

4) What is your favorite thing about Tulane?

 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 01:24:47 PM
note: sorry about the typos and spelling.  I am at work and trying to type fast without getting cought on a forum.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 01:25:25 PM
haha.  i messed up a word there too
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 08, 2008, 01:49:51 PM
I think Tulanes LSAT numbers are going to go up this year because they are really LSAT whoring more than usual and I appreciate it because my grades sucked.. The people there have to be better looking than what I noticed at the ASD and my favorite place to eat in the quarter is The Gumbo Shop, reasonbly priced and there shrimp creole is absolutely unbelievable
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 01:54:58 PM
Where is the Gumbo Shop in the quarter generally speaking? I have only been there once and it was this weekend so I am not that familiar with the area.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 08, 2008, 01:58:11 PM
I am horrible with directions and would totally screw you up but I am sure botbot or kckg will be able to tell you it is a small little place, I would reccomend trying their hurricane also
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 02:05:57 PM
I had a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's, I liked it but I am more of a whiskey drinker than rum.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on April 08, 2008, 02:10:33 PM
regarding the ugly student comments - i grew up in the uppermidwest, and i can't imagine a place with more ugly people than there :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 08, 2008, 02:14:48 PM
I am horrible with directions and would totally screw you up but I am sure botbot or kckg will be able to tell you it is a small little place, I would reccomend trying their hurricane also


The Gumbo Shop is good, I've eaten there both times i visited NOLA. It is on St. Peters Street. Its not terribly hard to get to, if you find Bourbon after getting off the streetcar or walking on Canal Street you just make a right on St. Peters. Its going to be on the right side and has a small wooden sign above the entryway. 

ACME Oyster is another good place, their chargrilled oysters are amazing. Its on Iberville St. like a block off Canal. Just turn onto Bourbon again from Canal St and make a right on Iberville.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 02:18:01 PM
Thanks for the directions.  I will definitely check it out.  By the way, I didn;t say the students were ugly, and there were some good looking people.  I was just commenting that in general I didn't think that the people on the ASD or the fraction of the student body we saw were great looking.  But seriously it is irrelevant.  I was just trying to think of something that didn't impress me besides the crap roads, because everything else was great.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 02:27:33 PM
Thanks for the directions.  I didn't mean to say the students were ugly, in fact we didn't really get to see many students, plus its kind of a lame subject anyway.  I was just trying to think of things that I was not impressed with besides the delapidated and Baghdad-like roads, because everything else was awesome.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
Thanks for the directions.  I didn't mean to say the students were ugly, in fact we didn't really get to see many students, plus its kind of a lame subject anyway.  I was just trying to think of things that I was not impressed with besides the delapidated and Baghdad-like roads, because everything else was awesome.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 08, 2008, 02:52:08 PM
1) I ate at Cafe du Monde and Pat O'Brien's while I was there, when I go back in a month or so to work out the housing, what are some other good places in the quarter?

It's really hard to go wrong in the FQ, but the Acme Chargrilled oysters are credited.

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2) I watched the Pelican Brief recently, it was on TV and it caught my attention because of Tulane.  I know it is hollywood, but I really hope female students are not sleeping with profs there...?

There is a direct connection between the number of Supreme Court members assassinated and the number of female students sleeping with professors.  When 2 supreme court members (who also share environmentally friendly voting patterns) are offed, one female student is allowed to sleep with the professors.  Sadly, the professor who gets to sleep with the girl dies in an explosion in the first act, so it isn't as coveted a position as you would expect.  So, I guess I am saying it isn't a big problem.

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3) Any word on the LSAT scores for this incoming class because the dean talked about getting stricter with the numbers?

I see them largely staying the same, but the 25% will probably move up a couple of points.

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4) What is your favorite thing about Tulane?
 
It places well in Dallas, and I don't have to live in Dallas (or maybe more that I get to live in NOLA)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 08, 2008, 03:29:11 PM
By the way, on that Pelican Brief topic, are there any other movies involving Tulane? Just curious.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 08, 2008, 07:47:55 PM
It doesnt matter if law schoolers are bad looking, in fact, use it as motivation:

a)  Hooking up with/dating someone else in the law school is the dumbest move ever
b)  Having to look at uglies all day will motivate you to seek top of the class baller status so you can get a good job and buy a hot one

TITCR. If you don't agree, you must be one of the uglies.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 08, 2008, 08:46:43 PM
It doesnt matter if law schoolers are bad looking, in fact, use it as motivation:

a)  Hooking up with/dating someone else in the law school is the dumbest move ever
b)  Having to look at uglies all day will motivate you to seek top of the class baller status so you can get a good job and buy a hot one

Careful with (b), especially if you go into politics. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on April 09, 2008, 11:18:04 AM
I also just sent in my seat deposit this weekend. I am pretty pumped about Tulane. Any of yall know when you are going to make the trip up there to look at housing? Any current students want to comment on when most housing opens up?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 09, 2008, 12:40:53 PM
There will be a ton of properties available all summer, although they won't sit on the market long...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 09, 2008, 02:26:37 PM
Does anyone know if "The Galley" in Metairie survived Katrina?  I tried calling a few months after, but got nothing but ring-no-answers.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 09, 2008, 02:29:25 PM
Does anyone know if "The Galley" in Metairie survived Katrina?  I tried calling a few months after, but got nothing but ring-no-answers.

Haven't been, but I have heard others speak of going since I have been hear - so I think its open.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 09, 2008, 02:48:08 PM
Thanks, Botbot.  You are *fast*.  Great food there, for those visiting.

BTW, I got the muffuletta postcard in the mail yesterday.  Tulane is clearly monitoring this board.  They're SURVEILLING me!  They've probably got my PHONE tapped!!!!  I SWEAR, I was just joking about the Cuban cigars!  And the gunrunning!!!  I've never even BEEN to Barcelona!!!!!!




Seriously, enjoyed the card, and if someone really did resend it just for me, I appreciate it. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 09, 2008, 03:09:07 PM
This seems very strange to me:

(http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/articles/0305/images/tulane_goalie2.jpg)

It would have never occurred to me that Tulane might have a hockey team...

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 09, 2008, 03:15:58 PM
This seems very strange to me:

(http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/articles/0305/images/tulane_goalie2.jpg)

It would have never occurred to me that Tulane might have a hockey team...



Are they varsity? Because even Florida has a club hockey team, for whatever reason.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 09, 2008, 03:20:31 PM
It is a club team no southern teams have hockey teams because of Title IX I think that the reason Tulane has a big club team for hockey is because a lot of their students come from the northeast..

PS I hate hockey!!!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: spotonjane on April 09, 2008, 04:17:37 PM
For the person who asked if Tulane Law was in any movies besides the Pelican Brief. Movies, I don't think so. But the protagonist in True Evil, a thriller by Greg Iles, is a graduate of Tulane Law. Go Green Wave!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 09, 2008, 06:18:19 PM
Wikipedia is always great for this sort of thing.

Tulane in the movies and on TV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulane_University#Popular_culture_references)

No mention of Tori Spelling, however...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 09, 2008, 09:11:00 PM
I got all excited to see the Pelican Brief. I read the book several years ago, but none of the local rental places had it. Wish I wouldn't have canceled Netflix now :(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 09, 2008, 09:19:38 PM
Oh man, this almost makes me want to watch The Pelican Brief.  But then I'm pretty sure I don't want to spend my free time watching a movie about a Tulane law student...

Maybe this summer I'll watch it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 09, 2008, 09:27:15 PM
What do you guys think I will pay for a decent place where I can keep my two 125 lb. dogs (fairly docile, Great Danes), have a small fenced yard, and still be able to live relatively close to campus?  Assume I want to live in a non-flood area and in relatively safe neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Inquisitive1 on April 09, 2008, 09:40:01 PM
Hello everybody,

I would just like to express several things I found unique to TLS on ASD.                   

The administrative faculty and students appeared quite receptive and genuine when conversing with prospective students.

Most students expressed a great sense of pride about Tulane and NOLA.

botbot and his SO are a testament to “southern hospitality”—both having taken the time out to show a stranger around, and answer a plethora of questions.

I believe NOLA, known for its decadence and uncanny appeal, offers an interesting environment for one who seeks the study of law.

Thanks to everyone on LSD for contributing and offering insight on law schools other than the boilerplate statements found elsewhere.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 11:37:27 AM
ASD tomorrow right?  /making lunch plans

oh and thanks for the kind words inquisitive.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Kiwi on April 10, 2008, 12:14:46 PM
Hey everyone. I'm new to this thread, but have been following it for a while now.

I need your advice:
I have sent in two diffrent seat deposits in because I am completely undecided between Tulane ($6k/yr) and the University of Denver ($20k/yr).

Tulane is my top choice, but the cost and ultimate debt is completely daunting. Has anyone on here successfully negotiated more money?  I'm hoping that with the deposit deadline approaching that more scholarship money will become available. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 12:21:38 PM
Hey everyone. I'm new to this thread, but have been following it for a while now.

I need your advice:
I have sent in two diffrent seat deposits in because I am completely undecided between Tulane ($6k/yr) and the University of Denver ($20k/yr).

Tulane is my top choice, but the cost and ultimate debt is completely daunting. Has anyone on here successfully negotiated more money?  I'm hoping that with the deposit deadline approaching that more scholarship money will become available. Thanks!

Certainly give it a shot, but don't get your hopes up.  Make your argument based on total COA and not on scholarship $$$ awarded.

Are you from Colorado?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Kiwi on April 10, 2008, 12:37:16 PM
No, I am actually from the South. However, I don't really have any strong ties here, so moving to CO would not be too bad.  That being said, I don't know much about Denver and the thought of having to live there for the forseeable future is a little unsettling for me because it would be such a change.

Tulane is my top choice for their environmental law program, their proximity, their reputation and for having more national mobility. However, the cost is something I am struggling with.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 01:06:04 PM
No, I am actually from the South. However, I don't really have any strong ties here, so moving to CO would not be too bad.  That being said, I don't know much about Denver and the thought of having to live there for the forseeable future is a little unsettling for me because it would be such a change.

Tulane is my top choice for their environmental law program, their proximity, their reputation and for having more national mobility. However, the cost is something I am struggling with.

Understandably so.  Make sure you consider the personal networking opportunities you are surrendering by not attending school in the South, though - I mean you can't assign a value to these, but they are worth something.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Kiwi on April 10, 2008, 01:52:24 PM
No, I am actually from the South. However, I don't really have any strong ties here, so moving to CO would not be too bad.  That being said, I don't know much about Denver and the thought of having to live there for the forseeable future is a little unsettling for me because it would be such a change.

Tulane is my top choice for their environmental law program, their proximity, their reputation and for having more national mobility. However, the cost is something I am struggling with.

Understandably so.  Make sure you consider the personal networking opportunities you are surrendering by not attending school in the South, though - I mean you can't assign a value to these, but they are worth something.

Thanks botbot.  I've definitely taken the networking opportunities into consideration.  This is just a very hard decision for me.  Hopefully I can get some more $$ from Tulane to make my decision easier. 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:01:06 PM
What is the deal with the mascot? So now that I have decided to go to Tulane, am I a Green Wave? Or, am I a small part of the larger Green Wave encompassing the whole student body? Wierd mascot, what gives?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 02:03:14 PM
What is the deal with the mascot? So now that I have decided to go to Tulane, am I a Green Wave? Or, am I a small part of the larger Green Wave encompassing the whole student body? Wierd mascot, what gives?

Haha, good point. Being a part of the "Gator Nation" is pretty straightforward: you're a gator, and are in league with a "nation" of other gators. This whole Green Wave opens up a whole host of Hobbesian philosophical questions about identity that I'm not prepared to grapple with quite yet.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:08:49 PM
Sinkflorida, if one spends a minute or so looking at your avatar, it begins to become extremely disturbing.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 02:12:21 PM
Sinkflorida, if one spends a minute or so looking at your avatar, it begins to become extremely disturbing.

Some say the same thing about my face, except replace "disturbing" with "arousing."
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:13:24 PM
And why is Tulane the Green Wave? Is it associated with the Alabama Crimson Tide? we need botbot
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:14:16 PM
I don't know about all that, I was at the ASD.  Not to many arousing faces.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 02:18:16 PM
And why is Tulane the Green Wave? Is it associated with the Alabama Crimson Tide? we need botbot

Named after a song written by a local artist.  To make things complicated, the song was "Rolling Green Wave" - so "roll wave" and "roll tide" ( :o ) are heard often at sporting events.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:19:07 PM
Thank you botbot.  You really should go on Jeapordy.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 02:20:38 PM
I don't know about all that, I was at the ASD.  Not to many arousing faces.

Obviously you weren't staring long enough.

Actually, I had the same problem with the ASD. There were a couple of cuties, just not the kind of numbers I would have wanted.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 02:21:43 PM
Thank you botbot.  You really should go on Jeapordy.

If they ever have a "legal job market / law school" theme - I will be sure to get on.   ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:29:23 PM
Didn't you say earlier that you want to work in Dallas.  I think that is where I want to be also, any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 02:33:59 PM
Didn't you say earlier that you want to work in Dallas.  I think that is where I want to be also, any suggestions?

Network, network, network.

Send out resumes ASAP and stay on top of the job postings.

Look at the smaller yet super successful firms - as they don't work the same as BIGLAW.  Get in good with an attorney and you may be making market after graduation no matter what your grades.

Basically, just attack the Dallas market with everything you have...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 02:58:07 PM
Thanks.  I am really not that funny in real life though.  Im pretty serious. Ok maybe not.  Anyway, botbot, I don;t even know what the difference is between BIGlaw and market.  I know that the reason I decided Tulane over others was because of there program in international law.  I want to practice in internationa arbitration and litigation and probably do JAG first.  But we will see.  Isn;t BIGlaw the only arena for international work.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 03:35:18 PM
Thanks.  I am really not that funny in real life though.  Im pretty serious. Ok maybe not.  Anyway, botbot, I don;t even know what the difference is between BIGlaw and market.  I know that the reason I decided Tulane over others was because of there program in international law.  I want to practice in internationa arbitration and litigation and probably do JAG first.  But we will see.  Isn;t BIGlaw the only arena for international work.

It isn't all BIGLAW internationally, but most companies/firms that will send you overseas require BIGLAW credentials (plus some language competency). 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 03:50:38 PM
On a side note, I finally decided: I'll be sending in my deposit within the next day or so. Tulane FTW!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 04:02:15 PM
Congrats! I will see you in the fall.  Although, I don't know you so it will be as if I didn't.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 04:28:34 PM
On a side note, I finally decided: I'll be sending in my deposit within the next day or so. Tulane FTW!

Sips "the smooth pilsner with all-natural ingredients" in celebration.

(the ms. is making me finish all my mardi gras beer before I can buy more)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 04:30:14 PM
Congrats! I will see you in the fall.  Although, I don't know you so it will be as if I didn't.

Maybe some kind of non-verbal signal is in order? We need some kind of LSD secret handshake.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 04:32:28 PM
On a side note, I finally decided: I'll be sending in my deposit within the next day or so. Tulane FTW!

Sips "the smooth pilsner with all-natural ingredients" in celebration.

(the ms. is making me finish all my mardi gras beer before I can buy more)

I'm actually listening to Lil' Wayne to celebrate. I'll be sure to order some Abita tonight, though.

Also, you sound like the mrs. making you drink your beer is some kind of punishment. That is some awesome wife you've got there if that's the case.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 10, 2008, 04:33:16 PM
or, you could have everyone that was on here wear something to class, then it would be obvious.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 04:36:21 PM
I wear my prestigious lifeboat green Ralph Lauren shorts on ASDs.

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3000353&cp=1760781.1903929&ab=ln_men_cs1_shorts&parentPage=family

I recommend everyone pick some up as the LSD@Tulane unity garment.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
I wear my prestigious lifeboat green Ralph Lauren shorts on ASDs.

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3000353&cp=1760781.1903929&ab=ln_men_cs1_shorts&parentPage=family

I recommend everyone pick some up as the LSD@Tulane unity garment.

TITMFCR
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 10, 2008, 05:06:14 PM
I sent in my deposit yesterday and was pissed about being a thousand dollars poorer, but the poker gods are looking out for because I just had a sick run and got all my deposit back and more. Hooray for pokerstars donks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 10, 2008, 06:23:17 PM
Quote
Also, you sound like the mrs. making you drink your beer is some kind of punishment.

In a way, it is:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/495.jpg)

The "the smooth pilsner with all-natural ingredients" is Natural Light, I believe.


edit: I also have sent in the first deposit. However, I will not be purchasing those shorts.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 06:30:03 PM
Quote
Also, you sound like the mrs. making you drink your beer is some kind of punishment.

In a way, it is:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/495.jpg)

The "the smooth pilsner with all-natural ingredients" is Natural Light, I believe.


edit: I also have sent in the first deposit. However, I will not be purchasing those shorts.


You don't want to start law school already behind the curve, do you?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 10, 2008, 06:48:00 PM
Behind the curve? Oh no, not me. Check out this set-up:

(http://www.varsityvests.com/ProductImages/tulane/thumb_tulane_vest_black.jpg)

That's right - green wave vest w/ matching bow tie. I can't wait for prom!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 10, 2008, 06:48:48 PM
Behind the curve? Oh no, not me. Check out this set-up:

(http://www.varsityvests.com/ProductImages/tulane/thumb_tulane_vest_black.jpg)

That's right - green wave vest w/ matching bow tie. I can't wait for prom!

Soooo...you'll be pouring the drinks at ASW?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 10, 2008, 06:51:41 PM
Quote
Soooo...you'll be pouring the drinks at ASW?

 :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 06:52:34 PM
Behind the curve? Oh no, not me. Check out this set-up:

(http://www.varsityvests.com/ProductImages/tulane/thumb_tulane_vest_black.jpg)

That's right - green wave vest w/ matching bow tie. I can't wait for prom!

I vote YES for law school prom. It's pretty much just like high school, is it not?

I'm only half joking.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: braziliansince83 on April 10, 2008, 09:11:00 PM
De-lurking to say:

Botbot I gotta tell ya, I sent in my Tulane deposit today and you played a not-insignificant role in that...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 10, 2008, 10:07:44 PM
Behind the curve? Oh no, not me. Check out this set-up:

That's right - green wave vest w/ matching bow tie. I can't wait for prom!

I vote YES for law school prom. It's pretty much just like high school, is it not?

I'm only half joking.

Just wait until you guys find out about barrister's ball... (not that I endorse the event in any way/shape/form)

De-lurking to say:

Botbot I gotta tell ya, I sent in my Tulane deposit today and you played a not-insignificant role in that...

Always great to hear.  Congrats and welcome.

And yet the botbot refuses to seek higher office. He is the hardest working man on LSD. Buy the man a beer already.

I keep telling the people in admissions/cdo to get me involved - haters all of them.

(and I have actually enjoyed a few free beers courtesy of great prospective students - not to mention my new friday free lunch)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 10, 2008, 10:38:04 PM
Behind the curve? Oh no, not me. Check out this set-up:

That's right - green wave vest w/ matching bow tie. I can't wait for prom!

I vote YES for law school prom. It's pretty much just like high school, is it not?

I'm only half joking.

Just wait until you guys find out about barrister's ball... (not that I endorse the event in any way/shape/form)

De-lurking to say:

Botbot I gotta tell ya, I sent in my Tulane deposit today and you played a not-insignificant role in that...

Always great to hear.  Congrats and welcome.

And yet the botbot refuses to seek higher office. He is the hardest working man on LSD. Buy the man a beer already.

I keep telling the people in admissions/cdo to get me involved - haters all of them.

(and I have actually enjoyed a few free beers courtesy of great prospective students - not to mention my new friday free lunch)

I endorse any event that allows me to put on my tux.

And yes, I do own my own tux.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 10, 2008, 10:42:14 PM
And I will buy you a lot of beer if I get off the waitlist.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Brain Age on April 10, 2008, 11:16:39 PM
Seriously, botbot. Tulane needs to give you a living stipend for your efforts. Even though I decided on another school, you helped make my decision-making process THAT much more agonizing!! Of course the rest of you current Tulane Law students have been great also :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 11, 2008, 12:21:52 AM
Omg, Ms. Bot is making you finish your Natty Light?  *gags*  Good thing you like her pretty well.. :)

hbb, if you wore that to Barrister's Ball, I would buy you a beer..  seriously.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 11, 2008, 12:25:01 AM
What? No free beer at Barristers Ball?!?!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 11, 2008, 12:46:10 AM
What? No free beer at Barristers Ball?!?!

No, as I recall there wasn't.  However, there is always free beer at bar reviews, so that makes up for it a bit.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 11, 2008, 01:13:21 AM
That will be acceptable. I kind of feel like I am owed a free beer or two for all the love I am showing Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 11, 2008, 01:14:37 AM
That will be acceptable. I kind of feel like I am owed a free beer or two for all the love I am showing Tulane.

It's true!  You're becoming quite the Tulane troll.  I'm so proud.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 11, 2008, 07:10:04 AM
That will be acceptable. I kind of feel like I am owed a free beer or two for all the love I am showing Tulane.

It's true!  You're becoming quite the Tulane troll.  I'm so proud.

The Tulane troll bug strikes hard and fast - and recovery is virtually unheard of

Oh and to the few people who PMed me about meeting up today, I'll be up at Cooter Brown's from 5-9 for the Hornets game.  I'll be the only person with Hornet's tennis shoes (http://cgi.ebay.com/MENS-ADIDAS-CAMPUS-II-NEW-ORLEANS-HORNETS-SHOES-12-5_W0QQitemZ190213540944QQihZ009QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) on (I'll also be in my Tulane Law hat) - the place will be pretty empty from 5-6.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 11, 2008, 11:09:12 AM
This ASD "felt" bigger than the last couple, although my extended class might hamper my free food.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 12:46:13 PM
I just leased an apartment in New Orleans.  It is off of freret and jefferson.  When I was there i saw the apartment and the size and price were awesome, but it needed a little work.  Is this typical?  It didn't bother me, which is why I leased it, but just wondering.  Also, it is within walking distance of the law school, unless it is raining, and by raining I mean really really pouring in the Biblical sense.  How often does that kind of rain happen as well? Not that any of it matters because I already signed the lease, but just curious.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 11, 2008, 12:58:52 PM
I just leased an apartment in New Orleans.  It is off of freret and jefferson.  When I was there i saw the apartment and the size and price were awesome, but it needed a little work.  Is this typical?  It didn't bother me, which is why I leased it, but just wondering.  Also, it is within walking distance of the law school, unless it is raining, and by raining I mean really really pouring in the Biblical sense.  How often does that kind of rain happen as well? Not that any of it matters because I already signed the lease, but just curious.

Ah, they cancelled class once this year for flooding. Right before my practice Crim Exam, which meant I got to take it home and work on it with soggy feet. Freret was literally a river that day. I recall only 2 or 3 days anywhere remotely as bad as that. Buy yourself a good set of rain boots. You will thank yourself. and a rain poncho. Typically the wind precludes successful umbrella-ing. 

But it does rain pretty hard relatively often - just in short bursts.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 01:04:53 PM
So, there are about 7,000 undergrads at Tulane and about 4,000 grads.  Other than the law school, what are the major graduate programs in terms of student numbers.  I am fully educated on which programs are ranked high or what not.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 01:17:43 PM
Ummmm. Don't buy those.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 01:38:26 PM
Well, I suppose if you are that determined to look like sponge bob than I will support it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 11, 2008, 01:49:17 PM
So, there are about 7,000 undergrads at Tulane and about 4,000 grads.  Other than the law school, what are the major graduate programs in terms of student numbers.  I am fully educated on which programs are ranked high or what not.

500 students in the Business school in various master's programs. 
620 in the med school
800 in the law school

The other 2.1k are at the university in the myriad of masters programs over there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 01:50:37 PM
botbot=buybuy=beerbeer
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 11, 2008, 01:56:15 PM
botbot=buybuy=beerbeer

Pretttttyyy.....Prreeettttyyy Clever

(http://www.ecorazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/20061020-larry_david2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 11, 2008, 02:24:05 PM
Once again I woke up to a frigid rainy morning (I mean geesh its April here...this is getting on my nerves like crazy).  Drove over to the local southern food restaurant. Had an Abita Turbodog, gumbo, red beans and rice, and a cornamuffin. Compared to NOLA I'd definitely rate this food in the 70th percentile, but it did make me yearn for the sunny westher and delicious food I will be enjoying come August.

Any other 0Ls who currently  work noticing a steady desire to get out of there and just begin school? I dread going to work every day being overlorded by idiots who don't even know what gumbo is  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 11, 2008, 02:28:49 PM
Glad to hear I am not the only one. It just feels kinda pointless at times now, but the bills don't just disappear because I am attending LS sadly.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 11, 2008, 02:39:38 PM
I can't wait to quit work, I am counting down the days.  Fortunately, I moved back in with my parents after graduating in December and they are pretty much paying for all my expenses (until August when I am completely cut off).  I had originally planned on working until about July 1st, now I'm thinking June 1st at the latest and possibly even the middle of May.

Also, nice to see we may have some more Curb Your Enthusiasm fans headed to NOLA this fall.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 11, 2008, 02:40:26 PM
Once again I woke up to a frigid rainy morning (I mean geesh its April here...this is getting on my nerves like crazy).  Drove over to the local southern food restaurant. Had an Abita Turbodog, gumbo, red beans and rice, and a cornamuffin. Compared to NOLA I'd definitely rate this food in the 70th percentile, but it did make me yearn for the sunny westher and delicious food I will be enjoying come August.

Any other 0Ls who currently  work noticing a steady desire to get out of there and just begin school? I dread going to work every day being overlorded by idiots who don't even know what gumbo is  8)

I hate it too, but mainly because the past couple of days have been the typical Gainesville hot as Hades summer days. My clothes are sticking to parts of my body that should never have clothes stuck to it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 11, 2008, 02:40:50 PM
lol

I have to start work on May 20  >:(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 11, 2008, 02:44:21 PM
I can't wait to quit work, I am counting down the days.  Fortunately, I moved back in with my parents after graduating in December and they are pretty much paying for all my expenses (until August when I am completely cut off).  I had originally planned on working until about July 1st, now I'm thinking June 1st at the latest and possibly even the middle of May.

Also, nice to see we may have some more Curb Your Enthusiasm fans headed to NOLA this fall.

Heh, what can I say. I think I'll have to cut off the HBO before the Fall, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 11, 2008, 02:46:43 PM
I put in my two weeks today because I have some other things that need to happen before school.  Very excited about it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 11, 2008, 02:48:19 PM
Also, nice to see we may have some more Curb Your Enthusiasm fans headed to NOLA this fall.

Heh, what can I say. I think I'll have to cut off the HBO before the Fall, unfortunately.

I haven't had HBO since December, but it isn't too bad.  Curb Your Enthusiasm was really the only show I watched religiously and my DVD's have helped ease the transition.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 11, 2008, 02:50:09 PM
Also, nice to see we may have some more Curb Your Enthusiasm fans headed to NOLA this fall.

Heh, what can I say. I think I'll have to cut off the HBO before the Fall, unfortunately.

I haven't had HBO since December, but it isn't too bad.  Curb Your Enthusiasm was really the only show I watched religiously and my DVD's have helped ease the transition.

I've really enjoyed the new John Adams mini-series. That and Real Time with Bill Maher.

As far as work is concerned, I'll be working in Gainesville throughout the Summer, but I'm definitely going to be taking some time off to travel a bit. I'll be trying to make it to the Northeast and visit some friends in NYC and Boston.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 12, 2008, 12:15:48 AM
Anyone have any tips on how to secure any type of legal firm job 0L summer? I would be interested to get some firm experience and I figure some smaller firms might be willing to help. I used martindale.com to find Tulane grads in my area to send out letters to. Did anyone have any luck with this? I know its hard to get much 0L year other than just visit for a day.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 12, 2008, 07:52:23 AM
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30335
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 12, 2008, 08:32:42 AM
Yeah. You're right upgrade. Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 12, 2008, 09:17:57 AM
Anything to help this thread to the 200 page mark, my friend! =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 12, 2008, 09:22:10 AM
sup?

*ignores UM v Tulane thread - gotta fight the urge*
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 12, 2008, 09:32:25 AM
Quote
*ignores UM v Tulane thread - gotta fight the urge*
:D

Save it for the next W&L thread
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Inquisitive1 on April 12, 2008, 09:39:39 AM
bobot,

I would appreciate your opinion on U. of Miami vs Tulane. You often substantiate your claims,  hence my request  ;D

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 12, 2008, 10:54:58 AM
I've been looking for an excuse to buy some Wellies.

(http://www.wellieart.co.uk/prodimages/TattooCity_Turquoise_sml.jpg)

...those are ADORABLE.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 12, 2008, 03:21:10 PM
Quote
*ignores UM v Tulane thread - gotta fight the urge*
:D

Save it for the next W&L thread
??

I'm still thinking/worrying/obsessing over which to choose.  Sigh.

Heeeeeeelllp, Mr. Wizzard!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 12, 2008, 05:17:28 PM
??

I'm still thinking/worrying/obsessing over which to choose.  Sigh.

Heeeeeeelllp, Mr. Wizzard!!!

I have posted in quite a few W&L threads about how their placement doesn't match their ranking.  Posters here are a bit infatuated with the W&L ranking and don't bother to investigate its placement.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 12, 2008, 06:13:11 PM
I was just reading a full summary of the Public Interest Loan Forgiveness Act and I was actually a but surprised CDO made no mention of this at my ASD (although I do admit to some slight dozing during this section due to the 16 hour drive the day before...so maybe I missed it).  I am considering public service and as I have massive amounts of UG debt (although some private and not eligible) and will incur even more at Tulane, this program seems like a strong bet for many students.

If I were committed to public service for ten years and could go to Tulane with massive debt vs. a T4 with a full ride, it seems to be a no brainer. Go to the better school, pay 300-500/mo for ten years and get the rest forgiven and when you want to do something later have a strong law school name behind your PI record. Am I missing something here?

Anyone else interested in this program? My personal goal is to work in the State Dept. in Embassies overseas, although this is uber competitive from what I hear.

Botbot, comments? I know you must have some. Do you know any grads planning to use the program?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 12, 2008, 06:19:13 PM
You aren't missing anything, and the CDO has been talking to us about it for a while now.  It is an amazing program.

I think everyone is waiting to see how the program translates from paper to reality.  It feels too good to be true.  (not that I don't think its true)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 12, 2008, 06:26:27 PM
I tend to agree with you here. I also fear the program's cancellation sometime before graduation, etc.  It seems like there is a definite problem in recruiting PI employees who can hang for the long haul, but on the other hand this is a pretty massive government contribution (Thanks Sen. Kennedy for helping with this bill, much as I despise you).  Please don't be too good to be true  ??? I don't want to be up to my neck in debt, nor do I want to slave away for the biglaw bosses!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 13, 2008, 09:56:54 AM
This program is the only reason I can consider many law schools. I am a PI person, so the ten year thing doesn't bother me. If it didn't exist, I would either have had to apply to many T4's in the hopes of major scholarship money, or sit out for a year, retake the LSAT and go wherever I got a free ride.

It's also nice that they fixed the marriage penalty in it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 13, 2008, 10:19:46 AM
It's also nice that they fixed the marriage penalty in it.

What was the marriage penalty?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 13, 2008, 12:32:19 PM
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What was the marriage penalty?

Spousal income was at one point factored into the eligibility requirements. More info from ccraa.org :
 
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The House just passed a technical amendments bill, S2371, that eliminates the “marriage penalty” under the income-based/contingent repayment options. Having already been approved in the Senate, it goes next to the President without a need for a conference.


The fix works like this: if a married spouse files a separate income tax return, the spouse’s income will be entirely excluded from the borrower’s when calculating repayment terms

I don't know that I would consider this "fixed." Although this change results in allowing the borrower to retain eligibility for the LRAP or IBR programs in the event the inclusion of spousal income would exceed income limits, it may also increase the tax burden of some borrowers.

Additionally, the amount of the loan balance discharged is considered taxable income under the current regulations. As currently structured, the loan repayment benefits of the CCRA are greatly compromised by tax liabilities.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 13, 2008, 12:38:08 PM
That same problem has occured in other borrowing programs, and was addressed in additional legislation.

My question is: If you pay on an accelerated schedule (say 2 payments per month) and therefore hit 120 payments in five years, do you then qualify for forgiveness?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 13, 2008, 12:57:47 PM
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That same problem has occured in other borrowing programs, and was addressed in additional legislation.

Exactly - mortgage bailouts are a great example of this. Still, it seems a bit shortsighted to draft legislation that does not account for this from the start.


As far as accelerated payments go, that's an interesting question.... 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on April 13, 2008, 02:32:13 PM

Also, nice to see we may have some more Curb Your Enthusiasm fans headed to NOLA this fall.

Yes it is. I am a huge Curb fan.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 13, 2008, 02:41:23 PM
I'm updating the placement thread right now, but the CDO threw me a curve ball and are grouping those headed to the same office with only one listing.

I'm going through back updates to improve accuracy, but there is going to be a slight margin of error now.

Fortunately clerkships, small law, and JAG list the newbies early - so most of the same office people are actually BIGLAW.  (which makes sense)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 13, 2008, 02:51:31 PM
No studying to do today, BB?

Love,
Mom

Masters + NBA + NHL = only mindless busywork
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 13, 2008, 03:38:39 PM
Don't forget gymnastics on NBC.

Wellies + gymnastics = you're good peoples
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 13, 2008, 06:41:29 PM
I'm updating the placement thread right now, but the CDO threw me a curve ball and are grouping those headed to the same office with only one listing.

I'm going through back updates to improve accuracy, but there is going to be a slight margin of error now.

Fortunately clerkships, small law, and JAG list the newbies early - so most of the same office people are actually BIGLAW.  (which makes sense)

Did you get the thread updated? I wasn't sure if it was on this section of LSD, but I thought it was....absolutely no hurry you have more than enough sports to enjoy today, but wanted to make sure I hadn't missed it!

I definitely owe you a beer next fall, you need to wear those shorts for about the first week straight so I am sure not to miss ya.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 13, 2008, 06:48:24 PM
I'm updating the placement thread right now, but the CDO threw me a curve ball and are grouping those headed to the same office with only one listing.

I'm going through back updates to improve accuracy, but there is going to be a slight margin of error now.

Fortunately clerkships, small law, and JAG list the newbies early - so most of the same office people are actually BIGLAW.  (which makes sense)

Did you get the thread updated? I wasn't sure if it was on this section of LSD, but I thought it was....absolutely no hurry you have more than enough sports to enjoy today, but wanted to make sure I hadn't missed it!

I definitely owe you a beer next fall, you need to wear those shorts for about the first week straight so I am sure not to miss ya.

Look for a comprehensive update tomorrow.  I only wear those shorts or pajamas - I won't be hard to find   :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 13, 2008, 07:55:16 PM
No studying to do today, BB?

Love,
Mom

Masters + NBA + NHL = only mindless busywork

What a great sports weekend, although I missed most of the days TV action because I was sitting about 5 feet away from Nolan Ryan and Jim Sundberg and Tom Hicks at the Rangers game today /brag
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 13, 2008, 09:28:49 PM
No studying to do today, BB?

Love,
Mom

Masters + NBA + NHL = only mindless busywork

What a great sports weekend, although I missed most of the days TV action because I was sitting about 5 feet away from Nolan Ryan and Jim Sundberg and Tom Hicks at the Rangers game today /brag

Sounds a lot more fun than checking scores online because you visited your parents and are subject to watching Lifetime/Hallmark movies all day, ha ha.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Waving Variable on April 14, 2008, 10:30:22 AM
I enjoyed being on campus Friday for the ASW.

Did any of you current students attend?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 14, 2008, 11:33:51 AM
Care to share your impressions of the recent ASW, Waving Variable? I attended the 3/28 event and would be interested to hear what you thought of Tulane after visiting...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 14, 2008, 12:39:18 PM
My identity was revealed last night, and I'm kinda laying low right now.  I'll get that update done soon.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 14, 2008, 01:05:38 PM
!!! Do we need to set you up in Witness Protection?

Update is done.

Eh, wasn't a big deal - but he posted facebook pictures of the Ms. up - a true a-hole.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 14, 2008, 01:28:29 PM
My identity was revealed last night, and I'm kinda laying low right now.  I'll get that update done soon.

Dude, that's shady.  PM me w/ what happened!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 15, 2008, 11:45:11 AM
Tulane deposit in last night. Who revealed you identity botbot and what does that mean for the next year's crop of applicants? How can Tulane market themselves any better than botbot on LSD?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on April 15, 2008, 12:47:03 PM
deposit sent.

getting nervous. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 15, 2008, 12:52:21 PM
Good luck everyone, I'm jumping ship.  Tulane is a great school, but wasn't very realistic for me.  It was fun to act like it was, though. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 15, 2008, 12:54:20 PM
NFL Schedule was just announced and the Saints are hosting two Monday Night games. One Oct 6th vs. the Vikings and the other Nov. 24th  vs. the Packers. Getting VERY excited! ;D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 15, 2008, 12:57:17 PM
I was listening to the radio a minute ago and apparently the Zephrys (NO minor league team) has 1 dollar beer night on Thursdays,this would be bad for my health, and better than the three Hornets games I have been to this year where beers are 7 dollars for a 12 ounce
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 15, 2008, 12:59:05 PM
I was listening to the radio a minute ago and apparently the Zephrys (NO minor league team) has 1 beer night on Thursdays,this would be bad for my health, and better than the three Hornets games I have been to this year where beers are 12 dollars for a 12 ounce

$1 beer on Thursdays??
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 15, 2008, 01:05:30 PM
I was listening to the radio a minute ago and apparently the Zephrys (NO minor league team) has 1 beer night on Thursdays,this would be bad for my health, and better than the three Hornets games I have been to this year where beers are 12 dollars for a 12 ounce

$1 beer on Thursdays??

Yeah and dollar hot dogs, it might have been Tuesdays though, heard it on 104.1 Rock of New Orleans
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 15, 2008, 01:06:15 PM
Tulane deposit in last night. Who revealed you identity botbot and what does that mean for the next year's crop of applicants? How can Tulane market themselves any better than botbot on LSD?

Don't know who did it, although I have my theories...

I'll still be around - I just had to go through all 2k of my posts to make sure I never said anything I wouldn't say in real life.  (I didn't)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 15, 2008, 01:08:15 PM
Tulane deposit in last night. Who revealed you identity botbot and what does that mean for the next year's crop of applicants? How can Tulane market themselves any better than botbot on LSD?

Don't know who did it, although I have my theories...

I'll still be around - I just had to go through all 2k of my posts to make sure I never said anything I wouldn't say in real life.  (I didn't)

bot bot how did they reveal you? That is extremely GAY, that means they must have done some work to figure you out
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 15, 2008, 01:08:35 PM
You suck, upgrade. :P
So what's it gonna be instead?

Either Missouri, Illinois, or WUSTL.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 15, 2008, 01:10:42 PM
Tulane deposit in last night. Who revealed you identity botbot and what does that mean for the next year's crop of applicants? How can Tulane market themselves any better than botbot on LSD?

Don't know who did it, although I have my theories...

My guess is it was an inside job sponsored by the CDO at Tulane.  Too many people asking for specifics from the office. =)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 15, 2008, 01:11:40 PM
Tulane deposit in last night. Who revealed you identity botbot and what does that mean for the next year's crop of applicants? How can Tulane market themselves any better than botbot on LSD?

Don't know who did it, although I have my theories...

I'll still be around - I just had to go through all 2k of my posts to make sure I never said anything I wouldn't say in real life.  (I didn't)

bot bot how did they reveal you? That is extremely GAY, that means they must have done some work to figure you out

Eh, my identity isn't super secret and anyone with access to the Tulane facebook network could have posted those pictures, and it wasn't a big deal until they started posting pictures of Ms. bot up.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 15, 2008, 01:14:00 PM
My guess is it was an inside job sponsored by the CDO at Tulane.  Too many people asking for specifics from the office. =)

Sarka does have a very 'kgb' accent - if I don't post again, please alert the FBI/CIA.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kylasflanagan on April 15, 2008, 02:06:57 PM
This is random, but it is a conversation starter.  What other "souther ivies" would you put with Tulane if the "magnolia league"(southern ivy league) was formed? Tulane has always been mentioned as being part of it which is why I feel comfortable saying "with Tulane." There are 8 members in the ivy league, so I would say:

1) Duke
2) Virginia
3) Emory
4) Vanderbilt
5) Washington and Lee
6) Wake Forest
7) Rice
8) Tulane

other possibles: UNC, SMU, Texas, Baylor (not sure if Rice, Baylor and Texas should be included, Texas is wierd), Georgetown (is that southern? technically below mason-dixon line).

Im sure I am missing some possible, but I think my original list is appropriate. What do you think?   
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kev199 on April 15, 2008, 04:13:54 PM
Tulane's president considers Duke, Emory, Rice, and Vanderbilt to be our "sister" schools.

If there is any school I would consider Tulane's rival, I'd go with Vandy.  There are a lot of people here for undergrad that were accepted to both but only received merit aid from Tulane, so there is a bit of a resentment there.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 15, 2008, 04:48:08 PM
This is random, but it is a conversation starter.  What other "souther ivies" would you put with Tulane if the "magnolia league"(southern ivy league) was formed? Tulane has always been mentioned as being part of it which is why I feel comfortable saying "with Tulane." There are 8 members in the ivy league, so I would say:

1) Duke
2) Virginia
3) Emory
4) Vanderbilt
5) Washington and Lee
6) Wake Forest
7) Rice
8) Tulane

other possibles: UNC, SMU, Texas, Baylor (not sure if Rice, Baylor and Texas should be included, Texas is wierd), Georgetown (is that southern? technically below mason-dixon line).

Im sure I am missing some possible, but I think my original list is appropriate. What do you think?   

I'm gonna say that the Texas schools should not be included (except maybe Rice???)..  just b/c Texas is "south", but not southern in the way Lousiana is.

I'm from TX, so I can say it.  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 05:00:36 PM
I hate to clutter up the goodness of this thread, but I bet you guys know better than anyone else. I am WL'ed at Tulane, and my status checker just changed to show the Admitted students  part rather than "Check your status". No emails or new letters.

Is that normal for people on the waitlist?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 05:46:10 PM
Bless you Diet Sunkist, not only for your low calorie orangey goodness, but for replying.

So I tried with my email addy (whole thing, right?) and my LSAC #, but no go.

Anyone else waitlisted? Do you have access to the first admitted students part?


It would be seriously weird of them to WL me and let me in so quickly, right?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 15, 2008, 05:56:19 PM
Where did the status checker link go?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 05:59:53 PM
Where did the status checker link go?

On mine? It disappeared. Now all I can choose is "For Admitted Students" from the home page. When I click on it, it takes me to 'Welcome, Accepted Candidate!" page with a link for members to provide a user name and password.

Normal for WL?

Sunkist has caffeine?!? Awesome, I can switch up from the Dew.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 06:13:50 PM
Well, that seems a little cruel. I think my letter said "Keep checking through the summer", but I could be confusing two schools.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 15, 2008, 06:22:17 PM
Good luck, vjm!  I hope all this weirdness means you got off the waitlist.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 06:29:19 PM
Yup, had it confused with UVA. Poo.

Good luck, vjm!  I hope all this weirdness means you got off the waitlist.  :)

Thanks, that would really kick ass!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 15, 2008, 06:58:40 PM
They asked how long I am willing to stay on the list. I wrote "July", crossed it out and wrote "June", crossed it out and wrote "May 8".

Of course, now I feel like calling and putting it back to July.

I'm an ex-chef, I NEED to be in NOLA!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 15, 2008, 10:48:21 PM
They asked how long I am willing to stay on the list. I wrote "July", crossed it out and wrote "June", crossed it out and wrote "May 8".

Of course, now I feel like calling and putting it back to July.

I'm an ex-chef, I NEED to be in NOLA!

I transferred to culinary school for a short while. I ended up as an apprentice at a 5 star hotel in my area. Banquet cooking is not my idea of fun, but lessons learned nonetheless. Cool to see former culinary geniuses on here :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Waving Variable on April 16, 2008, 06:55:45 AM
I sent in my deposit yesterday, but I'm really having a lot of second thoughts about law school.


Anybody else get cold feet before going and still go?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 16, 2008, 07:48:16 AM
Waving -- I've certainly thought the decision over a lot, and yes, there have been days where I am like "I don't know if this is for me"

I asked myself every time though, "What would I rather do than law?" and I could never come up with an alternative that I liked. If you can come up with several things you would like to do in life, you might use this time to reflect upon which would be the best move for you. However, I think its quite normal to get some cold feet. Law School is going to be intensive and draining. The good news is, you picked New Orleans, which is a world class city with lots of great things to experience and do during your time there. :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OlderandWiser on April 16, 2008, 09:41:05 AM
::deep breath::

the toughest decision I've made so far.  I just withdrew from Tulane.  Tulane's a great school and I'm sure everyone here will really love it in NOLA (if you're not there already).  thanks for all the great info and best of luck to those of you waiting or deciding! 
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 16, 2008, 01:30:37 PM
::deep breath::

the toughest decision I've made so far.  I just withdrew from Tulane.  Tulane's a great school and I'm sure everyone here will really love it in NOLA (if you're not there already).  thanks for all the great info and best of luck to those of you waiting or deciding! 

I'm sure that was tough, OW.  Good luck in whatever you decide to do!  The school that you decide on will certainly be lucky.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 16, 2008, 02:14:16 PM
Houston just sent me an acceptance e-mail. Tulane has my heart, but Houston has in-state tuition. Now I have a decision to make...

Congrats.  If I had any interest in ever being in Houston again that would have been a very difficult decision because the in-state tuition option is nice.  Fortunately, I don't have any desire to live there, so turning them down wasn't too hard.  How big of a price difference is there when you factor in your scholarship at Tulane?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 16, 2008, 02:52:19 PM
I don't have specifics on Houston's COA yet, and I'm too wired to pour over their website carefully at this moment. With COL in Houston so much lower I think it'll be significant.
My Tulane Offer is $10,000/year contingent on a 3.0.

Probably looking at ~$15k a year difference after COL.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 16, 2008, 02:54:10 PM
Congrats, DS!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 16, 2008, 03:15:13 PM
Bringing total debt under 100k. That would be pretty rad.

Life in Houston vs. $45k = SUPER easy choice 

/Dallasite  :P
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ugawarrent on April 16, 2008, 03:19:51 PM
I'm in a similar situation, Diet... I'm down to Georgia State in Atlanta and Tulane. I want to work in Atlanta, and the total cost difference (after scholarship) is about $20,000 per year. Tulane is where I want to be, but GSU seems to be the more logical choice. I'm just not sure it's worth the price difference given that GSU is right in the heart of where I want to work. I've already requested more money to at least close the gap (no expectation that they'd match, my numbers aren't that good), but they said no.

Any thoughts from current students on placement in Atlanta? In IP? I'm interested in clerking, and even though I know that's a really long shot, GSU doesn't send anyone, ever, whereas Tulane does occasionally. Working for Pryor would be da bomb.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 16, 2008, 04:36:03 PM
Crud, Tulane said no more money? I was thinking about asking them...

They told me that too.  A week later a friend told me he received a small scholarship after asking them for some money.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 16, 2008, 04:58:39 PM
They told me I might get more, but have to wait. They said they're geared towards very specific GPA/LSAT combos, so if you got the max for your combo that might be the explanation. I dunno.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wilson77 on April 16, 2008, 05:38:25 PM
im also down to georgia state and tulane,the cost difference isnt really a factor but  i  also want to work in atlanta and im not sure if leaving the area would be beneficial
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 16, 2008, 06:00:46 PM
Bringing total debt under 100k. That would be pretty rad.

Life in Houston vs. $45k = SUPER easy choice 

/Dallasite  :P

Damn right.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 16, 2008, 06:46:20 PM
bot bot what are your thoughts on these nlj 250 articles I have been seeing everywhere
I also got into gsu but really the only place you can work out of Georgia state is Atlanta so it is pretty limiting but probably has the best tuition of any place in the country
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ctempuser on April 16, 2008, 07:42:43 PM
Sunkist-

I was in the exact same situation as you. In state at UH vs. Tulane. I am not sure if you have visited both UH and Tulane or not but that would be the place to start. After visiting the choice for me was pretty clear to go to Tulane. I had that feeling that Tulane was the school I was supposed to be at. Even a 45k difference. Another thing for me was that I was not 100% sure that I want to live and work in Houston after I graduate and that is almost a sure thing coming from UH. I visited three schools all before I went to Tulane, and I was starting to feel that everyone was just "sucking it up" for three years of hell. After visiting Tulane I saw that this is not necessarily the case. The students at Tulane seemed to actually be enjoying their experience, and that was pretty much the deciding factor for me. Good luck, it was a tough choice.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 16, 2008, 08:23:57 PM
Sunkist-

I was in the exact same situation as you. In state at UH vs. Tulane. I am not sure if you have visited both UH and Tulane or not but that would be the place to start. After visiting the choice for me was pretty clear to go to Tulane. I had that feeling that Tulane was the school I was supposed to be at. Even a 45k difference. Another thing for me was that I was not 100% sure that I want to live and work in Houston after I graduate and that is almost a sure thing coming from UH. I visited three schools all before I went to Tulane, and I was starting to feel that everyone was just "sucking it up" for three years of hell. After visiting Tulane I saw that this is not necessarily the case. The students at Tulane seemed to actually be enjoying their experience, and that was pretty much the deciding factor for me. Good luck, it was a tough choice.

I've made contact with several Tulane alums (both ancient and fairly recent) and they made a similar point. They said Tulane was difficult, and the work was not a great time; but that the atmosphere and New Orleans really helped reduce the amount of stress compared to their friends who attended elsewhere. I think everyone perhaps embellishes slightly on how rough it is, but one said most of his friends/associates really detested their LS experience, while he moderately enjoyed his.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 16, 2008, 08:41:45 PM
Screw you guys! I'm a Dallasite too. :P

Then you know where it's at.  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 16, 2008, 09:41:54 PM
For all the Dallas people:  Mavs or Hornets...who wins?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 16, 2008, 10:38:11 PM
For all the Dallas people:  Mavs or Hornets...who wins?

I'm financially invested in the Hornets and hate JKidd so...Hornets...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 16, 2008, 10:48:24 PM
bot bot what are your thoughts on these nlj 250 articles I have been seeing everywhere
I also got into gsu but really the only place you can work out of Georgia state is Atlanta so it is pretty limiting but probably has the best tuition of any place in the country

The research quality was a bit lacking for the nlj articles, and the nlj 250 misses far too many market paying firms for me to feel comfortable with it.  It does a decent job, but as is the case with every study that comes out, it is too self serving.

If you want to spend your life in the limited market served by the state schools, they are a bargain.  The lack of portability scared me away from UH as a 0L, but I don't blame any of my friends that chose it over Tulane.  (although they are constantly coming to NOLA to visit and whine endlessly about their lives  ;) )
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: upgrade on April 17, 2008, 08:33:54 AM
If you want to spend your life in the limited market served by the state schools, they are a bargain.  The lack of portability scared me away from UH as a 0L, but I don't blame any of my friends that chose it over Tulane.  (although they are constantly coming to NOLA to visit and whine endlessly about their lives  ;) )

After your first job, does it really matter where you attended school?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Waving Variable on April 17, 2008, 10:35:06 AM
Well, my doubts about law school really stem from most of the terrible, terrible evidence I have read in the last few months about law as a career. 

The misery of law school wouldn't seem so bad if I didn't think that I was diving headlong into a miserable career, too.

All the statistics are disconcerting:

*  50% of attorneys say they wouldn't choose to be attorneys again
*  40% of law school students report depression by the third year of law school
*  Elevated levels of substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. . . .
*  A career where supply is far outpacing demand


This, combined with the fact that I don't have a strong, strong calling to a legal career (I have a degree in English and would be more interested in practicing "small town law" than a big firm), it just doesn't sit all that well with me.



I guess I just want to like my job and still have a life outside of my career.



Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Waving Variable on April 17, 2008, 10:53:32 AM
There are other things I could do and be satisfied, I'd imagine.

I love working with and getting to talk with people, so careers that afford said option are appealing. 

I know myself enough, however, to know that I do want to live somewhat of a comfortable lifestyle.  Doesn't have to be extremely posh, but comfortable enough.


I've thought about going back to school and going to pharmacy school as an alternative.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 17, 2008, 11:43:46 AM
For all the Dallas people:  Mavs or Hornets...who wins?

I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan...  but I can't say I care much about basketball.  I guess I like the Mavs better just b/c my bf is CRAZY about them, so I've been to a few games.  But I'm pretty indifferent.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kev199 on April 17, 2008, 01:34:23 PM
I want to study law because I enjoy it.  I like to read over cases, decisions, and analyzing arguments.  I like writing up memos and briefs.  I enjoy the mechanics more than the philosophy, but I just like doing it.

The thing I can't stand is accounting and finance.  I hate dealing with balancing stuff, which might haunt me come loan time (which is why I have friends who are good at it).

I'm also terrible at nearly all sciences, but I love history.  Legal history is pretty awesome to study especially how it changes and evolves.

I can't imagine going to law school without a strong desire to study LAW.  If you are in it to make money, you can find much easier and quicker ways to do so.  I've seen enough finance majors score awesome jobs out of undergrad to know law school is an unnecessary investment if all I want to do is make money.

I still don't know where I'm going to law school.  Tulane or BU...or one of my many waitlists...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 17, 2008, 01:51:27 PM
I like writing up memos and briefs.

Fer serious?  Wow, I'm jealous.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 17, 2008, 02:19:34 PM
I like eating, drinking, and generally being lazy.

Unfortunately no one would pay me to do these things, so I'm going to be a lawyer.   ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: lalaallalala63 on April 17, 2008, 02:20:30 PM
tulane took down their status checker  :'(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 17, 2008, 02:44:50 PM
There are other things I could do and be satisfied, I'd imagine.

I love working with and getting to talk with people, so careers that afford said option are appealing. 

I know myself enough, however, to know that I do want to live somewhat of a comfortable lifestyle.  Doesn't have to be extremely posh, but comfortable enough.


I've thought about going back to school and going to pharmacy school as an alternative.



I responded in kind the first time, now I notice your low post count. I don't want to offend you if you are not, but I think you are flame. This sounds exactly like the JDunderground doom and gloom threads that constantly make their way to LSD (horrible job market, med school, etc.). If you're real, fine. If not, just stay out of the Tulane thread and spread your doom and gloom elsewhere.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 17, 2008, 03:30:41 PM
tulane took down their status checker :'(

Someone pointed that out earlier this week and we can't quite figure out why.
Why they took it down, that is, not why someone pointed it out.

I don't really see a great reason to remove it. For example, when I paid my 1st deposit it included that on there, so I was aware that they had indeed received it. It remained helpful even as an accepted candidate.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 17, 2008, 03:44:54 PM
tulane took down their status checker :'(

Someone pointed that out earlier this week and we can't quite figure out why.
Why they took it down, that is, not why someone pointed it out.

I don't really see a great reason to remove it. For example, when I paid my 1st deposit it included that on there, so I was aware that they had indeed received it. It remained helpful even as an accepted candidate.

I used it too because they would sometimes update when they sent you things, so I knew to expect things in the mail.  I'm sure if some of yall who are on the WL just email the school they will tell you what is up with it.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: trizkutt on April 17, 2008, 04:33:30 PM
New Orleans is a shithole.  Move to the Midwest and you won't be dissappointed.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 17, 2008, 04:59:44 PM
New Orleans is a shithole.  Move to the Midwest and you won't be dissappointed.

Word.  I just ate some super fresh shrimp gumbo and am headed out to a 25,000 person party ($1 beer, 75 degrees) tonight.  Why, god why(!?), am I not in Chicago?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 17, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Word to you botbot. I mean the only two downsides I have with NOLA is crime and hurricanes. However, the great food, drink, music, culture, language, and architecture make those two non-issues with me. Its kind of morbid/strange, but I get some pleasure in knowing that way of life could be destroyed any day when the city no longer exists, and I want to make sure I was a part of all of that now. I'm willing to take some risks to enjoy the lifestyle there, and i think thats cool.

Then again, I like Chicago too because of its criminal element. Makes the place more interesting. However, if Chicago was gone tomorrow I would not miss it. Glad you folks love NOLA so much. Mind is wandering now, too much free time.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 17, 2008, 05:10:14 PM
New Orleans is a shithole.  Move to the Midwest and you won't be dissappointed.

Word.  I just ate some super fresh shrimp gumbo and am headed out to a 25,000 person party ($1 beer, 75 degrees) tonight.  Why, god why(!?), am I not in Chicago?

whoa i need info on this party

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 17, 2008, 05:14:53 PM
25,000 person parties are my personal hell. If only Nola had more ample parking and wider streets/bigger yards, we'd be golden.

NOLA has suburbs  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 17, 2008, 05:17:20 PM
New Orleans is a shithole.  Move to the Midwest and you won't be dissappointed.

Word.  I just ate some super fresh shrimp gumbo and am headed out to a 25,000 person party ($1 beer, 75 degrees) tonight.  Why, god why(!?), am I not in Chicago?

whoa i need info on this party

FAN UP Hornets pep rally - radio seemed to think there would be more than 25k - but I went with it to be safe.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 17, 2008, 05:28:18 PM
I mean the only two downsides I have with NOLA is crime and hurricanes.
Hurricanes are awesome!  But if you don't like them, you can always order a beer.



. . . Oh!  THOSE hurricanes.




Hurricanes are awesome!  Just stay away from windows and enjoy the show.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 17, 2008, 05:37:51 PM
Also, if anyone wants some tickets to game one on Saturday - I have 2 upperends for $27.50 each.

/shameless
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 18, 2008, 01:52:48 AM
One thing I have to fix before law school is my horrendous sleep pattern. Typically I stay up till 5am...wake up at 8am and go to work and go about my day. Then I go to sleep at 5am again. However, if I am able to wake up at noon, then I am tired all day and go to sleep at 11pm-midnight and wake up the next day at noon preferably, or 8am for work. If I wake up at noon, I repeat that cycle. If I wake up at 8am, I repeat the 5am-8am pattern. Then on Saturday/Sunday i sleep till 3pm, then go to bed at midnight Saturday, and typically pull an all nighter Sunday.

The pattern makes no sense. I must end it! Its driving me a bit mad on the inside :) On the other hand, I am doing quite well, while my roommate who sleeps a normal pattern is experiencing severe senioritis and bombing his courses (has a 3.7 overall, so not an idiot either!) he's been accepted to a T14 as well. hmm...so who's in the worse boat overall? Eh, thats all I could come up with tonight. Perhaps tomorrow's early am post will be more interesting.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Waving Variable on April 18, 2008, 10:55:48 AM
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I responded in kind the first time, now I notice your low post count. I don't want to offend you if you are not, but I think you are flame. This sounds exactly like the JDunderground doom and gloom threads that constantly make their way to LSD (horrible job market, med school, etc.). If you're real, fine. If not, just stay out of the Tulane thread and spread your doom and gloom elsewhere.



I really don't understand why you had this response.  I really don't feel like my response was "flame-ish."


I'm real enough to have driven down to New Orleans last weekend for the ASW. . .
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 18, 2008, 12:11:02 PM
Quote
I responded in kind the first time, now I notice your low post count. I don't want to offend you if you are not, but I think you are flame. This sounds exactly like the JDunderground doom and gloom threads that constantly make their way to LSD (horrible job market, med school, etc.). If you're real, fine. If not, just stay out of the Tulane thread and spread your doom and gloom elsewhere.



I really don't understand why you had this response.  I really don't feel like my response was "flame-ish."


I'm real enough to have driven down to New Orleans last weekend for the ASW. . .

I apologize for my response. If you hang around this board enough you see posts by the likes of "wiimote" and other monikers that constantly post stuff about how nobody can ever get a job, the market is saturated etc. Anyone who has done research into the legal field is aware of this when they go into this commitment and I was hoping that they were not going to target the Tulane thread with their crap next. So, its good you are concerned with your future opportunities, etc. you definitely have to research that. I was just trying to ensure you were not planning on spamming the Tulane thread :)

So once again, good luck with your search, i apologize for coming off a bit rough on you.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: prospectiveg0ld on April 18, 2008, 04:24:03 PM
Hello everyone.  I'm going to be at Tulane next year and I just wanted to introduce myself.

I also wanted to say thanks to botbot for showing me around last week and letting me tag along with a group of his friends as they all went out drinking on a Wednesday night.

I have a question though, can anyone confirm botbot's being a lazy bum?  After watching him consume at least 12 beers and the most disgusting chili-cheese fries I have ever seen, he told me that he is a big time slacker.  At the same time though, he told me that his grades were decent and he has a paying 1L job.  He also seems know his stuff about this law school process.  It was truly a bizarre experience.  I guess  I was expecting someone quite different given this thread.

What I am trying to say, would going to Tulane based largely on his postings be a mistake?  Can I really put my faith in a guy who goes out on a weeknight with seemingly no care for school the next day?

botbot, I really do appreciate everything you do and don't take this the wrong way.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 18, 2008, 04:32:22 PM
botbot, I really do appreciate everything you do and don't take this the wrong way.

I have incredibly divergent feelings about your post  ;)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 18, 2008, 05:29:53 PM
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After watching him consume at least 12 beers and the most disgusting chili-cheese fries I have ever seen, he told me that he is a big time slacker.  At the same time though, he told me that his grades were decent and he has a paying 1L job.

I've met botbot, and can corroborate his dedication to slacking. However, he is very savvy about both law school and the legal profession. Somewhere back in the many pages of this thread, botbot points out that simply spending hours and hours in the library does not in itself correlate to getting good grades, or a good job. I suspect he'll have no problems landing a great job upon graduation, but don't think I'll model my law school study habits upon his.  ;)

I've met up with several Tulane alums practicing here in Seattle, folks I know who have lived in New Orleans,  and have also spoken with attorneys who attended other schools in order to  learn about their experiences as well. In addition,  I've conducted a lot of research on my own in order to gauge the job prospects and quality of life at all the schools I've considered. In light of these efforts to learn more about Tulane, nothing botbot has claimed about the school, or New Orleans, has struck me as misleading when contrasted against the information I've received from other sources.

I don't think trusting botbot is a mistake by any means, but making such an important decision as this should be based upon as much information as possible.


edit: Are these the chili-cheese fries from Camellia Grill?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 18, 2008, 06:07:22 PM
I think his slackerness juxtaposed with his vigilance and seemingly effortless (imaginary?) success is why we all listen to him. If he can do it so can weeeeeeeeeeee!

imaginary?

edit: I now think you could have been talking about the authenticity of my lack of effort rather than the authenticity of my success.  I'm less offended  ;)

but yeah, don't rely on me prospective - everyone should do their own, independent research in deciding their law school. 

and I had to order a bowl of chili and a large fries and then combine the two - the bar was not cooperative with my efforts to order them together.  Unfortunately not at Camellia - but I had an amazing chili-cheese-bacon omelet a few days ago.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 18, 2008, 06:31:38 PM
I think his slackerness juxtaposed with his vigilance and seemingly effortless (imaginary?) success is why we all listen to him. If he can do it so can weeeeeeeeeeee!

imaginary?

edit: I now think you could have been talking about the authenticity of my lack of effort rather than the authenticity of my success.  I'm less offended  ;)

but yeah, don't rely on me prospective - everyone should do their own, independent research in deciding their law school. 

and I had to order a bowl of chili and a large fries and then combine the two - the bar was not cooperative with my efforts to order them together.  Unfortunately not at Camellia - but I had an amazing chili-cheese-bacon omelet a few days ago.

While sad I did not get a chance to meet the bots, I can also attest to the fact that I've verified anything imaginable in any way possible to me that has been said on this thread or elsewhere, and botbot does not mislead anyone. He will tell you to go to a better school if it works for you, he will tell you to go to Tulane when that is best for you. In that sense, he is not necessarily "trolling" for Tulane, but helps with decisions and I do appreciate that. I am pretty sure my study habits will not be like his either, but depending on career goals, grade requirements, etc. everyone has their own right to do what they have to do  8)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 18, 2008, 10:39:36 PM
Snowing at my place  :-\










Pretty sure it's not snowing in New Orleans...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 18, 2008, 10:49:12 PM
Nope.  It's mid-70's and rainy here.  Gotta love NOLA spring.  :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 18, 2008, 10:52:56 PM
 :'(

Edit: not sure what happened here - meant to hit delete, hit return instead. Lost all my text. Gist of it was that snow/rain mix in mid-April sucks... wore a parka to my first Mariners game this season....
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 20, 2008, 04:49:10 PM
<3 the Hornets.

(also to prevent the traitor accusations, I was on the Mavericks fence before the JKidd trade and that pushed me off.  When they are not playing the Hornets, I root for them though)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 20, 2008, 06:21:55 PM
<3 the Hornets.

(also to prevent the traitor accusations, I was on the Mavericks fence before the JKidd trade and that pushed me off.  When they are not playing the Hornets, I root for them though)

Yeah, seriously..  what the hell was that Mavs trade about?  Was the decision-maker in that project drunk?  We got screwed.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 20, 2008, 08:07:28 PM
<3 the Hornets.

(also to prevent the traitor accusations, I was on the Mavericks fence before the JKidd trade and that pushed me off.  When they are not playing the Hornets, I root for them though)

Yeah, seriously..  what the hell was that Mavs trade about?  Was the decision-maker in that project drunk?  We got screwed.

I wouldn't be surprised if the decision maker (Cuban) was drunk when making the trade.  That was probably part of the reason why he forgot to ask the only Mav in the deal with a no-trade clause if he would accept the trade.

Anyway, I'm rooting for the Mavs to win the series, and then I'll be rooting for the winner of the series (the Hornets) to win the Finals.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 21, 2008, 07:29:28 PM
Question to current 1L's: When did you receive your Tulane e-mail addresses as well as access to the Intranet?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 21, 2008, 07:31:43 PM
Question to current 1L's: When did you receive your Tulane e-mail addresses as well as access to the Intranet?

Tulane email was available pretty soon, probably in April actually.

Intranet came at orientation.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 21, 2008, 08:32:19 PM
YAY I want a Tulane email address (mostly so I can add Tulane to my facebook profile, haha)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: jcheste8 on April 21, 2008, 10:17:50 PM
YAY I want a Tulane email address (mostly so I can add Tulane to my facebook profile, haha)

Haha, agreed. The exact reason I was asking  :D
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 22, 2008, 12:15:13 PM
Tulane thread must be bumped!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 22, 2008, 12:21:04 PM
I'm on the WL with them. I got an email today with "Tulane Law School" as the subject, and shakily opened it as I prayed for an acceptance.

It was the "Hey, we're so glad you accepted the waitlist! Let us know if anything changes." message.

Sigh.

I just can't quit you Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 22, 2008, 06:14:02 PM
So what is everyone doing this summer?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 22, 2008, 08:05:24 PM
Playing golf, going to the gym and hanging out by the pool.  I wish I could travel somewhere but I don't have the cash or and all of my friends will either be working, going to school or are as poor as I am.

31 days until I quit my job!!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on April 22, 2008, 10:13:09 PM
Working. :(
Finding a place to live if I have to move (SMU? Care to weigh in on that decision?) Pack all my crap. Read Getting to Maybe.
Nothing fun, in other words!

You??

Working in the DF-dub and studying abroad.  It's gonna be a fun summer.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 23, 2008, 12:22:25 AM
I got a job in a small law firm...get to visit the jail/courthouse and do some lexis/weslaw research.  I wouldn't have taken it but the owner is a Tulane alum I contacted a while back and is willing to pay me way more than my server job was haha, and I get to sit down! :)

Other than that going to enjoy golfing, visiting the parents before the big move, saving up money, and relaxing most importantly.  Hoping to visit Florida/Atlanta/Chicago/Colorado over this break and visit some places I've yet to go. I love traveling so I look forward to this.

Need to spend some quality time with friends/rooommates. Most of us are going to law school and we're spread out nationwide come August. Other than that..I dunno. Its only a few months after all :)
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 23, 2008, 08:45:46 AM
I guess my summer just got remarkably free...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 23, 2008, 08:52:28 AM
Wow, that really sucks. I am so sorry you have to deal with this. What are your options at this point?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 23, 2008, 09:08:01 AM
Wow, that really sucks. I am so sorry you have to deal with this. What are your options at this point?

Dunno yet.  Going to hit up some of the contacts.

Sure wish this happened a few months ago when I had a few options...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 23, 2008, 09:47:19 AM
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I guess my summer just got remarkably free...

 :-[

That sucks...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 23, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
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I guess my summer just got remarkably free...

 :-[

That sucks...

Things are happening fast, I don't know what is going to happen now.

*shrug*
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 23, 2008, 11:17:42 AM
Strangest day of my life.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 23, 2008, 12:17:11 PM
That sucks what happened?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 23, 2008, 03:56:34 PM
Just got this email:
Dear DS, I was happy to hear from Dean Krinsky that you have submitted a commitment deposit.  I know you have a difficult choice to make, but hope that it will be Tulane.  Email me if I can provide any information or answer any questions.  Best wishes, Professor Charming

Dude. Tulane is so good at wooing. Why can't other schools be this sweet?

because Tulane is better than everyone else.  True story.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 24, 2008, 01:21:59 AM
So what is everyone doing this summer?

research assistant for a prof on a fairly badass paper that'll be presented at a large international conference in September. however, i found out from one of the other law students (ahem) that r.a. is not prestigious  :-\ gonna consider adding something else for a six week stint if it'll help my hirability come next summer - study abroad, maybe? but I don't know if i want to add that much to my debt. volunteer at one of the various clinics, if they're still taking? i'm in no hurry, though, and could possibly end up just doing the research plus some travelling abroad on my own (sans classes).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: spotonjane on April 24, 2008, 02:11:36 AM
Heehee, I love that this thread is sooooo awesome strong (I actually have no idea who botbot and kcgirlfriend are but props). I'm going to be spending my post-1L summer working at a civil rights law firm in los angeles. Good luck on finals trusty Tulane contributors.

::edit:: seriously Tulane Law = awesome
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 24, 2008, 11:29:01 AM
What am I going to be doing this Summer? Pretty much exactly what I'm doing right now: sitting shirtless on the couch nursing a hangover about to go into work, and go out and do it all again tonight. Ah, last Gainesville summer ever. I'll miss ya.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 24, 2008, 11:41:08 AM
Masked Gunman Robs Tulane Baseball Stadium (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/04/masked_gunman_robs_tulane_univ.html)


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 24, 2008, 12:15:57 PM
Masked Gunman Robs Tulane Baseball Stadium (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/04/masked_gunman_robs_tulane_univ.html)

I'm totally impressed by the professionalism of that robbery - not NOLA style at all...

Has to be an inside job.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 24, 2008, 12:17:51 PM
What would robbery "NOLA style" look like?


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 24, 2008, 12:21:42 PM
What would robbery "NOLA style" look like?

No mask, knife used, $200 taken - suspect's mother turns him in after beating his ass.

Edit for clarity:  Our criminals are good at killing each other, and not much else.  Although there was a true-to-life purse snatching near my home not too long ago.  It continues to be the talk of the neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 24, 2008, 01:38:12 PM
Hey so... Raising Cane's Chicken. That stuff's pretty good, huh?

Good chicken, but the sauce is highly overrated.  Raising Cane's + Chik-fil-a Buffalo sauce = credited.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 24, 2008, 02:59:23 PM
Hey so... Raising Cane's Chicken. That stuff's pretty good, huh?

Good chicken, but the sauce is highly overrated.

You could not BE more wrong.

H8!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 24, 2008, 05:49:38 PM
it is impossible to study for constitutional law today.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 24, 2008, 10:49:16 PM
Anyone else sneaking out to jazzfest?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hbb on April 25, 2008, 09:34:40 AM
A more detailed story about the recent robbery at Tulane's baseball stadium was in this morning's T-P:

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Police described the suspect as about 5 feet 7 inches tall to 5 feet 9. He was wearing a green T-shirt, possibly Tulane apparel, with a white baseball hat and blue jeans. Witnesses saw him jump into a black, late-model Dodge pickup truck before fleeing from South Claiborne Avenue.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact NOPD Sgt. Rick Pari at 658-6022 or 658-6020. Citizens can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 822-1111.


I'm picturing botbot wearing a Tulane Law t-shirt and Halloween mask sprinting across campus with a garbage bag full of cash over his shoulder  ;)


Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 25, 2008, 10:57:30 AM
Anyone else sneaking out to jazzfest?

i might. i just got a text from a friend who is in town for it. but it's hard to imagine giving up that much study time with exams starting Mon
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 25, 2008, 02:08:00 PM
A more detailed story about the recent robbery at Tulane's baseball stadium was in this morning's T-P:

Quote
Police described the suspect as about 5 feet 7 inches tall to 5 feet 9. He was wearing a green T-shirt, possibly Tulane apparel, with a white baseball hat and blue jeans. Witnesses saw him jump into a black, late-model Dodge pickup truck before fleeing from South Claiborne Avenue.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact NOPD Sgt. Rick Pari at 658-6022 or 658-6020. Citizens can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 822-1111.


I'm picturing botbot wearing a Tulane Law t-shirt and Halloween mask sprinting across campus with a garbage bag full of cash over his shoulder  ;)

gotta make up for my lost SA loot!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 25, 2008, 09:52:52 PM
ugh refs, ugh

* Dallas probably still could have won given the Hornets shooting - but come on...
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: vjm on April 27, 2008, 02:21:37 PM
Those rock!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 27, 2008, 05:09:22 PM
holy crap ucc, why you gotta be so long
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 27, 2008, 06:45:41 PM
Boy, I sure do love finals time.  ::)  I'm running on pure caffenine right now.

you should be running on:

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Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: quovadiso on April 27, 2008, 08:42:44 PM
First of all, I'm really pleasantly surprised this thread exists.

Second, I am probably going to Tulane. (in fact, I was accepted months ago.  I did make a disability statement, yet I don't know if it counts as a 'diversity' claim(see page 5, post # 41). 

I have a question about residences.  I live in New Jersey, so making a friendly jaunt towards New Orleans isn't an option yet.  Would you guys, from experience, recommend Papillon Apartments or the Deming Pavilion?  How are apartments that are closer to Tulane?  .. also, are there any ‘don’t rent an apartment here’ neighborhoods in New Orleans?

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: internetuser on April 27, 2008, 09:12:53 PM


I have a question about residences.  I live in New Jersey, so making a friendly jaunt towards New Orleans isn't an option yet.  Would you guys, from experience, recommend Papillon Apartments or the Deming Pavilion?  How are apartments that are closer to Tulane?  .. also, are there any ‘don’t rent an apartment here’ neighborhoods in New Orleans?

Thanks.
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i'm thinking about this too - unless i can easily find an affordable share.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 27, 2008, 11:49:27 PM
yay hornets /study time
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 28, 2008, 01:56:51 AM
Why doesn't NOLA believe in central air and heat?

uggh. No fun when it comes to that :( I lived in a house once with a single window AC unit during the hottest part of summer. I thought I was going to die everyday hahaha.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 28, 2008, 02:31:01 AM
Why doesn't NOLA believe in central air and heat?

uggh. No fun when it comes to that :( I lived in a house once with a single window AC unit during the hottest part of summer. I thought I was going to die everyday hahaha.

We looked at a 5 bedroom house without central air, mind bottling.

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Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 28, 2008, 04:35:39 PM
man, I thought I was on schedule on that one until I noticed an extra question...well played Ponoroff.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 28, 2008, 07:34:32 PM
man, I thought I was on schedule on that one until I noticed an extra question...well played Ponoroff.

you are seriously the third person I've heard say they didn't notice the last question until almost too late. I heard one additional person say they thought the 30 min's of the first question was allotted only to the (a) portion. That exam was exhausting.

Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on April 28, 2008, 08:14:21 PM
could you please confirm that the last question was the LOP/TLS question?  my stomach is dropping, imagining i may have missed the "real" last question.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Hal Jordan on April 28, 2008, 08:23:04 PM
Yes, TLS was definitely the last question.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: glockenspiel on April 28, 2008, 09:49:20 PM
Yes, TLS was definitely the last question.

phew.  THANK YOU.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 28, 2008, 09:59:01 PM
man, I thought I was on schedule on that one until I noticed an extra question...well played Ponoroff.

you are seriously the third person I've heard say they didn't notice the last question until almost too late. I heard one additional person say they thought the 30 min's of the first question was allotted only to the (a) portion. That exam was exhausting.

I even checked before hand, I dunno what happened.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 06:24:21 AM
When is everyone moving down to NOLA (class of '11)?

Me and the SO are moving down in July the sooner the better, even though we have not found a place yet!!!

Can't wait, the sooner the better.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 10:19:48 AM
What's your SO going to do while y'all are there?

Man, I wish my college boyfriend had gone to law school somewhere cool instead of dropping out to work in a pawn shop.



She is going to law school to but at Loyola, I am glad I did not drop out to work at a pawnshop, sounds like a real winner!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 29, 2008, 10:34:05 AM
What's your SO going to do while y'all are there?

Man, I wish my college boyfriend had gone to law school somewhere cool instead of dropping out to work in a pawn shop.



She is going to law school to but at Loyola, I am glad I did not drop out to work at a pawnshop, sounds like a real winner!!!!!!!!!

Lucky you, you can park in the Loyola parking garage.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 10:40:19 AM
I know wont it be nice, I figure as expensive as Loyola is for a TTT they should just go ahead and give her four maybe five stickers
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 10:41:03 AM
And then I will promptly give Diet Sunkist one, did you ever decide for sure you are coming to Tulane.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 10:45:02 AM
I'm just waiting on SMU.

Well, that's not true, because I still have to decide what to do with Houston. So no, I haven't yet decided. :( I wish Tulane would uproot itself and come to Dallas.

I would definately just say screw it and come to Tulane, what the hell is wrong with SMU are you on the waitlist, this is ridiculous to wait this long for an answer if you are not on the waitlist.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 29, 2008, 10:53:01 AM
I wish Tulane would uproot itself and come to Dallas.

See?  You'd think this would be good..  but Tulane just isn't Tulane w/out NOLA.

Hey bill..  hook a gal up w/ a Loyola pass!  I'll give you outlines or hornbooks or something.  :)



I am such a moron I looked at that and said Bill who the hell is Bill, how many people have Loyola passes, then I realized I am Bill or at least that is my alias on LSD, I would love to give everyone free Loyola passes. I will only charge outlines and a 30 stack of keystones!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 29, 2008, 10:55:30 AM
I wish Tulane would uproot itself and come to Dallas.

See?  You'd think this would be good..  but Tulane just isn't Tulane w/out NOLA.

Hey bill..  hook a gal up w/ a Loyola pass!  I'll give you outlines or hornbooks or something.  :)



I am such a moron I looked at that and said Bill who the hell is Bill, how many people have Loyola passes, then I realized I am Bill or at least that is my alias on LSD, I would love to give everyone free Loyola passes. I will only charge outlines and a 30 stack of keystones!

I'm sure that you could do much better than settling for the 'stones.  At least go outlines + Abita.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: OldFart on April 29, 2008, 11:43:12 AM
Crap.  I just got accepted at my #1 choice.  Oh well. :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: hurley325 on April 29, 2008, 10:24:42 PM
OK, now I can say it: GO HORNETS!!!

Hopefully the Saints will be good next year too, although there is not a chance in hell I could ever root for them over the Cowboys.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 29, 2008, 10:58:14 PM
I've never been terribly loyal to my home teams, although I do enjoy watching them...So I will have to make this Saints decision when I get to NOLA. Ever been to the arena football games down there botbot et al? They're pretty fun up here.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 30, 2008, 12:56:07 AM
I guess I do need an NFC team, I've already got two in the AFC (Browns and Dolphins, in that order). Although I can't guarantee anything when the Saints play inter-conference games.

I think I need to get even more Gator gear just to piss off all the LSU people floating around NOLA.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 30, 2008, 01:38:54 AM
I've never been terribly loyal to my home teams, although I do enjoy watching them...So I will have to make this Saints decision when I get to NOLA. Ever been to the arena football games down there botbot et al? They're pretty fun up here.

Never been to one down here, but the VooDoo sell out each game thanks to super low prices and Saints season ticket holder bonus.  I'm trying to work with a ticket broker to get in on some Saints + VooDoo tickets, but the locals make it super tough to get into the games.  I'm lucky I jumped on the Hornets wagon so early (certainly before most of the locals).

If any wants some tickets to the upcoming games, shoot me a PM and I'll try to get you in at my cost - do it ASAP though as I'm going to be meeting with my rep on friday.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: wtracing on April 30, 2008, 01:50:41 AM
oo, they definitely don't sell out here. Thats no good! I will likely try to get season tickets to Hornets/Saints when possible but now is certainly not the time for me. Was looking online at season ticket prices for the Saints and they weren't horrible, but I assume the problem is actually getting them? Well, at least they have loyal fans, thats a real plus. Nothing like a game full of diehards!
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 30, 2008, 09:29:05 AM
I looked over the Tulane website and didn't find this info, though it may be in this thread somewhere...

What's the forced curve at Tulane?

And I think someone here said rankings are made public to all students - is that right? Is there a list I can see with rank percentages by grade point? Like this (http://www.law.uh.edu/student/CLSTAND.pdf) UH pdf illustrates?

Since Tulane is the greatest and NOLA is awesome, they only give A's and for really bad students A-, no but the real data is here

Top 10%: 3.593 
Top 25%: 3.422 
Top 33%: 3.328 
Top 50%: 3.163 
Top 75%: 2.872 

I actually looked this up this morning, because I was figuring out what I would need to do to keep my scholly
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on April 30, 2008, 09:46:49 AM
I found it on nalp.org, the greatest website ever
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 30, 2008, 01:50:18 PM
I looked over the Tulane website and didn't find this info, though it may be in this thread somewhere...

What's the forced curve at Tulane?

And I think someone here said rankings are made public to all students - is that right? Is there a list I can see with rank percentages by grade point? Like this (http://www.law.uh.edu/student/CLSTAND.pdf) UH pdf illustrates?

Since Tulane is the greatest and NOLA is awesome, they only give A's and for really bad students A-, no but the real data is here

Top 10%: 3.593 
Top 25%: 3.422 
Top 33%: 3.328 
Top 50%: 3.163 
Top 75%: 2.872 

I actually looked this up this morning, because I was figuring out what I would need to do to keep my scholly

The curve was actually slightly tighter last semester.  I don't think it is permanent but 50% was closer to 3.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 30, 2008, 02:17:57 PM
Is that good or bad?
I swear I'm fairly bright but curve talk confuses me.


I suspect I'm waitlisted at SMU. Letters went out today and I've received no phone call. :-\
Don't know if I should send a deposit to UH tomorrow.

Not bad as long as it is corrected this semester (and they have said it will be).  If it isn't corrected it would be bad and force about ~5% more of the class below 3.0.

It only matters in the case of scholarships, but 5% is pretty significant.

Edit: The error came about based on two new teachers not using the Tulane curve (and one particularly grumpy professor being extra grumpy).  I'll make sure to post the curve up when it comes out this semester.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: ugawarrent on April 30, 2008, 03:21:29 PM
Ooh, do tell names, Botbot!
Speaking of new professors, did you have Professor Townsend-Gard any of your classes? Thoughts (or thougths from people who did)?
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Poetgirl80 on April 30, 2008, 03:29:03 PM
Not sure anyone on here really cares, but since I've had both on and off-board discussions with several of you regarding the pros/cons of Tulane I just wanted to say thank you for everything, but I will not be heading to NOLA in the fall... because I got accepted to SMU!!!

Best of luck to everyone!
 8)

(See- a sub-160 LSAT isn't a death sentence... I'm doing alright).
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 30, 2008, 03:30:49 PM
Ooh, do tell names, Botbot!
Speaking of new professors, did you have Professor Townsend-Gard any of your classes? Thoughts (or thougths from people who did)?

Hear more good things than bad about TG and I'll be in a class with her next semester.

Gordley and Dickerson reportedly did funky things to the curve last semester - on top of Friedman's usual under curve corrections.  Gordley's is more confirmed than the other two - but I haven't heard anything official as to what caused the curve dip - only that it should be fixed this semester.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: botbot on April 30, 2008, 03:31:30 PM
Not sure anyone on here really cares, but since I've had both on and off-board discussions with several of you regarding the pros/cons of Tulane I just wanted to say thank you for everything, but I will not be heading to NOLA in the fall... because I got accepted to SMU!!!

Tough luck and congrats.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on April 30, 2008, 05:18:30 PM
Chicago-Kent finally accepted. Not that it matters - I'm not even thinking about there anymore, unless they throw a full-ride my way or something (which is doubtful). Even then it wouldn't be for sure. Just odd that I had to wait this long. The only thing going for me is that I mentioned my Tulane scholly after they e-mailed me to get some additional info.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: nolabound on May 01, 2008, 04:17:46 AM
Hey everybody...

I got waitlisted today at SMU so i'll be sending in my deposit tomorrow to Tulane.  I'm ready for some Tulane greatness.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: Gitmo Jones on May 01, 2008, 01:03:31 PM
Four hours, that is going to suck good luck and have multiple adult beverages ready to consume, I will drink a Keystone tonight in membrance of all Tulane soon to be 2ls
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on May 01, 2008, 02:22:35 PM
Got a postcard in the mail today with a handwritten note from Dean Crixell. Well that is just plain nice.
Title: Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
Post by: sinkfloridasink on May 01, 2008, 05:18:30 PM
Not to in any way undermine the awesomeness of Erin Crixell, as