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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: April 28, 2008, 03:37:55 PM »
Well, I called. Rejected. Bah.

What were your numbers?

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PICS, PLZ  ::)

You're kidding right...I can't imagine anyone wanting their picture randomly posted on a discussion board. Here's a better idea...you to figure out how to navigate through facebook for yourself.

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2L job search / Re: Big Law from UT
« on: April 24, 2008, 06:49:49 PM »
UT is very grade-inflated. 3.3 is median. 3.5ish top 25%.

Captain salad...from your experience there. Are people getting TX biglaw in Houston or Dallas at the median at UT or do you have to be in the top 1/3 or top 1/4???

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Law School Applications / Re: If you could go back in time....
« on: April 24, 2008, 03:54:31 PM »

...what would you do diffent?
...what would be diffent?

For me, what would I do different:
1. I would attend a crappier school, and get a 4.0+
2. I would start Lsat prep shortly after high school so by the time I actually wrote the thing, I would have the concepts so ingrained that getting a 175ish would've been a likelihood rather than a diagnostic experience only.
3. I would have applied prior to Christmas...probably the first day in which apps could be sent, based on the results of others with similar numbers to mine.

The result:
I think I'd be deciding between Harvard and Chicago$ rather than Cornell and UT$.

So what'll it be? Corn or UT?


On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays I've been leaning towards UT.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays Cornell definitely has the edge.

(Vandy was in there, but in the last week I decided I'd rather be at UT over Vandy if I take the cheaper route.)

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So far I'm going to have to say the UT Law 2011 group is the definite winner between the schools I have been considering...(there are some real hotties going to UT).

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Law School Applications / If you could go back in time....
« on: April 23, 2008, 07:51:58 PM »

...what would you do diffent?
...what would be diffent?

For me, what would I do different:
1. I would attend a crappier school, and get a 4.0+
2. I would start Lsat prep shortly after high school so by the time I actually wrote the thing, I would have the concepts so ingrained that getting a 175ish would've been a likelihood rather than a diagnostic experience only.
3. I would have applied prior to Christmas...probably the first day in which apps could be sent, based on the results of others with similar numbers to mine.

The result:
I think I'd be deciding between Harvard and Chicago$ rather than Cornell and UT$.

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Thanks for all the responses everyone. I appreciate it.

As for my feelings towards the various schools, I really liked Texas and everyone was nice, but I felt like I was trying to make myself like it. I also got a sense that the bottom half of the class was struggling to find good jobs.

As for Vandy, my main reason for attending there would be the financial situation I would be in when graduating. In comparison to Texas I thought Vandy was about the same. I wouldn't want to be at the bottom half of either though. They are both nice schools, and I could be happy at either.

As for Cornell, I really liked it because it was sooo different, and I think it would expand my world view. In terms of prestige, am I mistaken in thinking that it is significantly more pretigious than the other two because of its Ivey League affiliation? I kind of get that sense after reading everyone else's posts. Also, I thought Cornell was one of those schools that if you just graduate (unless you are in the bottom 10% or something) you are likely to get a top paying job. Is this right or wrong?

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Well, between Cornell and Texas then, which school will be better to be graduating from when I start applying in Houston? Wouldn't going to an Ivy League school give me an advantage over the hundreds of students coming from Texas? Cornell only send a few to that region each year, so isn't that better?

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Here is my situation. I'm in at Cornell without money, Vandy with 60K, and TX with 21 + I'm in-state. Due to the scholarship, my savings, plus a very very cheap living situation in Nashville, if I take the Vandy offer I will graduate debt free with about 10K left in my bank account. If I go to TX, I will be about even or 10K in debt. After visiting all the schools Cornell is my first choice, but if I go to Cornell I'm going to be about 100K to 110K in debt when I graduate.

As for future plans, I want to live in Houston which is where I'm from, but I'm also open to living in Chicago as I have many relatives there. I have no ties to the NE and can not imagine living in that part of the country. So what should I do in your opinion? Is it worth it to go to Cornell??? Also, if I go there, what will my job opts be in Houston?

Really? Can you share your mind with me please...

hands down Texas on this one

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Here is my situation. I'm in at Cornell without money, Vandy with 60K, and TX with 21 + I'm in-state. Due to the scholarship, my savings, plus a very very cheap living situation in Nashville, if I take the Vandy offer I will graduate debt free with about 10K left in my bank account. If I go to TX, I will be about even or 10K in debt. After visiting all the schools Cornell is my first choice, but if I go to Cornell I'm going to be about 100K to 110K in debt when I graduate.

As for future plans, I want to live in Houston which is where I'm from, but I'm also open to living in Chicago as I have many relatives there. I have no ties to the NE and can not imagine living in that part of the country. So what should I do in your opinion? Is it worth it to go to Cornell??? Also, if I go there, what will my job opts be in Houston?

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