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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Scholarship Negotiations
« on: March 09, 2010, 12:08:19 PM »
I got shot down on a negotiation attempt yesterday. lol Glad I tried though!

Not sure you have ever looked at TLS (sorry if cross boarding is stepping on toes), but there is a post there which is really helpful to consider when going about this.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: DePaul Vs FSU Vs GSU VS Denver
« on: March 09, 2010, 12:04:33 PM »
I think it really comes down to what region you want to stay in.  I am having a similar dilemma between $$ offered and various regions.

1. Can you see yourself happy in those cities/regions long term- 3 years for school and at least 3 years of practice

2. If you don't care about region AT ALL, then go by cost.

3. Go to a school you are positive that you can come out on top of your class unless there is one dream school in that mix.  Graduating the top of your class will mean more than average stats at an average school.  You can make the most of it anywhere you go in your choices.

I've been reading up a lot about DePaul lately because it is a school I am considering also (I LOVE Chicago even though I'm not from there)- spoke to a a few alumni who I know.  It gets a tough deal from people, but I am noticing it will be what you make of it. One of the DePaul alums actually wrote my recommendation there and she went on to have an absolutely top shelf law career.  It is just a school where, given its market, you really need to make sure you come out on the top of your class (like with all places).  That seems to be the key for it.

What kind of law are you looking to practice?

I don't know much about your other schools and can't really say much about them.


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Oh Canada! / how US school choices translate in Toronto
« on: March 09, 2010, 12:47:48 AM »
I am a US citizen with an MBA and am looking at focus on corporate/business law.  I wasn't accepted to Osgoode (which was a long shot to say least for me).  It is a very long story of why I didn't apply to other Ontario schools...no I won't go into it. lol

I am considering practice options in the Toronto area after I finish law school.  I have no grasp to how my US degree will be viewed when looking for jobs.  On all the various law school admissions boards, there is endless discussion about "T-14 or Bust" and virtually all of our law schools are regional in their domestic market value.  I'm still waiting for a lot of my decisions letters now, but am looking at a range of T2 schools, maybe low T1.

Can any Canadians give me some perspective on how school name/US rank will be viewed if I do try to go north of the boarder after graduation?

How are you all (Canadian nationals) viewing your choice of US schools if your end goal is to return to Canada, Ontario specifically, after school? 

Your advice, observations, and general comments would be greatly appreciated.

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