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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Georgia State or Tulane
« on: May 26, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »

I have no idea if I will get into Indiana University but if I do should I choose it over Temple? I really like Temple but I would be dealing with Tier 1 vs. Tier 2. Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

Where do you want to practice?

I would vote for WUSTL for OP

Yeah I went to UCLA... as far as Minnesota goes, I would absolutely want to practice in CA. So I guess eventhough there ranking is higher, I would be better off at Pepperdine. Hopefully I get into Hastings.

Minnesota is not going to do a good job of getting you to CA. Pepperdine seems like the right choice unless Hastings comes through.

The seem to be a billion different things one could call "health law."

Which is why it's so AWSOME.

Babyboomers are all going to need geriatric care and Medicare is going to go bankrupt. Plenty of work for health lawyers in the future.

Well, that sounds a little brainwashed.  Personally, I am thinking about in-house work with a group like a pharmaceutical manufacturer, hospital, MCO, etc ... or all things public health.

After reading through your goals, it seems like WashU would be the obvious choice for you. You want to be able to work in Chi-town or Saint Louis, you want to have good options coming out of school, and you want to one day work in-house for a medical entity.

It sounds to me like having debt is making you nervous and you are trying to rationalize turning down WashU to go to SLU. You only make this choice once and you don't want to regret passing up an amazing school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Harvard vs. Columbia w/$$
« on: April 10, 2008, 03:26:26 PM »

Is it easy to find jobs in NY or DC coming out of: UNC, Emory, Boston U?

I fear the answer is no.

BU places well in both NY and DC. I'd say BU's biggest markets outside of Boston are NYC, Philly and DC. I'm also suprised at the number of 1Ls this year from CA that are planning on going back to practice in LA and SF.

According to Martindale, BU has 6 associates in Philly with 5 years or less experience. Placing one associate per year in Philly is not so great.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Just got waitlisted at Cornell
« on: March 28, 2008, 07:00:41 PM »
After an eternity of waiting, my extremely borderline application was put on the waitlist.  This is somewhat good news to me since it is not a rejection.  I live 45 minutes from Ithaca, so I am going to see if I can go down to Myron Taylor and have a face-to-face with someone.

Has anyone else just been put on the waitlist?  What are you going to do?

I'm going to fight for it.

Good for you. Good luck!

so here is my dilemma...

i got accepted to Brooklyn Law ($30,000 scholarship), Maryland Law (no money), and Wisconsin Law...

waitlisted at: Fordham and GW

i know i want to practice in nyc but i also get instate tuition at Wisconsin and it's so far ranked higher than the other schools i've gotten into...the thing is, i an unsure about post-graduation prospects out of wisconsin in terms of being able to work in nyc...i don't want to be stuck in the midwest...

do i A. go to wisconsin and transfer out, B. plan on attending wisconsin until i hopefully hear good news from either fordham or gw, or C. go to brooklyn because i have better nyc job prospects?

desperately wanting some advice...thanks!  :-\

You should go to a school with the awareness that you might not be able to transfer.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC vs. Money
« on: March 28, 2008, 06:56:32 PM »
so as everyone probably knows, i really have my heart set on bc for the fall. i just checked my fin aid package, however, and it's not so great. i have other schools that have offered me money, and at this point, i'm freaked out at having to take out so many loans, especially with my interest in pursuing a career in public interest. i still have loans from undergrad, my parents are not supporting me in law school (my dad isn't really even employed and my sister is still in ug herself). i don't know if bc will come through with merit money. there's also a private scholarship from my ug for which i'm applying, but again, nothing is a guarantee. should i just throw caution to the wind, say eff it, and go for bc, and work my tail off for any scholarship opportunities which might come my way? or should i consider some of the lower ranked schools who are throwing money in my face?

do you mind listing the other choices?

of course not. so far i've been accepted to northeastern, tulane, cardozo, all with money, and suffolk with a little bit of money (some sort of small grant). i feel like i'm missing some schools, but those are the important ones.

Tulane and Cardozo are certainly good choices. May I ask how much each one offered?

25k and 28k a year, respectively, though the cardozo one comes with stricter requirements...something like a 3.3 gp whereas tulane is a 3.0. i don't have the stuff in front of me but i believe that's it.

This is a tough call. IMO, BC is not 75k better than Tulane. This seems especially true when you consider that your goal is to have little debt and to work in public interest. But, if BC really is your top choice, maybe you should try to push for those scholarships

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