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Transferring / Re: GULC w/ 10k grant or NYU/Columbia w/o grant?
« on: July 31, 2009, 03:42:18 AM »
I think you would be hard pressed to find much difference in student qualifty. Socratic questioning is always a little lame from a pedagogical standpoint- I really wouldn't count on getting that much from it at any school.

I'd like to use this post as an example of how GULC students are constantly forgetting to use verbs and confusing their t's and f's.

(Just kidding!  Don't ban me!  :P )

For the record, I think that GULC with full ride might be a better call than CLS or NYU sticker.  But not with 10k.

Transferring / Re: GULC w/ 10k grant or NYU/Columbia w/o grant?
« on: July 27, 2009, 07:46:06 AM »
Obviously I have a horse in this race.  That said, ditto bfb's comment that there is a significant difference in job prospects.  The gap is probably worth significantly more than $20k.

The longer I spend in law school, the more I realize how meaningless these rankings really are.

But that's just me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia 1Ls taking questions
« on: April 12, 2009, 03:33:09 PM »
I finished reading through this whole topic thread, however, i was wondering what percentage you must be in regards to class rank at Columbia to be likely to be accepted into a BigLaw job?


Hard to say.  In years past, I would have said something ridiculous, like top 90% or something.  These days, something less than that.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: April 12, 2009, 03:29:38 PM »
COOOOOORRRRRNELLLLL!!! With a nice scholly  :o  :D

Congratulations on the scholarship.  Happy to hear it.

Hey look at that, we have matching avatars.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Columbia vs NYU
« on: April 09, 2009, 07:54:48 PM »
Contradicts what's written here

Also, IIRC, the dean mentioned last year's number was 12%.

It's their website.  Maybe not everyone was reporting.

And the link I posted doesn't show 2008, so 12% might be right.  It wouldn't be an outlier or anything.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Columbia vs NYU
« on: April 09, 2009, 07:45:53 PM »
This is just untrue.  Between 10-15% of NYU grads go into public interest yearly.

It varies. 

2005: 6%
2006: 14%
2007: 8%


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU vs NU??? Which one?
« on: April 04, 2009, 11:58:52 AM »
Do you have a strong preference for Northwestern?  If not, I think that the better job prospects coming out of NYU would weigh in its favour.

Actually, I think YLS is more like Williams & Connolly, but that's just me.

Also, NYU = Legal Aid Society/ACLU.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU - On or Off Campus Housing?
« on: April 02, 2009, 08:08:40 AM »
Not addressing NYU directly, but there has been a lot of news lately regarding the dropping rents in NYC.

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