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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern vs Penn vs NYU
« on: March 28, 2009, 11:14:53 PM »
Penn wouldn't give a *&^% about NU (not NW) offer.  It is not considered to be a peer school.  What do you want to do after law school?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Real-estate law
« on: February 28, 2009, 09:56:49 PM »
Not as an attorney - as an analyst after undergrad.  I worked with many RE attorneys, though.  So, feel free to PM maybe I'll be of some help.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Real-estate law
« on: February 28, 2009, 05:45:55 PM »
Present economic conditions aside...

I'm looking at the schools that I'm closely considering, and notice that they offer only a few courses in real-estate law when the entire field seems rich for course content.  Real-estate transactions, litigation, zoning, environmental, issues with common-ownership owned real-estate (condo's and townhouse associations), leasing, etc. 

One of the schools I'm considering (JMLS) is one of two in the country that have specialized programs for real-estate.  While looking at the breadth of courses available at the three other Chicago part-time schools their real-estate focused courses seems rather sparse. 

Your thoughts?

I doubt you'll have any trouble doing real estate-related work no matter what level school you attend or at what level firm you practice.  Real estate is about the most ubiquitous (and least intellectually challenging) of all the fields.  Trust me, I worked in RE finance.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: C v C v N
« on: February 23, 2009, 08:49:36 PM »
Okay, let me start off by saying that I am SURE the relative merits of each part of CCN has been the topic of many threads, but I can't seem to find any through a quick search, so if anyone could post a link, that would be great.

Anyway, so I was lucky enough to get into Chicago today, and it is easily the most excited I have been so far this cycle. I have already been admitted to NYU, and have not heard anything back from Columbia yet.

I am a little worried about the ultra-academic (read: no fun) reputation of Chicago, and it seems like for quality of life, NYU would suit me better, but for strictly employment prospects, Chicago probably has a small advantage. Is that fair to say?

I have read a few places that Chicago may be "underrated" in the rankings, or that it can go toe to toe with HYS in terms of prestige. Is that true?

Anyway, it looks like my choice is going to come down to either NYU or Chicago - or maybe columbia if I am lucky enough to get in. Anyone have anything to say about choosing any one of those schools over another?

As a last aside, would you take Michigan + 54K over NYU and Chicago at full price? Or would you go to one of the full price schools?


Take UMich - almost the same prestige at almost half the price.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn-Like Atmosphere?
« on: February 22, 2009, 12:34:06 PM »
Seriously, are YOU being facetious?  He says what he's basing it on - you seem like you're basing your opinion on Penn brochures.

Dude, wtf with the hostility? It was a legitimate question.  "1.5 days / 15 students" doesn't exactly answer the "what" question, especially when it goes contrary to what everyone else is saying.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn-Like Atmosphere?
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:37:32 PM »
Penn has a terrible atmosphere.

I can see why someone would want to pay you to give advice to 0Ls.   ::)

I can't think of a t14 school who has a more intense atmosphere than Penn...

Although I have a 1.5 day/15 student sample size.

Seriously, are you being facetious?  Penn Law touts itself as a very collegial place... what are you basing it on?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 2009 crazy admissions cycle
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:09:58 AM »
Well I wrote them a letter explaining I was taking a job to pay down student loans for one year. I worked in a top 14 admissions office for two years so don't preach to me about the practices of adcoms, its actually not that uncommon for people to reapply since schools don't allow deferrals these days.

OK, you convinced me.  Now all is left is to convince the people who are supposed to accept you.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn-Like Atmosphere?
« on: February 19, 2009, 09:02:53 PM »

Schools I'm considering (besides Penn):

Boston College
Boston University
William & Mary

Stop posting to this board without knowing your LSAT.  A 3.5 GPA could land you at Harvard or at any of the numerous TTT's with no career prospects.  Yes, I've been out of school for 12 yrs, have great softs and an Ivy League degree, but a year ago I was hoping to make it into Cardozo.  Today, I've already turned down full scholarship there and about to withdraw from three of the T14's.  LSAT is king.  Without it - it's just BS.  Go do some LR questions.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 2009 crazy admissions cycle
« on: February 18, 2009, 05:26:39 PM »
Are you an idiot or just naive?  What kind of message about your determination to go to law school, do you think, the adcoms are getting from seeing your app two years in a row?  Note, you did not defer - simply chose not to attend.  They are people there, you know, and you made them work for nothing.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NW or GW
« on: February 18, 2009, 05:23:40 PM »
This is the biggest no-brainer X v. Y thread I've ever seen. 

Northwestern is light years better than GW for getting a gig in NYC, or anywhere for that matter.

+ 100000000000000

It really has never been this one-sided

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