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Where should I go next fall? / Michigan$ vs Virginia $$
« on: April 13, 2006, 01:24:31 PM »
About my situation:

I'm almost certain that I want to work in Southern California after graduation.

Clerkships would be nice, but are not a make-or-break factor.

When everything is taken into account between my program and my SO's, Michigan would be about $10,000 more expensive (total) over 3 years.

Michigan:
PROS:
California placement is better than Virginia's, and probably better than anywhere outside of HYS+Boalt.
I think I would fit in a little better with Michigan's student body than UVa's.
CONS:
The interior of the law school is kinda run-down (the exterior is beautiful).
I hate the cold (hence the California placement)
More inconvenient to move to.

Virginia:
PROS:
Amazing law building.
Easier to move to.
Marginally cheaper
Warmer weather
CONS:
California placement not as good.
Don't feel like I would fit in quite as well with the student body.

At this point, I'm leaning towards Michigan, and feel like the $10k isn't that big of a difference. I'd like to hear if people think there are factors about either school that I haven't considered. Thanks!


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I'm 95% sure that I want to work in Southern California after law school, either in L.A. or San Diego (family ties to both areas). Assuming I have a choice between the three, which school would have the best job options in Southern California - UCLA, UVa, or Michigan? I know UCLA places a higher percentage of its grads in these markets (duh), but can a Michigan or UVa grad get a job if they want one? Do firms go deeper into the classes at UVa/Mich than they do at UCLA? Obviously, if I get into YHS by some miracle, I'll be going there, but realistically, my choice will come down to those three schools (and possibly Boalt, although my high LSAT/lower gpa makes this option unlikely). Any advice would be appreciated.

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Personal Statement / Grammar question for PS
« on: November 07, 2005, 09:14:17 PM »
"XXXXX is one of the few schools that possess both traits."

or

"XXXXX is one of the few schools that possesses both traits."

I've shown this sentence to several people, and I don't have a consensus.  ???

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Studying for the LSAT / Got an email from LSAC at 8:05 tonight...
« on: October 21, 2005, 12:19:50 AM »
Telling me that my last letter of recommendation had arrived. :-[  I did a double take when I saw who the sender was, and then I read the subject line. Thanks a lot, guys! If you're putting in the late hours filing LORs, can't you give me my score while you're at it? I think I'm going to go nuts if the scores don't come tomorrow...

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