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Choosing the Right Law School / Pitt FT v. Case Western PT
« on: August 06, 2009, 08:49:21 AM »
Ok, so I just got off Pitt's waitlist this morning and I have until monday to decide.

I am currently slated to attend Case Western as a PT student. PT as Case is 12 credits during the day. I would take one class (crim law) during the summer to catch up and transition to FT for 2L. I have an apartment lined up, but I would only lose $50 by not moving to Cleveland. I have been to Cleveland and to Case a few times and I liked both. My total debt load will be around 150K at Case.

As I said, I got the call this morning that I am off Pitt's waitlist. When I started this cycle Pitt was higher on my list than Case. I will be a FT student at Pitt, so next summer I would be free to work/intern/extern etc. I will probably pay full at Pitt, out of state this year, in state the last two. So my debt will be about 115k.  I haven't been to Pittsburgh since I was very young (9). My cousin lives there, and it really seems like a city I would enjoy.

Case has more employers coming to OCI than Pitt. They're both T2 schools. I would probably save 30-35K by going to Pitt. It looks like Case does offer better career prospects, but not by a large margin. I think class at Pitt starts the 24th, but I dont know when I'd need to be there (maybe the 17th?)

My life will be more hectic and stressful by making the move to Pitt this late I think, is it worth it? I understand the regionalness of both schools, I cant imagine not being ok with living in either city after law school.

My girlfriend of 3 years (longterm committed relationship) is getting her PhD at Ohio State and will be there for the next 5 years. I would like to (I know, I know, don't count on it and I'm not) transfer to OSU after 1L. Will being an Ohio resident via living in Cleveland make it easier? Or I will I need the same grade from either? I would like to work in Columbus after law school while she finishes up her PhD. Case has 11 firms from Columbus do OCI and Pitt has 3. I would live in Columbus during the summer and network regardless of which school I'm at.

Any thoughts?


1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. NYU
6. Berkeley
6. Chicago
8. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Duke
10. Northwestern
10. UVA
13. Cornell GPA 3.24-3.84
14. GULC
15. UCLA
15. Texas
17. Vanderbilt
18. USC
20. BU
20. Emory
20. Minnesota
23. Indiana - Bloomington
23. Illinois
23. Notre Dame
26. BC
26. Iowa
28. William and Mary
28. GWU
30. Fordham
30. Alabama
30. UNC
30. U of Washington
30. Washington and Lee
35. OSU
35. Davis
35. Georgia
35. Wisconsin-Madison
39. Hastings
40. Wake Forest
41. BYU
41. GMU
43. Arizona
43. Maryland
45. American
45. Tulane
45. UC Boulder
45. Utah
49. SMU
49. Cardozo
51. U of Florida
52. Florida State
52. U of Cincinnati
52. UConn- so sorry, A'nold
55. Arizona State
55. Case Western
55. Pepperdine
55. Kentucky
59. Houston
59. Tennessee
61. Brooklyn
61. Lewis & Clark
61. San Diego
61. Villanova
65. Baylor
65. Georgia State
65. Penn State
65. Temple
65. U of Kansas
65. U of Missouri
71. Loyola LA
71. Miami
71. Oklahoma
71. Pitt
75. Louisiana State
75. UNLV
77. Chicago-Kent
77. Rutgers Camden
77. Seattle
77. Seton Hall
77. Denver
77. New Mexico
77. Oregon
77. Richmond
85. Santa Clara
85. SUNY-Buff
87. DePaul
87. Indiana-Indianapolis
87. Loyola Chicago
87. Marquette
87. Rutgers Newark
87. St. John's
87. South Carolina
94. Catholic
94. Northeastern
94. St Louis
94. Arkansas Fayetteville
98. Louisville
98. USF
100. Gonzaga
100. Hofstra
100. UMaine

Part-Time Rankings:
2. GW
3. Fordham
4. American
5. GMU
6. Maryland
7. Temple
7. San Diego
9. Denver
10. Chicago Kent

Choosing the Right Law School / Bimodal Salary info
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:05:37 AM »
I'm sure everyone has seen and read about this:

Here is what I want to know, why did only 22,600 of the 40,000 law school graduates respond? Are there 18,000 unemployed law school grads a year? 

Is getting a bachelors degree worth it these days? I mean, unless you graduate with a 3.9 and are the editor of your student newspaper youíre screwed!
Most of my friends who didnít have 3.9ís or edit the newspaper donít have jobs. They got degrees in English, Psychology, Biology, etc. and now they all owe $30-40K and have no job or even job offers. They were suckered in by admissions counselors who made up salary information like Ďyouíll make a million dollars more over the course of your life.í It was all a lie. Most of them have had to move back in with their parents!  Those of you who are thinking about going to a non-Ivy undergrad should really think twice. Unless your parents are paying for it, you are going take a lot of debt with virtually no chance at landing a meaningful job after graduation.
Think carefully before you commit to getting a non-Ivy bachelors degree. If you donít believe me checkout what the people at are saying.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Disclaimer: this is a joke; I just think the parallels are kind of funny.     

Choosing the Right Law School / Questions to ask at ASD or during a tour
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:08:31 AM »
If this question has been asked I'm sorry, the search function isn't working for some reason.

I was wondering what some good questions to ask current students or admissions people on ASD are, stuff that you (current students) wished you'd asked before attending.

I'm thinking, what it takes to make law review and secondary journals, what percentage one has to be in for OCI etc. I imagine there's ton a good stuff to ask. Thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / Need Access
« on: January 31, 2009, 04:25:46 PM »
What is it? Does every school require it, because there was nothing about it in my acceptance packet? 

Choosing the Right Law School / City v. College Town
« on: January 05, 2009, 05:51:35 PM »
Does going to school in a city give you a big advantage over going to school in a college town if the schools are of similar rank?

Choosing the Right Law School / Did she actually graduate from law school.
« on: November 11, 2008, 08:46:07 PM »
Ok, so there's this graduate student at my univeristy who says she graduated from Seattle Law School in 06. I'm convinced she's lying for numerous reasons, is there anyway to check?

Choosing the Right Law School / Elon has a law school?
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:21:56 PM »
Just came across the website, it appears it was just granted provisional accreditation by the ABA. I can't find it on LSAC though. Anyone know anything about it?

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