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Where should I go next fall? / Trial Law
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:15:54 PM »
If I want to go into litigation (not necessarily corporate litigation) ...

is it still important to go to the highest ranked possible? Or is it true that some lower ranked schools may better train me for trial law?

A family friend suggested that if I were interested in going into trial law, I'd have better opportunities graduating from Chicago Kent (IIT) than Northwestern or UChicago. Is there truth to this? How about trial law coming from WUSTL? Or Cornell?

Anyone? Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / When is it okay to turn down a T14?
« on: February 11, 2008, 12:54:09 AM »
Maybe this question is hard to ask in the hypothetical and in such general terms, ... but...

when would it be advisable to turn down a T14 for another well regarded school?

Can you turn down a T14 for a full ride at a school in the top 25? Does the T14 really carry THAT much weight?


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Law School Applications / Harvard Law School Email
« on: January 04, 2008, 11:49:33 AM »
Oh, come on Toby Stock.

How transparent was that mass email? Do they really need to boost their selectivity ranking and applicant pool? Is it really necessary to encourage everyone to apply.

My favorite part: "While this message in no way ensures your admission, we encourage you to apply.  Every year, we end up admitting students who never thought they had a chance at getting into Harvard."

Indeed, he speaks the truth, but that's because most people even with in-range statistics know that the whole admissions process is by and large a crap-shoot and/or otherwise very, very competitive.

Shame on you Harvard for encouraging people to apply knowing full well they don't stand a chance. Shame on you.

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