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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vandy vs Texas HELP
« on: July 22, 2008, 02:04:31 PM »
vandy doesn't have a clear cut advantage over UT in either one of those markets.  go to which ever one you like more/is cheaper.
I agree with above

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Just got off Vandy's waitlist
« on: July 22, 2008, 09:22:57 AM »
Hey, I'll be at W&L in the fall. Vanderbilt is no doubt the better school. Placement wise, it is much stronger. The top 1/3 of either school will have the same job prospects, but biglaw firms go deeper at Vanderbilt.

Cost of Living is extremely high at Vandy, so you'll be 90K more in debt with Vandy. If you don't mind working in DC or Charlotte, I would definitely go to W&L, it places extremely well in these places. It also places pretty decent in NYC.

The numbers for W&L private practice seems quite low. One reason, you probably know, is self selection. W&L is notorious for having students who would rather a take a comfortable job in Charlotte for 100K as opposed to being payed 160K in NYC. Also, W&L has 19% clerkship, and these students are usually pretty high in class rank, and could have received 145K somewhere.

If I were you, I would choose W&L for the southeast with the limited debt, but if you want to go to Chicago, or the Midwest, the 90K at Vandy would be worth it.

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Wait List / Re: Wisconsin waitlist arrrggggggh
« on: July 21, 2008, 02:03:14 PM »
even though they don't have a deposit deadline .. they annoy the crap out of you .. i was deposited at another school .. so wisconsin called me every week to see what i decide to do and saying i need to make a decision on my financial aid .. (I withdrew already) .. so even though there is not a seat deposit, they do act on students who aren't sure

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re-apply next year .. vandy is pretty much capped on scholarships already .. next year, you will probably get a full ride from vandy and money from T-14s

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Acceptances / Re: Wash. U./St. Louis or Wisconsin/Madison? Help!
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:01:57 PM »
I would choose UW-Mad if you plan to stay in Wisconsin. Otherwise, WUSTL would be a better choice. NLJ 250 placement is about 15% better at WUSTL and they place about 2-3 times as many Federal clerks.

I think UW-Mad and WUSTL have about the same laymen's prestige, although WUSTL is known as a more selective and prestigious school by professionals.

While I was not crazy about the law school facilities at UW-Mad, there is no doubt that Madison is a great college town.

Another slight concern might be the different trajectories of the schools- WUSTL has generally been on the rise while UW-Mad has been falling.

I would choose WUSTL, but you have to weigh your own interests.

as in regards to the rankings of the 2 schools .. wisconsin does not give a shi* about those rankings because the school is well known ... other schools such as Washington University and washington and lee are less well known and have to "advertise" through those rankings

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W&L was always ranked T20 until these past few years.

If you want to work in the Northeast, mainly Washington, nobody beats U of Washington.

If you want to try out the East coast, W&L is pretty excellent. Unlike the previous poster, I love the small town environment. Great outdoorsy stuff.

For their respective markets, they place pretty much equally well. Cost of living is cheaper at W&L

I think you meant to say "Northwest"

I would agree that WU is the right choice for the Northwest and W&L is the right choice for the South and some of the Mid-Atlantic



lol, whoops, thanks for the fix-up

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Acceptances / Re: Wash. U./St. Louis or Wisconsin/Madison? Help!
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:53:45 AM »
UW-Mad, will also open up doors in the Chicago area...although you would be competing with UC and NW.

Lol, there is enough jobs to go around in Chicago for UC, NW, Illinois, Wisconsin and a slew of schools. I think placement in Chicago is pretty much equal for WUSTL and Wisconsin.

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Acceptances / Re: W&L Law this August?
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:52:18 AM »
yup, here is our facebook group .. what's ur name?

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21700165#/group.php?gid=13985960863

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Acceptances / Re: Wash. U./St. Louis or Wisconsin/Madison? Help!
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:41:11 AM »
I was accepted to Wisconsin and WUSTL too and visited, talked to Mike Hall, etc. If you are interested in working in Wisconsin or Minnesota, GO TO WISCONSIN. Nothing beats no bar exam. Also, Wisconsin law firms think that U of Wisconsin is T-14. Crazy as it is, no state has such a strong preference for their in-state school as Wisconsin does.

Top 1/2 will net u a job paying at least 100K. Top 1/3 for biglaw. Surprisingly WUSTL's job prospects aren't much greater because of their recent rise in the USnews rankings (mainly through buying high scoring students and teachers).

You must also consider that the quality of students is MUCH higher at wustl. Some see it as a chance to learn better. Other see it as .. the average LSAT score at WUSTL is 6 points higher than Wisconsin, I "theoretically" have a better chance to finish higher at Wisconsin. Plus, Madison is a pretty sweet town.

Also, reputation rankings wise, Wisconsin and WUSTL are the same. I wouldn't put too much stock in those rankings. If Wisconsin is cheaper, and you wouldn't mind working in Wisconsin or Minnesota, I definitely would choose Wisconsin if I were you.

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W&L was always ranked T20 until these past few years.

If you want to work in the Northeast, mainly Washington, nobody beats U of Washington.

If you want to try out the East coast, W&L is pretty excellent. Unlike the previous poster, I love the small town environment. Great outdoorsy stuff.

For their respective markets, they place pretty much equally well. Cost of living is cheaper at W&L

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