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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case v. SUNY Buffalo v. Temple
« on: April 06, 2010, 02:19:07 PM »
Reason? Wouldn't I have a hard time getting out of the philly market?

Explain yous reasoning for this question, given the location of the other two law schools you mentioned.
Physical location means little. Case actually has decent stats for getting people into NY and DC. 85% of Temple kids stay in Philly. UB sucks for getting a job anywhere, but its cheap. I don't know, everyone assumes that since Case is in Ohio it can't get people jobs. But, it can. Just Cleveland sucks while you are there.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case v. SUNY Buffalo v. Temple
« on: April 06, 2010, 01:18:26 PM »
Reason? Wouldn't I have a hard time getting out of the philly market?

Choosing the Right Law School / Case v. SUNY Buffalo v. Temple
« on: April 04, 2010, 03:59:35 PM »
I have an impossible time making decisions. Nor do I know what I want half the time. So, these are the things I want for sure. 1. I want to work in NY or DC after graduation. Not big law or corporate. At the moment I'm leaning towards just working for the government or something 2. I don't want to do all work and have no play. I want to go to restaurants, bars, concerts, go shopping and have fellow law students willing to do it with me, and not sit there freaking out about how much they want to rank higher than that kid sitting next to them.

Aside from that, I suppose I wouldn't mind being closer to home (Temple), wouldn't mind cheap (UB), wouldn't mind having built in friends (Case). There are a bunch of other little things that I could factor in as well, but I think the above few things are my main concerns. Maybe study abroad potential, not dying (all these schools are in kind of bad neighborhoods), overall quality of life/teachers/students/ect too. For those wondering about price, Buffalo would cost me 11k a year, Case 25k (if I keep my scholarship) and Temple 30 (but, 20k after the first year if I could establish residency).

I also think I would like American or Brooklyn a lot, but I am waitlisted. And both would be absurdly expensive, so I think I ruled them out. But, if there would be some big advantage to going there, then I can consider taking on the debt, and attempting to get off the waitlist.

Since I know little about most of these schools, any input is helpful.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Past Record Disclosure
« on: March 21, 2010, 06:25:17 PM »
I had something similar. Granted, it was never recorded by the police, just my school's housing department, but, I still got into all the schools I would have otherwise gotten into. Just disclose, say you want to be honest, not face any future problems when taking the bar, ect. It's not a big deal at all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Quinnipiac
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:54:57 AM »
Yeah, they gave me 25k a year, contingent upon being in the top 50%. But, to be honest, I don't see any huge benefits to going there. It's still fairly expensive for a T3. And the location is meh. Top-law-schools says it has decent bar passage rates and employment rates though.

I have no experiences to speak from, but sometimes I think people on these boards, and law school kids in general are too concerned with rank. Either way, your going to a top school. Chicago and NY are both great. Either way, you'll wind up with a good job. Perhaps you have a slightly better chance at one of those crazy competitive Big Law jobs from Cornell. But, I don't think you would be ruled out coming from U. Illinois. I don't know, a full ride to a pretty good school seems hard to pass up. Sure you could make a ton of money one day, but why would you want to count on that? I have a friend who graduated from Northwestern and is saddled with debt, and now says he feels "trapped" in corporate law so he can pay off his loans. Why not take the full ride, and then have a choice as to how you spend the rest of your life?

I remember reading that Northeastern is big on Public Interest stuff, and you have co-op. So that would help get your foot in the door. Boston is better than Rhode Island (I did a summer program at RW when I was a kid, meh campus and area) but, overall, way more expensive. Basically, Northeastern is better, but if money is a big concern, than maybe RW.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: February 02, 2010, 10:22:58 AM »

I got waitlisted at American and would love to go. I'm planning on visiting, but does anyone know if I should just write my LOCI now, after I visit, or both? How do I walk the line of showing my interest without being annoying about it?

I just got into Loyola this afternoon, and should be hearing back from DePaul any day now. Loyola gave me a $5k merit scholarship, but, only for the first year. Kind of useless. But, conveniently I came on here looking for peoples thoughts on Loyola vs. DePaul and saw this. I know that DePaul has some much better ranked programs, and a bit of a better rate of employment, but I know nothing about the areas or quality of life or anything.

well right now John Marshal in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve, and possibly Ohio State

Rankings wise, William and Mary and OSU are the best. And if your an ohio resident, OSU would be the cheapest, so I'd say there. I'm a Case undergrad, and I can tell you that the school is fine, but not particularly amazing.

edit: Ohh, i saw the date on this. So I'm probably too late.

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