« on: July 28, 2006, 02:01:34 PM »
Check out the third page of this board - there's a pretty lengthly discussion of W&M with money vs. Vandy without. Best of luck.
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I am from Georgia and did my undergrad at UNC, but honestly I am not certain on working in the South or any one particular area, so long as it is in a city and on the East Coast. As far as type of law, I am pretty open at this point, I am most interested in Constitutional and International law.
I am mostly concerned with the type of education I will be provided, quality of life while in school, and how well that name will correlate into landing a great job afterward.
I greatly appreciate any insight you can provide into choosing between these two schools.
I think it's really a tossup. Vandy is not clearly superior, since ND does have quite a few ties with some high-end clerkships and the OP is showing an interest in going to London, which won't be available at Vandy. Keep in mind that ND does not rank students and will allow you to choose where to interview for OCI instead of having companies choose you. IT may be the same at Vandy, but I am not sure. Honestly, I have heard great things about both schools, so it's really up to you.
I dont really have an answer, but an antecdotal "feel good"...
When I visited CU (Colorado) I talked w/a student about some of the schools I was applying to. I mentioned Oregon, and she said one of her best friends almost went to Oregon. She said he moved up there, had gone to class for a couple of days, and then CU called him off their waitlist. Apparently this is where he really wanted to go because he moved to Boulder and lived w/friends for a couple of weeks till he could get his stuff moved.
I thought that seemed crazy, but I guess if you REALLY want a school...
Yikes. I just got this too. Jostling around with 300 other people for how many slots that open up over the summer? 10? I can't say I like these odds.
Just got an email saying I'm on the shortened summer waitlist... 700 initial waitlistees cut down to about 300... Whooopie
I'm sure the answer varies depending on what school you're talking about, but can "face time" during a campus visit improve your standing on a waitlist? Have you ever of cases where it's helped?
I am on 3 different waitlsits at schools I am dying to attend this fall, and I am trying to think of ways to distinguish myself from other waitlisted applicants.
Thanks for any insight on this.