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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern
« on: May 27, 2008, 03:46:27 PM »
Well now we know who had to settle for the bottom of the T14 and how badly they want to make a claim that they had a choice

classy...   ::)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern
« on: May 23, 2008, 04:40:57 PM »

If you want the best chance of getting the best jobs anywhere in the country/world then go to Michigan hands down!!! If you want to live in Chicago while you go to law school then go to Northwestern. For the same cost, this is actually a real easy decision.


I will have to disagree with this.  Northwestern offers equal, if not better, career prospects compare to Michigan.

Princeton Review ranked Northwestern Law #1 in "career prospects", and Dean Van Zandt places huge emphasis on getting jobs for graduates.  He is the only law dean I know that actually visit employers himself.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern
« on: May 22, 2008, 08:27:02 PM »
Do you think that the rankings for Northwestern will stay high? I've been researching a lot and it seems like this is one of the few years they've broken top 10. I know people say that the US News rankings shouldn't matter as much but I can't help but let it factor into my decision. If they stay equal ranks, I would like to go to Northwestern. Thanks for all your advice so far :)

If this is your gut feeling right now, I would recommend you to go to Northwestern regardless of its possible future rankings.  Both NU and Michigan have solid national reputations; short-term rise and fall should not play significant roles to your law school decision.
 
As far as future US News rankings, I do not see great changes with Michigan.  However NU is the question mark.  The recent rise can be a one-year aberration or can signify a Penn-like ascension in the rankings.  Who knows...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern
« on: May 22, 2008, 03:30:53 PM »
I got in May 13th.

Congrats! 

These two schools have a lot in common.  Both schools are similar as far as academics and job placement.  The differences will probably give you a better idea:

1) location - do you prefer a college town or big city.  Big city will obviously offer more opportunities, but Ann Arbor has the small-town charm.

2) students - NU places unique emphasis in WE and leadership potential.  Do you like your classmates to be more "mature" or would you prefer the "straight from college" type?

3) prestige - how important is old-school prestige to you?  While NU is a great school, it has never historically ranked at the top like Michigan once did.

Good luck!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Northwestern ASD
« on: April 07, 2008, 02:22:50 PM »
It was my first ASD, so my question is did the students there represent what the admitted students looked like at other ASWs?  Did anyone notice the age difference? 
I noticed a diversity difference from the other ASWs I've been to. 

Almost everyone I met was in their mid 20s. The age difference is noticeable in the sense that the current students looked confident and self-assured and not at all angsty or ridiculously overworked or anything like that.  Like they had it all under control, and not so much like they were putting on an act because they had been forced to come, which was the impression I got elsewhere.

Pfft... you say that, but really we were all just thinking, "Hey you kids, get off our lawn!"  ;)

Lol, that's funny.

I'm just glad everyone I met was able to carry on an interesting conversation.  There was zero awkward nerd type there.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Northwestern ASD
« on: April 06, 2008, 06:15:25 PM »
It was my first ASD, so my question is did the students there represent what the admitted students looked like at other ASWs?  Did anyone notice the age difference? 

The students are very intelligent (exactly what you would expect at a T14 school).  A huge plus I have to give NU is the laid-back culture;  the students had very little pressure to compete with each other and seemed to really enjoy each other's company.  I didn't meet any discernible gunners this weekend.

The age difference wasn't bad among the admits - quite a few people actually came straight from undergrad.  However, you can notice the mature crowd when you look at some of the 2Ls and 3Ls; they are definitely look the part of mid-twenties(I'm 23 myself).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Northwestern ASD
« on: April 06, 2008, 03:43:24 PM »
This thread should immediately be renamed "the Great Chicago Bar Tour"...




That would be a long thread!

I was thoroughly disappointed with the bar scene actually...

I actually had a great time.  The students there were very friendly.

I went to a bar with mostly law students actually, the admits were not overly social on Friday night.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Northwestern ASD
« on: April 06, 2008, 03:41:42 PM »
could folks post reviews for those of us unable to go??

Do you have any specific area that you want us to comment on?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Northwestern ASD
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:49:05 AM »
This thread should immediately be renamed "the Great Chicago Bar Tour"...

And yes, I will be there.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:41:55 AM »
::re-reads posts and tries to determine whether clairel understood joke::

if it required knowing the plot of debbie does dallas, i did not. if it required a general knowledge of the different meanings of doing something, i did.

Why are UofC students always so insistent on proving their dullness?

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