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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: SLU ASW weekend 3/28/08
« on: March 24, 2008, 10:06:38 PM »
I will also be at all of the events, except for the housing session.  Did either of you read that case they emailed.  I am curious, was this case easy/normal/difficult compared to the typical case we will be assigned in classes.  I feel as though it was an easy example, which would make sense to me, but I really have no idea.  What are your thoughts on this?

I am curious if you will advise me to go to the school I am leaning towards. 

My LSN is in my sig.  (For the purpose of this, lets pretend that I will get accepted to WUSTL w/ no $, even though this acceptance is very unlikely)

-I am in-state at Kansas
-My parents will be giving me $500 per month
-Socially I am outgoing and enjoy going out to dive bars and jazz bars. 
-I am not set on any particular location to practice (don't think I want to be in Kansas), would prefer a city as opposed to something small/college town
-I would like to go midlaw, possible in-house someday, BIGlaw is not out of the question, I am open about this
-I know I want to practice Health Law

-I am currently getting my masters degree in Clinical Psychology and will have debt from that, so financial issues are of some concern to me. 

Thanks for the advice

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / SLU ASW weekend 3/28/08
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:15:43 AM »
Is anyone going to the Saint Louis University ASW this weekend?

In at the University of Kansas today.  My numbers are 158, 3.67.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: School ranking vs. class ranking?
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:39:09 AM »
Jammer, I would also love to know the answer to this question.  Your particular example is of interest to me.  I most likely will end up at SLU, unless I somehow get into WUSTL.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 14, 2008, 11:45:52 AM »
Yea I figured among schools of similar ranking this would be the case.  The big question I will face is if I do get into WUSTL (USNWR - 19), as unlikely as that is, what do I do.  I know that Health Law is what I want to get into
(From previous experience), but SLU is T2.  I have an unconditional 10K per year scholarship at SLU and I would not get any $ at WUSTL.  The tuition difference would be 24K vs. 40K.  I guess that will be a question to face if the time comes. 

My main question is what a high speciality ranking does to a schools national pull.  I would think it would help within that specific area of law, but I really have nothing to base that on other than just what seems to make sense to me.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 12, 2008, 11:14:14 PM »
I have posted this topic on another thread; however, I have not received that many responses.  I feel like the advice I have read on this thread has been really helpful, so I'll ask the question again.  I am curious how much weight should be placed on USNWR Specialty Rankings.

In my case, I know that I want to get into Health Law.  I have been accepted to SLU (#1 Health Law).  Does this REALLY matter that much.  I know that it would be a better idea to go to a top school as opposed to a school with a high Health Law ranking, but my numbers do not really allow that.  I applied to WUSTL, but it is a REALLY far reach in my opinion. 

I am aware that SLU is a regional school and I do not mind staying in the region.  Does a high specialty ranking make the school more known on a national level with firms that focus on that area? 

Any input on this will be greatly appreciated

Accepted at: Saint Louis, U of Miami, Loyola Chicago

Waitlist: None

Waiting: WUSTL (far reach), U of Kansas

Rejections: None yet

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USNWR Specialty Rankings
« on: March 04, 2008, 04:43:25 PM »
I certainly agree with your point.  With my numbers T-14 will not happen.  I am actually hoping for WUSTL, but it was a really far reach and I do not think there is any chance I'll get in.  My dilemma will be SLU with 10K per year guaranteed scholarship or WUSTL with no scholarship (if by some chance I get in).  I plan on specializing in Health Law and would not mind staying in the SL area.  Tuition difference would be 23k vs. 40k per year.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USNWR Specialty Rankings
« on: March 02, 2008, 11:26:00 AM »
Thanks for the info

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