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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: SLU ASW weekend 3/28/08
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:06:38 AM »
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?

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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
 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / SLU ASW weekend 3/28/08
« on: March 24, 2008, 12:15:43 PM »
Is anyone going to the Saint Louis University ASW this weekend?

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Acceptances / Re: acceptences and waitlist for 2008 cycle!
« on: March 18, 2008, 07:50:07 PM »
In at the University of Kansas today.  My numbers are 158, 3.67.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: School ranking vs. class ranking?
« on: March 17, 2008, 12:39:09 PM »
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.   

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Law School Rankings / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 14, 2008, 02:45:52 PM »
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.   

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Law School Rankings / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:14:14 AM »
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

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Acceptances / Re: acceptences and waitlist for 2008 cycle!
« on: March 13, 2008, 01:52:33 AM »
Accepted at: Saint Louis, U of Miami, Loyola Chicago

Waitlist: None

Waiting: WUSTL (far reach), U of Kansas

Rejections: None yet

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Law School Rankings / Re: USNWR Specialty Rankings
« on: March 04, 2008, 07:43:25 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.   

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

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