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General Board / Re: Hoping to Transfer -- need some help
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:57:47 AM »
if you want to be a "columbia man" or whatever, then transfer for sure.  No point in sticking around if you'd rather be elsewhere.  As far as journals -- who cares once your at a top 3-5 school?  Avg. students there get whatever jobs they want in general...sorry about the crim grade


To the OP... apply to GULC EA, I think you can apply starting Feb.1st or sometime around there.  If you get a B+ or above in your last class then you will most likely get into GULC EA. 

Then finish out your 2nd semester at Tulane and if you are still balling then apply to the top 10 schools and see what happens.

If you don't get in anywhere you like then decide if you would rather be top 5% at tulane or start over at GULC.


Just got an A- in Crim. (a 3 hour class) total for year is 3.929 -- change anything?

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General Board / Grade Results!
« on: January 13, 2007, 09:52:07 AM »
Just got back 2 of my 4 grades at my school (Tier 1) which is on a very strict B curve.
Contracts- A
Torts- A

I'm psyched!!!  Hopefully the next 2 that come out later this week will be decent as well, but this is great news to start with!

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Acceptances / Re: Tulane
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:54:43 PM »
Hey, I thought I would chime in and see if I could help out.  I was a 1L at Tulane Law when Katrina hit.  I chose to defer and after a long debate, have chosen to go back in the Fall.  I recently spent a week in New Orleans to check out my apartment and the law school, and talk to friends who are back at law school there now (doing the crazy 1st year in 6 months program I had NO interest in!).  Here are my thoughts:

New Orleans is an amazing city, and indeed it has changed.  BUT, if you were someone who pre-katrina wanted to live in New Orleans for a few years -- for fun or whatever -- now is still the time to go.  Tulane's area -- the garden district, uptown -- as well as the French Quarter, downtown, are in very good condition, and by the time August rolls around, it'll be just like it was pre-Katrina.  On the other hand, when you drive out to certain suburbs and the ninth ward, etc, you see unfathomable destruction.  However, this is not at all something that affects Tulane kids on any sort of regular basis.  If I didn't have great friends who were from New Orleans, I doubt I'd ever have even gone out to Metairie or Lakeside or Lakeview and seen the destruction, I'd be too busy laying in Audubon Park across from Tulane, or drinking hurricanes at Pat O' Briens in the quarter, ALL OF WHICH you can still do.  And as for worries of "What if another hurricane hit?!" I'd just say, as a lifelong New Yorker, that is not the way to live.  I don't worry every time I get on the subway to go to work on Wall Street whether a bomb will kill me.  You shouldn't not go to school at Boalt or UCLA because "What if there is an earthquake," either.

It will take a special kind of person to not be scared off and to come to New Orleans and be a part of a "new beginning" if I may be so cheesey, but it's worth it.  The school -- in my week and half experience of classes there -- is fanstastic.  The professors are great, the students are a really great group, and NOT ultra-competitive, the downfall of so many other "great law schools." 

I'm going back, and I hope to see some of you guys there.  Hope I've helped a little bit!

Steve

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Acceptances / Re: Is Tulane the most loved Law School On here??
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:45:34 AM »
I'm psyched!  what's not to be excited about at Tulane?  New Orleans?  Warm weather?  Great school...

I subscribed as well.

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Acceptances / Re: TULANE--who's considering it
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:38:21 PM »
My tulane law alumni friends say they loved the school and they wouldnt have gone anywhere else, even one who went to penn undergrad suma cum laude, who picked tulane.. they said it is one of the only schools ranked where it is, that still consistently is on the recruiting lists of all top firms in NY, LA, etc...

They also said,when the ranking went to tier 2 last year, the NY alumni flipped at the dean and started giving more money etc and making sure they got back up.

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Acceptances / Re: TULANE--who's considering it
« on: March 31, 2005, 09:46:36 AM »
Deciding between Loyola in Los Angeles, and Tulane, and I'm settled on Tulane.  The rankings sure as hell don't hurt Tulane's advantage!  But also, I think it has a much stronger national rep and opoens far more doors at the big firms, and also, I love New Orleans, way more than LA, and have a lot of friends who went to Tulane Law, and loved it and say its a much more laid back experience than most schools, except maybe Yale!  But I'm getting psyched, anyone going there, feel free to drop me a line.


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Acceptances / Re: Tulane's Recent Jump in Rankings
« on: March 30, 2005, 11:03:30 AM »
This is great news, and I got into Tulane a few weeks ago and will be going!!! I consider myself real lucky,  ESP with this new ranking, to have gotten in and I'm psyched!  Great news...  :) ;D

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Denials / Re: And the first to reject me is... ummmm, Tulane?
« on: March 15, 2005, 04:12:30 PM »
Absolutely not b/c of the length!  First of all, give these people more credit, plus, my personal statement was well over 1000 words, and I was accepted with lesser numbers...It can be the app, not just the numbers, maybe they just didn't like what they read, i mean, is it not possible that there was an actual substantive reason!?

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Acceptances / Re: Torn over Tulane....
« on: March 15, 2005, 09:33:35 AM »
I just got in at Tulane too and have thought the same thing about their ranking...BUT, here's the thing:  1) Tulane has traditionally been ranked in the T-50 and even top 35 in the country for the past couple of decades...now, despite US News coming out with new rankings every year, what employers have in their minds, is the traditional thoughts of schools, which is why you see Tulane grads doing very well in nyc and LA at big firms...It is still a well regarded school. 

2) I have a good amount of friends who are Tulane Law alumns, and they have told me that the big giving alumns have had several meetings with the Dean in the past year telling him that the ranking needs to go back up and be a tier 1 school, and theyve agreed that they need to give more money, etc.  So expect it to rise steadily back up, not drop.

Hope that helped, and maybe I'll see you at Tulane!

- Steve

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Wait List / Re: Waitlist at Brooklyn Law....
« on: March 09, 2005, 11:50:09 AM »
Well, I actually found out a few days ago that i got into Tulane LAW!!!  So Brooklyn is out for me...I've lived in Manhattan my whole life, I'll come back eventually to practice, but Tulane is where its at for me now! 


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