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Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:15:30 PM »
Admitted students day was yesterday.  Come on, some of you have to see this and want to disagree with me...

The dean of admissions does do a great job of putting an excellent face on this school.

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Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:43:48 PM »
The most persuasive argument ever against going to a T14 (at least for people like me who don't want to work at Cravath and have staplers thrown at their heads when they accidentally leave out a comma): the money I would have spent on tuition can be used to buy a brand new Ferarri F430.

But then again, we're off topic.  U of L still sucks.  Don't go there.

And I was hoping to get some defenders of the school, but I guess there are none.

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Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:53:50 PM »
Peaches - I certainly hope you aren't in law school.  I have a top job in my market, see original post.

And I turned it down so I could have 0 debt instead of $180K plus interest.  While those NYU grads are working 100 hours a week to make the payments on their loans and 1500 square foot apartment, I'll be working 50-60 to pay for my Benz and 5000 square foot house.

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Louisville / Re: FYI from a 3L
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:15:13 PM »
Three reasons I came to U of L

1. full scholarship (turned down multiple offers from T14 schools to come here)
2. I have some family/friends in Louisville (though I was born and went to college elsewhere)
3. I didn't want to work the hours the lawyers do in the money-center markets (e.g. NYC, DC, etc.)

Despite my choice to come here, the fact remains - the school sucks, and it's only going to get worse.

And wow - 200-something comments in 2 days?  Surprised that many people actually care about this school...

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Louisville / FYI from a 3L
« on: April 01, 2008, 06:15:49 PM »
A disclaimer - I'm in the top 10% of my class.  I am on law review.  And I had top summer associate positions both after my first year and after my second year.  I will be starting at one of those firms this fall.  I say this not to brag, but to prove that I'm not an idiot who holds a grudge against U of L because she couldn't get a job.

With that in mind, please heed my advice.  DO NOT GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FOR LAW SCHOOL!!!  Many of your classmates will truly be idiots.  Many of your teachers just won't care about you (though there are a few good ones here).  The administration honestly doesn't give a *&^% about the students - it keeps us in the dark about major changes in the law school until they happen and fails to inform us about major suspensions of high ranking administrators.  They sometimes seem to go out of their way to make things hard on students.  Our academic support administrator finally got sick of it all and just quit in the middle of this semester.  She was the person that all of the 1Ls went to when they had academic problems - and when she left, many of them were understandably confused and worried.  I sure would have been.  Our dean of career services recently announced her "retirement," and many think it was needed, as job placement is far from ideal.  Along those lines, if you do attend U of L, please don't expect to get a good job.  Maybe 20 of 140 students will end up with big firm jobs - the rest will either be stuck doing insurance defense work at the salary of a McDonald's manager or doing pro bono work at the salary of a McDonald's burger-flipper.

And do I even need to mention the school's recent near 30 spot drop in the USNWR rankings?

In close, just don't say someone didn't warn you. 

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