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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Notre Dame -v- Tulane
« on: April 06, 2005, 04:38:18 PM »
When I had my lunch with Notre Dame grads they said they had no problems getting work in Texas. They weren't really near the top of their class either. They were also of the opinion that ND grads were held in higher regard than SMU and UH grads were in their respective cities. How does Tulane do in TX.

From what I've heard, Tulane places very well in Texas, and extremely well in Houston. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: The Merits of Tulane
« on: April 05, 2005, 08:41:45 PM »
It's obvious that your "extensive research" wasn't very extensive if you think GMU offers the best opportunities to it's graduates, especially if you are using national placement as a key consideration.  You are probably just looking at their at graduation employment rate, which can be easily manipulated.  GMU places 88% of it's students in the South Atlantic area.  That's because no one outside the South Atlantic area has heard of GMU.  It has virtually no national recognition. 

Vanderbilt, on the other hand, has a comperable at-graduation employment rate as GMU, the same average average starting salary, and places no more than ~30% of it's graduates in any given market area.  While Tulane has a lower at-graduation employment rate, it has the same average starting salary as GMU and also places no more than ~30% of it's graduates in any give market area.


I've done extensive research on Tulane. In particular how it compares to similarly ranked schools (Vandy, Richmond, Miami, William and Mary, American, and GMU).

From what I can tell so far, GMU has the best job opportunities afforded to graduates. Vanderbilt and American would be a close second. I think that both of these school's have gained both a solid local reputation, as well as a good "big law" reputation in the large cities-DC, NYC, etc.

I'd say that Tulane, Miami, and Richmond are all a clear step behind in terms of the national job opportunities in a wide range of fields.

Just my two cents..

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane admit day...
« on: April 04, 2005, 08:48:51 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Tulane admit day...
« on: April 04, 2005, 08:17:13 AM »
Did anyone go to this?  How was it?

Tulane is SWeet.

That is all.

I have a 3.65 and a 164 and got 15K. I wrote them referenced a couple acquintences and a couple lsn people who have gotton 20K with lesser numbers. They better come through! (I hope) =]

Their scholarship policy is kinda random.  I got 20k/yr with my numbers.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Scholarships at Tulane??
« on: March 30, 2005, 05:25:58 AM »
I know I am a little late in this thread, but I got 20k/yr from them. 

Tulane is SWeet.

That is all.

Thanks for the advice, my impression is that attending Tulane would actually make it easier to get a job nationally then schools such as Davis or UNC- which despite their higher rankings seem to be very regionalized schools in terms of placement and have lower starting salaries. Has anyone seen the new rankings? what caused Tulane to jump from 56 to 41- or was that the result of a positive coin toss by the geniuses at US news?

Their employment rates jumped up significantly (over 10% higher at graduation and like 5-7% higher 6 mo. after graduation rate).  Rumor has it that there may have been an error in last year's reported graduation rate.  Also, I think their assessment scores went up a little.

I know Tulane is much more national than Davis.  I'm not too sure about UNC (I don't know anything about that school).

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