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Oh, I get it.  I just find it remarkably juvenile.

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I see, so I can be most helpful to the OP's request for advice by not giving any advice?

Perhaps so, but what I see is someone who, from where I sit, is seriously considering a course of action that is foolish in the extreme, based on the crazy notion that she will have "better options" graduating from Fordham than from Tulane.  That's just nuts, and furthermore sounds like someone who does not realize how much strain she is about to put herself under as a law student, irrespective of which school she chooses.

There's nothing particularly unusual about what I've seen and experienced.  Unsurprisingly, most of my best law school friends are other married folks, and if there is anyone who is happier to see graduation coming than the students, it's the spouses.  It's been hard on everyone.  Fortunately it appears that everyone's marriages are going to survive, unlike many if not most of the "serious" relationships that my classmates had when we entered as 1L's.  Most of those didn't make it.


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I'd bet money that their marriage cannot survive three years of being apart, while they are both involved in incredibly intense and pressure-packed professional school programs.  Hell, even if they both go to the same school, it's gonna be rough.



You never know. In fact, no one knows but them, and even they can't be 100% that it's going to work or going to crumble. Which doesn't do a whole lot to explain why she's asking the internet. Maybe she's just looking for reassurance that it can work, validation that her gut is telling her the right thing, whatever.

Well, speaking as someone who is twice-married, once-divorced, and who can see law school graduation on the horizon, I strongly, strongly suggest that trying to do three years of law school and four years of medical school half a country apart is a recipe for marital suicide.  Tulane is a perfectly good school - particularly if the other option is Fordham -so it's not like she is throwing away a T-14 school to go to a TTT.

In the unlikely event that the OP gets off the CLS wait list, I agree it would be a tougher decision, but I think that's a long shot.

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I'd bet money that their marriage cannot survive three years of being apart, while they are both involved in incredibly intense and pressure-packed professional school programs.  Hell, even if they both go to the same school, it's gonna be rough.


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Well, if your husband is going to Tulane and you're not, then you are probably giving up your marriage.  So I guess it depends on how important that is to you.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: New Non-Trad here
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:32:52 AM »
For crying out loud, you should never never never even consider going to a non-ABA accredited law school.

I mean seriously, what are you people thinking???

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Biglaw will not be an option coming from any of these schools.  You should check the attrition rates of these schools before you decide - I know Cooley in particular is notorious for deliberately flunking out a massive number of students (who shouldn't have been there in the first place) after collecting their tuition for a year or two. 

Honestly, if those are your choices, you should consider a different career.  Now is not the time to be graduating from a horrible law school and looking for a job.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: May 27, 2008, 09:12:48 PM »
I hardly ever go without being plugged in somewhere... basically only for convenience if I just have to look up something really quick and can't be bothered to plug in.  You won't have any problem, every classroom has power at basically every seat, and there are outlets everywhere in the library too, as well as around the buildings.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Predicament!! Opinions needed!
« on: May 12, 2008, 08:43:38 PM »
Definitely go to UGA over GSU.  The better career options (both out of school and long-term) far outweigh one year's extra tuition.

Good luck with the waitlist.  We overenrolled last year, so I don't know what that's going to do to this year's class.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: May 12, 2008, 12:01:55 PM »
Also need to send official transcripts (LSAC won't work) and vaccination records (this seriously sucks, I have no idea where to get them.)

I was able to get mine from my undergrad institution.  I'd suggest starting your search there.  Considering my undergrad 15-year reunion was a few weeks ago, I was amazed they still had them, but they did.

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