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From what I've been able to see online, Indiana-Bloomington looks beautiful. The law building isn't too bad either.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Public Policy dual degrees?
« on: February 10, 2006, 11:17:04 PM »
And the top 10 for Public Policy Analysis:

1. Berkeley
2. Harvard
3. Michigan
4. Carnegie Mellon
5. Duke
6. Syracuse
7. Chicago
8. Princeton
9. Texas-Austin
10. Georgetown

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Public Policy dual degrees?
« on: February 10, 2006, 11:12:35 PM »
Here are the USNWR rankings (sorry I didn't number them, but they're in order):

Syracuse
Harvard
Indiana-Bloomington
Georgia
Princeton
Berkeley
USC
Carnegie Mellon
Michigan
American
Duke
GWU
SUNY-Albany
Kansas
UNC-Chapel Hill
Texas-Austin
Georgetown
NYU
Chicago
Wisconsin-Madison
Columbia
UCLA
Maryland-College Park
Minnesota-Twin Cities
Pittsburgh
Arizona State
Florida State
Georgia State
Johns Hopkins
Rutgers State-Newark
Nebraska-Omaha
University of Washington
Virginia Tech
Kentucky
Cornell
Indiana-Purdue
Northern Illinois
Texas A&M
University of Colorado - Denver Health and Sciences Center
Delaware
Missouri -Columbia
Cleveland State
Naval Postgraduate School
Ohio State
Penn
CUNY - John Jay College
GMU
Arizona
Illinois-Chicago
Utah


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Where should I go next fall? / Degree granting GPA
« on: January 17, 2006, 08:07:48 PM »
I saw elsewhere on the site that Colorado-Boulder only looks at your degree granting GPA. Does anyone know if any other tier 1 or tier 2 schools do the same? This may be posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Oregon and Lewis & Clark
« on: January 16, 2006, 03:33:38 PM »
I was just kidding about hating hippies. I'm just concerned that I may catch a hackie sack in the eye while crossing campus. If I went to either school I would look to stay in Portland. Does L&C have an advantage over Oregon with job placement due to being located in Portland? And what are the campus'/area's like?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Villanova/Temple/Rutgers Camden
« on: January 16, 2006, 03:25:43 PM »
I'm also curious about schools that place in Philadelphia. I know that Temple has one of the top legal writing programs in the country (USNWR #5), which may be a factor to consider. Temple has staffed the program with an unusually large amount of instructors, all in an effort to give personalized help. Since writing is such an important area for an attorney to do well, Temple may have an advantage over the other two schools.

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Where should I go next fall? / Oregon and Lewis & Clark
« on: January 16, 2006, 02:14:25 PM »
Does anybody know much about these two schools? I know that they are great for environmental law, but is there any other reason to go there? One major drawback for me is that I hate hippies.

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Well, illegal things happen more than we want to admit, IMO.  I would think that just it's connection to the LDS would give member students a bit of a leg up with the majority of the Utah business community (and much of Arizona for that matter).  Being Mormon can definately hurt you as well.  In the last Arizona governor's race, the republic candidate probably lost because he is Mormon.  It goes both ways.

I truly believe that being a Mormon will only help you due to networking opportunities. No Utah business community employer is going to hire you because you are Mormon, because at least 80% of the other applicants are also going to be Mormon.

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I just spoke with the secretary at my work who used to be a recruiter for Jones Waldo as well as Parsons Behle & Latimer (two of the largest Utah firms). She said that they had more Utah graduates than BYU, and that both firms were predominately non-Mormon. Utah places 86% of grads in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montanta, and New Mexico. BYU places 67%. To think that being a non-Mormon is going to hurt your chaces at getting a position seems unrealistic considering it is illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, etc. It's true that your religious ties will help you with networking, just like membership in a professional organization would, but it's not going to land you the job. Thats going to come down to how you performed in school and what your experience is.

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Jake. I couldn't agree with you more about the institute. The U does have that element, as it draws students from East Bountiful, East Sandy, and East Draper. But overall, BYU has much, much, more of them than the U.

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