Congrats on finishing your apps! I look forward to hearing what your options end up being.
I would gather a top law school could mean regional.Exactly.
Private schools have a big advantage over public schools, generally speaking. Of course in the flagship state is usually considered "great" by people in that state, but you leave the state and your school is only known if they're good at football or basketball, and even then they're only known for football or basketball. Interestingly, there seem to be a lot of schools which have "good" (according to US News anyway) law schools that don't have good undergrad programs -- Fordham, GW, American, GMU, Minnesota, Alabama -- I would guess these schools are not highly regarded according to lay perception (though GW may be an exception). However, there aren't as many schools that have very highly regarded undergrad programs with inferior law schools -- all I can think of is Wake Forest (I know it's undergrad is around #25 and law is around #40) so might be hard to make any conclusions about these schools.Like GW, I think Fordham could also be an exception, at least regionally. It has a rich history and relatively good brand despite its weaker undergrad (but even that is respected... 3rd best undergrad in NYC after Columbia and NYU, right?). However, I would guess most lay NYers would guess the law school is in the Bronx instead of down at Lincoln Center.
1. harvardI think your logic makes sense. I'm curious why you put Penn/Penn State, though. I mean, the former is an Ivy with a Top 5 b-school. Those in business make a HUGE distinction between Penn and Penn State. I imagine most other college educated types at least know the difference.
9. notre dame
16. penn/ penn state
24. bc/ bu
25. u. chicago
Basically take US News list for undergraduate schools. Then add point for having an expensive, prestigious sounding private school name (see "cornell," "vanderbilt," "tulane," "berkeley"), deduct major points for sounding like a state school (see "u. chicago), but deduct less points if the school is a state or private school that sounds like a state school with a catchy moniker ("ucla" "unc," "nyu", etc.). Add points if school has good sports programs (notre dame, duke), but deduct points if more people think of it as PRIMARILY a sports powerhouse (michigan, usc, texas). Add a few points if the word "Boston" is in the name, because Boston sounds prestigious. Viola, the list.
Hiring an illegal immigrant is as illegal in Ca as it is in Iowa.It shouldn't matter if it's more accepted in Ca-it's still illegal. It's also wrong to take advantage of hiring an illegal immigrant.As far as paying her $23 /hr I'm sure the maid was doing more than cleaning her house. She was probably the nanny,cook, gardner and everything else.I don't know if it's particularly easy to determine if an immigrant came here legally or illegally if said immigrant has a 1099 on file with the agency from which she was hired. I mean, if Ms. Whitman looked into it, sure, I'm sure she could have found the paper trail to the truth, but what would prompt her to do so?
I hope Mrs Whitman wasn't trying to save a couple of dollars because it may cost her in the long run.
Do u really think she employed someone for almost a decade and it didn't know that person's status? She's demonstrated she's a savvy successful business woman. It's hard to believe she wouls miss that.
I agree no one can escape being human but she is running for office and she knows that her dirty laundy will be aired.
If she can create jobs and improve CA's economy then she should still be considered,I agree.
A thought I just had aqs I stared at the blank screen. Th essay is used to test "writing, reasoning, and editing" skills. So how about a 250 word essay on why I will be successful at YAle backed up by academic evidence?That could work, but I think the challenge could be refraining from being cliche. I'm not applying to Yale; is this essay your personal statement or in addition to it?
Bigs,Have fun! I went last year. The biggest lines are for schools on the coasts. If you have any schools in flyover states you want to check out (other than Chicago and Northwestern), you shouldn't have a problem. I have to say, though, I was very impressed with NYU at the Forum last year. They had a ton of students, but also 3 or 4 representatives whereas most had only 1 or 2, even from the other NYC schools. When I got to the front of the line, I thought I would be rushed along, but the admissions counselor actually engaged me in conversation, seemed interested, knew the firm I was working at (a highly ranked V50 firm, yet there were still reps at the forum who gave me a blank stare when I told them), and really sold the school even though I know NYU isn't hurting for applicants.
I am already registered I'm glad I went to Drexel first for I learned it will be congested for most of the NYC forum Saturday. I plan on heading up right when they open at 10 to sign, talk and leave
Megan,Ah, I see what you're saying. The bulk of my experience has been at a big firm supporting the corporate transactional practice, so I was curious why that might be inadequate.
Anything too specialized as a legal assistant wouldn't necessarily give him a broad view of the legal field. I was thinking of sitting in the basement of a dirt law firm doing title searches, for example.
A smaller firm (but not a boutique firm) may give him a wider range of tasks and areas to observe. If he were to do general scheduling, file management, preparing motions, etc., the view would be broad. In other words, absent him having an interest in a specific field, like patent, bankruptcy, etc, broader is better.
The tedium is there no matter WHERE you go in the field. He'll be exposed to that anyway.