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Tulsa / Re: Tulsa?
« on: January 19, 2010, 11:18:50 PM »
To be perfectly honest, I have never experienced any sort of weird competitiveness.  Even among the top 10-25%, I've never not been able to have a normal conversation, ask other students questions, review their notes, get notes I'm missing, etc.  There's of course some sense of competitiveness in that it is law school, but it is NOTHING like what you read about.  I don't know if it's this school or law school in general, but everyone I know is 100% willing to help (as long as you're not the person who never came to class and then asks for an outline- I'm not very willing to help those people out :) )

Most people I know live on campus- the TU apartments are very nice, and it's pretty convenient to get to class.  Living on campus is probably the best way to get to know people, because a lot of people live there, and there are apartment units dedicated primarily to grad students.  I live off-campus, and that's fine, too- you just have to know where to look.  The neighborhoods around the campus have cute rent houses/duplexes.  I would recommend living close- there's not a lot of traffic in town, but it's just so much easier to live close by campus.  Not many big apartment complexes I would recommend (other than campus apartments).

Tulsa / Re: Tulsa?
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:32:04 PM »
I won't argue about the merits of the school, and I certainly have things that I wish had been different.  But, in this market, most law school graduates have trouble finding a job, no matter what city they're in or school they went to.  While a high-ranked school certainly will help, it isn't necessarily going to get you a job.  It really just depends on what's important to you.  If you know exactly what you want to do/where you want to live, then you should think about a law school specific to that.  But if graduating with less/no debt and still having a law degree is appealing, then take the scholarship.  Law school rank notwithstanding, I've had a great experience.  And, although it wouldn't have mattered to me when I was looking at schools, law review grade-on is a 3.5.

Tulsa / Re: Tulsa?
« on: January 19, 2010, 01:43:58 PM »
In our defense, TU isn't a bad school.  GREAT professors, and a really good atmosphere.  The job prospects are fine, but are pretty localized- so if you want to work in the area, career services is good at that- they are also really good at scholarships, and in my opinion, it's worth not having any debt.  TU is a good law school.  Law school is about making your own choices, so don't blame the school.  And Tulsa is fun, I've been here almost my whole life.  A different pace from some cities, but it's good place to be.  Let me know if you have any specific questions; I'm in my third year at TU.

Also, here's some general law school advice I've picked up:

Choosing the Right Law School / Before applying to law school!!
« on: January 14, 2010, 05:50:03 PM »
Be sure law school is what you really want to do.  There's a lot to consider, and I wish I'd had better advice.

Check out:

Current Law Students / What Law School is Really Like
« on: January 13, 2010, 10:39:50 PM »
There is a new blog, run by regular law students, all about what actually goes on in law school: advice, correcting the myths, etc.  A good place to connect with other students with the same experiences.

Incoming 1Ls / What to Expect in Law School
« on: January 13, 2010, 08:51:45 PM »
For a good reference, check out:

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: January 13, 2010, 08:49:48 PM »
This is a really good resource about what to expect in law school:

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