Hey. I checked out SLU in March and decided on attending there this fall. Really couldn't have been more impressed with everything.
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I'm from LA, and Tulane has a rep, for better or for worse, of being a school for out of staters. In NO, I would argue all the bowtie and suspender firms love Tulane grads, but outside of NO they're viewed more of less as full of *&^%. I'd say LSU and Loyola might be a bit more nuts and bolts law, and that may be appreciated more in the Deep South than any amount of prestige. To be honest, I'm sure it has to do with a certain amount of resentment. Just my two cents.
« on: March 27, 2006, 01:45:32 PM »
I'm also planing on living alone -- my first time and not to mention I'm moving to an entirely new city -- also in St. Louis. I'm scared shitless to be honest. I'm hoping you people up there are friendly -- especially since I'm coming from the Deep South where we tend to be a bit outgoing.
I have to say..at one point I was kind of a rankings snob and didn't consider SLU. HOWEVER, I visited the school and everyone is sooooo incredibly nice, all of the students (and I spoke to a ton) seem to genuinely like the school--additionally the comraderie among students is amazing. It's almost like a high school in that everyone seems to know and hang out with everyone else. I really, really got a good impression of the school (compared to the bad impression I got on Mizzou, which is generally ranked higher). Even with the opportunity to attend ivies and quasi-ivies, I still am seriously considering SLU--of course, I'm interested in public interest so law school rankings and salary prospects are not as important to me. I would seriously consider the school. If nothing else, if you work hard and climb to the top of your class at SLU and participate in several extra-curricular activities, that can look better than another kid saddled in the middle of his class at some higher ranked state school or something. Quality of life means a lot to me.
Don't forget SLU didn't do too bad in last years rankings -- I think they're tied for 73ish? I don't think thats terrible -- considering they beat out what I would call more quasi-prestige schools like Seton Hall, Richmond, and Catholic -- I think it's definately a school on the up, and yeah I think there's a lot to be said for law review some place rather than bottom quartile at another...
« on: March 21, 2006, 06:05:39 PM »
It demonstrates to prospective employers and schools that you have bad character and only accomplish good things when you have a reason to. Things that may seem trivial or meaningless right now tend to come back and haunt you 10-20 years down the road
do you have reason to believe that any UG transcripts would be used in a prospective job interview years down the line? in addition, having said that, anyone know if your LSAT score is brought up during any interviews? I would hope, and would think, that answer to both these questions is no. Comments?
« on: March 20, 2006, 03:43:53 PM »
so i'm guessing everyone here is in the same boat i am in -- accepted and just biding our time in UG until we can do something worthwhile in law school. so my question is -- i've completely blown off the last 12 hours of my UG -- happy with just passing with a strong D. anyone feel this might not be a good idea? it's not like law schools can take back an acceptance?
Alright -- well my tution deposit is paid -- also signed a lease sort of thing -- curious to see what everyone else will be doing about housing? Seems I might be paying too much, but seeing how I know next to nothing about STL, just might have to bite it this year and find something better next.
The SLU admissions office was amazingly helpful with advice on where to live, hotels, etc -- they even sent me a map of the airport. But heading up there in March to check out the school and surrounding apts..
Anyone heading to the visit March 3rd?
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