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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Drexel
« on: May 26, 2006, 03:36:43 AM »
What did you end up doing here and why? I've actually put a deposit down at both to delay deciding. I'm really torn here for the same reasons you mentioned.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers ranking question
« on: April 29, 2006, 03:22:48 PM »
I'm trying to decide between several schools regarding where I'll attend next year. I'm leaning heavily towards Rutgers at this point, but its my understanding that they do not rank their students and instead just assign grades. Now, I am not going to go anywhere with the plan to transfer elsewhere and am more than aware of the folly in that kind of thinking. However, the ability to transfer if I don't like a place or if I do exceptionally well is an option I want to keep open. That being said, would going to Rutgers (or any other school with a non-ranking policy) hinder that ability or would the grades received instead substitute for the rank in some manner?

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Kent v. Loyola
« on: April 06, 2006, 05:15:09 AM »
Kent is definately on the rise while Loyola is wavering a bit, however neither is going to break into a new tier upwards or downwards. Loyola currently has a better rep in Chicago, but Kent's is very good and growing. It will pry be just as good if not slightly better within a few years. Loyola is also going through some hard times rankings-wise, but they are still a solid T2 plus rankings really aren't that practically important anyway. I think the main thing you need to look at is what type of law you are interested in. Kent has a better IP program, though Loyola's is good as well. Loyola has a better health law and public law program, though Kent's is also good.

Honestly, what you need to do is ignore the rankings and everything else you know about the programs second hand. Then visit both campuses, sit in on some classes, and talk to the admissions folks (if you haven't done all that already). Finally make your decision based of off what you know about the schools and how you feel about them. One way or another you can rest assured that you'll be attending a quality school that will place you well in the Chicago market regardless of where you decide to go.

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I think the UC Davis Adcomm is just plain sadistic. I figured they would have rejected me as soon as my file was complete, but instead they toy with my emotions by asking for fall transcripts, then let me stew for another month. Now it looks like they want unofficial winter transcripts..wtf? I have deposits I need to put down with more realistic schools! Stop torturing me! Or, don't...I'm just kidding UC Davis, if you're reading this...I love you. Please don't leave me.  :'(

Think an optional essay on borderline personality traits in law school applicants would get me anywhere?

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still pending at the 3 schools i applied to. i'm starting to think that i'll be rejected/waitlisted by all of them.

Welcome to my world, pal. I've been getting waitlisted for weeks.

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Heard from another school today and (JOY O JOY) they'll let me know if I'm in after May 1, and if not then by June 1, and if not then by July 1. *sigh*
Time to go back to freaking out. Anyone else need a drink?

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Yay another letter!

And another wait listing  :-\. I've now heard from four schools and have received only one real decision. I know I'm supposed to be positive about not being rejected anywhere, but I am getting seriously antsy here. That leaves only one top 3 choice remaining and I get a feeling I know what my decision there will be. I should just move all my schools to the "draw" category now.

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Gotta say Hofstra there. Hofstra has been moving up the past couple years and is now tier 2, its located in the city and places well on Long Island, and median salary for its graduates is higher than all the rest except NYL, but it is outragously expensive for such a low ranked school. AJ is right that there are a lot of schools in NYC and many that rank higher, but there are plenty that rank lower too. Also, over all I'd say any NYC school is better than an non-NYC New York school *if* you want to practice big law in the city.

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Another week gone by and, though I enjoy the company on this thread, I am unfortunately still posting here. *sigh*

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Yes it is! Just like you said, I feel like my luck is wearing thin. I just hope it can stay with me long enough to get into one of my top choices. That way even if I end up going with the money over my initial desires I can feel like I made a decision rather than had one forced on me.  :-\

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