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I would go to UT and be happy about it.  It is a well respected school that probably has the hottest girls of any campus in the top 20, maybe even the entire country with the possible exception of Arizona State.  That may not matter to you, but it would be a factor in my decision.  That said, I do hate UT... and OU and Colorado (I went to KSU for UG).  If you do well and don't like it, you can always transfer.

In terms of rankings, somewhere on Leiter's website he states that UT and Cal maybe somewhat underrated by USNWR due to a bias against public schools (paraphrase).  I don't know if that is true or not (and I do believe Leiter teaches at UT), but it is something to consider.  In response to a previous post about UT breaking the top 14, I don't think it really matters.  There is not a magical line that when broken, employers will look much more favorably on that particular law school.  I think the top 14 was "coined" because of some kind of break, however slight, that employers, professors, etc. see between Georgetown, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, ect. and UT, UCLA, etc.  If UT passes some schools ahead of it, will more recruiters visit UT over GT?  Will UT grads see an increase in national job opportunities, clerkships, etc.?  Probably not, at least not immediately, but I doubt there is much difference in opportunity between the two schools anyway.  The main disadvantage UT probably has in terms of national placement is its location.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UVA - What does it all mean?
« on: March 25, 2006, 06:51:53 PM »
I applied pretty early like yourself.  I got a waitlist email from UVa a couple of days ago.  In fact, the last three decisions I have received have been waitlists.  I have given up hope on being accepted to the schools that have yet to make a decision (NYU and Duke).  I think the best news to come would be a waitlist. 

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UVA Waitlist
« on: March 23, 2006, 10:23:18 PM »
I just got the email this evening.  Priority non-resident waitlist.  It's about what I was expecting because it is so late in the game.  I haven't decided what I am going to do.  I was also waitlisted at UMich, to which I accepted, and I would rather go to Ann Arbor.  It looks like I'm headed to Georgetown with my cell phone nearby at all times.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: GORE/OBAMA 08
« on: March 22, 2006, 08:24:10 PM »
I am from Middle America and thanks to Bush, I now consider myself a conservative democrat.  I imagine that I am like most voters in that I agree with each party on a few issues.  I think that is what made Clinton (Bill) so popular.  He was progressive and liberal, but he did compromise (and even agree) with the republicans on some issues (I think this really caught them off guard at first). 

I hate closed primary elections.  The republican winner has to pander to the religious right and Bible-thump his way to the nomination.  A Constitutional Amendment prohibiting gay marriage?  I'm sure the founding fathers forgot to put that in, we had better change it know.  In my opinion, there should be an amendment that protects the right to privacy in plain, bold language so Bush, Scalia, etc. quit stepping all over it.  The democratic winner is more of a wild-card, but John Kerry, are you serious?  I have more masculinity in my finger than he has in his entire body.  I bet he goes home and gets female dog-slapped by Teresa every night (maybe not so bad, if you are into that kind of thing).  He just needs to stay at home and eat ketchup.

I would love to see Obama run, but I agree with previous posters that thought he was too green.  I don't think Hillary would be too bad, but she will be in for a battle in the election.  If McCain can get past the Republican nomination, I think he will be hard to beat, but you never know.

And please somebody get this to the republican leadership:
tax cuts + increased spending = huge deficits
(when a republican says he is for smaller government, he is just talking about less money for education and social security, possible exception for Tom Coburn)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: NCAA Tournament
« on: March 13, 2006, 05:08:03 PM »
Regarding office pools, I have seen girls pick certain teams because they liked the name of the school or the color of the uniforms.  Sometimes, they actually do quite well.  This really pisses me off.

My final four is: UNC, Duke, Kansas, Villanova

Other thoughts:
I don't think Tennessee will make it to the Sweet Sixteen.
I think Texas A&M will beat Syracuse (I think Jerry with a G's tank is out of gas)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: what's your top five?
« on: March 09, 2006, 09:13:52 AM »
Really hoping I get in off the waitlist at Michigan.  By the way, Notre Dame's policy of making you withdrawal your applications from all other schools by April 15 really stinks.

1. Georgetown
2. Notre Dame
3. Pepperdine ($33k/year)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chicago, GULC, Duke, W&L, Texas
« on: March 08, 2006, 11:19:39 PM »
I don't have any new, ground-breaking information to add, but I will throw in my two cents anyway.  I would like to preface my comments by saying that I believe every school mentioned in the discussion is excellent, and a poor choice cannot be made.  I agree with you that Chicago is an excellent school.  In my opinion, it is only surpassed by Harvard and Yale.  I would also agree with some previous comments that Georgetown is unfairly bashed on this website quite often, and I am not sure exactly why that is so (bottom of the T-14 in USNWR? large part-time program?).  Personally, I would place Georgetown ahead of Duke any day, but that is just me.  If you are hoping to land a job in the area (and not move after graduation), I think Chicago and Georgetown are the best choices.  Both schools are located in huge legal markets where you can find an attractive job, and following graduation, she should have no problem finding a job in either city.  I don't think money should be a huge concern because you will both be lawyers, and there is always the possibility that she may change her mind about public interest law.  That said, I personally love Michigan.  I think UMich has a slightly stronger reputation than Georgetown, and the cost of living would be much cheaper that Chicago or DC.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Worst movie ever?
« on: February 18, 2006, 02:55:20 PM »
I can't believe nobody has mentioned Ocean's Twelve yet.  Given the cast, that movie was a huge disappointment and easily the worst movie I have seen in quite a while.  In a completely different direction, I highly recommend Raising Arizona.  I have probably seen that movie 100 times, and it only gets better.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Sports Law
« on: February 18, 2006, 02:25:06 PM »
I agree.  My point was more about the big name clients he has, rather than the quality of his counsel.  On a side note, I hope Denver gets T.O. and he completely destroys the locker room after he realizes that Jake Plummer always chokes in big games.  As a rule of thumb, I figure Plummer is usually good for three turnovers when the game counts. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Sports Law
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:10:20 PM »
I don't know much about sports law either, but as I am a sports junkie, I think is would be a pretty kick-ass job.  I think I remember getting something from Tulane that said it was the first school to actually have a sports law program.  I know Drew Rosenhaus (NFL superagent) went to Duke.  If you want to get into sports law, I would suggest going to the best school you can and then begin "operation: network" to make some contacts and land a summer job.

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