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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Unhappy Young Lawyers?
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:48:34 PM »
Things that I believe would make me happy with my job (ranked in no particular order)
1. Interesting/challenging work
2. Chance for advancement and promotion
3. Friendly working environment
4. Attractive secretary (just wanted to make sure you were reading, although it would definitely be a plus)
5. Salary

I would guess that these are pretty common to most people, but the rankings might differ.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Ranking 2007 Predictions
« on: February 16, 2006, 10:56:33 AM »
I agree the economy is beginning to show some signs of life, but it still stinks.  As long as oil prices stay this high and we have troops in Iraq (I am in favor of this, by the way) I really don't see it getting much better.  My point about public schools was this: 
States cannot spend all the money they want like the federal government, they are required to have balanced budgets (for the most part) so when the economy stinks, states are not pulling in as much tax revenue and certain things have to be cut.  Education is generally something that always gets cut, and since public universities are receiving less money from the state governments, they can either raise tuition or cut expenses to make up for this.  Private universities that do not count on government money do not suffer as much in a poor economy because there are generally enough students willing to go there and pay the high tuition.  I suppose the point where this would begin to show in law school rankings is when bright professors are lured away from public schools because the public universities cannot match the offers the private schools are throwing at them.  I don't think we are at this point yet, but it may not be that far away.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Ranking 2007 Predictions
« on: February 15, 2006, 12:57:53 PM »
I don't know if someone has already said this, but by the time we graduate Texas will pass Georgetown.

Texas is allowing more nonresident students which will push up their LSAT and GPA numbers.  If they increase their nonresident quota again next year, to say 50%, they will easily pass Georgetown.  Even with 35% instead of 25%, they probably will within a few years.

I believe there is a state law that restricts UT's incoming class to be only 20% out of state, which is one of the reasons I chose not to apply.  As for my predictions, as long as the economy stays in the tank, I think some private schools may begin to overtake the public schools that are ranked slightly ahead of them.  I like Northwestern and Duke to move up.  I think Georgetown will probably stay at 14, but I definitely don't see them dropping any spots. 

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