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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Please help! UCLA or UVA?
« on: May 26, 2008, 04:02:43 PM »
UVA will have better employment prospects. However, UCLA will not be far behind. If prestige and post law school opportunities are your first priority then I would go with UVA. Have you visited both places yet? It's basically big city vs. small historical town. I think both would be fun. Also, visiting CO from either place will probably cost you about the same (maybe a bit cheaper from LA, but I wouldn't call that a deal breaker).

Hard decision, but my vote is for UVA. You'll get better career opportunities for about the same cost. Honestly though, you can't wrong either way.

I agree. UVA

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So a person is likely to do better on the LSATs after having gone to a rigorous college that was intellectually challenging than that person would have done at a less rigorous college. This isn't because people learn how to do logic games at elite colleges; its because the mind requires exercise to develop.

The most prestigious colleges are often the easiest and least rigorous. The Ivy League is famous for easy undergraduate classes, lax rigor, and rampant grade inflation. Instead of believing that the "education" process of college produces the LSAT results, it could just as easily be argued that the students verify the prestige of the school. The smartest and best-testing students usually attend the best schools. The smartest and best-testing students usually perform the best on the LSAT. Therefore, it is natural to believe that the students from the best schools are disposed to perform better on the LSAT.

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WUSTL and ND offered me money, but if the career prospects are radically different, I have some savings and loans to fall back on. BU also might offer money, but since I was just admitted from their waitlist, I haven't received notification of scholarship or financial aid money yet.

As for WUSTL's international law program, I applied to that but didn't get in.

So I'm understanding that the general consensus here is ND or BU? Those are the biggest national names?

I would say take the money at WUSTL or ND. Have you visited either or both?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Georgia State or Tulane
« on: May 22, 2008, 08:16:46 PM »
   I want to work in Atlanta biglaw or mid-law, debt is not a factor.  Curious to any responses

Tulane

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also harvard's acceptance rate is a 10%, however upenn's wharton's acceptance rate is a 4% it is the most selective undergraduate business school in the country.

I knew that 4% number sounded odd. Businessweek had the wharton undergrad admissions rate at 16.1%. Could you please post the link to your 4% number?

that's the 2006 rate.admissions has become increasingly more competitive  these last 2 years and will continue to do so for the next few years.

My mistake. I found the 2007 Businessweek profile and it lists the admissions rate at 13%. Maybe they have it wrong. Could you please post the link to your 4% number?

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/07/undergrad/profiles/wharton1.htm

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Texas vs Cornell
« on: May 22, 2008, 12:35:09 PM »
If I know for sure that I want to work in Houston when I'm done, does it make any sense to go to Cornell over Texas???

(Assume finances are not a factor)

Not really. UT is king in Texas.

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i hope to attend a private law school as well. i already took my lsat and i scored a 169 i was just wondering though if you think it will make a difference in helping me get into a top law school if i attend one institution over the other? also harvard's acceptance rate is a 10%, however upenn's wharton's acceptance rate is a 4% it is the most selective undergraduate business school in the country.

I knew that 4% number sounded odd. Businessweek had the wharton undergrad admissions rate at 16.1%. Could you please post the link to your 4% number?

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/06profiles/wharton1.htm

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Law School Applications / Re: $ questions late in the game
« on: May 22, 2008, 10:07:34 AM »
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WL: columbia, upenn, mich, georgetown, ucla
in: gw, fordham, bu

Georgetown vs UCLA?

EarlCat's avitar is hysterical

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guys i went to a state school and it was super easy i had an A in every class except the 4 semesters of foreign language i had B's in. my parents both went to top undergraduate schools and have real good jobs so money isn't an issue and i can afford to go to a top private school. i hope to attend a private law school as well. i already took my lsat and i scored a 169 i was just wondering though if you think it will make a difference in helping me get into a top law school if i attend one institution over the other? also harvard's acceptance rate is a 10%, however upenn's wharton's acceptance rate is a 4% it is the most selective undergraduate business school in the country.

I'm not sure that is correct. My understanding is that most Penn students can simply transfer to wharton after completing their freshman year with decent grades. Do you have a link to that 4% number?

As for law school options, a 169 should position you to be in play at some of the lower T14's

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Seton Hall
« on: May 22, 2008, 09:56:18 AM »
I wonder if the relatively negative WSJ article about them will affect their rankings in the coming years.

Something like that probably won't have any effect on it's ranking

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