Vanderbilt undergrad -> Columbia Law (trading up
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Oh man, I wanna transfer to Stanford now!
I second that!
Assuming you are not the new owner of a condo in Tempe, I would go to SMU. SMU is a slightly better law school than ASU, not to mention the fact that they offered you $75,000! That is a huge and generous offer. Add in the family connections in Dallas and this seems like an easy decision.
My brother chose WUSTL (with $35,000) over Vandy (with no money) two years ago. He still says it was the best decision he ever made.
Vanderbilt is a great school for undergrad, but not ideal for being a law student. Nashville is also a very odd city and not really my cup of tea. On the other hand, I found WUSTL to have a gorgeous campus and Saint Louis to be a very affordable, livable city.
I'm a debt averse person, especially in this type of economy. I would definitely splurge and pay an extra $75,000 to go to one of the better T14, but I don't think there is that much of a difference between WUSTL and Vandy to pay an extra $75,000
« on: May 31, 2008, 03:34:19 PM »
Let met end this argument with the MOST important comparisons:
I'm outraged that you would assert that the girls at Alabama and Georgia are hotter than girls at Duke and Boston College!!!
« on: May 21, 2008, 08:49:09 PM »
Ok, yall need to chill.
argo, I think you might want to consider just letting the matter rest. Launching personal insults doesn't move the discussion or debate along.
Law School Applications / Re: Thinking about law school - A few questions - answers greatly appreciated« on: May 21, 2008, 07:38:46 PM »
Your overall LSDAS GPA will be what matters most; if you're right that that's a 3.1, I don't think anybody's going to be automatically throwing your application away. The LSAT, of course, is the crucial component.
« on: May 21, 2008, 07:33:45 PM »
I don't think LSD has an anti-Penn bias per se. If anything, this board exhibits the opposite bias. In this case, you invited sharp comments when you unfairly minimized state schools and made an absurd allusion equating Penn to Harvard.
I am not trying to attack you. I just pointed out that you will naturally invite sharp comments when you inexplicably continue to equate Penn with Harvard and assert that some nebulous concept of "elite schools" dwarfs the education offered at state universities.
Back to the main issue: I don't think anybody is saying that your degree isnít good. It is good. It just has little value in the context of law school admissions.
« on: May 21, 2008, 04:55:18 PM »
Hi, I'm new to this site. I'm now a senior at a not well known state university, and I'm graduating with a finance major this year.
You will still have some great options. How did your LSAC GPA differ so dramatically from the 3.3 GPA you thought to be valid?