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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU vs. Vanderbilt ($$$)
« on: March 11, 2008, 09:45:00 AM »
I can't help but think that it would be a mistake to go to Vandy over NYU, even given your stated goals.  Law school is somewhat of a life changing experience.  After starting your legal education you might find yourself attracted to facets of the law that you never could have foreseen.  Your goals might change to reflect any personal changes. 

NYU has absolutely boundless resources and opportunities afforded to its students.  Any career in law that you could dream up would be well on its way if you went to NYU.  Vanderbilt is a good school, but don't underestimate the value of having limitless options. 

I'm going to have to agree with this post. NYU will open up so many doors and allow you to pursue more career paths.

I visited all the schools I have gotten into so far (incl. WL but I didn't really like the SUPER small town) and I am having a really tough time deciding. I go to UCLA right now so I am used to a big city and don't know if moving to a small town (i.e. Williamsburg) is right for me. But I don't know if I should risk not taking advantage of the strong reputation of W&M for a lifestyle choice.

I have received almost in full scholarships to Cardozo and Loyola along with a big need-based scholarship to W&M.

I only want to do Big Law for a few years after law school and eventually go into real estate development.

Any suggestions?

I would take the full ride at Loyola and stay in Los Angeles.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL or Tulane?
« on: March 11, 2008, 09:41:44 AM »
wow- this was a long thread. It's a tough choice because Tulane is throwing so much money at you.

I still think you should go to WUSTL even if you don't get the scholarship. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Who wants to rate my chances?
« on: February 26, 2008, 04:55:45 PM »
I have a 2.7/165 and am Native American.  I have some interesting intern experience, but no hardships to speak of.  Here are some of the schools I've applied to that I think I'll have a shot at and would like to go to.  I have some reaches, but I don't really expect much with the low ugpa.  Any professional opinions about my chances?

University of San Diego
Georgia State University

One of my reaches is W&M, but I doubt I'd get in...even if they did send me a fee waiver.  :-\


I would say you have a very high chance of getting into all three

News Discussion / Re: Sunstein to Leave Chicago for Harvard
« on: February 26, 2008, 04:53:25 PM »
Huge get for Harvard

I got a really good package from GW, one I doubt will be matched from BC or BU, if I get in that is.

My goal after graduation is to come back to Boston and have a family and practice in Boston, not in DC.

I was going to save this post for after I heard from BC and BU, but I can't wait any longer.  At this point, unless I got into BC and they matched the offer from GW, it looks like I'm moving to DC.  I'm a little scared of getting a job back up in Boston after graduation.  Also to clarify I can't do summer associate-ships in Boston because I'm making my husband move down to DC for me and I can't very well leave him stranded down there.

Is there anything else I can do to make connections in Boston?  Or am I worrying about nothing here?

GW doesn't do great in Boston, especially when compared to BU and BC. That being said, the money factor might make it worth going there.

WUSTL. You will have far more options with a WUSTL degree than you would with a degree from SMU.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pepperdine Student Taking Any Questions
« on: February 22, 2008, 08:33:46 AM »
If anyone has any questions about Pepperdine let me know! ;D

What is the weather like this month?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Brooklyn and Cardozo Biglaw
« on: February 22, 2008, 08:32:18 AM »
I guess it comes down to is there a substantial difference, because it seems like 25% may do it at Dozo and 15% at Brooklyn.   That's kinda substantial, and not great shot either place.  Hell, NYLS is at least 10% right?

This seems right. It's around 25% at Cardozo and 15% at Brooklyn

I don't know if you are correct. The kids I know at BLS really struggle with BigLaw. From everything I have heard, it is more like top 10% at Brooklyn. Although I don't have any information on Cardozo, I know BigLaw goes deeper into their class- just not sure whether it is 20% or 25%

Where should I go next fall? / Re: BC vs. Northeastern
« on: February 22, 2008, 08:29:35 AM »
BC BC BC BC BC. Third best school in New England. Go and don't look back.

$$ probably wont happen though.


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