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I would take St. Louis over Cleveland any day. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Missouri--Kansas City quandary
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:15:41 PM »
anyone know the particulars about gaining missouri residency?  Couldn't find any definitive answers online....

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I love the outdoors (skiing, hiking etc.), so Gonzaga, as it is in the mountains, definitely has an advantage in that department.  It's a long way from where I am now, thats the big drawback.

Go where you can picture yourself living and working.  These are all very regional schools so that's the most important thing.  It may be difficult to move after you graduate.

I agree with Pinky on this.  Only go where you feel you could stay for a  number of years after graduating.  Tulsa is is a small-big city, access to lost of state parks, lakes, and related activities.  Market is kinda limited but cost of living is CHEAP!  Creighton is in the middle of freaking nowhere.    I don't know Franklin Pierce or Dayton...

FP is in Concord, NH and it's the only law school in the state, so you have decent employment opportunities there.  It's COLD though and lots of SNOW.

Well I know there is some skiing in NE, but it ain't the Rockies...

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I love the outdoors (skiing, hiking etc.), so Gonzaga, as it is in the mountains, definitely has an advantage in that department.  It's a long way from where I am now, thats the big drawback.

Go where you can picture yourself living and working.  These are all very regional schools so that's the most important thing.  It may be difficult to move after you graduate.

I agree with Pinky on this.  Only go where you feel you could stay for a  number of years after graduating.  Tulsa is is a small-big city, access to lost of state parks, lakes, and related activities.  Market is kinda limited but cost of living is CHEAP!  Creighton is in the middle of freaking nowhere.    I don't know Franklin Pierce or Dayton...

Pinky?!  :D  No one has ever called me Pinky on these boards! :o 

I'm Cosmo!

I like Pinky better.   ;D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Missouri--Kansas City quandary
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:35:54 PM »

And yes, out of the whole student body some are bound to be unhappy. Have you visited to see for yourself?

Not yet, if they accept me and I can get residency or scholar$$$ I will make the 5hr drive.  I have actually spent ALOT of time in KC, have some friends there, and love the town.  That was the only reason that I applied there and the school does well in KC and the midwest.  I would really consider moving to KC if things worked out and I didn't get into OU or Arkansas...  I would even go to UMKC at full price(with residency) and give up my scholarship at OCU...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Missouri--Kansas City quandary
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:26:27 PM »
UMKC (both law and UG) has a lot of local ties to firms in Kansas City. Tons of senior partners, hiring partners, named partners etc. went to UMKC and it seems they have sort of a soft spot for the school. Plus, it's actually in Kansas City so if you went there and are looking for a job in KC, it's easy for a firm to assume you are committed to the city (as opposed to just the midwest region in general).

I know a few people who go there and love it. It seems much more laid back than some of the ultra-competitve Tier 3's. I don't know that I've ever heard anything bad about it.

From what I've seen working at a top local firm, KU, MU and UMKC seem to do about equally in KC. Alumni from all three are prevalent at all of the firms.

Thanks for the advice.  Research I have done about hiring #'s and partners have proven that UMKC does really well in KC even at the biggest firms so your advice confirms that.  I have heard from 2 students in particular that didn't have one good thing to say about the school.  One was even transferring to Tulsa because he disliked it so much.  I don't understand his logic on that, but out of 500 students a fair number are gonna be pissed about something I guess...

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I love the outdoors (skiing, hiking etc.), so Gonzaga, as it is in the mountains, definitely has an advantage in that department.  It's a long way from where I am now, thats the big drawback.

Go where you can picture yourself living and working.  These are all very regional schools so that's the most important thing.  It may be difficult to move after you graduate.

I agree with Pinky on this.  Only go where you feel you could stay for a  number of years after graduating.  Tulsa is is a small-big city, access to lost of state parks, lakes, and related activities.  Market is kinda limited but cost of living is CHEAP!  Creighton is in the middle of freaking nowhere.    I don't know Franklin Pierce or Dayton...

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In at St. Thomas with a scholarship. Deposit due May 7th, hoping to hear from some other schools before then. Holding out for a San Diego area one....

Congrats on St. Thomas and the $$$!  I am actually gonna call them tomorrow and negotiate the terms of the scholarship they offered me...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Missouri--Kansas City quandary
« on: April 13, 2008, 08:03:02 PM »
According to this study: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904900045   The statistical difference between Missouri-Columbia, U of Kansas, and UMKC is negligible.   What gives?  I thought that U of Kansas and Mo-Columbia had the pick of the best jobs in Kansas City.  I have also heard lots of bad things about UMKC, anyone have any solid info?

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in- Cal Western
out- UALR

Congrats on Cal Western, I'm hoping and praying I get in as well.

Thanks!  I LOVE san diego but without some $$$ I don't think I will be making the move.  Based on LSN data I don't think Cal Western will be giving little ol' me much money...  90K+ is just too much investment considering their rank and job placement record...

Good luck to you on getting in, I am calling them on Monday to inquire about $$$ and if no go then I will withdraw.

Well good luck with that, I hope you get the money! My numbers make it a reach, poor undergrad leaves me with 2.63/153 so I will be surprised if I get in. I'm getting married in June and my fiance's family lives in the area, plus his uncle is a grad from there so it would be nice to be accepted. *Fingers crossed*

keep your fingers crossed.   it helps! 

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