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General Board / Re: Cost of Law School
« on: April 02, 2008, 08:44:24 PM »
Thank you very much for your thoughts, any idea where i could find out more information on the loan forgiveness program or law?

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Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:56:22 PM »
I went to Pre-law day this past saturday and was impressed by the school.  I did however talk to some students I ran into touring the library and halls that weren't wearing name tags, ie: not ambassadors or cheerleaders to get some unbiased info on the school.  Each and every one of them confirmed to me the rumors I had heard of the harsh grading scale and reluctance to give out high marks.  They all said that this is due to keeping people from transferring to other schools and other reasons like people not qualifying for their scholarships and thus having to pay full tuition.

I did like what I heard regarding OCI's and summer internships from nearly every student I talked to, sounds like there might actually be opportunities for those other than the Law Review people.   In all I talked to approximately 15 students that WERE NOT part of pre-law day and feel that I got a reasonable feel for the school in addition to the pre-law Kool-Aid drinkers...

Tulsa / ASD Pre-law day this saturday...
« on: March 26, 2008, 03:31:34 PM »
Anyone here attending TU's pre-law ASD this saturday?   I am heading up from Norman because I don't really have anything more interesting to do this saturday...

General Board / Re: # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:55:46 PM »
How much debt from each?  I'm guessing significantly less from OCU?  That's probably the better bet.

It really depends on merit money, I have decent numbers and by past accounts on LSN I should get some decent money at both.   80K OCU vs. 66K St. M's.  I have heard that residency is kinda difficult in Texas to establish...   This is all a moot point if I get into my two somewhat reaches..  U of Oklahoma and U of Arkansas

General Board / Re: # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:40:22 PM »

But you should also look at how the OCIs are done.  If it's by firms select, then there's a good chance the same 15 kids will get interviews with most of the firms.  Unless you're one of the top students, you can count yourself out probably. 

At either of these schools, you should not expect to be hired through OCI.  Honestly, these are both extremely low numbers of employers at OCI.

Seconded.  This may seem like a large disparity, but it probably won't benefit you much to attend the school with betters numbers (unless we know more about the schools and your personal goals).

I was not being purposely vague...  The two schools are OCU and St. Mary's.  Markets are similar, school rankings are similar.  I live in Norman but would consider a move to San Antonio as I have spent alot of time in south central Texas.  As far as after graduation goals I am not set.  A possible return to OK, but after 3 years I might be comfortable in Texas.  San Antonio does have bigger cities/markets such as Houston and Austin near by, but in terms of city proper, I don't think San Antonio is much better than OKC.  I have spent time in both and I think SA suffers from the little brother complex being so near Austin, while OKC is the big brother here in OK.   

I have 11 applications out and will be needing to narrow my focus in the near future and was curious...

General Board / # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 04:32:14 PM »
How important is the number of OCI interviews and employers that a school reports in getting a job?  One school I am interested in has lists just 5 OCI, and another lists 35.  Essentially the same rank of school, but I would have to move for the school with 35 OCI.  I would assume that the school that has 35 OCI would hire deeper into the class? right?

3L job search / Re: Over 30 yrs old recent grads question
« on: January 18, 2008, 06:11:05 PM »
Thanks for the great replies.  It is nice to have some reassurance when you are leaving a successful job/career to dive into something completely new and start over again.

Law Firms / Re: Average Starting salaries
« on: January 18, 2008, 06:05:10 PM »
great article

3L job search / Over 30 yrs old recent grads question
« on: January 18, 2008, 05:51:23 PM »
I've got a couple of questions for the over 30 3L's and grads.

How receptive were firms/clerkships about your age during your job search?
Did you sense any hesitation or feel that you got less interviews because of your age?
Do you feel your younger classmates had a better chance of getting a job?

I ask because I am 33 yo entering LS this coming fall and was curious.

thanks in advance.

Oklahoma City U / Re: OCU student question
« on: December 12, 2007, 06:18:58 PM »
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