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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Poll: Best TV Show since 1990??
« on: March 28, 2007, 01:21:09 PM »
seinfeld, hands down

Do I hear an AMEN?


If you want to work in San Diego, Miami, or Honolulu, sure. If not, no.

Another one to add is University of Pittsburgh and UHouston. Again, only if you want to live in Pittsburgh/western Pennsylvania or southern Texas.

UMiami graduates, for example, do have a slight advantage at BigLaw jobs over other T2s because Miami is a big BigLaw market, and UMiami is locally prestigous. However, if you have no interest in living in South Florida, don't go to UMiami. Same with UHouston and Houston. Miami and Houston are the only large, high-paying BigLaw market without a school ranked in T1.

Penn dives in and takes over most of the really good Pittsburgh jobs.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Michigan ASW - Take 2
« on: March 27, 2007, 02:35:48 PM »
So I just went to Saturday part of ASW 2 with my fiancée and I am about 99% sure I recognized mpark from the photo. Didn't say anything though but hey!

It was good.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 01:56:06 PM »
I think saying Texas is in freefall (and has been) is stupid. Since 2007 its rankings have been:

18   29   15   15   15   15   15   15   15   16     18

Location is VERY important anywhere, especially not top 14 (but even with those too).

That said, it's hard to give you a great answer. It depends

a) which area you want to live in

b) how much $$$ that is worth to you.

I don't think your rankings difference makes a big difference nationally.

Law School Admissions / Re: WUStL Scholarship E-mail
« on: March 27, 2007, 12:57:45 PM »
Withdrew today so someone else can get my scholarship money. And you are right. It is hard to turn down a good scholarship at a good school.

Yes I am as horrified.

Oh and don't forget paying it over 30 years sounds great but then you're paying about... 250k or so for a 100k loan.

As I've learned more, I've grown first more apprehensive, then relieved.

It's not like you're locked into paying 2000 a month; hell, my first year or few out, I figure rather than living the big life, I'll treat it like I'm still a student and put as much as I can afford onto the loan. It will be tight (which is ok), but if I do that, it's entirely possible I will have paid off half the loan after year 2. Maybe that's being overly optimistic.

For BIGLAW it is a less scary proposition. I am not going to do BIGLAW, so it scares me more.

Yes I am as horrified.

Oh and don't forget paying it over 30 years sounds great but then you're paying about... 250k or so for a 100k loan.

Wish I could go...
I just cant justify taking any time off work since I am already pretty much decided on gulc.

On the upside, got the pizza box today  ;D

The pizza box actually pretty much sold me.


I'll be there. Look for the guy wearing Jedi Robes.

<----- Self-tar.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Decisions: UT-A, SC, ND ...
« on: March 20, 2007, 04:57:34 PM »
Where do you want to live? I think that should make the decision for you.

If West coast do USC.
If Midwest do ND.
If South or Southwest do Texas.

titcr, if you know where you want to live.

Personally at this point I have no idea - and have no idea how so many people have their minds made up about that.

Good point. I don't really know myself. Easy to give advice though.

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