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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:20:04 PM »
Well, if you don't mind working in the region for a little while you should be able to relocate eventually.  I am from Virginia and plan on staying. I have lived in northern VA and southern VA but never Richmond.  Did the dean give you a deadline to let them know your decision?

She left a voicemail telling me to call her, so I'm assuming that I'm off the WL. She said something like, "I really hope you call back soon...yadda yadda." It would be funny if I dialed up and she was like, "Oh, psych...we don't want you!" Haha.

Yeah, I know nothing about Virginia. My great-grandmother was born in Richmond like a 100 years ago, and that was my last Southern relative. We're all in NJ/NY now, which means I'm clueless.

I'm not decided yet I put my sig at Villanova because that was the first law school  I heard from in about 4 months so I counted out everybody else.  I want to practice either Maritime, M&A, Securities.  Those are some of the main practice areas that I am looking at.  I pretty much just want to go to the law school that is going to give me the best education and is also in a sweet location.  Villanova just looks to be in a really cool spot. 

I'm not trying to be condescending at all (in fact, I still haven't heard from 'Nova), but based on what I understand, their reputation has dwindled a bit. Finding a job in Philly obviously isn't impossible if you go there by any means because of the alum network, but Temple and UPenn definitely place better right now. Plus, 'Nova is way expensive. If you're in-state, Pitt is definitely cheaper and it dominates in its area (or so I've heard) because of a lack of competition in comparison to the Philly schools. Of course, it is Pittsburgh and not Philly. I'm more of a small town girl, and I want a break from the east my choice was easy. Where you want to work should play a big role in your decision. Villanova is in a nice area, for sure and it's definitely a solid school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Getting Ulcer Waiting For Yale
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:03:29 PM »
All right, that's a bit of a hyperbole.  Anyway, I am getting impatient.  I didn't get the second email (waitlist/accept), should I bite the bullet and call on Monday?  Or just sit back and take my rejection like a man?

Edited: to clear up wording.

I can COMPLETELY relate man...I was worried sick yesterday thinking about how my trust fund went down from $1.8 to $1.6 million

It is really tough out there for us!

Give me a break man.
Harvard, Columbia, et al.

Good luck with Yale...I mean, it is do or die if you don't make it.

 :D Haha

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:01:26 PM »
S'all good. Yeah, I have a friend who goes there for UGrad and I've seen pictures...Wow. I live in NJ, and not even Princeton compares with that. I'm just concerned about placement outside of VA. I mean, I have nothing against living/working down south, but some degree of mobility would be good. I've heard UoR is really regional, and I have no family/friends in the area.

I think Pitt is the best, but then again, I'm biased. What type of law are you interested in?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 09:51:01 PM »
My LSAT was 158, and I have a 3.62. I really like Pitt, and I have yet to visit Richmond. To be honest, I forgot I was on their wait list, so I never wrote an sad is that? I was shocked to get a call!

Choosing the Right Law School / Richmond?
« on: April 20, 2007, 08:11:59 PM »
So, I just got a call from the dean saying I'm off the wait list. I've already decided on Pitt, but just to be sure, am I passing something up here? I know the campus is beautiful, but I sort of blocked out any data after their non-decision on my file.

Someone rocks at life...damn! If I were you, I'd go to UChi. Yes, it's not Harvard, but it's an amazing school. You'd be in way less debt, you'd have relatives near by, and you'd be graduating from the top school in the region. If you want to practice in the Midwest, for sure, I wouldn't have a single reservation about this one.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: RUSH HOUR!
« on: April 14, 2007, 11:17:56 PM »
If I were you, I would definitely choose either WUSTL or Wisc. and eliminate OSU. IMO, WUSTL is the best option, but whether or not you like it is uber important, obviously. I would make a deposit on both WUSTL and Wisc, and fly/drive out to Madison ASAP to check it out.

I feel like Seton Hall would give you the best chance to place in the NYC market, IF you graduate near the top of your class and excel @ networking. IMO, Albany seems more regional, and Hofstra seems to place well in LI, but not necessarily NYC. I don't know much about FIU, but if NY law is your goal, I wouldn't go there.

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