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Choosing the Right Law School / UPitt v. Rutgers-N
« on: March 31, 2007, 10:18:20 AM »
Ok, so barring an acceptance from Tulane, these 2 schools are my final choices. For me, here are the pros and cons of each:

top notch health and international certificate programs
low cost of living
IMO, very friendly administration
little local competition
7 hours from home
potential restriction to the pittsburgh legal market if i don't have the grades i expect of myself

in-state, cheaper-by-comparison tuition
1 hour from home
in-school clinic facility in constitutional litigation
on-campus graduate housing, brand new
35% clerkship placement
promoted agenda of public interest in all classes (or so it seems)

I'm kind of at a loss for which school to choose, and I was just hoping someone could offer a very candid opinion on this. I've always stayed close to home, but Pitt seems like an academically superior school (in comparison to Rutgers) while Rutgers forces me to stay in my comfort zone.

Any thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Should I apply to American?
« on: March 31, 2007, 08:20:35 AM »
I was wait listed with essentially the same numbers. You probably have a decent shot depending on what soft factors you bring to the table.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova or UConn?
« on: March 31, 2007, 08:18:20 AM »
I say Nova, if you're more intent on practicing in Philly vs. Connecticut.

I also got wait listed, but I'm withdrawing. Hopefully that'll open up some more room for prospective UR blue bloods. Good luck! :-)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rumor has it....
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:06:08 PM »
It would be awesome if this were true.

Here's a bump for this topic, because I also want some confidence!

I attended the Open House @ Pitt last weekend and absolutely loved it. I talked to a woman from the Office of Admissions, and she said that 30% of Pitt students work outside of PA after graduation. As a Jersey girl myself, I plan on being part of that 30% ...I just hope my grades are good enough. To be honest, I'm concerned about mobility outside of Pittsburgh too, let alone PA, even though the school is really strong academically. It did just move up in the rankings, which is always a plus. Also, it scored 2nd highest in PA on the bar, so it's rep seems pretty solid.

I think I'm just freaked because I'm used to being an hour from NYC with tons of other cities in close vicinity. Pitt seems isolated, from my perspective.

Choosing the Right Law School / Waiting on Tulane
« on: March 29, 2007, 05:56:20 AM »
I applied to Tulane in late December with split numbers, and was told 1 month ago that my application is under review. Should I be worried, since I still haven't heard back from them, or should I just call? I know the seat hold deposit is due soon, and while I don't want to be pushy, knowing would be awesome.

Based on what I've seen among other applicants, a decision is usually emailed out 2-3 weeks after application review. Maybe I should just take a chill pill?


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fordham vs. USC
« on: March 16, 2007, 07:38:46 PM »
I'm biased, since I live in Jersey, but I would say Fordham is a no-brainer over USC if you want BIGLAW. If I could get in, I would definitely go there. Good luck deciding!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pace, Albany, or Hofstra?
« on: March 16, 2007, 07:37:04 PM »
I think Albany and Pace both win out over Hofstra, easily.

Out of curiosity, why did you eliminate SUNY Buffalo?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NJ Law: Seton Hall v. Rutgers N
« on: March 09, 2007, 09:10:05 AM »
Definitely, thanks for that!

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