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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:51:07 PM »
This IS our country: how John Couger Melloncamp changed my life

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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:43:11 PM »
Short Skirt, Long Jacket: Why Ally McBeal Made Me Want to be a Lawyer

I laughed at this.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Complete at Colorado
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:39:47 PM »
same here. I hope they send it sooner, like in a couple weeks. I'm goingto Colorado on the 15th for a visit to Denver and it would be nice to know whether I should go over to Boulder or not.

The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The new law building is breathtaking...seriously. Boulder is pretty nondescript. The downtown is cool, the mountains are amazing, but the rest of the town is ho-hum.

I'd love to go there, but I'd also love for them to waive that first year non-resident tuition for me to go there. >:(

Did you go to the Hill?  Pearl St? Boulder Creek? Norlin Quad?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMich v. Duke
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:28:28 PM »
When I ranked my choices, I went by quality/prestige, location, facilities, and $$$

Quality/Prestige...UMich
Michigan is without a doubt the more prestigious law school.  Historically and today, it is above Duke.  It also has a large Law alumi base, and 420,000 living overall alumni.  Duke is great, and also national, but UMich produces professors and legal titans like Clarence Darrow.  It has also always placed higher in USNEWS (for what that's worth) and significantly higher on the USNEWS peer ratings.


This has to be a typo.  My college only has 1,400 students and has about 16,000 alumni.  No way that a law school with a smaller student population will have nearly half a million alumni.

Sorry, to clarify, the ENTIRE school has an alumni of 420,000 living persons.  The Law school is closer to 19,600.   

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMich v. Duke
« on: December 02, 2006, 10:16:27 PM »
When I ranked my choices, I went by quality/prestige, location, facilities, and $$$

Quality/Prestige...UMich
Michigan is without a doubt the more prestigious law school.  Historically and today, it is above Duke.  It also has a large Law alumi base, and 420,000 living overall alumni.  Duke is great, and also national, but UMich produces professors and legal titans like Clarence Darrow.  It has also always placed higher in USNEWS (for what that's worth) and significantly higher on the USNEWS peer ratings.

Location...Duke
This is probably more subjective for some, but Duke is in a better climate and close to D.C., which I value more than Chicago.  So Duke wins. {EDIT: UMich 4.5 hours from Chicago, Duke: 5 hours from DC}

Facilities...Slight advantage UMich
Duke has some nice grounds, and I like the new building.  But the UMich Quad is almost a religious experience in the spring and fall.  Google the umich law virtual tour, or better yet, go there yourself.  Check out the reading room.  This is also subjective, do you like impressive and new, or classic and hallowed?

$$$
Not a topic I can rank, but it should factor in.

Argument for UMich:  You can always change your location after you graduate, but you cannot change the value of your degree.  A JD is about a menu of choice, and UMich opens up a few more options geographically and professionally. 

Argument for Duke: The happier you are, the better you will do in law school.  Duke's location will enable you to do well and stay positive and balanced.  If you want to be in the south, Duke will take you further than UMich.

I ended up placing UMich above Duke, but I am from the midwest, and going to the south greatly reduces any prestige argument.  So my advice: If you stay in the south, go to Duke, if you want to go 500+ miles away, choose Umich.  This is a $150,000 decision, so I think visiting each campus is a good idea.  Good luck.  These are fun decisions to make.

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Haha, that's freakin hilarious.  Don't say these things in Oklahoma though, they get pretty offended....

Notice that I did call them a "fine institution, etc..." Seriously, I have no irrational ill-will I just really dislike that song.  - Witz

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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:51:39 PM »
"How Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul changed my life"

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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:43:32 PM »
Why I want to go to Med School.

Nice. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:36:04 PM »
Why X? That cocaine isn't going to purchase itself

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Law School Admissions / Re: Worst PS Titles?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:27:35 PM »
Look, it's called "attempted" murder for a reason: lighten up

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