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when i applied, i actually had a couple schools call me...
basically, i was amongst the last of the accepted and was told the letter wouldn't arrive by the deadline, so if i wanted to attend i had to put the deposit in the mail after i got off the phone.

if you haven't heard by the deposit, you're either out or waitlisted.

Choosing the Right Law School / they sure picked an odd day...
« on: March 17, 2005, 03:43:37 PM »
with the start of the ncaa tourney, i'll be shocked if the school isn't a ghost town tomorrow. everyone cleared out during lunch today to watch the games at the fox and the hound, followed by a party. consequently there'll probably be a great deal of hangover attrition tomorrow along with more march madness partying.

consequently, if you guys ask around you can catch a snapshot of the social aspect of school that otherwise wouldn't present itself.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LSU vs. Loyola-N.O.??
« on: March 09, 2005, 08:14:29 PM »
I'm currently a 1L

if you go to you can get a good idea of what this year's numbers are...unless you sent your app late or you're a minority, you're definitely on the outside looking in for those schools.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LSU vs. Loyola-N.O.??
« on: March 09, 2005, 08:05:13 PM »
From my vantage point, if you want to work anywhere in La., your best bet is LSU. if you want to go to law school in La. and leave the region your best bet is tulune. I myself am at LSU, so I admit my view's slanted. But like a previous poster said...loyola's pretty much a red headed stepchild. People don't choose to go to loyola, they go there because they either got a great scholarship or its the only school that accepted them.

In all honesty, i've never heard disparaging remarks about loyola students, but i've never heard anything great either. Loyola and Southern are pretty much invisible. Faculty at LSU seem to indulge some sort of rivalry with Tulane, i'm not sure it's reciprocated though...but really each school serves a completely different demographic. Most LSU students are from the state and don't intend to leave, Most tulane students are from out of state and plan to the same time, tulane's civil law curriculum is optional, unlike LSU where all students are required to get the joint J.D/B.C.L (which tacks on mandatory summer courses).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Davis
« on: January 03, 2005, 02:13:23 AM »
I lived in vacaville for a couple of years which is dead center between the two cities. personally, i'd go to davis. it's a far nicer area/college town. it's also far less expensive. however, if youre looking for a big law job there seems to be a perception among california lawyers that hastings is a superior school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: International Law
« on: January 03, 2005, 02:09:32 AM »
I think most schools offer study abroad programs for the summer. as for international law the particular countries you're interested in practicing plays a large role. LSU has several strong contacts if you're interested in practicing in civil law countries, due to the split common law/civil law system in louisiana and the fact all students are required to take extra credits and also obtain a b.a. in civil law. While this is a nice extra, the reality is if you don't speak french or spanish, it's not going to do you much good to get an internship in central america, quebec or any of the other numerous places the school offers.

i wouldn't bank on any school really caring about military service. When my friend and i applied a couple of years ago, neither of us received any preference (25 schools b/w the two of us). the assistant dean at u memphis is a reserve jag, but when i spoke with him he didn't say anything that led me to believe they cared. the only school my friend got into was penn state, and they were very cooperative offering a deferment and seemed to take a significant interest when he played the vet card.  but all the other schools we were accepted to refused to even offer service related deferments.

The reality of the matter is the lsat is all schools care about.

yeah that logic's no good. my friend applied to 23 schools. a few far fetched, a bunch of reach, a couple of likely's, and a couple safeties (so he thought). needless to say, he got one admit. by your logic he should have had at least 3 or 4 admits.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: LSU??
« on: December 12, 2004, 12:31:49 AM »
Texas tiger's got a point about applying to arch rivals. If you're a big college sports fan, one factor should be athletics programs that compliment one another.(that was my biggest quality of life factor in my decision making process) It's too heart wrenching watching the game and not knowing which team you want to win. while not arch rivals i was hating homecoming watching lsu play troy.

but at the same time, life is good with complimenting athletics programs....lsu's football, baseball and track teams are great....and uconn's blow. but lsu's soccer, field hockey, and basketball are shady...uconn's are great, makes all seasons fun to follow.

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