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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Georgetown overrated?
« on: May 08, 2008, 11:59:26 PM »
When one thinks of Georgetown, Georgetown Law is the first thing that usually comes to mind.

Not true. When I think of Georgetown, OVERRATED is the first thing that comes to my mind. Like Patrick Ewing, Roy Hibbert and GULC Law Center.

Seriously.

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yes but GMU is annoyingly conservative

What a horrifying concept.

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Law School Applications / Re: Question about undergrad EC's
« on: May 08, 2008, 11:36:39 PM »
I'm currently a rising Sophomore and I really don't know what to do for EC's....I know EC's usually can't make your application, but from what I understand not having them can break it. I was wondering if some people could list somethings that they did and enjoyed while they were in college thanks.

Newspaper.

Leadership positions always look good.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Emory vs. Rutgers-Newark
« on: April 21, 2008, 02:22:54 AM »
For Emory:

States and/or metropolitan areas with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class:
Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Emory vs. Rutgers-Newark
« on: April 21, 2008, 02:21:23 AM »
top 1/3 at Emory doesn't get NYC.  don't be stupid.

According to NALP, 23% of Emory students end up working in the "Middle Atlantic" region.

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General Board / Re: LSD is broken
« on: April 20, 2008, 01:26:41 AM »
Anxiously awaiting the verdict on SA sideburns...

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I don't see how you being a law school student gives your statement any more weight than my own.  As I have heard that top law schools (and I mean, T14) prefer liberal arts majors, both from discussion boards and from several law schools themselves, I will continue to believe it.  I'm sure there are many pre-professional majors in law school, though that does not detract from the idea that law schools would prefer a liberal arts major to a pre-professional major.

Other than the fact that I actually know who law schools admit, because I can look at my classmates?

But go ahead, believe everything you read on a message board.

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Finance might be a great program for you, but you might also find that it's bad for your GPA and/or not really where your heart is.  It's worth giving a try, and some people love it, but I would just recommend being careful not to get into the mindset of "Well, I need to stay in finance/accounting/etc because it will be a good backup plan"... or, worse, get caught up in the superiority complex of undergrad b-school students.  Many people get liberal arts degrees and, in the end, do great things after graduation, having spent four years studying what they were really interested in.
Correct.

Honestly though, just make sure you have fun in undergrad. You'll never have a better time to do so. Go to a school with a good basketball team (...one that made the sweet 16 three out of the last four years).

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
I snagged some tickets to Jay-Z at Phillips tonight, though (figured this would be a good introduction to the city, right?)

You're about to be a Law Student. You and the city will never be more than acquaintances.

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FWIW, Business Week lists UT's Median Salary at $49,500 and Villanova's at $50,000. UT places 48% of it's grads in finance and/or accounting positions, while Villanova places 66% in those positions. 19% of UT grads accepted jobs in the Financial Services industry, while 34% of Villanova grads accepted those jobs.

And the big difference: UT grads overwhelmingly ended up in the Southwest (almost 80%). Villanova grads overwhelmingly ended up in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Villanova is the better pick for Wall Street.

Regarding pre-professional majors, obviously Finance could be helpful to certain people (depending on what area of law they would like to go into).  However, the general consensus that I have heard (after several years of being involved in this) is that the best law schools would nearly always prefer a liberal arts major to a pre-professional major. 

And I am telling you, as someone in law school that that is one of the biggest myths on the pre-law board. Your major doesn't matter for admissions purposes. What matters is your GPA. One exception is that if you study certain subjects (engineering, particularly) they will usually forgive a lower GPA.

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