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Where should I go next fall? / Re: If your not planning on attending
« on: March 11, 2007, 05:00:55 PM »
I think if you're 100 percent sure you won't attend a school, and you still do not have a decision from that school, withdrawing would be the NICE thing to do.

What if they're your reach school.  You might always wonder if you were good enough to get in? Just playing devil's advocate.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: If your not planning on attending
« on: March 11, 2007, 04:54:48 PM »
San Francisco, Pacific, Santa Clara, UC Davis, UC Hastings, Pepperdine, Loyola LA, San Diego; and you have been either accepted or waitlisted/deffered, but have also been admitted to a higher ranked school; why don't you do us a favor and just withdraw your application from there. Especially if your not from CA so some of us instaters who would like to stay in state can start hearing from these places.

Actually I was going to post a new thread along similar lines, but I can work my question in here.  I can understand why instate vs. out-of-state is different for public schools since instate tax dollars fund the majority of programs.  So the programs should favor the children of the taxpayers.  For private schools it makes no difference to me.  But here is a question, say your status is still pending at a school but you know you are not going to attend there- should you withdraw immediately or can you satisfy your curiosity by waiting till the school gives you a decision.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 11, 2007, 04:37:05 PM »
im going for a school in a state i want to practice in.

"Im looking for the next up and coming Atlanta..."

Oh, thats got to be New Orleans.  See you at Tulane. ::)

NO has died.  people just arent willing to accept it...

I agree.  But seriously, what are you looking for in a city and what is it specifically about Atlanta that you don't like.  After all if you  are looking for the next Atlanta, but don't like Atlanta then won't you hate that other city too when it does become the "next Atlanta."  Does that make sense? 

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Even if you knew first hand that he lied, if you report him you're a small, petty individual.

If you report him on such flimsy BS, you're about three notches lower than even that.

Well, I think it really comes down to this question: Do you stand for 'goodness,' or for 'badness?'

FWIW, Caddyshack is the greatest sports movie ever made.

Its a great comedy, but are you saying "Jesus couldn't hit a curve ball?"
"Major League" is still my favorite.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 11, 2007, 02:30:54 PM »
im going for a school in a state i want to practice in.

"Im looking for the next up and coming Atlanta..."

Oh, thats got to be New Orleans.  See you at Tulane. ::)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: August can't come soon enough
« on: March 11, 2007, 01:53:20 PM »
true story

I agree.  Hard to say but I think Law school would actually be a vacation for me in a way...I'm in the midst of full time school, full time work, and full time wedding plans and 10 hours a week on a major research project- total about 80+ hours a week.  At law school, I'm putting in 45ish hours a week and be happy with that. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 11, 2007, 01:39:52 PM »
I went to college in AL.  The state motto is, "Thank God for Mississippi!"

HTH!

yeah, but its so dang cheap!

Very True, but I think they underestimate the COL.  I attend two schools right now and one estimates the annual COL to be $8000- my yearly personal budget is about $18000, but then I am a non-traditional student.

yeah, but im also looking at after school...

From numbers I have found Georgia grads make about $77500 starting salary while Bama is about 63k-ish.  Again blanket statistics can be manipulated, but its something to keep in mind.  Also Bama may be king in AL., but a Ga. degree has more pull regionally and from what I understand a great alumni network.  Also, in Ga. the COL is similar but the degree makes a difference between the two schools- that's why I picked Georgia with 9k scholarship over Bama and it's $29,000.  I don't know what your numbers are, but I'm just giving you the factors that made me decide what school to attend.  But then I also assumed I wouldn't mind practicing anywhere in the South (meaning that region below the mason dixon line but outside of Florida) before reaching my decision.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 11, 2007, 01:32:07 PM »
I went to college in AL.  The state motto is, "Thank God for Mississippi!"

HTH!

yeah, but its so dang cheap!

Very True, but I think they underestimate the COL.  I attend two schools right now and one estimates the annual COL to be $8000- my yearly personal budget is about $18000, but then I am a non-traditional student.

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In case anyone wanted to know, the online edition launches March 30 and the mag comes out April 1st

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/store/products/gradpreorder_index.htm

So...how does this effect people who have April 1st seat deposits?  Will you wait for the issue to make sure your school didn't drop, and then overnight your deposit?  Or send it in and just pray?

You should have a plethora of other factors besides just one magazine's ranking to consider when choosing a law school.  So unless the drop or improvement is a major change (say dropping 30 positions or going from T1 to T2) or it's a continuation of a decade long downward spiral, I don't think the 2008 USNews rankings should significantly alter your plans.  Besides the hiring firms usually have their own "ranking system" which isn't going to radically change because the 2007 USNews gave W&L a 22 and the 2008 gave them just a 26.   

A plethora of other factors?  Like what?  I'm basing my entire career on what USNews says.

If you are even thinking about changing your school choice because of the upcoming issue then, basically, you are basing your career on what USNews says.

I was being sarcastic.  Although I'm sure there are some people who are debating between two schools and waiting to see what happens with the new rankings -- which could traumatize some people on here...you know the ones.

I'm more interested to see if some schools that have been in a downward/upward trend continue, as well as seeing if there are shifts between schools I think are under/over rated.  Overall though just for curiosity.  I'll freak out more about the rankings as a 1L or 2L facing job interviews.   :P  (again, sarcastic).

Yeah, I figured you were, but some people are thinking about a change due to the rankings, and they really are basing their career on a magazine...a magazine.  I think you and I will be looking at the rankings for the same reason- simple curiousity.  I think rankings are good for you to begin your law school search (to help you narrow it down from 170 to 10 or 12), but then you have to investigate each school and think about the career you want.  Its hard to imagine there being complete equals after doing a little research.  If you do have equal choices then you probably haven't considered all the factors.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Alabama Thread
« on: March 11, 2007, 10:29:27 AM »
I went to college in AL.  The state motto is, "Thank God for Mississippi!"

HTH!

I love that.  Mind if I use it?

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