« on: August 28, 2007, 07:22:19 PM »
That would suck if we couldn't use laptops in class. However, I know a few other schools that are doing the same as yours (I think our faculty is divided on the issue).
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« on: August 20, 2007, 02:51:39 PM »
Although I valued rank the least of the 3, I placed heavy weight on regional reputation.
I had similar #s to yours and from UK I got full-tuition first year with an additional stipend and half for the second and third (their justification for the half tuition was that they give out a lot of merit based $$$ after 1L). At UT I got 10K a year which was basically a full ride since I qualify for in-state (if you are married and your spouse gets a job in the state [doesn't matter what it is or when they get it] you qualify).
I don't know of anyone with over a 160 that did not get bumped down to in-state.
I think you should be set.
UT and UK both gave me $$$ and I ended up choosing Tenn over UK. It really comes down to where you want to work after you graduate. I want to work in Nashville after graduation and a quick martindale search showed me how powerful UT was in the nashville market (just as UK grads tend to dominate a city such as Louisville). Both are great schools. The facilities at UT trump UK by a longshot, but UK is apparently building a new law school soon (but that surely doesn't mean it will be done before you finish). Lex and Knox are both great places to live. Both have comparable cost of living (I would say Lex seemed a little cleaner and better maintained than Knox). Assuming you want to stay in the area after graduation, 70K in a place like Nashville or Louisville is comparable to over 150K in a city like NYC.
Hit me up with some specific questions and I'll try to help you out.
Outside the T14, and to a lesser extent Texas/Vandy and a few other schools, you're best off ignoring the overall rankings and going to the best school in your desired region.
This is the best advice you could get.
I went there for undergrad and really enjoyed the school and Lexington in general. The law school is a bit outdated looking compared to the rest of the school, but apparently they are in the works to build a new one (I can't say when it will be done). There are a decent amount of legal jobs in the area. Louisville and Cincinnati are both within a 1.5 hour drive (Louisville market seems to hold UK grads higher than UofL law grads). The cost of living is also very inexpensive.
UK would definitely be a great choice for LS (I chose a different school due to my desired practice location).