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Current Law Students / Transfer from Tulane to GULC - Worth $60k?
« on: July 19, 2009, 07:22:25 PM »
Ok, so I write for www.zerolblog.com - a website where we (myself and another admissions consultant) take and answer a variety of law school admissions questions.

One of the answers given by my co-writer spawned some debate within the lifeat160 thread, and while there has already been a decent amount of discussion there, I thought it best to start a new thread.

The question:

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Iím a rising 2L at Tulane Law. My 1L grades landed me in the top 10% (which also gets me on law review), but I have been accepted to Georgetown Law as a transfer. Should I pull the trigger? I have a $25k a year scholarship at Tulane and I landed a competitive internship this summer.
- GPA: XX LSAT: XX

The answer:

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Sorry, I donít really see why you should transfer in this situation. The shrinking availability of big-firm jobs has caused a number of law students (including you!) to consider transferring when it probably isnít in their best interest. Look, you are still in position to land one of the coveted big-firm jobs Ė probably in a better position than if you transferred to Georgetown. Every big-firm coming to Tulaneís OCI program will be looking to recruit students just like you. Why pay full price at Georgetown when you can get the same jobs at discount? Transferring would be a mistake.

I agree with the answer (although I may quibble with the "probably in a better position than if you transferred" line).  What do you think?

Make the following assumptions/considerations:

Student wants a big firm job in any market.
Student has a 40% chance of being published as a member of law review.

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Current Law Students / Re: Just Learned 6 Firms Out of my OCI
« on: July 18, 2009, 10:45:31 PM »
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Is WUSTL still T20?


I can't believe even WUSTL only has 8 vault firms at its OCI.  That's insane if true. 

Not to stir the pot but a prominent TEXAS firm just pulled out of the UTEXAS OCI.

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Can't tell you without specifics.

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I deleted the last post, but I'm leaving the others up.

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Job Search / Re: Mass mail v. email
« on: July 15, 2009, 01:28:26 PM »
Email if the firm has an online application system, snail mail otherwise.

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As I recently took a share of the blog network, I can say that he gets paid very well for his work.

Edit: In terms of internet writing at least.

2nd Edit: I can also say that he needs to earn his money and check his email or pm box and send over the new chapter already.

What's the blog network? So you get paid for content, like just putting stuff up on your blog? What pays the bills, adds? How to I get in on the action! Inquireing minds and all that....

Dude, I tried to get you in when they first launched.  You were all like "no thanks I have better things to do"

Each blogger has a different contract, depending on various factors like IP rights and popularity.  The network owns a portion of the publishing rights for most of the blogs (including the two that are getting ready to launch).  Advertisements also bring in a decent income stream.

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As I recently took a share of the blog network, I can say that he gets paid very well for his work.

Edit: In terms of internet writing at least.

2nd Edit: I can also say that he needs to earn his money and check his email or pm box and send over the new chapter already.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Admissions Consultants - Be Wary!!!!!
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:25:48 PM »
She has a reputation.  She's certainly competent but is notorious for claiming her students' successes as her own - and yes, she's overpriced.

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As I said in a previous post, I have been to New Orleans. I have also visited Tulane. I came down once to visit a friend. She had some other friends over and one told a story about how he'd been mugged the night before right outside his apartment in a place close to campus. After he told the story, a couple other people said they'd had their cars broken into.

I didn't mean to imply that Uptown New Orleans is as bad as South Central LA. This conversation is beginning to bore me.

Sounds as though you took a "look how bad I got robbed" pissing match too seriously.  Enjoy the burbs.

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There is a garage not extremely far from the law school - though the walk can be brutal in the heat.

The Loyola garage used to be a decent option, but they've become pretty good at booting your car.

I park in the neighborhood near school, but I rarely stay on campus for more than 2 hour (the maximum allowed parking time).

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