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Gave up seat at UT for U Mich.  I'm in-state

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: This is tough
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:58:13 PM »
UIUC...very comparable schools, the $$$ is the tie breaker.  UIUC feeds better into Chicago then WUSTL, which gives you as good chances at big law (if not better) then WUSTL.

Question: Does the curve really matter?  Does it really matter how high or low the curve is?  The top 10% is still the top 10% no matter what right?  And employers know what the cut-offs are, so who cares about GPA, its really your percentile that matters right?  I know I'm missing something huge - so please educate me on this.  Thanks :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan Waitlist
« on: June 22, 2007, 09:30:37 AM »
Yo - Question for "The Poster", did you get any need-based grants?  I'm deferred from the waitlist at Michigan until Summer '08...just wondering if they screw you in financial aid because of the binding agreement.  Let me know....

Hi ranking school is more important then the rank of any particular program.  It should only be used as a tie-breaker between similarly ranked schools if you do use the program rankings as a decision factor.

Any Chiasu % over 50% means that you will likely be accepted.  A better source would be for you to use

Hey, I'm posting this for a friend - who is on the Waitlist @ SMU.  He wants to know if there is anything he can do to get in.  Has anyone here gotten in so far?  How did you find out?

I need your help!!!  Trying to decide between UT - Austin, which will only cost me 8k per year after scholarships, and U-Mich for which I got in off the waitlist, and will probably not give me anything. 

Some Considerations:
- I want to work in Chicago (or have the ability to work there) after I graduate, and want to work in Biglaw. 
- Engineering background, wanting to practice IP law.
- 5 years of work experience.
- If I decide Michigan, I have to wait until Summer '08, if I decide UT I can start this fall. 

Let me know what you guys think.

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