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yeah, kind of weird. i'd imagine washington u might travel a little further though minnesota is just as good if not better.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Go or re-apply
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:59:34 AM »
 Go to Northwestern. Maybe you'll end up a SCOTUS Judge like Stevens.

It's a great school. As others have pointed out, you're not guaranteed academia by going to Harvard. Gp to NU, pratice for a few years if you can't get a job in academia and then try. I'm a little skeptical of profs who have never actually practiced anyway.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: U of Nebraska or U of S Dakota
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:54:54 AM »
Everyone at the firms in Sioux Falls and Rapid City went to USD. I'm not sure about Omaha an Lincoln but I imagine Nebraska places very well there. Either way you're pretty limited, but it sounds like you're OK with that.Maybe Nebraska can get you KC, but probably not worth it.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where should I go!?!?!
« on: January 30, 2010, 11:13:19 PM »
I go to Tulane. I'm pretty happy with my choice. I don't love the school, but I like it. You should also take into account that in addition to debt for tuition, the COL in Boston or NYC is a lot higher than New Orleans. So I'd reccommend Tulane on $25K (I would not reccommend it at sticker price unless your trust-fund kid). But Minnesota and BU are appealing too. I don't want Big Law so I'd take the money, but if you're gunning for Big Law maybe BU...

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I think most schools will just care about the higher LSAT since that's the one they report, so I wouldn't worry too much about the 152. On the other hand they won't care about an upward grde trend since they have to report your cumulative. But a 3.4 isn't bad...

Kentucky, Louisville, Cardozo, Wake, and Indiana -- should have no problem and may get some money.
George Mason and Ohio State are probably's, but not definite, money unlikely.
I'd say you've got about a 50/50 shot at W&L.

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Thanks for the responses guys.

Houston looks like a good one to consider.  And I am considering New Mexico as well. 

More suggestions welcomed.

I think picking a big school in a small pond is a good idea. I go to Tulane. I'm not sure whether it fits that definition or not. It's the best school in the state, and places well in LA, but doesn't exactly dominate, esp. since many want to leave the state afterwards. I'm from the South and have a scholarship so I think it was a good pick for me, but might not be for you.

A state school might be better. Oregon and Hawaii also occur to me.








How does Tulane and LSU compare?

They're very different. Tulane is a school that draws people from almost every state. The focus is generally on Common law, though you can take Civil Law classes too. LSU is the big state school and it's aimed at Louisiana students. Their curriculum combines common and civil law. I think it's really only good if you know you want to stay in Louisiana. That people said, LSU and Tulane probably have pretty similar placement within Louisiana, Tulane better eveywhere else. I have don't have any statistics though...

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Thanks for the responses guys.

Houston looks like a good one to consider.  And I am considering New Mexico as well. 

More suggestions welcomed.

I think picking a big school in a small pond is a good idea. I go to Tulane. I'm not sure whether it fits that definition or not. It's the best school in the state, and places well in LA, but doesn't exactly dominate, esp. since many want to leave the state afterwards. I'm from the South and have a scholarship so I think it was a good pick for me, but might not be for you.

A state school might be better. Oregon and Hawaii also occur to me.








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Might want to try the Arizona schools, New Mexico and Utah.
 

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Well, I think they care about more than just the fitnes test considering that only about 10% of applicants are accepted. I think they care more about GPA, extr-curriculars, and character/ leadership, but school attended is probably a minor consideration. I imagine if you go to an "acceptable" law school -- a top 50 or a sold state school -- you'll be fine. (fine I mean in terms of them caring about where you went to school, not in terms of them actually accepting you).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Houston Law Center vs. Tulane
« on: November 21, 2009, 03:07:01 PM »
It's definitely worth applying to both. I got to Tulane. Lots of Texans here and I've haard we place well in Houston. If you have to pay sticker price it's not worth it though. I had similar numbers to y'all and got a pretty decent scholarship. They may be less generous with scholarships for these numbers next year, however, since they had a higher yield rate than they were expecting with this years class and they want to get a smaller class size. I don't know much about Houston. I think you're pretty limited to Texas, but if you're OK with that it should be fine.

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