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I was under the impression that bt was only saying that GULC did better in DC than UVA, not that it did better than any other school.

Anecdotally, a YLS friend of mine told me last year that about half her class seemed to be summering in DC.

That's right.  I don't think there's any doubt that Yale is the best placing school anywhere, for anything, and that data might only suggest otherwise due to self-selection. 

But as the OP was asking about UVA and Georgetown, I think UVA is the winner in pretty much every field (PI may be different).

Acceptances / Re: Top 20 school vs. FREE top 100 school
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:58:50 PM »
Go to UT.  And be sure to inform UT of Baylor's scholarship...I don't know if it'll get them to give you anything, but it's worth a shot.

Either way, you'll be graduating with much less debt than most people by going to UT and getting an amazing education.  Baylor really can't compare when it comes to placement, though Baylor's a decent school for the Texas market. 

Why can't we have more threads like this?  What has happened to LSD?  Where is the drama?

According to this, a slightly higher percentage of Gtown students place in DC compared to Virginia.

But when it comes to elite firm placement in DC, data from firms like Covington and Burling, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, etc. suggests Virginia is the clear winner.  Virginia is also quite a bit better for clerkship/academia placement.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to go if I don't get into a t-14
« on: January 05, 2009, 05:27:32 PM »
UT is by far the best school you've gotten into and the best deal.  It also has fantastic national placement for a non-T14 that is rivaled only by the likes of Vandy and perhaps UCLA. 

I'm a CLS 2L and I have several friends at NYU.  The impression I have is that CLS is a bit harder than NYU, which probably makes people less happy.  My friends at NYU who have been very academically successful worked hard, but didn't kill themselves.  Everyone I know who is really successful at CLS seems to work constantly.  If I had to guess, the difference is probably in overall class attitude.  It seems like NYU students as a whole care more about maintaining a normal life while the CLS students will generally sacrifice quite a bit for their grades.

Of course, if you don't care about being law review/top of your class, CLS is a more social experience.  But, it seems like for the most part the people who really enjoy themselves at CLS are not the academic stars.  My experience with NYU students indicates that you can do really well without working yourself into the ground.

Just my limited observation.

This also seems to be the reputation each school has on the law school forums I've been on, and was a pretty big factor in my decision.

Meta Discussion / Re: Why is LSD failing to TLS?
« on: January 03, 2009, 12:24:06 AM »
Why is LSD failing to TLS?

This thread is a good example.   ::)

What's your point? Higher traffic does not mean better conversation or more useful information.

This thread is one big complaint fest about the arch-nemesis of LSD, TLS.  Having been a member of both sites for some time, it seems quite clear that both sites have some of the same posters and often have similar topics.  To claim that TLS is inferior to LSD due to post content is silly, since there has been just as much useful information on that site as there is here.  Moreover, I think my initial assessment is pretty accurate: TLS is more active, and response time is quicker. 

That isn't to say I'm claiming that LSD is inferior to TLS - if that were the case I wouldn't read/post here anymore.  But to claim that LSD is "failing" to TLS because TLS has crappier posts seems self-loathing.  It's just the case that there is more activity over there, which generates even more activity.  I don't know why LSD has slowed down (it's not dead or anything, though) but there's just as much crap here as there is over there.

Meta Discussion / Re: Why is LSD failing to TLS?
« on: January 02, 2009, 11:54:21 PM »
Why is LSD failing to TLS?

This thread is a good example.   ::)

That's unfortunate to hear, but I feel like there are many people that go to NYU because they truly want to.  A few bad anecdotes shouldn't turn you off too much, though the part about people goofing off a lot in class is bad.

2012 is scary. Congrats.

You guys realize that by the time you graduate, the world will end before you can even start working right?  So the last 3 years of your lives will be spent at Chicago.   :-[

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