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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Has anyone visited UNLV?
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:28:04 PM »
I applied there for law school and now that i've had a few rejections, i'm strongly considering vegas.

I visited their satellite campus at the Bellagio  :D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HELP! USF/UC Hastings/USD???
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:23:56 PM » dilemma is this... I have been accepted to Hastings, but no scholarship at this point (waiting on a letter), and I hear they dont give much scholarship money.

I've also been accepted to USF, with a very decent amount of money.

USD has offered me the most money of the three, but I think I'd rather live in SF because I am LGBT and want to work for equal rights - what better place than San Fran right?

Hmmmmm...any advice would be helpful!?

Hastings is the best school for sure and would set you up the best for SF. While Hastings employment can get spotty outside top 1/3, USF and USD are worse. How much did USD offer you? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Davis v. Tulane
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:20:14 PM »
Go where you want to end up practicing. 

Agreed, especially if you want to practice in CA


I think that some of the answers given by the W&L posters have been very misleading. When I asked whether the program allows for 3L's to opt out, Avicenna posted that it did. As it turns out, only the current students can opt-out, but ALL future students must submit to the new program as a 3L.

I'm at the ASD right now and I've gathered that the 3L program is optional even for my class(2011).
You are just flaming W&L. It's amazing how much time people have on their hands trying to belittle W&L.

Does anyone know what the truth is on this issue? Will incoming students be allowed to opt-out or not?

I'm pretty sure they fell a spot with the Artist Fromerly Known as Boalt ascendence.

Penn State actually dropped from 6th to 7th

Law School Admissions / Re: UT ASW is business casual?!?!!?
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:52:46 PM »
So says an email to me from UT....

Is anybody really doing business casual? I didn't know they had that in texas ;)

Business casual in Texas is starched jeans, cowboy boots, and 5-gallon hat

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Catholic or Miami?
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:49:53 PM »
I have been accepted to Miami (no scholarship) and Catholic (12,000 a year). As of right now, I have decided to attend Catholic because of the scholarship and because of its location in Washington, D.C. Does anyone have any valuable insight regarding either? Or, does anyone know how easy it is to transfer out of Catholic if one does very well?

The age old question: where do you want to practice?

Does this plan allow 3L's to opt-out if they wish and take regular electives as a 3L?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UC Hastings v US Davis
« on: March 25, 2008, 04:16:28 PM »
So I've narrowed my list down to Davis and Hastings after figuring out that I want to practice in San Francisco after law school. I am really torn between these 2 schools though. I know Hastings places much better at big firms (like Morrison Foerster - which is a firm I would really love to work at). I also know that the environment there is more competitive than average. But I know that Davis also places relatively well too. I just visited their campus and loved it. Seems like the quality of life there will really be a lot better. I was leaning towards Davis as a result but I'm still hung up on Hastings reputation within San Francisco. Any advice and feedback would be welcome.

I think you about nailed it. Similar schools and similar employment prospects with Hastings having an edge in San Fran.

Is the cost the same for both?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory vs. Notre Dame
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:42:11 AM »
Emory is a fine school and all, but Notre Dame will be significantly better at getting you where you need to go. But hey, it's your career--do what you will.

One has to pick the more elite institution.

More elite institution? I think this is getting a little subjective. With a higher ranked undergrad, business school, law school, and medical school (Emory having a very good Med School and ND having none), Emory has a valid argument as being the "more elite institution"

This is also getting very off-topic. "Eliteness" of the institution does not necessarily correlate to performance of the law school. UNC is certainly a more "elite institution" than Fordham, but its law school is not as good.

OP is better served by objective and factual arguments relating to the law school of each institution.

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