So I hear that seat deposits are due today, true? I don't have a decision yet, so hopefully it will come now that deposits are due...
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Question for anyone with wisdom on this topic. I have been accepted to a couple part time programs, including U of San Diego and St. Loius U. I am interested in health law and the many opportunities that the field offers beyond just practicing law. It seems to me that in the same way a lawyer who has a specialty in real estate can go into more entrepreneural fields, a lawyer with a focus on health care could work in health care management, sales, consulting etc., therby not limiting one to a life in law.
1) Is this an accurate way to look at things? For example, if I were to go to St. Louis and do the health care track, am I really going to have opportunities beyond law? Let's assume I get the JD and also a certificate in health law from St. Louis.
2) How much emphasis should one place on the specialty rankings? EG: I would rather move to San Diego, but since St. Loius has been ranked #1 for health law forever, would I have opportunities outside of St. Loius in health care if I go there? And would I really receive a that much more xpertise by going there that could land me a consulting job, sales job, or law job outside St. Louis?
3) Would I be just as well off going to San Diego and working as a health care consultant, sales etc. during the day, or in a role at a local hospital?
Thanks for the feedback! These questions apply to anyone looking at going somewhere just for the specialty I suppose. If it is the case that St. Louis is so nationally recognized in health law that my opportunities would be greatly enhanced, then perhaps it is worth going there, I don't know...
Where should I go next fall? / Re: University of San Diego Law (Video of law school) 1L taking Questions« on: April 03, 2008, 10:45:50 AM »
You will want a car, since many of the places you will want to go are not near the university.
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:05:48 PM »
Honestly, I think the fact that you are waitlisted means you have a chance. Any idea how many people they waitlist? I have the same numbers as you, am white, and was also waitlisted. I also have some great soft factors too and that's why I was waitlisted.
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:02:57 PM »
USD in San Diego. Lots of rich undergrads, and plenty of hot blonde and Latina beach babes!
« on: March 29, 2008, 09:11:39 AM »
There were a few very high profile cases of racists activity in Idaho years ago and unfortunately it has forever branded the state as racist. In fact, you will find that Idaho is now very much non-racist, but the perception lives on. Boise is a large metro area now with a growing Hispanic population and many California transplants, and even areas like Coer d' Elane (sp?) are no longer Aryan Nation training grounds, but rather second home communities for rich Californians. Of course, I see that you are actually Hispanic and live there, so I will defer to you to tell us how it really is, at least in Pocatello! As far as where to go to school, I have to think that you would find cultural connections in the Houston area, even at the law school. And if you are in fact the only one, then perhaps you will get more money thrown your way, and have more opportunities from companies looking for diverse candidates.