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Law School Admissions / Re: University of Denver
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:46:37 PM »

On a separate note,I hear CO, in general, is filled with a lot of nativists and East Coast haters. Anyone care to set the record straight?

Law School Admissions / Re: University of Denver
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:34:11 PM »
Did anyone post on DU's ASD?

Law School Admissions / T2 Question
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:29:37 PM »
I know the rule about T2 and how finishing higher in your class opens more doors, so there is no need to repeat that to me. With that being said, what areas of law are most closed off to students graduating from T2 schools? What fields would it be the hardest to get ahead in? What areas of practice are generally the most friendly to us T2-ers?

I want to focus on International Law, but realizing that I will be attending a T2 school, I shudder to think that my only reasonable opportunities for success will be in fields such as Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt vs. Denver ($$)
« on: April 09, 2008, 06:54:34 PM »
160 3.53

Denver is looking better by the day...

Choosing the Right Law School / Pitt vs. Denver ($$)
« on: April 09, 2008, 12:24:21 PM »
Pitt with the chance of no money <apparently scholarships come after your acceptance, so we will see> vs. Denver with a guaranteed 20k a year <just have to maintain a 3.0>

I live in DC, went to school in PA. Family lives in DC, S.O. might either go to Case or Catholic or Denver if I really push her. She is on WL at Pitt.

I don't mind living in Denver for the rest of my life. I am ambivalent about living in Western PA for an extended period of time, though my family hails from that region.

I am hoping to land FBI, State, or some other local, state, or federal position after school <obviously should have applied to schools in DC, but was an idiot and for some reason wanted "a new experience">.

I don't really care too much about BigLaw <thus, I am cool with T2 schools>.

I am very concerned with my quality of living.

I am considering International Law dual degree programs <M.A. in Int'l Rel> almost exclusively. Though, that is subject to change 7 more times before I have to commit to anything.

I'm hoping someone here will make the decision for me so I can blame you if it all goes awry.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Iowa v. Catholic
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:10:21 AM »
If you go to Iowa, you can still work in DC. I have heard of people who wanted to work in DC after grad, but went to relatively regional schools. Their way to get around this problem was to study "abroad" at American University the first semester of their senior year. You should look into this opportunity.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Iowa v. Catholic
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:33:25 AM »
Catholic has serious connections at the SEC too. Work there for a few years and peace to a big firm, you'll be rolling in it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Opinions on UPitt?
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:31:45 AM »
I was just accepted at Pitt. Does anyone know how they offer scholarships, whether the offer comes in the acceptance letter like mine did for DePaul, or if it comes separately like Denver?

I hear you on this. I have the same concerns.

After doing a little research, I have noticed that almost every regional top 100 places at least 5-15% of applicants in other regions. After talking to a few people, they say if you are committed to a region different than the one your school is in and work your connections as hard as possible, then it is doable. It never hurts to finish top 10% either.

One thing people haven't mentioned is work experience. I figure if you work for 3-5 years in a specific specialty in one region, say IP law or something, wouldn't you be able to parlay that experience into a job in another region where that skill set is in demand? Does your school really matter at that point? I don't have that answer, I hope someone out there does.

Case Western has been brutal to my GF. She has received no less than two HUGE envelopes from them and a number of emails, all of which get her poor little heart racing. The school is her top choice and she went complete in November, but she is definitely a bubble sitter, so I can understand why they are taking their time. But seriously, they need to rethink sending huge envelopes out to applicants who they aren't necessarily accepting. It can really make for a heinous period of extreme joy followed by intense frustration/anger.

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