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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 04:06:08 PM »
NOLA yes, when I was a kid on vacation (i.e. don't remember that well) -- Tulane Law School, no.  My numbers are both between the 25/75 percentile, and I'm poor this year so I thought it best to visit when (or if, but I prefer to say when) I'm admitted. 

Thanks for the good luck.  I'm really hoping I get into Tulane.  A lot of Tulane's strengths are right up my alley, and I doubt there's any way I could pass up three years of living in New Orleans after four years in Ann Arbor.

I hear ya'...I am from Chicago so I LOVED the weather down there. I hope you get in and they throw you a few bones. Rock On!!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:55:18 PM »
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OH no...its white hot now but the school (University) has gone through huge chages from the early 90's (shhh...quiet you young punks)

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Also, TU just opened its current law school building my frosh year (yeah, yeah, I'm that old)


Hey, you.  Shut it.   ;D I got my GRADUATE Degree at Tulane the year the new law school building was opened.  So, if anyone's old here, it's me.

Funny anecdocte:  I just made my last payment to Tulane in November on my account (10 years later) so they would release my transcript to LSDAS.  And last night I got my first fundraiser phonecall!  I love how owing them money for 10 years kept the fundraisers away. 

Ha!! Tulane is holding mine hostage too!! I still owe them money...they only released one to LSDAS. They invited you to a fundraiser? Whoa...they must have higher hopes for you. Where are you applying?? Your post made me laugh...Jones is now the Latin American Studies building...

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:50:15 PM »
I thought that Tulane LS had actually gone down in the rankings in the last few years.  There was another discussion about this elsewhere.  I will try to find it.  I know USNWR isn't everything but they had them as 43 in '02 and now they are 56.  That seems like a pretty big drop for only two years.  If you can offer any insight on this, grannypants, (why they have dropped to Tier Two), I would love to hear it.  If they have just temporarily dropped, I don't have a problem...but, like everyone else, I want to know that I am not going to a school "in decline".
I am not sure why the school dropped but I know when the UG dropped they made a huge effort to bring it up. Scott Cowen (the 'new' president...I guess he's been there for seven years or something now) is all about bringing up the numbers. I am not sure why the school dropped so much but maybe b/c alot of UG-ers got shot down to the law school and won't part with their hard earned dough?? I think Tulane is def. on the rise. At a recent meeting with him (or more like money plea...are they nuts?? What money?) I asked him about recruiting and they are addressing the issue now (it was alot of companies/firms/ only in the South and the student body is national) (uh they told me to put my resume on monster when I graduated...thanks for the advice jerkies....) but those days are over and the recruiting issue is a big gripe with alumni at all schools (except the med school) Sorry...THE MAN is over my shoulder....but I say 'Go Greenwave!'

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:37:33 PM »
It was always first tier but remember...my story is probably when you tots were in jr. high...ollllllllllllllllld stuff......Its a great school and has always been. You kids go there so they stop pestering grannypants for money she doesn't have. Best of luck to you!!

Not trying to be difficult, but Susan Estrich's impressions of Tulane and the whole comment about it being a "throwback to the civil-law system" would've come from when I was in junior high (or prior to that) as well.
Shhh quiet you....when did I get so damn old??

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:02:02 PM »
Huh... I was sort of under the impression that Tulane has been a really strong LS for some time.  Of course, I may have been wrong.

SleepyGuy is right.

From Susan Estrich's book:

"Tulane Law School (156-161; 3.2-3.6): I would have guessed higher...And if I would've guessed higher, anyone would.  Maybe it's a throwback to the civil-law system, but as I said, you can learn what you want where you want and you can certainly have more fun some places than others."

This seems to indicate that Tulane has a pretty good reputation and that most people would think that it's harder to get into than it actually is.  Also, Tulane has traditionally been a first tier law school.

It was always first tier but remember...my story is probably when you tots were in jr. high...ollllllllllllllllld stuff......Its a great school and has always been. You kids go there so they stop pestering grannypants for money she doesn't have. Best of luck to you!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 13, 2005, 01:57:23 PM »
Wow, that's interesting.  I'd surely think of Tulane as a "Blue School," that is, a school that will not go down so much in the next few years in the difficultly of admissions.  I think this puts new perspective Tulane for me. 

In any case, Tulane is one of my top choices.  Whatever its past, it's really a increasingly nationally known school now. 

I will keep my fingers crossed for you!! Have you been to the school/NOLA before? Its great. You'll have a great time. Best of luck!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:37:54 PM »
Huh... I was sort of under the impression that Tulane has been a really strong LS for some time.  Of course, I may have been wrong.
OH no...its white hot now but the school (University) has gone through huge chages from the early 90's (shhh...quiet you young punks)...it was always a good school but I don't think it got the hub-bub like it does now b/c the new President has done a kick-ass job of getting the name out nationally. Tulane was always known (ok early 90's again...) for the strength of its med school but I think the law school is starting to surpass the med school as our gold standard. I am very active in our undergrad admissions and its so great to see interest on all levels. Although...they don't seem to take too many of us into the law school though ( I guess they had enough of our dumb asses) Also, TU just opened its current law school building my frosh year (yeah, yeah, I'm that old) so I think that did wonders for the school b/c the old law school was a non descript little building so it was just lost at sea...anyway you whippersnappers are making Granny tired. The moral of the story is that I'm old and Tulane stopped having kegs on the quad but the law school is great.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Depaul WL - WHY?!
« on: January 12, 2005, 09:43:34 PM »
One of my BFF's went to DePaul law with almost a full ride w/ a 3.7 and a 160 (something...its been a few years for us old folks) Hmmm weird about the ding and sorry to hear that....good thing I didn't apply! Good luck!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 12, 2005, 09:36:11 PM »
Actually I really doubt that a 2.7/155 could ever get you into Tulane, no offense.  I'd like to see some hard evidence that it was ever much easier than the mid nineties to get into law schools.  Seriously, the BS detector is blaring here.

See http://www.law.wisc.edu/prospective/stats.htm for some stats on Wisconsin for the past ten years.  It shows that Wisconsin was about as hard to get into ten years ago as it was now.  Cycles people, cycles.  They follow the economy, perhaps with a bit of a delay.

Oh the Tulane thing was from like 1996....on 1995 or 94 data...I mean a LOOOONG time ago...I remember reading it with my friends in the bookstore our frosh year....the law school wasn't so hot when I started school there.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 11, 2005, 09:19:02 PM »
I don't know anything about this year, but I found an old copy of USNWR (from 2 years ago) and I was SHOCKED!!!  The numbers were significantly lower (especially the LSAT scores) for most of the schools compared to what they were in the most recent USNWR.  UT's 25/75 LSAT was a 158/164 instead of a 160/166.  Vandy was a 160/164 and is now a 162/166. Instead of a 165/168, Cornell was a 163/166.  And there seems to be an even bigger difference in numbers the farther you go down the ranking system.  St. Mary's was a 146/152 versus a present 150/154.  These seems like a pretty big difference for just a 2 year time span...especially considering that (I think-but I could be wrong) these numbers are still post-9/11.

The economy is definately better, but I don't know how much this is going to affect the law school admissions for this year.  I definately bet that it will make a big difference next year.  Hmmmm....this makes me wonder if I should sit out a year, try to improve my LSAT a little and re-apply next year.



I really only provide ancedotes btw...but they're funny....on the note of old rankings...(uh I remember when Tulane Law had an average gpa of 2.7 and 155...in my days) My old b.f went to American and transfered to GULC and he fights with me on my applications. He finally pulls up the numbers on LSN and nearly wet himself b/c he was shocked too...he was so upset..."I could have never gotten into American...." and just about every school he applied to. Its kind of dinged his self confidence a bit but its really funny to see a grown Ape-Man scream if you mention one our contemporaries' law anything. Uh now that I showed him this site...I hope he's not reading it...uh....

Well I hope he is for the sake of your sanity. I know outsiders mean well, but I really hate those "Oh I know you will get in at a really good law school. Have you tried applying at Harvard or Princeton, I hear they have really good law programs." Yea thanks  ::). Even my undergrad law professor was shocked with the index numbers you need to be competative at law school today. What I really wonder is if the caliber of students attending law school now is really that much higher. It would be really nice to hear the perspective of a professor who has taught law for some time to see if he/she perceives a trend of stronger students in his/her classes recently.


That would be interesting....my mom taught at JMLS here for a few years and  a close family friend (gramp's b.f.f....) just retired from being the Tort Nazi. I will have to ask him when he gets back in town about the students over the years... I don't know if the caliber of students go up but I know so many people that opted to go to law school when the economy tanked in 01 so you have all these work expatriots competing with the undergrads so that just makes things that much more competitive. Even more so...alot of my friends worked at big I-Banks they started breaking their contracts and they coudn't get into B-school so a bunch randomly went to law school (or tried to) Ok grannypants needs to go to bed....good night my darlings

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