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If you want to find something in entertainment law, definitely go to UCLA.  From the little I've heard about that area of the law, you really need to be in LA (or NYC) to even have a shot at any work.  There aren't really too many better options for that field than UCLA, and  I have a hard time believing that a school in the middle of nowhere Indiana can really open up any doors for you in that area.

That being said, if you aren't so sure about entertainment law, or living in California, or if you are considering public interest work, it could make sense to look at IU.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell or Vanderbilt?
« on: April 08, 2005, 09:20:31 AM »
If you don't want to work in the South, go to Cornell.  (That's not to imply that a Vandy grad can't get a job outside of the South, it's just much more difficult than for a Cornell grad.)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: an-bryce at nyu!!!
« on: April 08, 2005, 09:12:00 AM »
I'll add my voice for Harvard into the mix. 

If you want to go Biglaw, that cost difference can be paid off very quickly and painlessly.
If you want to go public interest, Harvard has the best LRAP in the country (I believe.)

In either situation, Harvard will open more doors.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&L v. Temple v. Pittsburgh
« on: April 01, 2005, 02:15:52 PM »
I'd go with Temple.

Washington and Lee does not seem like a good fit at all for someone who is a city person, and althought it is higher ranked in USN&WR, I would question whether it carries with it more prestige than either Temple or Pitt in the Northeast.  I could be wrong, but I've always viewed W&L as a rural Southern school for students who wish to practice in the South and perhaps lower mid-Atlantic region. 

NYU, hands down. 

You'll easily be able to pay back the costs of your law school education if you go the private route.

Even if you go into public interest, you're better off going to NYU.  They have a fantastic PI program, and one of the best LRAP programs in the country. 

The opportunity costs of passing up NYU for Suffolk far exceed the difference in tuition. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Something wrong with Ciolli's rankings?
« on: March 14, 2005, 09:49:34 AM »
I don't believe there is any individual state data, because one of the key factors in the study is the USN&WR data on regional placement percentages which they unfortunately do not break down any further.

Check out some of the threads on xoxo for more detailed responses and theories to the questions you posed. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern or UVA
« on: March 13, 2005, 09:23:55 PM »

You're looking at 45k less in debt and certainly at least equal, if not better, job placement. 

The only reason to choose NU is if you REALLY would prefer to live in a large city. 

Law School Admissions / Re: The identity of school x!
« on: March 10, 2005, 07:50:38 PM »
Heh, looks like I'm about 4 hours too late to cracking this mystery :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Setting The Record Straight
« on: March 10, 2005, 07:49:32 PM »
A simple google search reveals that this must be the University of Texas.

"Statement on Economic, Social, or Personal Disadvantage"

A poster on xoxo also made mention of a Texas ad comm member making contact with him about his postings on LSN/LSD/xoxo

It's pretty clear that members of the UT admissions team not only read these boards, but sometimes make some effort to match users with real people.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: $ at Duke
« on: March 09, 2005, 01:56:20 PM »
this is exactly the case. the money they are giving us is a combination of merit and need. Unfortunately, there shall be no more $$$ after the initial notification, unless you don't negotiate for more, of course.

I was thinking about the Duke thing...Could the letter that we've been getting be a combination of merit and need based aid?  They did have all of us fill out the scholarship form with the financial info at the beginning.  I hope not, but just a thought.

Bumping this puppy.  Do you know this for a fact, and if so, how?

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