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Wait List / Re: W/L at Indiana U
« on: February 08, 2005, 01:34:30 PM »
I was waitlisted as well and was a little surprised.  I didn't have any intentions of going to IU after I found out that it is virtually impossible to gain residency in Indiana (of course this was a month after I sent my application in), but it was a reality check for me after a few acceptances.

After looking at LSN, it looks like IU is raising the bar, at least as far as LSAT scores go.  Perhaps they've had an influx in applications and can afford to be more selective.

Anyway, I'm going to THE Ohio State University where I will enjoy watching our football team dismantle the Hoosiers for three straight years.   ;D

Acceptances / Re: In at Ohio State
« on: February 08, 2005, 01:15:53 PM »
I'm going to Ohio State, so I hope to see many of you there.

Acceptances / Re: In at Ohio State
« on: February 06, 2005, 10:45:27 PM »
I was called by one of the deans and I thought that was how they had been doing all acceptances; however, maybe they were bogged down with the influx of applications and so now they are mailing them out.  If it is a rejection, then you should send them a nasty email from your OSU email account.   ;D

Where should I go next fall? / Re: top school in ohio?
« on: February 06, 2005, 03:07:23 PM »
I noticed that Case's median starting salary for the private sector is higher than OSU's, and I've attributed that to Case having a greater percentage of IP grads than OSU. I assumed that they help boost Case's stats.

UC seems like a nice enough school, but it doesn't seem to be in the same league as OSU or Case.

Agreed.  I didn't consider the IP grads, which I think is a valid point.  I also agree with Paperback that Case grads are more likely to leave Ohio, therefore the stats regarding percentages of grads in other states might be misleading.  I believe that Ohio State is regarded as the better school for many reasons.  I think it is also important to note that in the Brennan Rankings Ohio State is in the top 10 law schools.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: top school in ohio?
« on: February 06, 2005, 02:33:24 PM »
Both good schools, but I like Ohio State for its dispute resolution program, its location (Columbus is great and the capital), its national prestige (although that comes from its top notch football program  ;D), and its programs in DC and Oxford.  However, I did apply to Case because I recognize that it is a top notch school as well.  If you have to choose between the two, I don't think you can go wrong.

By the way, I agree on the Cleveland State comments.  That is a good school with a solid regional reputation.  Also, I would like to give some love to Cincinnati.  Great schools.  Great placement.  Outstanding city. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: top school in ohio?
« on: February 06, 2005, 11:20:30 AM »
Ohio State should be above Case Western for various reasons.  First, the Buckeye Alumni is a powerful network that facilitates finding a good job quickly.  Secondly, Ohio State has the market cornered in Columbus, a more financially sound city than Cleveland, whereas, Cleveland State gives Case a run for their money regionally in a city that, quite frankly, reminds me of Detroit.  By the way, that is no compliment.  Thirdly, Ohio State, since it is in the capital of Ohio, offers many clerkships and what not that you can't get at Case. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: $$$$ at Ohio State
« on: February 04, 2005, 08:37:32 PM »
My friend applied to Ohio State last year as an out-of-stater with a 3.5 GPA, 164 LSAT and they offered him in-state tuition with 5k.  He only had a BA and no WE at anywhere significant.  So my question is........Why so stingy now?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: $$$$ at Ohio State
« on: February 04, 2005, 06:44:02 PM »
Boo, boo, boo Ohio State. 

Take some of that money that you give illegally to the football players and throw some our way.

Acceptances / Re: OU acceptance
« on: February 04, 2005, 04:20:34 PM »
Me too.  Received my later today (02/04).  Fat envelope, but no money reward yet.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: $$$$ at Ohio State
« on: February 04, 2005, 11:29:38 AM »
I am a Utah resident, Paperback; however, that is because I attended BYU.  I am originally from Columbus (my family has never left) and consider myself an Ohio resident whether or not any Ohio schools recognize that.

Probono, I called the financial aid office to inquire over that very thing, whether stats are the determining factor, and she basically told me that they were indeed the primary consideration.  I have a MA and they told me that was a "small" factor.  With Ohio State being more selective this year, my stats have moved from the upper half to the upper mid-range, subsequently making it more difficult to beat out some of those with higher stats for aid, no matter how good your story is.

By the way it took two weeks for me to hear about aid.  It came snail mail.

Murky, you're right on about debt.  I sat down and crunching the stats figured that although Ohio State will cost me more, in the long run it will pay for itself in more earning power out of law school.  Furthermore, there are the intangibles that come with being surrounded by family members.  I too am a little intimidated by the downtown/urban campus.  I heard parking is a female dog.

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