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Law School Applications / Re: Most Beautiful/Ugliest Law School Campus
« on: January 25, 2005, 04:05:17 PM »
I just realized what mariecutie reminds me of.  The name of a ship; The Mariecutie.  In that photo you actually look like you could be one of those wooden sculptures at the front of the ship.  What do they call those; mastheads?

Nah... She'd have to have her shirt off to be a masthead of a ship.

So...Mariecutie, would you mind awfully much replacing your current avatar with one that is more fitting for a ship's masthead?   ;)

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Acceptances / Re: $25,000 / Year at Suffolk ... Should I take it and run?
« on: January 25, 2005, 01:21:09 PM »
Of course, it depends on what the OP wants.  I know I'd have a hard time looking past an admittance into a Top 20 school to accept an offer from a Tier 4 school.

Maybe the OP should ask him/her self, where would I go if money was not an option?  We all know that the potential from UMinn would pay off any law school debt in very short order.

I just hate to see the OP get all this advice to take the Tier 4 school when, to me, the advantages of a Top 20 are just too great to pass up.

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Acceptances / Re: $25,000 / Year at Suffolk ... Should I take it and run?
« on: January 25, 2005, 01:00:05 PM »
I did the same thing on Martindale, and got the same results.

Consider that most Suffolk grads probably want to work in Boston, and most UMinn grads do not.

The argument is a bit circular since UMinn grads probably stay in Minn.  You'd have to find a population of UMinn grads wishing to locate to Boston, and compare those who succeed versus those who do not.

I still stand by my initial assertion that UMinn grads can relocate in just about any major metropolitan legal market.

Of course, if the OP wishes to practice in Boston, then BU (and probably BC) is the best choice.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Who here wishes....
« on: January 25, 2005, 12:00:54 PM »
Count me in.

I fear I made a bad career move a year ago, and need to hustle up.

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Acceptances / Re: $25,000 / Year at Suffolk ... Should I take it and run?
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:55:50 AM »
If you wanna work in Boston, go to school in Boston...BU is your best bet out of that bunch, GW would put you back in Boston without too much trouble, but Minnesota only has one firm from Boston that does OCI there...the rank doesn't help you.  It's not all about rank people.

It might take just a bit more work, but I think a degree from UMinn would penetrate Boston very well.  It makes sense that UMinn would not have many firms from Boston since it isn't very near Boston.  A T20 degree (UMinn = 19, US News) will have little trouble penetrating any major metropolitan legal market.

In my mind, it's (almost) a no brainer.  Take the Tier 1 school over the Tier 4 (even with a scholarship) any day.

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Acceptances / Re: $25,000 / Year at Suffolk ... Should I take it and run?
« on: January 25, 2005, 10:29:36 AM »
If you get into one of those higher ranked schools, go there.  If not, take Suffolk up on their offer.

Good luck!

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Withdrawing an application is obviously a professional courtesy to your peers, and to the law schools.  That we have to debate this shows that many people have poor manners due to ignorance, while others purposfully choose to flout this social convention.

Unless money is involved, you should be happy to withdrawal.

Case closed.

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Law School Applications / Re: Drop Out Rate
« on: January 24, 2005, 06:40:38 AM »
Where are you finding these stats. I would like to factor this decision into my choice of school. I found out about the widener curve from a Princeton review survey book. I am trying to avoid a weed out school like that. Because from what I understand from this book, it doesn't have to be that way. And it isn't at many law schools.

So where can I find these stats at?

Lsac.org.  On the left there is a link, "Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools".  Click on that.  Find the school you want to research, then click on "ABA LAW SCHOOL DATA."  It's usually in there.

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Law School Applications / Re: Drop Out Rate
« on: January 23, 2005, 11:16:17 PM »
just visited Tulane and the tour guide volunteered the info that only 1 in 3 graduates!!! those are TERRIBLE odds! and tulane ranks #59 out of top 100.

rethinking what i'm doing...

Are you misreading that?  I just looked at ABA, and see that Tulane is 11.2% the first year, and only 1.2% the second year.

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Law School Applications / Re: Drop Out Rate
« on: January 23, 2005, 11:12:54 PM »
You know, I'm going to take a pasting for this, but I actually have more respect for Cooley than I once did.  It is an option for those who don't do so well on the LSAT, their UGPA, or both.  Once there, they have to bust ass, or they are gone.  Since the attrition rate is almost 50%, you have to figure that those who survive did so by busting their asses.

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