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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State Dickinson
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:24:04 AM »
I can only assume (mind you this is merely an assumption and could be completely wrong) that they are snobs and enjoy bashing other peoples opportunities in life.  These are the same type of people they would bash other peoples undergraduate colleges.  But i always take it with a grain of salt.  People like that have no life outside academics, and most likely have little people skills.  Little do they realize but fewer than 40 percent of Americans have college degrees, and far, far, far fewer even have the opportunity to go to an ABA accredited law school.  Anyone who is able to go to an ABA law school should consider themselves fortunate and lucky, and make the most of it.  Dickinson was good enough for Tom Ridge (regardless of if you like him), Rick Santorum (US Senator from PA class of '86) and far to many judges, state reps and senators in PA and numerous non-political successes to name.  It has a great regional rep, great regional job placement and a nice atmosphere.  You always have to beware those snobs in life.  I would also recommend to those snobs not to start bashing people on law school boards, far to early in your law career to be on your high horse, burning bridges.

Guess i am one of those DC snobs.  And Baltimore is a hell hole!  Just look at the crime statistics comparing DC to Baltimore.

Baltimore has more violent crime, more property damage, more rapes, robbery, assaults and theft.  I was at an orioles game and had trouble with individuals outside the stadium.  And like every other school, you have to be a top in your class to be employed in DC, that is just the way it is.    

They are only padding their stats by taking apps now.  Mason just sent out a huge batch of acceptances and rejections.  They are, like many schools, trying to get their pool of applicants even larger so they can have a lower acceptance rate.  US News loves that!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State Dickinson
« on: March 22, 2005, 08:32:50 AM »
Yeah I saw the discussion was from last year, but people were talking about up to date stuff.  I know they are evaluating the waitlist in late april, if you are curious.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State Dickinson
« on: March 21, 2005, 10:28:11 PM »
Nice!  I went to college in a small town (Harrisonburg, VA).  I like the small town atmosphere, and you can do a lot worse than central PA.  Great surroundings!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn State Dickinson
« on: March 21, 2005, 10:07:57 PM »
You never know.  I am going to visit soon, hopefully I will like it.  I have been through Carlisle and to Harrisburg.  I think I will enjoy it.  But we will see.  Have any of you been up to it?

I don't know.  Maryland Law is in Baltimore, not College Park.  I imagine that has something to do with fewer DC firms going there.  I would go to American.  Baltimore is a hell hole, DC is a lot nicer.  And lots of AU grads work in DC.

I got the impression a huge batch within 2 weeks.

From what i understand, they tend to venture (Large numbers elsewhere in the SE).  Vandy is more of a national school.  You will be able to work all over, particularly in the southeast.  Of course there are Vandy grads who work in TN, but UT-Knoxville and Memphis have rather large schools.  Most of those schools graduates stay within Tennessee.  And if you are wondering, if you want a political career in TN, you had better have some connection to UT (At the very least a Vol fan) to go anywhere.   ;D

But you will be in DC, great career prospects.  You just have to balance what you want.  I have a friend who was going to move to TN because she had a high paying offer.  Then she got an offer in DC, although the pay was the same as TN (less purchasing power in DC) she chose the DC area for better prospects.

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