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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Tulane People- read here...
« on: April 17, 2005, 10:27:55 PM »
Hey Everyone,
  Well, with my final deicison to attend to Tulane, I'm looking for a chance to get to know some people
(since I will be coming to New Orelans completely solo) and I imagined that some of you felt the same.  Thus, I have started an e-mail disucssion list group for all Tulane people who will be starting this fall.  This is one of those yahoo groups where we can send one another and the entire group messages or any sort of questions we have, introductions  etc...
 So if you're going to Tulane and you'd like to subscribe:, send an e-mail to:

  Or PM me and I'll add you.  Maybe this is a dumb idea, but it seemed like agrat way to make those first few weeks less miserable and isolating if we can feel like we at least vaugely know a few people and can have a little group of us to have lunch or whatever.  ANyway, I hope some you will join.  If you want me to add you, just pm me....thanks! 

From what I've seen, the only non-T-14 Law school that people on here are really excited about going to is Tulane (myself included)  People are picking it over BC, BU, Emory...I'm picking it over Vandy.  Can so many of us be insane, or is Tulane grossly under-ranked?  Is Tulane just a school that's on the way up? I especially think that their Intl law program and clincs don't get enough attention. 
  BTW, are any of you who are heading to Tulane interested in starting a little e-mail group list or something so we can start to get acquainted with one another?  Once we find out what sections we're in, how about forming a preliminary study group?  I assume we'd be a good group, b/c many of us here are abovve their 75th percentile so we'd be on the same level basically)

Question.  Let's say you're going to TUlane and you hope (at some point) to get involved in international law.  By the second semester of 1l, you need to make a decision as to whether you're going to pursue the civil or common law track.  If you pursue the common track, does this hurt your chance of ever getting involved in intl law?  On the other hand, if you pursue the civl, you're bacially then lmited to practicing in Louisiana.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Can you not take the intro Civil law clases and yet still take some upper level later on? 

  I am just beyond words.  It's April 15 and I still haven't heard a peep.  I applied on Dec 31st.  They took a month and a half to request my LSAC Report.  This, as they told me, was "normal," I hadn't been overlooked or anything.  Yet the morning I called to ask about it, they requested my LSAC that afternoon.
   Called 2 wks ago to check, it was "still w. the committee."  Just called this morning.  "can you spell your name again...Are you sure you applied to BU school of law and not BC??"

  WTF!!!!?  So I said: "So does that mean I'm not in the system even?"

                  "No, no, you're...our computers are working very slowly this morning, can you call back this afternoon??"

   What is going on with this?  Does anyone have an e-mail of a REAL person there I can write to? (my numerous e-mails to the main address have been ignored) Can I complain to LSAC?  Can I request my app fee back? 
    These people are an absolute disgrace.  If the admissions process is any reflection of how they run the school, it's a blessing they fu-ked up my app.  I am so angry with these people. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Question for fellow Tulane People...
« on: April 14, 2005, 10:57:39 AM »
Hey, question for all my tulane friends.  Let's say after the first semester of 1l, your grades aren't so hot.  LEt's say your in the bottom %50.  Does it make sense, then, to pursue the civil law track as opposed to common law so you can have an easier time finding work in LA after you graduate?  I'm not planning on being in the bottom 50% and I' sure neither are any of you, but it's something to think about.  Since LA is a civil law state and I presume that a good number of the 38% of the grads who end up in LA are on the lower end of the grade spectrum, it' something to think of...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Friends of Bill W?
« on: April 10, 2005, 02:45:13 PM »
yeah dude, I am going on my 6 month chip soon.  thank god, b/c any longer I would have been toast as far as Law school...I already have a host of associated pblems I couldn't hide.
  Are you worried at all about how you'll handle the 1L stress?  I kind of am, but hell as long as I keep my prioties in order, it can't be that bad. 
  anyway, drop me a pm if you wan't to talk in more detail...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Law Conversation
« on: April 10, 2005, 02:27:36 PM »
Sent on my deposit on Wed.  Can't wait.  Have you all been getting those post cards in the mail every couple of weeks?  Those really are a nice touch. 
  Have you all started to figure out housing yet?  Haven't looked at the admitted web site in a while, do they have a bunch of new stuff up there? 
  I can't understand why their international law program isn't ranked in US News.  That's just complete horse sh-t. I mean, what school in the US could possibly teach int/comparitve law better given the Louisiana Legal System?
   Is anyone else hoping to do an exchange semester somewhere?  I was pretty psyched about wanting to do Hong Kong before I saw that they only allow 2 kids to do it per semester...oh well, just means I'll have to bust my ass enough to be in a position to be able to be one of the two.
    In terms of quality of life and future prospects, I think that all of us are making the smartest decision we could make. If I had the #s for Duke or UVA, sure, but once you're outside the t-10 it's all meaningless anyway.  Hope the winter's not too bad next yr for all you BC, BU, WUSTL people!

I'm curious, what are you basing your opinion of Tulane on?  Nearly everything I've read (here and elsewhere) suggests exactly the opposite....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Notre Dame -v- Tulane
« on: April 06, 2005, 04:43:07 PM »
Tulane all the way man.  Texas (particularly Dallas and Houston) are noted as placed where Tulane sends a ton of grads.  Plus as far as Nd, do you really want to deal with that "educating a different kind of lawyer" morality bullsh-t?  Plus, the winters are dreadful in Southbend.  NO is cool, nice eather, the school itself is laid back and has a great rep.  Once you get out of the t-10, 22 vs 32vs 40 don't mean sh-t as far as those rankings.  Are you brilliant?  Great, finish in the top 1% at Tulane and then transfer to Yale.  Just my 2 cents, but it's kind of the process I've used...

What a cheap ploy.  They're trying to make everyone feel wanted so they can increase their number of transfer applicants and turn down even more people.  I've heard the facilities there are so run down that it's like going to an inner city high school least that's what I tell myself to feel better....

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