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« on: April 02, 2005, 01:17:47 PM »
I just can't imagine how weird it would be...you're a great teacher, love your school, but...I guess you could come up with some BS reason. But since the prof will onlt know you from having humiliated you 3 or 4 times over the course of the semester, how personal would a rec from a law prof be? do these people have office hrs just like in UG where you even could go and do some ass kissing??
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:15:29 PM »
3,66, 165, non-urm, complete on 1/21. not going, but it's nice to have just for self-esteem purposes. Would rather take the money and spend 3 yrs in NO than in Nashville....
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:06:54 PM »
Congrats, man. I thought all the acceptances were finished. Are you going? Where else have you gotten in? thus far I'm in at Tulane, vandy, and Oregon, I'm going to Tulane. I think Tulane's putting together a good group for next year. Hope you'll come.
« on: April 02, 2005, 12:56:52 PM »
"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC. It will help those who share the saner view in the end"
I suppose those with saner viewpoints have photos of homosexual men on their profiles coupled with the words "@#!* wendy" ? Also, what does it mean for a city to have been built "on one of the most histroically appalling time periods"? Umm...so early colonial america was an appalling time period?
But, once again, to each his own. You Pitt people stay up there, watch Flashdance ("Just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night"), and watch the Penguins lose next season (if there is a season) and enjoy that charming European culture of Pittsburgh unbeknownst to the rest of the world...
« on: April 02, 2005, 12:44:25 PM »
Funny, I just got into Vandy and I had thought that maybe I was kidding myself by saying that I was set on Tulane no matter what. But now, I'm still going to Tulane. No other school with such a low raning has a similar national rep, period. I love the facilities, I love the people, I love the atmosphere there. I really have the sense that its a school on the way up. For anyone who's considering it, go to Tulane. You won't regret it. Everyone should live in New Orleans at some point in there life. Why not do it during Law School? Then take your Jd back to NYC and start at $120,000 a yr and pay off all those loans. that's what I'm planning on
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:39:27 PM »
Not sure, but I'm thinking about maybe trying to transfer after my first yr if I do well so I can be closer to my family. Guess it will depend on a lot of things. My question is, when you try to transfer, can you just use the recs you have on file with LSAC, or do you have to get news ones from law school profs? This would seem to be a nightmare scenario where you'd have to go to their office hrs a lot, do some ass kissing, and then in the spring say, "oh..btw...I'm trying to leave here for some place better." anyone know?
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:24:52 PM »
I would also note that the according to the 2005 princeton review bk, The U of Pit grads have an avg starting salary of $71,000 vs. Tulane's $88,000 ....if you go to martindale.com and look for people at top NY firms pitt v. Tulane, Tulane by far wins out. So, yes, I would inf act say that someone has a better chance of mking $125 k in NYC coming out of Tulane than Pitt. Of course, if you're not at the top of your class at either, the point is moot anyway, but the chances are better at Tulane.
Also, how can you not be impressed by a city which advertises that its founding fathers were murderists, rapists, the mentally ill, and tax cheats forced to the New Orleans settlement at gun point from the Bastille prison in Paris?
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:14:22 PM »
well, different strokes for different folks, but I still maintain that just on name alone, people are going to recognize the "Tulane Law" name way the hell faster than "Pitt Law." I persoanlly find that ew Orleans has a history, has character, and the city itself just reminds me of being in Europe. Plus I'd rather be wearing shorts in January than freezing my ass off in PA and smelling the fumes from the steel mills. But, respectfully, to each his own...
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:10:43 PM »
This one is easy. If you are as smart as you think you are and are willing to work as hard as you think you're going to, you'll finish in the top 1% of yur class at USC, then transfer to Harvard, yaale, or stanford. What happens if you wait, there's another 9/11 over the summer, the ecomony slumps back into the toilet, the # of law school apps shoot up again, and then you don't break 166 on your next lsat? Yuo'll be crying for not taking USC. It's really ridiculous. People buid up these t-14s like it opens some kind of magic door. You're really smart and talented, and you don't feel your numbers reflect this? Great. go to friggen cooley, win a national moot court competion and write some great journal artciles, you'll still have your pick of any firm you want.
A JD is what you do with it, it's not worth anything in and of itself no matter where it's from. There was a great Harper's article a few months ago on a study comparing harvard grads to tulane grads (UG) who had similar high school gpas and SAT scores. The study found that those who went to Tulane actually made MORE money in the long run than the harvard people. It's not where you go, it's what you make of it....
« on: April 01, 2005, 05:01:24 PM »
Take the Tulane $ and run like you were being chased. I'm from NYC..do you know what the past 3 winters have been like up there? Plus, the bkln battery is has now gone up to $4.50 each way.
I mean, clearly you went to Tulane , I don't know what your UG expereince was, but it seems like the law school is a lot different from the UG in that the overall rate of jerkoffism is much lower, the people at the law school seemed real cool. Plus, in NYC, Bklyn has the rep of a third tier toilet...people who don't keep up with the rankings don't realize that Tulane is ranked pretty near to Bklyn, the national rep is just far superior...take the tulane money and don't look back