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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« on: April 01, 2005, 01:53:06 PM »
Your career prospects will be a lot better coming out of Tulane.  Yeah, the debt will be a pain,but if you come out w. a $125k job in NYC, isn't it worth it?  Plus, New Orleans is such a cool place to live, no one wants to live in Pittsburgh...having visited Tulane, the overall sense I got was that they're a school on the way up.  They jumped 14 places in those stupid US News rankings this yr.  The clincs they offer are awesome (students who are good enough have actually ended up arguing before the LA supreme court)the journal oppourtunites are great, facilities kick ass.  It's just a really fun, great place ot go to school. 
   Don't take my word, go to the book store and look up both schools in the "Law School Vault Book" where they have recent alumni talking about their experiences, see what you think.  Come to Tulane.  If we finish in the bottom of the class, hell, I'll have a friend to talk to in debtors prison, but DEFINTELY don't turn down Tulane until you've seen it and researched it on 

  I couldn't agree more.  They are just a disaster, a state school probably hurting for money and quite simply in decline.  the original cvomplete notification I received in early Jan. said 4-6 weeks.  Called, and the story changed.  The story has changed 5 different times.  And now, to notify your applicants this way?  You sit in frontt of the phone all day and he either calls you if you're in or doesn't?  They've gone from my first choice to somewhere I wouldn't go even if they took me.  Doom on UNC..

I don't know, but this one really stings b/c UNc takes only the highest LSAT and I really thought I was getting in doesn't even make sense given the number still outstanding on LSN...I don't know, whatever, I knew out of state was harder but jesus, a 167 and a 3.6 and I'm not in UNC? 

Well, just talked to UNc and the dean finsiehd all the accpetance calls 20 minutes ago (@ 3pm est).  If you've not heard, you're not in...

  I'm so angry with these people, I can't imagine even going now after if started out as my top choice b/c I loved Chapel Hill so much.  Now, I've been accepted at schools for months and months, in a weird way I feel like I already have a relationship with these people and I've had months to research the different programs.  Now, UNC is going to come along and IF they decided to take me, I would have at most 2 wks to decide?  Also, given that they've only accepted or declined a fraction of apps on lsn, how could he make informed decisions on everyone in the same afternoon?  They whole thing makes no snese and I'm beyond irritated....

Talked to the u-penn office today.  They told me that they are so swamped with apps that for some of them they'll be holding them through  May or even June...of course, if you're someone they really want, I'm sure you already have your decision...if you a pathetic beggar such as I am hoping for a left over crumb, you might be pan handling with me in June...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Tulane vs W&Lee
« on: March 30, 2005, 04:04:35 PM »
My my, someone's a bit worked up about not being accepted anywhere yet, aren't they?  I thought hippies were supposed to be laid back.  The fact that you were offended by those posts is so laughable that it's not worth defending.  Two people stepped out to defend a good school that was being unfairly attacked based an incorrect assumption.  There was no attempt to hurt anyone's feelings.  Seriously honey, have you thought about how you're going to handle it the first time a professor makes an idiot out of you in class in law school if you're that ridiculously sensitive?(as they do to everyone)   
  Lighten up.  The world does not revolve around you. Personally, I took no notice of what you had even said when I responded!  I was clearing up a misconception.  Period. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Tulane vs W&Lee
« on: March 30, 2005, 03:47:55 PM »
All that Napolenic Law stuff about tulane is ignorant Bullsh-t.  you don't have to take a single civil law class there if you don't want to unless you want to practice in Lousiana or you have an interest in lntl stuff.  Period.  they teach all the same basic and upper level courses (probably more) than other schools, plus you have the option to take civil law if you want.  That's all.
  I've heard the same thing as the OP from several lawyers here in TN in their late 30s. Tulane, Emory and Vandy are all in the same category.  Duke is a cut above.   

  have you heard from them yet?  You should call tomm to see if they'll tell you they've mailed your letter. I'm a 165, 3.7, non-urm
   I flat out asked the girl if she could call me, and she said no, it was aginst policy.  I wouldn't say she sounded dour like she was giving me a rejection, but not too upbeat either, maybe it's a WL (another one). 
  It is comforting to know that the acceptances are small so at least when I get my rejection on Fri. my heart will jump a little as I'm opening it until i read and get the bad news.

Maybe I'm over analzing this, but maybe some of you can help me who have already gotten Vanderbilt decisions.  The girl I talked to said that my letter "was printed today" and that it will be here by th end of the week.  Is the Vandy admit packet like a huge envelope or just a letter?  Any info or ideas on this would be really appreciate b/c the stress is killing me...

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