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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WLd at Cornell
« on: May 10, 2005, 04:27:16 PM »
if the money isn't close b/w Iowa and Notre Dame....I'd heavily lean toward Iowa
Why would you lean toward Iowa, if you don't mind my asking? And the money is weird, because ND offered me more but I pay instate at Iowa, so I've got $22,500/yr at ND and full tuition at Iowa.


I agree that Iowa is the heavy favorite with the money issue.  If I had your option between Iowa and ND, I would pick Iowa.  I think that the rankings will NOT matter (although Iowa is slightly higher).In addition, the fact you know Iowa so well is to your favor.  Iowa places well in Chicago, St. Louis and any other major Midwest city.  Iowa is a little older and typically has a larger class.  This translates into a larger alumni network across the country.  That network is important for finding the "right" fit for you.  I am not sure what type of law you are interested in but Iowa has a great program for all different types and the faculty are among the best (not to say ND doesn't have some good ones).  Also, the fact that you will have no financial problems coming out of Iowa is  great. 

Notre Dame is a good school, it is very conservative and traditional.  I am not sure how your politics will play into this issue.  It is just something to think about. 

Iowa sports have been much more fun to watch lately.   ND football has not been great at all!

Pitt, not worth the money at ND.

In mxpocc's defense, he got into Iowa which is number 20 in the country.  That is f-ing impressive.  That is the current best.  A damn good counterpoint.

Because mxpocc wanted to do a little yield protection  ;)  Wanted no dings

Incoming 1Ls / iPod Mini Color - Please Vote
« on: May 04, 2005, 08:23:41 AM »
Hi all,

I was planning on getting an iPod mini.  I was wondering which color was regarded as the best.  Just for fun.  Please vote.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rutgers-Camden WL
« on: April 25, 2005, 06:46:14 PM »
I sent in my withdrawal with a big scholarship that should help.  Good Luck.  This year should be better than the last, applications are down a bit.  You have a shot, email some of the profs and sell yourself to the school.  Dean Andrews is a nice person, she is the wife of the Congressman and a good professor from what my good friend tells me.  Get in touch with her and sell yourself and play the "dance". 

UCLA is in a better location, they are going to break the T14 soon.  They have many unique offerings with more dual degree programs.  The difference between California and Ithaca, NY are huge.  Cornell is not so bad, but it is much more expensive $53K/year for the budget compared to the in-state costs at UCLA.  Not that money is a big issue but the reputation is good on UCLA, they get SCOTUS clerks (just as many as Cornell).  Just my thoughts.

EDIT:  not sure how good of a real estate program Cornell has but I do know that Upstate and Central New York real estate market sucks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CLS v. Cornell, Virginia, Chicago
« on: April 23, 2005, 09:04:08 PM »
Columbia.  It is in a great city and well known. The debt will not matter especially after your first year in an IP law firm where you will get 2k/week.  I don't think you will have a problem at all.  Reputation and location would be my reason for choosing Columbia.  I have listed my opinion below for the schools.   


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Visit to Cornell
« on: April 23, 2005, 06:05:47 PM »
Perhaps we were at the same admitted students day. I felt the same way about Ithaca. I have a different sort of choice however, because Cornell is the only T14 school that I was admitted to (others are Hastings and U of Wash). Sounds like you have a lot of other good choices. Good Luck.

Well don't choose it because it is a "T14", in the grand scheme of things that will not matter.  It matter how ambitious you are in the "real" world. 

I have been to Cornell several times and I too have spoken with many people there.  I think it is dreadful how the students are not so friendly.  It is also freezing cold there day in and day out.  I wouldn't go there.  I would choose other places like Hastings and Wash or UT because they are in good locations on the west coast where the job market is moving. 

Just my thoughts.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UT or Cornell
« on: April 22, 2005, 07:25:41 AM »
UT by a long shot.  The price is better and the market for BigLaw is there.  The economy is growing in the South and the West and NOT the Northeast.  Keep that in mind.  UT has a great reputation and places well anywhere. 

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