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Law School Admissions / Re: Financial Aid Part Time?
« on: April 07, 2004, 11:34:12 AM »
Hmm, just curious but why do you assume you will definitely receive need-based aid?  I received almost full-ride need-based to my undergrad but absolutely zilch (except loans) to law school.  Even with need-based aid, I don't think it is anywhere close to what we used to receive for UG.  Seems like getting 10-15k a year would be EXTREMELY lucky.

As long as you make it into the full-time program at GULC, it won't matter that you started part-time.  Or at least it would be better than not being able to go to GULC.  I received no financial aid anywhere, either part-time or full-time (except one place that gave me 6k a year), so I can't attest to how part-time students are treated.

Hope this helps.

I am applying to law school next year, and my numbers are gonna be approximately 3.0, 168.  URM  Because I would not make the cut at Georgetown, I think I will apply part time, and hope for a top 14.
However, I am very reliant on need-based aid, which I will definitely revieve.  Does anyone know how financial aid works for part time students?   Also, is it bad to start in the part time program?  Will GULC laugh at me when I apply part-time right out of college with no real job?
Thanks for any advice

Tulane places the largest proportion of its graduates in NY; however, that could mean, for example, that 15% go to NY, and no more than 14% go to any other location.  None of the 3 schools have much national reach, but Atlanta is pretty nice and still decently diverse.  I'd probably pass on Tulane and go to either UW-Madison or Emory.  The latter two are much better schools than Tulane.  I'm also not sure why UW is a bad place to go to school -- Madison is ranked as one of the nation's top cities to live in.  New Orleans (Tulane) is probably not that diverse (as far as Asian students go, from what I remember).

Law School Admissions / Re: Tom Cruise's "The Firm"
« on: April 07, 2004, 12:29:01 AM »
The Firm.

The book was awesome.

The movie was garbage.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Take the money or Move up a tier?
« on: April 07, 2004, 12:28:04 AM »
"What if you are a student who doesn't have any financial support from mommy, daddy, etc.- and you are trying to decide between a prestigious school in your home city that costs $30K per year vs a solid school, with a full scholarship, that is still in your home state.  And you're not totally sold on working in a big firm.  In fact, at this point you would prefer to work in a smaller, yet still reputable, firm.  By smaller, I mean less than 50 attorneys.  What would you do?

And this is a true dilemma..."

I'm in the same boat as you too. I'm trying to choose between Whittier (Tier 4, offering full scholarship) and Chapman (offering 50% scholarship; just dropped from Tier 3 to Tier 4, but ppl say its looking to break into Tier 2 soon and hasnt been able to just yet because its such a new school). Bar passage rates at Chapman were 70%, now are 50%. at whittier its somewhere between 37% and 50%. I dont want to work in some big firm either; heck im not even sure if i want to practice! so since i dont plan on working at the big places, then im not sure if itll really matter which school i choose. whittier is more established in this area; its been around for years, but everyone knows its Tier 4. whereas Chapman is new so theres less of an alum base, but it has the "name" in my area.
so i dont know what to do either...

How much is it after the 50% scholarsihp?

Help! I need some info on these three schools!
Which one is the most "national"?
And I'd like to work later in a big city (like new york)
with a private firm.
Any advice??

None of them is really national... considering my own preferences though, I would probably go to Emory, but that's only because I wouldnt mind working in Atlanta.  Can you specify more on what you're looking for?

Anyone know if BU has completed their decision process? It's late in the game now for admits, so I am trying to make decisions based on the ones I have received. Should I hold out hope? 


I haven't heard back from them yet either... meanwhile I'm about to put a security deposit down on a lease... :(

Law School Admissions / Re: Tom Cruise's "The Firm"
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:36:00 PM »
if only that can hold true for 4 more years lawstudent2004! I sure hope so!!  :)

Heck, eff that.  Why settle for $130k 4 years from now when it could rise even more. ;)  150k as a 1st year salary would make it almost worth the time I lose spending with friends, gf/wife, etc.  Keyword: almost. =P

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 2005 USNWR Rankings... are out...
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:32:25 PM »
At least that's what I'm assuming since someone on this board quoted Rob Schwartz as saying the school rose 30-something (I forget the actual number) ranks since its inception in 1976.

This was misquoted. What I wrote was that Rob Schwartz said (during the accepted students' program) that the school had moved up 33* places since he started working there in 1996. Nothing was said about the founding of the school until it was misquoted later in the thread.

*he said 29, i added the additional 4 for 2005...

I have a question for someone with the book. What is NYU ranked in MPA (Public Administration) programs this year? My gf is graduating from there this month, and was curious how it fared. Thanks.

Ah -- you caught me, my friend. ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Big Decision (CA vs NYC)
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:22:45 PM »
I love how schools say the rankings are inaccurate and then treat them like they are otherwise. o.O

Oh yeah,

Go to NYU, have fun for a year in NYC and then transfer to Berkeley if your heart still desires.  I hear NYU law students are pretty laid back whereas Hastings students are really cutthroat.  You'll probably have a better time trying to transfer from NYU than Hastings in that case (not to mention, you wouldn't need to be ranked nearly as high at NYU than you would at Hastings since NYU is regarded as a better school than Berkeley).  Top schools in the country, regardless of what USNews puts out every year: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, NYU (in whatever order), THEN I would say Berkeley, Michigan and Penn (in whatever order).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: $alary Range query
« on: April 06, 2004, 08:08:38 PM »
Point taken, although some of the posters could be unemployed sitting at home in their bathrobes.  Plus, we should give credit to the students who are "studying" not working.

I'm not in my bathrobes... I'm in my jeans... =P

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