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I don't know anything about UW or Hastings, but I can tell you a little about Minn.  If you went to the admitted students weekend in Feb., it was much colder than average.  I have a cousin who lives there and the past few times that I visited it wasn't nearly as cold then.  As for career placement, it would appear (from the info that you provided) that the u may not be the place for you.  You want to be out west. Minn does not appear to place to well there.  Unless you have strong ties to a certain area, it may be difficult to get a job in CA or WA coming from Minn.  Those that do grew up in CA or wherever they find a job.  The alumni base on the west coast seems to be growing, but is far from what someone could consider 'strong'.  Minn admitted that most of their grads stay in Minn or the surrounding states.  Since it appears that you do not want to stay in the Midwest at all, I would prob. cross it off.

All the schools that you mention seem to be more regional than national.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you want to be a DOJ lawyer...
« on: April 09, 2006, 04:30:15 PM »
I think it depends where you want to be.  A place like the US Attorney's Office in DC would prob. be more competitive than the US Attny's OFC in Montana.  If you wanted to work in Montana going to the state school would prob. be just fine. Also, the point about working as a state prosecutor first is prob. also true.  The attys that I work for had about 3-5 years of being a prosecutor before becoming an AUSA.

Another thing that you may want to look up is if the schools that you are thinking about attending are in a city where a district office is.  I know that in my district, they have at least 2 year-long internships for law students who go to the law school in that city.  The school is a teir 2 school (I think), but its graduates are very well respected in the state.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Running a relatively small business during 1-2-3L
« on: April 09, 2006, 04:04:09 PM »
No it doesn't, I checked with ABA.  I will be running an escort service during LS, and ABA said it's not a problem.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: If you want to be a DOJ lawyer...
« on: April 09, 2006, 04:02:24 PM »
I work for the DOJ in my state and the attorneys that I know all went to law school within the state (some went to the school within the district and others didn't).  If you know where you want to work, look up the webpage for that area and see if it tells you where the US Attorney went to law school and if it has info on where the assistant US attnys went.


95% sure I'll be at PENN next year!

EDIT:  I am going to be at PENN next year!

This is just a little extra info concerning studying law in Lousiana.  The state's laws are based on the Napoleonic code whereas the other 49 states have laws based on the English common law.  I am not sure how it will factor into profs. actual teaching methods or if it is a big deal to firms outside the state, but it may be something to think about.

Financial Aid / Finaid at Cornell?!?
« on: April 05, 2006, 04:04:39 PM »
Any one receive offers from Cornell yet? 

I sent my withdrawal days ago so they should be receiving it soon.  Hope there is quick movement on the waitlist for y'all  :) .

I usually don't bump old threads, but I liked this article. Esp. the part about picking based on the personality and character that fits YOU, not the one that is rated X by USNews

the californian accent is what you most hear on tv now.

Don't most actors go to vocal coaches so that you can't hear their accents?  I always thought the voice that they are coached to use was great-lakes-y.  I could be wrong.

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