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Denials / Re: Rejections 05-06 Cycle
« on: April 21, 2006, 10:31:47 PM »
Duke REJECTION today.

Where's mine already!  :P

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UW-Madison!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Personality Test
« on: March 17, 2006, 08:10:20 PM »
I'm an INTJ, same as the OP.  INTJs are a VERY small portion of the overall population.  Masterminds tend to lead from the background, appear "cold" to others, have very few close friends, and are NOT easily swayed into believing the their approach (to the task at hand) is incorrect.

We're the analyst geeks of the world.

 :D ;)

EDIT:  We abhor incompetence, shun authority, and believe that most rules were not made with us in mind.

Yup, that's me exactly!  89 Introvert, 25 intuitive, 100 thinking, 56 judging.

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I little late .. but I was pretty impressed with the St.Thomas open house.  It was kind of funny going from St.T one day to UW-Madison the next and seeing the drastic differences between a rich private school and a state-funded public.
The facilities were amazing - awesome courtroom, very nice modern and clean classrooms with outlets for your laptop, a big lounge downstairs (with a starbucks vending machine!).  Lunch was most formal - I sat with the admissions people, a 2L, the mentor program lead, and another prospective student.  The mentor program has me really impressed, it's required all three years and it basically pairs you with a practicing attorney in an area of your interest for 2nd and 3rd years, and one who's practicing the 1st year curriculum your first year.  Great for experience and networking.  They gave lots of info on awards and the fact they already have a better bar% pass than WM and Hamline.  Also the employment stats were at 94% I believe.  Anyways, if anyone has questions, shoot!


were going to the april 27th one.  how formal was formal?  most people wear business casual?

any info on housing?

thanks!

Most wore business casual, yes.  By formal, we're talking catered, three forks, waiters, the works.  Very fancy meal, multiple courses, seating arrangements .. We were discussing who had an ethics class so we could watch which fork they used  ;D
Now compare this with the single file line to the paper plates, deli sub, bottle of water, and student lounge chairs at the UW open house!  Funny to compare two completely different schools.
There wasn't too much info on housing, but at the end there was an "expo"-type event with a rental-service agency.  I believe they are mailing housing stuff within another week, too.

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I little late .. but I was pretty impressed with the St.Thomas open house.  It was kind of funny going from St.T one day to UW-Madison the next and seeing the drastic differences between a rich private school and a state-funded public.
The facilities were amazing - awesome courtroom, very nice modern and clean classrooms with outlets for your laptop, a big lounge downstairs (with a starbucks vending machine!).  Lunch was most formal - I sat with the admissions people, a 2L, the mentor program lead, and another prospective student.  The mentor program has me really impressed, it's required all three years and it basically pairs you with a practicing attorney in an area of your interest for 2nd and 3rd years, and one who's practicing the 1st year curriculum your first year.  Great for experience and networking.  They gave lots of info on awards and the fact they already have a better bar% pass than WM and Hamline.  Also the employment stats were at 94% I believe.  Anyways, if anyone has questions, shoot!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: First new topic of the new LSD!
« on: March 12, 2006, 01:18:25 PM »
It looks exactly the same to me  ???

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I stand by my suggestion that, for the best public interest jobs, it is better to go to a better law school.

Thank you Mr. Obvious!!  None of us posting here knew that to get the best jobs, one should go to the best school.
Except, not eveyone defines "best" the same way you do, and that is where you fail.

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You guys have no idea how much clout being a Marquette grad carries in Milwaukee.  The OP wants to LIVE IN MILWAUKEE and WORK IN MILWAUKEE.  The indictment against Marquette is foolish if you don't know the legal climate here. Having so many Marquette grads here means a HUGE alumni network that the OP can tap into for jobs and other opportunities. 

"The smartest, best public interest lawyers in the country almost uniformly went to top schools.  For instance, the Ralph Nader-founded PIRGs, which hire a lot of attorneys, tend to drastically favor T14 grads--HYSCCN in particular!  Nader himself was a Harvard grad.  The strongest public interest law programs in the country are at NYU, Yale and Boalt.  From Marquette, you won't be able to use your skills to be a successful or prominent public interest lawyer.  You'll be happy to perform any kind of legal service you can in the Milwaukee area.  If this isn't what you want, then don't go to Marquette."

I just plan call Bullshi*t on TFarris for this post.  Yes, Public Interest is competitive, but you had damn well better consider what you are saying and do real research before posting something like this to try and influence the OP.  If you go on the bar association website and do a lawyer search by organization, you can easily find out what school people working at various public interest jobs here in Milwaukee went to. 

Lightening hopkins: I would do more research before you commit to any school. I searched Legal Action's roster of lawyers, and many went to WI, fewer were from MU, and there were some from other schools. 

All that being said, unless you don't want any tuition debt, you should seriously consider WI if you want your degree to be a little more portable.  That was the main reason I didn't apply to Marquette: I wanted the option to move, and Marquette has real pull in Milwaukee, but not much elsewhere.

FYI
Me: I helped start and manage a small firm in Milwaukee (started by a Duke grad).  I have done the hiring of staff (including attorneys) here for the past 5 years.  We do a variety of consumer, BK, class action and other litigation here.  If you have questions about the legal market here, PM me and I can survey my attorney staff so you are getting views from a Duke lawyer, a MU guy and a WI attorney.

Very nice post.  The "elite" attitudes on this board make me laugh  :D  Of course the top lawyers come from the top schools ... duh!!  But Milwaukee lawyers come from the Milwaukee school and Marquette is a great option for this particular person.  Going to a school under the top 14 or 30 or 50 or even 80 does not mean you won't learn lawyering skills or be successful, either.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UIUC vs. W&L vs. BC
« on: February 26, 2006, 06:48:05 PM »
Well you got it nailed down pretty good:
Ill -> Chicago
W&L -> DC
BC -> Boston

Where you want to practice should determine where you go.  Not that you can't go to DC from Ill, or to Chicago from BC, etc., it will just be much more difficult on your end.

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Something to consider:  according to their own website, Marquette's placement into public interest was just under 5% for 2004 grads, on Wisconsin's site they reported just under 2% for 2003 grads.  4 total from Wisc .. 10 from Marq.

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