Iowa city is really cute; Kent has me deferred?? Seriously people, it's may, make up your mind. I can think of ten million more things I would rather do this summer than wait for waitlists and deferrals
Would you go to Kent if they took you off their Deferral list? If so, why?
More than likely, no. Outside of cost of living, which as a single woman I can't justify, I want to do Biotech IP; it makes so much more sense for me to be at a school that is a major research institution like Iowa. My law school path will probably be a little less than typical....Iowa seems to be ok with that, CK seems WAY too concerned with rankings and such and my friends that went there say that their students are ridiculously competitive. I mean, law school IS competitive but I need to feel SOME sort of collegiate atmosphere.
I just wish I would have applied to more schools!
Why would it matter if the law school is attached to a major research institution?
It wouldn't necessarily matter for someone wanting to do IP, but I anticipate that I will continue my research and science education so for ME I want to be at a research institution; maybe I should have worded that differently
Kent has a good IP program, that's what they do so if that's what you're interested in then you're in good shape. That's why I applied to there and didn't apply anywhere else in Chicago, not even NU.
But how much time would you have to do research and science education during law school? Were you planning on doing some after law school? Are you going to try to do a joint JD/PHD?
I may...more than likely I will do a Masters in Biochem or Molecular Biology. I'm keeping the option of research my second year open; I've got a slightly different career focus and I think that research and an advanced degree might really help.
Why so much concern ? You seem to be "testing" my decision
Testing? No, although it does seem a little weird but hey, you know what's best for you. Although obviously I'm going to cheerlead for you to go to a Chicago school, because you know...Chicago rocks.
As to not knowing to go or not....that's a different story.
As I was looking through a lot of data on various websites I've seen that Iowa doesn't place many graduates in Chicago firms. In fact, the name I see pop up the most (besides T14 and Illinois) is Loyola, DePaul and Kent. I'm starting to think I should be going to Kent... not sure if anyone else has seen this phenomenon.