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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Pitt Visit
« on: October 30, 2005, 12:24:52 PM »

How well does Pitt place outside of Pittsburgh? I'm considering the school, but I don't know if I want to stay in Pittsburgh. Would it be difficult to find work in NYC, Philly, Boston, or Chicago?

Pitt places great in Pittsburgh, well in Philly and DC, and okay in NY. I doubt it has much impact in Boston or Chicago unless one is top 10%. To be frank, top jobs in Boston, NY, and Chicago will probly be fought over by the better local schools in each respective market (Northeastern's, Brooklyn's, and Loyola's) and t14 grads. Unless you can get into a top 14-20 (or higher), I would recommend attending a school in the city you want to be in. Best of luck!

The other thing to keep in mind is that many Pitt grads start out working in Pittsburgh for a few years and then move on to other cities. This is a great option and wise move, considering that it is pretty easy for Pitt grads to line up great positions with firms, where they can get solid work experience before moving on to other cities and regions. Additionally, the cost of living in Pittsburgh is lower than other major cities, so this also gives recent grads a chance to eliminate student debt while remaining in Pittsburgh. If you can get in with a good firm and get some solid work experience during your first few years out of law school, you should be able to move around with ease later on, since employers are going to be looking more at your work experience by that point.

Law School Applications / Re: U of Pitt Complete Notices
« on: October 30, 2005, 11:37:53 AM »
Well its been about a month and I have heard nothing regarding going complete. I checked LSN and people that submitted after me have already gone complete. Does anyone know if U of Pitt gives complete notices through the mail or through email? Is it time to email the school?

Hi I'm  a 1L @ Pitt... when I applied, they contacted me via email. But you can always give them a call just to follow up. The admissions staff is awesome and very friendly. (That may not seem like a big deal, but I remember being shocked in seeing the difference between schools when I would contact various admissions offices. Some acted like I was bothering them when I'd inquire about my app, while others were ready and willing to make sure all my questions were answered....)

Hmmm, not sure how that smiley face got next to U Pitt. Maybe it's a sign.

.... it could very well be a sign. ;D Good luck with your apps! Let us know how things work out!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.25, 177, non-trad with master's degree?
« on: September 15, 2005, 06:43:40 PM »
Hi all,
  My schools are :



Considering that you're a non-trad w/ a great LSAT score, I'd still take a stab at Cal (and Columbia). It would seem wiser to submit your app @Cal and let them tell you no, then to save $70-some bucks and never know if you had a chance.

You sound like you have a good shot at your "goal" schools. As for your safties, I'd still apply to American and Pitt, since they are in areas where you'd perhpas like to live AND you'll prob get a decent $$$ offer from both schools, considering your background.

Good luck!!

Any ladies picked up this bag:

I'm thinking of getting the one in black...

Any likes, dislikes? Is it padded enough?

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