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I understand the whole placement aspect, but my main concern here is would it be a big disadvantage going PT at one school as opposed to full time at the other... im in the same position as steve sev, i could afford pt at pace and struggle a lil for ft at duq...

thats funny because Im in practically the very same situation.... i got into both, leaning towards duq but pace is close to me home... id be really interested in the responses to this post as well...


well i just saw the new rankings for tier 3 and 4... pretty interesting... dont know how legit they are but i think theyre 100 percent real... catholic, hofstra, and syracuse dropped to tier 3, Franklin pierce down to tier 4, some other interesting changes... check it out...

Law School Rankings / Re: USNews Law Ranks 2007 - Legit
« on: March 28, 2006, 02:56:33 AM »
I don't want to get in trouble. That's why I got the fake post name. I'm already releasing something that isn't supposed to be 'out'. If I went and posted the entire thing wouldn't I be looking at some sort of copyright infringement?

im pretty sure its copyright infringement already... but pleasssse put up the rest lol im dying to see the tier2-3 range

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duquesne Law? Pros/Cons PLEASE help
« on: March 24, 2006, 01:44:14 AM »
Well... i just got back from visiting Duquesne for a few days...

and I think I will be seeing a lot more of Duquesne...

Im going to send in my deposit tomorrow. I loved the school. The law school was very homey and "law-firm-ish" as opposed to alot of schools like shu and rutgers which have more of an "industrial" type feel. The faculty all seemed very well educated and accessible. I spoke with a professor after sitting in on a Properties class and she seemed extremely approachable and helpful. In fact, she talked to and explained the class material over to about 6 or 7 students who had trouble following along after class which I thought was very interesting... the classes seem small as well, with the biggest class being roughly 70-75 people and a legal methods/writing class of 20. One class i saw only had 7 students haha. I came from a small school (seton hall) so having the small school atmosphere in law school is a welcome and beneficial trait. All the students I talked to loved the school, and specifically mentioned it in comparsion to UPitt. They said Pitt is easier, but Duquesne (they believe) teaches you to be more like a lawyer through practical methods instead of ONLY theoretically. All first year students actually have to present appelate briefs in march for a yearly grade against each other in competition format, regardless of the type of law one's interested in. Lastly, i learned Duq places extremely well not only in Pitt but around the surrounding area, ohio, philly, jersey, NY. (just to reaffirm this I talked with a friend of mine who is a professor at Seton Hall Law who actually knows a few judges and numerous attorneys from Duq in NJ)

As far as Pittsburgh... I loved the city. We went out to hit the bars on southside the first night. Never in my life have I seen that many bars it was crazy. It was the perfect city environment, but found it to be safe and friendly. Our second and last night we went to the Boardwalk in the Strip District (aptly named because its a strip of bars and nightclubs as opposed to the other assumed connotation haha). THis area was a lot of fun and I got the opportunity to talk with tons of Pitt Natives. Their impressions of Duquesne Law were nothing but the best, and many even thought it was better then Pitt. Even though I dont plan to participate in the nightlife being a law student, its nice to know its there and that there is always something to do if one is bored....

Bottom line, I arrived in Pitt weary, and left convinced. Unless some miracle happens with a few pending apps... i will def be at Duquesne University School of Law in the Fall...

if anyone has any questions... please dont hesitate to ask...

take care everyone!

Well I just got back from Duquesne and to be honest... I loved it. The school was great and the area was fun and upbeat as well... i wrote more about it in my thread about Duq if anyones interested...

but ive pretty much decided to send my deposit into Duquesne. Barring any unforseen favorable admittances from a few pending apps... ill be a "Duke" this fall...

its nice to finally have some stablization and certainty

ive tried repeatedly searching, and I could barely find anything... im looking for the full rankings, basically what I am tryin to accomplish is to see the trends of lawe schools i am considering, specifically schools in the tier 3 and 4 range... if anyone could help i really really would appreciate it...


Just like the topic states, where can I find the past couple of years rankings? does anyone have them? I would really appreciate it!


haha i was there too atlas... and i will agree it was an awesome accepted students day. The liberty museum was a perfect place and the reception was great. Giv. Rendell was such a nice guy and I even got to speak with him for a few minutes. Im def not counting Drexel out, but im going to visit Duq on Wednesday. Once i have both visitations in hand, i will make my decision (although i have a feeling it will be very difficult)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duquesne Law? Pros/Cons PLEASE help
« on: March 15, 2006, 03:00:40 AM »
Latin Lord, thanks so much for the words of encouragment... it really means a lot... i know you have heard it from hundreds of other people on here as well, but I was so happy you got in, let alone a tier 2! Im so happy for ya and with your motivation, i know you will graduate top of the class (make sure to put in a good word for me at your firm haha)

Lawschoolhopeful... im getting more and more intrigued and interested by Duquesne... i cant wait to visit and make a final decision. That cost of living is incredible though... im just worried if I can go from NYC life to Pitt life... this week will hopefully find out... and btw, what are your numbers? do you think you have a good shot? I really hope Ill see you there man if we both decide to go... we'll have to be top 2 of the class haha...

does anyone know anything about Duquesne's required classes? I heard they have an unusual amount compared to other schools? Do you guys think this is a good thing or a bad thing?

any other opinions?

thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far... your insight and opinions have really helped me in this stressful time...



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