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cera

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Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« on: April 07, 2004, 01:50:33 AM »
Help! I need some info on these three schools!
Which one is the most "national"?
And I'd like to work later in a big city (like new york)
with a private firm.
Any advice??

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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2004, 01:54:46 AM »
That's tough, none of these are truly national.

What other citys would you consider.  Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Wash, D.C.?  Does it matter?  Or is New York your first choice?

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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 02:26:04 AM »
Help! I need some info on these three schools!
Which one is the most "national"?
And I'd like to work later in a big city (like new york)
with a private firm.
Any advice??

None of them is really national... considering my own preferences though, I would probably go to Emory, but that's only because I wouldnt mind working in Atlanta.  Can you specify more on what you're looking for?

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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004, 02:27:32 AM »
if you go to emory, you will most likely land a job in atlanta. but since you want to practice in a HUGE city, going to UW will give you a shot at chicago, which is the 3rd largest city in the US. tulane probably doesnt have the reputation to get a great job outside of louisiana straight out of graduation and new orleans isnt that big of a city.

I would choose UW because its cheaper and its a tier 1. but a warning: madison is a horrible town. it has the boringness of a hickville but the chaos and pop density of a big metropolis. the campus is sandwiched between two bodies of water so there is little room for expansion (hense the density). some of my friends who went to UW for undergrad said they hated madison. visit the campus first to see if its for you.

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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004, 02:31:27 AM »
New York is my first choice but any other big city
would be ok too.
I'm looking for a place that welcomes diversity since I'm
coming from another country. Plus the all around school
repuation/median salary.
Thanks a bunch  :)


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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2004, 02:34:17 AM »
That's strange..I keep hearing Madison
is a great place to be.

How about the school atmosphere and students?
I'd much rather be in a friendly place than somewhere
where the competition is so fierce you can hardly breathe..


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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2004, 02:45:25 AM »
If I may ask, what country are you coming from?
And have you gotten into any other schools?

Is money a consideration for you?

As for Wisconsin, that's the first time I've ever heard it referred to as Hickville.  Sure it's not in a big city but it's probably one of the best college-towns party schools in the country.  A two-three hour drive from Chicago. Wisconsin's not for everyone, if your the bookworm type, or like highly intellectual conversation, that's better found at private schools.

Downside is it snows alot, and is cold.  And rent is suprisingly expensive.  And parking is non existent.  I went to UG there so I should know.

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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2004, 02:58:40 AM »
I'm from South Korea where I did my undergraduate degree.

Money is a consideration but I'm willing to pay
a bit more for the school with a better reputation.

Which law school is also important but for me,
the job factor is equally important since I'm
a foreign nationality.

Thanks!






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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2004, 03:17:43 AM »
This is a tough one, to be honest.  The conventional wisdom is to go to the best school you can get into.  But I'm not too familiar with Emory or Tulane.

Emory is pretty strong in the South and Atlanta.  It's also private, which is probably a plus.  Warm too. I think their ranked 23, so from a rankings stand point the best school.

Tulane I think dropped in the rankings.  Out of Tier 1 I believe.  It's private too. 

I think you probably want to check
www.martindale.com
www.nalp.org

and look up your three schools and see which cities those schools graduates place in, especially in places like Wash, D.C., NYC, LA, San Fran, Chicago.

I guess, if I were forced to choose I'd choose between Wisconsin and Emory.  And would have to do further research on employment placement stats.  Good Luck, if you have any questions on UW, just ask.



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Re: Tulane vs. Wisconsin-Madison vs. Emory
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2004, 09:41:17 AM »
Go to Tulane.  They have great placement in NYC.  Check out Martindale.com and you'll see how many Tulane grads work in NYC.  Also check out NALPDirectory.com.  It will show you which firms recruit on the three campuses.  I think Tulane would be your best bet overall.  Good luck.