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Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2005, 08:44:53 AM »
I would rule Tulane out of the equation if you plan on staying here.  I think that's a given.  I really would pick LSU for that "just in case" factor.  Loyola limits you to New Orleans really and maybe the outskirts. 

What happens if you change your mind while going to school?  I think LSU gives you more of a state-wide option plus I would go as far to say that LSU still would look a little better then Loyola out of state if you happen to leave.  PLUS there's plenty of LSU grads downtown for jobs.  Obviously.

Just my $.02.  Good luck with your choice.

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2005, 10:35:16 PM »
My only problem with LSU, I was accepted there last year, is that many students dislike the atmosphere.  When i went down there, many complained and said it was not very student friendly.  Also, i don't know if you are aware, but LSU only recently regained its ABA status.  They had some problems in the past, and are trying to remedy the situation.

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2005, 11:40:37 AM »
Where did you hear about its ABA status?

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2005, 11:47:54 AM »
Ah, I found it...

The Law Center’s Renaissance: From 1994 to 2002
“The Site Team believes that the Law Center has made substantial
progress since 1994. The issues that confronted the 1994 Site Team have
virtually all disappeared. Resources are excellent. The relationship between the
administration and the faculty is solid. The facility will be first-rate once
renovation is completed this fall. The LSU system administration has a good
working relationship with the Law Center. The President is firmly convinced
that the Law Center is making a major contribution to the system and the
Chancellor and the President are mutually supportive of each other. The Law
Center’s graduates have become more generous and its private fund-raising is
becoming more successful. The Law Center’s communications have improved.
Moreover, the Law Center has used its new resources well, creating new
programs in law and medicine, a Latin American initiative, the bi-jural program,
improved admissions, lower attrition, and more effective alumni relations.
In short, the Law Center has much to be proud of in its improvements and its
long history of excellence in Louisiana.4
Since 1998, the law school has increased the annual expenditures per
student to $20,000 per year, secured funding for renovating its buildings, hired
several key new faculty members and staff to support its curricular and administrative
initiatives, increased its research support budgets, reduced its student
body size, increased its admissions standards, reduced student attrition, improved
its library funding and support, made substantial progress in renovating
its buildings, enhanced its institutional outreach, and improved its print and
electronic communications. These achievements can be traced to the flexibility
the law school receives as an independent campus, an aggressive plan by the law
school, excellent state support, and dedicated law school personnel. The law
school shows no signs of slowing its efforts to improve.5
The Law Center is poised for its next steps forward. Its curriculum has
been dramatically altered and the new bi-jural program may be a real mark of
distinction for the law school. Its new curricular initiatives –Health Law and a
focus on Latin and South America– are very promising paths of distinction for
the law school.”6

4Id. at 42.
5Id. at 33.
6Id. at 42-43.

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2005, 11:54:39 AM »
Did it ever lose its ABA status?  Schools get evaluated every 7 years...did the site team just make reccomendations for improvement and LSU followed through...and received high marks in 2002?  I know a similar process happens in most business franchises etc, but did LSU actually go off the radar for a while?

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2005, 12:12:16 PM »
I don't think it lost it. I can't find anything that said it did.


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Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2005, 09:37:00 PM »
That was all the way back in flippin 1994......GOSH!!!!

Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2005, 10:06:16 PM »
Yeah it was back in '94, but it is still something that you should know.  Since it has only been a few years since things have been "fixed."  I came away with a bad impression of LSU, but I encourage you to take your own visit and see for yourself.  It is the only way you will know.


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Re: Which One? LSU, Loyola , Tulane?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2005, 12:27:09 AM »
I guess nobody picked up on my Napoleon Dynamite reference...