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lifeofanarchy

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What should I DO??
« on: May 31, 2004, 10:02:00 AM »
Well here is how things break down for me.
Accepted : Temple, Pitt, Wake, University of Minnesota
WL: GW, BU, Vanderbilt, William & Mary
Rejected: Penn, Georgetown, Northwestern


What would you do?

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004, 12:40:28 PM »
Well U of Minn is ranked very high and it's public so the price would be much less...but I suppose you have some scholarship offers as well to consider.

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2004, 03:05:04 PM »
Well, UM would only be much less expensive as long as Todd actually lives in Minnesota.  For out of state students, it's still $24,000 a year.

Todd - Any of those schools would be a fine choice.  Where do you want to work after graduation?  Do you know what fields of law you're primarily interested in?  Those two questions would help narrow the choices down a bit... and tell you whether you want to wait for a school that's on your waitlist (although at this late date, it might be unlikely that you'll be admitted, unfortunately).

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2004, 11:08:00 AM »
Well here is how things break down for me.
Accepted : Temple, Pitt, Wake, University of Minnesota
WL: GW, BU, Vanderbilt, William & Mary
Rejected: Penn, Georgetown, Northwestern


What would you do?

Kill yourself and hope GOD dishes out forgivness for losers with good intents.....

OR you could suck it up, and go to UM. Why are you whining....? You got into a top school you twit!!

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004, 11:23:44 AM »
Thanks Big Daddy! Next time I need an unqualified opinion, I know to whom I will turn. The choice is not that simple. Wake is also in the top tier and the name seems to carry more weight despite the fact that they are lower in the rankings.

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2004, 10:50:25 AM »
Thanks Big Daddy! Next time I need an unqualified opinion, I know to whom I will turn. The choice is not that simple. Wake is also in the top tier and the name seems to carry more weight despite the fact that they are lower in the rankings.

You're the one asking for opinions of law schools from people who have never been before...you don't want our unqualified opinion, don't ask.

My point is that you really cannot go wrong with either choice. I know there are alot of rankings whores who say "if you're not top-14, don't bother"....bull.
Go to a school you will enjoy for three years, that will help you in your studying and THAT is what will help you get a job....grades, not rank

HTH

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2004, 02:21:30 PM »
Depends on where you want to work after you go to school- MN gets rather cold in winter, and I dont know how well they place nationally...Id assume they have decent placement in Chicago maybe, but this is just random guessing.  If you like the East Coast better, go Wake

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2004, 06:58:32 PM »
Pittsburgh is also in the top tier, of course. That would be my choice among your listed schools.

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2004, 07:11:45 AM »
It most certainly DOES make a difference which of those schools you attend.  As yourself WHERE DO I WANT TO LIVE?  Don't worry about what area of law interests you, as most law schools do not produce specialists (even if they "rank" on the USNEWS specialty list), and most big firms don't want to hire specialists, with the possible exception of IP people.  Also, the rankings should be only one factor in your calculus.  Not that helpful, I know, but unless you know where you want to live, there's no answer to your question.


Well here is how things break down for me.
Accepted : Temple, Pitt, Wake, University of Minnesota
WL: GW, BU, Vanderbilt, William & Mary
Rejected: Penn, Georgetown, Northwestern


What would you do?

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Re: What should I DO??
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2004, 11:29:58 AM »
Well I want to live in either Chicago, Jacksonville, Atalanta, Philadelphia or NYC.