I go to American, so I could be a bit biased -- and I don't know much about Tulane -- but I can address your criticism of AU. I think calling it 4th best is a definite mistake. Yes, GM ranks slightly better -- but when you talk to attorneys around the city, especially ones older than 30, they see GM as a commuter school that shouldn't be taken seriously. It's going to take a while for GM's reputation to match its ranking. I'm about to start my 1L summer and my friends and I haven't had much difficulty finding great summer internships -- people around DC love AU and there are a lot of alumni. I know of 1Ls getting internships in just about every government agency, the world bank, the EU, ACLU, tons of non-profits and more law firms than I can name. I know lots of 3ls that are going into BigLaw in DC now that they're graduating.It's true there are slightly more girls than guys -- but no complaints here. The only thing I don't like about the school is it's not near a metro stop.
Bad things about Tulane:humitity is out of controlhigh property theft 'don't be suprised if yr car gets stolen'the career office told me that most of the people that get jobs in the NE have 'personal ties' or are in top of class
I live in Arizona and when I talked to the career services lady at Tulane about opportunties in DC she said that basicly it would be hard to convince employers that even though i'm from the west, and went to law school in the south, where I really want to work is in the north. she said that it isn't impossible, but hardly easy. When I told her that I was also considering American she looked a little uncomfortable-like 'oh god the addmissions people are going to kill me' kinda look. Originaly I was pretty set on Tulane but that conversation made me really think twice about where I want to be after school.