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Geroge Mason vs American
« on: February 04, 2009, 10:56:37 AM »
I want to settle in the DC area, and currently I have a choice to make between these two schools.

I put more priority on job prospect than tuitions/living costs,
and I prefer city life to mid/small town life.

I'm a little more attracted to American because it seems to have a more diverse student body,
but I don't know if it's any better than GMU in job prospects.

Anyone have suggestions?

And how about these schools compared to Washington and Lee?

Thanks.

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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 11:05:20 AM »
I think its a tough choice. W&L places better than both of them in DC. I'm not sure of the comparative placement between GMU and American though. I would probably choose GMU because the ranking is better, it has a good economics and law program that it's known for, it's cheaper than American, and it's more convenient (right across from a metro stop, I've heard American is a mile or so from the metro and a bus only runs once every 40 minutes or something).
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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 11:06:19 AM »
Sorry, I meant I would choose GMU between the two, and W&L over both of them.
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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 03:27:27 AM »
I recently toured both of these law schools. Personally, I liked American better. GM seemed a bit out of the way. I was not very impressed with their law school.

As for American, the campus was nice (and HUGE). It just had a better feel to me.

Just my opinion....

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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 08:56:24 AM »
thanks guys..

i haven't been to GMU yet but i did visit American and I had a good impression too.


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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 11:56:11 AM »
American.
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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 03:04:17 PM »
any specific reasons you might have?

my mind is on american.
I just can't really find a proper reason for that
while i go through these discussion boards.

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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 06:01:53 PM »
Just generally stands out in my mind as the superior school. Plus, they, unlike GM, haven't had to go talk to the ABA about losing their accreditation because they're not getting enough minorities lately, and are adjusting their admissions practices as a result...
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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 07:23:09 PM »
that's kinda huge..do you know when that happened to gmu?

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Re: Geroge Mason vs American
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 02:22:31 AM »
that's kinda huge..do you know when that happened to gmu?

Most of this decade. Here's a quick bit on it:

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2008/04/the_abas_divers.php

I don't think GM was doing anything wrong, but the ABA sure did. But, then again, I think the ABA does a bunch of things wrong. Now, as a result, GM seems to have a one track mind when it comes to admissions.
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