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Love Tulane, but is NOLA forever?

Love Tulane, but is NOLA forever?
« on: March 10, 2009, 10:21:26 AM »
I was accepted to Tulane, with a large scholarship offer and am very excited.  However, it's quite likely that, upon graduation, I won't be staying in the region.  What's the reputation outside of LA?  Do people look @ the degree as non-transferrable because of the Civil Law/Common Law problem?  I want to stay in the area if I want, but have the freedom to leave if I want. . . don't know that I'd be taking the Lousisana bar.  Insight?!  Was admitted elsewhere in the northeast and midwest (Pitt, Cincinnati, Temple, American, Loyola Chi, hopeful @ Wash U). . .

Thanks!

Re: Love Tulane, but is NOLA forever?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 10:34:25 AM »
I think because Tulane is a private school, it teaches primarily common law, and I think you can choose to study civil law but it's not required like at LSU.  Congrats on the acceptance!

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Re: Love Tulane, but is NOLA forever?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 10:53:06 AM »
LSU offers both Common and Civil law classes.  Most students pursue civil law.

Tulane offers both Common and Civil law classes.  Most students pursue common law.

It's a non-issue at both.  ~75% of Tulane Law graduates leave the state upon graduation.