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American vs. George Mason
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:45:27 AM »
Any thoughts?

Which has better placement in DC? Outside of DC?

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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 12:01:51 PM »
George Mason.  Surprisingly not really close.

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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 12:20:51 PM »
I like American more, but the two are pretty similar, and GM is a lot cheaper. So take GM I guess.
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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 03:42:00 PM »
I like American more, but the two are pretty similar, and GM is a lot cheaper. So take GM I guess.

Why do you like American?  GM places far better and, like you said, costs less.

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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 09:55:34 PM »
Do you lean left or right?  Either way, Mason is the better deal, but they might run you off campus if you're even slightly inclined to socialism.  American, OTOH, might as well put pictures of Che on their mailings.

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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 09:15:35 AM »
Thanks guys for all your input.

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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 07:16:08 PM »
I like American more, but the two are pretty similar, and GM is a lot cheaper. So take GM I guess.

Why do you like American?  GM places far better and, like you said, costs less.

American seems to have a better culture and be a cooler place, but yeah, cost is a big deal. And I don't believe GM places far better, rather just a touch better.
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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 10:44:17 PM »
They both are pretty similar to me, although they both have different strengths. American has been around longer so therefore it offers deeper alumni base which is a big deal. However, it is too expensive. George Mason is not that old so they have fewer alumni base, but they do have an upward trend in rankings and they are moving up pretty fast. Infact if you look at their acceptance numbers, they seem to be a whore for LSAT scores lol (even more so than other law schools). Plus they are extremly cheap, and even cheaper in your second year when you become an instate student (although I dont know how hard/easy it is to turn into instate student). So based on that I would choose GMU seems to be clearly better choice in my opinion. If finance is not an issue, I think you are basically spliting hair since their placement in DC is not that far apart. Maybe then I would consider it to be a difficult decision.

But again this is advice from an OL who has done some reasearch. Maybe current Law students can shed a better light on this subject than me. Regardless, good luck with your decision.
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Re: American vs. George Mason
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 07:45:02 PM »
To become a VA instate you need to reside there for one year, file taxes, register your vehicle, and generally show that you intend to remain in VA after school.  Not too hard, but not automatic.