I couldnt make the admitted day, so I just did the tour and sat in a class and based on what you commented here, I missed a lot. Did they mention about when you can do clinics? Did they mention anything about how they grade in the course; meaning is there only one exam or other papers or anything that is considered for a grade? I am having a hard time deciding on St louis and a school in Boston...and I have one week left to decide. So anything you can share from your admitted day would be great. Also, anybody from St.Louis seeing this ...can I live in St. Louis without a car? Thanks
IMO, 34k for this school is too much. I would have attended had I received a scholarship.That being said, St Louis (love it to death) is very clique-ish. When I got on at a bank, the first interview question they asked is 'Where did you go to highschool?' People from STL stay in STL and things that may seem stupid like where you went to school, family name, etc. can matter in some circles. This is the reason that SLU places so well in the area. It has the reputation locally based on word of mouth and contacts and is familiar. However, I worry to an extent how many of these SLU grads are getting awesome jobs in STL because of their family connections and not education or work done by career services.Another word of advice, lawyers have told me that if you are out of state and attend SLU you are looked upon less favorably than STL natives who attend SLU. Its the mindset of 'us vs. them' and employers worry less about you jetting off to another part of the country anytime. Again, people from STL stay in STL.In conclusion, go to SLU if you can afford it and want to stay in STL. If you have any doubt about the cost or staying in the region, walk away. Admitted Students weekend said that they place a lot of grads in WashDC and Chicago -- that is misleading, as most of the grads placed there are in Health Law. If you aren't health law, good luck getting in there!
Hey all, I'm happy to see this thread...I live in St. Louis currently and am weighing my options in joining the class of '12 at SLU. The St Louis area has it's pro's and cons: it has to be the biggest small town you have ever been to. Most of the people here are from here, grew up here, and have the same friends they did in the 5th grade...that being said, it i a relaxed place and the people are generally nice.I attended the AS Weekend and thought it was great. The faculty seemed extremely accessible and despite the less than stellar facilities I got a very positive vibe. The Health Law program has a national reputation and could be a good ticket to DC if that is what you are interested in. I have heard good things about the International/Comparative Law Certificate as well. Overall, I am excite about SLU, but I don't have to foot the entire $34k...so that helps. If you want to know more about STL or where to live, don't hesitate to holla at me!
My cousin is a 3L at SLU, and he said he's terrified about finding a job. Take this with a grain of salt, however, as my aunt seems to think he's barely scraping by.
Quote from: Mulliganstew on April 06, 2009, 09:16:08 PMMy cousin is a 3L at SLU, and he said he's terrified about finding a job. Take this with a grain of salt, however, as my aunt seems to think he's barely scraping by. This is the credited response. Your cousin is not alone. Many, if not most, of his classmates are in the same boat.