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WUSL v. GWU

WUSL v. GWU
« on: July 13, 2009, 06:31:38 PM »
Any thoughts? 
Factors:
GWU is cheaper for me by 10K a year. 
I'd rather live in DC or Texas after graduation.
I know WUSTL has better job prospects and better access to profs.
I'd like a legit shot at clerking for a fed ct (any type except bankruptcy)

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 07:51:04 PM »
I know WUSTL has better job prospects

not true:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61206

WUSTL isn't even on the list (both '07 and '08). Additionally, GW is generally more selective and employers are well aware of this.

note: 1) GW admit #ers: 167 / 3.75; WUSTL: 167 / 3.60

http://www.princetonreview.com/WashingtonUniversitySchoolofLaw.aspx
http://www.princetonreview.com/schools/law/LawBasics.aspx?iid=1035863

Given that DC is a preferred destination (and that GW is 10k cheaper), this should be a no-brainer.

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 08:08:18 PM »
what state do you go to school in, soapmaker?

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 08:09:50 PM »
what state do you go to school in, soapmaker?

;)

1st yr biglaw associate in NYC

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 08:21:21 PM »
that's cool.  The NLJ 250 doesn't excite me like an IKEA catalog, since I'm not really a firm type of legal-wannabe.

I think Wash U. is getting better, but GWU is calling me like the testicular cancer support group.

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 08:24:27 PM »
that's cool.  The NLJ 250 doesn't excite me like an IKEA catalog, since I'm not really a firm type of legal-wannabe.

I think Wash U. is getting better, but GWU is calling me like the testicular cancer support group.

his name is ...

Re: WUSL v. GWU
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 11:06:49 PM »
bob ?