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julieanne

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Top three most cutthroat schools?
« on: March 24, 2006, 03:27:56 PM »
Knowledge/opinions/groundless guesses as to which are the top three most cutthroat schools?

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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006, 03:29:30 PM »
hmm-

Baylor?

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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 03:32:56 PM »
florida coastal. widener. john marshall.  i would think any 4th tier school that has students transferring into the top 2 tiers would be cut-throat to some extent. 
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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2006, 03:38:23 PM »
Point taken.  How about top three T1 schools?

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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2006, 03:44:50 PM »
From what I've heard (though I don't really believe it):

Cornell = bottom ivy = inferiority complex = competition
GULC = huge class + nation's capitol = bieng anonymous + desparate desire for clerkships, etc. = competition
Harvard = huge class = anonymous = competition

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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2006, 03:52:25 PM »
that's alot tougher to answer.  i would think it would be schools in not so desireable legal markets like case and iowa.  american might get the nod as well because it shares dc with both gulc and gw.  i would imagine the top students there would be competitive in hopes of transferring up.  i bet these students are alot rarer than you would find at a tier 4.  i bet close to half the students at a tier 4 are hoping to transfer not just up but out.  i can imagine there is also the desire to transfer to a better legal market or location in general.  whittier to chapman comes to mind.  you know, the location transfer insentive might work for all tiers.  imagine going to harvard but really wanting stanford, or vice versa.
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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2006, 03:57:22 PM »
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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2006, 03:59:09 PM »
hmm-

Baylor?

My impression of Baylor is that it is competitive (you do more work than most law schools because you are in class more, will have to know more things off the top of your head, Practice Court, the 2.7 curve, etc.) but not cut-throat.
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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2006, 04:41:24 PM »
Hastings is supposed to be pretty awful.

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Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006, 04:56:57 PM »
from what I have heard UChicago and Baylor.