I lived in New Orleans for 22 years and that was the one and only time we were hit with a hurricane. I went to Tulane for undergrad to play baseball and absolutely loved it. I just couldn't swing that type of cash to go to law school. If anyone on here needs advice on New Orleans or a place to stay (my mom is a real estate agent in the area) please let me know.
I started at Tulane this fall. Then I got run off by a little hurricane that y'all might remember, so I may have a different perspective than you.Trust me, I know it's a good school. I'm not saying people shouldn't go there. But the school did take a huge financial hit (they lost a ton of revenue and still had to pay everybody). The restructuring was in some ways overdue, but others (cutting entire departments because they were non-elite rather than trying to improve them?) were financially forced. I'm curious, which Cat 3 hurricanes (and when) did it survive before Katrina? Because after the levees failed so spectacularly this time around, there's no way the city stands up to a major hurricane (or possibly any hurricane at all?) this fall if it's unlucky enough to get hit again. In case you hadn't heard, the "fix the levees" plan isn't going along that well. Look, if the city doesn't get hit by hurricanes, yeah, everything will be fine. If it does... well to start with, forced exile and cancelled semesters are no fun... but beyond that...I'm sorry, I don't mean to be a kill-joy. It's a good school, and on other threads I've actually advised people to go to Tulane over some of their other options, but I think it's important to go into this with your eyes wide open and recognize that there is a risk attached to going there.
I don't want to see the school go under in the next three years or five or ten years. After all how prestigeous is a Tulane law degree if the school goes bankrupt even fifteen years from now.My intention is not to be negative. People are planning to spend their valuable money and time for three years and most have other choices. It is only fair that we should have a comprehensive discussion about the pros and cons.Bonkers, if you have already decided, I wish you all the success.