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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2007, 12:23:11 PM »
Guppy: you're welcome, and you should be able to get a job anywhere in Cali from USC.

lindeksv: Wow. My gut tells me to say NYU, and it wouldn't shock me at all if you went there. However, my system says Columbia.

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2007, 12:46:11 PM »
1. The school with the best location (factor in local activities, proximity to SO's, etc.): Michigan, Duke (Michigan because of husband's family, like the town, and like the sports; Duke because of weather and proximity to DC, beaches, and my family) 4
2. The school that will overall cost you the least (cost of living included) Duke 4
3. The highest ranked school (according to whichever source matters to you; personal rankings count) Michigan, Virginia (or maybe not Virginia, if those rankings are right) 3
4. The school that you think will give you the best job prospects (go with overall flexibility as opposed to what you think you might want to do, since that could easily change; factor in location as well) Michigan, Virginia 4
5. The school that best seems to fit your personality Michigan 5
6. Lay prestige (I added this, because even though it's shallow, it bugs me that state schools don't have it.) Duke 2

Michigan 16
Duke 10
Virginia 7

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2007, 12:49:37 PM »
flyaway: yes, the new rankings may skew every answer I've given so far. Also, you forgot to name the school that first comes to mind. Thanks for adding the totals up, because that's not quite how the system works.

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2007, 12:56:23 PM »
Ok, now that I've read the rest of the thread, let me make mine conform. :) Mostly.

1. The school with the best location (factor in local activities, proximity to SO's, etc.): Michigan, Duke (Michigan because of husband's family, like the town, and like the sports; Duke because of weather and proximity to DC, beaches, and my family) 5
2. The school that will overall cost you the least (cost of living included) Duke 4
3. The highest ranked school (according to whichever source matters to you; personal rankings count) Michigan, Virginia (or maybe not Virginia, if those rankings are right) 2
4. The school that you think will give you the best job prospects (go with overall flexibility as opposed to what you think you might want to do, since that could easily change; factor in location as well) Michigan, Virginia 3
5. The school that best seems to fit your personality Michigan 6
6. Lay prestige (I added this, because even though it's shallow, it bugs me that state schools don't have it.) Duke 1
Michigan

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2007, 12:59:19 PM »
flyaway: It doesn't surprise me that my initial guess was correct, but you're going to Michigan. Congrats!

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2007, 01:08:23 PM »
cal: for appearance's sake, NU. I imagine this will change once your cycle is complete. If you know my answer already, though, you probably don't need my help.

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2007, 01:20:37 PM »
Anyone else need help deciding where to go? Just follow the rules on Page 1:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,85286.0.html

Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2007, 01:50:43 PM »
Miami, Stetson, Mercer, Jones (33%)

1. Jones/Mercer (4)
2. Jones (3)
3. Miami (2)
4. Miami (1)
5. Jones/Mercer (5)

As far as which comes to mind first...it is a toss up between Jones and Mercer. Jones because it is in the state that I will practice in, and I liked the campus. Mercer because it is still relativley close to where I will be practicing, a smaller town, known for legal writing, and T2 (for now). The debt amount is why I am torn between the two.

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Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2007, 01:57:04 PM »
watso: Well damn, you've made this very difficult for me. The system calls it a tie between Jones and Mercer, but you didn't come here for a tie, so I will say Jones... however, I would make damn sure that your job prospects would be solid enough that this will not cause you any financial burden.

Re: ITT I tell you where to go to law school
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2007, 02:01:41 PM »
watso: Well damn, you've made this very difficult for me. The system calls it a tie between Jones and Mercer, but you didn't come here for a tie, so I will say Jones... however, I would make damn sure that your job prospects would be solid enough that this will not cause you any financial burden.

That is where I am barely leaning I think... My uncle went to Jones and has a small firm in my hometown and has offered me a job. So, if all else fails, I have a place to go back to and can probably make partner in about 3 years if I do well. Thanks for the help.