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Rule of Reason

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depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« on: April 11, 2007, 04:44:26 PM »
Who has picked where? (and why)?

Can't seem to find any old threads but this has been discussed a lot...

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 05:17:38 PM »
Me!

I just put down my full deposit at Kent today and I am thrilled.

As to reasons:  I just went with my gut.

Cheers, and good luck on your decision-making!

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 05:24:56 PM »
"go with your gut" sounds like good advice-- if just been reveling in this goofy over-analysis for so long its kind of blurred by now...

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 05:37:28 PM »
im in at loyola and will be attending their admit day next friday, the 20th.  they're probably my second or third choice right now but i still want to check them out.
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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 05:51:52 PM »
A couple of things I thought made each school stand out:

DePaul: New LRAP, Chicago alumni machine

Loyola: Far superior living location, best "national" reputation

Kent: Everything else.


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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 08:10:24 PM »
Kent class of 2010!

I visited Loyola last summer and was so turned off by their admission staff and tour guide that I didn't even apply there. 

As far as DePaul vs. Kent goes, I think both are great schools.  I'd like to get into IP law and both have great IP programs, but I felt Kent's was a little better.  The career prospects from Kent also seemed a little better.  The average starting salary in private practice at DePaul was $76,452 (for 2005 grads) while at Kent it was $92,856 (for 2006 grads) which seemed like a significant difference to me.  Kent also had a slightly better bar passage rate.  While I try not to put too much emphasis on the rankings, DePaul's drop this year worried me a little too.  Outside of the raw numbers, I just felt more comfortable at Kent.  The facilities are nicer than DePaul's and I got a better feeling from the student body.  I also liked the area of town around Kent better than around DePaul.  I don't think you can go wrong with either school though.   

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 09:05:33 AM »
Kent class of 2010!

I visited Loyola last summer and was so turned off by their admission staff and tour guide that I didn't even apply there. 


Also, where are you planning on living?

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 11:06:02 AM »
Look into the Presidential Towers. A short jump from the law school with all the amenities you could desire your first year. The Towers have a grocery store (which I parused and found everything I'd need), a McDonalds, 6 restaurants, a bar, a mail center, parking($), a really nice gym... yada yada yada. If I choose Kent, I'm living there in a 1br.

Sure, it's the West Loop, but I imagine most of our 1L time will be spent in our apartments and in the LS!
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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 12:51:23 PM »
loyola! :)

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Re: depaul/kent/loyola roll call
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 12:56:39 PM »
I'm putting down my DePaul deposit.

Can anyone try and sell me on Loyola over DePaul? ($$ being equal - and considering I'm commuting from the metra line - Loyola would be an extra ride on the subway)

(anyone know avg class size for the 1L classes for each of these??)


God does this look premature for months and months of "exploring options"  ???