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blackpowerman

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anyone like their tier 4 school?
« on: May 23, 2007, 02:43:07 AM »
with all this jumble mumble bs about tier 4's being crap- wheres the truth? 
if you are at at tier 4 and enjoy or have thrived or whatever let me know please!!

dispel the rumors our concede to the facts!!
thanks
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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 10:25:45 AM »
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blackpowerman

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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 01:48:30 AM »
tag?  whats that...also, what does titcr mean...
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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 02:15:37 AM »
tag?  whats that...also, what does titcr mean...

tag just means that they're interested in the topic and would like it to appear in their unread replies if anyone else posts here.

titcr = That is the credited response (that's how people say you've chosen the correct answer on an LSAT question, but everyone uses it when they believe something someone's said is correct).

Other than that, I can't help, unfortunately.  You might try posting this on the students & graduates board on this site if you haven't already.
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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007, 07:50:48 AM »
I guess the utter silence kinda answered this question on its own.

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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007, 01:17:42 PM »
i think i asked in the wrong area
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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2007, 01:19:44 PM »
I guess the utter silence kinda answered this question on its own.

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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 01:45:06 PM »
I transferred out of a T4, but didn't have a horrible experience.  The downsides to T4s are pretty uniform.

1.  Often have severely limited initial job prospects
2.  Career Centers are unable to extend much help to those not in the top 1/4 or so of their class
3.  Your classmates are not all dummies who you will easily dominate
4.  Scholarships can be hard to keep
5.  Grades are often extremely deflated, you can go on AP or flunk out rather easily

The combination of these factors keeps things competitive and tense in ways that students at higher ranked schools will never understand. 

What was good for me?

1.  Classmates were great
2.  School was in a sleepy/friendly town
3.  Instruction was very personal, you were a name/not a number
4.  Education was more 'nuts and bolts' and not steeped in theory (more emphasis on local bar)
5.  Scholarships


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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 06:27:53 AM »
My daughter goes to a T4 and completely loves it.

She could have had her pick of schools but did not want to move from the area. Boyfriend lives in that area and wants to practice in that area.

She is on 50% scholarship. Has done very well (3.69) and has a summer job that equates to a six figure+ salary.


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Re: anyone like their tier 4 school?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 06:36:24 AM »
A friend of mine at work has a son who goes to a T3. 

He started with nothing.  At the end of his 1st year he was on 50% scholarship and at the end of his 2nd year is on full scholarship.

I also believe that he is going to be the executive editor of the law review next year.  He will be doing Patent Law in the DC area this summer.