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The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2260 on: December 26, 2008, 07:18:21 PM »
How high in the class do you need to graduate to get a good, local firm job, assuming no connections?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2261 on: December 26, 2008, 11:06:48 PM »
that's a question for botbot

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2262 on: December 27, 2008, 12:15:40 AM »
Hey guys - first off, thanks for all of your help. I've been reading through parts of the thread and you guys have been giving great information.

Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to read all 200+ pages, so forgive me if I'm repeating a question or two.

Just a couple of Qs:

1. What is public transportation (if applicable) like in New Orleans? Is the campus pretty self-contained or is there a lot of commuting involved?
2. I figured I'd try and ask: I went complete on November 13th - I was wondering what the normal timeframe for an admissions decision is? My numbers are 3.37/162 (GPA took a slight dip because of college courses from high school and year abroad grades didn't count), pretty solid softs.
3. I hear great things about Tulane's national prestige - how does the school place in Washington D.C.?

Thanks again.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2263 on: December 27, 2008, 02:21:28 PM »
Well, my attempt to infiltrate the Dallas market is complete, so wish me luck!!

Just to address a few of the questions to the best of my ability:

JohnGault: I can't answer yours well without BotBot help. I BELIEVE historically, around the top 30-35% of the class tends to make market in their city of choice; however who got these jobs based on mass mailing or connections is hard to determine. Bot can chirp in better than I can.

Ak362:

1. Public Transport:  Barely exists. The streetcar is a nice way to get downtown or the French Quarter or maybe to school (but timing is unreliable, so leave early).  Busses exist, I've never taken one. They don't seem convenient nor terribly safe. Plan on having a car, or living walking distance to school. I know Tulane does offer a wal-mart/grocery store/mall bus on weekends if you do need to get places to shop.

2. I am not sure on your timeframe. I was similar LSAT with a different GPA and mine was pretty quick. I applied in January too, believe I heard by early Feb. They seem pretty good at getting decisions out.

3. Tulane does have some national placement (BotBot is better than me here) but speaking with career services myself, I don't believe DC placement is too great considering the number of top law schools within the city and its reputation as a popular legal market. NYC/Texas/Southeast are Tulane's strongest placement areas and I'd say its probably easier with our reputation to get a job in NYC than DC, but I don't have data on hand to back that up.


Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2264 on: December 28, 2008, 03:29:55 PM »
Hey guys - first off, thanks for all of your help. I've been reading through parts of the thread and you guys have been giving great information.

Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to read all 200+ pages, so forgive me if I'm repeating a question or two.

Just a couple of Qs:

1. What is public transportation (if applicable) like in New Orleans? Is the campus pretty self-contained or is there a lot of commuting involved?

going car-less is doable - i do it - but, quite frankly, it sucks. the street car is sweet for tourists and lazy sundays, but if you got poo to do, it's too slow and frustrating. because while the campus is - self contained as you put it, you are in nola and you will want to venture out and get away from the undergrads.



basically, i live near campus and walk to carrolton to do everything, because walking to magazine is too far. carrolton is a great place, so i can't complain too much  but making the 1 mile walk back from rue or zotz (good coffee shops) at 1am or the maple leaf of cooter browns (good bars) is not for the faint of heart, and locals frequently chastise me for doing it. the upshot is tulane has started a shuttle service that will pick you up anywhere around the campus until 2am and take you home, but i haven't used it yet.

also, i've spent a tone on cabs. some people solve this problem by getting a bike or scooter, and i may look into that myself. the bottom line is that it's not nyc, and while you can go carless, it get old very quickly.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2265 on: January 01, 2009, 12:24:36 PM »
Happy New Year everybody. I can't believe we return to classes Monday...but I guess I am ready. We do have a shorter break than some, but my loan spending leftover from last semester fit the break schedule just perfectly... haha.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2266 on: January 01, 2009, 06:10:53 PM »
Thanks for your help guys!

I think I'll spend some time reading previous posts - looks like there's a lot of good info here.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2267 on: January 05, 2009, 11:39:31 AM »
How high in the class do you need to graduate to get a good, local firm job, assuming no connections?

If you immerse yourself in NOLA legal circles - top half gives you a shot.
No immersion, top third.

3. I hear great things about Tulane's national prestige - how does the school place in Washington D.C.?

This year, no DC interview without law review.  Last year, top quarter = interview.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2268 on: January 05, 2009, 07:44:48 PM »
How many on law review?  Is it something like top ten percent?


Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2269 on: January 05, 2009, 11:37:49 PM »
I'm not going to be worrying too much about law review, as it is.

I don't even want to think about grades at this point.