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The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2490 on: April 16, 2009, 10:04:20 PM »
IMO, Tulane's national reach is mostly explained by the same dynamics as those affecting Vandy or Michigan. There are few "top" firms in the area, so most out-of-state students enter knowing they will not practice in Tennessee or Detroit. Furthermore, this is ok with their administrations.

Tulane is uniquely situated, otherwise, b/c of Katrina and an artificially inflated economy. Who knows whether the governments help will translate into revitalization? It will be really interesting to see what happens over the next five-ten years.

Doesn't that mean that every law school in a small legal market should have a national reach?  You really should think your opinions through a little more.

Talisker, I like to think that he's not some elaborate joke.  It's funnier that way.  ;)

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2491 on: April 17, 2009, 12:04:03 PM »
IMO, Tulane's national reach is mostly explained by the same dynamics as those affecting Vandy or Michigan. There are few "top" firms in the area, so most out-of-state students enter knowing they will not practice in Tennessee or Detroit. Furthermore, this is ok with their administrations.

Tulane is uniquely situated, otherwise, b/c of Katrina and an artificially inflated economy. Who knows whether the governments help will translate into revitalization? It will be really interesting to see what happens over the next five-ten years.

Doesn't that mean that every law school in a small legal market should have a national reach?  You really should think your opinions through a little more.

Talisker, I like to think that he's not some elaborate joke.  It's funnier that way.  ;)

Common sense should tell you that top schools located in weaker legal markets will be more national, and the statistics actually show that. Vandy is more national than UCLA, but not because it's necessarily a "better school", it's because nobody wants to leave L.A.! What UCLA student wants to go elsewhere? Are you kidding me? Now, on the flip-side, who that isn't home-grown, is looking to work in Tennessee or New Orleans?

Don't confuse "national" with "better" or "more prestigious". Those are three different concepts.

It's common f_ckin' sense! Same thing with Tulane, Michigan and Cornell. They are more "national", not just because they are great schools; they are great schools that recruit nationally and that also happen to be located in less desirable markets. Thus, their placements tend to be more national.

You know, you are actually stalking me, and it's not too cool. But if it gets you off...

It does make me wonder if they ever let you out of the basement. On top of that, you almost never know what you are talking about...actually...remove the "almost". You attempt to refute what I say w/o actually looking at the substance. In some instances, my remarks are direct quotes from top experts, and you refute those too. How stupid can you be?

Even sadder is that you and others like you actually believe your own bull. You never have an original thought of your own b/c you CAN't THINK! You simple regourgitate what you have heard other STUDENTS say. And you have no understanding of the "big picture" of law. I have told you before, lawyers are BORN, not made. Not only have I possessed the natural talent all of my life, I have won real cases.

Not a single traffic ticket - out of about 25 - has ever stuck, and I managed to get an assault charge "expunged", when no similar case had ever been ordered so. I recently had two high-ranking corporate officials terminated by bringing heat on them through a housing discrimination charge with the local office of civil rights. I was granted every grade change I sought during undergrad. I always WIN. I'm not even a lawyer, yet, but I have a track record for arguing winning cases. I won moot court at my summer program at Georgetown, which earned me a scholarship. I have been mentored by some of the best in their fields. I am a top graduate from my university. And, unlike you, I have actually taken real law courses. I speak from experience and solid knowledge; I do not talk out of my ass, unlike you.

My sentiments come from EXPERTS who know more than either of us. Like I said, i am a Susan Estrich deciple. If you want to debate ME, you are ultimately debating her, along with Richard Montauk, Brian Lieter and a host of other folks who have forgotten more about law than YOU will ever know.

It's just time for you to SYFU! Really...you look stupid.

And, just so you know, I have gotten more than a few PM's about you.

Others on this site have pointed out that you are stalking me, which I hadn't really noticed until I looked at it. You seem to argue with me constantly...almost as if you log on just to see what I have written.

I take it as a great compliment; when you become someone's muse, you're GOOD...REALLY GOOD. And it's really disingenuous of you to try to mask it as your doing some sort of "service"; you can keep pretending, but everyone sees through it.

The truth is, you are completely intrigued and overwhelmed by my intellect. 

But it does not bode well for you.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2492 on: April 17, 2009, 02:58:45 PM »
IMO, Tulane's national reach is mostly explained by the same dynamics as those affecting Vandy or Michigan. There are few "top" firms in the area, so most out-of-state students enter knowing they will not practice in Tennessee or Detroit. Furthermore, this is ok with their administrations.

Tulane is uniquely situated, otherwise, b/c of Katrina and an artificially inflated economy. Who knows whether the governments help will translate into revitalization? It will be really interesting to see what happens over the next five-ten years.

Doesn't that mean that every law school in a small legal market should have a national reach?  You really should think your opinions through a little more.

Talisker, I like to think that he's not some elaborate joke.  It's funnier that way.  ;)

Common sense should tell you that top schools located in weaker legal markets will be more national, and the statistics actually show that. Vandy is more national than UCLA, but not because it's necessarily a "better school", it's because nobody wants to leave L.A.! What UCLA student wants to go elsewhere? Are you kidding me? Now, on the flip-side, who that isn't home-grown, is looking to work in Tennessee or New Orleans?

Don't confuse "national" with "better" or "more prestigious". Those are three different concepts.

It's common f_ckin' sense! Same thing with Tulane, Michigan and Cornell. They are more "national", not just because they are great schools; they are great schools that recruit nationally and that also happen to be located in less desirable markets. Thus, their placements tend to be more national.

You know, you are actually stalking me, and it's not too cool. But if it gets you off...

It does make me wonder if they ever let you out of the basement. On top of that, you almost never know what you are talking about...actually...remove the "almost". You attempt to refute what I say w/o actually looking at the substance. In some instances, my remarks are direct quotes from top experts, and you refute those too. How stupid can you be?

Even sadder is that you and others like you actually believe your own bull. You never have an original thought of your own b/c you CAN't THINK! You simple regourgitate what you have heard other STUDENTS say. And you have no understanding of the "big picture" of law. I have told you before, lawyers are BORN, not made. Not only have I possessed the natural talent all of my life, I have won real cases.

Not a single traffic ticket - out of about 25 - has ever stuck, and I managed to get an assault charge "expunged", when no similar case had ever been ordered so. I recently had two high-ranking corporate officials terminated by bringing heat on them through a housing discrimination charge with the local office of civil rights. I was granted every grade change I sought during undergrad. I always WIN. I'm not even a lawyer, yet, but I have a track record for arguing winning cases. I won moot court at my summer program at Georgetown, which earned me a scholarship. I have been mentored by some of the best in their fields. I am a top graduate from my university. And, unlike you, I have actually taken real law courses. I speak from experience and solid knowledge; I do not talk out of my ass, unlike you.

My sentiments come from EXPERTS who know more than either of us. Like I said, i am a Susan Estrich deciple. If you want to debate ME, you are ultimately debating her, along with Richard Montauk, Brian Lieter and a host of other folks who have forgotten more about law than YOU will ever know.

It's just time for you to SYFU! Really...you look stupid.

And, just so you know, I have gotten more than a few PM's about you.

Others on this site have pointed out that you are stalking me, which I hadn't really noticed until I looked at it. You seem to argue with me constantly...almost as if you log on just to see what I have written.

I take it as a great compliment; when you become someone's muse, you're GOOD...REALLY GOOD. And it's really disingenuous of you to try to mask it as your doing some sort of "service"; you can keep pretending, but everyone sees through it.

The truth is, you are completely intrigued and overwhelmed by my intellect. 

But it does not bode well for you.

Oh I won't deny that I'm following you around this board a bit.  As I've said before, you're entertaining when you throw your little tantrums.  :)

That doesn't change the fact that you're pretty consistently wrong, and I'm not the only one who's said so.  (In case you didn't notice, talisker said you were insane and he actually goes to Tulane.)  But be fair: I've actually agreed with you on occasion.  ;)

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2493 on: April 17, 2009, 03:11:17 PM »
Oh, and I apologize to all the nice Tulane people in this thread for making a mess.  I'll stop dragging it on.  :)

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2494 on: April 17, 2009, 03:34:49 PM »
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Even sadder is that you and others like you actually believe your own bull. You never have an original thought of your own b/c you CAN't THINK! You simple regourgitate what you have heard other STUDENTS say. And you have no understanding of the "big picture" of law. I have told you before, lawyers are BORN, not made. Not only have I possessed the natural talent all of my life, I have won real cases.

Not a single traffic ticket - out of about 25 - has ever stuck, and I managed to get an assault charge "expunged", when no similar case had ever been ordered so. I recently had two high-ranking corporate officials terminated by bringing heat on them through a housing discrimination charge with the local office of civil rights. I was granted every grade change I sought during undergrad. I always WIN. I'm not even a lawyer, yet, but I have a track record for arguing winning cases. I won moot court at my summer program at Georgetown, which earned me a scholarship. I have been mentored by some of the best in their fields. I am a top graduate from my university. And, unlike you, I have actually taken real law courses. I speak from experience and solid knowledge; I do not talk out of my ass, unlike you.

My sentiments come from EXPERTS who know more than either of us. Like I said, i am a Susan Estrich deciple. If you want to debate ME, you are ultimately debating her, along with Richard Montauk, Brian Lieter and a host of other folks who have forgotten more about law than YOU will ever know.

Thank you for confirming that this is an elaborate joke.  That has to be one of the funnier tirades I've read on the internet in a while and I apologize for ever assuming that your posts were serious.  Carry on.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2495 on: April 19, 2009, 06:07:56 AM »
Anyone go to the Admitted Student Day this weekend? What'd ya think?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2496 on: April 19, 2009, 03:44:13 PM »
Any of you wise 2L's and 3L's know anything about Dickerson?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2497 on: April 19, 2009, 10:56:41 PM »
Speaking of class scheduling, is there a general strategy for picking classes that anyone would like to share? I debating whether I should try and get a lot of the pre-req classes out of the way at the expense of hating myself, or if I should try and take some "fun" classes that I might enjoy.

Also, what's the deal with the mini-courses? Worthwhile? Waste of time?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2498 on: April 20, 2009, 01:40:38 AM »
The truth is, you are completely intrigued and overwhelmed by my intellect. 

But it does not bode well for you.

Indeed, I suck. I should fight my own battles and let others fight theirs, instead of ganging up like a flaming wuss.

But this bodes well for Tulane...and bolsters my point. Ever heard of "Outdegrees?"

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/college-rankings-blog/2009/3/26/a-new-ranking-of-law-schools-effects-on-other-law-schools.html

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1352656

Note the position of Tulane (#25). Now, remember my remarks about the insides of the law school packages. The USN and the outdegree rankings correlate by about 82%. Tulane (along with Howard, Syracuse, Wayne State, Wisconsin, and Florida) was one of USNWR's biggest misses.

My posts are FAR from wrong...they are far from the consensus, which pleases me to no end, b/c most of you people will make lousy attorneys. Like I said, you don't know how to "think", you just let others tell you WHAT to think, and anything that deviates from that you label as being wrong. And I have been consistently correct. You won't know just how correct until you go to law school.

I have told you what a law prof is going to ask you on an exam. Revisit the example: Chris Brown and Rihanna. A law prof's exam WILL...ask you to attempt to DEFEND Chris Brown, if he really wants to test you. Defending Rihanna or attacking Chris Brown is easy, defending Chris Brown is not, which is exactly why a fact-pattern may/will ask you to do it.

WHAT IS "CONSISTENTLY WRONG" about that? You people are 0L's and don't even have the good sense to listen to a 1/2L. I am not a full-fledged law student, but I have had more law school and life experience (and admissions experience) than YOU have.   

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2499 on: April 20, 2009, 03:42:16 PM »
Speaking of class scheduling, is there a general strategy for picking classes that anyone would like to share? I debating whether I should try and get a lot of the pre-req classes out of the way at the expense of hating myself, or if I should try and take some "fun" classes that I might enjoy.

Also, what's the deal with the mini-courses? Worthwhile? Waste of time?

My only strategy for scheduling classes is that I want my final semester to be as enjoyable as possible, so I'm saving what "easy" classes there are for that semester. I'm also saving my pass/fail option for that semester. But I pretty much try to take one class I think I'll enjoy each semester so I'm not completely and utterly miserable.

I took a mini course this semester and was iffy about it. I liked it and I liked my professor, but the exam was harder than I thought it was going to be, and it sucked having an exam in March when I didn't really have the "exam mentality" thing going on. I guess in the end I'm pretty neutral about it. Maybe I'll have a stronger opinion either way when the grades come back.