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The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2590 on: July 15, 2009, 03:33:42 AM »
Accepted with advanced standing (transfer student) to Tulane and Alabama. I originally placed Bama as my #1 choice b/c I'm automatically on a journal with my grades from my previous school and the low cost of tuition. However, Tulane has a broader reputation but it comes with a huge price tag (60k tuition/expenses). Any thoughts on which route to go?

Tough call. Even though Bama is higher ranked, I think Tulane is more "prestigious," more nationally known, and has better career prospects. That's why I decided not to apply to Bama. I think Tulane places better everywhere outside of Alabama (though it's somewhat limited too). But given the economic situation, I'm quite worried about the debt too. I think if you're happy to live and work in Alabama, or if you know you want to do something in government or public interest, than go with Bama. Otherwise go with Tulane.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2591 on: July 15, 2009, 10:01:28 AM »
Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

I would say it is harder to find a paying job while in school than in the past. A lot of people took government internships and are getting tremendous experience.

Grades will always matter, but I would say, as botbot alluded to in reference to smaller firms, it is more about your personal networking. I networked and got lucky.  More than ever, I think you have to seek out a situation. Do not wait for on campus interviews to save the day. If off-campus programs are any indication, there are not going to be many firms travelling to see us this year. That said, think hard about targeting your efforts. Everyone will be resume dumping the obvious suspects (big firms, clerkships).  See if you can find a log to turn over that few law students have thought of. (i.e. consider approaching small firms and solo practitioners for advice/ summer work). My summer job came about from a simple email to a practitioner to discuss his field of the law.


Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2592 on: July 18, 2009, 09:56:19 PM »
Quick question, anyone ever look at Papillon apartments? It is part of Tulane graduate housing? Any reviews? I can't find anything online that shows pictures of the actual inside.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2593 on: July 22, 2009, 12:33:43 PM »
Quick question, anyone ever look at Papillon apartments? It is part of Tulane graduate housing? Any reviews? I can't find anything online that shows pictures of the actual inside.


Don't do it. They are no cheaper than the rental market and someone told me it is very sketchy at night.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2594 on: July 23, 2009, 09:19:49 AM »
Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

We are in the same boat as everyone else - so it's pretty tough to find a job right now.  The NOLA market is a bit of a godsend as it isn't struggling as much as other markets, but unfortunately, it's a small market.

That said, there are jobs out there and no student should use the economy to excuse them from trying their damnedest when searching for a job.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2595 on: July 23, 2009, 08:22:19 PM »
Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

We are in the same boat as everyone else - so it's pretty tough to find a job right now.  The NOLA market is a bit of a godsend as it isn't struggling as much as other markets, but unfortunately, it's a small market.

That said, there are jobs out there and no student should use the economy to excuse them from trying their damnedest when searching for a job.

I agree with BotBot here. I am already spending 4-5 hours a day on this and feeling a bit hopeless. People need to get on it!

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2596 on: July 24, 2009, 02:52:32 PM »
Just how hard is it for Tulane Law students to find a job right now?

We are in the same boat as everyone else - so it's pretty tough to find a job right now.  The NOLA market is a bit of a godsend as it isn't struggling as much as other markets, but unfortunately, it's a small market.

That said, there are jobs out there and no student should use the economy to excuse them from trying their damnedest when searching for a job.


I agree with BotBot here. I am already spending 4-5 hours a day on this and feeling a bit hopeless. People need to get on it!

I agree with both. Woe is me resignation isn't doing anything. Adjust your sights and get on it. I networked like crazy and it payed off.  Sometimes it is non-law or back door leads that will give you the most mileage. If anyone is willing to show you some goodwill, go with it.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2597 on: July 28, 2009, 08:35:23 PM »
So I want to purchase a macbook pro, but I am concerned because Tulane "strongly" advises selecting a PC. Is this really an issue? Much more comfortable with macs.

Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2598 on: July 28, 2009, 10:23:46 PM »
at my school, we are only allowed to use paper, rocks and scissors.

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Re: The Tulane Thread on Tulane Greatness: Got Questions?
« Reply #2599 on: July 29, 2009, 08:02:41 AM »
So I want to purchase a macbook pro, but I am concerned because Tulane "strongly" advises selecting a PC. Is this really an issue? Much more comfortable with macs.

I didn't hear about any problems with the mac software...

I still think a business class pc laptop > mac for lawschool/work, but you probably won't have any issues.