tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

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tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby mugwump » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:00 am

I'm considering attending one of the four schools in the subject line. My interest lies in criminal law, most likely in public service (e.g. prosecutor, legal aid). I plan to remain in the Mid-West for up to three years after law school to gain experience and credibility; after that time, I plan to relocate to the Inter-Mountain West. Outside of University of Utah or University of Arizona, it's less costly for me to stay in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. Your advice, please?

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:10 am

OSU. Best reputation by far. Places extremely well in Ohio. Can't think of reason I'd choose the others unless there was a big $ difference.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:13 am

holydonkey wrote:OSU. Best reputation by far. Places extremely well in Ohio. Can't think of reason I'd choose the others unless there was a big $ difference.



+1

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Notor » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:23 am

holydonkey wrote:OSU. Best reputation by far. Places extremely well in Ohio. Can't think of reason I'd choose the others unless there was a big $ difference.

Places well in Ohio except Cincinnati. Depends on where OP wants to be.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:07 am

+1 to OSU.

From the sound of it, it seems like you have residency for Ohio and Pennsylvania. If that's the case, I think your list looks something like this:

1.OSU
2. Cincinnati
3. CWRU
4. Penn State

I've heard people say that Penn State's law school is private and is only affiliated with the University. If you're not an Ohio residency, you can get Ohio residency after one year. If you end up going somewhere in Pennsylvania, I would go to Pitt before Penn State.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:53 am

Ohio State: Best job prospects in Ohio.

Case Western: Best regional portability - seems to have a good reputation in PA/Some reach to NY (not quite as much NYC)/Good in Midwest generally. Cleveland's not the most awesome city to live in, though, imho.

Cincinnati: Very small enrollment, which I think is a big plus for law school. Does great in Cincy, which is a good-sized market, but pretty regional.

Penn State: Carlisle campus is rural but looks beautiful. Is rising in the rankings fast. However, it's not a powerhouse anywhere - Penn/Temple/Villanova in Philadelphia, Pitt/Duquesne (Yes, T4 but great for P-burgh) in Pittsburgh, and Case is better for Erie. In effect, Penn State's in no-man's land regionally and job prospects still aren't that great yet. Could be gunning for lower T1 within 5 years though.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby underachiever » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:54 am

THE Ohio State University

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:57 am

OSU is a horrible institution in every way imaginable.

hth.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:01 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:OSU is a horrible institution in every way imaginable.

hth.


Go stuff your face in a skyline 3-way.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:02 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:OSU is a horrible institution in every way imaginable.

hth.


Go stuff your face in a skyline 3-way.


Oh god, tell me you're not a fucking Buckeye.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUE

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:08 pm

Michigan, really?

I mean...really?

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:18 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:Michigan, really?

I mean...really?


UM >>>> OSU

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby thepcv » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:03 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:Michigan, really?

I mean...really?


UM >>>> OSU

Tell that to your football team. It'll make them feel better. For a moment. Then they'll realize it's all a lie.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby thepcv » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:18 pm

I'd also have to say tOSU. It's a great program, and I have a few friends who are there already. Pretty good prospects throughout Ohio, and it has a strong alumni base.

Cincy, while even more regional, is growing pretty quickly. Being pretty much on the border with KY and IN help it a little in the immediate markets there as well. As was already mentioned, Cincy has the added bonus of having a very small entering class (between 120-125).

It really will depend on where, exactly, you'd like to work right out of law school--as all four are still rather regional. If you're an Ohio resident, however, tOSU or Cincy would be your best bets--they're both pretty cheap for in-state tuition (relatively speaking, of course).

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:15 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:Michigan, really?

I mean...really?


UM >>>> OSU



Can't we all just get along?
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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby ughOSU » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Doritos wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:Michigan, really?

I mean...really?


UM >>>> OSU



Can't we all just get along?

--ImageRemoved--

I'll take both.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:22 pm

The one on the right looks like a skank.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:11 pm

When you were listing the abbreviations you really had to put the "t" in front of "OSU?"

Obnoxious.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby KentuckyFried » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:23 pm

I go to Cincy and it's average. You have to do well (~top third) to get a decent paying (~$75,000-120,000) firm job and the CPD here sucks. But, they are very generous to out-of-state applicants and offer in-state-tuition (+ $600) if you live in KY for your first year. Also, you can land a scholly for half-tuition by hitting their 75%'s (at least in the past three years or so).

Visit the schools if possible as it is a very important decision which should not be decided by random comments on a discussion board.

Good Luck

P.S. don't go to law school unless you really want to. Job market sucks, type-A personalities everywhere, crazy work-loads, and no guarantee of success.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Z3RO » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:40 am

I'll tell you now that jobs in Cleveland are pretty open to people at Case.

Ohio State is fun if you're willing to put up with the gayest bullcrap you've ever seen in your life for 3 years. I went there for undergrad, and don't give a shit about football. Well, I thought I did freshman year, but I realized that I hate sports about one year in.

It's not a collegiate atmosphere. That said, Case is in the absolute ghetto of Cleveland. You're probably better off going to OSU, but if you get decent money and have ties to Cleveland, consider Case.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby TTH » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:57 pm

Z3RO wrote:I'll tell you now that jobs in Cleveland are pretty open to people at Case.

Ohio State is fun if you're willing to put up with the gayest bullcrap you've ever seen in your life for 3 years. I went there for undergrad, and don't give a shit about football. Well, I thought I did freshman year, but I realized that I hate sports about one year in.

It's not a collegiate atmosphere. That said, Case is in the absolute ghetto of Cleveland. You're probably better off going to OSU, but if you get decent money and have ties to Cleveland, consider Case.


I wouldn't say University Circle is a ghetto. It's near some rough neighborhoods to the west around the hospital, but University Circle itself is nice, plus Little Italy is right next door.

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby ughOSU » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:14 am

TipTravHoot wrote:
Z3RO wrote:I'll tell you now that jobs in Cleveland are pretty open to people at Case.

Ohio State is fun if you're willing to put up with the gayest bullcrap you've ever seen in your life for 3 years. I went there for undergrad, and don't give a shit about football. Well, I thought I did freshman year, but I realized that I hate sports about one year in.

It's not a collegiate atmosphere. That said, Case is in the absolute ghetto of Cleveland. You're probably better off going to OSU, but if you get decent money and have ties to Cleveland, consider Case.


I wouldn't say University Circle is a ghetto. It's near some rough neighborhoods to the west around the hospital, but University Circle itself is nice, plus Little Italy is right next door.

certainly not in what I would call an "absolute ghetto". I would also never pay Case tuition for anywhere outside T10

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby Doritos » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:32 am

TipTravHoot wrote:
Z3RO wrote:I'll tell you now that jobs in Cleveland are pretty open to people at Case.

Ohio State is fun if you're willing to put up with the gayest bullcrap you've ever seen in your life for 3 years. I went there for undergrad, and don't give a shit about football. Well, I thought I did freshman year, but I realized that I hate sports about one year in.

It's not a collegiate atmosphere. That said, Case is in the absolute ghetto of Cleveland. You're probably better off going to OSU, but if you get decent money and have ties to Cleveland, consider Case.


I wouldn't say University Circle is a ghetto. It's near some rough neighborhoods to the west around the hospital, but University Circle itself is nice, plus Little Italy is right next door.



Cincy is surrounded by ghetto. There is no disputing that. I've never been to Case so can't really say about there

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Re: tOSU vs. Case vs. Cincinnati vs. PSU

Postby fulkersonr1 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:03 pm

Doritos wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:
Z3RO wrote:I'll tell you now that jobs in Cleveland are pretty open to people at Case.

Ohio State is fun if you're willing to put up with the gayest bullcrap you've ever seen in your life for 3 years. I went there for undergrad, and don't give a shit about football. Well, I thought I did freshman year, but I realized that I hate sports about one year in.

It's not a collegiate atmosphere. That said, Case is in the absolute ghetto of Cleveland. You're probably better off going to OSU, but if you get decent money and have ties to Cleveland, consider Case.


I wouldn't say University Circle is a ghetto. It's near some rough neighborhoods to the west around the hospital, but University Circle itself is nice, plus Little Italy is right next door.



Cincy is [strike]surrounded by[/strike] ghetto. There is no disputing that. I've never been to Case so can't really say about there




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