Kentucky vs. LSU

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Kentucky vs. LSU

Kentucky
26
45%
LSU
32
55%
 
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Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:24 pm

Still waiting on a possible scholarship or two, but at this point I am deciding between these two schools. I have visited both schools and could see myself settling in either location. Scholarships from both schools makes tuition cost about equal. Thanks!

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby deadpanic » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:16 pm

It really just ends up falling on which location you would prefer and cost.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:10 am

I think LSU has some quirks in its curriculum tailored to Louisiana's unique legal environment. If you want to be in Louisiana, this is obviously ideal, otherwise it could be limiting. Something to consider. I confess that I am not very familiar with it.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:43 am

Thanks for the replies. For those that voted, is there any reason you chose one over the other?

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Joga Bonito » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:46 am

LSU...why...college football...honestly both schools are very regional so choose where you wanna be...I see more fun at LSU so thats my pick.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Shot007 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:52 am

Kentucky...College Basketball....
Seriously Though...its a bit better, it really depends on where u wish to practice after

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Joga Bonito » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:01 am

Shot007 wrote:Kentucky...College Basketball....
Seriously Though...its a bit better, it really depends on where u wish to practice after


UK hasn't won a ncca championship in bball in like 10 years or something which was also the last time they went to the final four or something...LSU Football on the other hand, well need i say more.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:28 am

In the long run they are both Gator bait. On the other hand, the area around Kentucky Law appeals to me more. I like the seasons of the upper South.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby jeeptiger09 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:33 am

UK. Honestly been to both, LSU is awesome but UK is a better school and has ties to better legal markets.

Come here during basketball season (especially now that we're good again), and you'll understand. LSU is awesome at football, but Kentucky is the mecca of college basketball.

p.s. Florida, you have been irrelevant in the college basketball world since 2007.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Joga Bonito » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:42 am

jeeptiger09 wrote:UK. Honestly been to both, LSU is awesome but UK is a better school and has ties to better legal markets.

Come here during basketball season (especially now that we're good again), and you'll understand. LSU is awesome at football, but Kentucky is the mecca of college basketball.
p.s. Florida, you have been irrelevant in the college basketball world since 2007.


I'm sorry but I must object, Kentucky is not the Mecca of college baskteball...right now its def. UNC they have more recent national titles and the greatest player to ever play the game is an alumni. OP you should go to UNC Law.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:48 am

jeeptiger09 wrote:p.s. Florida, you have been irrelevant in the college basketball world since 2007.


I know. Back-to-back has to give you at least a decade of coasting right?

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:22 am

Tough choice. With LSU you are close enough to New Orleans to go party. Other than that I don't see alot seperating the two. Review the state, see if you like the general culture at one more than the other, as well as climate. If still no difference, flip a coin.

Also, if you are not a resident of LA, good luck getting in state tuition. I called Monday and was told you have to live in the state for a year and work full-time in order to qualify for in state. I have no idea what Kentucky is like in this regard.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:50 pm

Thanks! It seems like the consensus here is that while LSU may be slightly better socially, Kentucky is a slightly better school with access to better legal markets. Anyone else?

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:59 pm

bruffin wrote:Thanks! It seems like the consensus here is that while LSU may be slightly better socially, Kentucky is a slightly better school with access to better legal markets. Anyone else?


"lulz wat?"

But seriously,

How is Kentucky a better school than LSU?

Careers : Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar LA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.8%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 63.2%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 180
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.4%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 100%
Median public service starting salary N/A
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.0%
Percent employed in government 10.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 17.0%
Percent employed in law firms 61.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 2.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 81%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 10.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 86.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 1.0%



Careers : University of Kentucky

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar KY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.4%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,500
Median private sector starting salary $63,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 60%
Median public service starting salary $30,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 25.0%
Percent employed in law firms 53.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 6.7%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 85%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 87.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

OP, go to the one you are more interested in.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:"lulz wat?"

But seriously,

How is Kentucky a better school than LSU?

Careers : Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar LA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.8%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 63.2%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 180
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.4%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 100%
Median public service starting salary N/A
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.0%
Percent employed in government 10.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 17.0%
Percent employed in law firms 61.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 2.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 81%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 10.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 86.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 1.0%



Careers : University of Kentucky

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar KY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.4%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,500
Median private sector starting salary $63,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 60%
Median public service starting salary $30,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 25.0%
Percent employed in law firms 53.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 6.7%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 85%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 87.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

OP, go to the one you are more interested in.
bruffin wrote:Thanks! It seems like the consensus here is that while LSU may be slightly better socially, Kentucky is a slightly better school with access to better legal markets. Anyone else?


"lulz wat?"

But seriously,

How is Kentucky a better school than LSU?

Careers : Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar LA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 78.8%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 63.2%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 180
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 97.4%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 100%
Median public service starting salary N/A
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.0%
Percent employed in government 10.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 17.0%
Percent employed in law firms 61.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 2.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 81%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 10.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 86.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 1.0%



Careers : University of Kentucky

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar KY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.4%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 77.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $42,500
Median private sector starting salary $63,500
75th percentile private sector starting salary $90,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 60%
Median public service starting salary $30,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 8.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 25.0%
Percent employed in law firms 53.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 6.7%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 85%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 87.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

OP, go to the one you are more interested in.


Thanks. It seems as though there is no clear cut winner here. I guess I have a lot of thinking to do. Any additional votes/opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby deadpanic » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:13 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
bruffin wrote:Thanks! It seems like the consensus here is that while LSU may be slightly better socially, Kentucky is a slightly better school with access to better legal markets. Anyone else?


"lulz wat?"

But seriously,
How is Kentucky a better school than LSU?


I agree. I think people just assume KY is better because the USNWR rankings say so, and KY's medians are a bit higher. At the end of the day, they are really just state schools that are good in their respective region. Go visit both and see which one you like better.

The one edge I'd give to KY is that it is the best law school in its state while LSU is #2.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby jeeptiger09 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:27 pm

GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:
jeeptiger09 wrote:p.s. Florida, you have been irrelevant in the college basketball world since 2007.


I know. Back-to-back has to give you at least a decade of coasting right?


haha yes, back-to-back is impressive (although I would never admit that in person).

Facility-wise, LSU kicks Kentucky's ass, no doubt about that. But portability wise, you could make a stronger argument for UK. There honestly probably isn't that much of a difference, but I just don't like Louisiana that much.

And Kentucky Basketball > LSU Football, sorry to say.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby darknightbegins » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:36 pm

deadpanic wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
bruffin wrote:Thanks! It seems like the consensus here is that while LSU may be slightly better socially, Kentucky is a slightly better school with access to better legal markets. Anyone else?


"lulz wat?"

But seriously,
How is Kentucky a better school than LSU?


I agree. I think people just assume KY is better because the USNWR rankings say so, and KY's medians are a bit higher. At the end of the day, they are really just state schools that are good in their respective region. Go visit both and see which one you like better.

The one edge I'd give to KY is that it is the best law school in its state while LSU is #2.


True but from what I have heard must Tulane grads leave the state. Again if you can get in state tuition after the first year, got to Kentucky. If not, how do you feel about cajun food?

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:46 pm

darknightbegins wrote:True but from what I have heard must Tulane grads leave the state. Again if you can get in state tuition after the first year, got to Kentucky. If not, how do you feel about cajun food?


I actually really like cajun food, and I love the culture down in Louisiana. I have family and friends in New Orleans so I have visited there numerous times. But I also really like Kentucky. It seems to be a good mix of what I love about the South and the Midwest. I have a tough decision ahead of me.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby bruffin » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:51 pm

bump

Anyone else?

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Joga Bonito » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:18 pm

LSU Law most famous alumni - James Carville

Kentucky Law most famous alumni- John T. Scopes...from the Scopes Monkey Trial...?

Which would you rather be?....jk

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:26 pm

bruffin wrote:bump

Anyone else?


GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:I think LSU has some quirks in its curriculum tailored to Louisiana's unique legal environment. If you want to be in Louisiana, this is obviously ideal, otherwise it could be limiting. Something to consider. I confess that I am not very familiar with it.


Oh and LSU teaches both common and civil law so you can practice in LA or the other 49 states if you choose to do so.
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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby darknightbegins » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am

Joga Bonito wrote:LSU Law most famous alumni - James Carville

Kentucky Law most famous alumni- John T. Scopes...from the Scopes Monkey Trial...?

Which would you rather be?....jk


Carville is one ugly SOB

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby Joga Bonito » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:17 am

darknightbegins wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:LSU Law most famous alumni - James Carville

Kentucky Law most famous alumni- John T. Scopes...from the Scopes Monkey Trial...?

Which would you rather be?....jk


Carville is one ugly SOB


Being a really rich, really famous, arguably really powerful SOB makes up for what one lacks in the looks department.

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Re: Kentucky vs. LSU

Postby darknightbegins » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 am

True but if I had that much money I would fix my looks.




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