GW vs Wash U

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GW vs Wash U

GW
14
64%
Wash U
8
36%
 
Total votes: 22

renee1693
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GW vs Wash U

Postby renee1693 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm stuck between these two law schools and I'm wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on how they really compare (prestige, job placement, etc.)

Both gave me the same amount of money. I do think I want to end up in DC, or at least on the east coast. Pretty much I just want some opinions on which school will give me the most options about what I can do after I graduate.

[edit:] Would love some explanations! Also, I'm not adverse to living in the midwest.
Last edited by renee1693 on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

renee1693
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Re: GW vs Wash U

Postby renee1693 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:44 pm

bump/ anyone want to explain their votes?

Tomato Stevens
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Re: GW vs Wash U

Postby Tomato Stevens » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:41 pm

renee1693 wrote:bump/ anyone want to explain their votes?

Wash U: more national reach.
GW: for sho better for DC.

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4for44
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Re: GW vs Wash U

Postby 4for44 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 pm

GW was 20th last year- They were bumped down due to inclusion of the PT program, but their prestige here in DC is unquestionable. As a UG at GW, I would guess that the campus and city are WAY more conducive to study than St Louis... Either way your gonna get a great Education and east coast reach (except DC) will be similar. So if you want to practice elsewhere than the east coast pick WUSTL, but for the East coast I'd vote GW.

renee1693
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Re: GW vs Wash U

Postby renee1693 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Tomato Stevens wrote:
renee1693 wrote:bump/ anyone want to explain their votes?

Wash U: more national reach.
GW: for sho better for DC.


Does Wash U really have national reach? I've been wondering about this, and some students were saying that especially now markets like DC and NYC were ignoring Wash U. But they were 1L and seemed quite negative.

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NayBoer
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Re: GW vs Wash U

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:15 pm

renee1693 wrote:
Tomato Stevens wrote:
renee1693 wrote:bump/ anyone want to explain their votes?

Wash U: more national reach.
GW: for sho better for DC.


Does Wash U really have national reach? I've been wondering about this, and some students were saying that especially now markets like DC and NYC were ignoring Wash U. But they were 1L and seemed quite negative.
GW:
17% Middle Atlantic (NYC)
65% South Atlantic (DC)

WashU:
14% Middle Atlantic
17% South Atlantic
16.5% East North Central (CHI)
25.5% West North Central (STL)

So yeah, a little more geographic flexibility. But don't go to WUSTL if you can't end up in STL (sounds like you'd be okay with that).




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