2012 U.S. News Rankings (March 15th... It's official)

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Postby SirWilliam1022 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:09 pm

Right decision in your circumstance although DC is not that horribly far away and if you are going to law school your life will be a little choppy over the next couple of years. I would keep pushing Fordham and wait until the deposit date comes closer. Send them the other offers you are considering as well as the $84 at Minnesota. Even though Minnesota is ranked well, they were probably thinking... who the f--- really wants to live in Minnesota... she is just trying to leverage us.

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SirWilliam1022 wrote:If you want to go to NYC then I could see going to Fordham over GW and Boston... but only under that circumstance. You can probably leverage money out of Fordham with those other offers too.

My future husband is going to NYU in the fall. I love New York. I'm really trying to convince myself that $2-3k more per year for a school ranked 10 below GW is worth it. I want to be in NYC, but I'm just scared. I tried to Leverage $84k at UMN with Fordham and they didn't bite. Oh wells. I just need to be constantly reassured that this is the right decision. Does anyone know the approx % of BU and GW grads that go into biglaw?

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Postby romothesavior » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 pm

rad law wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Gotti wrote:Is it stupid for me to go to fordham over GW and BU. I'm trippin balls.

Yes. GW is ranked 10 spots higher and has the #3 national monument law program.


This. The rankings determine where firms OCI, and smaller firms and govt. agencies pay close attention to the ranking minutiae when making hiring decisions.

A hiring partner at Alston & Byrd told me that Emory's plunge this year has them really concerned. If they don't increase their library volumes ASAP, they are gonna withdraw from OCI.

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Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 pm

GUYZ what will become of the t14????

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Postby dakatz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 pm

Gotti wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:If you want to go to NYC then I could see going to Fordham over GW and Boston... but only under that circumstance. You can probably leverage money out of Fordham with those other offers too.

My future husband is going to NYU in the fall. I love New York. I'm really trying to convince myself that $2-3k more per year for a school ranked 10 below GW is worth it. I want to be in NYC, but I'm just scared. I tried to Leverage $84k at UMN with Fordham and they didn't bite. Oh wells. I just need to be constantly reassured that this is the right decision. Does anyone know the approx % of BU and GW grads that go into biglaw?


Idk about GW, but top 1/3 at BU seems to always be competitive for biglaw positions in both Boston and to a lesser extent NY (we place a solid chunk of grads in NY each year). The most recent go-to law schools list had us placing 30% into NLJ250 firms, though those stats represent class of 2010

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Postby chup » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 pm

Gotti wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:If you want to go to NYC then I could see going to Fordham over GW and Boston... but only under that circumstance. You can probably leverage money out of Fordham with those other offers too.

My future husband is going to NYU in the fall. I love New York. I'm really trying to convince myself that $2-3k more per year for a school ranked 10 below GW is worth it. I want to be in NYC, but I'm just scared. I tried to Leverage $84k at UMN with Fordham and they didn't bite. Oh wells. I just need to be constantly reassured that this is the right decision. Does anyone know the approx % of BU and GW grads that go into biglaw?

If you want to be in NY, going to GW over Fordham because GW is 10 spots higher is bugfuck insane.

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Postby existenz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:10 pm

SirWilliam1022 wrote:However, although I don't give much weight to rankings, I chose Northwestern with $75,000 over Texas with $93,000... Difference in debt off of tuition is $35000 because of respective tuition costs. The Northwestern program is the AJD which gives me an extra year of work (expecting I find work) and keeps living expenses comparable. Thoughts?

Depends on where you want to practice. If you want to work in Texas, then UT. Midwest or East coast, probably NU.

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Postby HeavenWood » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:11 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.

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Postby 98234872348 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:12 pm

chup wrote:
Gotti wrote:
SirWilliam1022 wrote:If you want to go to NYC then I could see going to Fordham over GW and Boston... but only under that circumstance. You can probably leverage money out of Fordham with those other offers too.

My future husband is going to NYU in the fall. I love New York. I'm really trying to convince myself that $2-3k more per year for a school ranked 10 below GW is worth it. I want to be in NYC, but I'm just scared. I tried to Leverage $84k at UMN with Fordham and they didn't bite. Oh wells. I just need to be constantly reassured that this is the right decision. Does anyone know the approx % of BU and GW grads that go into biglaw?

If you want to be in NY, going to GW over Fordham because GW is 10 spots higher is bugfuck insane.

yep.

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Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:12 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.


With Cornell trying to stop becoming the next GeorgeTTTown.

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Postby ATR » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:12 pm

romothesavior wrote:
rad law wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Gotti wrote:Is it stupid for me to go to fordham over GW and BU. I'm trippin balls.

Yes. GW is ranked 10 spots higher and has the #3 national monument law program.


This. The rankings determine where firms OCI, and smaller firms and govt. agencies pay close attention to the ranking minutiae when making hiring decisions.

A hiring partner at Alston & Byrd told me that Emory's plunge this year has them really concerned. If they don't increase their library volumes ASAP, they are gonna withdraw from OCI.

I thought everyone already withdrew from Emory's OCI?

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Postby NZA » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:12 pm

ATL took long enough.

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/03/the-u-s- ... s-are-out/

ATL comments are almost as snarky and funny as you folks.

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Postby gothamm » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:12 pm

bad days for:

USD
Miami
Cincinnati
Pepperdine



All schools to which I have applied.

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Postby HeavenWood » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.


With Cornell trying to stop becoming the next GeorgeTTTown.


Cornell's safe, brah. No T's in that motherfucker.

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Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.


With Cornell trying to stop becoming the next GeorgeTTTown.

also, fuck duke being at #11. crock o' shit.

(go UVA)

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Postby chup » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.

I predict Texas will fall back out of the t14 within the next year or two, but 150 years from now you'll still see UT grads driving around the South with "t14" decals and license plate holders on their hovertrucks.

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Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

RPK34 wrote:
maglialoro wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
redsoxfan2495 wrote:the T14 has been breached



You mean their NLJ 250 numbers? Does anybody on this forum realize there's other firms out there and that you don't have to get paid as much in Texas to take home the same amount of cash?



Thats true..no state tax, no local taxes, no property taxes and I think they are getting rid of federal taxes as well


Tax law is probably not a good choice for you.


Taxes spells Texas if you're dyslexic...coincidence?

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Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

NZA wrote:ATL took long enough.

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/03/the-u-s- ... s-are-out/

ATL comments are almost as snarky and funny as you folks.


Love these guys.

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Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

ATL has better posters.

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Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:14 pm

chup wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:GUYZ what will become of the t14????


An epic battle between GeorgeTTTown and TTTexas.

I predict Texas will fall back out of the t14 within the next year or two, but 150 years from now you'll still see UT grads driving around the South with "t14" decals and license plate holders on their hovertrucks.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

also, bugfuck
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2012 U.S. News Rankings (March 15th... It's official)

Postby Grizz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:14 pm

Now that Texas is a T14 that means that there is one more national school. Yay!

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Postby JusticeHarlan » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:14 pm

romothesavior wrote:Arthur Digby Sellers has the best name and avatar I've seen.

Egregious anti-G. T. L. Rev. trolling

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Postby FuManChusco » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:15 pm

rad law wrote:Holy shit Texas is T14 and I turned them down for Vandy which is only ranked 16. FUCK. I need to get my transfer app to there going RIGHT NAO


WTF were you thinking? Biglaw firms only hire from t14. you're totally fucked. Vanderbiltttt is a joke, especially when it comes to nlj250 placement data and OCI.

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Postby romothesavior » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:15 pm

NZA wrote:ATL took long enough.

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/03/the-u-s- ... s-are-out/

ATL comments are almost as snarky and funny as you folks.

ATL has the all the funny of TLS with far less stupid. But you trade out the stupid for racist, so it's a tradeoff... But the racist also boosts the funny. So its a toss up.

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Re: 2012 U.S. News Rankings (March 15th... It's official)

Postby Gotti » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:16 pm

Thanks for the support guys. Sirwilliam- I already tried leveraging GW and BU and $$ at UMN they were just like Eh. Your LSAT is too low. See ya! Lol but it's cool. Again...I just seem to need constant reassurance I guess. It's a huge risk.

And yeah my problem is I'm from cali and who the eff knows where Ill wanna be in 4 yrs, THAT is the scary shit. Right now I wanna leave Cali and go to NYC.

Mal - ya you're right lol he's gonna be big time so I'll just be the trophy wife ;)

Thanks again guys. I was actually surprised I wasn't called a dumbass for choosing Fordham at sticker over GW and BU. Is TLS getting ...NICER!?!? :o




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