Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

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Which Law School (All Sticker)

Penn
21
38%
Michigan
18
32%
UVA
17
30%
 
Total votes: 56

CalGuy89
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Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby CalGuy89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:47 am

So I wanted to hear any advice regarding these schools.

To focus the discussion, consider the following when providing input

- I am comfortable living in either college town or big city environments, so that wont be a sway either way

- I am relatively confident I want to eventually work in government/politics/DC (details are a bit unclear, I know politics will be an end point but I'm fine doing BigLaw to start out)

- I am passionate about environmental law/policy (Michigan and UVA appear to have more extensive programs, but all three offer cross-disciplinary options/courses)

Essentially if I want to run for President one day, and Y&H are out of the picture, where do you suggest.

Thanks TLS

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby 83947368 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:29 am

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Law Sauce
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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:18 am

Michigan or UVa. UVa for the DC connection.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Visit all three. Choose where you feel the most comfortable.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:43 pm

If you want to run for President or any other office at some point, you do not want to get involved in D.C. politics prior to running for elected office (particularly Federal office).

That doesn't really mean anything for where you should go to school, but just wanted to tell you that working in D.C. isn't necessarily the best way to end up an elected official.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby Cavalier » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:56 pm

CalGuy89 wrote:Essentially if I want to run for President one day, and Y&H are out of the picture, where do you suggest.

Going to DC is stupid; people don't get nominated for POTUS from DC positions. You need to go back to wherever you're from and get involved in local affairs and work your way up to governor (or senator, governor is better for POTUS).

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:04 pm

Cavalier wrote:
CalGuy89 wrote:Essentially if I want to run for President one day, and Y&H are out of the picture, where do you suggest.

Going to DC is stupid; people don't get nominated for POTUS from DC positions. You need to go back to wherever you're from and get involved in local affairs and work your way up to governor (or senator, governor is better for POTUS).


Alternately, be successful in business and then run for Governor or Senate. Then use that to position yourself.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby CalGuy89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:37 pm

Thanks for all the input guys.

To clarify, I do understand that going to DC doesnt make me president, the reference to that if more to open to discussion to the topic of the types of connections you can develop at law school. Obviously with hard work you can do it anywhere.

For those who have been recommending Michigan, any particular reason? Im hoping its not just because of the ranking of 6 v. 7 v. 9

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:48 pm

There is a war on. People are going to wonder why you chickened out.

TCR is Army OCS.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby witorres89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:56 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
CalGuy89 wrote:Essentially if I want to run for President one day, and Y&H are out of the picture, where do you suggest.

Going to DC is stupid; people don't get nominated for POTUS from DC positions. You need to go back to wherever you're from and get involved in local affairs and work your way up to governor (or senator, governor is better for POTUS).


Alternately, be successful in business and then run for Governor or Senate. Then use that to position yourself.

Step one (and the most important step) to becoming president is become a multimillionaire, if thats your goal go to the school that gives you the best career opportunities. There are no poor presidents.

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Re: Penn v. Michigan v. UVA

Postby CalGuy89 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:57 am

Bump for any input actually related to question asked...




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