Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

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Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby BluePlanet1787 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:00 pm

Which one do you think benefits me the most?
Wake is my top choice right now, but Tulane is also a very good school and based on the description of the both law schools it seems that the night life at Tulane is a lot more exciting and the population is a lot more diverse.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby Commonwealthman » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:31 pm

Where do you want to practice?
What do you want to do/what are your career goals?
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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby BluePlanet1787 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:43 pm

Commonwealthman wrote:Where do you want to do/practice?
What are your career goals?


I want to have mobility. Not 100% sure where I want to practice right now. As far as career goals, I want to enter private practice or perhaps international law. Any thoughts?

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby thexfactor » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:47 pm

BluePlanet1787 wrote:
Commonwealthman wrote:Where do you want to do/practice?
What are your career goals?


I want to have mobility. Not 100% sure where I want to practice right now. As far as career goals, I want to enter private practice or perhaps international law. Any thoughts?



i guess if you hold a gun up and tell me to choose i would choose WF for mobility and "international law"

The schools you listed above are not mobile and will give you a very small chance of getting an international law job.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby RVP11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:55 pm

"Degree mobility" is a myth. Your mobility depends a lot more on your personal ties than the name of your school.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby brose » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:04 pm

Well, you missed Wake b/c their deposit was due April 1.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:07 pm

BluePlanet1787 wrote:
Commonwealthman wrote:Where do you want to do/practice?
What are your career goals?


I want to have mobility. Not 100% sure where I want to practice right now. As far as career goals, I want to enter private practice or perhaps international law. Any thoughts?


With those career goals, prepare for disappointment.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby YankeesFan » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:15 pm

brose wrote:Well, you missed Wake b/c their deposit was due April 1.


That was only for scholarship recepients. The deadline for people not receiving a scholarship is April 15.

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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby Commonwealthman » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:21 pm

If you think you want to practice in the Midwest/Great Lakes states, probably Marquette (USNWR 95)
If you think you want to practice in California or maybe the Mountain States or Southwest, probably USD (USNWR 67).
If you think you want to practice in the Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic, probably Wake Forest (USNWR 39).
If you think you want to practice in the South (esp Gulf Coast states; i.e., Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida), probably Tulane (USNWR 47).

Don't go to Wake at sticker price. Tulane's reputation is probably equal to or better than Wake's in many regions (certainly outside of the Carolinas). If you really want to go to Wake, show them your Tulane offer and they may match it. (TBF, living in NOLA is probably more expensive than in Winston-Salem, so the total cost of attendance is narrowed a bit - but not 30K more...)

I would figure out where you are most likely to practice and select accordingly. The most important factors in 'mobility' at this level of schools tend to be grades, individual ties, and personal willingness to hustle/adapt, so I wouldn't get hung up on slight variations in placement.

Did you apply to a public school in-state anywhere?
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Re: Tulane (30k), Wake Forest, San Diego (70K), Marquette (90K)

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:22 pm

The international law job market is not what you think it is.

The mobility of any school, in terms of placement outside of NYC or the local market of the school, is based on the ties of the student and the states surrounding the state the school is located in.

EDIT: Visit Tulane and Wake.

I personally believe that if you end up mass mailing from either school, you would be more successful with Tulane as more practitioners are aware that it is a "good" school. If you don't believe that, simply ask practitioners outside of Louisiana and North Carolina for their opinions.

I also believe that there is some additional value in attending law school in a major metropolitan area. This value would come in the form of externship opportunities during the academic year.




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