Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

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WUSTL or W&M

Washington University in St. Louis
22
71%
William & Mary
9
29%
 
Total votes: 31

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bk1
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Re: Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:40 pm

lola_ny wrote:No, it's not a flame. Here are the class sizes of the school's mentioned in this thread (from TLS profiles):

GWU: 523
Fordham: 476
WUSTL: 260
W&M: 213
Boston University: 271

I did look at the class sizes of school's ranked 15-30. Like I mentioned, maybe I didn't place enough emphasis on the "right" factors in deciding which schools to apply to. I've received conflicting information reading TLS and speaking with law school grads about choosing a school based on a region.

Regardless, thanks everyone for your comments!


As I noted above, all these schools will have very similar student to faculty ratios (in the area of 15:1). You should always choose a school based on the region you want to work in. While it is possible to work outside the region, it is extremely difficult and an uphill battle and so it is not advised. I will reiterate the advice I said earlier:

bk1 wrote:I would say you should retake/reapply for a T14 or Fordham/GW, but with your current options you should take WUSTL and gun for Chicago (though you should realize that there is at least a decent chance that you might not get Chicago).

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:00 am

I would really only consider the top 10-15 cities "big cities":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_U ... ical_Areas

Note: There is a pretty big drop-off after Phoenix.

Capitol A
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Re: Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

Postby Capitol A » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:15 am

Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:I would really only consider the top 10-15 cities "big cities":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_U ... ical_Areas

Note: There is a pretty big drop-off after Phoenix.

I have to agree. But again, there is a difference between being a big city in terms of geography and/or population, and having a "big city feel." I think Boston has a big city feel despite being pretty small. Phoenix on the other hand doesn't feel big at all, just spread out. In fact, I live in the most urban part of Phoenix, and I am constantly remarking at how much I love the way it feels like a small town. I know my neighbors, I'm constantly running into friends out at bars and restaurants, and I never have to travel more than about 5 miles to get anywhere/do anything (except work, which is 12 miles, and that irritates me everytime I think about it).

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

Postby Bumi » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:36 am

I have no idea which school is going to place OP into intergalactic virtual real estate law in Antarctica, or whatever it was that he wants to do, but I have visited both schools and I would rather spend three years in WUSTL's building over the Wammer's any day.

[goes and looks for pictures of both libraries to show how much better WUSTL's is]

[realizes that W&M built a new library in 2007, but that Bumi's visit was in 2003]

[feels old as rocks]

Uh, never mind. Visit both, retake reapply, be a plumber, or whatever I'm supposed to write here.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) vs William & Mary

Postby Capitol A » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:00 pm

Bumi wrote:I have no idea which school is going to place OP into intergalactic virtual real estate law in Antarctica, or whatever it was that he wants to do, but I have visited both schools and I would rather spend three years in WUSTL's building over the Wammer's any day.

[goes and looks for pictures of both libraries to show how much better WUSTL's is]

[realizes that W&M built a new library in 2007, but that Bumi's visit was in 2003]

[feels old as rocks]

Uh, never mind. Visit both, retake reapply, be a plumber, or whatever I'm supposed to write here.

WUSTL is definitely a prettier campus, but Williamsburg is a prettier town that StL. Although I really like the StL. Ever eat chicken parm at "The Hill"? It will change your life.




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