Tulane vs OU

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Where should I take my talents

Tulane
5
45%
OU
6
55%
 
Total votes: 11

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Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Tulane would cost 23k/yr
OU would be 16k/yr
I'm from Oklahoma

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:37 pm

What do you want to do? Where do you want to practice?

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:41 pm

kalvano wrote:What do you want to do? Where do you want to practice?


It doesn't really matter where I practice, I guess I would prefer OK but if I could get a better job in LA by going to Tulane I would do that. Private firm job is what I'm looking for.

Also anyone have any idea how insular the NOLA/LA market is. If I worked there during the summers and desired to live in the area would I be good.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:06 pm

come on people, I need to decide soon

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:58 pm

I would say Tulane is worth an additional $21K over OU. OU pretty much limits you to Oklahoma, and Tulane is well-known enough to offer at least the chance at more opportunities. It's not as if you're talking about two different TTT's. Tulane is a pretty nice school.

If it were me, I would say Tulane is worth the extra cost over OU.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:06 pm

yea you also get to live in a city with real lawyers without having to pay big city prices.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:49 am

Yea, I'm starting to lean towards Tulane. Although, If I want to end up in OK I think OU would be the better option. I'm gonna go visit Tulane soon

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby Oklahoma2014 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:00 am

ou bro

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:11 am

I think that attending Tulane would help make you more competitive for employment in general in the OK, LA, and TX region. Is that help worth $24,000? I'm not sure.

If you truly are on the fence, I would look up OU's curve. It is lower than Tulane's, I would probably go to Tulane (expanded competitiveness + higher probability of higher GPA).

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:51 pm

Oklahoma2014 wrote:ou bro


haha yea, there both TU's too.


Aberzombie1892 wrote:I think that attending Tulane would help make you more competitive for employment in general in the OK, LA, and TX region. Is that help worth $24,000? I'm not sure.

If you truly are on the fence, I would look up OU's curve. It is lower than Tulane's, I would probably go to Tulane (expanded competitiveness + higher probability of higher GPA).


Do you think if I was able to get OU to give me more money OU would be a better choice. I'll have to ask OU what there curve is, in the letter Tulane sent it said there's was between a 3.2-3.3, im guessing OU is probably lower.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby imbored25 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:I think that attending Tulane would help make you more competitive for employment in general in the OK, LA, and TX region. Is that help worth $24,000? I'm not sure.

If you truly are on the fence, I would look up OU's curve. It is lower than Tulane's, I would probably go to Tulane (expanded competitiveness + higher probability of higher GPA).


Just noticed the Tulane logo. Are you currently a student, and if so what are the job prospects like? Just looked up the NLJ go to schools, Tulane didn't make the top 50, meaning less than 6.5% got big law last year.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:00 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:If you truly are on the fence, I would look up OU's curve. It is lower than Tulane's, I would probably go to Tulane (expanded competitiveness + higher probability of higher GPA).


Are you even remotely serious?

Class rank is all that matters.... Do you think employers are going to invest all that time and money into new associates without figuring out what that "3.26" really means?

Also, saying Tulane would help you in Oklahoma is horrendous advice. Tulane would not help you over any state school for employment in any state, with the exception of LSU and Louisiana.

Tulane for Louisiana and for a tiny chance at large firms in metro areas in the south and in NYC (not OKC..).

OU for Oklahoma.

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Re: Tulane vs OU

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:44 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:If you truly are on the fence, I would look up OU's curve. It is lower than Tulane's, I would probably go to Tulane (expanded competitiveness + higher probability of higher GPA).


Are you even remotely serious?



Very. Many, if not most, of the employers I've encountered have a 3.0 floor. I agree that for NLJ firms, rank of student/school matter the most. However, pretty much all of the smaller employers I have encountered simply have instituted a 3.0 gpa floor for interviews. You may not have encountered this if you go to a T14, as most employers will grant those students an interview as long as their gpa isn't under 3.0.

My advice is that by attending Tulane, the OP would effectively increase the number of markets that he/she would be competitive for jobs in. I'm certain that you at least see that much, if nothing else.




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