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UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:00 pm

would love people's opinions of the UCONN program

THANKS

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:08 pm

E.G. quality of courses and prospects for jobs in the Boston/NYC area

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:06 pm

come on people, I know you are there

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:11 pm

Boston and NYC are saturated markets, so I don't think UCONN will do particularly well there. It's possible but not probable.

UCONN is a fantastic bargain of school, a very good program wrapped in an affordable package. You should be good in CT with a degree from there.

My visit didn't impress me but that was for more personal reasons, not because UCONN is a bad school.

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:17 pm

we are talking in four years though - do you think the market in those two cities will remain the same?

I'm not talking about getting a BIGFIRM JOB... I meant, does UCONN get decent employment stats in those cities regardless of the firm size.... I think, just knowing me, I would do better in a medium to smaller size firm anyway

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:25 pm

curly3426 wrote:we are talking in four years though - do you think the market in those two cities will remain the same?

I'm not talking about getting a BIGFIRM JOB... I meant, does UCONN get decent employment stats in those cities regardless of the firm size.... I think, just knowing me, I would do better in a medium to smaller size firm anyway



You're competing with Columbia, NYU, BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo...and that's just off the top of my head. Plus, NYC (and I'd imagine Boston to a large degree) are the top picks for a lot of T14 people.

Finding a job will be tough no matter the economy.

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:35 pm

so in your experience Cardozo is better at placing their students than UCONN

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:21 pm

bump it

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:06 pm

curly3426 wrote:so in your experience Cardozo is better at placing their students than UCONN



No. I have zero experience with Cardozo. No desire whatsoever to go to NYC.

But, outside the top few schools, going to school in the area you want to work in is the best option. You have more opportunities that way. If I wanted to work in Seattle, I wouldn't go to SMU.

And stop bumping your thread every few minutes. People will respond.

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Re: UCONN

Postby dempsey » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:11 pm

What Kalvano said. Uconn is strong in Connecticut, but New York and Boston are very difficult markets to crack, even in better economic times. What would make of working in Ct.?

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:14 pm

I will live in NYC probably and do the reverse commute...

I am young, but living in CT later in life is great - though I am a SOX fan...

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:14 pm

kalvano

bump it all the time... it is what all the cool kids are doing

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:33 am

curly3426 wrote:I will live in NYC probably and do the reverse commute...

I am young, but living in CT later in life is great - though I am a SOX fan...



You're going to drive every day from NYC to UCONN?

Christ man, just go somewhere in NYC. It will serve you better anyway.


Edit - I'll save you some trouble. It seems pretty obvious that you're going to argue for UCONN no matter what anyone says. No one here is going to advocate UCONN for NYC / Boston placement unless they have the reasoning skills of a retarded lemur.

If you go to UCONN, plan on staying / working in CT for a while.

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Re: UCONN

Postby moandersen » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:05 am

curly3426 wrote:we are talking in four years though - do you think the market in those two cities will remain the same?


come back and ask that question in four years then. UConn did not impress me either when I visited. I was quite disappointed. You can get in-state the second and third year, which is nice, but their OOS tuition the first year is redonkulous.

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:25 am

I meant would I want to WORK/LIVE in CT after law school...

OBVIOUSLY i would live in CT if I went to UCONN

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:26 am

moanderson - what didn't you like about it?

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Re: UCONN

Postby moandersen » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:34 am

curly3426 wrote:moanderson - what didn't you like about it?


I sat in on a class that was incredibly boring. I dont understand why they didnt put me in a class with one of their more engaging teachers. Also the facilities were just so-so. The exterior of the buildings are beautiful, but inside (with the exception of the new library building), I was not impressed. I also was looking for a school that was closer to the main campus, and uconns law school is about 30 minutes away from the ug campus. Finally, I didnt like the feel of the people of the NE. Combine all that with the horrible weather (it rained every day I was in the NE), I decided uconn wasnt for me.

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:38 am

lol im a Boston boy so im used to NE

thanks for the insight

where else did you look / where did you end up?

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Re: UCONN

Postby moandersen » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:47 am

curly3426 wrote:lol im a Boston boy so im used to NE

thanks for the insight

where else did you look / where did you end up?


I thought I would like the atmosphere, and was very surprised when it actually turned me off.

Ill be at wake forest this fall (with kalvano).

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:49 am

moandersen wrote:I sat in on a class that was incredibly boring. I dont understand why they didnt put me in a class with one of their more engaging teachers. Also the facilities were just so-so. The exterior of the buildings are beautiful, but inside (with the exception of the new library building), I was not impressed. I also was looking for a school that was closer to the main campus, and uconns law school is about 30 minutes away from the ug campus. Finally, I didnt like the feel of the people of the NE. Combine all that with the horrible weather (it rained every day I was in the NE), I decided uconn wasnt for me.



That's pretty much spot-on. I didn't get to sit in on a class (and I love the weather), but it just didn't seem like a good place to spend 3 years. And I was very excited at the idea of possibly going there.

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:51 am

curly3426 wrote:I meant would I want to WORK/LIVE in CT after law school...


curly3426 wrote:E.G. quality of courses and prospects for jobs in the Boston/NYC area[


curly3426 wrote:we are talking in four years though - do you think the market in those two cities will remain the same?

I'm not talking about getting a BIGFIRM JOB... I meant, does UCONN get decent employment stats in those cities regardless of the firm size.... I think, just knowing me, I would do better in a medium to smaller size firm anyway




curly3426 wrote:OBVIOUSLY i would live in CT if I went to UCONN


curly3426 wrote:I will live in NYC probably and do the reverse commute...


Make up your mind.

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

kalvano you aren't very good at reading within context

I posted about quality of classes and job prospects - you gave me no opinions about either until recently

I was asked would I be ok living in CT after graduation - I said I would probably do the reverse commute

OBVIOUSLY i will have to live in CT while in law school

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

i then asked more specific questions once people provided answers

but per usual (and I appreciate your posts) you express opinions but give nothing to back them up

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Re: UCONN

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:57 am

OK.

Still working on that masterpiece personal statement?

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Re: UCONN

Postby curly3426 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:00 am

kalvano, go and read this conversation - you will see how you are misguided

i'm not sure why you are always so aggressive in these posts

personal statement complete, thanks though




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