Bumi wrote:This is not a question, it's a challenge. The challenge is to read my dopey affectionate post.
I've heard back from only half of my schools, but I'm ever more seriously thinking that Northwestern is the best place for me. Relative to the peer schools that I am still in the running for (GULC held and UVa WL), I'd rather live in Chicago than in DC or Charlottsville. Plus I like that I won't be the creepy old dude in my class, I'll just be one of many creepy old dudes.
As an engineering major considering IP, I'd guess that the higher percentage of engineers at NU mean that (a) firms know to come there for IP lawyers and (b) the IP alumni network is relatively strong.
The only things that I don't like are the weather and the expense. But to me the expense is worth it to have a degree that will open doors even if I'm not summa cum laude. The bimodal income distribution has made a prestige whore out of me. And regarding weather, I don't see USC or UCLA magically becoming splitter friendly this cycle.
Oh yeah, also y'all seem nice.
I failed this challenge...almost made it, but alas I got sidetracked trying to come up with a good reply about being one of many creepy old dudes. At what age do we stop being creepy and start being sophisticated/distinguished?