2011-2012 Tulane

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2011-2012 Tulane

Postby littleredlaw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:34 pm

This is a forum for people who have applied to Tulane Law School for Fall 2012.

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mattviphky
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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mattviphky » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:49 am

I'll be applying! Do you have any information to share about Tulane, there is not a whole lot of info on TLS, and I want more honest feedback than the Tulane website offers. Job prospects, Clerkship opportunities, degree mobility, etc.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:59 am

Good luck Tulane applicants!

<----Tulane 3L

I'll answer questions when I can, assuming there are some.
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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby JDndMSW » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:54 pm

I will be applying because of all of the love I have for NOLA!

One thing that I hated about the area though was the damn bugs! I was however living in post Katrina St. Bernard Parish... would anyone like to comment on the bugs around campus. This is actually serious. :)

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby theduffman » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:45 pm

In! I'm only applying to T-14's and Tulane/LSU/Loyola New Orleans. I want to end up practicing in New Orleans (I'm from Shreveport), and obviously the best way to do that is either go to a school with national reputation, or just go to a school in the area. Honestly, I can ideally get into a big school, then just use that as leverage to get a good scholarship at tulane.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mattviphky » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:03 am

theduffman wrote:In! I'm only applying to T-14's and Tulane/LSU/Loyola New Orleans. I want to end up practicing in New Orleans (I'm from Shreveport), and obviously the best way to do that is either go to a school with national reputation, or just go to a school in the area. Honestly, I can ideally get into a big school, then just use that as leverage to get a good scholarship at tulane.


good luck on tulane. that's cool, i'm actually going down to shreveport later on this fall (i gotta a lot of family around there. oil city, if you have ever heard of it). Gonna hit the horseshoe casino, that place is fantastic.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby jc010 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:07 am

JDndMSW wrote:I will be applying because of all of the love I have for NOLA!

One thing that I hated about the area though was the damn bugs! I was however living in post Katrina St. Bernard Parish... would anyone like to comment on the bugs around campus. This is actually serious. :)



The cockroaches? You learn to deal with them. But yeah, there's tons. Even if you spray and put out traps.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby JDndMSW » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:12 am

jc010 wrote:
JDndMSW wrote:I will be applying because of all of the love I have for NOLA!

One thing that I hated about the area though was the damn bugs! I was however living in post Katrina St. Bernard Parish... would anyone like to comment on the bugs around campus. This is actually serious. :)



The cockroaches? You learn to deal with them. But yeah, there's tons. Even if you spray and put out traps.


Mosquitos... my AmeriCorps team nicknamed me planet terror because how disfigured I looked lol... also those stupid low flying ones that attack your feet.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby theduffman » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:05 pm

mattviphky wrote:
theduffman wrote:In! I'm only applying to T-14's and Tulane/LSU/Loyola New Orleans. I want to end up practicing in New Orleans (I'm from Shreveport), and obviously the best way to do that is either go to a school with national reputation, or just go to a school in the area. Honestly, I can ideally get into a big school, then just use that as leverage to get a good scholarship at tulane.


good luck on tulane. that's cool, i'm actually going down to shreveport later on this fall (i gotta a lot of family around there. oil city, if you have ever heard of it). Gonna hit the horseshoe casino, that place is fantastic.


thanks you too. I love Shreveport - about to help open a new restaurant/bar downtown actually

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby thebilt05 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:27 pm

I will be applying as soon as my october LSAT comes back

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby tuco » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:24 pm

Anybody know how theNew Orelans/LA legal market is?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Yellowtree » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:01 pm

how long is the why tulane essay supposed to be

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Nobody » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:16 am

I kept mine to like half a page. Tulane is a bit of a safety for me, so I just put enough to show that I had a genuine interest and a reason to be applying to Tulane specifically.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby jcm043 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:26 pm

I will be applying to Tulane as well.

I would like some more honest info on Tulane. A friend said Tulane is not the best at teaching the law, they just assume you get it. Is this the case? I plan to stay in Louisiana as well. Any more info on Tulane will be appreciated!


Good luck to everyone applying.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby tuco » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:23 pm

Just got in via email today. Pretty excited but don't know much about the school. Anybody want to comment on job prospects and quality of life here?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby hairstod » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:07 pm

tuco wrote:Just got in via email today. Pretty excited but don't know much about the school. Anybody want to comment on job prospects and quality of life here?


When you did you submit your application?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:25 pm

jcm043 wrote:I will be applying to Tulane as well.

I would like some more honest info on Tulane. A friend said Tulane is not the best at teaching the law, they just assume you get it. Is this the case? I plan to stay in Louisiana as well. Any more info on Tulane will be appreciated!


Good luck to everyone applying.


I don't understand what you are asking. What your friend claims is true is true for every law school. It's how law is taught. If you have difficulty with a subject, you can ask questions in class, email the professor, or visit the professor during office hours. I'm a 3L, and there was only 1 professor that I have had that I do not care much for.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby tuco » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
jcm043 wrote:I will be applying to Tulane as well.

I would like some more honest info on Tulane. A friend said Tulane is not the best at teaching the law, they just assume you get it. Is this the case? I plan to stay in Louisiana as well. Any more info on Tulane will be appreciated!


Good luck to everyone applying.


I don't understand what you are asking. What your friend claims is true is true for every law school. It's how law is taught. If you have difficulty with a subject, you can ask questions in class, email the professor, or visit the professor during office hours. I'm a 3L, and there was only 1 professor that I have had that I do not care much for.


I applied early/mid october I think, it was one of my later applications. I was suprised to hear back so early...

Aberzombie, care to elaborate on your experiences at this school, particularly on the job prospects? And what can you say , if anything, on how out of staters are viewed when job hunting?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby stingray » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:55 pm

In today via email!!! Applied late October, went complete Nov 2 I think. I'm from Louisiana, so I'm seriously considering. Just waiting on scholly info, which according to the email will be in the admit packet.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby stingray » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Good luck Tulane applicants!

<----Tulane 3L

I'll answer questions when I can, assuming there are some.

Hey, if you're still answering questions, what is it like navigating New Orleans? Is getting to school and around the city safely ever a problem? My wife and I have been to New Orleans for Saints games, but we've never traveled through any of the residential areas.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mlh1988 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:15 pm

Accepted today via email. Submitted 11/3. Awaiting scholarship amount in acceptance packet that is being mailed.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:00 pm

tuco wrote:Aberzombie, care to elaborate on your experiences at this school, particularly on the job prospects? And what can you say , if anything, on how out of staters are viewed when job hunting?


Public interest/government - After the economy tanked, there were fewer positions nationwide and so the school has taken efforts to build Tulane's connections in the city beyond the private sector. So far, it has done a very good job of that - there are many more public interest, city gov. and state gov. employers actively interested in Tulane graduates that, in the past, wouldn't have bothered as the vast majority of Tulane graduates leave (which is still true even now - 40% of the class of 2010 didn't work in Louisiana, Texas, or New York).

Private sector - The private legal market here is pretty small compared to markets in large cities, as the big firms here only take around 10-15 summer associates. Fortunately, New Orleans was not hit as hard as other large cities, and so the legal market here has been pretty steady or growing. OCI is pretty impressive for a school located in a secondary market - but please note that most mid/big law firm OCI employers are generally interested in top 33% candidates. Other candidates mass mail, and are generally successful at it.

Out of staters - They are generally welcomed. I wouldn't recommend taking Louisiana law courses unless you are going to target smaller firms here, as most bigger employers/out of state employers don't really care. If you have no ties, but would like to stay - work in the city during 1L summer and fall/spring 2L. That really would be enough of a tie to win over most of the more conservative employers.

stingray wrote:Hey, if you're still answering questions, what is it like navigating New Orleans? Is getting to school and around the city safely ever a problem? My wife and I have been to New Orleans for Saints games, but we've never traveled through any of the residential areas.


While most students stay within a 1 mile radius of campus, I live 3.5 miles away from campus (but I don't have to get on the interstate) and have been exposed to a lot more of the city on a day to day basis. Safety has never been an issue for me or anyone I know, and once you have been here for awhile, navigating will be second nature as the city is similar to a large circle - if you go in one direction long enough, you will run into a road you know. Also, I would highly suggest staying somewhere that would not require getting on the interstate, as traffic in the mornings and evenings on I-10 is ridiculous.

Let me know if there are any other questions.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby tuco » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:15 pm

Aberzombie, Thank you for your helpful information!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ect88 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:37 pm

Tulane 1L here (memos are due tomorrow, so naturally I'm checking out the TLS forums). Wanted to speak on this:

stingray wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Good luck Tulane applicants!

<----Tulane 3L

I'll answer questions when I can, assuming there are some.

Hey, if you're still answering questions, what is it like navigating New Orleans? Is getting to school and around the city safely ever a problem? My wife and I have been to New Orleans for Saints games, but we've never traveled through any of the residential areas.


I've never had a problem with safety. But you're in a city, so just have some common sense -- don't walk alone at 1AM down a dark street. Call a cab if you've had one too many down in the Quarter. Just be as smart as you would be in any other city.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mattviphky » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:43 pm

overall is it a nice city? would you be happy settling there after law school and raising a family?




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