2011-2012 Tulane

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:42 pm

PrincetonLaw wrote:My question was about sections not scholarships. Im not concerned with section-stacking. I like the concept of sections and having the same classes with the same students. I'm a bit surprised they don't have sections.


Here's my source for what its worth:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=97760&start=575

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby PrincetonLaw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:26 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
PrincetonLaw wrote:
pugilistjd wrote:
Dash41 wrote:I just got back my December LSAT score and it was a 167. Was hoping to receive a fee waiver from Tulane because it's one of my top choices. I also want to apply ASAP but would like the fee waiver. I emailed admissions and they said they run the CRS searches weekly. Would a 3.47 167 get a fee waiver normally?

Also, can anyone comment on the sports law progra? How it is? And you're ability to interact with a Gabe Feldman for example.


Check out LSN. I saw some folks with your numbers who received fee waivers, but I'm not sure if applying later in the cycle makes a difference; for scholarships, sure, but for fee waivers, I doubt it. You will probably have to solicit them.

Aberzombie, if you're still reading this thread, was your section stacked with other students with scholarships or was it mixed? Nevermind, I forgot Tulane doesn't have sections!


Tulane doesn't have sections? Not sure how I didn't notice that. My understanding has always been that most schools have sections. Is this not the case?


Over 80% of Tulane's students are on some form of scholarship. As a result, the vast majority of people in any set of classes will be on some form of scholarship. So in theory, it would impossible for Tulane to section stack - especially since students now only have to be in the top ~80% to keep their scholarships.


As a current student how do you think not having a section affects the student body? I imagine it also makes it more difficult to create study groups and share outlines, if that ever occurs.

Edit: post fail. apologies Aberzombie
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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Hm...I think I was misquoted.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby PrincetonLaw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:03 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Hm...I think I was misquoted.


Sorry about that. I was distracted with work stuff and experienced a posting fail. This question is directed to you:

As a current student how do you think not having a section affects the student body? I imagine it also makes it more difficult to create study groups and share outlines, if that ever occurs.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Dash41 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:46 pm

Well I don't think I'm getting a fee waiver which is disappointing. Guess I'm going to just have to submit it now and pay the 60 dollars.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Dash41 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:58 pm

Well I just applied. Really hoping I can get in and with a good scholarship. I love the sports law program for what I want to do.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mattviphky » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:21 pm

I was pretty pumped about Tulane when I applied, but now that I'm being realistic and wanting to have a future career in Illinois, I just don't know if Tulane is the right fit for me. Oh well, wait for my cycle to finish then i'll decide

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby GeauxTigers7 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:08 pm

If I get into Tulane, it would be my top choice out of all of the schools I applied to. But then again, I am pretty sure that I want to practice in Louisiana. We will see what happens though.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:13 pm

GeauxTigers7 wrote:If I get into Tulane, it would be my top choice out of all of the schools I applied to. But then again, I am pretty sure that I want to practice in Louisiana. We will see what happens though.


Are you a Louisiana resident? If so, why not LSU?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby GeauxTigers7 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:20 pm

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love LSU, it's where I went for undergrad, but I'm kinda ready for a change at this point. I have been living in BR for the past 6 years and I'm not a huge fan. Plus Tulane is obviously ranked higher and considered a better school. But at the same time, I've already been accepted to LSU and the tuition is much much much cheaper than Tulane. Right now I think I want to practice in Louisiana, but I am not 100% sure, so I guess that is why Tulane is my #1 choice right now (If I'm accepted).

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 pm

mattviphky wrote:I was pretty pumped about Tulane when I applied, but now that I'm being realistic and wanting to have a future career in Illinois, I just don't know if Tulane is the right fit for me. Oh well, wait for my cycle to finish then i'll decide


I don't care where I practice. I'd like to live in New Orleans though.

I did call Tulane the other day. They said that they won't change your status until your decision is rendered and that it isn't any indication of where your application is.

Hope that alleviates people.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby GeauxTigers7 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:30 pm

New Orleans is awesome and I would love to live there as well. But thanks for the update on the status of the applications Gail.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby tooswolle » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:04 am

Gail wrote:
mattviphky wrote:I was pretty pumped about Tulane when I applied, but now that I'm being realistic and wanting to have a future career in Illinois, I just don't know if Tulane is the right fit for me. Oh well, wait for my cycle to finish then i'll decide


I don't care where I practice. I'd like to live in New Orleans though.

I did call Tulane the other day. They said that they won't change your status until your decision is rendered and that it isn't any indication of where your application is.

Hope that alleviates people.


Thanks for the heads up, I was complete in mid October and haven't heard a thing...thought that was a bad sign. Guess its not a sign at all.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby vbc515 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:28 pm

got my acceptance package in the mail today. $30k/yr with a 3.0 stip.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ect88 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:13 pm

PrincetonLaw wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Hm...I think I was misquoted.


Sorry about that. I was distracted with work stuff and experienced a posting fail. This question is directed to you:

As a current student how do you think not having a section affects the student body? I imagine it also makes it more difficult to create study groups and share outlines, if that ever occurs.


Not directed to me, but I'll give my unsolicited opinion anyway:

I think, if anything, it affects the student body positively. We aren't in sections, but there's a lot of overlap with who's in your classes. Most people I have 3 out of my 4 doctrinal classes with. This leaves some room for people in your classes you maybe wouldn't otherwise see. Most people who form study groups form different ones based on each specific class, not one group for all classes. It gives you a chance to be exposed to different people and their ways of thinking.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gail » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:46 pm

vbc515 wrote:got my acceptance package in the mail today. $30k/yr with a 3.0 stip.


congratulations! :) .

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby buchy2009 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:12 pm

ect88 wrote:
PrincetonLaw wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Hm...I think I was misquoted.


Sorry about that. I was distracted with work stuff and experienced a posting fail. This question is directed to you:

As a current student how do you think not having a section affects the student body? I imagine it also makes it more difficult to create study groups and share outlines, if that ever occurs.


Not directed to me, but I'll give my unsolicited opinion anyway:

I think, if anything, it affects the student body positively. We aren't in sections, but there's a lot of overlap with who's in your classes. Most people I have 3 out of my 4 doctrinal classes with. This leaves some room for people in your classes you maybe wouldn't otherwise see. Most people who form study groups form different ones based on each specific class, not one group for all classes. It gives you a chance to be exposed to different people and their ways of thinking.


I actually did the opposite and found the 4 or 5 people that had the same schedule I had and studied with them for all of my classes for efficiency sake so that is still possible if you want to study with the same group. Also, building on Mr. Brad Pitt's insight, I think the lack of sections contributes to a less competitive atmosphere because students aren't competing for grades within one group of people.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Dash41 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:31 pm

vbc515 wrote:got my acceptance package in the mail today. $30k/yr with a 3.0 stip.


Numbers?

Also, I sent in my application on Thursday and still haven't gotten an e-mail acknowledging my application yet. Does Tulane take longer than other schools for that? I know I'm being impatient.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ZeffKay » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:10 pm

Got my letter a week or so back! $25/yr at 3.0. I am now seriously considering Tulane and the Sports Law programs. Any insights?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gail » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:11 pm

Wow. Still nothing.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby twirlygirl » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:02 pm

accepted this morning via e-mail, so excited!!

Complete since about 12/13

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gail » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:07 pm

They can't even reject me in a timely fashion. Ridiculous.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby buchy2009 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:18 pm

ZeffKay wrote:Got my letter a week or so back! $25/yr at 3.0. I am now seriously considering Tulane and the Sports Law programs. Any insights?


From my experience thus far, it seems that significantly more people are interested in and study sports law than actually get any type of sports law job. My impression is, similar to entertainment law prospects, that its a tough nut to crack. So if you're only interested in Tulane for sports law and are debating between Tulane and a higher ranked school, I might pick the higher ranked school. However, if you like Tulane for other reasons and the sports law program is one of many advantages that you value, Tulane is a unique law school in a great city and I would encourage you to matriculate here.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mattviphky » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:30 pm

Gail wrote:Wow. Still nothing.


still with you, Gail.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:06 pm

buchy2009 wrote:From my experience thus far, it seems that significantly more people are interested in and study sports law than actually get any type of sports law job. My impression is, similar to entertainment law prospects, that its a tough nut to crack. So if you're only interested in Tulane for sports law and are debating between Tulane and a higher ranked school, I might pick the higher ranked school. However, if you like Tulane for other reasons and the sports law program is one of many advantages that you value, Tulane is a unique law school in a great city and I would encourage you to matriculate here.


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