2011-2012 Tulane

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sinisterkid
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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby sinisterkid » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:47 pm

Just withdrew. Good luck folks!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:07 pm

Californiagirl949 wrote:Has anyone thought about maybe establishing a facebook group for the Fall 2012 incoming class? Doesn't seem to be anything active as of now. May be a good way to get to know prospective fellow students :)


Someone should do this.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby alitoalitoalito » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:26 am

saw that people are meeting up friday for a bar night, but is anyone up for going out in the french quarter tomorrow (thursday night)? if so, PM me.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby PDaddy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:52 am

Dash41 wrote:Does anyone know how hard it is to defer for one year at Tulane? And if you do defer can you keep your scholarship? The bad part in my situation is I wouldn't know until late July whether I wanted to or not depending on a job offer.


Like many top schools, Tulane is deferral-friendly as long as you have a solid reason for waiting, such as an internship/externship, community service or job offer (such as with Teach for America, AmeriCorps or a firm), financial reason, religious reason (such as sabbatical), political reason, medical reasons/sick relative that you are caring for. You will not lose your scholly, if the experiences of past students are any indication.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby cass1230 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:42 pm

Tulane, if you're listening, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee show some signs of remembering me.


An acceptance will do the job :D

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ZeffKay » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:34 pm

Hopping on a plane to the ASW in a few hours! Let's hope I love it and they make me forget about the rankings

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby wightjm » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:39 pm

ZeffKay wrote:Hopping on a plane to the ASW in a few hours! Let's hope I love it and they make me forget about the rankings


Rah Delt!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby TheFailboat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:54 pm

pugilistjd wrote:
Californiagirl949 wrote:Has anyone thought about maybe establishing a facebook group for the Fall 2012 incoming class? Doesn't seem to be anything active as of now. May be a good way to get to know prospective fellow students :)


Someone should do this.


Done - it's a slow day at work.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/241876809241079/

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Californiagirl949 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Whooo hoooooo Justine!!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby TheFailboat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Californiagirl949 wrote:Whooo hoooooo Justine!!


I don't think Facebook could have made the group-creating process more annoying if they tried. Let's get some more people in here!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mss455 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:13 pm

TheFailboat wrote:
Californiagirl949 wrote:Whooo hoooooo Justine!!


I don't think Facebook could have made the group-creating process more annoying if they tried. Let's get some more people in here!



Just joined - how are you verifying "who's an admit" and who's not?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby TheFailboat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:41 pm

mss455 wrote:
TheFailboat wrote:
Californiagirl949 wrote:Whooo hoooooo Justine!!


I don't think Facebook could have made the group-creating process more annoying if they tried. Let's get some more people in here!



Just joined - how are you verifying "who's an admit" and who's not?


There's really no way to at this point. But if anyone starts trolling and/or posting about free iPads or making $3,407 a day from home, they shall be swiftly banned.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Dash41 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:20 pm

PDaddy wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Does anyone know how hard it is to defer for one year at Tulane? And if you do defer can you keep your scholarship? The bad part in my situation is I wouldn't know until late July whether I wanted to or not depending on a job offer.


Like many top schools, Tulane is deferral-friendly as long as you have a solid reason for waiting, such as an internship/externship, community service or job offer (such as with Teach for America, AmeriCorps or a firm), financial reason, religious reason (such as sabbatical), political reason, medical reasons/sick relative that you are caring for. You will not lose your scholly, if the experiences of past students are any indication.


I actually called them up after this and it seems like they would grant a deferral. They said I would go back in the scholarship pool, but said most students get similar scholarships. I would not want it to go down obviously though as I feel like that can greatly impact decision making process obviously. Hopefully it wouldn't. Maybe it would even go up?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:00 pm

TheFailboat wrote:
mss455 wrote:
TheFailboat wrote:
Californiagirl949 wrote:Whooo hoooooo Justine!!


I don't think Facebook could have made the group-creating process more annoying if they tried. Let's get some more people in here!



Just joined - how are you verifying "who's an admit" and who's not?


There's really no way to at this point. But if anyone starts trolling and/or posting about free iPads or making $3,407 a day from home, they shall be swiftly banned.

There might be an official page later. A lot of schools make them after deposits come in.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby TheFailboat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:10 pm

dextermorgan wrote:There might be an official page later. A lot of schools make them after deposits come in.


Well, curses. Maybe they'll take my overeagerness as a good thing.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:47 pm

TheFailboat wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:There might be an official page later. A lot of schools make them after deposits come in.


Well, curses. Maybe they'll take my overeagerness as a good thing.


Last year's class did the same thing! :D

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=152622

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby littleredlaw » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:28 am

Submitted my deposit yesterday...!

...joining facebook group :)

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ZeffKay » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:34 pm

wightjm wrote:
ZeffKay wrote:Hopping on a plane to the ASW in a few hours! Let's hope I love it and they make me forget about the rankings


Rah Delt!


Tcfp!

You here as well???

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby sdphill » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:47 pm

How was ASW?!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:22 pm

sdphill wrote:How was ASW?!


The ASW itself was okay. I didn't learn much more than I already knew about Tulane, but I learned a lot more about NOLA and was sad to leave. DC looked so sad and pathetic when I landed :(

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:15 pm

sdphill wrote:How was ASW?!

I was surprised at the number of older students I met. Overall I was impressed with the school and city. It has definitely bumped the school up on my list.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ckelly85 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:53 pm

sdphill wrote:How was ASW?!


It was pretty much the same as your write up.

Things I noticed while there:
campus is very well manicured
current students are friendly
new orleans looks like it is about to float away into the swamp/ocean
pj's iced coffee is pretty good
no real bike lanes off campus

Also, bar night was a good time! Drank LA beer, talked bad about Loyola (juuust kidding), and had an elderly drunk gentleman decide one of our party was his wife. More bar nights to come.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby sdphill » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:55 pm

ckelly85 wrote:
sdphill wrote:How was ASW?!

Things I noticed while there:

new orleans looks like it is about to float away into the swamp/ocean


It is.. lol

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby pugilistjd » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:05 am

ckelly85 wrote:Also, bar night was a good time! Drank LA beer, talked bad about Loyola (juuust kidding), and had an elderly drunk gentleman decide one of our party was his wife. More bar nights to come.


I do hope that gentleman found his wife, or at least figured out who she was and what she looked like...

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby B986 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:17 am

pugilistjd wrote:
sdphill wrote:How was ASW?!


The ASW itself was okay. I didn't learn much more than I already knew about Tulane, but I learned a lot more about NOLA and was sad to leave. DC looked so sad and pathetic when I landed :(


Agreed on this. Overall, I really liked the campus, and the current students I encountered were friendly and seemed bright. However, I found many of the speakers to be a bit dry (is anyone truly EXCITED and enthusiastic and absolutely IN LOVE with the school? If so, I'm not sure that came through), and the career info session was not all that impressive. A lot of the information was very vague and general, in my opinion. I do not doubt that half a dozen students from the past few graduating classes have landed some prestigious and/or unique jobs (as presented in the powerpoint); however, that is not all that reassuring for those of us weighing the actual career prospects out of Tulane. Other schools I have visited presented graphs and charts outlining this data, even if such figures were not overly impressive. I would have asked about these figures at the Q&A portion of the session if there had been time for one! I just did not get the impression that Tulane students are finding solid summer associate opportunities or abundant post-grad opportunities. I realize that is largely a product of the economy/job market, but it seemed like things were rougher for Tulane students than I've found of other law students at similarly ranked schools in cities with larger legal markets. It definitely did seem like Tulane does well placing students into local public interest jobs, but firm prospects and opportunities outside the region seemed less than promising. One current student (a 3L) told me that almost all of the firms who come for OCI are LA firms. He also told me that opportunities outside of the southeastern US, Texas, and California (?) are few and far between. I have no idea if this is correct information, but it bummed me out a little nonetheless.

This is just my takeaway feeling from ASD. Please feel free to offer any additional perspectives on the career situation or anything else!




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