2011-2012 Tulane

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:39 pm

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.

Sounds like a good time, wish I could have been there. I ended up getting tied up Friday night.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:48 pm

B986 wrote:
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!

I think that they got across the "Don't come here if you only want biglaw" message pretty well. There seems to be a big focus on public interest, which surprised me coming from a private school. I agree that most of the speakers didn't really say anything you couldn't gleam from the website. I loved Professor Hoeffel's presentation. She seemed very honest with her answers, even if they wouldn't be popular with the admissions office.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby B986 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:53 pm

Question: did we have to have a Tulane Law rep sign our reimbursement sheet while we were at ASW? Or is that for their purposes once you mail in the form? I hope it's the latter, since I didn't have anyone sign it. Need that moola!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mxmatt137 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:43 pm

B986 wrote:Question: did we have to have a Tulane Law rep sign our reimbursement sheet while we were at ASW? Or is that for their purposes once you mail in the form? I hope it's the latter, since I didn't have anyone sign it. Need that moola!


I emailed them asking the same question. They said no, a representative would sign the form once they receive your letter and the attached receipts.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby B986 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:45 pm

mxmatt137 wrote:
B986 wrote:Question: did we have to have a Tulane Law rep sign our reimbursement sheet while we were at ASW? Or is that for their purposes once you mail in the form? I hope it's the latter, since I didn't have anyone sign it. Need that moola!


I emailed them asking the same question. They said no, a representative would sign the form once they receive your letter and the attached receipts.


Phew! Was worried I was screwed since I ducked out early. Thanks for confirming.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby parebare23 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:11 pm

IN tody via email!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby sdphill » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:17 pm

parebare23 wrote:IN tody via email!


Congrats! I will be withdrawing by the end of this week.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gavel » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:23 pm

Just sent a LOCI. ahh hope i get off the WL.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby sdphill » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:02 pm

Withdrawn... Hopefully my seat is given to one of you guys on the WL...

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby kotorin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:04 pm

2nd complete today... most possibly I won't attend Tulane even if I am admitted but the long wait is still such a suffering

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby wightjm » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:08 pm

is two completes normal?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby cass1230 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:24 am

got my first complete in January, second 3/12...no movement since, tomorrow will mark 10 weeks

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby mxmatt137 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:37 am

Withdrew today. This was the first school I have withdrawn from and actually felt a little sad. After visiting for the first ASW I was really impressed by Tulane. Unfortunately the offer they made would be a bit too expensive for my liking. Good luck to everyone who hasnt heard back yet, and congratulations to those that were accepted!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby jlz111 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:10 pm

Just got my 2nd complete after a 2/9 initial complete.. Any word on 2nd batch of completes?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ashjones » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:39 pm

I went complete first on 1/6, then complete again on 3/14. I haven't heard anything back. I called today and they said they hoped to have a decision to me in the next week or two. Hope that helps!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby ZeffKay » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:39 pm

Committed and paid today!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gavel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:12 am

just booked my flight to New Orleans. scheduled the 9AM tour on the 10th. currently looking for hotels. still on the WL.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby gilliansaltz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Gavel wrote:just booked my flight to New Orleans. scheduled the 9AM tour on the 10th. currently looking for hotels. still on the WL.


I went through the schools website and got a room at the Hyatt for $92 a night. What day are you arriving?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gavel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:56 pm

gilliansaltz wrote:
Gavel wrote:just booked my flight to New Orleans. scheduled the 9AM tour on the 10th. currently looking for hotels. still on the WL.


I went through the schools website and got a room at the Hyatt for $92 a night. What day are you arriving?



im coming in on the 9th leaving on the 11th. i haven't booked a hotel yet. looking at the lafayette. comes to around 120 for both nights. how about you?

are you taking the same tour?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby imbored25 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:23 pm

in w/20k. thinking about taking a tour soon

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby gilliansaltz » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:31 pm

Gavel wrote:
gilliansaltz wrote:
Gavel wrote:just booked my flight to New Orleans. scheduled the 9AM tour on the 10th. currently looking for hotels. still on the WL.


I went through the schools website and got a room at the Hyatt for $92 a night. What day are you arriving?



im coming in on the 9th leaving on the 11th. i haven't booked a hotel yet. looking at the lafayette. comes to around 120 for both nights. how about you?

are you taking the same tour?


Taking a tour on the 9th and leaving on the 10th. yeah lafayette looked good too!

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby jlz111 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:45 am

10g's a year with 3.0 stip. Just got the acceptance.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gavel » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:41 pm

just took the tour today. the tour itself wasn't anything special. The law school is one building anyways. what you want to do is talk to a bunch of different students. I was at the school from 9 to 5. I spent all day talking to professors, faculty and students (from all years). I also sat in on a class, walked all around campus and the neighborhood, visited the business school as well. I really liked everything. The students were especially friendly. loved the atmosphere. Still on the WL but will definitely go if I end up getting accepted.

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby brookieanne » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:48 pm

Did you get a chance to talk to the dean?

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Re: 2011-2012 Tulane

Postby Gavel » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:42 am

brookieanne wrote:Did you get a chance to talk to the dean?


i did, but not for long.




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