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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby anniesaysrelax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:43 pm

JessicaTiger wrote:
twintipping_bumps wrote:
anniesaysrelax wrote:In at Tulane today via email! I'm a current Tulane undergrad, so if you guys have questions about the area or anything, I'll try to answer with what I know. I'm just sad that I left for 3 weeks this morning and won't get my packet until I get back. Numbers in profile/LSN.


I was just looking at the Tulane Website, and the Goldring Tennis Facility looks really great. Are you familiar with the tennis community in the area at all? And how difficult is it to find a nice apartment within short walking distance of the Law School?


I'm not too sure of the housing market, but one thing you need to be careful of is walking in general. Some areas are really nice (and during the day most areas are fine), but you really don't want to go walking distances through uptown NOLA at night. Plan on having a car. One thing that is a consolation though (as the parking tag at Tulane is really expensive), if you get a ticket everyday for parking on the street (about $18), it will still be cheaper than buying a Tulane tag :lol:


There are some nice tennis facilities, but keep in mind that we now have our tennis team back after their post-Katrina hiatus, and those are the courts that they use, meaning they get preference. They are available for people to reserve though during certain hours, and that can be done in one hour blocks. When I worked at the rec center it was mostly older people who were reserving them, but there are some students I know who play recreationally. Tulane has a club tennis team, so I'm sure you could meet fellow players through that.

There is plenty of off-campus housing, as Tulane is located in a residential area. You have to be careful, as New Orleans is such a checker board city in terms of good blocks vs bad, but there are plenty of nice houses. Singles can be pretty expensive, but even having a place with just one roommate can decrease your costs significantly. I would recommend getting a bike, and with that you really shouldn't have much trouble getting around day-to-day, except for when the sky decides to start falling in a New Orleans style monsoon.

As far as parking on-campus, it's not really worth it if you live close or even relatively close. A parking pass is $575 for the year, and the only reason I have one is because I live on campus and needed somewhere to keep my car. If you are driving from home to the law school, the walk from the garage to Weinmann is just as far as many people would walk from home, or at least far enough that it wouldn't be worth it just to park there. And yes, just like any city, walking at night can be a bit scary, but biking is always an option, as are some of the safe ride options Tulane offers for late night travel if you live close enough.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby BearDownChicago » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:50 pm

MSUPHL wrote:ugh one of my top choices with its relatively good national reputation as well as huge jewish population. Went complete 11/4...163 3.6 so right on border.



woah woah woah.. huge jewish population? im just getting out of business school with a lot of menches. are there a lot of them at tulane?

jewish people make me nervous

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby anniesaysrelax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:52 pm

One of the best things about Tulane is that we get Christian, Jewish, and pagan(if you count Mardi Gras :)) holidays off!

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:53 pm

theres a reason it is often referred to as Jewlane

i think they get a lot of the Florida jewish population going there

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby nianlong » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:01 pm

Who gives a shit? If you have a problem with anybody just because they're Jewish or of any other any particular category, you don't need to come to Tulane. You wouldn't fit in...

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:08 pm

nianlong wrote:Who gives a shit?


This guy

BearDownChicago wrote:jewish people make me nervous



nianlong wrote:If you have a problem with anybody just because they're Jewish or of any other any particular category, you don't need to come to Tulane. You wouldn't fit in...



i believe thats why he asked


*Disclaimer: I am Jewish

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby nianlong » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:13 pm

I was partially referring to that guy and thought you were jumping on his bandwagon. But yeah, there is a large Jewish population.

To the other posters, you don't have to have a car. I live close to campus and bike back and forth. Rain causes a problem every now and then, and it might be a pain buying groceries without a car.

Though New Orleans isn't the safest place in the world, the area around Tulane is very nice. You can walk around in the day time without a problem, but as in any major city you should be alert when walking around by yourself at night.

And I think the Tennis team has their own courts, actually. The ones by the rec center are open to the rest of the student body, as far as I can tell.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby BriaTharen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:28 pm

To the other posters, you don't have to have a car. I live close to campus and bike back and forth. Rain causes a problem every now and then, and it might be a pain buying groceries without a car.

Though New Orleans isn't the safest place in the world, the area around Tulane is very nice. You can walk around in the day time without a problem, but as in any major city you should be alert when walking around by yourself at night.


While I agree with you in some respect, having lived there for 18 years, I stand by my statement that a car is strongly encouraged. The area around Tulane is nice, but it is less than 1/2 a mile to areas that are not very nice. And many a times, the reasons why the areas are not nice (crime/mugging) can spill over. I love the city and I love the area, but better safe than sorry.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby nianlong » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:29 pm

No, I agree. A car would be good to have. What I mean is you won't need to drive very much at all if you live near campus. Many law students bike to campus for the day. I love doing that and even bike home for lunch most days. But a car would be useful for running errands and getting to other parts of the city for sure.

Actually, I live several blocks from campus probably in the area that would be considered not so nice. And I don't usually walk around in this neighborhood alone at night, but I haven't heard of any muggings or anything like that happening around here in the daytime. Everybody walks around during normal hours. Driving everywhere during the day time just to be on the safe side is certainly overkill in this part of town.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby anniesaysrelax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:30 pm

nianlong wrote:And I think the Tennis team has their own courts, actually. The ones by the rec center are open to the rest of the student body, as far as I can tell.


There are two sets. The two courts in front of Reily, and then the Goldring ones are the nice ones in the back by the athletics building. The ones out front are open all the time, but the Goldring ones are much nicer and used by the tennis team. Not that it really matters all that much, haha.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby Cara » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:03 am

theres a reason it is often referred to as Jewlane

i think they get a lot of the Florida jewish population going there


From what I have heard a lot of tri-state area people who don't make the cut at the T14 or the better NYC schools end up at Tulane. I imagine that includes a fair proportion of people of the Jewish persuasion.

Tulane is supposed to have a national reputation that belies its lowly ranking and makes it easier for them to go home and get NYC area jobs. Whether that's still true ITE or indeed ever was true I don't know.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby BriaTharen » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:19 am

nianlong wrote:No, I agree. A car would be good to have. What I mean is you won't need to drive very much at all if you live near campus. Many law students bike to campus for the day. I love doing that and even bike home for lunch most days. But a car would be useful for running errands and getting to other parts of the city for sure.

Actually, I live several blocks from campus probably in the area that would be considered not so nice. And I don't usually walk around in this neighborhood alone at night, but I haven't heard of any muggings or anything like that happening around here in the daytime. Everybody walks around during normal hours. Driving everywhere during the day time just to be on the safe side is certainly overkill in this part of town.


You're right- except for the projects, you are completely okay during the day.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby TonyDigital » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:24 pm

I've been accepted to U of Houston and am anxiously awaiting to hear from Tulane. I'm thinking my numbers have me in with maybe a little bit of a scholarship. I can see myself planting roots in Houston but I'm open to other cities in the South. Here's the question:

Would any of you pick Tulane over UH for jobs in Houston?

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby 02092010 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:01 pm

TonyDigital wrote:I've been accepted to U of Houston and am anxiously awaiting to hear from Tulane. I'm thinking my numbers have me in with maybe a little bit of a scholarship. I can see myself planting roots in Houston but I'm open to other cities in the South. Here's the question:

Would any of you pick Tulane over UH for jobs in Houston?


I applied to both schools as well, but have yet to hear back from either of them yet. Houston has a huge job market so that is a defiinite plus. While I think that Tulane is a little more prestigous nationally, I think that UH grads have stellar job prospects, if you like houston.

Just curious, what were your numbers?

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby TonyDigital » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:36 pm

tallywhacker wrote:
TonyDigital wrote:I've been accepted to U of Houston and am anxiously awaiting to hear from Tulane. I'm thinking my numbers have me in with maybe a little bit of a scholarship. I can see myself planting roots in Houston but I'm open to other cities in the South. Here's the question:

Would any of you pick Tulane over UH for jobs in Houston?


I applied to both schools as well, but have yet to hear back from either of them yet. Houston has a huge job market so that is a defiinite plus. While I think that Tulane is a little more prestigous nationally, I think that UH grads have stellar job prospects, if you like houston.

Just curious, what were your numbers?


3.62/162. Since you might be in the same boat as me, let's say you get accepted to both UH and Tulane and wanted to work in Houston. Which would you pick?

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby 02092010 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:47 pm

TonyDigital wrote:
tallywhacker wrote:
TonyDigital wrote:I've been accepted to U of Houston and am anxiously awaiting to hear from Tulane. I'm thinking my numbers have me in with maybe a little bit of a scholarship. I can see myself planting roots in Houston but I'm open to other cities in the South. Here's the question:

Would any of you pick Tulane over UH for jobs in Houston?


I applied to both schools as well, but have yet to hear back from either of them yet. Houston has a huge job market so that is a defiinite plus. While I think that Tulane is a little more prestigous nationally, I think that UH grads have stellar job prospects, if you like houston.

Just curious, what were your numbers?


3.62/162. Since you might be in the same boat as me, let's say you get accepted to both UH and Tulane and wanted to work in Houston. Which would you pick?



Well I'm an undergrad in a Texas University, in essence I dont really know shit. But for what it is worth I have talked to two or three lawyers. One from Dallas, one from Waco, and one from Houston. The general consensus is that if you want to do Corporate/Oil law then you go to UH because the companies there hire significantly from within Houston. I lived near Houston for a couple of years, UH campus is nice, but outside the city is just kind of dirty all the time, and the humidity is literally 100 percent almost every day. That would be the only real reason that I wouldn't be interested in attending school/working there. Point being, from what I have heard, if you want to work in Houston you would be best served by attending UH, but like I said earlier, I think that Tulane has a little more legitimacy nationally.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby twintipping_bumps » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:33 pm

Is NO really that dangerous? When I read some of the responses, it seemed likely safety was a daily concern, and I don't want that. I didn't even apply to USC b/c, although people said it is protected, I didn't want to have to worry about those things. I was feeling good about Tulane, but now I'm not sure. Can't you live in an area close enough to school where you don't have to worry about safety on a daily basis.

I just got a 30k a year scholarship offer from Tulane. And people up north seem to think it's a real cool school. Since my business, Film, has alot to do with image, that goes a long way, and I kind of want to make it work, but I don't want to have to worry about my safety.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:55 pm

twintipping_bumps wrote:Is NO really that dangerous? When I read some of the responses, it seemed likely safety was a daily concern, and I don't want that. I didn't even apply to USC b/c, although people said it is protected, I didn't want to have to worry about those things. I was feeling good about Tulane, but now I'm not sure. Can't you live in an area close enough to school where you don't have to worry about safety on a daily basis.

I just got a 30k a year scholarship offer from Tulane. And people up north seem to think it's a real cool school. Since my business, Film, has alot to do with image, that goes a long way, and I kind of want to make it work, but I don't want to have to worry about my safety.


Honestly, NO is fine. But just like any city, you need to use street smarts. It isn't safe to go walking around by yourself on non-major streets at night. The Tulane area is beautiful and very safe during the day. There are also several good bars and restaurants that are a short drive away that are heavily populated and rarely have parking issues.

If Tulane is where you want to go, then go. NO really isn't so bad that you should sacrifice going to the school you want due to safety concerns. All you need to do is, like I said earlier, use your head.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby superflush » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:05 pm

Bustang wrote:
fulkersonr1 wrote:I don't think it could hurt any to send a why Tulane? I wrote one and think that it def. helped my app. I don't know this for sure but I think it helped me to get a quick acceptance and scholly.


question 37(b) requires that you submit an "essay" explaining your reason for applying to Tulane.


Yes, 37B asks: "In your own words, please tell us why you are interested in attending Tulane Law School. Electronically attach
your statement." ... I sent in my application a few days ago, but must have overlooked this. Kind of an odd requirement. For those who have already completed their applications, how did you attack this?? Also, what did you go for with length of this statement?

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby twintipping_bumps » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:29 pm

superflush wrote:
Bustang wrote:
fulkersonr1 wrote:I don't think it could hurt any to send a why Tulane? I wrote one and think that it def. helped my app. I don't know this for sure but I think it helped me to get a quick acceptance and scholly.


question 37(b) requires that you submit an "essay" explaining your reason for applying to Tulane.


Yes, 37B asks: "In your own words, please tell us why you are interested in attending Tulane Law School. Electronically attach
your statement." ... I sent in my application a few days ago, but must have overlooked this. Kind of an odd requirement. For those who have already completed their applications, how did you attack this?? Also, what did you go for with length of this statement?


I wrote about 2/3rds of a page and explained the aspects of Tulane and New Orleans that are attractive to me given my interests and background.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby chrisokc » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:37 pm

superflush wrote:
Bustang wrote:
fulkersonr1 wrote:I don't think it could hurt any to send a why Tulane? I wrote one and think that it def. helped my app. I don't know this for sure but I think it helped me to get a quick acceptance and scholly.


question 37(b) requires that you submit an "essay" explaining your reason for applying to Tulane.


Yes, 37B asks: "In your own words, please tell us why you are interested in attending Tulane Law School. Electronically attach
your statement." ... I sent in my application a few days ago, but must have overlooked this. Kind of an odd requirement. For those who have already completed their applications, how did you attack this?? Also, what did you go for with length of this statement?

I wrote two short paragraphs about what I knew of New Orleans. I don't think it's anything to worry about.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby fulkersonr1 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:12 pm

chrisokc wrote:
superflush wrote:
Bustang wrote:
fulkersonr1 wrote:I don't think it could hurt any to send a why Tulane? I wrote one and think that it def. helped my app. I don't know this for sure but I think it helped me to get a quick acceptance and scholly.


question 37(b) requires that you submit an "essay" explaining your reason for applying to Tulane.


Yes, 37B asks: "In your own words, please tell us why you are interested in attending Tulane Law School. Electronically attach
your statement." ... I sent in my application a few days ago, but must have overlooked this. Kind of an odd requirement. For those who have already completed their applications, how did you attack this?? Also, what did you go for with length of this statement?

I wrote two short paragraphs about what I knew of New Orleans. I don't think it's anything to worry about.



I wrote a separate one page essay on how I liked Tulane's international law program and how that fit well with my background. Also spoke of Tulane's emphasis on pro bono work. I think just talk about something in the law program that interests you or something about NOLA that makes Tulane a good fit and you will be fine. I think 1/2 page to 1 page would be the best length.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby twintipping_bumps » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:38 pm

I am looking around at places to live in NO right now, some preliminary research. Do many people live in the Garden District or French Quarter? I plan to bring a car but bicycle on a daily basis. Are there nice bike routes between these two areas of the city and campus? What are the particular areas to avoid? I would prefer to live in more of community type building (pool, etc.) rather than a small house, and it looks like there are some places like that around the French Quarter and Garden District.

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby superflush » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:56 pm

fulkersonr1 wrote:Also got $20k Dean's Scholarship. Happy to have received good scholly but still a pretty expensive option. Definitely plan on going to ASW.


Did they tell you the dates already?

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Re: Tulane 2010

Postby anothernancydrew » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:33 pm

superflush wrote:
Bustang wrote:
fulkersonr1 wrote:I don't think it could hurt any to send a why Tulane? I wrote one and think that it def. helped my app. I don't know this for sure but I think it helped me to get a quick acceptance and scholly.


question 37(b) requires that you submit an "essay" explaining your reason for applying to Tulane.


Yes, 37B asks: "In your own words, please tell us why you are interested in attending Tulane Law School. Electronically attach
your statement." ... I sent in my application a few days ago, but must have overlooked this. Kind of an odd requirement. For those who have already completed their applications, how did you attack this?? Also, what did you go for with length of this statement?


Mine was a bit more substantial than most (I imagine), but I live in New Orleans and work with quite a few Tulane grads, so I had more to work with. Double spaced, 12 font, it came out a bit shy of 2 pages. Wrote about program that drew me to Tulane and some reasons I'd like to stay in New Orleans.




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