U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

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adora
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U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby adora » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:48 pm

U. of Nebraska - full tuition scholarship...(this does not include books and fees.)
Cost of attending will be roughly $15,000/year.

Lewis & Clark - half tuition scholarship.
Cost of attending will be roughly $30,000/year (could be a bit more).

U. of Colorado - haven't yet been accepted, and probably won't be...but if I am, it will be very tempting. Unlikely to get a scholarship.
Cost of attending will be about $49,000 for first year, $40,000 for second and third.

Don't know if this is relevant, but numbers are 164/3.15.

I know that people will ask where I'd like to live. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy in any of these places. I currently live in Lincoln and love it. But I've lived in NE my entire life and it may be nice to get out for a while. I love CO (especially Boulder) and think I'd like Portland (I'm visiting in March; we'll see).

Anyway...I'm interested in environmental and animal rights law. But I'm really excited to take in everything I can...I may find myself very interested in other stuff...I'm going into this with a very open mind.

I know this is subjective and that I'll need to make this decision for myself, but I'd appreciate any insight. I'm especially concerned about debt.

Also, if I could negotiate up the scholarship at L&C, that may help. If anyone has any info on how likely/how much they'd be willing to offer, I'd really appreciate it.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby Kretzy » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:55 pm

Colorado owns the Denver market and places pretty well throughout the mountain west. It's going to be the most mobile of these three options, but it's still going to be a pretty regional degree.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Well, Colorado has more reach to Nebraska than Nebraska has reach to Colorado. However, that full ride is awfully tempting. As a generally risk averse person, I'd take the full ride. Law school should only be a "vacation" if you want to live where it will take you. I'm not saying anything new or interesting, though :).

I personally have Colorado-Boulder as one of my better choices, depending on scholarship, and I love the area, so I can see wanting to go there. Portland is amazing in every way but the cloudiness....

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby smalltown » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:51 pm

In the interest of full disclosure, I go to CU and went there for undergrad as well. But I can't say enough about how pleasant the people are at the school - students, faculty, staff - all of them. The academics are challenging, but the professors are very helpful. The students are also intelligent, which creates a challenging atmosphere, but it's not a excessively competitive atmosphere. Our graduates do place well in Denver, but there is a wealth of opportunities for CU if you want to work outside the Denver-Boulder area. The competition decreases quite a bit outside the metro area, and CU's name carries a lot of weight.

Quality of life can't really be beat either. The school is less than a mile from the mountains, and it's sunny pretty much every day. Can't say that about Lewis and Clark. For six months, Oregon's weather is great. For the other six, it's dismal. Portland is also a very tight legal market. Knowing someone who is searching for jobs there and went to school in the state, it is not an easy place to find quality legal employment. She is having relative success, but she is very accomplished. There are three law schools in that state, and most grads want to work in Portland, along with others around the country.

As for Nebraska, I could never in good conscience advocate for anyone to be a Husker without throwing up in my mouth a little. But it sounds like you like Lincoln.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby Slimpee » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:56 pm

I didn't apply to U of Colorado simply because I don't think i'd get anything done besides skiing and mountain biking. God save me if I bring a Jeep!

But it would be a fantastic choice.

That said, a full-ride at Nebraska would be pretty hard to pass up!

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby twopoodles » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:27 pm

I am in a somewhat similiar position and am 99% sure I'll be going with UNL. Pretty much all of the schools I could get into are going to be regional and I figure if the worst case scenario happens and I can't find a decent paying job, I will still have made a good decision because I won't be 100,000 in debt over it. So, come to Lincoln with me. Lets raise their numbers and maybe by the time we graduate it will be ranked T50! :D haha

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby BiteyTLS » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:42 pm

After the T30, rankings matter relatively little. They are all TTTs. Just take the full ride and be happy that you have no debt.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby mhd08 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:54 pm

BiteyTLS wrote:After the T30, rankings matter relatively little. They are all TTTs. Just take the full ride and be happy that you have no debt.



Colorado is a top 50 school... isn't top 50 Tier 1, 50-100 TT, and so on?

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby booboo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:57 pm

BiteyTLS wrote:After the T30, rankings matter relatively little. They are all TTTs. Just take the full ride and be happy that you have no debt.


Poster was being a bit mean. Lol.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby adora » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Just got into Colorado!

This is going to make things hard. Really wasn't expecting it.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby mhd08 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:22 am

adora wrote:Just got into Colorado!

This is going to make things hard. Really wasn't expecting it.



That's awesome, congrats! I'm really hoping to get accepted to Colorado and L&C. Do you mind sharing your numbers?

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby Bikeflip » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:37 pm

mhd08 wrote:
adora wrote:Just got into Colorado!

This is going to make things hard. Really wasn't expecting it.



That's awesome, congrats! I'm really hoping to get accepted to Colorado and L&C. Do you mind sharing your numbers?

Read OP again.

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby adora » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:12 am

19K from CU! That's where I'll be headed next fall. It's going to be weird not sending my seat deposit to UNL, but I can't wait to move to Boulder!

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Re: U. of Nebraska vs. Lewis & Clark vs. U. of Colorado

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:13 pm

BiteyTLS wrote:After the T30, rankings matter relatively little. They are all TTTs. Just take the full ride and be happy that you have no debt.


After the T14 this is the case, possibly T20 but this is a stretch. Oh...you are a snobby troll that contributed little to the thread you say? Gotcha.




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