Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

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Illijah
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Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby Illijah » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:21 pm

In today's economy I feel that this is a very important question and one that alot of us are asking ourselves. Which schools are worth the sticker price when it comes to future job opportunities and placing you in a position where you can pay it back?

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General Tso
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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby General Tso » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:25 pm

For me the question is not "sticker" but debt load. I say any T1 is worth sticker if (a) really want to be lawyer (b) less than 100k debt will be needed.

To me only the T20 are worth going above 100k debt for.

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby Kiersten1985 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:26 pm

swheat wrote:For me the question is not "sticker" but debt load. I say any T1 is worth sticker if (a) really want to be lawyer (b) less than 100k debt will be needed.

To me only the T20 are worth going above 100k debt for.


Also depends on what kind of law you want to go into. If you're not going into for the money, you should keep debt to a minimum.

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:27 pm

TLS wrote:HYS


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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby General Tso » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:29 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
TLS wrote:HYS


/thread


wuts HYS wuts / thread mean? u R cool

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby Illijah » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:30 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
TLS wrote:HYS


/thread


So Columbia is not worth the money?

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby General Tso » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:30 pm

Illijah wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
TLS wrote:HYS


/thread


So Columbia is not worth the money?


He is being asinine...ignore him

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby saltoftheearth » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:33 pm

a person with low t3 numbers: "hys"

a person with low t6 numbers: "hysccn"

a person with low t10... etc. etc.

Edit:
most people: "all the schools that I cannot get into"

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby avacado111 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:35 pm

uva :D

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby stratocophic » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:36 pm

swheat wrote:
Illijah wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:
TLS wrote:HYS


/thread


So Columbia is not worth the money?


He is being asinine...ignore him


Preeeetty sure sf is predicting the outcome of this thread's cycle

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby Rand M. » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:40 pm

I think the answer is somewhere between HYSCC (here for me) and NMVPB. Most of the T18 (maybe 25) could be justified by some.

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby whuts4lunch » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:45 pm

It is going to vary based on an individual's alternatives. If you make 150k a year in your current job, there is a good chance that it is not worth paying for anything outside of HYS. If you have $$ to NYU, then paying sticker at Columbia wouldn't make sense. If your options are Boalt at full price, UC Hastings with 10k/year, or working at Walmart, then it makes sense to pay for Boalt. However, if it is Boalt at full price versus a full ride at USC, then I would say take the scholarship.

As someone who will likely not see a single T14 acceptance, I would gladly pay 80k/year (just for the sake of the hypothetical) for Harvard Law in lieu of a scholarship at a low-mid T1.

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby cubswin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Rand M. wrote:I think the answer is somewhere between HYSCC (here for me) and NMVPB. Most of the T18 (maybe 25) could be justified by some.


In-state sticker is worth it at UIUC, in a lot of cases. The sticker price is pretty low.

Out of the super expensive law schools in the top 10, paying sticker for anything higher than CCN would give me pause. Not to say I absolutely wouldn't do it, but no one can really predict how well they are going to do in law school, and bottom 25% of your class at a place like Duke or Penn might be in some trouble if they paid sticker. It's definitely a tough call.

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Re: Which Law Schools Are Worth "Sticker"

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:55 pm

avacado111 wrote:uva :D

Credited. :D




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