What school would you choose?

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What school would you choose?

American WCL
10
21%
George Mason
18
38%
Univ of Richmond w/$$
7
15%
UC - Hastings
12
26%
 
Total votes: 47

tfc7x
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What school would you choose?

Postby tfc7x » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:03 am

I want to practice in DC. Public Interest (juvenile justice, LGBT, family law). I could probably get $10-25K from Richmond.

jetlagz28
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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby jetlagz28 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:10 am

American or Mason

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:14 am

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tfc7x
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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby tfc7x » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:23 am

I'm not in-state (currently live in DC). Thanks for your help!

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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby tfc7x » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:03 pm

UC - Hastings(#39)? Really? It's in San Fran where the COL is ridiculous and the tuition is mid $40s. Does it really make sense for me to go into that much more debt when I want to practice in DC? Also, GMU (#40) is known for its conservative bent and focus on law & economics. Not convinced that GMU will have enough PI-type course offerings and clinics to give me practical experience and connections to land a PI job.

Any more thoughts? Anyone else in a similar place?

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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby umichgrad » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:24 pm

Not Mason if what you want is Public Interest. Seriously, NOT Mason. It's a great school but the PI conenctions/network jsut are not there. WCL, on the other hand, may not have the same biglaw prospects (or it may, I just don't know empirically) but its PI connections literally abound. You'd do much better if what you want is PI and DC to take WCL.

tfc7x
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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby tfc7x » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:28 pm

Hey - thanks a lot. That's where I'm leaning as well. Hm. Maybe I just wanted confirmation. Now... if only I could get off the waitlist at GULC... then I could stop polling all together. :)

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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:28 pm

Without money, I'd go with American, but seeing as how Richmond filters a lot of grads into the DC market and they are giving you cash, Richmond would be the way to go.

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Re: What school would you choose?

Postby superflush » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:54 pm

PoliticalJunkie wrote:Without money, I'd go with American, but seeing as how Richmond filters a lot of grads into the DC market and they are giving you cash, Richmond would be the way to go.


Yea, I'm unsure of how Richmond places in DC. If they don't place that well, then I'd go for AU-WCL ... but if they do, then I'd consider Richmond as well.




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