Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

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Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby isabella » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:59 am

Ok...the loans will be all mine. Father owns midsize law firm. Obvious job upon graduation. T2 school was always first choice but I got no money...T4 full scholarship three years? Advice

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby booboo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:59 am

How much do you value (limited) prestige?

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:02 am

Hamilton at Columbia vs. Harvard. Always a tough decision. I'd take the Hamilton.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby Cleareyes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:15 am

If you're planning on working for your dad's firm I would just ask him what he thinks. It may be that he feels it would be worth it to your career to have a degree from the local school that's dominant in your market, or you may just need a J.D. that entitles you to take the bar in the state and from then on you're fine. It's very tempting to just say take the scholarship when you've got what looks like a guaranteed job, but if your dad wants to transition to you taking over the firm I could see $150,000 a relatively small price to pay for having gone to the local powerhouse. You might have an easier time drumming up business way down the line.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby willwash » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:23 am

Don't think of your immediate situation upon graduation; think long term. Will you be better off in 20 years having gone to the better school? Your debt will be ancient history by that point and (assuming you are a traditional-type student) you'll still be only in your early 40s, which is still fairly young in the lawyering world.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby helfer snooterbagon » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:52 am

thickfreakness wrote:Hamilton at Columbia vs. Harvard. Always a tough decision. I'd take the Hamilton.


Fail

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:53 am

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:30 pm

Cleareyes wrote:If you're planning on working for your dad's firm I would just ask him what he thinks.


TITCR. Your dad (and his colleagues) will know far more than the 0Ls posting here.

I'd be interested to hear what he thinks on this... if you could update on that, that would be awesome.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby insidethetwenty » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:24 pm

Scurredsitless1 wrote:
Cleareyes wrote:If you're planning on working for your dad's firm I would just ask him what he thinks.


TITCR. Your dad (and his colleagues) will know far more than the 0Ls posting here.

I'd be interested to hear what he thinks on this... if you could update on that, that would be awesome.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby Gunz353 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:27 pm

What are the schools?? That makes a big difference as to what advice we can give...

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby darknightbegins » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:28 pm

One day you may want to step out of daddy's shadow and show you can make it on your own. In which case T2 would help over T4

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby alannak » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:31 pm

Since you have a job upon graduation, it might not be as risky to take on the debt to your top choice school.

Personally, I couldn't imagine having my dad as a boss for more than a few years... I'd imagine you might want to have all the opportunities you can get-- so if you do decide working with your dad isn't the right fit-- and/or-- you uncover an interest in a different kind of law while you're in school-- going to the T2 would likely give you more avenues to explore these interests rather than the T4.

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Re: Full Scholarship T4 vs T2

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:35 pm

darknightbegins wrote:One day you may want to step out of daddy's shadow and show you can make it on your own. In which case T2 would help over T4


As someone mentioned above, you have to think long-term, not just how you'll be doing 6 months out of LS.




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