Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

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Where should i go?

Wash U
22
43%
GW
8
16%
Cardozo
10
20%
Brooklyn
2
4%
Fordham PT
9
18%
 
Total votes: 51

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Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby mdgold » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:55 pm

Not sure what kind of law I want to go into, but hopefully big law in NYC. Got 1/4 tuition at Wash U, nothing at GW, 3/4 at Cardozo, and nothing from Brooklyn yet but prob 3/4-full tuition. Also waiting to hear from WL from Fordham, so I guess Fordham PT is also an option.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:11 pm

mdgold wrote:Not sure what kind of law I want to go into, but hopefully big law in NYC. Got 1/4 tuition at Wash U, nothing at GW, 3/4 at Cardozo, and nothing from Brooklyn yet but prob 3/4-full tuition. Also waiting to hear from WL from Fordham, so I guess Fordham PT is also an option.


If you want NYC biglaw, I'm inclined to say Fordham, perhaps GW if you're stuck in PT at Fordham. But I have no inclinations for biglaw, so there are plenty of better informed people as to that.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby mdgold » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:43 pm

++ any reasons for your votes?

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:51 pm

WUSTL because their reach is increasing slowly but steadily, you got money from them, and you can always fall back on St. Louis if things go badly. GW and Fordham PT are also credited.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby Emboss » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:57 pm

WUSTL. It is just breaking into the big leagues. It stands a shot at NYC big law and DC big law as well as a great shot at Chicago big law. The data says the school is getting better every year and its reputation should be higher than it is now in 3 years by the time you graduate. The campus/building is beautiful, the students laid back. Love the school.

Otherwise, GW is a great school.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby gwuorbust » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:59 pm

I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:03 pm

gwuorbust wrote:I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).

Protip: STL stands for St. Louis

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby keg411 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:04 pm

WUSTL. $ and it's a better school than Bklyn/Dozo.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:06 pm

gwuorbust wrote:I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).


just curious about what you said re: cardozo. no go because the scholarship would depend on gpa and the alleged section stacking issue? or no go because it's that bad. (i'm strongly considering going there)

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:19 pm

hannah87 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).


just curious about what you said re: cardozo. no go because the scholarship would depend on gpa and the alleged section stacking issue? or no go because it's that bad. (i'm strongly considering going there)

In your case, you can pick any reason you want for not going to Cardozo. UVA is TCR (or NYU, if you get in). That scholarship might be worth it at Fordham or a T30, but UVA is your best option at this point. No contest.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:27 pm

stratocophic wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).


just curious about what you said re: cardozo. no go because the scholarship would depend on gpa and the alleged section stacking issue? or no go because it's that bad. (i'm strongly considering going there)

In your case, you can pick any reason you want for not going to Cardozo. UVA is TCR (or NYU, if you get in). That scholarship might be worth it at Fordham or a T30, but UVA is your best option at this point. No contest.


thanks! unfortunately, i don't think UVA is a realistic option at this point because my husband doesn't want to relocate and doesn't think he can find a good job (in finance) in charlottesville. i wouldn't be considering cardozo so seriously if my scholarship had any GPA stipulations, but since it's guaranteed full tuition, i think i might end up there. at least i'd give my spot at UVA to someone who really wants to go there...i'm trying to make myself feel better :? .

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:30 pm

hannah87 wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:I voted GWU cause I like the school but the 210k in debt you will have when you graduate (assuming you take out debt for sticker and COL) is a major turn off IMO. That said, dozo is a no go, Brooklyn if you want to doc review for the rest of your life. Fordham PT is also a good choice cause you can work and make $ to reduce the level of debt. WUSTL is a great school too (but then you have to live in Washington!).


just curious about what you said re: cardozo. no go because the scholarship would depend on gpa and the alleged section stacking issue? or no go because it's that bad. (i'm strongly considering going there)

In your case, you can pick any reason you want for not going to Cardozo. UVA is TCR (or NYU, if you get in). That scholarship might be worth it at Fordham or a T30, but UVA is your best option at this point. No contest.


thanks! unfortunately, i don't think UVA is a realistic option at this point because my husband doesn't want to relocate and doesn't think he can find a good job (in finance) in charlottesville. i wouldn't be considering cardozo so seriously if my scholarship had any GPA stipulations, but since it's guaranteed full tuition, i think i might end up there. at least i'd give my spot at UVA to someone who really wants to go there...i'm trying to make myself feel better :? .

Your reasons are the only thing that could cause me to make that choice in your situation, so that makes it much more understandable. Plus full, guaranteed tuition carries essentially 0 risk! Here's hoping NYU likes your app anyway :wink:

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby SteelReserve » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:31 pm

Full tuition free ride at Cardozo is fine; I would go. You most likely won't get a great or well-paying job but that's not a problem if you have no debt. Not a bad situation IMO.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:34 pm

:) thanks, SteelReserve and stratocophic! i guess i'll stop worrying until i finally hear from nyu.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:36 pm

Hannah, wait till you get in NYU. Then you can stop worrying!!

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:40 pm

Interminable_Waiting wrote:Hannah, wait till you get in NYU. Then you can stop worrying!!


haha, thanks I-W. waiting for you to get in, too!

/hijack of thread.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby mdgold » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:31 pm

hannah87 wrote:
Interminable_Waiting wrote:Hannah, wait till you get in NYU. Then you can stop worrying!!


haha, thanks I-W. waiting for you to get in, too!

/hijack of thread.


ha no worries. similar situations (cept its my boyfriend who lives in NYC and doesnt want to relocate to St. Louis)

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:59 pm

mdgold wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
Interminable_Waiting wrote:Hannah, wait till you get in NYU. Then you can stop worrying!!


haha, thanks I-W. waiting for you to get in, too!

/hijack of thread.


ha no worries. similar situations (cept its my boyfriend who lives in NYC and doesnt want to relocate to St. Louis)


thanks :) ...i imagine you feel the same way about the prospect of turning down WashU. it sucks! i hope you get some good news from Fordham soon, and that it makes it easier to decide!

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby roxj » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:12 pm

I voted for dozo, because you want to work in NYC. A top 50 school is certainly not worthless, especially with the decent scholly they offered you.

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Re: Wash U $$ vs. GW vs. Cardozo $$ vs. Brooklyn $$

Postby mdgold » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:20 pm

I got the same amount of money from Brooklyn as Cardozo (37kish) so Brooklyn is out.




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