NYU v. Minnesota

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chris771
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NYU v. Minnesota

Postby chris771 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:42 pm

I want to pursue a career in public service and I am interested
specifically in constitutional and human rights law. I could see
myself, for example, working in the civil rights or appellate division
at a State Attorney's Office or another organization invested in
public interest work. Additionally, I have some family related reasons
to want to practice law in the Twin Cities area.

So far, I have been accepted to New York University and University of
Minnesota Law. NYU is a top five program with an excellent public
interest program, including a Loan Repayment Assistance Program that
provides debt relief for those pursuing certain careers with salaries
below a certain cap. Minnesota is highly regarded as well, with a
human rights program. It is also located in the city where I would
like to practice law. Unlike NYU, however, Minnesota does not have an
LRAP. While they have offered me a two-thirds tuition scholarship,
given cost of living expenses, I will still be graduating with a
significant amount of debt.

Given my commitment to public interest law, NYU's LRAP seems to make
it a good choice: even though I will graduate with more debt, I will
have the security of the LRAP. However, I wonder if it will be
challenging to break into the Twin Cities market from outside, even
though NYU is an elite school. Attending University of Minnesota Law
for three years might make finding a job there afterward a lot easier.
Simply put, for someone in my position, is one of these schools a
better option than the other?

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rayiner
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Re: NYU v. Minnesota

Postby rayiner » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:43 pm

NYU, without even thinking.

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BlueCivic
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Re: NYU v. Minnesota

Postby BlueCivic » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:47 pm

Yikes, yeah NYU, seriously. Also UMN really doesn't have an LRAP?

faith2202
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Re: NYU v. Minnesota

Postby faith2202 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:56 pm

http://www.law.umn.edu/current/pi-affiliatedorgs.html

Minn has a LRAP

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program helps make public interest careers for new law school graduates possible by assisting with loan repayment for attorneys with annual adjusted household income below a certain level. While only recent graduates may apply for an initial grant, previous LRAP recipients may reapply for assistance for up to 15 years. LRAP is supported by donations from the area law schools, firms and attorneys, and is also the recipient of the proceeds of the annual 5K Race for Justice.

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jonas
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Re: NYU v. Minnesota

Postby jonas » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:17 pm

NYU by a mile, particularly because of your interest in human rights.

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beef wellington
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Re: NYU v. Minnesota

Postby beef wellington » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:27 pm

faith2202 wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/current/pi-affiliatedorgs.html

Minn has a LRAP

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program helps make public interest careers for new law school graduates possible by assisting with loan repayment for attorneys with annual adjusted household income below a certain level. While only recent graduates may apply for an initial grant, previous LRAP recipients may reapply for assistance for up to 15 years. LRAP is supported by donations from the area law schools, firms and attorneys, and is also the recipient of the proceeds of the annual 5K Race for Justice.

True, this is the the state LRAP and available to UMN students. However anyone making over 47500 is ineligible. OP, NYU is TCR.




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