Loyola vs. DePaul

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jihrie
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Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby jihrie » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:18 pm

I have the same amount of scholarship money for both. Which one is a better investment?

Also, is it worth it to invest in one of these schools when graduates from either one are competing with UC, Northwestern, U of M, and UI? Will it be hard to find a job in order to manage my debt in the Chicago law market?

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:02 pm

I'm in the same situation also. 15K at DePaul but you have to be Top 35% and I have 10K at Loyola and you only have to be Top 60%. DePaul's offer is better but much riskier.

Not sure what to do. Loyola places better in the NLJ 250 firms though, thats a fact.

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Contrary to popular belief, Loyola and DePaul are not in the same league. Loyola has better job prospects, placement in NLJ250, and a better reputation among Chicago than DePaul. DePaul only recently even cracked the top 100 list for law schools.

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:00 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Contrary to popular belief, Loyola and DePaul are not in the same league. Loyola has better job prospects, placement in NLJ250, and a better reputation among Chicago than DePaul. DePaul only recently even cracked the top 100 list for law schools.

Correct, I'm not sure why a bunch of TLS posters think DePaul is comparable to Loyola/Kent.

@ jihrie: don't post 3 times with the same question, or you're going to be looking at warnings/bans.

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby evilxs » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:07 pm

Which is so funny because Loyola showed me so much more love than DePaul did. I'm going to have to send them a letter though this week thanking them so much for their generous offer.

I'd choose Loyola over DePaul any day if they were my top two choices.

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:35 pm

When I was looking at the NLJ 250 graph that showed 12-15% of Loyola grads working at those firms I noticed something. If you are Top 15% at Loyola, wouldn't you just transfer to a school lke UIUC, NU, or Chicago? What would be the benefit of staying there?

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby evilxs » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:37 pm

On of the benefits is obviously remaining in the top 10-15% of your class :lol:

Move into another more competitive school and you might lose that edge. Also might be cheaper tuition wise to remain at the existing school with pretty good scholly...

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:40 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:When I was looking at the NLJ 250 graph that showed 12-15% of Loyola grads working at those firms I noticed something. If you are Top 15% at Loyola, wouldn't you just transfer to a school lke UIUC, NU, or Chicago? What would be the benefit of staying there?

Perhaps many of those 1Ls did, in fact, transfer out? The graph shows 12-15% of graduates. Also, they could have scholarships.

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Re: Loyola vs. DePaul

Postby jihrie » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:55 pm

im_blue wrote:
@ jihrie: don't post 3 times with the same question, or you're going to be looking at warnings/bans.



My apologies...first time user and I didn't quite know about the poll thing. Also, I think the third post was different; focus on DePaul/Loyola.




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