Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

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UGA or Howard?

UGA
23
77%
HOWARD
7
23%
 
Total votes: 30

justbeinreal1
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Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby justbeinreal1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:55 am

I was accepted into UGA and given in-state tuition and I was accepted into Howard with a $15k a year scholarship... The scholarship for Howard now makes Howard less expensive than UGA. Where should I go?

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby justbeinreal1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:06 pm

Why if you chose Howard? and why if you chose UGA?

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FunkyJD
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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Voted Georgia.

You wouldn't want to finish at median at Howard.

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby justbeinreal1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:18 pm

FunkyJD wrote:Voted Georgia.

You wouldn't want to finish at median at Howard.


That makes sense so it would be fine to be median at UGA?

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby kyle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:20 pm

dude UGA is #1 in GA as far as GA-citizens are concerned.....

are you from GA / want to practice here?

yes it'd be fine to be median or less at UGA if you want to practice here. Sure median won't get you big law, but big law is a pretty low bet at any school nowadayz. Don't make your law school decision on big law chances.

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:23 pm

justbeinreal1 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Voted Georgia.

You wouldn't want to finish at median at Howard.

That makes sense so it would be fine to be median at UGA?

Wouldn't say "fine," but finishing median at Howard when you paid for any amount of it may require years of therapy to come to grips with.

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby justbeinreal1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:48 pm

kyle wrote:dude UGA is #1 in GA as far as GA-citizens are concerned.....

are you from GA / want to practice here?

yes it'd be fine to be median or less at UGA if you want to practice here. Sure median won't get you big law, but big law is a pretty low bet at any school nowadayz. Don't make your law school decision on big law chances.


I am from ga. I want to practice in DC, NY, or Cali. So far I've been accepted into Depaul with $15k scholarship, as well as Howard with same scholarship, UGA, Loyola Marymount, Mercer, and waitlisted for Cardozo and Fordham. Any suggestions?

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby UFMatt » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:52 pm

Georgia, hands down. None of those schools will give you great odds at the portability you desire, but Georgia certainly is the most respected and will at least give you a chance if you do well.

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Re: Should I got to UGA (in state tuition) or HOWARD ($15k)?

Postby FunkyJD » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:08 pm

justbeinreal1 wrote:
kyle wrote:dude UGA is #1 in GA as far as GA-citizens are concerned.....

are you from GA / want to practice here?

yes it'd be fine to be median or less at UGA if you want to practice here. Sure median won't get you big law, but big law is a pretty low bet at any school nowadayz. Don't make your law school decision on big law chances.


I am from ga. I want to practice in DC, NY, or Cali. So far I've been accepted into Depaul with $15k scholarship, as well as Howard with same scholarship, UGA, Loyola Marymount, Mercer, and waitlisted for Cardozo and Fordham. Any suggestions?

I would go Georgia. Loyola is no guarantee of anything great in LA. Georgia's no guarantee of anything in DC, but the ceiling there is higher than Loyola's ceiling in LA, IMO. However slim the possibility, Georgia has placed some folks in some interesting clerkships in DC in recent years:

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If you get into Fordham, take Fordham over any of these unless the cost is prohibitive.

I just don't think Howard w/ $15k is worth it. The risk of finishing median and being screwed as a result just isn't worth it. If you do well at Howard, you can do very well indeed ... but my strong impression is that the career potential drop-off if you don't do "very well" there is pretty steep, relative to other options. Others may correct if I'm mistaken, but that's been my impression.




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