LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

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woody_10
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LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby woody_10 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:04 pm

So here's the best offers I've received so far:

- Villanova w/ $15k/yr

- LSU w/ a full tuition

Both scholarships only require to remain in good standing. I grew up in Houston, and would love to go back after I graduate but it's not a make or break factor. I don't have strong ties to either area. Leaning towards private practice after graduation right now.

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Re: LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby darknightbegins » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:25 pm

How does Nova place in Texas? The difference in ranking, Nova in the 60s nad LSU in the 70s, isn't enough to justify going to Nova based on that. If Texas is where you want to practice then LSU might be a better choice, you get to come out with no debt and LSU places some in Texas. I have no idea how Nova does in Texas.

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Re: LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby soundgardener » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:45 am

I don't really know anything about Nova, but I know that LSU grads get jobs in Houston. There is also a large alumni presence (the whole school not just law) in Houston. In fact, Houston probably has the most alums anywhere outside of Louisiana. I'd be wary of taking on heavy debt for Nova. It seems like one of those schools that is not that strong and feeds into overcrowded markets. LSU is strong in the region you want to be in, and you can go there for free.

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Re: LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby wonderwall » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 am

I would choose LSU. Nova is expensive even with the scholarship, and it feeds into the NYC and Philly markets, which are overcrowded with law school graduates from higher ranked law schools. LSU graduates dominate the state of LA since only ~30% of Tulane graduates stay in LA after graduation, and the LSU alumni network is extremely strong. I've also heard the top LSU graduates can gain entry into the Texas markets.

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Re: LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby deadpanic » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:01 pm

LSU, easily.

Besides the obvious full ride, LSU at least gives you a shot at Houston whereas Nova probably gives you little to none. Worse comes to worst, you practice in Baton Rouge or NOLA and you are still only a short ride from your hometown.

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Re: LSU vs. Villanova - Help!

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:41 pm

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