FINAL Decision Time

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FINAL Decision

Notre Dame
47
51%
GW
19
20%
WUStL
18
19%
Villanova
9
10%
 
Total votes: 93

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ArtVandelay
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FINAL Decision Time

Postby ArtVandelay » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm making my final decision here. My options are:

Notre Dame, with a 15k/year scholarship
GW, with no scholarship
WUStL, with no scholarship
Villanova, with a full scholarship

Money is not a huge issue. I think I'd like to do BigLaw for a few years but eventually transition out to the business world. I also don't know where I want to work, but I would like to be in a major city. I guess my biggest question is which school offers the most portable degree, both geographically and professionally?

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ArtVandelay
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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby ArtVandelay » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:34 pm

Notre Dame is what I'm leaning towards. The only thing holding me back is the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere. I'm definitely a city person and spending three years in northern Indiana kind of scares me.

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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby notme » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:54 pm

I'm surprised you got no money from WUSTL. They offered me far more money than ND. FYI, I still would have taken ND over WUSTL.

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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:58 pm

I voted for ND because you said that is what you were leaning towards. Go with your gut.

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ArtVandelay
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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby ArtVandelay » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:53 pm

I was surprised that I didn't get anything from WUSTL, too. But again, I am trying not to base this decision on money. It's pretty insignificant in the long-run.

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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby zozin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:17 pm

ND has a pretty good alumni network, and they're only 90 minutes from Chicago, which would be the major city where you can find big-law positions. ND is probably going to climb in the rankings this year, if that makes you feel any better.

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Re: FINAL Decision Time

Postby ArtVandelay » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:31 pm

It looks like I'm going with Notre Dame. After thinking about it, BigLaw placement plus exit opportunities outweigh location.




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