WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

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tomballard
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WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

Postby tomballard » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:11 am

It's going to be extremely difficult not to out myself here, but I'd really like some perspective from TLSers. Basically my situation is choosing between WUSTL w a $30k over 3 years scholarship vs a mid-tier-2 with $20k over 3 years. Sounds like an easy choice until you consider that sticker at the tier 2 is <$20k per year, so in 2013 I would be graduating with half the debt. This may sound incredible to many of the posters on TLS, but WUSTL is basically a dream school for me. The tier 2 school is in a small legal market with a median starting salary of about $60k. So, TLS, what do you think, WUSTL or tier 2?
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JOThompson
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Re: WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

Postby JOThompson » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:19 am

WUSTL. Don't pass up your dream school for a T2.

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Re: WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

Postby tomballard » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:12 am

That's what I'm thinking. Getting out of my home state is a big plus for me & the legal market here is both small & a bit disgusting (a tier 4 has similar placement to the tier 2, just because the nepotism is so bad). I'm a little surprised there's been so little response to my post. Usually people are pretty gung ho about bashing both WUSTL & tier 2s. Thanks for your perspective.

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Re: WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

Postby romothesavior » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:15 am

tomballard wrote:That's what I'm thinking. Getting out of my home state is a big plus for me & the legal market here is both small & a bit disgusting (a tier 4 has similar placement to the tier 2, just because the nepotism is so bad). I'm a little surprised there's been so little response to my post. Usually people are pretty gung ho about bashing both WUSTL & tier 2s. Thanks for your perspective.


Which tier 2?

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Re: WUSTL w small $ v tier 2

Postby tomballard » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:46 pm

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