Brooklyn w/$$ vs. others without

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Where should I attend?

Brooklyn - 25k/yr
3
33%
Boston College - 0/yr
0
No votes
Cardozo - 20k/yr
2
22%
Fordham - 0/yr
3
33%
Boston Univ. - ?/yr
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

nhkjackson
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Brooklyn w/$$ vs. others without

Postby nhkjackson » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:16 pm

So, I'm getting offers now, and am unsure of what to pick. First off, some info about me:

I am interested in using my JD to effect positive change in the world. Not sure yet that this completely disqualifies biglaw, but I'm guessing it does. So, I'm interested in public interest law, essentially. Not particularly interested in a government job, but would consider clerkships.
I have no undergrad debt, and good credit.
I would like to live, at least for 10 years after law school, in NYC or somewhere else eastern seaboard.
I applied for the Sparer fellowship at Brooklyn, haven't heard back yet.
If you need any other info to vote, just ask!

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Blindmelon
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Re: Brooklyn w/$$ vs. others without

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:26 pm

I'd have sticker shock at any of them... hope to get $ from BU. Brooklyn even 25k/year isn't great... are there scholarship stipulations?

If you want to do local PI in NYC, then Fordham is the strongest, for mobility BC/BU would be your best bets. But sticker is scary.

You're a 167/3.8... 167/3.7 seems to be the sweet spot for BU - I'd push for some $. Tell them you wanna do PI work and are concerned about debt but you really wanna go there.

nhkjackson
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Re: Brooklyn w/$$ vs. others without

Postby nhkjackson » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:30 pm

Yeah, sticker is scary.

BLS scholarships: renewable in full if in top 40% of class.
top 50% - retain 80% of scholarship
top 65% - retain 55% of scholarship

there are also scholarship upgrades for finishing in either the top 2% or 5% of class




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