Three Choices: crunch time

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

If costs are the same for each, which is the best for me?

Ohio State University
6
35%
University of Connecticut
7
41%
Villanova University
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17

User avatar
FullThrottle
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:49 pm

Three Choices: crunch time

Postby FullThrottle » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Hey All,

I received a few scholarship letters from law schools which increased my aid package.
I am interested in corporate law. I currently work in copyright law for a large NY corporation.

Looking at 3 schools:
Ohio State University w $25,500 total + potential instate
University of Connecticut w/ $25000 total + potential instate and
Villanova University with $45,000 total.

CoL and additional expenses make all of these schools about equal in cost (135 thousand over 3 years.)
Locations I am considering living in (by preference): Boston/New England > DC > Philadelphia > Chicago > Ohio.

Ohio has the strongest placement and clerkship opportunities out of the three. I'm not happy with the idea of living in Ohio after law school and would aim to live elsewhere: DC or Chicago.

UConn is closest to the area I love (Massachusetts). I am concerned that the school is not strong enough with placement.

Villanova has the best campus, facilities, and most interesting class offerings out of the 3. The percentage of students employed 9 months after graduating (90.9) could be higher.

Please fill me in on which one is best for me and why. Thank you.
Last edited by FullThrottle on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:55 pm, edited 3 times in total.

User avatar
Nicholasnickynic
Posts: 1126
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:21 pm

Re: Three Choices: crunch time

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:31 pm

how about instead of saying schoalrship offers and "in-state,"

you actually tell us how much each would cost.

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: Three Choices: crunch time

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:40 pm

Make a poll.

icydash
Posts: 417
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:53 pm

Re: Three Choices: crunch time

Postby icydash » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:47 pm

Nicholasnickynic wrote:how about instead of saying schoalrship offers and "in-state,"

you actually tell us how much each would cost.

+1

im not going to go figure this out.

And how are you both instate in Ohio and instate in Connecticut?

User avatar
FullThrottle
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:49 pm

Re: Three Choices: crunch time

Postby FullThrottle » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:19 am

Thank you for your replies.

The costs come out to about 135 thousand over three years for each school. I included a range because, depending on my lifestyle and personal choices, it can (very likely) go lower or perhaps higher.

Polls can often be misleading but sure I'll make a poll.

Cheers,




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: carlos_danger, Chipotle85, grades??, LeNut, stego, TheDapperDruid and 8 guests