Wayne State vs MSU

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Which would you go to?

MSU
9
53%
Wayne State
8
47%
 
Total votes: 17

lala222
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Wayne State vs MSU

Postby lala222 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:35 pm

Hey everyone,

I have to choose between Wayne State University and MSU. I'm not sure what I kind of law I want to practice (maybe something criminal, but I haven't really looking into anything else), and I'm not sure I want to stay in Michigan after law school. Money is a factor but not a huge huge one (MSU is $10,000 more expensive).

Here is what I've got so far:

MSU:
Pro-
-My alma mater, and since I am not good with change, there will be little to adjust to.
-Is supposed to hit top 100 in the near future.
-Big 10 name
Con-
-more expensive
-Who knows if it will actually hit top 100
-less alumni base

Wayne State:
Pro-
-Said to be second best in Michigan
-Less expensive
Con-
-Not very recognized outside of Michigan (not sure if this is true...)
-In Detroit
-Might have to live with parents at home

What would you guys do if you were in my position?

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Trifles
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby Trifles » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:45 pm

I would go to Wayne State, its cheaper and going to place you in the same jobs as MSU would. Just commute into Detroit if you are worrying about the location, there is cheap housing everywhere right now if you don't want to stay with your parents.

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Tall
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby Tall » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:44 pm

Trifles wrote:I would go to Wayne State, its cheaper and going to place you in the same jobs as MSU would. Just commute into Detroit if you are worrying about the location, there is cheap housing everywhere right now if you don't want to stay with your parents.


+1

lala222
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby lala222 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:06 am

Trifles wrote:I would go to Wayne State, its cheaper and going to place you in the same jobs as MSU would. Just commute into Detroit if you are worrying about the location, there is cheap housing everywhere right now if you don't want to stay with your parents.


But my concern is that after I graduate, does Wayne State have more of a name outside of Michigan than MSU does? Won't MSU's Big 10 name get it further?

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Hopefullawstudent
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:12 am

In Detroit, you can buy a house for $9K. Just do that. :wink:

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baboon309
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby baboon309 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:05 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:In Detroit, you can buy a house for $9K. Just do that. :wink:



Seriously???

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Both of these schools are going to have extreme difficulty placing anywhere outside of Michigan. If you want degree that has portability, I would retake the LSAT. If thats not an option, I would go to MSU because people at least know what that is, an average person has no idea what Wayne state even is.

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baboon309
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Re: Wayne State vs MSU

Postby baboon309 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:In Detroit, you can buy a house for $9K. Just do that. :wink:


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Wow................... 6.5k for 2bd house




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