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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:41 pm

T14_Scholly wrote:Buffalo
Albany
Vermont


Thx.



It doesn't really matter, you'll end up teaching English in South Korea regardless.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:42 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I want to live and work in Northern California, probably end up doing immigration law or maybe something to do with international human rights? Not entirely sure. So here are my options:

Santa Clara- 14,000k per year

Hastings- ride out the WL
Arizona- ride out the WL
San Diego- ride out the WL
Davis- no decision yet but probably WL, judging by similar applicants on LSN

or take a year off and try again early next cycle for Stanford or UCB?


Yes, reretake and reapply


[strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:42 pm

Most important stuff: I'm tired of Stanford (ugrad) but want to work on the west coast, 1) Bay Area or 2) Seattle.

Private sector; not sure which area of law (not IP); I like warm weather; I like bigger schools


Harvard
Stanford

(no meaningful difference in fin. aid)

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Joan Hollaway » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:42 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Core wrote:I don't want to talk about it...


Don't worry Core, she was making fun of LtK the biggest underachiever in law school admissions history.


Sorry Core, dunno how you interpreted it but i was def just making fun of LTK

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D-hops » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm

IAFG wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I want to live and work in Northern California, probably end up doing immigration law or maybe something to do with international human rights? Not entirely sure. So here are my options:

Santa Clara- 14,000k per year

Hastings- ride out the WL
Arizona- ride out the WL
San Diego- ride out the WL
Davis- no decision yet but probably WL, judging by similar applicants on LSN

or take a year off and try again early next cycle for Stanford or UCB?


Yes, reretake and reapply


[strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


Nice tar

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm

ConMan345 wrote:Most important stuff: I'm tired of Stanford (ugrad) but want to work on the west coast, 1) Bay Area or 2) Seattle.

Private sector; not sure which area of law (not IP); I like warm weather; I like bigger schools


Harvard
Stanford

(no meaningful difference in fin. aid)



Stanford.

Stanford>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Harvard.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm

IAFG wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I want to live and work in Northern California, probably end up doing immigration law or maybe something to do with international human rights? Not entirely sure. So here are my options:

Santa Clara- 14,000k per year

Hastings- ride out the WL
Arizona- ride out the WL
San Diego- ride out the WL
Davis- no decision yet but probably WL, judging by similar applicants on LSN

or take a year off and try again early next cycle for Stanford or UCB?


Yes, reretake and reapply


[strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


lol IAFG is feeling feisty today.. I'm pretty sure HelloKitty is a AA female, so if she hits 165+ she should have a bunch of good options.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
hellokitty wrote:I want to live and work in Northern California, probably end up doing immigration law or maybe something to do with international human rights? Not entirely sure. So here are my options:

Santa Clara- 14,000k per year

Hastings- ride out the WL
Arizona- ride out the WL
San Diego- ride out the WL
Davis- no decision yet but probably WL, judging by similar applicants on LSN

or take a year off and try again early next cycle for Stanford or UCB?


Yes, reretake and reapply


Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6

HelloKitty honestly with your gpa you'd be even crazier than what everyone makes you out to be if you didn't retake/reapply.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm

ConMan345 wrote:Most important stuff: I'm tired of Stanford (ugrad) but want to work on the west coast, 1) Bay Area or 2) Seattle.

Private sector; not sure which area of law (not IP); I like warm weather; I like bigger schools


Harvard
Stanford

(no meaningful difference in fin. aid)

sry you're sick of SLS bc you are gonna have to stay

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:45 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
lol IAFG is feeling feisty today.. I'm pretty sure HelloKitty is a AA female, so if she hits 165+ she should have a bunch of good options.

2 153s, re-taking is not the answer. a real job is.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Core » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:45 pm

Joan Hollaway wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
Core wrote:I don't want to talk about it...


Don't worry Core, she was making fun of LtK the biggest underachiever in law school admissions history.


Sorry Core, dunno how you interpreted it but i was def just making fun of LTK

Ahaha I obviously thought you were directing that to me - thought you meant I should've ED'd and gone after the rtk lol.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:46 pm

ConMan345 wrote:Most important stuff: I'm tired of Stanford (ugrad) but want to work on the west coast, 1) Bay Area or 2) Seattle.

Private sector; not sure which area of law (not IP); I like warm weather; I like bigger schools


Harvard
Stanford

(no meaningful difference in fin. aid)


Eh, go to Harvard... if you're not doing PI, then placement for Cali is pretty similar. Plus sounds like you could use the change of location.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:47 pm

IAFG wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
lol IAFG is feeling feisty today.. I'm pretty sure HelloKitty is a AA female, so if she hits 165+ she should have a bunch of good options.

2 153s, re-taking is not the answer. a real job is.



Well she can at least take another shot at it, maybe she'll beat the overwhelming odds and guess correctly on all 17 of the questions she skips.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:47 pm

IAFG wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
lol IAFG is feeling feisty today.. I'm pretty sure HelloKitty is a AA female, so if she hits 165+ she should have a bunch of good options.

2 153s, re-taking is not the answer. a real job is.


might be true, but she still has that 3rd shot... its only a hundred bucks, if it doesn't pan out, then I'd say don't go to law school

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby existenz » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:48 pm

cLams wrote:UofA- 24K
ASU- 10K
Utah- 14K
Davis- sticker (IF I get in)

Would like to clerk, no interest in BigLaw.

UofArizona without a doubt. The most money and the best clerkship placements of the schools you listed.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75513

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby hellokitty » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:49 pm

IAFG wrote: [strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


I was considering that option but I can't do anything with this major...except that I was actually thinking about Grad School. I'd make an awesome Spanish Lit teacher.
mistergoft wrote: HelloKitty honestly with your gpa you'd be even crazier than what everyone makes you out to be if you didn't retake/reapply.


Thanks for the advice. It's just hard to up SC knowing that I might retake the LSAT and do even worse or the same again. But you all are right. *shrugs*

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:50 pm

hellokitty wrote:
IAFG wrote: [strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


I was considering that option but I can't do anything with this major...except that I was actually thinking about Grad School. I'd make an awesome Spanish Lit teacher.
mistergoft wrote: HelloKitty honestly with your gpa you'd be even crazier than what everyone makes you out to be if you didn't retake/reapply.


Thanks for the advice. It's just hard to up SC knowing that I might retake the LSAT and do even worse or the same again. But you all are right. *shrugs*


give it your all for one last shot, then at least you won't have any regrets while going job hunting or pursuing something else right?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:51 pm

hellokitty wrote:
IAFG wrote: [strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


I was considering that option but I can't do anything with this major...except that I was actually thinking about Grad School. I'd make an awesome Spanish Lit teacher.

a lack of other options is no reason to get into LS. seriously. it is just a lot of debt for a job that is ~ as technical as being an accountant. get a job as a secretary and work your way up.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Joan Hollaway » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:51 pm

so DF if you dont get biglaw you might have a future in law school admissions counseling :lol:

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby de5igual » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:52 pm

mistergoft wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
nymets123 wrote:Fordham PT at sticker (210kish)

Rutgers Newark instate plus 10 grand scholly a year (comes out to 90kish total)

??????

not interested in midlaw. Big law for a few years and then govt work is what i want ideally.

You won't get midlaw regardless.

Fordham can get you Biglaw, but remember that it's only really a 30% chance (at best). I'd take RN over Fordham in this economy, I think.


honestly, with the income based repayment plan, does it really matter? fordham gives you a bigger shot at biglaw, but if you end up with shitlaw at either, your loan repayments are capped every month and discharged after x number of years (10 if public interest)


Yes but you have to make a certain minimum amount to qualify for IBR and it is limited to specific jobs. Therefore, if I take the IBR route after I get shitpwned at OCI by firms that are tentative about hiring grads in the top half T10s, I am basically circumscribed to living off of a mediocre salary for the rest of the life of my loan. If I end up getting a job that pays somewhat decently 3 to 5 years down the road, which isn't an unreasonable proposition if somehow miraculously obtain some sort of a job giving me decent legal experience, I'll be saddled with 100k more debt (and probably significantly more than that if I am letting interest accrue). Like I said, it's a risk; if he's not risk averse, I say shoot for the stars. Just remember that Fordham isn't going to give you a SIGNIFICANTLY better chance (read: better than 20% at best) at a job in a big firm...


i dunno dude...looks like any job qualifies for ibr, and it's based on a percentage of your disposable income. the only time you'd pay the regular "full" monthly payment is if that percentage of disposable income exceeds the regular amount. just plugging it into the calculator, if you had 200k in outstanding loans and had a job earning 100k, you'd still qualify.

http://www.ibrinfo.org/

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby hellokitty » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:53 pm

IAFG wrote:
hellokitty wrote:
IAFG wrote: [strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


I was considering that option but I can't do anything with this major...except that I was actually thinking about Grad School. I'd make an awesome Spanish Lit teacher.

a lack of other options is no reason to get into LS. seriously. it is just a lot of debt for a job that is ~ as technical as being an accountant. get a job as a secretary and work your way up.


I'm too smart to be someone's secretary...and my tastes are too expensive. I want to go to law school. Just saying that if for some reason I couldn't I'd be pretty screwed as a Spanish/Political Science major with a minor in Global Studies...

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:53 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:Most important stuff: I'm tired of Stanford (ugrad) but want to work on the west coast, 1) Bay Area or 2) Seattle.

Private sector; not sure which area of law (not IP); I like warm weather; I like bigger schools


Harvard
Stanford

(no meaningful difference in fin. aid)


Eh, go to Harvard... if you're not doing PI, then placement for Cali is pretty similar. Plus sounds like you could use the change of location.

+1 out of H you're not going to have a difficult time obtaining a great job on the west coast, and if you want a change of pace Cambridge is a fun area located right outside of an awesome city.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:55 pm

hellokitty wrote:
IAFG wrote:
hellokitty wrote:
IAFG wrote: [strike]Retake HelloKitty... take all year if you have to but get that LSAT up and you're golden for T6[/strike]don't go to LS


I was considering that option but I can't do anything with this major...except that I was actually thinking about Grad School. I'd make an awesome Spanish Lit teacher.

a lack of other options is no reason to get into LS. seriously. it is just a lot of debt for a job that is ~ as technical as being an accountant. get a job as a secretary and work your way up.


I'm too smart to be someone's secretary...and my tastes are too expensive. I want to go to law school. Just saying that if for some reason I couldn't I'd be pretty screwed as a Spanish/Political Science major with a minor in Global Studies...

you will not make more money than a secretary out of the LSs you have a shot at, and frankly will be worse off when you factor in debt.

also, no, you aren't too smart for any job.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby T14_Scholly » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:56 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:Buffalo
Albany
Vermont


Thx.



It doesn't really matter, you'll end up teaching English in South Korea regardless.


What are my chances at landing an LSAT teaching gig?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby existenz » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:58 pm

Core wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
Core wrote:Michigan - 45k
Penn - 78k
Berkeley - 48k

Want to do PI in NYC. Interested in doing a biglaw stint for a year or two. Also willing and interested in working in D.C.


With those numbers and that goal, I'm inclined to say "what happened to CLS and NYU?"

MEAN.
I'm still waiting to hear from HLS, SLS, and CLS.

If your ultimate goal is PI, take the full ride at UCLA.

Edit: But yes, if you want BigLaw and don't mind an extra $100k in debt, Penn.
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