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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby creatinganalt » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:39 am

this thread is hilarious and I'm completely hooked.

Ok - having a last minute freakout about it and would appreciate the advice - HLS v the Hamilton? Leaning towards H on the basis that it would be cheaper and nicer to live in than Columbia. Prefer the school atmosphere and would like the prestige.

Want prestigious DC biglaw.

Any meaningful career differences here? Just wanna know if anything closes the gap in actuality except my insane prestige whoring.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:48 am

Northwestern or Georgetown. Assuming both at sticker.

I want PI, and ideally international stuff. Location after school is not super important, though I do want my degree to be portable. I feel like NY and DC are the two main markets for what I want to do, but I'm not dead-set on those cities by any means. At Northwestern, I'd be doing a 4-year JD/LLM program and get an LLM in International Human Rights.

One thing that makes wonder if GULC is a better fit is its location in DC. It also has great clinics, etc. for international and human rights stuff. And I absolutely love DC. However, I'm from Chicago, it's a great city, my friends/family are there, I know how to easily find an apartment there, and I have a legal job waiting for me there if I want/need it. Also, since I just got off of GULC's waitlist yesterday, I've been planning on depositing at Northwestern and have gotten pretty damn psyched about it.

I'm also still "under consideration" for money at Northwestern, but I'm 100% sure I won't get anything.

Tell me where to go!

thnx guyz

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby TheBigMediocre » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:53 am

1. UGA (in-state)
2. Do Big Four public accounting for 2 years, get CPA work hours, and reapply. (3.35/170)

I either want Atlanta or Charleston. I have connections in Charleston. I'll have sat for my CPA but don't have the hours qualification if I don't do public accounting.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby de5igual » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:01 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:1. UGA (in-state)
2. Do Big Four public accounting for 2 years, get CPA work hours, and reapply. (3.35/170)

I either want Atlanta or Charleston. I have connections in Charleston. I'll have sat for my CPA but don't have the hours qualification if I don't do public accounting.


work 1 year and get the cpa

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:32 am

Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern or Georgetown. Assuming both at sticker.

I want PI, and ideally international stuff. Location after school is not super important, though I do want my degree to be portable. I feel like NY and DC are the two main markets for what I want to do, but I'm not dead-set on those cities by any means. At Northwestern, I'd be doing a 4-year JD/LLM program and get an LLM in International Human Rights.

One thing that makes wonder if GULC is a better fit is its location in DC. It also has great clinics, etc. for international and human rights stuff. And I absolutely love DC. However, I'm from Chicago, it's a great city, my friends/family are there, I know how to easily find an apartment there, and I have a legal job waiting for me there if I want/need it. Also, since I just got off of GULC's waitlist yesterday, I've been planning on depositing at Northwestern and have gotten pretty damn psyched about it.

I'm also still "under consideration" for money at Northwestern, but I'm 100% sure I won't get anything.

Tell me where to go!

thnx guyz


Oh yeah, I also have a $25k/year scholly at UIUC and in-state tuition. And a love of Dean Pless. :)

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:13 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:1. UGA (in-state)
2. Do Big Four public accounting for 2 years, get CPA work hours, and reapply. (3.35/170)

I either want Atlanta or Charleston. I have connections in Charleston. I'll have sat for my CPA but don't have the hours qualification if I don't do public accounting.

Reapply, are you batshit insane?

Work experience, especially of a financial nature, is valuable - you could probably come close to pulling NW wit your numbers and strong work experience.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:18 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern or Georgetown. Assuming both at sticker.

I want PI, and ideally international stuff. Location after school is not super important, though I do want my degree to be portable. I feel like NY and DC are the two main markets for what I want to do, but I'm not dead-set on those cities by any means. At Northwestern, I'd be doing a 4-year JD/LLM program and get an LLM in International Human Rights.

One thing that makes wonder if GULC is a better fit is its location in DC. It also has great clinics, etc. for international and human rights stuff. And I absolutely love DC. However, I'm from Chicago, it's a great city, my friends/family are there, I know how to easily find an apartment there, and I have a legal job waiting for me there if I want/need it. Also, since I just got off of GULC's waitlist yesterday, I've been planning on depositing at Northwestern and have gotten pretty damn psyched about it.

I'm also still "under consideration" for money at Northwestern, but I'm 100% sure I won't get anything.

Tell me where to go!

thnx guyz


Oh yeah, I also have a $25k/year scholly at UIUC and in-state tuition. And a love of Dean Pless. :)

To be honest Holly, after reading up on LRAP, especially for PI, which essentially forgives your loans after ten years in PI or something absurd (I didn't read that part, I only read about regular LRAP, which still, imo, makes paying sticker much more feasible at any school), I don't think UIUC should be in contention here.

As for Gtown and NW, I imagine the networking opportunities in DC would be exponentially better than in Chi, but I don't really know too much about it. If you're really comfortable with Chicago, though, I can't imagine graduating from NU would put you in much worse of a situation than graduating from Gtown.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby TheBigMediocre » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:20 am

Nightrunner wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:1. UGA (in-state)
2. Do Big Four public accounting for 2 years, get CPA work hours, and reapply. (3.35/170)

I either want Atlanta or Charleston. I have connections in Charleston. I'll have sat for my CPA but don't have the hours qualification if I don't do public accounting.

Reapply, are you batshit insane?

Work experience, especially of a financial nature, is valuable - you could probably come close to pulling NW wit your numbers and strong work experience.


I was thinking:

1. Work Experience/CPA
2. $$$ at Emory
3. AtlantaTaxLawSECURE


I was in at Emory, withdrew. Visited and really disliked the facilities/student culture. I'm also on Vanderbilt's waitlist.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:31 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:1. UGA (in-state)
2. Do Big Four public accounting for 2 years, get CPA work hours, and reapply. (3.35/170)

I either want Atlanta or Charleston. I have connections in Charleston. I'll have sat for my CPA but don't have the hours qualification if I don't do public accounting.

Reapply, are you batshit insane?

Work experience, especially of a financial nature, is valuable - you could probably come close to pulling NW wit your numbers and strong work experience.


I was thinking:

1. Work Experience/CPA
2. $$$ at Emory
3. AtlantaTaxLawSECURE


I was in at Emory, withdrew. Visited and really disliked the facilities/student culture. I'm also on Vanderbilt's waitlist.


Ride the vandy waitlist, if you don't get in then work a year or two and then reapply. probably your best option.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:33 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
I was thinking:

1. Work Experience/CPA
2. $$$ at Emory
3. AtlantaTaxLawSECURE


I was in at Emory, withdrew. Visited and really disliked the facilities/student culture. I'm also on Vanderbilt's waitlist.


The work experience will miraculously change wls into accept with $$.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby bom » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:47 am

Thanks for taking the time to do this. I'm choosing between:

NYU @ Sticker,
Berkeley (out of state for the first year) with a 18K/year scholarship and
Michigan (out of state for all three years, I believe) with a 20K/year scholarship.

Part of the scholarship money I'm receiving is need-based. Am I right to assume it's annual? I figure my finances won't change that dramatically since I plan to take public interest jobs my 1L + 2L summers and in-state isn't that much cheaper than out-of-state at Berkeley.

I'm interested in either becoming a law professor or going into public interest work. I also wouldn't be opposed to doing BigLaw, but it's not currently part of my plans. I'd prefer CA, but I really wouldn't mind not working in CA.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:55 am

School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:56 am

Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby de5igual » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:01 am

Nom Sawyer wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?


+1, if Texas, why is UT not there?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D-hops » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:03 am

f0bolous wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?


+1, if Texas, why is UT not there?


Just an amazing tar f0b...

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby regatsrj » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:05 am

NYU (sticker)
Penn (sticker)
Michigan ($50K)

Not too keen on Biglaw, more focused on government job in DC.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:06 am

Nom Sawyer wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?

I'm very interested in PI, but I want to keep my options open. I would like to have the ability to work in Texas, but I don't love the city of Houston.

EDIT: I don't love D.C. either.
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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:07 am

f0bolous wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?


+1, if Texas, why is UT not there?

UT did not accept me.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D-hops » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:07 am

regatsrj wrote:NYU (sticker)
Penn (sticker)
Michigan ($50K)

Not too keen on Biglaw, more focused on government job in DC.


Michigan.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Nom Sawyer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:11 am

Burberry by Burberry wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
Burberry by Burberry wrote:School : Total Debt incl. COL

Houston : 30k
GULC : 110k (and I'm under consideration for a scholarship)


goals? where do you want to work?

I'm very interested in PI, but I want to keep my options open. I would like to have the ability to work in Texas, but I don't love the city of Houston.

EDIT: I don't love D.C. either.


GULC then, gives you a lot more options... total debt isn't too high plus added scholarship possibility.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:20 am

<3 you guys. This is going to be a really hard decision!

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby rabbitsrans » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:30 am

Interested in seeing what people say:

BC
BU
USC
Illinois - 25k/yr
W&M - 20k/yr
Cornell - Reserve
Vanderbilt - WL

I want to practice on the east coast (Boston is my first choice).

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby de5igual » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:34 am

rabbitsrans wrote:Interested in seeing what people say:

BC - sticker
BU - sticker
Illinois - 25k/yr
W&M - 17k/yr
Cornell - Reserve
Vanderbilt - WL

I want to practice on the east coast (Boston is my first choice).


assuming you don't get off the Cornell reserve, then BC

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby rabbitsrans » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:36 am

Thanks, confirmed what I am already doing. I am enjoying this thread.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby audrey hepburn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:37 am

Rutgers Newark- w/$8,000 scholly (cost approx $15,000/year)need 3.0 to maintain scholly
Rutgers Camden- W/ $6,000 scholly
St. Johns- full scholly (need to stay on top 40%)
Cardozo-$18,000 scholly (top 40%)




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