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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Luis Gomez » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:38 am

I will give it a try.


U Chicago Waitlist

Wake Forest (Full tuition top 2/3 requirement or keep half the money.)

UIUC (35,000/y Guaranteed money.)

FSU (in-state tuition + 12,000/y Top 40% requirement )

UF (in-state tuition + 10,000/y 3.0 requirement )

Hofstra (Full tuition + 7000 dls on the summer with top 40% requirement )

Alabama (18,000/y with top 40% requirement )

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:40 am

Luis Gomez wrote:I will give it a try.


U Chicago Waitlist

Wake Forest (Full tuition top 2/3 requirement or keep half the money.)

UIUC (35,000/y Guaranteed money.)

FSU (in-state tuition + 12,000/y Top 40% requirement )

UF (in-state tuition + 10,000/y 3.0 requirement )

Hofstra (Full tuition + 7000 dls on the summer with top 40% requirement )

Alabama (18,000/y with top 40% requirement )


UIUC because that is near full ride, and you cannot lose it. It's also arguably the best you've gotten into.

UChi over all if you get it.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:45 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Luis Gomez wrote:I will give it a try.


U Chicago Waitlist

Wake Forest (Full tuition top 2/3 requirement or keep half the money.)

UIUC (35,000/y Guaranteed money.)

FSU (in-state tuition + 12,000/y Top 40% requirement )

UF (in-state tuition + 10,000/y 3.0 requirement )

Hofstra (Full tuition + 7000 dls on the summer with top 40% requirement )

Alabama (18,000/y with top 40% requirement )


UIUC because that is near full ride, and you cannot lose it. It's also arguably the best you've gotten into.

UChi over all if you get it.

Absolutely credited absent some compelling circumstances which I infer do not exist as you haven't mentioned them.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Luis Gomez » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:48 am

mistergoft wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Luis Gomez wrote:I will give it a try.


U Chicago Waitlist

Wake Forest (Full tuition top 2/3 requirement or keep half the money.)

UIUC (35,000/y Guaranteed money.)

FSU (in-state tuition + 12,000/y Top 40% requirement )

UF (in-state tuition + 10,000/y 3.0 requirement )

Hofstra (Full tuition + 7000 dls on the summer with top 40% requirement )

Alabama (18,000/y with top 40% requirement )


UIUC because that is near full ride, and you cannot lose it. It's also arguably the best you've gotten into.

UChi over all if you get it.

Absolutely credited absent some compelling circumstances which I infer do not exist as you haven't mentioned them.


I would love to work in the Chicago area and appreciate a strong Hispanic population + love the mid west.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby dreamweaver87 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:50 am

Oooh, interesting... Helpful, as my first deposit is due Monday and I'm still unsure.

I'll only post the ones I'm considering:

Fordham - 15k/yr
U of Minnesota - 20k/yr
UCLA - ...5k/yr (veeery helpful, I know)

If possible, I'd like to get back to the northeast to work. UCLA has been my #1 for a while, but 70k/yr in debt is really impossible to do. I asked for money and they offered 5k/yr. Not very significant. I don't want to end up in Minnesota, but I wonder about the prospects of getting out and I'd have little to no debt if I went there (my dad offered to help with that school because he's really biased against UCLA :( ).

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:52 am

dreamweaver87 wrote:Oooh, interesting... Helpful, as my first deposit is due Monday and I'm still unsure.

I'll only post the ones I'm considering:

Fordham - 15k/yr
U of Minnesota - 20k/yr
UCLA - ...5k/yr (veeery helpful, I know)

If possible, I'd like to get back to the northeast to work. UCLA has been my #1 for a while, but 70k/yr in debt is really impossible to do. I asked for money and they offered 5k/yr. Not very significant. I don't want to end up in Minnesota, but I wonder about the prospects of getting out and I'd have little to no debt if I went there (my dad offered to help with that school because he's really biased against UCLA :( ).


If by Northeast you mean NYC, then Fordham. If your Dad will actually pay for Minn, nut up and live there after school. It's a nice city.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby iamtaw » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:53 am

UIUC with $90k
GULC sticker

not 100% sure where i want to practice, though chicago is up there

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby audrey hepburn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:53 am

Nightrunner wrote:
audrey hepburn wrote: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%)

what do you want, and where do you want it?

(in before someone makes this dirty)



I'm interested in patent law and prefer to stay in the NY/NJ/CT area.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby dreamweaver87 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:54 am

Already leveraged my 10k/yr at Fordham to get them to up i to 15k/yr.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:57 am

Nightrunner wrote:
iamtaw wrote:UIUC with $90k
GULC sticker

not 100% sure where i want to practice, though chicago is up there


Depends on what you want to practice: if you take Illinois and don't get Chicago BigLaw (a very reasonable possibility), are you ok settling into another legal job with less debt? If so, Illinois.

If you are dead set on BigMoneyOrBust, take GULC. GULC places into a lot of secondary markets Illinois doesn't touch.

FTR: in your shoes, I'd take Illinois, but it depends on your goals and what you'd be happy with.


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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby lucille » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:58 am

Columbia (Sticker)
Berkeley (pending $45k matching scholarship)

OR: stay at my job, retake the LSAT, and try to improve upon my YLS and HLS waitlists...

I want to clerk and/or go into public interest; don't know where i want to practice

Extra points: does anyone know columbia's deferral policy? i.e., can i reapply to YLS and HLS in the fall if i defer CLS?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby daniasb » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:58 am

Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:02 pm

daniasb wrote:Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.


Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:04 pm

lucille wrote:Columbia (Sticker)
Berkeley (pending $45k matching scholarship)

OR: stay at my job, retake the LSAT, and try to improve upon my YLS and HLS waitlists...

I want to clerk and/or go into public interest; don't know where i want to practice

Extra points: does anyone know columbia's deferral policy? i.e., can i reapply to YLS and HLS in the fall if i defer CLS?


If you are sure you want PI, and you get 45K Berk.

Else CLS.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby daniasb » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.


Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?



Exactly. Instate knocks off $5K plus decreased COL, so UVa would be about $30K/Year cheaper.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:07 pm

daniasb wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.


Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?



Exactly. Instate knocks off $5K plus decreased COL, so UVa would be about $30K/Year cheaper.


Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:08 pm

daniasb wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.


Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?



Exactly. Instate knocks off $5K plus decreased COL, so UVa would be about $30K/Year cheaper.

<<< thinks Columbia is well worth the 90k investment

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:10 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.

Have you read up on IBR DF? It actually makes taking on debt seem a lot more manageable and less frightening. According the the site if you have a shitton of debt you could technically still qualify for IBR if you were making 100k/year. Of course, sure, having less debt is probably better in the long run, but always something to keep in the back of your mind.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:13 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.

Have you read up on LRAP DF? It actually makes taking on debt seem a lot more manageable and less frightening. According the the site if you have a shitton of debt you could technically still qualify for LRAP if you were making 100k/year. Of course, sure, having less debt is probably better in the long run, but always something to keep in the back of your mind.


LRAP only counts for PI, and he wants big law.

90K is two years of harsh savings while working big law. It certainly is a risk, but one I think is worth taking.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:28 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.

Have you read up on LRAP DF? It actually makes taking on debt seem a lot more manageable and less frightening. According the the site if you have a shitton of debt you could technically still qualify for LRAP if you were making 100k/year. Of course, sure, having less debt is probably better in the long run, but always something to keep in the back of your mind.


LRAP only counts for PI, and he wants big law.

90K is two years of harsh savings while working big law. It certainly is a risk, but one I think is worth taking.

See edit, I put LRAP but meant Income Based Repayment.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby daniasb » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:Narrowed it down to two:

UVa (instate + $20,000/year)
Columbia (assuming sticker)

Went to UVa undergrad and enjoyed Cville; currently in DC. Wouldn't mind Biglaw in NYC or DC. Slightly interested in clerkships and not terribly debt averse, but $72K/year does make me think twice.


Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?



Exactly. Instate knocks off $5K plus decreased COL, so UVa would be about $30K/Year cheaper.


Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.


I am definitely not a slacker. I guess we're working under the assumption that if I can land Biglaw out of UVa, take UVa, if not, take CLS for the safe(r) bet?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:39 pm

daniasb wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
daniasb wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Uva. Instate + 20 equal what? 30 a year difference?



Exactly. Instate knocks off $5K plus decreased COL, so UVa would be about $30K/Year cheaper.


Are you a slacker? If so CLS is safer, but otherwise 90K is worth the degraded safety at OCI.


I am definitely not a slacker. I guess we're working under the assumption that if I can land Biglaw out of UVa, take UVa, if not, take CLS for the safe(r) bet?


Yes.

MisterGof might be right. CLS will make this a less risky prospect. Would you pay 90K more better chances at OCI? It's a tough call.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby anthonyc350 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
anthonyc350 wrote:pitt @ 18 /
nova @ 25 /
PSU @ 15 /

a. goals?
b. are those numbers scholarships or cost?


work in criminal law or government, total cost $. dont have a preference within PA

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby anthonyc350 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:54 pm

villanova mainline suburbs suck so id rather not go there, so i guess psu vs. pitt, toss a coin?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Brownadam26 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:02 pm

where do I go to law school with a 160/2.8....reaches/safeties and certainties please.
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