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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 100Kworthit? » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:40 am

UMich: $67k
UVA: $90K
NYU: Sticker

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:49 am

re: NU/GULC, does it change anything if GULC has an amazing LRAP and if I make under $75k/year I won't be paying anything?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Clint Eastwood » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:26 am

I want to go somewhere outside of Louisville. Stats will probably be super-splitterish.

I also like coffee and hate poor people.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:48 am

Holly Golightly wrote:re: NU/GULC, does it change anything if GULC has an amazing LRAP and if I make under $75k/year I won't be paying anything?


How much do you think you will make, and how long do you wanna do PI

Because NU gives a % of IBR, plus a percentage of unpaid interest.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 100Kworthit? » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:02 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
100Kworthit? wrote:UMich: $67k
UVA: $90K
NYU: Sticker


goals - including type of law and acceptable/target locations.


I want a corporate job in a big city. I am thinking international business law or corporate law. Not aiming for becoming a celebrity lawyer, just want a stable well paying career. I do care a lot about the law school experience and where I would most likely be more happy, I'm a laid back person who is willing to study hard but not do crazy things like rip out pages etc... should i include anything else?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby ligirl » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:55 pm

Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!

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Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:56 pm

ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!

Goals?

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:59 pm

ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!


consider the net present value of your most lucrative alternative to law school.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:00 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!


consider the net present value of your most lucrative alternative to law school.

Tactful. Gonna use this again later. Otoh free LS isn't so tragic.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby ligirl » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:02 pm

IAFG wrote:
ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!

Goals?


Sorry.. meant to write this. Part of me wants to go BigLaw (which pretty much I'm screwed no matter which school I pick - unless I graduate really high in class rank.. I know this) but I also am very interested in family/child law. I'm realizing it's smarter to graduation at a lower-ranked school without debt because it'll give me more freedom in deciding which route I want to go and not pressure me to accept a high paying job I might not want. I'm not 100% and I realize these are at different ends of the spectrum and probably doesn't help you at all.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:03 pm

IAFG wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!


consider the net present value of your most lucrative alternative to law school.

Tactful. Gonna use this again later. Otoh free LS isn't so tragic.


yeah but in this case its seriously worth asking how much he/she could have been earning for those three years.

i wasn't even trying to be a dick, just pointing out that none of these schools are no-brainers or anything, free or otherwise.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:05 pm

Of course I think you should go get a job and come back to LS older, wiser and with a better LSAT if that is still what you want. Minimum grade requirement for the fullrides?

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Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:05 pm

ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!



Do your scholarship offers have any grade stipulations? Assuming no for now, I would take one of your free rides. St. John's/Hofstra is not going to leave you in a worse position than Brooklyn. Sounds like you're leaning towards Hofstra (?) That's fine go there, these schools are all pretty similar.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:07 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
ligirl wrote:Brooklyn w/ 32K a year, so I'd be paying the difference in tuition + COL

or St John's/Hofstra for free .. I've been at Hofstra for undergrad so I'm comfortable here. I could graduate with no debt and probably a higher class rank from either SJU/Hof. My questions would be, a) would it be a mistake to turn down Brooklyn and then b) would it be worse to pick Hofstra over St. John's?


HELP!!



Do your scholarship offers have any grade stipulations? Assuming no for now, I would take one of your free rides. St. John's/Hofstra is not going to leave you in a worse position than Brooklyn. Sounds like you're leaning towards Hofstra (?) That's fine go there, these schools are all pretty similar.

I'm going to bet that both have grade stipulations and advise you not to go to any school with a grade stipulation attached, hth.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D-hops » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:15 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:can you imagine how insanely cut throat the competition must have been at hofstra, st. john's and brooklyn since ite? holy shit, it must be like fucking beirut circa 1981 or something in their law libraries

while if you decide to go to one of the three you should of course take a full-ride, i'd be incredibly nervous about even the most generous-sounding grade requirements. my guess is the gunners are out in full force


Do you think people at those schools even know about "ITE"? I can't understand why you would go to those schools if you did.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby NayBoer » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:32 pm

D-hops wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:can you imagine how insanely cut throat the competition must have been at hofstra, st. john's and brooklyn since ite? holy shit, it must be like fucking beirut circa 1981 or something in their law libraries

while if you decide to go to one of the three you should of course take a full-ride, i'd be incredibly nervous about even the most generous-sounding grade requirements. my guess is the gunners are out in full force


Do you think people at those schools even know about "ITE"? I can't understand why you would go to those schools if you did.
A lot of people just think any law school is impressive.

In 2004 I was impressed that a guy I knew was going to Houston Law. He graduated in like 2007 and I believe has still never worked as an attorney. He has two jobs, one of them not even law-related.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:06 am

Bump



I want to decide things.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:56 am

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby kombucha420 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:39 am

Alright BP, here it goes.

Goals: successful trial lawyer, maybe civil litigation not sure exactly what type. Would like to practice in DC or South including Texas (went to school there). Would like to limit debt as much as possible but willing to incur more if it means a huger difference in job prospects when I graduate.

-Retaking the LSAT is not an option btw, but reapplying next year I guess would be - I applied late January this year which I think hurt me a lot.

Options: Already crossed out 20K/yr from Tulane after visiting, 25K/yr from SMU (still could not justify cost and wasn't sure about being in Dallas) and no money from George Mason.

What's Left:
- 25k/yr from Wake (top 2/3)
- Recent acceptance from Alabama with money on the way (not sure amount but have a 165)
- Waitlisted at Emory, BU, Notre Dame, W&M, Wash U and Vanderbilt
- Still waiting to hear back from BC and Indiana

Any thoughts???

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby JTX » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:41 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Bump



I want to decide things.


+1
lol

my whole office is looking at me funny. way to go H2O.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Corinne » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:50 am

Ok, just as a disclaimer: I know I am very lucky, but I am also very indecisive.

I'm New Jersey born and raised and always hoped to go to a NYC school for law school. Unfortunately, with seat deposit extensions nearly running out, I still have not heard back from either of the schools I'm seriously considering in NYC. So, my goal right now is to chose between the other three schools that I am seriously considering as back up. I don't have a precise idea of what I want to do after law school, except that I would like to work in NYC at some point, and hopefully in family law at some point.

Notre Dame: Scholarship for $20k/year leaving me with the remainder of tuition and living expenses.

Seton Hall: Tuition scholarship - I would only pay living expenses.

San Diego: Almost tuition scholarship- I would pay $1k/year and living expenses.

I have been leaning toward San Diego, I visited and really liked it. Any advice would be appreciated, I only have until April 29th to send my seat deposit!

Thanks

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby JTX » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:00 pm

Corinne wrote:I know I am very lucky

I'm New Jersey born and raised.


these seem to contradict.

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby Corinne » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:05 pm

jtxcounitah wrote:
Corinne wrote:I know I am very lucky

I'm New Jersey born and raised.


these seem to contradict.


Haha, New Jersey's not all Sopranos and Jersey Shore. I live in a nice suburban town about 15 minutes from NYC. :)

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Re: BP decides where you go to law school

Postby NayBoer » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:06 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:ithinkimightbeleaningtowardsnubutimstillunsure
Holly, where do you want to work? I know you want an LLM in int'l stuff.




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