Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

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Where should I enroll?

Toledo
11
42%
Cleveland Marshall
8
31%
Ask Cleveland Marshall for more $$ and reevaluate
7
27%
 
Total votes: 26

Woo10
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Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Woo10 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:48 pm

I am having a very hard time deciding between University of Toledo and Cleveland Marshall.

I have a full ride to Toledo and only need to have above a 2.5 GPA to keep it. I have no scholarship to Cleveland (that I know of) so I would be paying a little less than $20,000 a year for my education alone.

I have visited both schools and had very positive experiences at each.

The reason why I am still having a hard time deciding is because I absolutely love the city of Cleveland (I know a lot of people will not understand haha). I love the idea of being in a large city with a lot going on considering I went to undergrad in the middle of nowhere. However, Toledo is a moderately sized city so it’s not like I would be without the city atmosphere if I chose that school.

I know “loving” a city is not a good enough reason to rack up debt but I was really hoping to get some feedback that would make the idea of graduating with debt/no debt worth it. If someone could tell me about the programs/reputations/job opportunities associated with each school I would be extremely grateful.

Also, for those familiar with Cleveland Marshall I was accepted into the LCOP program, if that makes a difference.
Thank you!

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Luis Gomez
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Luis Gomez » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:20 pm

Rumor has it that Toledo engages in some mean section stacking. Usually requesting a 3.0 from their scholars.

JCUGuy0428
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby JCUGuy0428 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:44 pm

I've also heard that UT does certain things to prevent schollys from getting renewed. But the fact that Cleveland gave you 0 money makes it hard to turn down.

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A'nold
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby A'nold » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:53 pm

Toledo a billion times over. Seriously, a billion.

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Doritos
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Doritos » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:48 am

I know people at both schools and I would have to vote Toledo. In this fantastic economy I don't think you can reasonably expect amazing high paying jobs from either one of these schools and if I were you I would follow the money. If you can get Cleveland to match or exceed the Toledo scholarship by all means do it and reevaluate but as it stands Toledo

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TTH
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby TTH » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:25 am

Better options out of C-M than Toledo. See if you can get some money out of 'em.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby findlayswimmer28 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:00 am

As a Toledo student, I can assure you the sections are not stacked. The scholarship students are pretty evenly dispersed between the sections.

As far as location goes, I would rather be somewhere where there is not as much to do. Let's face it, you are going to law school to go to law school. A professor that I talked to when trying to make a decision put it like this:

"If you want to ski, go to Colorado. If you want to do well in law school, go to Toledo." This was probably some of the best advice that I received. There are people that party all the time and go places for breaks and weekends. Those people are struggling to make grades to stay enrolled.

Additionally, the faculty here are extremely approachable and helpful. As an example, my property professor runs study groups for students that are struggling to grasp the material. This is pretty standard. This doesn't mean the classes are easy. The exams are difficult and the curve is pretty tight. If you come to law school ready to put the time in, you shouldn't have a difficult time keeping your scholarship.

Good luck in making your decision and if you have any particular questions about Toledo, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Case2L » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:00 am

While I never attended either school, I feel as though I can speak somewhat for C-M. If I was in your shoes, I would choose C-M over Toledo, even if I had to pay sticker price at C-M (although I still think you should use your scholly @ Toledo to get some money from C-M). I definitely know what you mean when you say you love Cleveland. I love Cleveland too; it's a great city despite the jokes - it has an awesome sports scene, great entertainment and restaurants, and a world-class art museum (and I've been to some of the world's finest, including the Louvre, et al.) C-M is right in the heart of Cleveland with great access to internships and volunteer opportunities. C-M also has an excellent alumni network and is generally very well regarded in the region. Toledo, as a university, is better regarded than CSU, and it's law school has been in the top 100 from time to time, but I can assure you that C-M is still the better school for Cleveland. Not that it matters, but I also like the fact that virtually all of CSU's buildings are interconnected, so you can traverse the entire university on a dreary winter day without ever setting foot outside.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Woo10 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:45 pm

A'nold wrote:Toledo a billion times over. Seriously, a billion.


Any reasons?!

I really appreciate everyone's help so far! I want to hear more!

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby gustrock » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Woo10 wrote:
A'nold wrote:Toledo a billion times over. Seriously, a billion.


Any reasons?!

I really appreciate everyone's help so far! I want to hear more!



I'll be attending! Did you send in your 75 dollar deposit Woo10?

Case2L
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Case2L » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:33 pm

I still say if you're interested in Cleveland, definitely go to CSU. For Ohio in general, C-M trumps Toledo.

Woo10
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Woo10 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:28 am

gustrock wrote:
Woo10 wrote:
A'nold wrote:Toledo a billion times over. Seriously, a billion.


Any reasons?!

I really appreciate everyone's help so far! I want to hear more!



I'll be attending! Did you send in your 75 dollar deposit Woo10?


I did!

UTStudent12
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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby UTStudent12 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:53 am

Choose Toledo. There are some things going on Downtown usually every weekend. The Student Bar Association also has a night out every Thursday. Toledo is definitely not as glamorous as nearby Detroit (1 hr) or Cleveland (2), but I have friends that make it out that way often, sometimes even during the week for important special events.

Also, the typical scholarship requires 3.3 at UT, so if you got the 2.5 scholarship, you're definitely ahead of the game and reducing your post-grad loans no matter what when you put it up against C-M.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:48 pm

not as glamorous as nearby Detroit


detroit? glamorous? :?: :?:

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby nice cream » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:47 pm

C-M Law. Cleveland has many of the biggest firms in the country. Those firms have great lawyers, many of whom are considered "super lawyers." One of my mentors is a millionaire med mal attorney graduating from C-m. Their moot court team is constantly int he top 8 in the nation including 2011. Almost every judge in Cleveland graduated from C-M. Firms in Cleveland respect C-M Law. Two Case Western grads advised me to go to C-M instead of Case. Those two attorneys are well paid as well. The reputation of C-M is great, especially in Cleveland. All of that including the price makes C-M the easy pick

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby mpj_3050 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:01 pm

I would say Toledo if and only if it is reasonable that you can muster the GPA to keep the scholarship. I thought that the scholarship stipulations were a bit tougher there but it looks like you have a favorable stipulation.

But...what type of situation are you in? Family monetary help, married/kids, UG debt? If something financially is in your favor/disfavor you should evaluate these factors.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Chants » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:41 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
not as glamorous as nearby Detroit


detroit? glamorous? :?: :?:



Have you ever been to Toledo? In comparison, I would say Detroit is rather glamorous!

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby gwuorbust » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:10 pm

Chants wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:
not as glamorous as nearby Detroit


detroit? glamorous? :?: :?:



Have you ever been to Toledo? In comparison, I would say Detroit is rather glamorous!


:adds Toledo to "place-to-never-visit-list":

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Doritos » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:33 am

nice cream wrote:C-M Law. Cleveland has many of the biggest firms in the country. Those firms have great lawyers, many of whom are considered "super lawyers." One of my mentors is a millionaire med mal attorney graduating from C-m. Their moot court team is constantly int he top 8 in the nation including 2011. Almost every judge in Cleveland graduated from C-M. Firms in Cleveland respect C-M Law. Two Case Western grads advised me to go to C-M instead of Case. Those two attorneys are well paid as well. The reputation of C-M is great, especially in Cleveland. All of that including the price makes C-M the easy pick


That's nice that the few people you know from these schools are making lots of money but I do not think you can realistically count on a huge paycheck coming out of these schools. I would advise minimizing your debt upon graduation.

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Re: Toledo vs. Cleveland Marshall

Postby Case2L » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:52 pm

This thread is almost a year old. The OP has probably made his/her choice.




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