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lawheaven
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Postby lawheaven » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:46 pm

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HeelsforHoos
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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby HeelsforHoos » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:47 pm

Depends if it's Duke or Northwestern.

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thickfreakness
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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:47 pm

Depends on the schools involved, your career and geographic preferences, debt aversion, etc etc.

I'd lean towards the top school, though.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:49 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Depends on the schools involved, your career and geographic preferences, debt aversion, etc etc.

I'd lean towards the top school, though.


+1

Care to share more info? Then it will be easier for folks to weigh in. It's hard to decide just based on numbers. If the #56 school is one of the best schools in the state you want to practice, then it's worth more thought.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby nick637 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:50 pm

its case

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby sccjnthn » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:51 pm

I'd take San Diego but pass on Baylor.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:52 pm

This is Duke/northwestern vs. Case/Loyola/usd/Cincy. Not even a question. Go to the t11. I can't believe this is a poll.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:55 pm

FuManChusco wrote:This is Duke/northwestern vs. Case/Loyola/usd/Cincy. Not even a question. Go to the t11. I can't believe this is a poll.


+1 unless somebody was absolutely set on practicing in Cleveland, Cincinnati, etc. and wanted to enter private practice, but not biglaw.

lawheaven
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Postby lawheaven » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:01 pm

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HeelsforHoos
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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby HeelsforHoos » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:13 pm

Thanks for adding the schools! I have a strong bias against one of the #11's.

Anyway, I'd go with Northwestern. What kind of law do you want to practice?

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DerrickRose
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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby DerrickRose » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:33 pm

Surely there is a middleman here. Ohio State?

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:38 pm

You got into NU. Tell the 56 to give you a full ride or kiss your ass.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:39 pm

ozarkhack wrote:You got into NU. Tell the 56 to give you a full ride or kiss your ass.


+1. The only way this should be a question is if its 208k vs. less than 20k. You should be going to the #56 school on nothing but personal expenses/Stafford loans to even make this a viable question (unless geographic preferences exist.. but still.)

motiontodismiss
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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby motiontodismiss » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:33 pm

ozarkhack wrote:You got into NU. Tell the 56 to give you a full ride or kiss your ass.


+1. Tell the 56 to pay you to go or go to hell.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby Shaggier1 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:53 am

ozarkhack wrote:
You got into NU. Tell the 56 to give you a full ride or kiss your ass


This.

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Re: What would you choose? T11 & $208K debt -OR- T56 & 43K debt

Postby Geist13 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 am

with a full ride you still have to pay COL which over three years comes to ... just about 40K. So it sounds like he does have a full ride already.

Also, it's far from clear how under 20 K as opposed to 43K in debt has any substantial effect on this decision. Either way its relatively little debt at a t2 vs tons at a NU. I just don't see the argument for how an extra 8k per year from UC would all of a sudden tip the scales. If OP should go to UC at 20K, why shouldn't he go at 43K?

I would take NU even if it were 0 debt. Unless you know you want to be in that school's home market.




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