Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

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Schools At Which You Would Pay Sticker

None
3
1%
HYS
27
13%
top 6
41
20%
top 14
64
31%
top 20
27
13%
top 30
19
9%
Tier 1
19
9%
Tier 2
8
4%
 
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Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby people want what » Sun May 23, 2010 9:48 pm

Assuming

(1) that some schools are at least worth sticker, and
(2) that you're not mad at me for ending a sentence with a preposition,

when is it safe to pay sticker? If ever . . .

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby miamiman » Sun May 23, 2010 9:50 pm

I did this already.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby people want what » Sun May 23, 2010 9:51 pm

miamiman wrote:I did this already.



Prove it.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby jayn3 » Sun May 23, 2010 9:52 pm

HYS

in an alternate universe where i already have advanced degrees, a career, and a savings account with substantially more than $300, extremely cheap local schools (eg UNebraska) might be a possibility depending on what i would be doing with that law degree.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby miamiman » Sun May 23, 2010 9:57 pm


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Postby jayn3 » Sun May 23, 2010 9:58 pm

oh but where was the POLL!

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby people want what » Sun May 23, 2010 9:59 pm

miamiman wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115410&start=25

Hth


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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby Kretzy » Sun May 23, 2010 10:02 pm

Most likely T6, were I faced with a lack of financial options.

I'd probably take decent money ($25,000/year or so) at a T14 over sticker at CCN, though. For me, I definitely would've taken $75,000 over sticker at Columbia.

For folks who have a realistic expectation of LS though, I don't think paying sticker at your dream school (as I'll possibly be doing 2L and 3L) is bad at all.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby romothesavior » Sun May 23, 2010 10:09 pm

It isn't an option, but I'd pay sticker for T10. So I voted T6, because given my personal goals, I couldn't possibly justify paying sticker at Georgetown or Cornell.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby doomed123 » Sun May 23, 2010 10:14 pm

These threads exist for no other reason than to give people another excuse to brag about how great they are.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby ppa840 » Sun May 23, 2010 10:15 pm

romothesavior wrote:It isn't an option, but I'd pay sticker for T10. So I voted T6, because given my personal goals, I couldn't possibly justify paying sticker at Georgetown or Cornell.


+1, beat me to it. I couldn't pay sticker at g-town, but I could at umich

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby holydonkey » Sun May 23, 2010 10:26 pm

ppa840 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:It isn't an option, but I'd pay sticker for T10. So I voted T6, because given my personal goals, I couldn't possibly justify paying sticker at Georgetown or Cornell.
+1, beat me to it. I couldn't pay sticker at g-town, but I could at umich
+2 I'll be paying sticker at Michigan and would have taken the $$$ at Vandy over sticker at Cornell or Georgetown.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby thickfreakness » Sun May 23, 2010 10:28 pm

Probably nowhere except for Yale, because of LIPP. I took my $$$ at a T14 and didn't look back, especially since I didn't apply to CCNHYS to start with.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 23, 2010 11:44 pm

Top 20 is hilariously arbitrary; top 30 much less so, but still an odd distinction.

HTH

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sun May 23, 2010 11:56 pm

Top 30 minus IUB, W&M, and Davis. Undecided on Iowa. I'm planning on most likely going into IBR-qualifying work and am less debt-averse than most to begin with though; YMMV.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby General Tso » Mon May 24, 2010 12:39 am

sticker or not sticker is not really the question. the question is debt level. there are other sources of financial aid than just scholarships/grants.

for instance, I would pay sticker at a T1 (Davis, Hastings, UW, CU-B) as long as it cost less than 100k debt (in fact I am paying sticker at one of these schools). Each of those options is arguably a better choice than a T2 at half tuition (Denver, Seattle, Santa Clara, Loyola, etc.)

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby James Bond » Mon May 24, 2010 1:13 am

I'm a crazy splitter. I'm paying sticker at the best school that accepts me. If that's T14, T20, T30, T50 or whatever, it's my best shot at a future and I'm taking it.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby BigA » Mon May 24, 2010 1:36 am

General Tso wrote:sticker or not sticker is not really the question. the question is debt level. there are other sources of financial aid than just scholarships/grants.

for instance, I would pay sticker at a T1 (Davis, Hastings, UW, CU-B) as long as it cost less than 100k debt (in fact I am paying sticker at one of these schools). Each of those options is arguably a better choice than a T2 at half tuition (Denver, Seattle, Santa Clara, Loyola, etc.)


so how are you keeping your debt below 100K at one of those schools?

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby James Bond » Mon May 24, 2010 1:37 am

BigA wrote:
General Tso wrote:sticker or not sticker is not really the question. the question is debt level. there are other sources of financial aid than just scholarships/grants.

for instance, I would pay sticker at a T1 (Davis, Hastings, UW, CU-B) as long as it cost less than 100k debt (in fact I am paying sticker at one of these schools). Each of those options is arguably a better choice than a T2 at half tuition (Denver, Seattle, Santa Clara, Loyola, etc.)


so how are you keeping your debt below 100K at one of those schools?


Eating General Tso's...duh

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby General Tso » Mon May 24, 2010 2:07 am

BigA wrote:
General Tso wrote:sticker or not sticker is not really the question. the question is debt level. there are other sources of financial aid than just scholarships/grants.

for instance, I would pay sticker at a T1 (Davis, Hastings, UW, CU-B) as long as it cost less than 100k debt (in fact I am paying sticker at one of these schools). Each of those options is arguably a better choice than a T2 at half tuition (Denver, Seattle, Santa Clara, Loyola, etc.)


so how are you keeping your debt below 100K at one of those schools?


My living expenses are about 1/2 that suggested by my school's budget. I do this by living far outside my school's city with 3 roommates. My parents are graciously paying about $10,000 per year toward my tuition. I had about 35k savings from working prior to law school. And I inherited a partial interest in my grandfather's property, although the estate hasn't yet settled. I think it will settle before my 3rd year of school.

I am pretty lucky, and I understand that others are not in such circumstances. But even without all of the parent support/savings/inheritance, I think I would have taken a scholarship to one of those T2s. 100k debt is pretty much the max in my opinion for a non T20. That is especially true if you are looking for private sector work.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby motiontodismiss » Tue May 25, 2010 1:34 am

Top20 outside of Boalt, UCLA, and USC. Stanford is actually a valid slingshot back to the east coast/midwest, so if they'll have me I'm willing to pay sticker.

That said, if Stanford will have me most likely so will Mich/NU/Penn/the like with money. And I would take those schools with money over Stanford in a heartbeat.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby BigA » Wed May 26, 2010 3:40 am

motiontodismiss wrote:Top20 outside of Boalt, UCLA, and USC. Stanford is actually a valid slingshot back to the east coast/midwest, so if they'll have me I'm willing to pay sticker.

That said, if Stanford will have me most likely so will Mich/NU/Penn/the like with money. And I would take those schools with money over Stanford in a heartbeat.


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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby bk1 » Wed May 26, 2010 4:18 am

BigA wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Top20 outside of Boalt, UCLA, and USC. Stanford is actually a valid slingshot back to the east coast/midwest, so if they'll have me I'm willing to pay sticker.

That said, if Stanford will have me most likely so will Mich/NU/Penn/the like with money. And I would take those schools with money over Stanford in a heartbeat.


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The Governator.

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Re: Poll: What Schools Would You Pay Sticker At?

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed May 26, 2010 10:15 am

BigA wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Top20 outside of Boalt, UCLA, and USC. Stanford is actually a valid slingshot back to the east coast/midwest, so if they'll have me I'm willing to pay sticker.

That said, if Stanford will have me most likely so will Mich/NU/Penn/the like with money. And I would take those schools with money over Stanford in a heartbeat.


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I live here. And I can't wait to get out of here. For good.



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