TTTT or San Fran?

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stintez
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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby stintez » Fri May 28, 2010 11:50 am

acerra wrote:Today I was admitted to the part-time evening program at San Francisco. I've never been to San Francisco nor do I know anyone there or have any job prospects for the other portion of my life outside of school. I had a stellar GPA all through undergrad but bombed my LSAT, so, until now, I had only been offered admission to a local TTTT with a half-scholarship. I'm a ridiculously dedicated student. No matter where I go, I plan on becoming as involved as possible to get where I want to be.

Going to San Fran would mean a significant amount of debt and attending a school where I know no one in an area that I know nothing about other than that it has a high cost of living. However, I feel like this is at least a ranked option that would, ideally, offer me more options. Law is what I want to do with my life. I don't want a big law job. I'm perfectly happy with something in government or public interest. What do you think one should do in this situation? Should I at least deposit to have the benefit of having more time to consider the offer?



What is your GPA and LSAT score?

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby NayBoer » Fri May 28, 2010 11:50 am

emilybeth wrote:If you went to San Fran, you would at minimum be competing against, at a disadvantage, grads from Stanford, Berkeley, Hastings, Davis, and Santa Clara. You would be competing against, on a fairly level playing field, grads from McGeorge and Golden Gate.
Just wanted to point out the danger of over-ranking SCU. A lot of its advantage over USF is in IP. Their biglaw numbers are pretty close.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf (page 2)

Golden Gate, on the other hand, is clearly worse than all those other schools.

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby emilybeth » Sat May 29, 2010 1:25 am

NayBoer wrote:
emilybeth wrote:If you went to San Fran, you would at minimum be competing against, at a disadvantage, grads from Stanford, Berkeley, Hastings, Davis, and Santa Clara. You would be competing against, on a fairly level playing field, grads from McGeorge and Golden Gate.
Just wanted to point out the danger of over-ranking SCU. A lot of its advantage over USF is in IP. Their biglaw numbers are pretty close.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf (page 2)

Golden Gate, on the other hand, is clearly worse than all those other schools.


Petty squabble much?

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Sat May 29, 2010 1:38 am

Anyone else surprised by how small the unemployed bar next to La Verne is?

Edt: the unknown bar is huge, and most of that is probably unemployment, or non-legal jobs. Still, even when you add them together I would have thought it would have been twice that.

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby NayBoer » Sat May 29, 2010 1:47 am

emilybeth wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
emilybeth wrote:If you went to San Fran, you would at minimum be competing against, at a disadvantage, grads from Stanford, Berkeley, Hastings, Davis, and Santa Clara. You would be competing against, on a fairly level playing field, grads from McGeorge and Golden Gate.
Just wanted to point out the danger of over-ranking SCU. A lot of its advantage over USF is in IP. Their biglaw numbers are pretty close.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf (page 2)

Golden Gate, on the other hand, is clearly worse than all those other schools.


Petty squabble much?
Don't make the assertion if you don't want people to make opposing assertions.

And never oversell Golden Gate.

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:26 pm

Step 1.) Withdraw from all schools
Step 2.) Retake lsat and get at least a 160
Step 3.) Reapply to tier 1
Step 4.) Accept best offer
Step 5.) Actually get a job making more than 40k
Step 6.) Pay off debt

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:08 pm

NayBoer wrote:Just wanted to point out the danger of over-ranking SCU. A lot of its advantage over USF is in IP. Their biglaw numbers are pretty close.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf (page 2)

Golden Gate, on the other hand, is clearly worse than all those other schools.


what year was that chart compiled?

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:14 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Just wanted to point out the danger of over-ranking SCU. A lot of its advantage over USF is in IP. Their biglaw numbers are pretty close.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf (page 2)

Golden Gate, on the other hand, is clearly worse than all those other schools.


what year was that chart compiled?
I believe it's based on this chart, which is class of 2005. Meaning before the peak of the boom, but definitely rosier than the current market.
http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414 ... trends.pdf

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Re: TTTT or San Fran?

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:34 pm

yeah i was wondering bc it looked so good




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