W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

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CCN (sticker)
88
85%
W&L (full scholly)
16
15%
 
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W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby people want what » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:10 pm

I know this should be (and was) a no brainer, but ITE, this new development is throwing me through a loop.

I don't know where I want to work.

TLS, please assist.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby kk19131 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:11 pm

What in the world is CCN?

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:13 pm

kk19131 wrote:What in the world is CCN?

Columbia, Chicago, NYU, which is also my vote for the OP.
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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby Hiei » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:13 pm

The gap is just too big in terms of employment prospects to take the full ride. The only way I would consider the full ride was if you wanted to work in the midwest (probably only St. Louis at that) and in that case only over NYU. WUSTL just has too much trouble placing its grads.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby Hiei » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:13 pm

kk19131 wrote:What in the world is CCN?



An abbreviation created by TLS for 3 schools.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby miamiman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Hiei wrote:The gap is just too big in terms of employment prospects to take the full ride. The only way I would consider the full ride was if you wanted to work in the midwest (probably only St. Louis at that) and in that case only over NYU. WUSTL just has too much trouble placing its grads.


try again.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby vandalvideo » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm

In this economy; CCN. Given Washington and Lee's free fall in the ranking and risky third year program I honestly don't think it is a good idea to go for the full scholarship if you've been accepted to CCN.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Hiei wrote:The gap is just too big in terms of employment prospects to take the full ride. The only way I would consider the full ride was if you wanted to work in the midwest (probably only St. Louis at that) and in that case only over NYU. WUSTL just has too much trouble placing its grads.

OP is talking about Washington and Lee in Virginia, not WUSTL in St Louis.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby miamiman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm

kk19131 wrote:What in the world is CCN?

i remember being this person.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby people want what » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Hiei wrote:The gap is just too big in terms of employment prospects to take the full ride. The only way I would consider the full ride was if you wanted to work in the midwest (probably only St. Louis at that) and in that case only over NYU. WUSTL just has too much trouble placing its grads.


I meant Washington and Lee, but I think your point is even stronger in that case. lol. I know this should be easy.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:15 pm

miamiman wrote:try again.


If you look really closely you can see that an ampersand is made up of the letters "ust." HTH.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby byunbee » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:17 pm

wait is this another hypothetical, or did you actually get into all CCN schools? Shouldn't there be like M/V/P/B w/$$$ option?

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby miamiman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:17 pm

bk1 wrote:
miamiman wrote:try again.


If you look really closely you can see that an ampersand is made up of the letters "ust." HTH.


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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby people want what » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:20 pm

byunbee wrote:wait is this another hypothetical, or did you actually get into all CCN schools? Shouldn't there be like M/V/P/B w/$$$ option?


Yes, you are correct to assume that if I were normal I would have other more practical options. I don't want to get into everything, but I'm OUT at HYS, WL at Cal Berkeley, IN at M & P, and then a few below.

I had a messed up cycle, I cannot believe I'm in at CCN (actually it's only CN, lol, but w/e). Regardless, this is my dilemma right now.

AND thanks for all the advice everyone.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby NoleinNY » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:43 pm

I vote CCN with one caveat: what do you want to do and where do you want to do it?

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby people want what » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:42 pm

NoleinNY wrote:I vote CCN with one caveat: what do you want to do and where do you want to do it?


I want small law, or public defender in Lexington Virginia

. . .


haha, I have no idea. Honestly, no location preference or interest in any one practice area.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby NoleinNY » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:12 pm

Eh. To quote my uncle "Anything more than 50 miles away from a coast isn't civilization." Go to CCN, enjoy civilization and bust your ass.

EDIT: If the C is Chicago and not Columbia, I'm willing to count a great lake as a coast for the sake of argument.
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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:13 pm

I go to a W&L-ish school and am a huge advocate of sacrificing rankings prestige to lower your debt-load. That said, the difference here is just too big. Even if it was Cornell or GULC vs. W&L I'd be inclined to tell you to take the money, but the biglaw, clerkship and especially academia opportunities you'll see from CCN just won't be open to you coming out of W&L.

Suck it up and take out the loans, and congrats on getting into a great law school.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:19 pm

miamiman wrote:
Hiei wrote:The gap is just too big in terms of employment prospects to take the full ride. The only way I would consider the full ride was if you wanted to work in the midwest (probably only St. Louis at that) and in that case only over NYU. WUSTL just has too much trouble placing its grads.


try again.


lulz

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby Fenris » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:42 am

NoleinNY wrote:Eh. To quote my uncle "Anything more than 50 miles away from a coast isn't civilization." Go to CCN, enjoy civilization and bust your ass.

EDIT: If the C is Chicago and not Columbia, I'm willing to count a great lake as a coast for the sake of argument.

Cleveland is civilization?....

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby KingJames6 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:59 am

Fenris wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Eh. To quote my uncle "Anything more than 50 miles away from a coast isn't civilization." Go to CCN, enjoy civilization and bust your ass.

EDIT: If the C is Chicago and not Columbia, I'm willing to count a great lake as a coast for the sake of argument.

Cleveland is civilization?....


As long as Lebrons there

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby im_blue » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:59 am

NoleinNY wrote:what do you want to do and where do you want to do it?

That's what she said!

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby ze2151 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:50 am

do you have connections in the legal world after grad? have you met faculty you like at any of these schools? do you like the people at a particular school? could you stomach living in lexington for 3 years? it should be about more than the bottom line. i don't feel qualified to vote on this.

i am going to a t-25 for free. i have contacts in the industry whose advice and assistance i may seek after grad. the faculty at my school are awesome and have treated me (even this summer) like i matter.

maybe you have better career prospects on the whole after going to one of these top flight schools. and maybe with lrap, ibr, and all that good stuff, the debt load really isn't as terrifying as i felt it was. do what's right by you.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby van » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:09 am

I'd say stick with what you have if it was a just mere few spots jump in ranking, but you are talking about being accepted in top ranked schools - go for it! Sounds like you aren't sure yet where you want to end up so CCN will give you must better options to go wherever you want to later. No brainer.

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Re: W&L (full scholly) v. CCN (sticker)

Postby interalia » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:06 am

Anyone who suggests you take the money here should be permanently banned from TLS.




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