GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

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GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:24 pm

I am nearly certain to get into most schools right out of the T14. I want to do Big Law eventually. I also have a strong shot at Georgetown PT. What would be best for my scenario: Georgetown PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:20 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:I am nearly certain to get into most schools right out of the T14. I want to do Big Law eventually. I also have a strong shot at Georgetown PT. What would be best for my scenario: Georgetown PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?


Any takers?

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:38 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:I am nearly certain to get into most schools right out of the T14. I want to do Big Law eventually. I also have a strong shot at Georgetown PT. What would be best for my scenario: Georgetown PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?


Any takers?


This is far from a complete scenario. Where do you want to practice law, what kind of scholarship offers are you looking at, how debt-averse are you, etc...

Also: numbers?

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby nealric » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:39 pm

GULC PT would be better for NYC placement than Fordham.

IMO, GULC PT is hands down the best option of these. It's also the least debt option.

OP: I started in the GULC PT program (switched to FT) if you have any particular questions about the program.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:17 pm

I really don't care about location (DC, NY, Boston) as long as I have the best shot at Big Law.

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Postby HeavenWood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:21 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:I really don't care about location (DC, NY, Boston) as long as I have the best shot at Big Law.


GULC then, hands down.

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Postby dood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:30 pm

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:34 pm

dood wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:I really don't care about location (DC, NY, Boston) as long as I have the best shot at Big Law.


GULC then, hands down.


yea id second that, all other things being unknown.

but say u had a full scholly at GW, u might want to consider that. since all u care about is big law, top 15% at either gw or gulc is gonna get u that. only advantage i see to GULC is big law mobility outside of DC and possibly some T14 prestige points (not many) for clerking purposes.


For GULC, its only top 15%? I heard GW isn't worth it because the DC market is so bad right now, that whatever jobs exist go exclusively to GULC. Is that true?

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby dakatz » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:36 pm

OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.

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Postby HeavenWood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:38 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:
dood wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:I really don't care about location (DC, NY, Boston) as long as I have the best shot at Big Law.


GULC then, hands down.


yea id second that, all other things being unknown.

but say u had a full scholly at GW, u might want to consider that. since all u care about is big law, top 15% at either gw or gulc is gonna get u that. only advantage i see to GULC is big law mobility outside of DC and possibly some T14 prestige points (not many) for clerking purposes.


For GULC, its only top 15%? I heard GW isn't worth it because the DC market is so bad right now, that whatever jobs exist go exclusively to GULC. Is that true?


In DC, T14 grads get the pick of the litter, with GWU grads picking up the scraps. Going to GWU isn't worth sticker, but it can very well be worthwhile on scholly, depending on your other options.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:43 pm

dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:45 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:
dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.


It's nice to contemplate the hypothetical, but until you get get some acceptances/scholly offers back, this thread is essentially meaningless.

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Postby BCLS » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:35 pm

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby Grizz » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:11 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:
dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.


It's nice to contemplate the hypothetical, but until you get get some acceptances/scholly offers back, this thread is essentially meaningless.


Agree w/Nealric wrt NYC, and if you don't already have a Boston connection and want to work there BC/BU might be a smart play, but yes, what HeavenWood says is TCR here.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby SilverE2 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:19 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:
dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.


With 167/3.87, I'm pretty sure you'll be out at GULC PT. But you should have a great shot at the rest.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby buckilaw » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:37 pm

SilverE2 wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:
dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.


With 167/3.87, I'm pretty sure you'll be out at GULC PT. But you should have a great shot at the rest.


Shouldn't 167/3.87 be a lock for GULC PT? I'm fairly sure that those stats are above both the 75th's for GULC's PT program last year.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby icouldbuyu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:17 am

buckilaw wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:
dakatz wrote:OP, would money not be an issue at all here? If it isn't then of course just go to GULC. But I'm guessing there will be money that makes the determination fairly difficult.


Money does play some role, but I also want a chance at a good career, so I am willing to take on some risk as long as its not completely stupid risk.


With 167/3.87, I'm pretty sure you'll be out at GULC PT. But you should have a great shot at the rest.


Shouldn't 167/3.87 be a lock for GULC PT? I'm fairly sure that those stats are above both the 75th's for GULC's PT program last year.


Thats what I thought. Even LSP says I'm an admit. Is the PT admissions process different in the sense that they are more unpredictable?

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby Informative » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:30 pm

It depends where you want to work.

If you want to work in NYC, go to Fordham.
If you want to work in dc, go to GW
If you want to work in boston, go to BC or BU (I prefer BC but these schools are the same)

If you want to explain to an employer why you are going PT and have a good reason, then GULC may be a good option. I don't see any reason not to do it. There is a bit of a stigma regarding the PT kids at GULC, but once you graduate, no one knows.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby ran12 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:53 pm

GULC is prob the better pick. The reason you might not be a lock to get in PT is that they're decreasing the number of PT seats.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:03 pm

ran12 wrote:GULC is prob the better pick. The reason you might not be a lock to get in PT is that they're decreasing the number of PT seats.


Thank US News for ruining this formerly lucrative sidedoor entry.

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:05 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
ran12 wrote:GULC is prob the better pick. The reason you might not be a lock to get in PT is that they're decreasing the number of PT seats.


Thank US News for ruining this formerly lucrative sidedoor entry.



I think this topic is old. Looks like OP got into UVA. If so, congrats! Better option than any of them for any city (even Boston, I still don't understand why there are so many UVA students in Boston - easily outnumber Mich/Penn/whatever other peer).

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Re: GULC PT or GW/BU/BC/Fordham?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:13 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
ran12 wrote:GULC is prob the better pick. The reason you might not be a lock to get in PT is that they're decreasing the number of PT seats.


Thank US News for ruining this formerly lucrative sidedoor entry.



I think this topic is old. Looks like OP got into UVA. If so, congrats! Better option than any of them for any city (even Boston, I still don't understand why there are so many UVA students in Boston - easily outnumber Mich/Penn/whatever other peer).


And so it does...

Congrats, OP! I may join you in a few weeks. :wink:




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