What should I do?

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brettfavre4
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What should I do?

Postby brettfavre4 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:42 pm

I am having a hard time deciding between schools in the lower t-14. i really really like georgetown due to its location and facilities. after seeing all the gtown negativity on tls though i am having second thoughts. i couldnt really see myself at a school in a small city like michigan, virginia, duke, cornell and dont have the numbers to get into penn, nyu, etc. No work experience so northwestern is out. Should I bypass georgetown (a school in a city that i consider to be a much better fit for me) to attend a barely higher ranked school?? I mean i understand that career prospects are "better" but are they better enough to justify me sticking it out in a place i dont especially want to be at?

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megaTTTron
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Re: What should I do?

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:46 pm

where do you want to work?
are you paying sticker at all schools?
which school exactly have you been accepted to?

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Re: What should I do?

Postby Grizz » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:55 pm

megaTTTron wrote:where do you want to work?
are you paying sticker at all schools?
which school exactly have you been accepted to?


Agreed. Without this info, no one can help you.

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Re: What should I do?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:03 am

brettfavre4 wrote:I am having a hard time deciding between schools in the lower t-14. i really really like georgetown due to its location and facilities. after seeing all the gtown negativity on tls though i am having second thoughts. i couldnt really see myself at a school in a small city like michigan, virginia, duke, cornell and dont have the numbers to get into penn, nyu, etc. No work experience so northwestern is out. Should I bypass georgetown (a school in a city that i consider to be a much better fit for me) to attend a barely higher ranked school?? I mean i understand that career prospects are "better" but are they better enough to justify me sticking it out in a place i dont especially want to be at?


MV > G

It's more of a tossup between G and C.

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Re: What should I do?

Postby weejonbu » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:24 am

brettfavre4 wrote:I am having a hard time deciding between schools in the lower t-14. i really really like georgetown due to its location and facilities. after seeing all the gtown negativity on tls though i am having second thoughts


So you're telling me that negativity on an online forum has become a huge factor in your decision of where to attend law school? I mean, sure, a (very) SMALL number of current students and/or graduates might pipe in from time to time. But most of the time people are shooting around crap that they have no idea about.

brettfavre4 wrote:No work experience so northwestern is out.


This was my favorite line of all. "Work experience? Aww, of course! Apply to Northwestern!"

Needs to go down in the TLS HoF

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Re: What should I do?

Postby imbored25 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:46 pm

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Re: What should I do?

Postby keg411 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:43 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
brettfavre4 wrote:I am having a hard time deciding between schools in the lower t-14. i really really like georgetown due to its location and facilities. after seeing all the gtown negativity on tls though i am having second thoughts. i couldnt really see myself at a school in a small city like michigan, virginia, duke, cornell and dont have the numbers to get into penn, nyu, etc. No work experience so northwestern is out. Should I bypass georgetown (a school in a city that i consider to be a much better fit for me) to attend a barely higher ranked school?? I mean i understand that career prospects are "better" but are they better enough to justify me sticking it out in a place i dont especially want to be at?


MV > G

It's more of a tossup between G and C.


The difference in class size between G and C shouldn't be overlooked though. And C feeds into a much easier market (NYC) than G (DC).




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