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hopefulsplitter1
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Help Me Choose

Postby hopefulsplitter1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:23 am

So, my end goal is to be a graduate of law school with minimum debt in a not-shit law job. Preferably in the middle Atlantic.

Options:

Wake w/ 22k year scholly
UGA at instate price
UIUC w/ 25k scholly
UI-Bloomington w 40/k scholly

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:35 am

hopefulsplitter1 wrote:So, my end goal is to be a graduate of law school with minimum debt in a not-shit law job. Preferably in the middle Atlantic.

Options:

Wake w/ 22k year scholly
UGA at instate price
UIUC w/ 25k scholly
UI-Bloomington w 40/k scholly


Define Middle Atlantic. Seems like a pretty big region, and these schools have limited out of state pull.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:20 am

Mid Atlantic = DC and the South?

List your CoA for each of those schools, minus the scholarships.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby hopefulsplitter1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:22 pm

By Middle Atlantic, I mean NY through NC and anywhere between. Not sure of COA yet, have no family/home in any of these regions so COA would be pretty similar across the board. I'm from NY, got a full scholly to St. John's so COA would be close to zero, but i hear its impossible to gain employment from SJU. Thoughts?

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:30 pm

hopefulsplitter1 wrote:By Middle Atlantic, I mean NY through NC and anywhere between. Not sure of COA yet, have no family/home in any of these regions so COA would be pretty similar across the board. I'm from NY, got a full scholly to St. John's so COA would be close to zero, but i hear its impossible to gain employment from SJU. Thoughts?


If you can get the scholarship stips removed from your SJU scholly I'd probably go there.

No debt is a wonderful thing and you'll probably end up in shitlaw out of all of these schools.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby hopefulsplitter1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:31 pm

Well, yea i know the odds of big law out of all these are pretty slim. But what would you guys define shit law as?

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:32 pm

hopefulsplitter1 wrote:Well, yea i know the odds of big law out of all these are pretty slim. But what would you guys define shit law as?


Working at a small firm.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:37 pm

bk1 wrote:
hopefulsplitter1 wrote:Well, yea i know the odds of big law out of all these are pretty slim. But what would you guys define shit law as?


Working at a small firm.


I'd add - with no possibilities of advancement and doing lower-tier legal work (slip & falls, small crim, etc.)

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby mez06 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:42 pm

rad law wrote:
bk1 wrote:
hopefulsplitter1 wrote:Well, yea i know the odds of big law out of all these are pretty slim. But what would you guys define shit law as?


Working at a small firm.


I'd add - with no possibilities of advancement and doing lower-tier legal work (slip & falls, small crim, etc.)



I think this is a little harsh. Especially considering UIUC and Wake. The light isn't NEARLY as dim as you paint it out to be.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby hopefulsplitter1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 pm

What does everyone think of Wake's career opportunities/ job placement?

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby ran12 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:13 pm

hopefulsplitter1 wrote:What does everyone think of Wake's career opportunities/ job placement?


They do well enough but it's mostly in NC and the surrounding states. It'll be hard to go north of DC (which is reach). Wake does do okay in the northeast for a school in NC but they do make a point of stating that its students prefer to stay in the southeast region.

Wake is def the best choice if you want a shot at the region you're looking at.




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