Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU at full CoA all paid with loans?

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Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU at full CoA all paid with loans?

YES
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NO
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Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU at full CoA all paid with loans?

Postby 2011Law » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:45 pm

I think I know the answer most people will give, especially ITE, but I just wanna see what the numbers come out to.


edit: changed the question a little, and you can change your answer if you want.
Last edited by 2011Law on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:16 pm

Definitely really financially risky.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Snape » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Probably Not but if you are 100% sure you want to fight for a firm position in BU/DC/or St. L then it may not be terrible

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Informative » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:30 pm

I would attend GWU with no scholarship. I'd consider BU with no scholarship. There is no way in he22 I would attend WUSTL with no scholarship.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Snape » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:49 pm

Informative wrote:I would attend GWU with no scholarship. I'd consider BU with no scholarship. There is no way in he22 I would attend WUSTL with no scholarship.



You would attend GW full price if you wanted to work in St. Louis or Chicago or Minneapolis? Your comments make no sense...it completely depends on where op wants to practice...

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:50 pm

Echo Informative, except GW at sticker is insanely expensive - COL is super high + high tuition already.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:04 pm

35% - BC/BU
32% - GW
27.5% - WUSTL

Chances for NLJ250 employment as per latest stats. Maybe lower now; who knows? But even taking into account clerkships and whatnot:

RESOUNDING NO

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:34 pm

Most of TLS would say no, I say I would easily go to BU at sticker. But then again I am the one saying Fordham at sticker isn't a terrible idea. I am just not that debt adverse I guess.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:39 pm

I do, so yes. I wouldn't have gotten $$ anywhere worth going, though. It's definitely not the most financially responsible plan.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby flcath » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:47 pm

I might, but it depends on:

(a) your other law options (50% off at at T30? or are we assuming it's WUSTL/GW/BU or nothing?)

(b) your other non-law options (3.92 GPA in bio-engineering from MIT? or are you a 3.4 poli sci shithead?)

(c) your expectations (would you be happy doing any job in law, eating ramen every night, and making less $$ than your fat, associate's degree-possessing wife? or do you need an upper-middle class lifestyle, stability, a job you like, and a hot wife who doesn't despise you?)

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby 2011Law » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:29 pm

way more yeses than I guessed.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:32 pm

rad law wrote:35% - BC/BU
32% - GW
27.5% - WUSTL

Chances for NLJ250 employment as per latest stats. Maybe lower now; who knows? But even taking into account clerkships and whatnot:

RESOUNDING NO

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby androstan » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:33 pm

Wow, my acceptance at GW just lost a lot of its shine.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby 2011Law » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:41 pm

androstan wrote:Wow, my acceptance at GW just lost a lot of its shine.


why? cause of the NLJ250 stats?

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby androstan » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:46 pm

2011Law wrote:
androstan wrote:Wow, my acceptance at GW just lost a lot of its shine.


why? cause of the NLJ250 stats?


More from the general attitude ITT that going w/o scholly is a terrible decision.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby hurldes » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:50 pm

what about sticker at GW for patent law? They are one of the best in that dept.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby 2011Law » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:52 pm

androstan wrote:
2011Law wrote:
androstan wrote:Wow, my acceptance at GW just lost a lot of its shine.


why? cause of the NLJ250 stats?


More from the general attitude ITT that going w/o scholly is a terrible decision.


yeah most of the thread posters wouldn't do it, but I figured that the poll would be closer to 1/3 yes. Not that I'm basing my decision on it, but nice to see so many other's that'd do it.

were you mostly looking to go to GW?

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby fatduck » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:55 pm

hurldes wrote:what about sticker at GW for patent law? They are one of the best in that dept.


it's still a mountain of debt. i wouldn't do it without a good idea of how i was going to get out from under that debt if i struck out with biglaw+PI (huge possibility of this happening).

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:02 pm

androstan wrote:More from the general attitude ITT that going w/o scholly is a terrible decision.


FWIW, I've got GW at half CoA and I'm definitely leaning towards reapplying if I strike out of the T14.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby dood » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:12 pm

fwiw, TLS does not represent the world, i remember some past poll where like 50% of the people voting said they currently attend a T14

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:21 pm

dood wrote:fwiw, TLS does not represent the world, i remember some past poll where like 50% of the people voting said they currently attend a T14


TLS doesn't represent the world, but that doesn't make GW with a lot of debt a smart economic decision.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby concurrent fork » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:21 pm

bk1 wrote:Definitely really financially risky.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:48 pm

Absolutely, NO.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby androstan » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:11 pm

2011Law wrote:
androstan wrote:
2011Law wrote:
androstan wrote:Wow, my acceptance at GW just lost a lot of its shine.


why? cause of the NLJ250 stats?


More from the general attitude ITT that going w/o scholly is a terrible decision.


yeah most of the thread posters wouldn't do it, but I figured that the poll would be closer to 1/3 yes. Not that I'm basing my decision on it, but nice to see so many other's that'd do it.

were you mostly looking to go to GW?


Yeah, PT. Waiting to hear from BU still. I have 35k/year at UNH also. Chem engr BS chem MS looking to get into patents etc. the usual story.

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Re: Would you go to WUSTL/GW/BU with no scholarship?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:16 pm

no. thats a huge amount of debt.

If you arent sure, pick a region, and blanket the schools in the one you want. See how it plays out.

If you are dead set on those 3, then perhaps a re-take , re-apply next cycle with better numbers would help?



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