GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby PomasThynchon » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:30 pm

Informative wrote:Very few coastal/Chicago firms hire from UMN. Every year there are admitted students who post and say their plan is to go to Chicago big law from UMN, and it almost never happens. Most of them end up staying in MSP or end up taking a non-biglaw job somewhere else. There is a reason UMN has an astonishingly bad biglaw placement rate.

I've wondered about UMN's consistently high ranking. It lacks the geography and prestige to feed into major legal markets. I mean, MSP is a great place to live, and plenty of companies are headquartered there. And I'm sure they draw top notch faculty. And the numbers at least of their incoming class is about that of peer schools. I just wonder because I thought placement was a huge part of the USNWR (ironically a TTT publication) rankings. There are jobs in the Twin Cities, but I can't imagine there are enough to employ 250 UMN Law grads a year (to say nothing of St. Thomas). I also can't imagine much placement outside of MSP. I not trolling, just genuinely curious.

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby PomasThynchon » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:31 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
rad law wrote:
PomasThynchon wrote:chomping at the but


"champing at the bit," duder


Hey, ITE you gotta do what you gotta do


True facts man.

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby uvauvauva » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:35 pm

go with minn

I am going to a t10 and I am paying sticker... I also had a full ride to gw. there are times where i think i should have gone to gw.

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby PomasThynchon » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:46 pm

uvauvauva wrote:go with minn

I am going to a t10 and I am paying sticker... I also had a full ride to gw. there are times where i think i should have gone to gw.


Interesting. Could you be more specific?

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby soullesswonder » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:06 pm

uvauvauva wrote:go with minn

I am going to a t10 and I am paying sticker... I also had a full ride to gw. there are times where i think i should have gone to gw.


Passing on a scholarship at one DC area school to attend a T10 two hours away is not the same as passing a scholarship in Minnesota to attend school in the DC area.

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby PomasThynchon » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:25 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
uvauvauva wrote:go with minn

I am going to a t10 and I am paying sticker... I also had a full ride to gw. there are times where i think i should have gone to gw.


Passing on a scholarship at one DC area school to attend a T10 two hours away is not the same as passing a scholarship in Minnesota to attend school in the DC area.


Yeah man I would sell a kidney to get into UVa.

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby uvauvauva » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:06 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
uvauvauva wrote:go with minn

I am going to a t10 and I am paying sticker... I also had a full ride to gw. there are times where i think i should have gone to gw.


Passing on a scholarship at one DC area school to attend a T10 two hours away is not the same as passing a scholarship in Minnesota to attend school in the DC area.


Yeah man I would sell a kidney to get into UVa.


do you know how bad it is out there? I went to UVA because I thought that would be my "shot." But do you know what 200k in debt is? That is like a HOUSE! Listening/knowing all the info after I made the decision I would have gone to GW. Also, have you researched GW's statistics of employment?

Also-how does selling a kidney have anything to do with it? UVA is just a school. Go to Minnesota, do well, and graduate debt free. What is the problem?

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Re: GW sticker vs. MINN ($$)

Postby PomasThynchon » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:19 pm

Point taken. I dunno, part of me is worried sick about getting into Georgetown, but I just gotta thank my lucky stars for the money I got from GW. My father actually had the gall to tell me "you could so better." As my cousin said, with shitty grades on scholarship, you're in a bad situation. Without scholarship, you're fucked. After talking to some law students here at Cornell, and worrying endlessly about USC and Vanderbilt and Michigan, I think I'll just stfu and take the money. I think i've been convinced.

I think I might just take my chances at UMN if I get in with money. DC is such a popular market, trying to break in there from any school would scare me.




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