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Princess PJ
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So torn!

Postby Princess PJ » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:42 am

I recently got accepted to Georgetown (last week :). However my dad is OKC U Alum and it has always been my dream to attend. I am torn as to what to do. I know Georgetown has a great international law program, which I am very interested in. However, the professors at OKC U are so nice. Does anyone have any advice for my predicament. Please be nice as I know some of you will not understand.

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Re: So torn!

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:43 am

g-town hands down

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Re: So torn!

Postby francisConn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:44 am

99.9luft wrote:g-town hands down

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Re: So torn!

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:47 am

I don't know what an OKC U is. That being said, if you have a job lined up after graduation whereby you only need that JD in order to take the bar and then assume the position (the job, that is), then by all means attend OKC U. Otherwise, I think Georgetown is the best option, even if you want to return to a smaller local market. The key is making sure you start to meet attorneys in the market at places you're interested in working. Networking early (read as: first semester or before you start school) with people in-market is a great way to establish convincing ties that will be essential when you try to come back from a national school like Georgetown.
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Re: So torn!

Postby SupraVln180 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:47 am

Wtf is OKC U?

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Re: So torn!

Postby bergg007 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:48 am

It all depends on whether or not you want a job after law school.

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Re: So torn!

Postby joeshmo39 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:48 am


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Re: So torn!

Postby Princess PJ » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:52 am

Sorry everyone. Oklahoma City University. Yes I do have strong regional ties in Oklahoma. I know it seems strange. Georgetown was my "super" reach school. I never expected it. So this is why I am having such a problem. I probably just need to sleep on it a couple of nights.

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Re: So torn!

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:53 am

Princess PJ wrote:Sorry everyone. Oklahoma City University. Yes I do have strong regional ties in Oklahoma. I know it seems strange. Georgetown was my "super" reach school. I never expected it. So this is why I am having such a problem. I probably just need to sleep on it a couple of nights.


no, you just need to wake the fuck up!

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Re: So torn!

Postby dpk711 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:06 am

this shouldn't be an equivocal decision...

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Re: So torn!

Postby 005618502 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:11 am

flame for sure no one in their right mind would go to a school like OKC U over a T14, or any T1 for that matter

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Re: So torn!

Postby thecilent » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:23 am

Princess PJ wrote:Sorry everyone. Oklahoma City University. Yes I do have strong regional ties in Oklahoma. I know it seems strange. Georgetown was my "super" reach school. I never expected it. So this is why I am having such a problem. I probably just need to sleep on it a couple of nights.

If you think you will have a job lined up, go to okl city. No reason to go all the way to gtown. Plus it probably would cost you a lot more. Get a full ride or something to this other school.

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Re: So torn!

Postby Princess PJ » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:32 am

Thank you. My main problem is the financial aspect. I have a house in OKC as well as an employer that will work with me on hours. I eventually want to end back up in Oklahoma anyways. I'm anticipating a very good scholarship offer at Oklahoma City University. With Georgetown I would be taking out loans and plus the cost of living is outrageous! But, Georgetown is such an excellent school that I never imagined I might have to say no to them.

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Re: So torn!

Postby thecilent » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:33 am

Princess PJ wrote:Thank you. My main problem is the financial aspect. I have a house in OKC as well as an employer that will work with me on hours. I eventually want to end back up in Oklahoma anyways. I'm anticipating a very good scholarship offer at Oklahoma City University. With Georgetown I would be taking out loans and plus the cost of living is outrageous! But, Georgetown is such an excellent school that I never imagined I might have to say no to them.

FWIW, I'd prob stay in okl if I were you.

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Re: So torn!

Postby Hank Chill » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:41 am

Princess PJ wrote:I recently got accepted to Georgetown (last week :). However my dad is OKC U Alum and it has always been my dream to attend. I am torn as to what to do. I know Georgetown has a great international law program, which I am very interested in. However, the professors at OKC U are so nice. Does anyone have any advice for my predicament. Please be nice as I know some of you will not understand.


wat.

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Re: So torn!

Postby rose711 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:47 am

Small town girl wants to stay small town because of her life. (no disrespect meant) That could be good, but if you want a serious law career and you can afford it, go to the best school. Your law school will follow you throughout your life and you know that your OK school isn't marketable outside that small area if several people aren't even aware the school exists. Names and prestige matter in law. But if you will be miserable in Georgetown, maybe not going is worth it? I would leave for the better school in a heartbeat, but this is your life.

PS FWIW going to a school because the professors are nice is not a good reason. Professors need to be challenging, engaging, etc but nice isn't that important of a quality such that you should even consider it in making a decision. "nice" gets to be kindof irrelevant very fast in law school. "Kind" is always important, "nice" is meaningless.

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Re: So torn!

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:58 am

Did you apply to UT? If so I think that would be your best choice

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Re: So torn!

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:00 am

SupraVln180 wrote:Wtf is OKC U?

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Re: So torn!

Postby Younger Abstention » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:09 am

this isn't undergrad, hun. law is a meritocracy, go to gulc.

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Re: So torn!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:12 am

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:Did you apply to UT? If so I think that would be your best choice


Best school in the region would probably make sense. Or a better school than OKCU. Is there anything in between?

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Re: So torn!

Postby JazzOne » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:26 am

Princess PJ wrote:I recently got accepted to Georgetown (last week :). However my dad is OKC U Alum and it has always been my dream to attend. I am torn as to what to do. I know Georgetown has a great international law program, which I am very interested in. However, the professors at OKC U are so nice. Does anyone have any advice for my predicament. Please be nice as I know some of you will not understand.

The good news is that the recession had absolutely no effect on the international law scene in Oklahoma.

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Re: So torn!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:31 am

JazzOne wrote:The good news is that the recession had absolutely no effect on the international law scene in Oklahoma.


:D

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Re: So torn!

Postby Stonewall » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:48 am

Flame on

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Re: So torn!

Postby JOThompson » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:00 pm

Princess PJ wrote:Sorry everyone. Oklahoma City University. Yes I do have strong regional ties in Oklahoma. I know it seems strange. Georgetown was my "super" reach school. I never expected it. So this is why I am having such a problem. I probably just need to sleep on it a couple of nights.

OKCU has an excellent reputation in Oklahoma City, but your career goals will be infinitely better served with a Georgetown JD, even if you want to work in OK.

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Re: So torn!

Postby ran12 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:06 pm

Georgetown is by far the better choice even if you have to pay off a ton of loans. Why go to law school if you're not striving for something great. You can always go back to OK but if you want to be truly successful in law, you can't be complacent.

Not to be sexist but being female, you'll garner a lot more respect and opportunities going to Georgetown than OKC.




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