Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

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Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby robchuckbob » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:01 pm

Cardozo offered me a full tuition scholarship 450000. I went to NYU undergrad and have a lot of contacts in New York who would probably be able to help me find a job out of school.

UCLA or UT-Austin would be sticker price.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby robchuckbob » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:02 pm

That's 45,000 NOT 450,000, much to my own dismay...

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Fordham? Any scholarship stipulations?

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby northwood » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:05 pm

where do you want to work?
california- ucla will be your best bet
Texas- UT
NYC- Dozo


do you have any other options there/ Right now your choices of which school to choose should be based on where you want to work after law school.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:06 pm

Tex and UCLA can get you back to NY.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Curry » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 pm

northwood wrote:where do you want to work?
california- ucla will be your best bet
Texas- UT
NYC- Dozo


do you have any other options there/ Right now your choices of which school to choose should be based on where you want to work after law school.

I think if you want NYC, UCLA/Texas > Dozo

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby robchuckbob » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 pm

Scholarship stipulation is that I have to remain in the top 90% of the class. Frankly, if I can't do that, I'm dropping out because I couldn't get a job anyways...

Still waiting to hear from Fordham, NYU, Columbia.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 pm

robchuckbob wrote:Scholarship stipulation is that I have to remain in the top 90% of the class. Frankly, if I can't do that, I'm dropping out because I couldn't get a job anyways...

Still waiting to hear from Fordham, NYU, Columbia.


Then come back after you hear.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby northwood » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:10 pm

beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby robchuckbob » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:13 pm

thanks i will.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:16 pm

northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby northwood » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:22 pm

rad law wrote:
northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image



excellent choice- cheers

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:26 pm

northwood wrote:
rad law wrote:
northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image



excellent choice- cheers


Cheers to you, bro

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby adude » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:21 am

robchuckbob wrote:Scholarship stipulation is that I have to remain in the top 90% of the class. Frankly, if I can't do that, I'm dropping out because I couldn't get a job anyways...


Top 90% would be extremely easy to maintain. Just don't get straight C's. If you mean top 10%, however, then taking the scholarship could be risky. Try to negotiate out of the condition.

Personally, I'd take a full ride at T2 over sticker at any place except HYS. Employment, even big law, is still very likely coming out of a T2 if you are in the top 10%. Your scholarship seems to indicate that you would be able to achieve that.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Grizz » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:21 am

adude wrote:
robchuckbob wrote:Scholarship stipulation is that I have to remain in the top 90% of the class. Frankly, if I can't do that, I'm dropping out because I couldn't get a job anyways...


Top 90% would be extremely easy to maintain. Just don't get straight C's. If you mean top 10%, however, then taking the scholarship could be risky. Try to negotiate out of the condition.

Personally, I'd take a full ride at T2 over sticker at any place except HYS. Employment, even big law, is still very likely coming out of a T2 if you are in the top 10%. Your scholarship seems to indicate that you would be able to achieve that.


LSAT and GPA are lousy predictors of law school success

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby sojasoph » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:50 am

rad law wrote:
northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image

are you in asia

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:07 am

sojasoph wrote:
rad law wrote:
northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image

are you in asia


sweet phone

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:23 pm

Honestly if you have good contacts in NY already I would go to Dozo. It seems like the safe play in this economy. Even assuming you need help for cost of living, coming out of Dozo with 50k in debt and contacts doesn't seem terrible.

With that said, I will say its important to know what you want to do. If you want firm work I suggest waiting on Fordham, and leveraging UCLA/UT acceptances to get half-ride or something like that from them. Fordham will likely be your best option, though if you get in at either NYU or Columbia I would just take that at sticker and run.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:57 pm

You should get some money from Fordham. Go there (unless you get into NYU or CLS.)

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:09 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Honestly if you have good contacts in NY already I would go to Dozo. It seems like the safe play in this economy. Even assuming you need help for cost of living, coming out of Dozo with 50k in debt and contacts doesn't seem terrible.


Top 90% doesn't seem like a safe bet to me. I'd choose Texas because Texas>California in all but 2 ways.

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby Curry » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:00 pm

GATORTIM wrote:
sojasoph wrote:
rad law wrote:
northwood wrote:beat me to it rad

a shot to the victor


Image

are you in asia


sweet phone

I don't think radlaw actually took that picture...

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:28 pm

rad law wrote:Image

WTF is located in the writing drawer?

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:37 pm

Curry wrote:I don't think radlaw actually took that picture...


You mean radlaw didn't just happen to be downing shots of whiskey in a seedy oriental hotel room while browsing TLS....shit

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Re: Cardozo vs. UCLA vs. UT-Austin

Postby holdencaulfield » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:20 pm

Take the money.




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