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Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:03 pm

Feel more confident that I am making the right decision now.
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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby Hannibal » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm

1. Are you straight out of UG?

2. Do you think you could get a job of 50k or more per year with your UG degree?

3. Are you able to live poor?

4. Do you want to work in the Midwest?

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:09 pm

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby Hannibal » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:17 pm

Sounds like I'd go to LS in your scenario. Damn liberal arts degrees.

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby bk1 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:20 pm

If you want to be a lawyer in Indiana (or the midwest generally) this is a fine enough deal imo. You can pay back 80k in 10 years even on a sub-50k salary (it'll be tough but doable).

What are your stats? It's hard to tell whether retake is justified without knowing your numbers.

It really comes down to, do you want to be a lawyer? Financially, I think your options are about equal in the long run, finding a job with your liberal arts degree and working your way up versus taking this debt and going to law school.

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby birD » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:21 pm

Sounds like I'd go to LS in your scenario. Damn liberal arts degrees.


+1

also nice avatar

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:21 pm

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby rman1201 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:24 pm

I'd stick with Indiana since you're pretty lucky to receive such a great offer with those numbers. Plus you should take that money while you can before their scholarship spending frenzy comes to an end.

If you want, you can retake the LSAT in June after you put down an Indiana deposit just so you can know 'what if?'

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby bk1 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:25 pm

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:3.0 / 166


If you think you can break 170 then you would definitely open yourself to the lower T14 at sticker if that was your cup of tea (i.e. you wanted to do biglaw or something like that).

I don't know how scholarship offers work at the lower schools you are considering so I don't know if they'd give you more scholarship money for a higher score.

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Re: Choosing Law School in General...

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:40 pm

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Re: Choosing Law School (IUB) in General...

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:15 pm

If you work for a year and get a 170 you would have a decent shot at NU. Michigan is unlikely with that GPA.

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Re: Choosing Law School (IUB) in General...

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:54 am

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Re: Choosing Law School (IUB) in General...

Postby RickyRoe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:06 am

I would ask if you can defer for a year. I feel like taking a year off after UG is beneficial to most people and if you are having any doubts at all then I would just go ahead and wait a year. Spend the time crossing some stuff off your bucket list. So what if you can only get a crappy job, the real world experience will do you good.

That is just my perspective. I feel as though I would have done horribly if I had gone to LS at 22. Now, at 26, I feel more prepared.

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Re: Choosing Law School (IUB) in General...

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:20 am

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Re: Choosing Law School (IUB) in General...

Postby Law Sauce » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:03 pm

In your situation, IUB sounds great.




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