GULC PT (-), GW (-), WUSTL ($), or UIUC ($$)? NYC or Chicago

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Which school should I attend? Top market is NYC, then Chicago.

GULC PT (no current job) - sticker
George Washington - sticker
Washington U. ($10k/year)
Illinois ($15k/year)
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GULC PT (-), GW (-), WUSTL ($), or UIUC ($$)? NYC or Chicago

Postby Anacreon » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Specifics: GULC PT (no job lined up; would TRY to transfer to FT but I hear that's difficult); GW with no merit aid (just federal aid); WUSTL with $10k/year (and again, federal aid); and Illinois $15k/year (...same thing). Not includng T2 acceptances.

My desired markets are NYC (#1) followed by Chicago (2) and then Washington, D.C. (3).

Expect to do slightly better than median (but who doesn't?)

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Re: GULC PT (-), GW (-), WUSTL ($), or UIUC ($$)? NYC or Chicago

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:14 pm

I said GULC PT even though you don't have a job lined up for you 'cause from what I heard from an acquaintance of mine, there are a lot of people who don't work and even if they do work, they end up limiting their hours because there's just so much (school) work even as a PT law student.


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Re: GULC PT (-), GW (-), WUSTL ($), or UIUC ($$)? NYC or Chicago

Postby bk1 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:16 pm

If your goals are NYC or Chicago I'd take a year or two off and ED NU.

Your aid at the regional schools isn't high enough, imo, to justify taking them because you'll still end up with around 150k in debt at all of them (WUSTL/GW/Illinois) and GULC PT at sticker seems only reasonable if you can nab a decent job during the year to offset tuition while still maintaining grades.


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Re: GULC PT (-), GW (-), WUSTL ($), or UIUC ($$)? NYC or Chicago

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:17 pm

If you can tolerate the location for three years, then Illinois seems to be your best option with GULC PT next, in my opinion.

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