T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

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T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby lateapplicant » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:33 pm

Hi, I apologize if this has been posted before but I ran a search and came up empty.

I was wondering what you guys thought of choosing between a T-14 like Georgetown or Cornell vs. a T-1 regional school like UNC. Assuming I've got residency for the regional school and that I'd be paying sticker for each school, would T-14 still be the way to go? I'd be paying 17k/year in tuition for UNC, as opposed to 45k/year for Cornell/Gtown. I have no interest in big law and would prefer to stay in the region.

Thank you for looking :)

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby Drake014 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:34 pm

Regional probably.

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby Veyron » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:37 pm

How will you pay off

Tuition 17k * 3

and col 20k * 3

Without big-law or T-14 style LRAP.
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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby txadv11 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:37 pm

I just can't see many situations where you had the option of a T-14 (sticker), yet a lower ranked regional school still gave you nothing...
I guess to answer your question I'd go to a T14 over any regional school period. Then again, if you don't want biglaw, what are your specific career goals?

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby JG Hall » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:25 am

the answer looks like Duke

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby aspire2more » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:31 am

UNC

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby TheFactor » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:57 pm

COL in Chapel Hill will be far less than 20k/yr...unless you plan on living like a king.

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby DubPoker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:09 pm

TheFactor wrote:COL in Chapel Hill will be far less than 20k/yr...unless you plan on living like a king.


+1 for normal students

While UNC calculates CoL at 20k, its a pretty liberal estimate (I'm a RDU resident.) even if you want single bedroom grad housing.

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Re: T-14 or T-1 regional? (Sticker, no big law)

Postby AppsAbound » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:18 pm

I don't generally preach the T-14 or bust mentality but while interviewing I've discovered a little thing that made me happy I went for the prestige. Employers don't just set grade cutoffs, they individualize them for each school. Remember, debt's a lot easier to pay off when you have a job. It's obviously not an end all, be all kind of thing, but keep in mind that employers care a lot about what school you went to.




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