Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

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Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Yes
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No
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lawschoolnonsense
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Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby lawschoolnonsense » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:46 pm

Full-tuition scholarship at W&L Law, contingent upon staying in roughly the top 60%.....good idea or bad idea?

duckmoney
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby duckmoney » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:48 pm

I would say "yes", it is certainly worth 3 years of your life and a bit of cost of living to get a 0 tuition degree from W&L, provided you want to practice law in the mid Atlantic.

However, if you got a full ride from there, you probably got into significantly better schools. Whether or not it would be better to take the money from there over the better schools is a different question...

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fatduck
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby fatduck » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:49 pm

what's the alternative? yale at sticker? death by hanging?

lawschoolnonsense
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby lawschoolnonsense » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Ideally, I'd like to practice in PA. The highest ranked school I got into is GW...I can't justify sticker at GW. Waitlisted at Penn, UVA, Michigan, Cornell (reserve).
W&M gave me half-tuition, and I've yet to receive a financial aid package from BC.
I think W&L might be my best bet.

2011Law
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:55 pm

lawschoolnonsense wrote:Ideally, I'd like to practice in PA. The highest ranked school I got into is GW...I can't justify sticker at GW. Waitlisted at Penn, UVA, Michigan, Cornell (reserve).
W&M gave me half-tuition, and I've yet to receive a financial aid package from BC.
I think W&L might be my best bet.


I'd wait on BC and whatever other schools, but a full ride at W&L is not a bad deal. Not sure how well they place in PA, but if you have ties there I guess you'd be okay.

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WVUCelticFan
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby WVUCelticFan » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:56 pm

Given your other options, I'd go with W&L. Might not land you Biglaw, but getting a degree for $35k total would be hard to pass up and should be able to get you a job in PA.

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BrianGriffintheDog
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:21 pm

Yes

Assuming that your work ethics were good enough to get full ride and can carry that onto your law school study, I'm sure you wouldn't have any problem being on top 60%. It's doable & worth 3 yrs of your life.

duckmoney
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby duckmoney » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:46 pm

Then W&L full ride is definitely your best option. Congrats on a solid cycle.

forty-two
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby forty-two » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:50 pm

I think it's definitely worth it if you don't get any better offers. The COL is really low too, so you'll barely end up with any debt.

lawschoolnonsense
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby lawschoolnonsense » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:59 pm

duckmoney wrote:Then W&L full ride is definitely your best option. Congrats on a solid cycle.


Thanks.

law1212
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby law1212 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:14 pm

sounds like a good idea to me.

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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby bhan87 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:24 pm

If no T14, then I think its your best choice. GWU at sticker is just a horrible idea considering DC's market

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kapital98
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Re: Free Ride at W&L, worth it?

Postby kapital98 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:25 pm

Congratulations. Good luck at W&L!




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