Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

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Oblivion_08
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Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:27 am

Before I post this, I want every jerk on this site to know there is no need to bash me because I've decided to go to Tier 3 or 4 schools. I have a job waiting for me once I complete law school, one that has a very high salary, so don't give me crap about "you're going to be poor".

Now I need help please!

I was accepted into
Thomas Jefferson Law with money
Western State Law with money

Wait list
Whittier

Waiting on
Chapman
Southwestern
Loyola(longshot)
USC(LONGSHOT)
Pepperdine(longshot)

How is Thomas Jefferson in comparison to Whittier, Southwestern and Western State Law?

Which one of those should I avoid? And which one would be the best choice(if we don't include money in the mix)

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Zabini » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:03 am

If you have a good job lined up already, then just go wherever your debt will be the least significant. Or maybe take on some extra debt if it means living someplace beautiful, idk.

edit: I'd probably go to Thomas Jefferson out of all those...San Diego is awesome plus you might get some lay prestige from the name.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:29 am

I hear Southwestern is a pretty sweet spot.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:33 am

Lowest cost best location and don't stress about grades if you've got a big money job lined up.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby EstboundNDwn » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:41 pm

Oblivion_08 wrote:Before I post this, I want every jerk on this site to know there is no need to bash me because I've decided to go to Tier 3 or 4 schools. I have a job waiting for me once I complete law school, one that has a very high salary, so don't give me crap about "you're going to be poor".

Now I need help please!

I was accepted into
Thomas Jefferson Law with money
Western State Law with money

Wait list
Whittier

Waiting on
Chapman
Southwestern
Loyola(longshot)
USC(LONGSHOT)
Pepperdine(longshot)

How is Thomas Jefferson in comparison to Whittier, Southwestern and Western State Law?

Which one of those should I avoid? And which one would be the best choice(if we don't include money in the mix)


Have you been to the area of Fullerton that Western State is at? It's Shitty. Compare this to TJ's new facility in downtown San Diego. If you're not concerned about job prospects, then I'd definitely go with TJ. The cost of living might be a little higher, but you could always find a place a little outside downtown San Diego, say Clairemont or Mission Hills, and take the trolley to the school, which would shave between 100-250 dollars a month off your rent.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:42 pm

Cheapest possible school since you already have a job lined up.

The differences between these schools is negligible so take the money and run.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:54 pm

Has no one thought of the possibility that he stated that he has "big money" lined up so that we'd actually tell him where to go instead of telling him to retake?

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby bhan87 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:07 am

Check attrition rates and avoid schools that'll flunk you out (i.e Whittier)

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby lakerfanimal » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:05 am

I'm not sure which of these schools is best, but from what I've heard (only from a few people so take it with a grain of salt..), Whittier and Western did not sound like good places to go to. If you already have job security, go to TJ and enjoy SD!

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby waitlisteddd » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:45 am

any stips on the schollies? make sure you consider that before going solely based on $.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:48 pm

I have a job lined up for me to work with my cousin in Beverly Hills(if I don't get a better opportunity that is). My fiancee is going to live in LA will that be a big problem?

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby General Tso » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:51 pm

YourCaptain wrote:Has no one thought of the possibility that he stated that he has "big money" lined up so that we'd actually tell him where to go instead of telling him to retake?


that is probably what is going on. if he was really wealthy and well-connected, he'd buy his way into Loyola or USD.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby drmguy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:58 pm

General Tso wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:Has no one thought of the possibility that he stated that he has "big money" lined up so that we'd actually tell him where to go instead of telling him to retake?


that is probably what is going on. if he was really wealthy and well-connected, he'd buy his way into Loyola or USD.


+1

and retake


From now on we need screenshots of "wealthy parents" bank accounts, pics of pay stubs from cousins and screenshots of all TTT and TTTT scholarship offers.
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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Grizz » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Retake or don't go. You're going to be poor.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:06 pm

I can't retake, and if you consider 70,000 a year very wealthy..then fine. My cousin is an attorney, and he is offering me a job once I am completed if I can't find one.

The reason I can't retake is because I took it twice and I don't want to go through it again. This test is not for me. I studied for 4 months and never hit the 160's. I don't think that makes me stupid, but the test is a tough test for me.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby General Tso » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:07 pm

if your rich cousin doesn't care what shit hole school his attorneys attended, why do you care?

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:09 pm

My "rich cousin" went to a "shithole"(Southwestern TTT) and he is now "rich". Why must you label everything, I am just asking a question, you don't have to butt in.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby General Tso » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:10 pm

you better get that job offer in writing, or else you might end up like Scott's Tots

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby rose711 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:16 pm

I think that generally Thomas Jefferson has a terrible reputation, I think of it as the worst of the worst... just based on stuff I have read about it. That said, I would go to the place that you will have the least debt/ and be happiest attending.

You may have a great job line up now, but, God forbid something happens to your cousin or your cousin's firm, what would you do then? Make sure you have a debt burden that you can handle.

Good luck!!

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:23 pm

What happens if the job isn't there when you graduate? It's one thing if your dad is a senior partner firm at a solid firm, but trusting your cousin with a 100k investment??? That seems too risky.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:29 pm

Ret....damn it, can't do it.

Go with a combination of minimizing debt and are you enjoy the most, adjusting the proportion as you see fit.

Some of you guys are coming across as bitter. Not sure if its a fair assessment or not, but the guy is in a good spot, just bid him well.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:30 pm

I'm not banking on my cousin, but he does tell me that he will offer me a position. I'm not worried about finding a job, I never am, I am confident enough to know that I will have a job, and the money is not a problem(I had an account from when I was 3 to save up for grad/med/law school). Not because i'm "rich". So someone please answer the question I asked without trying to ridicule me. Thanks.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby Oblivion_08 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:32 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Ret....damn it, can't do it.

Go with a combination of minimizing debt and are you enjoy the most, adjusting the proportion as you see fit.

Some of you guys are coming across as bitter. Not sure if its a fair assessment or not, but the guy is in a good spot, just bid him well.


I'll never retake. And I'm a Lakers fan man, good luck to your boys I'm gonna sign off and watch this game.

And thank you for wishing me well, I wish you and everyone here well as well.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby jwmalone87 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:49 pm

Having a job lined up won't matter if you don't pass the bar, and both Thomas Jefferson and Whittier have pretty bad bar passage rates. Go to Southwestern or Chapman if you can.

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Re: Help! Tier 3/4 Schools in California

Postby drmguy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:52 pm

Is it just me or did the rich parents/job lined up/don't worry about debt because i have an excuse threads increase exponentially recently.

I am not saying that OP is doing the same thing, but it seems that people have realized if they make an excuse it will quell the retake hoards.




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