Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

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Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby louise13 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:07 pm

Opinions on which law school:

Temple (5K first year)
Villanova (have not heard about any $$ yet)
Ohio State (5K a year)
Denver (25K a year)
UC Hastings (have not heard about any $$, I am guessing none)
UF
Penn State (20K a year)
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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:08 pm

louise13 wrote:Opinions on which law school:

Temple (5000K first year)
Villanova (have not heard about any $$ yet)
Drexel (full ride)
Ohio State (5000K a year)
Denver (25K a year)
UC Hastings (have not heard about any $$, I am guessing none)
UF

I do not know where I want to practice - but I am interested in federal government work/immigration.


Where are you a resident of

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:08 pm

louise13 wrote:I do not know where I want to practice.


Figure this out and then choose the corresponding school.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby louise13 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:11 pm

None of those places - I live in the NW currently but I am looking to move closer to family on the east coast. I know it would be ideal for me to know where, but I do not know, and will not be able to realistically make such a decision before choosing a law school.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:12 pm

bk1 wrote:
louise13 wrote:I do not know where I want to practice.


Figure this out and then choose the corresponding school.

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Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:14 pm

louise13 wrote:None of those places - I live in the NW currently but I am looking to move closer to family on the east coast. I know it would be ideal for me to know where, but I do not know, and will not be able to realistically make such a decision before choosing a law school.


You mean you don't have time to decide what area you want to be in prior to signing yourself up for 6 figures worth of debt with little possibility of leaving that area?

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:14 pm

I would go ahead and cut the options down to UF, Ohio State, and Temple.

Even if you don't know where you want to practice, go to the cheapest of these three because they are all better options than the rest of the options on the list.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:16 pm

If Temple or OSU gave me 5 million a year to go there, I would definitely feel good choosing either option.

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Postby louise13 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:20 pm

bk1 wrote:
louise13 wrote:None of those places - I live in the NW currently but I am looking to move closer to family on the east coast. I know it would be ideal for me to know where, but I do not know, and will not be able to realistically make such a decision before choosing a law school.


You mean you don't have time to decide what area you want to be in prior to signing yourself up for 6 figures worth of debt with little possibility of leaving that area?


It's not an issue of time to decide where - I really just don't know where. And to clarify - I don't plan on getting 6 figures worth of debt. Getting in state at Ohio, Temple, or UF after the first year would keep my debt under a 100K. And with the 25K from Denver, my debt would also be more managable. I left Villanova and UC Hastings on my list but would only consider Villanova with significant money. Hastings is debatable, since I do not believe I will get sigificant aid.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:If Temple or OSU gave me 5 million a year to go there, I would definitely feel good choosing either option.


t14 or bust. 5 million isn't enough for the limited career opportunities.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby louise13 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:25 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:If Temple or OSU gave me 5 million a year to go there, I would definitely feel good choosing either option.


Thanks for calling me out on my mistake.

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Re: Trouble deciding on where to go - opinions?

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:27 pm

[quote="louise13"]It's not an issue of time to decide where - I really just don't know where. And to clarify - I don't plan on getting 6 figures worth of debt. Getting in state at Ohio, Temple, or UF after the first year would keep my debt under a 100K. And with the 25K from Denver, my debt would also be more managable. /quote]

Then visit these places and decide which you like best.




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