BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

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BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby emjay » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:00 am

167/3.59, I wanted T14, but now that I got in to BU, I'm feeling satisfied and definitely happier with my options.

Question is, do I go for one of the full rides or settle for some financial aid and debt at BU? Or do I retake and possibly risk scoring same or lower (this would be my third retake, second was a 166) and wait for 2012 cycle?

also, going for NYC biglaw,

thanks

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby finn17 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:03 am

Go to BU. Just make sure that you do well.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:18 am

If you want New York, you should consider going to Fordham or another NYC school. BU for Boston.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby dakatz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:21 am

I guess BU would have to be the choice given the options you listed, and the goal of biglaw in NYC. Seems like the top 1/3 at BU are at least competitive for such positions. At Cardozo or Brooklyn, my guess would be something closer to about 10% to 15% of students are competitive for those positions. BU places quite well in NYC, but does it outweigh being in NYC itself? Thats the hardest part to decide on. If you had Fordham in the mix, that would definitely be the right choice. But since you don't, I'd vote BU.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby emjay » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:16 pm

bump

WL'ed at fordham, so its not really an option and i really like BU, just mainly worried about making connections with nyc law, but i've lived in ny my entire life.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Robespierre » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:07 am

If you do poorly at BU you could have the nightmare scenario of massive debt and no job. Dozo all the way, especially since you want NYC.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Rule11 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:12 am

BU is not worth $150k+ more than Cardozo, particularly if your goal is to be in NYC. At least with Cardozo on a full ride (what are the stips?) your life won't be ruined if your plans don't turn out the way you currently envision them.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:16 am

Rule11 wrote:BU is not worth $150k+ more than Cardozo, particularly if your goal is to be in NYC. At least with Cardozo on a full ride (what are the stips?) your life won't be ruined if your plans don't turn out the way you currently envision them.


OP, if there are no stipulations on the Cardozo full ride, Cardozo is the appropriate choice. If there are stipulations, try to get them removed.

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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Lawlcat » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:39 am

finn17 wrote:Go to BU. Just make sure that you do well.


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Re: BU (sticker) v. Cardozo (full) v. Brooklyn (full) v. Retake

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:25 pm

Do you want to graduate with debt and be forced into servitude based on six figures of debt to a school that only gives you a 25-30% shot at paying the debt off?

I didn't think so. Take the $.




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