NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

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NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby InformationOVERLOAD » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi --

The answer seems somewhat obvious, but I want to hear opinions anyway to check my thinking.

Should I choose full ride (w/ top 80% stip) at Cardozo, where there's a clinic that relates very closely to my specific interests

OR

Sticker at GULC or Columbia (where I'm held)?

The better schools all have LRAPs, but of course there's a chance of my not getting a job ITE. Also, I come from a very poor family. Like NO $$$$ at all. So I'm very cautious about taking on any kind of debt.

I want to do public interest, preferably in NYC. I already live in the area so would have very low COL.

Opinions?

Thanks

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Re: NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby Justathought » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:15 pm

Tough choice; its hard to advise anyone to take on 150k+ debt if you're really uncomfortable with that kind of number. Still, Columbia is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I think a degree like that is worth the risk. Go for it, you only live once. :D

Edit: Just noticed you were held at Columbia. I would pass on GT in your situation. Since you could live for free in NY and want to practice there.

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Re: NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:59 pm

Columbia's LRAP program is insane. If you wanna do PI you will have no problem getting your loans paid off.

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Re: NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby KMaine » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:03 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Columbia's LRAP program is insane. If you wanna do PI you will have no problem getting your loans paid off.


OP is not in at Columbia.

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Re: NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby Borhas » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:06 pm

not GULC

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Re: NYC PI: Full$$$@Cardozo vs. Sticker @ Columbia/GULC

Postby zanda » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:15 pm

Definitely Columbia if you get in.


If not... since you're held at CLS and in at GULC where else did you get in? NYU? Cornell?




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