Narrowing Options...Again.

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TheOcho
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Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheOcho » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:06 pm

With first seat deposits due soon I'm starting to get stressed about not having chosen which school to attend. Below are my offers as they currently stand, any thoughts on which route to choose? I'm interested in corporate/biglaw, but wouldn't rule anything out. No real regional preference and no UG debt.

Michigan-WL (#1 choice)
Duke-WL
Cornell-WL
GTown-IN (still under consideration for $)
UCLA-WL
Texas-IN ($ info is on the way)
Vandy-WL
USC-WL
WUSTL-84k
GW-IN
Illinois-90k
BU-WL
MN-60k
ND-54k
Iowa-128k

Right now I'm leaning towards depositing at Gtown and hoping I get off the Michigan or Duke waitlists. I doubt I'll get any money from the schools I'm WL at, and I think those are the only two (maybe Cornell) that I would consider at sticker in addition to Georgetown. Thoughts?
IUB-120k
WilliamMary-63k

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Knock
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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Knock » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:03 am

TheOcho wrote:With first seat deposits due soon I'm starting to get stressed about not having chosen which school to attend. Below are my offers as they currently stand, any thoughts on which route to choose? I'm interested in corporate/biglaw, but wouldn't rule anything out. No real regional preference and no UG debt.

Michigan-WL (#1 choice)
Duke-WL
Cornell-WL
GTown-IN (still under consideration for $)
UCLA-WL
Texas-IN ($ info is on the way)
Vandy-WL
USC-WL
WUSTL-84k
GW-IN
Illinois-90k
BU-WL
MN-60k
ND-54k
Iowa-128k

Right now I'm leaning towards depositing at Gtown and hoping I get off the Michigan or Duke waitlists. I doubt I'll get any money from the schools I'm WL at, and I think those are the only two (maybe Cornell) that I would consider at sticker in addition to Georgetown. Thoughts?
IUB-120k
WilliamMary-63k


If you want biglaw, i'd deposit at whichever of GULC or Texas gives you the most money and remain on the Michigan, Duke, and Cornell waitlists and try and get off one of them.

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Kronk
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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Kronk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:56 am

Honestly if you don't get off the other waitlists, and don't get any money from Texas or G-Town, I would be looking hard at one of the bigger scholarships. If you do very well (which you can't determine before law school obviously, so it's a big risk) you can still land big law. Plus you said you're interested in other things.

Georgetown is definitely a respectable choice and a good option as well. I would just really be more scared about ending up below median at G-Town and being out of work with 200k in loans than graduating Illinois or Iowa with $50k in debt and having to work a lower paying job.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby johndelclay » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:14 am

Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Mase » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:20 am

johndelclay wrote:Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

RC fail.

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Lawquacious
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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:33 am

johndelclay wrote:Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law


wut?

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:36 am

TheOcho wrote:With first seat deposits due soon I'm starting to get stressed about not having chosen which school to attend. Below are my offers as they currently stand, any thoughts on which route to choose? I'm interested in corporate/biglaw, but wouldn't rule anything out. No real regional preference and no UG debt.

Michigan-WL (#1 choice)
Duke-WL
Cornell-WL
GTown-IN (still under consideration for $)
UCLA-WL
Texas-IN ($ info is on the way)
Vandy-WL
USC-WL
WUSTL-84k
GW-IN
Illinois-90k
BU-WL
MN-60k
ND-54k
Iowa-128k

Right now I'm leaning towards depositing at Gtown and hoping I get off the Michigan or Duke waitlists. I doubt I'll get any money from the schools I'm WL at, and I think those are the only two (maybe Cornell) that I would consider at sticker in addition to Georgetown. Thoughts?
IUB-120k
WilliamMary-63k



I'd go with G-town, but then again I am a fanboy of Gtown for sure. I think if you have a deposit deadline I would do so there and maybe at Texas too (if you can afford to deposit at both) while you are waiting to see if your WLs come through. And if Mich is your #1 choice I would definitely make that very clear to them by expressing continued interest as much as possible. Congrats on your acceptances so far!

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby gwuorbust » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 am

Lawquacious wrote:
johndelclay wrote:Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law


wut?


seriously, wtf?

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby krad » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 am

I agree with Knock and Lawquacious- deposit at GULC, UT, or both and wait on the WLs.

Congrats on two great options and good luck with the WL's, especially Michigan!

TheOcho
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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheOcho » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:16 am

johndelclay wrote:Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law


Thaaaanks for that...wait what?

Seriously though, I've been leaning towards depositing at Georgetown and waiting to see if any of the other waitlists come through. Any other thoughts? Would you rule out schools like MN and ND that gave around ~60k in scholarships? I'm starting to think the difference between those schools and Michigan, Duke, GTown is probably worth it in the long run (assuming I'm above median, I suppose).

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby taxnstuff » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:59 am

If you want to live in Chicago ND could be a consider.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Curry » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:01 am

This is some serious de javu going on right now.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:47 pm

Texas.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby buckilaw » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:53 pm

Texas. Ride the WL's if you like, but UT with a scholly is arguably better than any of your WL options at sticker.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:28 pm

If you can stand the midwest, I think ND with $54K (which they will bump up to $60K if you let them know of your Georgetown acceptance and UIUC scholarship most likely) or UIUC with $90K are certainly worth consideration. I wouldn't pay sticker at GULC over either of those options.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheOcho » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:11 pm

Curry wrote:This is some serious de javu going on right now.


Explain.

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Kronk
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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby Kronk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:26 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:If you can stand the midwest, I think ND with $54K (which they will bump up to $60K if you let them know of your Georgetown acceptance and UIUC scholarship most likely) or UIUC with $90K are certainly worth consideration. I wouldn't pay sticker at GULC over either of those options.


I don't know that I'd consider ND over Georgetown. 54k sounds like a lot, but ND is a private school and you still might end up with something like $120-130k of loans. Also, the Midwest markets are hit so hard that I would want a big scholarship to consider throwing myself into that mess.

The correct response I think, objectively, is to take Texas over Georgetown if you get $$$, and balance your want for BigLaw with your fear of debt in choosing between UT / G-Town and the big scholarships in the midwest.

That said, if you aren't opposed to working in Texas, I might take Texas over Georgetown regardless. Less market competition and you get the hometown edge, plus it might end up a little cheaper.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheFactor » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:28 pm

johndelclay wrote:Consider these top 10 law school in US:

Harvard Law School
Stanford Law School
Yale Law School
Columbia Law School
NYU School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Cornell Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Northwestern University School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

no clue what this means but i lol'd

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheOcho » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:20 pm

I'm going to go ahead and assume that a scholarship totaling roughly 77k at Texas makes that the obvious winner? Any chance any of those schools I'm WL at would match if I was later accepted?

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby St.Remy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:48 pm

TheOcho wrote:I'm going to go ahead and assume that a scholarship totaling roughly 77k at Texas makes that the obvious winner? Any chance any of those schools I'm WL at would match if I was later accepted?


Probably not if they waitlisted you. Congrats, that's a good sized scholarship! You can try to get Gtown to match but they tend to be on the stingy side, and lacking a comparable amount at Gtown Texas becomes the clear choice.

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby barry » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:57 pm

GULC unless $$ at UT

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby TheOcho » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:20 am

Would anyone advise taking Duke, Michigan, Cornell at sticker over 77k at UT if I get in off the WL?

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Re: Narrowing Options...Again.

Postby ahduth » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:33 am

TheOcho wrote:Would anyone advise taking Duke, Michigan, Cornell at sticker over 77k at UT if I get in off the WL?


I personally would take all three, but I wouldn't want to have to practice in Texas. I'm thinking the general consensus might be that you take Michigan no matter what, probably Duke, Cornell if you want NYC big law....




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