Is it worth attending Cardozo (or any tier 2) at full price?

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Is it worth attending Cardozo or a tier 2 at sticker?

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lawfreak
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Is it worth attending Cardozo (or any tier 2) at full price?

Postby lawfreak » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:16 am

Assuming this is your best option and you still want to go to law school. Do you think it's worth it and you will eventually get a decent job and be able to pay back the loans?

Please elaborate on your decision.

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Re: Is it worth attending Cardozo (or any tier 2) at full price?

Postby YankeesFan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:19 am

Going to a TT at full price in an overly saturated market is a terrible idea. Maybe if the school was Temple, or University of New Mexico or even FSU. But schools like Cardozo, Brooklyn, Pepperdine, Loyola (Chi and LA) face too much competition for the high paying jobs that will allow you to pay back your loans. PI might plausible (at least for 10 years so they forgive your debt) but those jobs are tough to come by especially when governments have hiring freezes.

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Re: Is it worth attending Cardozo (or any tier 2) at full price?

Postby buckilaw » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:22 am

The only work that allows you to pay back sticker debt is biglaw. You need to be in the top 10% or better at most T2 schools for a shot at biglaw. You essentially gamble three years of your life and 160k+ that you can do well enough in school to be in contention for a biglaw job. At a T2 the odds of landing a job that can pay back your debt in a reasonable amount of time is not very good; but, you can easily improve these chances by going to more prestigious schools. Which is why people will tell you to retake and reapply.

Retake and Reapply.

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Re: Is it worth attending Cardozo (or any tier 2) at full price?

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:26 am

YankeesFan wrote:Going to a TT at full price in an overly saturated market is a terrible idea. Maybe if the school was Temple, or University of New Mexico or even FSU. But schools like Cardozo, Brooklyn, Pepperdine, Loyola (Chi and LA) face too much competition for the high paying jobs that will allow you to pay back your loans. PI might plausible (at least for 10 years so they forgive your debt) but those jobs are tough to come by especially when governments have hiring freezes.


This may be the best response I have ever read on TLS. My EXACT thoughts, well done.




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