GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

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GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

GULC (105K)
30
77%
Penn (???)
9
23%
 
Total votes: 39

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dpk711
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GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:07 pm

Just got in Penn and was wondering if it is a financially unsound decision to go to Penn sticker over GULC with 35k/year.
I haven't received a package from Penn yet so the sticker price is hypothetical.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby bdubs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:18 pm

What are your career goals?

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:25 pm

I don't think it really matters what his career goals are. If Penn is at sticker, I'd take G'Town in a heartbeat. I assume there are no options in between?

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:15 pm

bdubs wrote:What are your career goals?


I do want big law at the beginning but I'm interested in international human rights law eventually

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:15 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote:I don't think it really matters what his career goals are. If Penn is at sticker, I'd take G'Town in a heartbeat. I assume there are no options in between?


How much do you think Penn should give me if it is to be a financially viable choice?

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:32 pm

I think the three votes for Penn deserve an explanation.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dakatz » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:35 pm

Anyone who votes for Penn has got to be a bit delusional when it comes to debt (or is a 0L, though I guess thats a redundancy)

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby stylishlaw » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:58 pm

For BigLaw, I would start to consider Penn at around 30-45k here. Without knowing career goals in advance, it would probably be more like 50-60k. As given, GULC.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:20 pm

dpk711 wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:I don't think it really matters what his career goals are. If Penn is at sticker, I'd take G'Town in a heartbeat. I assume there are no options in between?


How much do you think Penn should give me if it is to be a financially viable choice?


40 or 50k and I'd start reconsidering. Personally I wouldn't go for less than $60k though.

I'm a 1L, saddled with $200,000 in debt. That's at least five (and much more likely 10) years of making huge monthly loan payments, IF I'M LUCKY. Take the cheap road.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:29 pm

the thing that scares me though is that even with this huge GULC scholly im 100K in the hole and the constant TLS bashing of GULC of being the worst T14 hasn't helped either -- Penn does seem to place significantly better than GULC but thanks for the advice so far guys...

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby miracle2011 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:52 pm

I am in the exact same situation, except its 105k scholarship at GULC and 72k scholarship at Upenn. If I end up at one of the two, it will be Penn.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:12 pm

miracle2011 wrote:I am in the exact same situation, except its 105k scholarship at GULC and 72k scholarship at Upenn. If I end up at one of the two, it will be Penn.


I think in your situation it's almost a no-brainer -- unless you were absolutely sure that you wanted to do something like PI.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby SOCRATiC » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:15 pm

O ma gawd... how did you get 105K at GULC? Could you share with us your #'s and WE? Please. Thank you.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Penn (???)

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:16 pm

SOCRATiC wrote:O ma gawd... how did you get 105K at GULC? Could you share with us your #'s and WE? Please. Thank you.


no significant WE some interesting softs though, 3.52/172 -- more info is on my lsn profile which is on my tls profile...




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