U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

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Maryland (17.5K scholar.) vs Baltimore (35K scholar.)

Poll ended at Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:29 pm

University of Maryland (17.5K)
19
79%
University of Baltimore (35K)
5
21%
 
Total votes: 24

br79
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U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby br79 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:29 pm

Maryland OOS with 17.5K scholarship versus Baltimore with a 35K scholarship. I am going to work in Baltimore with no dreams of DC or anywhere else. I have some interest in public service or federal government but don't know for sure. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Danteshek » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:12 pm

Maryland, for sure. Both schools are in Baltimore, correct?

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby br79 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:35 pm

Thanks for your input. Both schools are in Baltimore.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby northwood » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:37 pm

Maryland. It gives you a better advantage throughout the rest of the state over baltimore.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Danteshek » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:16 pm

I'm biased. A journal at Maryland is publishing my article. Impressed so far.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby arvcondor » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:52 am

Can I ask what your numbers were to get that scholly? The consensus this cycle seemed to be that Maryland was hopelessly tightfisted.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby shastaca » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:35 am

A bunch of my teachers have gone to Maryland and some Baltimore. In state, the schools are pretty much of a wash except for Maryland has some specialties that might be worth it if you're interested in them.

Judges in my county have JDs from Baltimore WL WM VA Penn MD GULC American and of course a Haavad. Maryland is such a small state with so many schools around it really doesn't matter where you went to school. The legal community in Bmore is small enough that after a few years you will be a known quantity and you're school won't matter except for alumni organization and in Maryland the Baltimore Alumni are all over. As of course are MD...

I'd take the money.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Ridore » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:08 am

it really depends how harsh are the stipulations are to keep the scholly $$. While everyone wants to take the money, (as would I) I would reexamine the stipulations and find out if I could comfortably achieve higher grades than the min gpa requirement to keep the scholarship

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby br79 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:13 am

To answer a couple of questions...

I got the scholarship at Maryland with a 162/3.91. It was a Leadership Scholarship that I received most probably because I was in the Army and am an adult student.

To keep the scholarship at Maryland I only have to remain in good academic standing (no GPA requirement). The scholarship at Baltimore requires that I retain a 3.25 GPA.

Thanks for all the input. I have to make a decision by April 8, so I'm in the final few days.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:16 am

go with maryland. Check out the stips on the baltimore scholly. if you have to be above median to keep it- go with maryland.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:21 am

While I do not currently go to law school in Maryland, I did my undergrad at UMD - College Park, so I have heard a good bit about these schools.

From what I know about about both schools, the legal market in the Mid-Atlantic region, and law school decisions in general, this should not even be a choice. Maryland all the way.

First the general point that the rankings difference alone justifies the extra 17K.

Second, two anecdotal bits because I am short on time:

I have two friends from undergrad. One later went to UB and the other to UMD. The one who went to UB spent 18 months bar-tending after law school and eventually landed a job as a state prosecutor. The other, who went to UMD, will be working at Cleary DC this summer (to be fair, he is top 3% in his class).

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Geist13 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:26 am

Oh shit, 3.25 at UB? A friend who went there said the 1L curve is set in the 2.6-2.8 range. Assuming this is true 3.25 is a the top of the class. Don't even think about accepting that offer without finding out what the first year curve is set to.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby bhan87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:28 am

br79 wrote:To answer a couple of questions...

I got the scholarship at Maryland with a 162/3.91. It was a Leadership Scholarship that I received most probably because I was in the Army and am an adult student.

To keep the scholarship at Maryland I only have to remain in good academic standing (no GPA requirement). The scholarship at Baltimore requires that I retain a 3.25 GPA.

Thanks for all the input. I have to make a decision by April 8, so I'm in the final few days.


If this is the case, go to Maryland. A 3.25 stipulation is pretty bleh

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby br79 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:33 am

1L curve at baltimore is 2.8 - 3.1 is what I was told at Law Preview Day last weekend.

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby rebexness » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:10 pm

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Re: U. Maryland (half-scholarship) v. U. Balt (full scholarship)

Postby Stonewall » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:12 pm

The logical choice is MD




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