St. John's $25,000 vs. Columbus School of Law $17,000

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St. John's $25,000 vs. Columbus School of Law $17,000

Postby babyoll7304 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:37 pm

I need some advice. If you are going to dissuade me from attending either of these schools, please do not post. I am going to one of them -- so I just need help choosing.

Just an FYI: Columbus School of Law ranked 79 this year, up from 94. In turn, St. John's went down to 94 from 84. I have received $25,000 to go to St. John's. This is with the stipulation that I must place in the top 40% to renew. Columbus sent me a scholarship of $17,000 with the only stipulation of being in good academic standing. I have connections in New York and none in D.C.

Does anyone have any advice as to which would be a better choice?

Thanks for the help in advance!!


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Re: St. John's $25,000 vs. Columbus School of Law $17,000

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:54 pm

Career goals? Preference between DC and NYC? Choosing the city will probably be the biggest factor in your decision but I will say the top 40% scholarship stipulation at St. John's is rough because they give a LOT of them out and a LOT of people will lose it so be wary of that. That being said, St. John's probably gives you a slight edge in job prospects as it is in a larger legal market and holds a surprisingly strong reputation with older people as it was considered a much better school in the 60s, 70s, 80s, when many of those people were graduating from law schools which could help you in search of a job. So after all that, I would say try to negotiate with STJU about the scholarship and then go there. Good luck!

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Re: St. John's $25,000 vs. Columbus School of Law $17,000

Postby Robespierre » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:26 am

St. John's if you want to be in NY. Catholic if you want to be in DC.

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Re: St. John's $25,000 vs. Columbus School of Law $17,000

Postby Wholigan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:16 am

What happened to your $40k scholarship to Catholic? Was that $40k total for all three years?

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