Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

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Which School?

Cincinnati- Haven't gotten scholarship yet. (35,000 Tuition)
2
14%
Richmond- 15,000 Scholarship. (33,000 Tuition)
3
21%
Oregon- 6,000 Scholarship (28,000 Tuition)
8
57%
Hofstra- 30,000 Scholarship (41,800 Tuition)
0
No votes
St. John's- 30,000 Scholarship (42,200 Tuition)
1
7%
Northeastern- 8,500 Scholarship (39,000 Tuition)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14

rgdavis2
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Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby rgdavis2 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:32 pm

No strong regional bias, looking for best combination of job prospects and lack of debt. Scholarships listed are per year.

Still waiting to hear back from Arizona and UCLA, WL at Colorado, Washington, Baylor.

Currently Cincinnati, Richmond, and Oregon are the schools I'm considering most seriously, what say you?
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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:39 pm

You probably need to develop a regional bias & then attend the law school in that geographic area.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby Law Sauce » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:40 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:You probably need to develop a regional bias & then attend the law school in that geographic area.


Why? as log as you can develop it/like the area that you go to school at? if you can be happy anywhere theoretically, that's what no regional bias means

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby Stringer Bell » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:45 pm

Oregon's cheerleaders are extremely attractive fwiw.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby rgdavis2 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:08 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:You probably need to develop a regional bias & then attend the law school in that geographic area.


Why? as log as you can develop it/like the area that you go to school at? if you can be happy anywhere theoretically, that's what no regional bias means


I genuinely do believe I could be happy anywhere, but I have a feeling that the setting of Oregon in the Pacific NW would most appeal to me.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:11 pm

I would go with Oregon or Richmond.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby Magnolia » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Are those scholarship figures per year or total? Also, it would be more helpful if you listed the total COA next to each school, rather than the scholarship and total tuition. You need to be considering living expenses as well. Plus, if any of us could do basic math, we wouldn't be going to law school.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby rgdavis2 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:25 pm

Magnolia wrote:Are those scholarship figures per year or total? Also, it would be more helpful if you listed the total COA next to each school, rather than the scholarship and total tuition. If any of us could do basic math, we wouldn't be going to law school.


The scholarship figures are per year. By COA do you mean just tuition minus scholarship or are you also including room, board, travel, etc?

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby Magnolia » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:33 pm

rgdavis2 wrote:
Magnolia wrote:Are those scholarship figures per year or total? Also, it would be more helpful if you listed the total COA next to each school, rather than the scholarship and total tuition. If any of us could do basic math, we wouldn't be going to law school.


The scholarship figures are per year. By COA do you mean just tuition minus scholarship or are you also including room, board, travel, etc?

COA includes all of your expenses, so COL + tuition - scholarship.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby WhiteCochran » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:21 pm

FWIW, Cincinnati's COA is significantly less ($21k v $35k) if you qualify for the Graduate Metro Rate, which apparently can obtained easily (i.e. get a KY driver's license) and quickly (i.e. before 1L starts) if you move to Northern Kentucky. I think you've got the right idea putting Cincy, Oregon, and Richmond above the others. If you have the time/money, definitely make some visits and figure out where you think you'd be happiest/most productive spending 3+ years.

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby rgdavis2 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:31 pm

WhiteCochran wrote:FWIW, Cincinnati's COA is significantly less ($21k v $35k) if you qualify for the Graduate Metro Rate, which apparently can obtained easily (i.e. get a KY driver's license) and quickly (i.e. before 1L starts) if you move to Northern Kentucky. I think you've got the right idea putting Cincy, Oregon, and Richmond above the others. If you have the time/money, definitely make some visits and figure out where you think you'd be happiest/most productive spending 3+ years.


I am from the midwest and currently attend a midwestern university so establishing residency in Kentucky may not work. Are you advocating that I take a year off to establish Kentucky residency or do I just have to move there a few weeks before 1L starts and get a license?

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Re: Opinions/Personal Experience About Which School is Best?

Postby rgdavis2 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:18 pm

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