Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

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Georgetown, ND, IU-B?

Georgetown (sticker)
8
42%
ND (90k)
7
37%
IU-B(120k)
4
21%
 
Total votes: 19

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Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby mla » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:26 pm

The subject line is really all I have to say about it. Help?
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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:27 pm

Do you have defined career goals? Regional preferences?

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby mla » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:11 am

Lawquacious wrote:Do you have defined career goals? Regional preferences?


I don't need to work in Biglaw, mid-sized would probably work best for me. I currently live in the midwest with my S.O., but my family/friends are all east coasters (Baltimore, Philly, NYC), so either DC, Indy or Chicago.
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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby FiveSermon » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:12 am

Make a poll.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby bk1 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:48 am

If biglaw or PI/gov work, or anywhere not the midwest: GULC

If anywhere in the midwest: ND

If Indiana and only Indiana: IUB

Personally I think GULC at sticker is far too risky. If you take it at sticker you're pretty much going to forced to do biglaw to pay off your debt. I think in your case I'd take ND.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:50 am

I'm a 1L at ND, so take this for what you will. If you would be happy with Chicago or Indy, I think it's a slam dunk to take ND. GULC at sticker is NOT worth it at all. ND for only 12K tuition is far better than IU for free as well.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby firemed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:53 am

I have heard that GULC isn't worth it. Of course, this is from some random internet-met law students and 0Ls, so YMMV. I voted for IU-B simply because free means that while you are stuck in Indiana you also have way more options than someone trying to pay down debt. All this just IMO, of course.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:04 am

firemed wrote:I have heard that GULC isn't worth it. Of course, this is from some random internet-met law students and 0Ls, so YMMV. I voted for IU-B simply because free means that while you are stuck in Indiana you also have way more options than someone trying to pay down debt. All this just IMO, of course.


Yeah, this would make sense if IU didn't place less than 10% in NLJ250 jobs. I know OP said biglaw isn't a goal, but you're going to get similar opportunities at 1/4 of the class at ND as you would top 10% at IU. COL in South Bend is incredibly cheap, and you'd be paying maybe 40K of tuition total.

BTW, Bloomington is actually a really nice town, I wouldn't mind being 'stuck' there for three years.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:16 am

bk1 wrote:If biglaw or PI/gov work, or anywhere not the midwest: GULC

If anywhere in the midwest: ND

If Indiana and only Indiana: IUB

Personally I think GULC at sticker is far too risky. If you take it at sticker you're pretty much going to forced to do biglaw to pay off your debt. I think in your case I'd take ND.


All this.

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Re: Georgetown (Sticker) v. Notre Dame (90k) v. IU-B (120k)

Postby firemed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:17 am

ndirish2010 wrote:
firemed wrote:I have heard that GULC isn't worth it. Of course, this is from some random internet-met law students and 0Ls, so YMMV. I voted for IU-B simply because free means that while you are stuck in Indiana you also have way more options than someone trying to pay down debt. All this just IMO, of course.


Yeah, this would make sense if IU didn't place less than 10% in NLJ250 jobs. I know OP said biglaw isn't a goal, but you're going to get similar opportunities at 1/4 of the class at ND as you would top 10% at IU. COL in South Bend is incredibly cheap, and you'd be paying maybe 40K of tuition total.

BTW, Bloomington is actually a really nice town, I wouldn't mind being 'stuck' there for three years.



My dad did UG in Bloomington. Said he loved it. Also, he got laid a lot. Of course, that was the 60s. Anyway, I can honestly say that if OP picks ND, that really wouldn't be a bad choice. $40K or so in tuition debt really isn't bad at all for LS. Maybe $70K total after total CoA is added up. If they don't have too much UG debt that isn't the end of the world.

On the other hand, $200K after GULC is a very risky proposition, IMO.


ETA: I see bk and rad beat me to that last point. :D




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