Vandy ($50k) v. G (0) v. Cornell ($30k) Penn (0) for PI/Gov

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Which should I attend?

Vandy with 50k
23
40%
Penn with nada
35
60%
 
Total votes: 58

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whitman
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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby whitman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:05 pm

So you think Vandy just won't get me there at all?

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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby michigan_man » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:14 pm

you are getting some really shitty advice. go to penn, without reservation, over Vandy when they only gave you a $50k scholarship. The difference is all in the LRAPs:
Penn: http://www.law.upenn.edu/cpp/prospective/publicinterest/tollrap.html
Vanderbilt: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/academics/clinical-legal-education/loan-repayment-assistance-program/index.aspx

It isn't close. Go to Penn.

Side note to future readers: you should have applied to Michigan/UVa too since they are both provide better public interest support than Penn, but you might not have been accepted anyway (waitlisted at USC).

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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby whitman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:19 pm

michigan_man wrote:you are getting some really shitty advice. go to penn, without reservation, over Vandy when they only gave you a $50k scholarship. The difference is all in the LRAPs:
Penn: http://www.law.upenn.edu/cpp/prospective/publicinterest/tollrap.html
Vanderbilt: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/academics/clinical-legal-education/loan-repayment-assistance-program/index.aspx

It isn't close. Go to Penn.

Side note to future readers: you should have applied to Michigan/UVa too since they are both provide better public interest support than Penn, but you might not have been accepted anyway (waitlisted at USC).


Sorry I wasn't more clear. Waitlisted at UVA and Michigan.

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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:23 pm

50k isn't worth it to pass up Penn for Vandy.

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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby Flips88 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:28 pm

Just saw that you added the PI/Gov't/env law part. Go to Penn. Vandy's LRAP is awful awful awful. Cap is $50k and at that point they only cover 20%. I'm also considering Vandy, but since I also want to do PI, their LRAP concerns me.

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Re: Vandy ($$) vs. Penn (sticker) for PI/Gov/environmental law

Postby DAisaka09 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:37 pm

whitman wrote:So you think Vandy just won't get me there at all?


I think you can get there from Vandy, but your class rank might not matter as much if you are at Penn.

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Vandy ($50k) v. GULC (0) v. Cornell ($30kPenn (0) for PI/Gov

Postby whitman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:54 am

Just got $30,000 from Cornell. Should that be a consideration?

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Re: Vandy ($50k) v. G (0) v. Cornell ($30k) Penn (0) for PI/Gov

Postby southernsnapp » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:30 pm

Cornell should be a consideration. I couldn’t find the information online that they gave us at ASW about their loan assistance for public interest jobs, but you should definitely call and ask. I don’t want to put what I remember them saying up here in case it’s wrong, but if you want to know, then PM me.

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Re: Vandy ($50k) v. GULC (0) v. Cornell ($30kPenn (0) for PI/Gov

Postby drylo » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:35 pm

whitman wrote:Just got $30,000 from Cornell. Should that be a consideration?


It's whatever you want, of course, but it wouldn't be much for me to consider. Cornell is like $25k more expensive than Vandy (tuition only) anyway. That scholarship is basically equalizing tuition between Cornell and Vandy sticker.




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