BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

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BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

BC sticker
12
38%
Fordham 10k x year
5
16%
UGA sticker
4
13%
UF 8k x year
6
19%
Retake LSAT/Reapply
5
16%
 
Total votes: 32

pferaso
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BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi!!
I am an international applicant from Colombia-South America. I´ve narrowed my options to:

Fordham (10k x year)
BC sticker
UGA sticker (possible scholarship)
UF (8k x year)
Retake LSAT and reapply

My priorities are 1) find a secure job upon graduation and 2) earn enough money to pay debt.

I do not have any preferred region where to work in the U.S

If you want to, please give me the reasons for your vote.

Thanks!!!!
Last edited by pferaso on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby Attorney » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:43 am

pferaso wrote:Hi!!
I am an international applicant from Colombia-South America. I´ve narrowed my options to:

Fordham (10k x year)
BC sticker
UGA sticker (possible scholarship)
UF (8k x year)

My priorities are 1) find a secure job upon graduation and 2) earn enough money to pay debt.

I do not have any preferred region where to work in the U.S. however, I would like to know your opinions regarding job prospects for a lawyer whose undergraduate degree was obtained in Colombia (the country, not the university).
I am specially curious about my marketability in Massachusetts and Georgia.
If you want to, please give me the reasons for your vote.

Thanks!!!!


BC.

I have no idea why U-Fla. with only $8,000 a year is winning this poll, but the job prospects are by far the best at Boston College and Fordham. BC > Fordham >> UGa >> UF. Since you're out-of-state at Florida, you're not going to save a ton of money there. If you had a full-ride at UF or UGa, those would be the best choices... otherwise, it's BC or Fordham.

Even with $10,000 a year, Fordham is probably just as expensive as BC at sticker... BC is a bit better in the job market (and much better in Massachusetts, a specific market you asked about) so BC is my final answer.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby zreinhar » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:49 am

Keep in mind that you get in-state at UGA after 1L (which is 14k a year I think). So that may affect your calculations.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:42 pm

zreinhar wrote:Keep in mind that you get in-state at UGA after 1L (which is 14k a year I think). So that may affect your calculations.
I asked UGA about this possibility and they ruled it out since I am not a U.S. resident....

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby zreinhar » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:22 pm

pferaso wrote:
zreinhar wrote:Keep in mind that you get in-state at UGA after 1L (which is 14k a year I think). So that may affect your calculations.
I asked UGA about this possibility and they ruled it out since I am not a U.S. resident....


Really? Even after your first year? Ehh I guess it's due to getting visas and whatnot.. something I know nothing of.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:45 pm

zreinhar wrote:
pferaso wrote:
zreinhar wrote:Keep in mind that you get in-state at UGA after 1L (which is 14k a year I think). So that may affect your calculations.
I asked UGA about this possibility and they ruled it out since I am not a U.S. resident....


Really? Even after your first year? Ehh I guess it's due to getting visas and whatnot.. something I know nothing of.

yeap, I guess so...

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:31 pm

please more opinions or votes!!!!

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:54 am

None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:09 pm

Thanks everyone for your opinions!!!

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:00 pm

Boston is the easy choice in this situation.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:04 pm

rad law wrote:None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.


This.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby scammedhard » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:24 pm

rad law wrote:None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.

Agree. Go to a place where you'll have little to no debt. If something goes wrong with your visa and you can't work, not only you, but also your loan co-signer will be in the line of fire.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby pferaso » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:56 pm

rad law wrote:None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.

You`re probably right. Which schools would be worth sticker in your opinion and why??? and which LSAT would give me decent money at BC???

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby Grizz » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:33 pm

pferaso wrote:
rad law wrote:None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.

You`re probably right. Which schools would be worth sticker in your opinion and why??? and which LSAT would give me decent money at BC???


For me? Average applicant, assuming full complement of loans? HYSCCN. For what LSAT you need for money, check lawschoolnumbers.com.

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Re: BC vs UGA vs UF ($) vs Fordham ($$) international applicant

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:36 pm

pferaso wrote:
rad law wrote:None of those. All of those schools with that kind of money are pretty risky since you're an international applicant and can't get govt. loans. Reapply dawg.

You`re probably right. Which schools would be worth sticker in your opinion and why??? and which LSAT would give me decent money at BC???


I'd say the top 12 schools or so are the ones I would pay sticker at because they give you (at minimum) a roughly 50/50 shot at getting a job that can pay back loans in a reasonable amount of time.




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