Still can't make a decision!!!!

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Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:10 pm

I am completely torn now.... I visited Syracuse and Penn State this week and I really love the programs at cuse with the national security law and the JD/MPA program. Syracuse and OSU are great in the sense that you can get a JD/MPA for same price and time as your JD. I do however have some concerns about the downward trend of Cuse law program and there facilities arnt amazing (they get a new law school in 2014). Penn state was beautiful but I have not found a curriculum that I was especially excited abou but I do love the amazing upward trend of there program ( same with FSU)t. Now I am weighing all my top options again just when I thought I had it all figured out. I love that OSU also has a 3 yrs jd/mpa and I am amazed by FSU new trial advocacy building and its upward trend as well. Please give some input. Keep in mind I have a commitment to the USMC Jag program after law school so job placement is not a huge concern.


Syraucse 33k a yr (JD/MPA)
PSU 20k yr (JD)
OSU sticker (JD/MPA)
FSU 3,5000 yr ( JD maybe JD/MPA depending on timing and cost of program)

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby Sandro » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Syraucse

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:29 pm

Syracuse.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:31 pm

How hard is it to get accepted into Maxwell?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:32 pm

If you have a definite JAG job lined up then go to the cheapest one?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:33 pm

Also, does admission to the law school include admission to Maxwell ? Will they accept the LSAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT ?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:04 pm

Maxwell is very tough to get into but being in the law program helps alot. They really examine the resumes tough and want to make sure you will use your degree for public service.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:11 pm

trayball23 wrote:Maxwell is very tough to get into but being in the law program helps alot. They really examine the resumes tough and want to make sure you will use your degree for public service.


If it is much easier for cuse law student to get into maxwell, then I will say go with Cuse.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby enron123 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:57 am

bk1 wrote:If you have a definite JAG job lined up then go to the cheapest one?


They are paying for his law school I believe, I thought about this option.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:27 am

by they do you mean jag?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby Fred_McGriff » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:35 am

Florida State. Better quality of life in the South.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:00 pm

In order to gain residency for a state do you need to commit to sit for their bar?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:03 pm

trayball23 wrote:In order to gain residency for a state do you need to commit to sit for their bar?


No.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:14 am

really wasnt expecting this much support for cuse

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:33 pm

Is the MPA program at cuse worth going to a less prestigious law school?

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby Stonewall » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:41 pm

OSU.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:39 pm

I would love to go to OSU if they come through with some money. Just hate the direction SU law is going in the rankings and I love the way FSU and PSU are going

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby bartleby » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:53 pm

go to OSU, pay for quality.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby tea_drinker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:59 pm

trayball23 wrote:Is the MPA program at cuse worth going to a less prestigious law school?


If you are truly want to do research and publish, then the name Maxwell goes a long way. But I don't think it will help you getting a good firm job.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:12 pm

I am not looking to publish I am just looking for good options both government and law if i chose to leave the USMC

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby FSUAlumniAtlanta » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:06 pm

FSU! (actually, you should really consider (i) what region you want to live in after graduation/jag, and (ii) how much debt you will incur)

As for my experience, FSU was awesome.

Best of luck!

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:09 pm

FSU was looking great but with their in and out of state tuition rising by 15 percent it really made the decision for me

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:11 pm

OSU is a respectable school.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby northwood » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:15 pm

Where do you want to be after your jag time is up? I would say OSU is a better choice of all of them, closely followed by FSU. I would take Cuse off the list because you dont like the campus. When in doubt go with your gut.

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Re: Still can't make a decision!!!!

Postby trayball23 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:30 pm

See thats just the thing it is so hard to try to thing like 7-10 yrs down the line for when I get out of JAG. I have no clue where I want to work. I am from NY but I have worked in DC and loved it so I really have no clue. I do know I like the national security law program at cuse, I love the upside at fsu and psu and OSU is an amazing school that I would go to in a heartbeat if they gave me a scholarship... SO I am still on the fence




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