Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

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Which one?

Georgia (in-state cost)
11
69%
Notre Dame ($51k more over 3 yrs)
5
31%
 
Total votes: 16

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Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:24 pm

Each school offered a small scholarship. The tuition difference comes out to about $17k/yr.
I don't think there is a huge difference in cost of living, although Georgia may be a little bit cheaper.

I'm not set on biglaw, although it would be nice to have the option.
I prefer living in the southeast, although I am not completely set on it. I think I could live and be happy pretty much anywhere.

Worth an extra $50k or so and interest?
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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby bk1 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:33 pm

UGa since you prefer the southeast.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Sandro » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:45 pm

Where is your home market that you have ties to ?

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Ignore this.
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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:55 pm

Sandro wrote:Where is your home market that you have ties to ?

I did my undergrad in Utah. I don't want to live there. My parents are in Florida, but I kind of moved all over. I did attend high school in Georgia though.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:00 pm

As long as you would be comfortable living in GA then UGA by far.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:05 pm

By far? Think so?
It just seems hard to turn down the Notre Dame prestige.
That said, I feel like I'd be quite comfortable at Georgia.

Also, added a poll. Everyone else is doing it.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:52 pm

Has everyone on this thread seen UGA's latest NLJ numbers? At least we are the best school in our state...

Is it worth 17K more, I'm not sure, but not so clear cut as everyone is making it seem.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Sandro » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:20 am

~10% +- difference usually in the schools NLJ250 figures, is a factor but if OP says he isnt set on biglaw like some people.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:43 pm

Still having a hard time with this. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby Some Person » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:05 am

I guess it all boils down to what I'm hoping to do after law school.

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Re: Georgia (in-state) vs. Notre Dame ($)

Postby JustE » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:16 am

Some Person wrote:I guess it all boils down to what I'm hoping to do after law school.


This. If you're set on staying in Georgia, GO TO UGA. If you want the option to move around after graduation, GO TO ND. UGA is king in Georgia, but you'll still need to do well. You'll need to do just as well at ND for the same BigLaw job opportunities in Georgia, so to me it would be a wash. For the flexibility, I'd take ND easy. If you are certain Georgia is where you want to be, go there.

I've visited both schools and had to make a similar consideration. You really can't go wrong with ND outside of the midwest as long as you do well. To take UGA to a big market outside of Georgia, you'll need to do exceptionally well.




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