Second guessing my decision, need help

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chalhou1
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Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby chalhou1 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:13 am

I put a seat deposit at Michigan State which offered me a full scholarship. I have lived in Michigan and love the area but I really don't want to waste 3 years of my life. I have 3 retakes already with two cancels so a retake is out of the question. Is going to a tier 2 school for free really that bad that I should reconsider being a lawyer?

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dr123
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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby dr123 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:14 am

MSU is a solid school, especially for free

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:16 am

I think that if you really like the area, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with TT especially for free.

But FWIW, it is possible to retake again if you really didnt want to go TT.

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:19 am

dr123 wrote:MSU is a solid school, especially for free


+1

Just don't expect biglaw.

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby scammedhard » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:23 am

MSU for free is a great accomplishment and a sound decision. You only need to worry about the COL, or about 60K, and your salary will most certainly cover that. Just don't lose the scholarship.
Congrats.

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby dr123 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:33 am

Dude, COL in EL is not 60k, more like 45

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby scammedhard » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:34 am

dr123 wrote:Dude, COL in EL is not 60k, more like 45

Even better...

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby rose711 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:38 am

Go for it. You will not be making a mistake to go to this school for free. Who knows you could possibly get biglaw if you do extremely well - but you won't need a biglaw salary to cover loans. So no stress. Just be prepared for the winter!

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby sundevil77 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:54 am

ITE, going to school for free is never a bad decision, especially if it's in a market you already like. Worst case scenario, you don't want to be the person who has $150K in debt and no job; that's a depressing, crushing situation to be in. Better to be the person that has $50K in debt. That way, if something doesn't work out and you don't have a job, you still have options.

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:43 am

One question: Are there GPA/class rank stipulations for keeping your scholarship past the first year?

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby chalhou1 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:12 pm

thank you guys for the advice. Also the stips are only a 3.0, which I don't think is that bad

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Re: Second guessing my decision, need help

Postby scammedhard » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:29 pm

chalhou1 wrote:thank you guys for the advice. Also the stips are only a 3.0, which I don't think is that bad


3.0 means that you shouldn't slack, or else...

I got this from their website:

Scholarship Renewal

For recipients of renewable scholarships who completed their first year in May 2010, 78% had awards renewed:

* 33/38 (87%) of full-tuition awards were renewed
* 16/20 (80%) of three-quarter tuition awards were renewed
* 22/31 (71%) of half-tuition awards were renewed
* 15/21 (71%) of one-quarter tuition awards were renewed
http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/schol ... newal.html

This is a wonderful opportunity. Take it seriously and don't mess up.
Good luck.




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