I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

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Pick please

W&L debt free
62
74%
Notre Dame 50K in debt
22
26%
 
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Art0
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I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Art0 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:20 pm

I am from the mid atlantic and would prefer to stay here upon graduation. Not largely against debt if it is worth taking on.

I am stuck on what to do. I am in at W&L which would allow me to go for free. (Parents said they will pay the remainder of my tuition which is 8K after all my scholarships and they will pay for all CoL)

My new option that I just received was Notre Dame with 20K a year. Their tuition is $43800 so tuition would now be $23800 after the scholarship. Parents would pay 8K tuition here so I would have to take out around 16K per year in loans.

What would you do if you were me? I have no UG debt, I prefer the Mid Atlantic and East Coast in general. Would love to not have debt but is ND worth 50K more?

Goals are, I would like BigLaw if possible.

Please explain your vote if possible.

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uzpakalis
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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby uzpakalis » Sun May 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Have you visited both schools? I got a weird vibe from W & L. ND is known more nationally, and places better in big law (nationally). However, if you are 100% sure you want to live in the mid-atlantic (and you like W&L's campus), go with W&L for free.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby jarv1506 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:31 pm

uzpakalis wrote:Have you visited both schools? I got a weird vibe from W & L. ND is known more nationally, and places better in big law (nationally). However, if you are 100% sure you want to live in the mid-atlantic (and you like W&L's campus), go with W&L for free.


This.
Go to school where you want to work.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Art0 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:33 pm

jarv1506 wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Have you visited both schools? I got a weird vibe from W & L. ND is known more nationally, and places better in big law (nationally). However, if you are 100% sure you want to live in the mid-atlantic (and you like W&L's campus), go with W&L for free.


This.
Go to school where you want to work.


So is the prestige of ND not worth the extra 50K?

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby soaponarope » Sun May 22, 2011 10:35 pm

Art0 wrote:
jarv1506 wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:Have you visited both schools? I got a weird vibe from W & L. ND is known more nationally, and places better in big law (nationally). However, if you are 100% sure you want to live in the mid-atlantic (and you like W&L's campus), go with W&L for free.


This.
Go to school where you want to work.


So is the prestige of ND not worth the extra 50K?



Ha! Hell no!!!! After X amount of years in practice no one will give a sh** where you went to lawl school, (HYS notwithstanding).

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Art0 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Looking for more thoughts?

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cinephile
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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby cinephile » Sun May 22, 2011 10:53 pm

You want to work in the Mid-Atlantic region and have a bigger scholarship at W&L, it seems like the choice is clear.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby TheFactor » Mon May 23, 2011 12:52 am

W&L by a mile. You can tell people you got into Notre Dame if you want.

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Dany
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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Dany » Mon May 23, 2011 1:25 am

cinephile wrote:You want to work in the Mid-Atlantic region and have a bigger scholarship at W&L, it seems like the choice is clear.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon May 23, 2011 10:37 am

Each of these law schools has a very distinctive culture. Visit, evaluate their undergraduate football teams, decide whether or not you believe that the War of Northern Aggression is over, pnder whether in tough times you will reach for a rosary or for some bourbon, ask both for increased scholarships & then retake. :D

P.S. These schools are on the opposite ends of many spectra so a visit to both should make your decision easy.

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Verity
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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Verity » Mon May 23, 2011 10:40 am

Retake, reapply.


If you can't wait, definitely W&L.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Art0 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:48 am

Verity wrote:Retake, reapply.


If you can't wait, definitely W&L.


Why retake?

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby crit_racer » Mon May 23, 2011 11:00 am

You could do a LOT worse than W&L for free. Enjoy Lexington!

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby flcath » Mon May 23, 2011 11:47 am

Art0 wrote:So is the prestige of ND not worth the extra 50K?

I go to ND.

Not only is the answer to this question 'no,' I think that W&L is better for your needs than ND even if they costed the same. The W&L alumni network is very loyal as well, and more centralized in the area you want to work. ND is at its very weakest in the southeastern United States.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Dany » Mon May 23, 2011 1:49 pm

Verity wrote:Retake, reapply.

:roll:

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby Verity » Mon May 23, 2011 3:58 pm

Art0 wrote:
Verity wrote:Retake, reapply.


If you can't wait, definitely W&L.


Why retake?



More money, better options. I haven't said "duh" in years, but it's warranted.

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Re: I have to decide in 8 hours!!! HELP!!!!!!!

Postby fingersxd » Tue May 24, 2011 4:41 pm

flcath wrote:
Art0 wrote:So is the prestige of ND not worth the extra 50K?

I go to ND.

Not only is the answer to this question 'no,' I think that W&L is better for your needs than ND even if they costed the same. The W&L alumni network is very loyal as well, and more centralized in the area you want to work. ND is at its very weakest in the southeastern United States.


This. Debt free with Wash&Lee.




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