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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby enron123 » Thu May 26, 2011 2:17 pm

sure/depends/ take the LSAT

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu May 26, 2011 2:25 pm

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby The Gentleman » Thu May 26, 2011 2:37 pm

What kind of work do you want to do in DC? GULC would be a much better choice for government/PI jobs. NU has better biglaw placement, but I'm not sure if that's true for DC firms.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 26, 2011 2:48 pm

DC big law are huge grade whores. I wouldn't plan on working there unless you do very well, no matter where you go to school.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu May 26, 2011 5:08 pm

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:12 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:I would be looking more in the PI area. Something do-goodery for sure. Georgetown would be good for connections, but it's so stingy with the money when I look at LSN. Hopefully I'll have good enough grades to make the cut even if I'm out of market with the school I go to. I've heard D.C. firms/organization recruit from more than just that area though. Do you think that's fairly true?


DC big law definitely does, but I dunno about PI. I bet the networking opportunity of being in DC is irreplaceable.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby Curry » Thu May 26, 2011 5:33 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
TIKITEMBO wrote:I would be looking more in the PI area. Something do-goodery for sure. Georgetown would be good for connections, but it's so stingy with the money when I look at LSN. Hopefully I'll have good enough grades to make the cut even if I'm out of market with the school I go to. I've heard D.C. firms/organization recruit from more than just that area though. Do you think that's fairly true?


DC big law definitely does, but I dunno about PI. I bet the networking opportunity of being in DC is irreplaceable.

This. For PI in DC, GULC is probably better than most schools.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby bdubs » Thu May 26, 2011 5:44 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:I would be looking more in the PI area. Something do-goodery for sure. Georgetown would be good for connections, but it's so stingy with the money when I look at LSN. Hopefully I'll have good enough grades to make the cut even if I'm out of market with the school I go to. I've heard D.C. firms/organization recruit from more than just that area though. Do you think that's fairly true?


If you have the right combo of numbers, the GW ED full ride is a good solution to GULC's miser-like financial aid.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby Z3RO » Thu May 26, 2011 5:52 pm

GULC's LRAP is generous for PI people. You don't have to pay anything if you make less than like 75k, and it's all forgiven if you stay for 10 years.

For PI, GULC is probably like 50x better than NU, which is very firm-focused.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby bdubs » Thu May 26, 2011 5:54 pm

Z3RO wrote:For PI, GULC is probably like 50x better than NU, which is very firm-focused.


That's a pretty ridiculous exaggeration.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby The Gentleman » Thu May 26, 2011 6:00 pm

GULC is definitely stingier than most T14s when it comes to merit aid, but they do hand out a good amount of need based to make up for it. Either way, GULC is the right move for PI positions in DC.

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sat May 28, 2011 12:42 am

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Re: Law School In Chicago But Work In D.C.?

Postby dr123 » Sat May 28, 2011 1:30 am

You should wait until you actually take the lsat, apply and get accepted. This may not be something you'll even have to worry about




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