HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

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USC (sticker) v. SMU ($77k scholly), prefer tx but not opposed to leaving

USC
4
11%
SMU
31
89%
 
Total votes: 35

adamtx11
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HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby adamtx11 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:37 pm

Just got an admit call from USC. I was really set on going to SMU because I wanted to practice in Texas and none of my other offers had the right combo of job portability/prestige to really deter me from attending SMU. I was told on the phone that I would be receiving no scholarship offer at USC. That being said, I would have to take out some student loans in order to attend law school there and the cost of living in LA is no joke, of course. If I were to attend SMU, I would be attending with a sizable scholarship and my parents would pay for the rest. As much as I like Texas, I am not opposed to practicing elsewhere if it is a cool place (I'd say LA qualifies).

I greatly appreciate any input; I really don't know what to think right now.

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El_Gallo
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby El_Gallo » Fri May 27, 2011 1:38 pm

Obviously SMU.

071816
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby 071816 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:39 pm

SMU.

duckmoney
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby duckmoney » Fri May 27, 2011 1:40 pm

El_Gallo wrote:Obviously SMU.


Yes.

xcountryjunkie
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby xcountryjunkie » Fri May 27, 2011 1:44 pm

duckmoney wrote:
El_Gallo wrote:Obviously SMU.


Yes.


+1

rmmoore
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby rmmoore » Fri May 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Yeah, totally, SMU is definitely the best option here....

sch0123
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby sch0123 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:20 pm

In case you need more input, SMU is TCR here.

CanadianWolf
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri May 27, 2011 6:22 pm

SMU seems to be the better option for you based on your scholarship & on your substantial scholarship award. Congratulations !

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blacklawboss
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby blacklawboss » Fri May 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Erick Dickerson says SMU!

adamtx11
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby adamtx11 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:29 pm

Would y'all say the same if I were to instead say that location does not matter to me? That I really just want to maximize my chances of landing a job in BigLaw?

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Burgstaller04
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:34 pm

blacklawboss wrote:Erick Dickerson says SMU!


So does Eric Dickerson

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kapachino
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Re: HELP. USC (sticker) vs. SMU (77k), practice in TX

Postby kapachino » Fri May 27, 2011 6:36 pm

adamtx11 wrote:Would y'all say the same if I were to instead say that location does not matter to me? That I really just want to maximize my chances of landing a job in BigLaw?


SMU places well in BigLaw. Do the intelligent thing and go where you have money.




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