GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

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GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby jgclassof2014 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:18 pm

Still deciding where to go.

Am deciding between GW and Hastings right now and waiting to hear if i get in off the wait list at Northwestern.

No money at any place. I am from Los Angeles and in the long run want to be in southern california but feel as though DC would be a great place to go to law school and GW is higher ranked (20 vs. 42). nervous about employment thought if want to come back and work in CA after law school though

Any help would be much appreciated in choosing between Hastings and GW. Also if i get in off the waitlist at Northwestern I need to go there right because it is t10?

Thanks!!!

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:37 pm

If your ultimate concern is California employment, the difference in rankings will not overcome the proximity to the market that Hastings gives you. Plus, as a CA resident, sticker isn't that big of a pill to swallow. If you get off the WL at NU, I would definitely go there. It gives you more opporunity nationally than the other two schools

p.s. NU isn't a T10

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:39 pm

Anything not in the T13 isn't worth sticker. Withdraw from GW and Hastings and just ride the waitlist. If you don't get it apply, ED to NU next year.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:59 pm

Given your goals:

NW > HASTINGS > GW as I don't feel confident people in Cali know that much about GW.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:02 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Anything not in the T13 isn't worth sticker. Withdraw from GW and Hastings and just ride the waitlist. If you don't get it apply, ED to NU next year.


This. And possibly retake the LSAT depending on the current score.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:16 pm

re-reading this, I don't think GW or Hastings are smart for so-cal, even if you had a big scholarship. Hastings is going to struggle in a legal market that is already struggling and has UCLA and USC. I'm also inclined to think Pepperdine might outshine Hastings in so-cal. Why didn't you apply to Irvine?

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:re-reading this, I don't think GW or Hastings are smart for so-cal, even if you had a big scholarship. Hastings is going to struggle in a legal market that is already struggling and has UCLA and USC. I'm also inclined to think Pepperdine might outshine Hastings in so-cal. Why didn't you apply to Irvine?


Hastings is good for SoCal. However, it is a bad idea at sticker.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby Curry » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:26 pm

bk1 wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:re-reading this, I don't think GW or Hastings are smart for so-cal, even if you had a big scholarship. Hastings is going to struggle in a legal market that is already struggling and has UCLA and USC. I'm also inclined to think Pepperdine might outshine Hastings in so-cal. Why didn't you apply to Irvine?


Hastings is good for SoCal. However, it is a bad idea at sticker.

Disagree here. Hastings is manageable in Socal. It isn't "good" for socal.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:27 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:p.s. NU isn't a T10


This.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:33 pm

bjsesq wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:p.s. NU isn't a T10


This.

I think you're overrating the significance of a T10. The drop off between CCN and MVP is bigger than the drop off between MVP and BVDNCG.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:34 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:p.s. NU isn't a T10


This.

I think you're overrating the significance of a T10. The drop off between CCN and MVP is bigger than the drop off between MVP and BVDNCG.


NU sucks, and everyone knows it. It belongs in WUSTL territory.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:35 pm

Curry wrote:Disagree here. Hastings is manageable in Socal. It isn't "good" for socal.


I might have been stretching it with good so I don't think we actually think that differently. I think Hastings is passable in general for either NorCal or SoCal, but I wouldn't go so far as to recommend Pepperdine or Loyola over it at equal cost.

That being said I know we can both agree that it ain't worth sticker.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:36 pm

Several state law schools (e.g., Georgia & UNC) not ranked among the top 10 are worth sticker for in-state tuition (resident tuition) for those wishing to remain in the area.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:08 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:p.s. NU isn't a T10


This.

I think you're overrating the significance of a T10. The drop off between CCN and MVP is bigger than the drop off between MVP and BVDNCG.

I wasn't trying to make a statement. NU literally is not in the T10. It's number 12

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:11 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:p.s. NU isn't a T10


This.

I think you're overrating the significance of a T10. The drop off between CCN and MVP is bigger than the drop off between MVP and BVDNCG.

I wasn't trying to make a statement. NU literally is not in the T10. It's number 12


And it's a festering TTT in decline.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:18 pm

jgclassof2014 wrote:Am deciding between GW and Hastings right now and waiting to hear if i get in off the wait list at Northwestern.

I am from Los Angeles and in the long run want to be in southern california


You should go to law school in Los Angeles, dummy.

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Re: GW vs. UC Hastings vs. Northwestern Wait List

Postby kristyk » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:22 am

You might be able to negotiate money from Hastings. Have you tried calling/emailing to let them know you're concerned about the financial burden, even as an in-state student? If they want you, they might pony up.




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