SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

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SLU v Indiana v Drake

Poll ended at Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:26 pm

Slu
0
No votes
Indiana
6
75%
Drake
2
25%
 
Total votes: 8

ned4
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SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby ned4 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:26 pm

Having been left reeling after a rejection from Illinois Law, I am now trying to make a decision on where to attend law school next fall. Keep in mind that I would like to practice law in Central Illinois and will have to finance all of my expenses through loans. My options are SLU with a full-tuition scholarship, Drake with full-tuition plus $10,000 per year for living expenses, or Indiana at $15,000 a year. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby mattviphky » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:07 pm

what town, like springfield? btw, what are your numbers?

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mrtoren
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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby mrtoren » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:09 pm

Not even a choice. IU-B.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby ned4 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:15 pm

I'm looking to practice in either peoria or Bloomington/Normal. My primary question is if UI B is worth the extra 110K in debt if I am planning on practicing in one of these smaller markets. 165/3.9

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby t3hevildonut » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:40 pm

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mrtoren
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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby mrtoren » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:31 pm

t3hevildonut wrote:Why waste those numbers? Try again next year.

+1

Shoot for U of I.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby scammedhard » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:43 pm

t3hevildonut wrote:Why waste those numbers? Try again next year.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby flexityflex86 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:49 pm

mrtoren wrote:Not even a choice. IU-B.

145k (including 3 yrs of COL) at IU: B seems like a lot for a school that seems to have difficulty placing relative to its ranking. also, given their large scholarships, they tend to (at least this year) have attracted students with better #'s than schools ranked around it meaning the competition would be a tad more intense. Given OP's goals, I would think that Notre Dame would be nearly as good as going to Illinois. I would also imagine that a 165 3.9 would be gold there.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby flexityflex86 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:51 pm

scammedhard wrote:
t3hevildonut wrote:Why waste those numbers? Try again next year.

also, a 170 would be a full ride, and a 166 or 167 would be 120k. I think it's definitely worth waiting a year for the legal economy to get better, and saving 75k to retake the test.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby bk1 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:02 pm

ned4 wrote:I'm looking to practice in either peoria or Bloomington/Normal. My primary question is if UI B is worth the extra 110K in debt if I am planning on practicing in one of these smaller markets. 165/3.9


There had to have been something wrong with your application if you got straight rejected as a 165/3.9.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby mikeditkaisgod » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:45 pm

ned4 wrote:Having been left reeling after a rejection from Illinois Law, I am now trying to make a decision on where to attend law school next fall. Keep in mind that I would like to practice law in Central Illinois and will have to finance all of my expenses through loans. My options are SLU with a full-tuition scholarship, Drake with full-tuition plus $10,000 per year for living expenses, or Indiana at $15,000 a year. Any help will be greatly appreciated!


Did you apply extremely late?

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:22 am

IU would be ok, but Illinois or ND would be better. With a 3.9, no reason not to retake.

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Re: SLU v Drake v Indiana Bloomington

Postby mattviphky » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Even if you don't want to retake, which you should if you feel that you did not do your best, you should still wait and apply first day of next cycle. If you do it that early you will be looking at money from UIUC and IUB. LSAT is meh for them, but that GPA will do alot for you...and who wants to live in Iowa




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