Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

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IronHBM
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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby IronHBM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:10 pm

Get some work experience while you prepare for the lsat. Try to pad your application with some community involvement and volunteer work. Retake and good luck, an unranked is not worth sticker.

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tyro
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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby tyro » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:15 pm

If you do read somewhere that the avg. Southwestern grad makes 80k/yr keep in mind that it is total bs and that the only people who took that survey were in the top 5% of their class.

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby Danteshek » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:16 pm

I paid full tuition at Southwestern last year before transferring to Loyola (where I wrote on to law review). But I am 29, not 23. If OP wants to do something like criminal law or family law, I think he'll be okay at Southwestern. The best option is to get work experience, regardless if OP is eventually able to get into a better school.

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby jump_man » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:03 pm

You should check out this link to see Law School Transparency's employment stat's for Southwestern: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby MTal » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:19 pm

No you should not.

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby bk1 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:05 pm

jump_man wrote:You should check out this link to see Law School Transparency's employment stat's for Southwestern: --LinkRemoved--


I find it sketchy that Southwestern placed almost 70% of grads into full time lawyer jobs when Loyola only placed 60%. Methinks something isn't right with Southwestern's numbers.

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby jump_man » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:57 am

So a4rings? What did you decide to do?

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby adonai » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:07 am

jump_man wrote:Also, if you are absolutely set on going to Southwestern, you should consider their accelerated two-year JD program. It will be a really rough two years in terms of school-work, but you will save tons of cold hard cash!

Nope. Re-do the math. The difference is about 10k, which is pretty negligible in the scope of things. Being 110k in debt is probably not that much different than being 120k.

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby northwood » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:27 pm

isnt 10k in debt equilivent to about 100 a month if you decide to repay the loan over 10 years( just doing quick mental math here so im probably wrong)?

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Re: Should I go to Southwestern Law School W/ no scholarship?

Postby adonai » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:08 pm

northwood wrote:isnt 10k in debt equilivent to about 100 a month if you decide to repay the loan over 10 years( just doing quick mental math here so im probably wrong)?

More like 85ish, but with the interest then maybe yeah closer to 100. I don't know, to me it just doesn't seem like much in the grand scheme of things. I really see it no differently when you're 3.5 million in debt as opposed to 3 million. Probably screwed either way. I'd definitely pay 10k more for a full time program and have the extra studying leeway and time to escape the economy.




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