BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

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BAMA or TEXAS?

Bama
2
9%
Texas
20
91%
Either
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 22

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legalpad11
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BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby legalpad11 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:22 pm

So I was just offered a spot off the waitlist at UT with a 7k scholarship in state. Is it worth walking away from a 75k scholly at Bama? Any advice would be great!

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby scammedhard » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:41 pm

Can you please tell us about your careers goals, where you want to live, etc?

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby legalpad11 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:53 pm

I'm not into biglaw.I like the IDEA of public interest work just not sure about the financial security. I'm looking at the possibility of JAG. Hopefully the experience would give me that added buffer to decide what field I'd really love to work in.

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby crit_racer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:54 pm

Total cost of attendance at each school?

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby duckmoney » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:54 pm

I'm still inclined to say Texas unless you have no times to Birmingham and really want to work in Birmingham

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:00 pm

I think Texas just because it would open more doors for you and the in-state has to make it pretty worthwhile. I've heard good things about Bama but idk if it could trump Texas for Texas. I'd check the LRAP at Texas just to make sure that a public interest job won't screw you over if you ever don't qualify for IBR for some reason.

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby legalpad11 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:03 pm

COA for BAMA would be ~75k out of pocket, ~110k for Texas

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby crit_racer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:05 pm

legalpad11 wrote:COA for BAMA would be ~75k out of pocket, ~110k for Texas


35k difference? Definitely Texas. See you in the fall.

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby legalpad11 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:07 pm

crit_racer wrote:
legalpad11 wrote:COA for BAMA would be ~75k out of pocket, ~110k for Texas


35k difference? Definitely Texas. See you in the fall.



haha. Seems like the smart choice. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 pm

Unless you are determined to work in Alabama, Texas is the better choice since the COA difference is so small.

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Re: BAMA (25k/year) vs. Texas (7k in state)

Postby fingersxd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:23 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Unless you are determined to work in Alabama, Texas is the better choice since the COA difference is so small.


+1. Texas far and away the choice here.




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