Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

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michelle24
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Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby michelle24 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:07 pm

Hi Everyone.
I need help deciding between two schools. I currently live in Louisiana and plan to practice law in Louisiana. I was planning on going to Mississippi College in Jackson (which they do offer Civil Law Classes) for the fall because I was waitlisted at LSU and Loyola. I ended up not getting into LSU but I found out two days ago that I was accepted to Loyola. The only problem is that the tuition at Loyola is 10,000.00 more a year than MC and I was planning to live with a family member that is planning to go to Mississippi College and I'm afraid if I change my mind then it will cause hard feelings and they will have to find a one bedroom apartment 3 weeks before orientation starts. Which one is a better school? I know that Loyola is T3 and MC is T4 but does that really make a difference? I have heard nothing but good things about both but I am just having a very hard time making up my mind.

Any insight is appreciated

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Aberzombie1892
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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:16 pm

uh.....No scholarships?

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Assuming you have no choice, and are sure you want to practice in Louisiana, I guess Loyola.

But dear God...

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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby zanda » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:23 pm

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NYCbound35
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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby NYCbound35 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:26 pm

The best option is to retake and reapply

If you are not going to do that, then probably go to Mississippi to keep costs down. Between lower tuition and living with family, you'd be saving about $60k of undischargable 8% interest debt. That's a lot of money, especially when your making $10/hour. Also, be prepared to not find work, or if your lucky, only find work in Mississippi.

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Ersatz Haderach
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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:42 pm

Neither school is worth the money and both have very poor employment prospects outside of their immediate regional markets, and for all I know, within them as well, since you'll be competing with Tulane, LSU, and other nearby schools that are much higher-ranked. I suggest Mississippi if you really want to go through with this so that your debt position isn't as bad.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:05 pm

Retake --> Reapply --> LSU.

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eandy
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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby eandy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:08 pm

I know someone who graduated from Mississippi College law like 10 years ago and is on food stamps....maybe not a good option?

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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby DrumminD21311 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:23 pm

eandy wrote:I know someone who graduated from Mississippi College law like 10 years ago and is on food stamps....maybe not a good option?


Yeah I know this one guy that graduated from Harvard 5 years ago in the top 5 and is now a garbage man. True story.

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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Loyola if New Orleans is where you want to practice. The real answer is retake --> reapply or don't go.

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Re: Mississippi College vs. Loyola New Orleans

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:22 pm

I'd recommend Cooley FL campus or Barry for international law.




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