Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
WilliamMary123
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:10 pm

Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby WilliamMary123 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:27 am

Ok, here it is:

Temple part time, with a $32k scholly over 4 years, get to keep my biglaw job ($50k+)

or

Nova, full-ride.


What would you do?


I have about $85k undergrad debt.

User avatar
deadpanic
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:09 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby deadpanic » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:42 am

Temple no question. You have a job and will likely come out with less debt b/c you get to keep that job while you are in school. Staying at that job for 3-4 more years may also open some doors.

HeavenWood
Posts: 2915
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:18 pm

deadpanic wrote:Temple no question. You have a job and will likely come out with less debt b/c you get to keep that job while you are in school. Staying at that job for 3-4 more years may also open some doors.


If by Nova you mean Nova Southeastern, then Temple for sure.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:20 pm

How demanding is your biglaw paralegal position ?

Are you comfortable attending law school part-time while working at a demanding full-time position ?

What are your post law school goals ? If biglaw, then it may be better to focus all of your time & energy on the study of law.
Will Temple permit you to enroll full-time with the same or increased scholarship ?
Last edited by CanadianWolf on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Yeshia90
Posts: 988
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:23 am

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:21 pm

Villanova?
Last edited by Yeshia90 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

HeavenWood
Posts: 2915
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:23 pm

PSUdevon wrote:Villanova?


I was wondering this as well.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:25 pm

If targeting biglaw, then full-time employment is foolish even though attending Temple part-time.

P.S. If I understand your original post in this thread, then Temple is only offering you $8,000 a year for each of four years & you are not a resident of Pennsylvania. Have you calculated the total cost of attendance for each law school ?

Also, is it correct that you will be transferring to a new office (Philly office) from your current central New Jersey work location ? If so, Villanova's full tuition scholarship looks attractive if there are no--or very reasonable--stipulations.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:34 pm

If you must decide today, then determine whether your job or attending law school is more important to you because one or both may suffer.

WilliamMary123
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:10 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby WilliamMary123 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:02 pm

Its Villanova

and I'm in state PA.

I want biglaw when I'm done.

And yes, I've calculated it.. Temple PT is cheaper, but what is safer, RE biglaw?

User avatar
ndirish2010
Posts: 2950
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:41 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:04 pm

Temple.

HeavenWood
Posts: 2915
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:21 pm

WilliamMary123 wrote:Its Villanova

and I'm in state PA.

I want biglaw when I'm done.

And yes, I've calculated it.. Temple PT is cheaper, but what is safer, RE biglaw?


Big law placement differs by several tenths of a percent between Temple and Villanova, so it's really a wash. Definitely pick Temple.

WilliamMary123
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:10 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby WilliamMary123 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:22 pm

But Temple PT > Nova FT?

HeavenWood
Posts: 2915
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:26 pm

WilliamMary123 wrote:But Temple PT > Nova FT?


I don't see why being a part-time student would hurt. Either way, you're not likely to get biglaw from either. At least at Temple, your expenses will be minimal and you'll still be generating an income.

User avatar
Cosmo Kramer
Posts: 141
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:11 am

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:29 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
WilliamMary123 wrote:Its Villanova

and I'm in state PA.

I want biglaw when I'm done.

And yes, I've calculated it.. Temple PT is cheaper, but what is safer, RE biglaw?


Big law placement differs by several tenths of a percent between Temple and Villanova, so it's really a wash. Definitely pick Temple.


There's your answer. The cheaper option always wins in this choice.

User avatar
johnnyutah
Posts: 1709
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:00 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:15 pm

In a big shocker to HeavenWood, I vote Temple.

HeavenWood
Posts: 2915
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: Temple v. Nova; Major Consideration; Must Decided TODAY

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:16 pm

johnnyutah wrote:In a big shocker to HeavenWood, I vote Temple.


:lol:




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BuyaLittleMercy and 12 guests