Schools for future ADA in big city

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
User avatar
Jimbola

Bronze
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby Jimbola » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:33 am

What kind of school would you recommend to someone who would want to work in a District Attorney's office in a big city after graduation (particularly New York area)?

kahechsof

Bronze
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby kahechsof » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:34 am

Yale!

(first to say that!)

User avatar
kwais

Gold
Posts: 1675
Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 12:28 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby kwais » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:35 am

BYU or Harvard. BYU has a new NYADA clinic and Harvard is a good school

User avatar
ahduth

Gold
Posts: 2467
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby ahduth » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:13 pm

NYU has sweet looking clinics with both the southern and the eastern districts. I imagine Columbia has similar programs.

TheFactor

Silver
Posts: 789
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:12 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby TheFactor » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:34 pm

kahechsof wrote:Yale!

WSJ_Law

Bronze
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:33 am

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby WSJ_Law » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:47 pm

Valparaiso

Slevin Kelevra 2011

Bronze
Posts: 271
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:55 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:49 pm

1) Do well on the LSATs;
2) Apply to schools in NYC, Boston, Phili, etc., but only apply to schools to which you are over the 75th percentile;
3) fill out all fasfa and scholarship applications;
4) attend the highest ranked school in the city you want to work in that offers you a full ride;
5) Profit.

TheFactor

Silver
Posts: 789
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:12 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby TheFactor » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:14 pm

Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:1) Do well on the LSATs;
2) Apply to schools in NYC, Boston, Phili, etc., but only apply to schools to which you are over the 75th percentile;
3) fill out all fasfa and scholarship applications;
4) attend the highest ranked school in the city you want to work in that offers you a full ride;
5) Profit.

User avatar
20160810

Diamond
Posts: 18121
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby 20160810 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:10 pm

If you know you want to work for the DA's office, I'd take money somewhere as long as it's not a festering TTT.

User avatar
Richie Tenenbaum

Gold
Posts: 2118
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:17 am

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:21 pm

TheFactor wrote:
Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:1) Do well on the LSATs;
2) Apply to schools in NYC, Boston, Phili, etc., but only apply to schools to which you are over the 75th percentile;
3) fill out all fasfa and scholarship applications;
4) attend the highest ranked school in the city you want to work in that offers you a full ride;
5) Profit.


TBF, you just needed to cross out #5. The rest of the advice seemed pretty spot on.

User avatar
The Gentleman

Silver
Posts: 670
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:25 am

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby The Gentleman » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:57 pm

SBL wrote:If you know you want to work for the DA's office, I'd take money somewhere as long as it's not a festering TTT.


True, minimizing debt should be an important consideration for PI people, but I think there's an argument to be made for the opposing view as well. If you're on a solid LRAP, then there's not much of a difference between 100k of debt and 200k of debt, at least in terms of your monthly payments. LRAPs cap out-of-pocket contributions based on the participant's income rather than their total debt obligation. So if you're dead-set on doing PI work, then taking on the debt at a better school might be smarter than taking the $$$ at a lower ranked school.

User avatar
Jimbola

Bronze
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby Jimbola » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:26 pm

Thanks for all the advise. Struggling with the LSATs :(

Taking them in October. It's crunch time!

User avatar
crossarmant

Silver
Posts: 1116
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:01 am

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby crossarmant » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:27 pm

1. Pick city you want to be in
2. Look for law schools in that city
3. Nail LSAT and go to where offers the best combination of money and credentials.
4. Try to work for the DA your summers.

Problem solved.

User avatar
Jimbola

Bronze
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:03 pm

Re: Schools for future ADA in big city

Postby Jimbola » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:39 pm

crossarmant wrote:1. Pick city you want to be in
2. Look for law schools in that city
3. Nail LSAT and go to where offers the best combination of money and credentials.
4. Try to work for the DA your summers.

Problem solved.



sounds like a plan



Return to “Choosing a Law School�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests