Catholic U or American U?

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Grizz
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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby Grizz » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:07 pm

john1990 wrote:I'm not sure what kind o law i want to practice because there are many fields that are equaly appealing to me. I would be happy to practice any one of them.
I think this question should be reduced to a matter of earning potential. So the question is can i expect to earn any more morey i i attend American U instead of Catholic U. O course there is also the prestige factor and that American U ofers a JD/MBA and Catholic does not.
So is their a difference in earning potential? Or does everyone who goes to either school just end up unemployed :mrgreen:

Very very high chance of unemployment at both.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby john1990 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:07 pm

Alright, let me try and rephrase again

In the rare occasion that one would land a job after going to either Catholic or American U, would someone who went to American U on average have an income that was higher than someone who went to Catholic U

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby neeko » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:18 pm

john1990 wrote:Alright, let me try and rephrase again

In the rare occasion that one would land a job after going to either Catholic or American U, would someone who went to American U on average have an income that was higher than someone who went to Catholic U


Look at Law School Transparency for both schools.

I tried to paste the links here, but it was being a pain in the ass.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby Icculus » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:40 pm

john1990 wrote:Alright, let me try and rephrase again

In the rare occasion that one would land a job after going to either Catholic or American U, would someone who went to American U on average have an income that was higher than someone who went to Catholic U


Clearly you don't want to hear the answer people have been giving you. If you want NYC, neither will get you there. If you want DC, it is most likely that neither will get you there either. You really should consider a retake. Because of this site I put off school for almost two years and got my LSAT as high as it would go, and I am thankful everyday I found this site and WAS SMART ENOUGH TO LISTEN to the advice here. To use a phrase I've seen here before, asking which one of these schools you should go to is like deciding if you want to die by drowning or by a bullet to the head.

Having said all that, my guess would be you would have a slightly better chance coming out of American than Catholic, sep. with a top 25% stip for the scholarship.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:18 am

I don't think either is a good choice

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby KamaalTheAbstract » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:51 pm

It's really virtually impossible to talk people out of taking on $200,000 with almost chance of securing employment to pay it off. Look at NLJ go to law schools. American is somewhere near the bottom of the list with no more than 12-14% getting these jobs which you will need to pay off your loans. It's so obvious that you don't want to hear what everyone is telling you.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby Seneca » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:03 pm

john1990 wrote:Ive wanted to be a lawyer in NYC or DC since i was 10yo so i dont think its a question of weather i should practice law. The question is Catholic with a scholarship or American without. I understand that i might lose that scholarship and i may not. I'm still not 100% decided and i am even concidering brooklyn law school at this point haha


No one is questioning whether or not you want to practice law, but whether the schools you're considering will provide you any realistic chance of practicing law in the city of your choice - or even with gainful employment in the legal field, particularly in light of the debt you are contemplating assuming. The DC job market is tough enough for T14 grads. Ask yourself why, when hiring partners, etc have been rejecting scores of T14 applicants for several years now, a graduate from a non-peer school would be given preference.

You don't "need" to choose between American and Catholic (or Brooklyn); you can choose to wait a year, bring your GPA up even to a 3.3, and take your LSAT up to 170+, or thereabouts. Judging by your handle, I'm going to guess that you're 21/22 - you have plenty of time. Apply very early next cycle, with a flawless file. Try for a T20. Work experience will help. You say you want to practice law, and that's fine - just do yourself a favor and give yourself a reasonable shot at doing so, even if it means extending your time table.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby MormonChristian » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:50 pm

nativedelta wrote:If I had it to do over again, I would probably have accepted American's offer of admission at sticker price, or simply waited a year and re-took the LSAT in hopes of getting into GW or GULC.

Good luck.



Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Catholic U or American U?

Postby john1990 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:55 pm

why are you necroing my thread




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