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Texas or UCLA

Postby moneybagsphd » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:50 pm

If these were your only two choices, where would you go?

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby emkay625 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:53 pm

What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:57 pm

emkay625 wrote:What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?


+1 no one can begin to answer this question without some of your preferences.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby moneybagsphd » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:03 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?


+1 no one can begin to answer this question without some of your preferences.

There's a reason I didn't list any criteria. I am curious what other people would choose and why.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby emkay625 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:25 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?


+1 no one can begin to answer this question without some of your preferences.

There's a reason I didn't list any criteria. I am curious what other people would choose and why.


Cool. I, personally, would choose Texas for multiple reasons:

1. Cost of living is lower.
2. Austin is pretty awesome. In my opinion, better than LA. But I'm biased.
3. Higher rank.
4. Texas (the state) is doing better than California from an economic standpoint.
5. Texas is the best school in the state. UCLA is competing with Stanford and Berkeley and also has to contend with USC. Texas is the only game in town.
6. I want to stay in Texas after graduating.
7. Tuition is cheaper at Texas.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby quadsixm » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:30 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?


+1 no one can begin to answer this question without some of your preferences.

There's a reason I didn't list any criteria. I am curious what other people would choose and why.


Well, this is a silly exercise. I'd choose UCLA because:

1) I love the Bruins
2) Better weather
3) I'd rather live in LA
4) Closer to family
5) Better food

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:39 pm

quadsixm wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What are your criteria? Do you care about: cost of living, tuition, rank, big law placement, placement back into a certain area, etc.?


+1 no one can begin to answer this question without some of your preferences.

There's a reason I didn't list any criteria. I am curious what other people would choose and why.


Well, this is a silly exercise. I'd choose UCLA because:

1) I love the Bruins
2) Better weather
3) I'd rather live in LA
4) Closer to family
5) Better food


+1

Quality of life is great. Weather is amazing. If you do even a little bit of research, food is great.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby emkay625 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:47 pm

Food in Austin is pretty damn good, too.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:55 pm

Austin fer surrrrre

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby moneybagsphd » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:43 pm

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby Worker and Parasite » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:22 am

moneybagsphd wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Food in Austin is pretty damn good, too.

I live in Berkeley. Neither of these cities is competitive for food. Just look at the Michelin guide for the Bay area.


Yeah but you're not eating at Michelin star restaurants on a daily basis. Austin wins over UCLA for having great little places to nosh.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:25 am

I would stay in my current job, as I wouldn't want to spend three years in either place.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby hookem12 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:03 am

I'm applying to both, so...

Academically, that's really difficult. They're both close and both have a lot of opportunities. I would say UT has more connections to be made post-grad BUT this is coming from a UT student that's already involved in Texas Exes alum activities, so I'm more familiar with them. UCLA is probably very much the same way. SO, just based off of living factors:

Austin pros: better traffic, lower cost-of-living, close to Houston and Dallas, so lots of corporate law opportunities, southern hospitality, UT beat UCLA the last time they played football...

UCLA pros: better weather, bigger city, entertainment law for sure, pro sports teams (if you can stomach the lakers), more diverse, MUCH bigger airport

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby Ron_Paul2012 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:22 pm

UT by far. The CA economy is crumbling. Plus, TX has no state taxes. UT is the best bang for your buck law school in the country.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby WSJ_Law » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:17 pm

Texas. see recent abt post about 160k in dallas going further than 160k in NYC. Texas big law is the way to go.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby biglaw$ » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm

Unless you simply cannot live anywhere else besides the cesspool that is LA, go to TEXAS.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby quadsixm » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:12 pm

Oh yeah I forgot one more UCLA reason:

The Pacific Ocean.

I love the beach, I love surfing, swimming, and fresh seafood. That does it in the QOL department for me.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby Revolver066 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:14 pm

quadsixm wrote:Oh yeah I forgot one more UCLA reason:

The Pacific Ocean.

I love the beach, I love surfing, swimming, and fresh seafood. That does it in the QOL department for me.


Sounds about right.

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:16 pm

This is a tie.

P.S. Better steak or better sushi ?
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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby 071816 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:16 pm

biglaw$ wrote:Unless you simply cannot live anywhere else besides the cesspool that is LA, go to TEXAS.


The CA economy might not be doing so hot right now, but anyone who characterizes west L.A. as a "cesspool" is simply delusional

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:23 pm

chimp wrote:
biglaw$ wrote:Unless you simply cannot live anywhere else besides the cesspool that is LA, go to TEXAS.


The CA economy might not be doing so hot right now, but anyone who characterizes west L.A. as a "cesspool" is simply delusional


+1

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Re: Texas or UCLA

Postby Errzii » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:26 pm

This feels like a "Where do you want to live/work?" question at heart, the schools themselves don't really seem to matter in this case.




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