W&L vs. UConn

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Sticker at W&L vs Full-ride at UConn

W&L
8
22%
UConn
29
78%
 
Total votes: 37

zakohl
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W&L vs. UConn

Postby zakohl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:44 pm

I have a full ride to UConn vs sticker at W&L. Both have programs that I would like to study and like would be fine settling down in either area. I am married, so finding work, friends, and, eventually, a doctoral program for her are important.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:46 pm

UConn. Not even close. Congrats.

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PurplePirate
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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby PurplePirate » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:57 pm

Did you really get nothing from W&L with those stats? Maybe try to negotiate some money from them. I would imagine that they would give you at least something.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby xkcd09 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:05 pm

UConn. Not only do you have full ride at UConn, I would imagine that UConn's standing in CT beats W&L's standing in VA. There are only 3 law schools in CT, and Yale grads flock to NYC or DC, so UConn only competes with Quinnipiac (and perhaps Western New England Law) in CT market.
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zakohl
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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby zakohl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:07 pm

Purple Pirate,

Would "something" even be worth it? Realistically, we are only talking $5,000 to $15,000 per year, right? That would still leave $80,000 to $120,000 in debt.

There are things that I like about both schools.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby PurplePirate » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:15 pm

zakohl wrote:Purple Pirate,

Would "something" even be worth it? Realistically, we are only talking $5,000 to $15,000 per year, right? That would still leave $80,000 to $120,000 in debt.

There are things that I like about both schools.


You're right, you still would have a good amount of debt left over after. However, you were asking between the two. I was just pointing out an aspect that may ease that burden for you a bit. No matter how small, it would still be a better option comparitively to W&L at sticker.

If you have the luxury of a full-ride to somewhere you would be happy graduating from, then by all means go for it. I think many of us would like to have that option.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:55 pm

UConn with a full tuition scholarship is the better choice.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby fashiongirl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:02 pm

Full ride no doubt! Congrats.

zakohl
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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby zakohl » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:31 pm

I was at about 85% UConn myself. I figured TLS wisdom would say "take the higher ranking."

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby SUCO » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:53 pm

zakohl wrote:I was at about 85% UConn myself. I figured TLS wisdom would say "take the higher ranking."


True, but that only counts if the higher ranking is T14.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby JoeFish » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:43 pm

SUCO wrote:True, but that only counts if the higher ranking is T14.


Or the money's similar. But SUCO's absolutely right. Once you get outside the T14 it very, very quickly becomes more about location and money than about ranking. I mean, neither has a good portability, which you aren't too concerned about anyway, neither has an advantage when it comes to BigLaw, both are in places you'd like to practice and will probably afford you similar opportunities in those areas, and after cost of living one is about 20% as expensive as the other. I mean, I'd take a 2011 car over a 2010 car if they were both $10,000, but I'd buy a 2010 car for $10,000 instead of a 2011 model for $50,000. Or, insert your own analogy or whatnot.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby zakohl » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:37 am

I'd appreciate some feedback from the silent minority.

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Re: W&L vs. UConn

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:42 am

tennisking88 wrote:UConn. Not even close. Congrats.




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