W&L v. Cardozo

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W&L v. Cardozo

W&L
7
35%
Cardozo
9
45%
Other
4
20%
 
Total votes: 20

airbear1012
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W&L v. Cardozo

Postby airbear1012 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:13 pm

I want to do public interest or government work. I have absolutely no interest in biglaw. Location isn't too important to me, but I would like to live in a city, perhaps NYC or D.C. I had wanted to work in Pittsburgh but don't see a way of doing that without going into way more debt than necessary by attending Pitt. My parents will be paying CoL wherever I go.

Right now I've been admitted to:
Cardozo (Full ride, no stips)
W&L ($40,000 a yr, must maintain 3.25)
Hofstra (Full ride, must be top 40%)
W&M ($15,000 a year)
Pitt ($14,000 a year)
Penn State ($20,000 a year)
BC (no money yet)

Still waiting on:
Boston U
Minnesota
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MrAnon
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby MrAnon » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:13 pm

If you want to live in pittsburgh and thats your hometown I'd say just go to school there. Cardozo and W&L are not destination schools. In other words you don't uproot yourself to attend a school like Cardozo or W&L. Do other people? Yes. Is it a bad decision. generally. You would uproot yourself to attend a top school, not these local/regionalish schools in areas you are unfamiliar with. the job placement at these schools is mediocre and the chance you will lose your scholarship is better than even.

airbear1012
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby airbear1012 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:49 pm

The problem is that Pittsburgh isn't my hometown. I'm from Maryland. So does that change anything? What about the fact that my scholarship at Cardozo has no stips?

srfngdd6
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby srfngdd6 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:30 pm

MrAnon wrote:If you want to live in pittsburgh and thats your hometown I'd say just go to school there. Cardozo and W&L are not destination schools. In other words you don't uproot yourself to attend a school like Cardozo or W&L. Do other people? Yes. Is it a bad decision. generally. You would uproot yourself to attend a top school, not these local/regionalish schools in areas you are unfamiliar with. the job placement at these schools is mediocre and the chance you will lose your scholarship is better than even.


he said his scholly from dozo has no stip and having your scholly reduced at w&l seems unlikely based on the data they provide http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/page.asp?pageid=1286

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YourCaptain
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby YourCaptain » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:38 pm

interesting that w&l @ heavy $$$ is being compared to dozo fullride.

airbear1012
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby airbear1012 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:37 pm

Any other advice?

Paul Campos
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby Paul Campos » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:01 pm

If you want to do public interest the overriding consideration has to be taking on as little debt as possible. It's impossible to service any kind of significant debt on a public interest salary unless you go into IBR, which is risky (it could be eliminated).

tennisking88
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby tennisking88 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:26 pm

I say dozo. Lexington is grossly small but if that appeals to you then fine. If your parents are paying for COL I would take NYC in a heartbeat but that's just me. Also just bc WL places in dc doesn't mean it places well, as it is 3.5 hrs from dc. I would say it'd help actually to be in the city to find Work but who knows.

dixiecupdrinking
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:46 pm

Full ride at Cardozo plus no COL worries about New York is a no-brainer, IMO.

airbear1012
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Re: W&L v. Cardozo

Postby airbear1012 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Still trying to make my decision...

I got my PSU scholarship upped to $75,000 total and my Pitt scholarship upped to $57,000. I also have $75,000 at BC.

Right now, I'm thinking about Cardozo and BC. But I don't want to be stuck in Boston for the rest of my life...




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