W&M w/ money vs others

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W&M w/ money vs others

Postby goorioles » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:58 pm

Hey,
I'm graduating college this semester, primarily interested in Environmental Law (private practice), but open to anything (such as IP). I also prefer to live anywhere in the South, but Cali is okay too.

Thoughts on attending William & Mary with 20k/yr scholarship versus Vanderbilt, Duke, or Berkeley with no $?

I'm wondering if the latter schools will really improve my job prospects a significant amount (depending on how well I perform) while I will leave W&M with only 16K in debt (taking into account money i already have set aside for law school)

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:08 pm

where are you from?

decision is how debt-averse; if very, w&m, if not, berkeley

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby goorioles » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:12 pm

YourCaptain wrote:where are you from?

decision is how debt-averse; if very, w&m, if not, berkeley


I grew up in South Carolina and would prefer to return to the South for law school/post-law school. I'd prefer the South, but don't have a preference as to where in the South.

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby gaud » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:13 pm

Duke

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:14 pm

duke or w&m then. im not that debt averse so i would take duke, esp if from sc. berkeley or duke will give you good options either way.

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby .375 H&H Mag. » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: W&M w/ money vs others

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:05 am

.375 H&H Mag. wrote:Don't go to W&M. Vandy or Duke are much better options. Risk aversion is not only minimizing debt, but maximizing opportunity. Your opportunities are not maximized at W&M.
(Current W&M student.)

Agreed. Duke easily. Vandy may even throw you some cash, so wait on that too.




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