IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

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IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:34 pm

help!

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:36 pm

Indiana or Virginia?

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:40 pm

Nelson wrote:Indiana or Virginia?


I don't mind either location. I am more concerned with employment. Indiana ranks higher but everyone trashes it for their employment record but W&L is not a BigLaw heavy hitter either.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby Bronck » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:42 pm

Dude, neither of them are going to get you biglaw. I would probably go to W&L just because of how awful IU's employment stats are.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:52 pm

The question isn't whether you mind living in either place, it's where you have plausible ties to. If you aren't from either location, why these schools?

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby thexfactor » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:59 pm

I noticed from your previous posts that you have a 4.0 and 164. If that is the case, I would wait next year and ED to UVA. UVA has a much better chance at biglaw/midlaw/clerkships than WL or IU.

If you had to choose from the two schools, I would choose WL. You will still need top 20% or better to get a good jobfrom WL. However, with that said, even though it is great that you are getting a full ride from WL, what would you have accomplished with 30kdebt 3 years of your life for a job earning less than 40k?

Yes it is true that UVA will require you to take 150k in debt. However, at WL there is a high chance that you woudln't be in the top 20% lucky enough to get a biglaw job. Even if you fail at UVA, with IBR limited to 10% of your income 10% of 40k is only 4k a year for 20 years. The downside at UVA is only slightly lower than at Wash Lee. However, UVA's placement is 2-3x as good as WL.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Nelson wrote:The question isn't whether you mind living in either place, it's where you have plausible ties to. If you aren't from either location, why these schools?

This.

thexfactor wrote:I noticed from your previous posts that you have a 4.0 and 164. If that is the case, I would wait next year and ED to UVA. UVA has a much better chance at biglaw/midlaw/clerkships than WL or IU.

And this.

Oh and this...

romothesavior wrote:Retake, for the love of god. You have a 4.0. Improve your LSAT score 5-6 points and enjoy UChicago.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:55 pm

People with 4.0s should never go outside the T10, maybe T6. Please don't go this year.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:17 pm

I totally agree that a retake is the most sensible option. I kinda don't want to miss a year though but I am really leaning towards that retake now.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby Grizz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:26 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:I totally agree that a retake is the most sensible option. I kinda don't want to miss a year though but I am really leaning towards that retake now.

There ya go

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby bobbyh1919 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:34 pm

So many people would kill for that 4.0 but can't do anything to fix it at this point. Even adding something as little as 3 or 4 points would give you a fantastic shot at the T14, possibly with some money.

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Re: IU-Bloomington (full-ride) v. W&L (full-ride)

Postby Bronck » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:06 am

ColumbiaChamp wrote:I totally agree that a retake is the most sensible option. I kinda don't want to miss a year though but I am really leaning towards that retake now.


Just retake. You're losing nothing by taking a year off. Nobody has to go to law school right away.



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