Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

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Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:44 pm

I'm wondering if Michigan State with 75% scholarship with a 2.50 gpa stip would be worth it? I want to go into criminal law, eventually working for the DA.

I have other options available: Iowa (OOS and tuition TBA), Tennessee (scholarship TBA), and Oregon ($). I think I've disregarded most of my other options due to poor legal markets.

Background: I have ties to Chicago but DePaul/Kent/Loyola did not give me enough money to entertain attending there. I did my undergrad at Iowa and would love to return, but am not considering it unless the scholarship money is a good offer.

Basically, is attending MSU an okay position? I'd be fine living in MI as I don't really have any geographical preference.

Edit: Edited to include further scholarship info.
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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby checkster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:54 pm

Do you have in-state tuition for Iowa? Stipulations from MSU?

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:57 pm

checkster wrote:Do you have in-state tuition for Iowa? Stipulations from MSU?


OOS for Iowa. 2.50 stip for MSU.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:58 pm

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby splitbrain » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:34 pm

rad lulz wrote:What is MSU's median.


Per NALP NDLS:
Top 10%: 3.69
Top 25%: 3.47
Top 33%: 3.35
Top 50%: 3.14
Top 75%: 2.77

Looks like OP would have more to worry about than just that scholly if they had a sub-2.5 GPA.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby hawkeye22 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:41 pm

FWIW everybody gets in-state tuition second and third years at Iowa.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby btw384 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:49 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:FWIW everybody gets in-state tuition second and third years at Iowa.

Do they? I have no idea, but it looks like it is pretty hard to get in-state based on this: http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-scho ... cy.html#ia

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:01 pm

splitbrain wrote:
rad lulz wrote:What is MSU's median.


Per NALP NDLS:
Top 10%: 3.69
Top 25%: 3.47
Top 33%: 3.35
Top 50%: 3.14
Top 75%: 2.77

Looks like OP would have more to worry about than just that scholly if they had a sub-2.5 GPA.


Dumb 0L here. What exactly are the implications of this grade distribution?

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:02 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:FWIW everybody gets in-state tuition second and third years at Iowa.


I heard from the Iowa thread that you could only get in-state if you accepted an RA position.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby hawkeye22 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:32 pm

llachans wrote:
hawkeye22 wrote:FWIW everybody gets in-state tuition second and third years at Iowa.


I heard from the Iowa thread that you could only get in-state if you accepted an RA position.


IA offers everybody RA positions, so all second and third years that are out of state do them.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:50 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:
llachans wrote:
hawkeye22 wrote:FWIW everybody gets in-state tuition second and third years at Iowa.


I heard from the Iowa thread that you could only get in-state if you accepted an RA position.


IA offers everybody RA positions, so all second and third years that are out of state do them.


Ah gotcha! Thanks for that info. That will definitely influence my decision.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:01 am

Only 10% of MSU 2010 class were employed full time in a legal gig that paid 60k or more.

FYI

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:20 am

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Only 10% of MSU 2010 class were employed full time in a legal gig that paid 60k or more.

FYI


Money isn't an issue. I don't expect to make 60k working for the government right out the gate. Hence minimizing my debt as much as possible.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby splitbrain » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 pm

llachans wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
rad lulz wrote:What is MSU's median.


Per NALP NDLS:
Top 10%: 3.69
Top 25%: 3.47
Top 33%: 3.35
Top 50%: 3.14
Top 75%: 2.77

Looks like OP would have more to worry about than just that scholly if they had a sub-2.5 GPA.


Dumb 0L here. What exactly are the implications of this grade distribution?


It means that, in the context of your scholarship stipulations, there is only a very small chance of you losing the scholarship.

As Martha Stewart once said: it's a good thing.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby red_owl » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:51 pm

If you get below a 2.5 you should drop out anyway.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:11 am

Are you from Michigan? If so, maybe not a bad call. If not, then it's a bad call.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby llachans » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:47 pm

I'm not from MI but I'm from Chicago and the legal market is way more competitive there.

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Re: Michigan State w/ 75% scholly: Stupid or OK decision?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:16 pm

llachans wrote:I'm not from MI but I'm from Chicago and the legal market is way more competitive there.

The problem is that employers in MI prefer to hire people committed to Michigan, which, let's face it, you're not.




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