t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

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OhioU26
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t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

Postby OhioU26 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:58 am

Hey guys, really debating which is better. University of Dayton with 24,000 a year (would be paying a little over 9,000) but would have virtually no living expenses. Or Case Western, paying sticker with living expenses. I know Case is a much much better school, but I was just curious if acquiring more debt is worth going to a much better school?
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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby flem » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:00 am

OhioU26 wrote:Hey guys, really debating which is better. University of Dayton with 24,000 a year (would be paying a little over 9,000) but would have virtually no living expenses. Or Case Western, paying sticker with living expenses. I know Case is a much much better school, but I was just curious if acquiring more debt is worth going to a much better school?


1) Case is a T2
2) Neither, seriously. Paying sticker at Case is insane.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby Ronburgandy2468 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:10 am

flem wrote:
OhioU26 wrote:Hey guys, really debating which is better. University of Dayton with 24,000 a year (would be paying a little over 9,000) but would have virtually no living expenses. Or Case Western, paying sticker with living expenses. I know Case is a much much better school, but I was just curious if acquiring more debt is worth going to a much better school?


1) Case is a T2
2) Neither, seriously. Paying sticker at Case is insane.


1.) LOL
2.) Above poster speaks the truth.

Still, I would take Case (better potential job prospects. Also, respected).
Unless you really like Florida, and are confident in starting small then moving your way up.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby PARTY » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 am

Ronburgandy2468 wrote:
Unless you really like Florida, and are confident in starting small then moving your way up.


This is a problematic approach to one's life.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 am

Stupid list of options.

Neither, retake.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:13 am

Neither is a great option. Nevertheless, if you have strong connections to a law firm in the Dayton area that will guarantee you a job after graduation & that will satisfy your career goals, then debt-free Dayton may work for you. If not, then you need to retake the LSAT & reapply next cycle for better options.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t1 sticker

Postby minnbills » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:15 am

I would retake/reapply.

Though if you're dead set take the $$$- better to minimize that since employment scenarios are not that different coming from either school.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:38 pm

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Re: t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

Postby top30man » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:41 pm

rad lulz wrote:Retake or don't go due to bad job prospects.

Yeah. This. Unfortunately Ohio is very overcrowded with law schools and a relatively small market. Even Moritz has scary job prospects. Dayton is at the bottom of the pile with Ohio northern etc

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Re: t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

Postby flyingduck » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:01 pm

Case at sticker looks like a terrible choice. If the TTTT places well locally and you're fine with that, go with the TTTT.

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Re: t4 $$$ or t2 sticker

Postby cinephile » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:40 pm

So you'd be coming out of law school with only $30k debt from Dayton? That's not the worst thing. Prospects aren't great, but I know several people in "small-law" from Dayton. I also know a person who graduated from Dayton law who couldn't find a legal job and went back to her prior position as an admin assistant, but had to take a pay cut to get it back. Not that anecdotes mean much, but I guess it depends on what your goals are.

Going to Case at sticker would be way worse, though.




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