Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

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Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:47 pm

Hello!

I am currently working toward making a decision between University of Kentucky and St. Louis University. I attended school at UVA, and am looking to head back closer to home for law school and for future work. I am not sure exactly where I want to practice, but I like the idea of the Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, Charlotte or even Charleston areas. What do people think about the ability of a UK degree versus a degree from St. Louis in terms of job prospects in nearby cities? I am also waiting to hear back from a few schools in these areas, but in the event that I do not get in I would love to hear some opinions!

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:00 pm

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby checkster » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:03 pm

Where are you from originally?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Hyper regional schools with almost no reach outside their regions. Are you from Kentucky or STL?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby lbeezy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:56 pm

Yeah, Kentucky will at least feed into Louisville for you, but the rest of those markets are going to be difficult for you (Nashville is difficult for everyone, generally, but especially coming out of either of those schools).

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:13 pm

Yes, I am originally from Kentucky. I did also get into Louisville and Howard, but am not sure how interested I am in the DC area. Is Howard worth looking into some more?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:46 pm

Absolutely

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:47 pm

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:43 pm

Could you explain further?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:44 pm

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby jeeptiger09 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:16 pm

Realism: you're not going to get Charlotte, Charleston, or Nashville from either of those schools.

Is retaking an option?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby josh43299 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:47 pm

jeeptiger09 wrote:Realism: you're not going to get Charlotte, Charleston, or Nashville from either of those schools.

Is retaking an option?


Seriously... OP: how about doing some very basic research on law schools and placement over the course of the next year while you prepare for your retake. You have not figured out what you want yet, which leads to all sorts of mistakes when diving head first into something like this. Any scholarships?

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:59 pm

That's good advice, I will consider once I hear back from the rest of the schools and get more scholarship information in the coming weeks. Right now I have 60k from SLU, and am waiting to get more information on the rest.

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby romothesavior » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:21 am

clg9ha wrote:That's good advice, I will consider once I hear back from the rest of the schools and get more scholarship information in the coming weeks. Right now I have 60k from SLU, and am waiting to get more information on the rest.

Retake is your best option. Youre an AA, so you just gotta crack 160 and the opportunities start opening up a lot.

If you get money at Kentucky, maybe go there since you're from the state. Send SLU a withdrawal letter first thing in the morning. Not worth 120k+ under any circumstances, and even less worth it as a non-native.

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby Excellent117 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:35 am

I don't really see St. Louis beating Memphis, Michigan State, New Mexico and Missouri to get to the final four, so that matchup seems very unlikely...

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby checkster » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:45 am

Excellent117 wrote:I don't really see St. Louis beating Memphis, Michigan State, New Mexico and Missouri to get to the final four, so that matchup seems very unlikely...


I'm basing my decision for next year entirely on the tournament. 100%. Tiebreaker is UNSWR rankings.

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Re: Kentucky versus St. Louis!?!

Postby clg9ha » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:02 pm

Well if I base my decision on the bracket, Kentucky suddenly does become my best bet. Good luck!




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