What would you choose?

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What would you choose?

Seattle U / $10k (top half stip) and able to live with parents.
4
36%
U Oregon / $3k (2.00 stip)
5
45%
Lewis & Clark / sticker
0
No votes
Willamette / $10k (2.9 stip)
0
No votes
Gonzaga / $10k (2.7 stip)
1
9%
Suffolk / $30k (roughly top half stip)
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

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surefire88
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What would you choose?

Postby surefire88 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:34 pm

Any opinions would be appreciated, retake/reapply is not an option.

Thanks!

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Bronck
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:36 pm

1. Why is retake/reapply not an option. These are all awful choices.
2. It would help if you gave the actual COA for each school (principal + interest)
3. Where do you want to work?

ETA: Your ties appear to be Seattle (anywhere else?), so I would eliminate all non-WA choices right off the bat.

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:39 pm

The nice thing is that if you end up un/underemployed from one of these places you can always retake the LSAT and try law school a second time.

Wait...

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noleknight16
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:42 pm

Oregon if in-state and you'd like to practice there.

AriGoldButNicer
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:43 pm

With these schools, make sure to select the state wth the best food stamp program if u must go to law school. Tcr.

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spleenworship
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:08 pm

Look, if retake is really not an option, then I would take the school you have the most ties to. It looks like Washington might be it for you. Living with parents will significantly cut your total COA. It also dominates the state, probably has good employment rankings (though not necessarily biglaw, but eff biglaw, IMO), andif you want to be an attorney who spends their career in the pacific NW is a perfectly good choice. And median isn't impossible to get. And even if you don't, there is nothing wrong with doing PD/DA/Family Law/PI, etc. Those are jobs, they pay OK, and it is being a lawyer.

ETA: wait, Seattle U? ugh. They get so totally dominated by U of Wash. I guess I would say Oregon if you have strong ties. Otherwise, geez... I don't know.... are you sure retake isn't an option?

ETAx2: I guess L&C wouldn't be an awful choice. Are you sure you can't retake?

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romothesavior
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:31 pm

The cheapest school in the area that you have ties to, maybe Seattle U and live at home. L&C is not worth sticker. None of these are good options at the price, but if you've got money to burn and don't mind making mid-5 figures, then knock yourself out.

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Easy-E
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby Easy-E » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:03 am

Retake.

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buckilaw
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby buckilaw » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:11 am

Retake. If you insist on choosing one I strongly recommend that you get the grade stipulations removed for w/e you go.

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buckilaw
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Re: What would you choose?

Postby buckilaw » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:16 am

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/03/twenty-m ... -lawsuits/

Seattle was recently sued for misrepresenting employment stats. Would suck to have your tuition pushed up to pay off a judgment...




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