Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

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Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby amandacr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:16 pm

I'm having a hard time deciding between Villanova with a full ride and 2.0 stipulation and a few other schools: George Mason ($20K 1L, $15 2 and 3L), Case Western ($32K/year), and Seton Hall ($35K/year). I was all set for Villanova, but the recent ranking and the possibility of this following them for a while is putting me off. I was hoping to hear some others' opinions of these schools. Thanks!

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby MTBike » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:21 pm

amandacr wrote:I'm having a hard time deciding between Villanova with a full ride and 2.0 stipulation and a few other schools: George Mason ($20K 1L, $15 2 and 3L), Case Western ($32K/year), and Seton Hall ($35K/year). I was all set for Villanova, but the recent ranking and the possibility of this following them for a while is putting me off. I was hoping to hear some others' opinions of these schools. Thanks!


Where do you want to live/practice?

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:21 pm

If you are okay being stuck in Philly and aren't set on big law, Nova full ride seems like your best choice.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby amandacr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:31 pm

MTBike wrote:
amandacr wrote:I'm having a hard time deciding between Villanova with a full ride and 2.0 stipulation and a few other schools: George Mason ($20K 1L, $15 2 and 3L), Case Western ($32K/year), and Seton Hall ($35K/year). I was all set for Villanova, but the recent ranking and the possibility of this following them for a while is putting me off. I was hoping to hear some others' opinions of these schools. Thanks!


Where do you want to live/practice?


Eventually, either New York, Boston, or D.C. I don't necessarily want to end up in Philadelphia.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:32 pm

amandacr wrote:Eventually, either New York, Boston, or D.C. I don't necessarily want to end up in Philadelphia.


Hmm I would say that Nova is not a good option for you. Its a very regional school.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:00 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
amandacr wrote:Eventually, either New York, Boston, or D.C. I don't necessarily want to end up in Philadelphia.


Hmm I would say that Nova is not a good option for you. Its a very regional school.

None of these are great options. Seton Hall has some placement power in NYC, but you're far more likely to end up in a small North Jersey firm coming from that school.

Retake/reapply or don't go, honestly.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:02 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
amandacr wrote:Eventually, either New York, Boston, or D.C. I don't necessarily want to end up in Philadelphia.


Hmm I would say that Nova is not a good option for you. Its a very regional school.

None of these are great options. Seton Hall has some placement power in NYC, but you're far more likely to end up in a small North Jersey firm coming from that school.

Retake/reapply or don't go, honestly.

Wisdom.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby checkster » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Where are you from?

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:48 pm

1) George Mason
2) Seton Hall
3) Villanova

Case Western Reserve is not in play if you don't want to live & work in Ohio after law school.

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Re: Villanova (full ride) v other schools with some $?

Postby amandacr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:35 pm

checkster wrote:Where are you from?


I'm from northern New Jersey.




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