UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

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UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby mathlawcombo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:25 pm

My choice comes down to BC (25000/year) and UMich (sticker). I want to practice law in Massachusetts afterwards. suggestions?

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby Tadatsune » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:09 pm

Do you have ties to MA?

I'm as it is, I'm inclined to say BC.

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:11 pm

What do you want to do in MA? Biglaw? Small firm? Self-employment? Public Interest?

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby Octa14 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:16 pm

I wish I could give you good advice, but I'm in a similar situation (Michigan at sticker vs. BU with 27000/year - also considering Cornell). I would say, if I knew 100% that I wanted to be in Boston after, I'd probably go to BU. I guess if I was in your boat I'd be leaning to BC.

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby KMaine » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:19 pm

OP - give us some more details about you. I went to Cornell (not at sticker) to get back to Boston. Mich or Cornell will get you back to Boston with ties, but saving $75K would be great. With good enough grades at BC, you would be all set, but that is a big "if."

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby mathlawcombo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:57 pm

I'm from Mass initially. I want big firm work after graduation, with a possible switch to a smaller firm as time goes on. My big worry is the competition from other Boston schools if I do decide BC. I was initially considering BU, but when I was offered no money, I decided to limit my focus to BC. Thanks so much for the help!

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby KMaine » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:16 pm

Here is my thinking roughly -- if you come to Cornell or go to Michigan, you have about a 50% shot at landing back at a firm in Boston. If you go to BC, you have about $75K less debt and maybe closer to a 20% chance of a Boston biglaw job. The t14s may have better loan forgiveness if you decide to do public interest, wheras there may be better connections to smaller Mass firms and state government jobs. Those numbers make it tough. I would probably go with BC if I were you, but I am older and a little less willing to take on debt.

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby NoJob » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:05 pm

mathlawcombo wrote:My choice comes down to BC (25000/year) and UMich (sticker). I want to practice law in Massachusetts afterwards. suggestions?


There r MI grads working the doc review circuit. ditto for BC.

I would go with MI actually. You have to do really, really well at BC to even have a chance at getting biglaw.

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby mathlawcombo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:29 pm

thanks for the advice! after seeing Michigan over the past two days, I've decided to attend!

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Re: UMich (sticker) vs. BC (25000/year)

Postby KMaine » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:34 am

Congrats! I liked Michigan too. It seems like a great place to go to school. Boston ties and decent grades should get you back to Boston. BTW, try to squeeze 10K a year out of them or something. Can't hurt to try. I remember somebody with a similar offer to BC doing this a couple of years back.




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