U. Houston v. Emory

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rad lulz
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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:41 pm

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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby noleknight16 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:45 pm

rad lulz wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:Your first job decides a lot. You may not be going to the private sector after a certain amount of time in the public sector. Most firms want associates right out of school.

Large firms yes, but PD/DA experience is valuable to criminal defense firms and trial heavy civil litigation firms as well.


Very true. I was speaking in general and your example is pretty specific. If she wants to do your example then it would make sense.

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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby romothesavior » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:36 pm

kjames511 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
kjames511 wrote:I don't think I want to spend 10 years in public sector. I will probably end up in the private sector before then

So to be clear, your parents are loaning money so it is interest free, but we're still talking 130k+ in total COA, correct? Or are you living at home or something?

Houston is the far better choice if you're from there and want to work there, but that is still way too expensive for that degree.


Still talking 130k+ COA. All this money talk is depressing

It should be, especially since you're looking at 40-50kish to start given your stated career goals, if you can get a job. You also will have no federal loans, so you're looking at 130k+ COA and little chance of making 100k for many years and no IBR loan forgiveness. Could be tough paying your parents back for some time. Just something to think about.

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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:43 pm

Between Houston & Emory, Houston is the easy answer for a Texas resident wanting to practice in the Houston area. Nevertheless, if you have only taken the LSAT once, then you should consider a retake to improve upon your 158 since your LSDAS GPA is 3.89 & a scholarship from Houston is well within reach.

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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby chiwachiwa » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:24 pm

kjames511 wrote:I don't think I want to spend 10 years in public sector. I will probably end up in the private sector before then

(Does not understand how legal hiring works)

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Re: U. Houston v. Emory

Postby kjames511 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:56 am

chiwachiwa wrote:
kjames511 wrote:I don't think I want to spend 10 years in public sector. I will probably end up in the private sector before then

(Does not understand how legal hiring works)


I would ideally like to work for a PD office for a few years then go work for a civil litigation firm. I am clerking at a PD office right now and I have seen many of our offices attorneys do the same thing.




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