Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

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LesPaul2010
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Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby LesPaul2010 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:56 pm

*Plan on retaking in June but would like an option in case that test doesn't work out just like the first 2.
Could really use some advice- 3.92 with 2 LSAT takes: 159/163

-Case-35K (no stips)
-Stetson-Full+Stipend (top 50%)
-Ties: Born in Columbus, raised in Cleveland and attended undergrad in Ohio. Family in midwest
-Career Goals: Not biglaw or bust- would prefer a firm gig obviously but not opposed to government/PI
figure this will become more clear in LS, but not feeling the biglaw hours
-debt averse
-would rather work in FL than CLE, but a job comes first

Thanks!

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:07 pm

Case easily, assuming you won't retake the LSAT.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby noleknight16 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:07 pm

Stetson if you'd rather be in FL. Case if you'd rather be in OH.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby JamesChapman23 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:09 pm

You have no ties to Florida, so I would cross it off the list right there

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:12 pm

Limiting my comment to your question between Case Western Reserve with $35,000 per year scholarship versus Stetson's offer of a full tuition scholarship plus stipend, it depends upon where you want to begin your career. Stetson offers a great deal of financial freedom whereas Case Western offers flexibility & familiarity.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby buckilaw » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:18 pm

Legal hiring in Ohio is rough going. Ideal position for you would be to attend a top 14 so you can hit up major markets (I.E NYC) while still having Cleveland/Columbus as viable options.

That said Case > Stetson.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby rad lulz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:42 am

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:49 am

Don't waste the GPA. But if you have to go next year go to Case.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby shoeshine » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:00 am

Retake or go to Stetson and party like a rockstar.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby LesPaul2010 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:13 am

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm retaking in June, and I think anything 166+ would definitely warrant sitting out this cycle and reapplying next year. I've been my own worst enemy on both my writings of the LSAT, so I figured knowing I had a decent option already in my pocket on test day would maybe relax my nerves. Sounds like Retake/Reapply>>>>>Case>>Stetson, I'd probably be best off sitting out next year regardless and submitting early apps to OSU plus hopefully T14s w/ an improved LSAT.

Thanks a lot!! This advice has been very helpful!

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:28 pm

Good luck in your retake. Case is better than Stetson here but reapply or don't go are the best options of all.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby thexfactor » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:48 am

Woah buddy... with a 163 + 3.9x you should do UVA ED. YOu are a shoe in for UVA next cycle.

In the mean time you can retake. If you can improve that lsat a little bit more, you might not need to do UVA ED.

IMO going to UVA sticker is a better bet than case or Stenson full scholarship. Job prospects for all kinds of jobs are infinately better at UVA vs Case/Stenson no matter the region.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby LesPaul2010 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:42 am

thexfactor wrote:Woah buddy... with a 163 + 3.9x you should do UVA ED. YOu are a shoe in for UVA next cycle.

In the mean time you can retake. If you can improve that lsat a little bit more, you might not need to do UVA ED.

IMO going to UVA sticker is a better bet than case or Stenson full scholarship. Job prospects for all kinds of jobs are infinately better at UVA vs Case/Stenson no matter the region.


I hadn't thought of that, but it seems like a great option. A lot of debt but much better job prospects. Sounds like I have nothing to lost with the retake. Thanks!

Thanks for the advice and good wishes everyone!

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby romothesavior » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:43 am

Good call OP, and best of luck.

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Re: Case (35K) vs. Stetson (Full+Stipend)

Postby LesPaul2010 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:09 pm

romothesavior wrote:Good call OP, and best of luck.


Thanks a lot! The more I think about this, the better I feel. If I go straight from undergrad to LS, then I'll have no professional work experience when it comes down to getting a job. A year off would allow me to get work experience, save money, and get into a school with better job prospects. I'll also pick up golf, so I can network on the greens :)

I think TLS saved me. Thanks!




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