WUSTL ($$) vs. Emory ($$) vs BU vs USD ($$$) vs Hastings

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WUSTL ($$) vs. Emory ($$) vs BU vs USD ($$$) vs Hastings

Postby grivbin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:10 am

Out of the best schools I've gotten into, WUSTL ($24k/yr) and Emory ($22k/yr), have given me the most money. I have yet to hear scholarship info (if I receive any) from BU, Fordham, and Hastings.

I eventually want to settle down in San Diego, but having grown up there, would rather experience something different before moving back. I would like to get into Biglaw if possible (I know these schools aren't really Biglaw powerhouses). I don't mind where I live during law school, but if it is outside of California, I would like it to have enough reach so that if I do well I would have the option of returning after school.

BU might have the most national pull out of the lot, but not enough IMO to override the schollys from WUSTL and Emory. Right now I am leaning towards WUSTL because I think Emory and WUSTL's ties to California are comparable, while WUSTL's reputation is better.

On the other hand, I don't know if WUSTL/Emory/BU/Fordham are strong enough to overcome the advantage to USD alums in the San Diego region so it might be better to go there and hope to do really well in the class? ($31k/yr from USD).

What do you guys think is my best bet?
Thanks in advance for the advice!

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Re: WUSTL ($$) vs. Emory ($$) vs BU vs USD ($$$) vs Hastings

Postby flem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:39 am

None of those degrees are mobile. UC-Hastings is your best bet, or USD.

WUSTL and Emory are good schools but they place best in their (relatively) immediate regions with a handful of top kids getting NYC work.

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Re: WUSTL ($$) vs. Emory ($$) vs BU vs USD ($$$) vs Hastings

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:50 am

These are all schools with regional reach. Pick the school in the area you want to work in.

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