GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

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GW (Sticker) vs. W&L (16k) vs. W&M (10k)

GW (sticker)
6
35%
W&L (16k)
8
47%
W&M (10k)
3
18%
 
Total votes: 17

Thegoods45
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GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

Postby Thegoods45 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:03 pm

Deposit deadlines are getting close, and I'm still undecided between these three schools. Virginia resident my entire life, and ideally would like to work in DC/Nova area upon graduation in either Biglaw or Midlaw( if that exists.) I'm honestly leaning towards GW, but the sticker price makes me wary. Even though my education will be fully paid for, are the employment prospects good enough to justify the higher sticker price at GW?

coocookuhchoo
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Re: GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

Postby coocookuhchoo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:17 pm

I was just about to vote W&M until I saw that you said it is paid for. In that case, I don't see the harm in going to the highest ranked of these three - GW. FWIW, I chose W&M out of state (12k) over W&L (20k).

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Re: GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:19 pm

If you truly want biglaw the only credited choice is to retake/reapply.

Thegoods45
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Re: GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

Postby Thegoods45 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:50 am

bk1 wrote:If you truly want biglaw the only credited choice is to retake/reapply.


Definitely not biglaw or bust, I just want to lessen the probability of shitlaw at 50k a year. I realize that for many biglaw is a necessity in order to repay loans, however this isn't the case for me.

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Re: GW (Sticker) vs. Wash&Lee ($16k) vs. W&M ($10k)

Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:53 am

Thegoods45 wrote:Definitely not biglaw or bust, I just want to lessen the probability of shitlaw at 50k a year. I realize that for many biglaw is a necessity in order to repay loans, however this isn't the case for me.


A T14 would lessen that probability by a lot. If you could conceivably get a high enough LSAT to do it then you should do that since your school seems to be paid off no matter what.

As for the current choice, my personal opinion is that it depends on the situation of the person/people give you the $. If they are pretty well off and you don't mind taking $ from them then take GW. If they are blowing a significant portion of their savings or you do mind taking $ from them then take the cheapest option.




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