OK- so there is a glitch in the poll software and I cannot update a poll. It just fills the screen with an incredible number of options which can't be deleted. Couldn't find any information on the problem- so AGAIN I have to start new thread- To see where the conversation has been already, you can look at the other thread. I'm updating the poll due to a recent scholarship offer from BU.
Update: 4/9 with scholarship from BU.
Updating (again) because of new offer.
I'm looking at starting this fall at law school, looking towards a career in public interest law. Specifically looking at helping children's and families in poverty as child/poverty advocate. Whether this happens at a nonprofit, a government agency, or somewhere else has yet to be seen. I have no desire for "Big Law." I've been accepted to a few schools (and rejected from a good number of others).
What are your thoughts on my choices keeping these things in mind.
1. I want to go to the BEST school possible.
2. Since making money is not my biggest concern, a school with a good LRAP would be a good fit.
3. If possible, I'd like to stay close to the east coast (NJ) as I have an ill mother. Would probably prefer to practice somewhere in the northeast Like New York down to Washington DC area. I'm currently in PA.
4. I want the school with the best track record/program in public interest.
5. I wouldn't mind a judicial clerkship after graduation.
6. I want to work hard and have a job soon after graduating.
Now- Here's my current offers:
Boston U (15k per year)
University of Illionis (with 11k scholly per year)
Notre Dame (20k scholly per year)
Washington and Lee (20k scholly per year)
U Maryland (4k scholly per year)
American (20k scholly per year)
Penn State (15k scholly per year) *Note: Penn State has no in-state tuition break
I appreciate your help. If I could hear some of your thoughts on your vote, that would be terrific as well.
I have visited W&L, BU, and ND and am leaning heavily towards ND.
BU has a great LRAP and Public Interest Program. You should consider sending them your ND offer, they will probably match, but only if you say you will def. go if they do.