Penn State v. Kentucky

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kebUVA2012
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby kebUVA2012 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Alright, I'll give it a try.

But I only have a 3.0, and that's not going to radically change by the end of this semester. I'm not going to get into T14 regardless of whether I retake or not....

So what should I do with the choices I have right now? I need to pick a school at some point and right now these are my options.

If you all happened to be in my position what would you do? (Besides retake and try again!)

bdole2
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby bdole2 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:42 pm

If you have lived in Kentucky, and attending UK would be cheaper, then I would pick Kentucky. But really I think it comes down to personal preference. Just keep your debt at a minimum and go somewhere that you would enjoy.

kebUVA2012
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby kebUVA2012 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:44 pm

bdole2 wrote:If you have lived in Kentucky, and attending UK would be cheaper, then I would pick Kentucky. But really I think it comes down to personal preference. Just keep your debt at a minimum and go somewhere that you would enjoy.


Thank you this helps a lot!

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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby bdole2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:52 pm

Also, even if you can't get into a T-14, retaking could still be worth it.

Show your parents this:

http://richmond.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

Just look at some of the admits with higher LSAT scores and the kind of money that got at Richmond

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gc1990/jd

This example profile got 60k from Richmond with a 3.1 and a 164.

kebUVA2012
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby kebUVA2012 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:17 pm

How about PSU v. UK v. Chicago Kent??

Does that change anything?

bdole2
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby bdole2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:21 pm

kebUVA2012 wrote:How about PSU v. UK v. Chicago Kent??

Does that change anything?


No. I would go to either PSU or UK over Kent. Especially if Kent is at sticker. Your parents probably don't want to spend 200k for a law degree for a school like Kent. If you really really really wanted to work in Chicago and you had minimal debt then Kent could make sense, but it doesn't seem like this is the case for you.

kebUVA2012
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Re: Penn State v. Kentucky

Postby kebUVA2012 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:37 am

Okay well let's assume price/debt is not part of the equation...

Chicago Kent seems to employ more people with higher salaries, or is the Chicago market just too hard to get into?
UK has the lowest median salary of all... should that deter me?

I don't really care where I live, I just want to go to the best school possible, so any insight would really help!




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