Ohio State v. University of Illinois

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Where should I go?

OSU
1
7%
UIUC
14
93%
 
Total votes: 15

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lansip
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Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby lansip » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:31 am

Considering the cost of attendance as the same, which one should I choose?

Currently I am an undergraduate at Ohio State. I grew to like Columbus quite a bit, but do not have many meaningful ties here. Also I am not comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of my life in Ohio.

At this point I am not completely sure in which field I would like to practice in the future.

I would love to hear your advice and opinions.
Thanks for your input! =)

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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:34 am

Field of law is not as important as where you intend to practice law location-wise.

What are the total COAs for each law school ?

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The Rover
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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby The Rover » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:46 am

lansip wrote:Also I am not comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of my life in Ohio.


Are you comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of your life in Illinois?
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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby blurbz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 am

Unless you have strong geographic preferences, Illinois should win by miles and miles. New ranking aside, Illinois places infinitely better than does Ohio State. As others will say, though, neither is a good bet at sticker...

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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:52 am

The Rover wrote:Are you comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of your life in Illinois?


This. It's very hard to (1) work in the field of law and (2) be mobile. The only easy ways to really accomplish that are to either work as an in-house lawyer for a company with multiple offices in different states or to join a firm with offices in different states and you take the bar in more than one of those states.

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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:00 am

lansip wrote: cost of attendance same

not comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of my life in Ohio.


= Illinois

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cinephile
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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby cinephile » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:09 am

The Rover wrote:
lansip wrote:Also I am not comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of my life in Ohio./quote]

Are you comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of your life in Illinois?


Exactly. I'd chose U or I only if you'd be happy even if you didn't end up in Chicago. If you'd be happy elsewhere in Illinois, go for it.

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Re: Ohio State v. University of Illinois

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Depends on the price tag.




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