GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

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Where should I go?

GULC (70% need based aid covered)
60
95%
OSU (full ride + $2,500 stipend)
3
5%
 
Total votes: 63

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holden147
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GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby holden147 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:33 pm

So basically I was all set to go to GULC once they decided to cover 70% of my tuition via need-based grants because my family is incredibly low income with no prospects of that changing anytime soon. However, Ohio State - the state I've lived in for the last 12 years - named me a Moritz Scholar for the upcoming year which includes full tuition for all 3 years and $2,500 living stipend per year (contingent on a 3.0 GPA). I'm interested in public interest/human rights (born and raised in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Balkan War so it's something I have no doubt I want to do, however if for some reason I couldn't find a job in the field I would be open to big/mid law).

I was interested in GULC due to their international law program and because of their loan forgiveness program where essentially if I go into government or PI work and make under $75k/year, my loans are forgiven.

Where I want to live: Somewhere out west (Colorado, Washington, Oregon) or overseas (Holland due to the ICC, England, or Australia).

What does TLS think is the right choice for me?
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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:41 pm

GULC is better for both big law and the sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim shot at intl. human rights shit, and the price is right. But $5 says you end up in big/mid law because those firms basically only recruit through OCI at the beginning of 2L year, whereas those PI orgs recruit 3L and after (generally), and you have a high chance of not having a job at graduation.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby flem » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:44 pm

GULC and not even close bruh

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:49 pm

holden147 wrote:(Colorado, Washington, Oregon)

Any ties to these places?

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby holden147 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:18 pm

rad lulz wrote:
holden147 wrote:(Colorado, Washington, Oregon)

Any ties to these places?


I actually do not have any ties other than a desire to live somewhere very nature-friendly. As I pointed out in my original post, I was born in Bosnia and grew up in Ohio over the last decade or so. The only family I have in the States is my parents who live in Northeast Ohio. Everyone else lives in different countries.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:21 pm

holden147 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
holden147 wrote:(Colorado, Washington, Oregon)

Any ties to these places?


I actually do not have any ties other than a desire to live somewhere very nature-friendly. As I pointed out in my original post, I was born in Bosnia and grew up in Ohio over the last decade or so. The only family I have in the States is my parents who live in Northeast Ohio. Everyone else lives in different countries.

It's generally gonna be fairly difficult to get a job in those places from GULC if that's your only reason for wanting to live there and you have no ties.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby holden147 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:27 pm

rad lulz wrote:
holden147 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
holden147 wrote:(Colorado, Washington, Oregon)

Any ties to these places?


I actually do not have any ties other than a desire to live somewhere very nature-friendly. As I pointed out in my original post, I was born in Bosnia and grew up in Ohio over the last decade or so. The only family I have in the States is my parents who live in Northeast Ohio. Everyone else lives in different countries.

It's generally gonna be fairly difficult to get a job in those places from GULC if that's your only reason for wanting to live there and you have no ties.


I should also point out my parents will be retiring soon and want to move out west too. Specifically, the NW is a place I would love to live. My plan for GULC is to live in the DC area for a few years due to the plethora of government/PI employers there and perhaps moving out west 10-15 years down the road. I understand the economy is not doing very well right now so I am not expecting to be able to land my "dream city" right out of LS.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:35 pm

Bro. GULC. Not even close. That extra 60k you'll spend is well well well well worth the extra opportunities you'll get from GULC.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:22 am

GULC easily. Based on both your career and regional interests GULC is by far your best option.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby holden147 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:37 am

Well I think you guys made it pretty clear LOL. Thanks for the answers, I just wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:42 am

If you wanted to remain in Ohio, then it would be a close choice, in my opinion. But your career aspirations & desired locations suggest otherwise. Enjoy Georgetown University Law Center.

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Re: GULC (70% covered) or Ohio State (full ride)

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:46 am

GULC obviously. Even if you wanted to return to Ohio, I would say GULC. Your interest in international law clinches it - you want to be in DC and at a top-ranked school for that.




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