UChicago v. Emory

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UChicago v. Emory

Postby decisions89 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:57 pm

Chicago with a 15K scholly or Emory with a 90K scholly?

Is this a no-brainer?

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby kwais » Wed May 09, 2012 6:59 pm

depends, you want jerb or no jerb?

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby bdubs » Wed May 09, 2012 7:01 pm

kwais wrote:depends, you want jerb or no jerb?


Made me lol. +1

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby bk1 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:06 pm

bdubs wrote:
kwais wrote:depends, you want jerb or no jerb?


Made me lol. +1

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby Davidbentley » Wed May 09, 2012 7:08 pm

There are no stupid questions...

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby wiscohopeful » Wed May 09, 2012 7:44 pm

decisions89 wrote:Is this a no-brainer?


...yes

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby tedalbany » Wed May 09, 2012 7:50 pm

How the fuck did you get into Chi with those numbers? Flame?

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby decisions89 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:00 pm

tedalbany wrote:How the fuck did you get into Chi with those numbers? Flame?



I'm not a flame. My LSAT and GPA are within the 25/75 percentile for Chicago.

I just got off the WL today, and that's why I'm asking.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby Mad Hatter » Wed May 09, 2012 8:03 pm

Unless you have loads of undergrad debt (meaning >100k), Chicago is TCR.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 09, 2012 8:05 pm

This is a trick question--right ?

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby decisions89 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Obviously I know Chicago is a better school but is 200k+ in debt justifiable when I can spend 100K at Emory?

Also, what is a TCR? lol I have no idea.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed May 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:Unless you have loads of undergrad debt (meaning >100k), Chicago is TCR.

If you have that much undergrad debt, your chances of being able to pay it back from Emory are slight.

Chicago: almost guarantees you a big law job.
Emory: gives you perhaps a 1/5 chance at a big law job.

That difference would be worth A LOT more than $75k to me.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 09, 2012 8:11 pm

The correct answer is Chicago.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby Mad Hatter » Wed May 09, 2012 8:13 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:Unless you have loads of undergrad debt (meaning >100k), Chicago is TCR.

If you have that much undergrad debt, your chances of being able to pay it back from Emory are slight.

Chicago: almost guarantees you a big law job.
Emory: gives you perhaps a 1/5 chance at a big law job.

That difference would be worth A LOT more than $75k to me.

Yeah, but I think there has to be an absolute upper bounds as to how much debt you'll take on, just on the off chance that you get OCIpwned/No-offered/Deweyed (not entirely unlikely, even at Chicago - people do strike out). 100k undergrad debt + 200k Chi debt is above that limit (for me at least). Any less than that, though, and I say go Chicago without reservation.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby Angrygeopolitically » Wed May 09, 2012 8:15 pm

decisions89 wrote:Obviously I know Chicago is a better school but is 200k+ in debt justifiable when I can spend 100K at Emory?

Also, what is a TCR? lol I have no idea.



You have nothing in the middle of those......
No Stanford?
No VMTC for free?....

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed May 09, 2012 8:17 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:Yeah, but I think there has to be an absolute upper bounds as to how much debt you'll take on, just on the off chance that you get OCIpwned/No-offered/Deweyed (not entirely unlikely, even at Chicago - people do strike out). 100k undergrad debt + 200k Chi debt is above that limit (for me at least).

That's fair, but then $100k undergrad + $125 Emory debt would have to be above that limit also - there has to be a lower limit for worse schools. So the two options would be Chicago or don't go.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby c3pO4 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Loan paranoia makes 0L's pick short term debt over long term degree value. You'd be crazy to take Emory over UChi full price even if Emory was free.

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Re: UChicago v. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 09, 2012 8:24 pm

OP: You're considering law schools that operate in different worlds. Chicago competes with Harvard & Yale.

In my view, its like deciding between the University of Montana & the University of Miami for one determined to practice in Bozeman. Not even close. Not even debatable.

P.S. If you want proof, then ask Chicago to match Emory's offer. When the laughing stops, you should already be through your first semester. And I like Emory & love Atlanta.




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