USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

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USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bjokay » Mon May 14, 2012 3:48 pm

Alright guys, so I just found out I was admitted at USC. So far no word on any scholarships so I assume they are not offering me anything. Is it worth it to pay sticker at USC or should I go with my original choice which was to attend Notre Dame at 25k per year? I'd like to do big law and I'm open to LA, Chicago, or NYC.

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bjokay » Mon May 14, 2012 3:50 pm

that was terribly worded. I meant that ND is offering me a scholarship of 25k per year.

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon May 14, 2012 3:50 pm

USC maximizes your chances at biglaw in LA, so if LA >>>>> NY or DC, go there. On the whole though, I can't imagine their biglaw stats being that much better than ND's. Does anyone have these stats?

Also, make sure to negotiate with USC using ND's scholarship.

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bjokay » Mon May 14, 2012 3:53 pm

thanks for the input. do you think that getting into USC will give me any bargaining power for a scholly increase at ND as well? (even though they haven't given me any money)

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Postby 071816 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Does anyone have these stats?

These are the most recent: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?interactive=true&id=1202543436520&slreturn=1

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bingbang1025 » Mon May 14, 2012 4:00 pm

bjokay wrote:Alright guys, so I just found out I was admitted at USC. So far no word on any scholarships so I assume they are not offering me anything. Is it worth it to pay sticker at USC or should I go with my original choice which was to attend Notre Dame at 25k per year? I'd like to do big law and I'm open to LA, Chicago, or NYC.


You got off the waitlist today?

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

chimp wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Does anyone have these stats?

These are the most recent: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?interactive=true&id=1202543436520&slreturn=1

Yikes! USC at 33% and ND at 13.5% looks pretty bad for ND.

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby flem » Mon May 14, 2012 4:45 pm

Congrats on USC.

I know I mentioned this before, but you should really consider sitting out and reapplying next cycle. A URM (AA right?) with a 3.8/164 should have better options, or these same options with more money. I really think you underperformed and applying late killed your cycle.

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bjokay » Mon May 14, 2012 8:16 pm

bingbang1025 wrote:
bjokay wrote:Alright guys, so I just found out I was admitted at USC. So far no word on any scholarships so I assume they are not offering me anything. Is it worth it to pay sticker at USC or should I go with my original choice which was to attend Notre Dame at 25k per year? I'd like to do big law and I'm open to LA, Chicago, or NYC.


You got off the waitlist today?


I wasn't Waitliisted. I applied late tho

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Re: USC (sticker) vs. Notre Dame (25k per year)

Postby bjokay » Mon May 14, 2012 8:17 pm

flem wrote:Congrats on USC.

I know I mentioned this before, but you should really consider sitting out and reapplying next cycle. A URM (AA right?) with a 3.8/164 should have better options, or these same options with more money. I really think you underperformed and applying late killed your cycle.


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