Advice?

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xxoobeg
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Advice?

Postby xxoobeg » Tue May 22, 2012 9:12 am

By tomorrow afternoon I have to make a decision about what school to go to, so I'm hoping to get some input.

Option A: go to Brooklyn Law School Fall 2012. Least expensive option.

Option B: go to a school ranked in the mid-20s, defer for a year (scholarship contingent upon deferral). around 15,000 more total than attending Brooklyn.

Retaking/reapplying isn't really an option at this point.

Thanks!

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Re: Advice?

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 9:15 am

Need way more information to answer your question.

GPA/LSAT? Career goals? How old are you? Where do you want to live/work and where do you have ties? What kind of work do you want to do?

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Re: Advice?

Postby xxoobeg » Tue May 22, 2012 9:19 am

3.4/161; Labor and Employment Law; 21, Would be happy in NYC or DC (More NY ties); finishing undergrad at Cornell right now

Ideally, I'd end up at a private firm - a few of my NY ties are at big firms in NY, but I'm fairly open minded.

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Re: Advice?

Postby jkpolk » Tue May 22, 2012 9:24 am

inb4 retake

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Re: Advice?

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 9:30 am

xxoobeg wrote:3.4/161; Labor and Employment Law; 21, Would be happy in NYC or DC (More NY ties); finishing undergrad at Cornell right now

Ideally, I'd end up at a private firm - a few of my NY ties are at big firms in NY, but I'm fairly open minded.


Why is taking a year off and retaking not an option?

Also, what is your total cost of attendance at each?

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Re: Advice?

Postby xxoobeg » Tue May 22, 2012 9:33 am

I already took it twice, and I'm not really optimistic that it would go up enough to make a significant difference.

In total, Brooklyn would be around 140,000, the other school would be around 155,000

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Re: Advice?

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 9:35 am

xxoobeg wrote:I already took it twice, and I'm not really optimistic that it would go up enough to make a significant difference.

In total, Brooklyn would be around 140,000, the other school would be around 155,000


What's the other school?

That's way too expensive considering that only 58% of Brooklyn grads got full time legal employment. The percentage of those that got full time legal employment that pays you enough to service 140K worth of debt comfortably.

What did your LSAT prep consist of?

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Re: Advice?

Postby xxoobeg » Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 am

I'll message the name to you (I'm not sure if I should post it).

I did a test masters course, a ton of practice exams, and went through like a trillion books.

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Re: Advice?

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 9:42 am

xxoobeg wrote:I'll message the name to you (I'm not sure if I should post it).

I did a test masters course, a ton of practice exams, and went through like a trillion books.


I'm not sure why it would matter, since you're anonymous - but feel free to PM me if you feel more comfortable.

How much time did you spend studying? How many practice tests did you take? What was your initial practice test score? Did you work through the PowerScore Bibles? What's your weakest section?

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Re: Advice?

Postby top30man » Tue May 22, 2012 9:44 am

xxoobeg wrote:I'll message the name to you (I'm not sure if I should post it).

I did a test masters course, a ton of practice exams, and went through like a trillion books.

What I discovered during my retake prep was that it was not so much the quantity of prep I did, but how I did it. How did you use the books? How did you drill? How did you review correct and incorrect answers? These are the important considerations.

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Re: Advice?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:13 am

This is an anonymous forum, you can post the schools you're considering. It's sort of important to know which T20 you're considering before we can advise for or against Brooklyn (although it will likely be against Brooklyn as $140k is a lot of debt for not great employment prospects).

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Re: Advice?

Postby blurbz » Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:This is an anonymous forum, you can post the schools you're considering. It's sort of important to know which T20 you're considering before we can advise for or against Brooklyn (although it will likely be against Brooklyn as $140k is a lot of debt for not great employment prospects).



This. Post the options, it's not a big deal and we can't give real advice without the facts.

Also, if you're considering option B, which requires you to take a year off, retaking/reapplying is DEFINITELY an option. The only reason it wouldn't be is if OP is too lazy to put more time into the LSAT again. So my advice, at least until I know what the other school is (and probably after) is to retake/reapply.




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