North Carolina Out of State

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North Carolina Out of State

Postby YehudaBauer » Thu May 31, 2012 1:10 am

Numbers: 3.8/169

Do I have a good shot at money from North Carolina? I am out of state with no ties to the area. How are the employment figures from this school? Does it make sense for NYer like myself with no ties to the area to attend a school like UNC? I want to be a tax attorney.

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Re: North Carolina Out of State

Postby DesperateNWaiting » Thu May 31, 2012 2:21 am

I assume you mean Chapel Hill?

I have number pretty much identical to yours, I'm an Alabama resident, and I got a full ride to Bama and about 65% to UT Austin. I think you'll definitely get money, but if you're tactful enough, you can definitely work the admissions office to increase your scholarships. At first, Bama was giving me $15k a year and Texas was giving me $7k. After some wheeling and dealing, Texas's offer has shot up to $30k/year.

Obviously the caveat to all of this, and what probably everyone will mention, is that your LSAT and GPA can only take you so far. You can get an idea of how you might fair based on stats, graphs, and the experiences of others, but at the end of the day you are going to have to create your own legal experience.

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Re: North Carolina Out of State

Postby 2014 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:29 am

It would make more sense for you to attend Cornell or Michigan given where you are from and there are better ways to help ensure your future employment if you insist on heading south. (Vandy with $$$, Duke, or U.Va. depending on what type of 3.8x that is)

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Re: North Carolina Out of State

Postby flem » Thu May 31, 2012 8:30 am

Why would you waste a 3.8/169 on a school with mediocre job prospects that feeds into a highly parochial market to which you have no ties?

Go to Michigan or something.

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