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Which school

Iowa (zero scholarships)
2
6%
Emory (17k per year)
12
33%
Case Western (full ride)
5
14%
Nebraska (full ride)
17
47%
 
Total votes: 36

jlaw19
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Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:46 pm

Hey, need some help from everyone.

Just got off of emory's waitlist tonight with an offer of 17k per year, have to decide by Friday.
Iowa- no scholarships
Nebraska - Full ride
Case Western Reserve Univ. Full ride w/ stipend

I dont mind where I practice, however attorneys in Nebraska are much more impressed with degrees from Iowa and Emory. Not sure if the debt load is too much to just go ahead and take emory's offer. At this point Im leaning that way.

Not sure what I want to practice, just want the best options when I get done with school. All opinions welcome, time sensitive.

Thanks

rad lulz
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Re: Need your help!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:47 pm

Where you from bro and where do you have ties

jlaw19
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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:Where you from bro and where do you have ties


From Nebraska. Have some good contacts with Kutak Rock attorneys, the big firm around here. When I spoke to my mentor/family friend he believed an application to his hiring partner with Emory and Iowa would make it easier, much easier. Dark side of Nebraska is if you dont do well, your sol.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:32 pm

I have to add. connections i have in Nebraska are not anything special. no certainty of jobs even if i did well. and the big firms have been stagnant compared to previous years on hiring. locals that leave and come back from better schools seem to fare well though.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:37 pm

I'd do Nebraska (if no scholarship stips) or retake. Emory is too expensive for what you're getting.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:55 pm

I think Nebraska is the safe bet. Iowa/Emory is a toss up, and if you really want to take out 100k+ debt for either, I would choose the more affordable one. If you have not already, find out whether you would qualify for in state tuition for 2L and 3L at Iowa.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby PennBull » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:04 am

jlaw19 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Where you from bro and where do you have ties


From Nebraska. Have some good contacts with Kutak Rock attorneys, the big firm around here. When I spoke to my mentor/family friend he believed an application to his hiring partner with Emory and Iowa would make it easier, much easier. Dark side of Nebraska is if you dont do well, your sol.


Dark side of any of those schools is that you're SOL if you don't do well. You don't want to be 200k in the hole with no job.

Nebraska fo' free, or try the LSAT again.
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Re: Need your help!

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:20 am

1) Nebraska if you want to practice law in Nebraska
2) Case Western Reserve since you're open geographically & you have a full tuition & fees scholarship plus stipend (any stipulations to retain your scholarship in successive years?).
3) Iowa because it's easy to get in-state tuition rates after your first year & is close to your presumed target market (Nebraska, Omaha & the Mid-west).
4) Emory because big debt will make you tough.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:25 am

With a 156, 162/4.07, have you considered retaking the LSAT & reapplying next cycle ?

Any news on the Northwestern or Virginia waitlist status ?

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Re: Need your help!

Postby flem » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:48 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:With a 156, 162/4.07


Oh for fucks sake. Retake, enjoy HYS.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:10 pm

flem wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:With a 156, 162/4.07


Oh for fucks sake. Retake, enjoy HYS.


I agree. Did not know OP had a 4.07

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Re: Need your help!

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:27 pm

Sweet mother, retake. 4.07 and 3 months serious study for the October LSAT would pay off enormous dividends.

Seriously, don't waste a 4.0+

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Re: Need your help!

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:58 pm

flem wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:With a 156, 162/4.07


Oh for fucks sake. Retake, enjoy HYS.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby ru2486 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:36 pm

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, RETAKE IS THE ANSWER

if you waste that 4.07 a small part of me will die

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Re: Need your help!

Postby uptowngirl22 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:52 pm

OP, I would literally gouge out my eyeballs for a 4.07. (Retake.)

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:55 pm

ru2486 wrote:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, RETAKE IS THE ANSWER

if you waste that 4.07 a small part of me will die


Haha. Ive thought about it. Worried though that regardless ill do the same or worse. I felt pretty stupid after taking it the second time and still getting horrid results. I will say this i took about 30 practice tests averaged 168. BUT I really dont want to sit idle for a year. My ug degree is not marketable, cj is a trick major.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:57 pm

jlaw19 wrote:
ru2486 wrote:FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, RETAKE IS THE ANSWER

if you waste that 4.07 a small part of me will die


Haha. Ive thought about it. Worried though that regardless ill do the same or worse. I felt pretty stupid after taking it the second time and still getting horrid results. I will say this i took about 30 practice tests averaged 168. BUT I really dont want to sit idle for a year. My ug degree is not marketable, cj is a trick major.


And i really studied my a** off. Not sure i can do better on another try at it.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:59 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:1) Nebraska if you want to practice law in Nebraska
2) Case Western Reserve since you're open geographically & you have a full tuition & fees scholarship plus stipend (any stipulations to retain your scholarship in successive years?).
3) Iowa because it's easy to get in-state tuition rates after your first year & is close to your presumed target market (Nebraska, Omaha & the Mid-west).
4) Emory because big debt will make you tough.


Cwru requires that i remain in good academic standing, pretty fair. Trying to boost #'s with the new dean

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:With a 156, 162/4.07, have you considered retaking the LSAT & reapplying next cycle ?

Any news on the Northwestern or Virginia waitlist status ?


Virginia updated me today. Sounds unlikely for most of us left in the w/l. I would jump on the chance to attend there obviously. NW i havent heard from, great rep in my area, well everywhere but omaha market really likes it

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Emory got some raised eyebrows at the firm i work at (office b**** is my title). The attorney i spoke with said iowa and emory were strong choices, however he wouldnt have the loans. I want to stress that even nebraska attorneys, people that went there and loved it, arent overly excited about what it can do for me. Alot of midsize to big firms jump at the chance to pluck a grad from 30 on up, maybe due to the fact nebraska has two less than world renowned lass schools (gotta watch out for that new nebraska law space law program though )

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:14 pm

Sarcasm. Thanks for responses so far.

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Re: Need your help!

Postby flem » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:24 pm

jlaw19 wrote:And i really studied my a** off. Not sure i can do better on another try at it.


How did you study?

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:25 pm

Side bar: I may be having illusions of grandeur about emory and i dont want emory grads tp storm the market but the reputation here is strong if one has ties. However 28000 per year in tuition only is alot with the legal market where it is and even the largest firm here only starts at 90000. And anyone my senior doesnt see the poibt in retaking, trust me i do and could get by with my current employment but in all honesty im ready to get started as well

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Re: Need your help!

Postby jlaw19 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:29 pm

flem wrote:
jlaw19 wrote:And i really studied my a** off. Not sure i can do better on another try at it.


How did you study?


Bought lg bible lr bible. 1 test a week for 1st month, 1 test every other day 2 weeks leadibg up. Put time aside to practice every night. Did well on pt's. When it came time to do it. I wasnt able to do as well. Similar problem with act but npt as bad just because the act is not the lsat

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Re: Need your help!

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:43 pm

;
jlaw19 wrote:Side bar: I may be having illusions of grandeur about emory and i dont want emory grads tp storm the market but the reputation here is strong if one has ties. However 28000 per year in tuition only is alot with the legal market where it is and even the largest firm here only starts at 90000. And anyone my senior doesnt see the poibt in retaking, trust me i do and could get by with my current employment but in all honesty im ready to get started as well


Well, at Emory, you should try to get your scholly bumped to 20k a year, since they are giving that to others with worse numbers. 3 more LSAT points would likely net you 30k. Whether that is worth the wait is up to you.

Emory non URMs this cycle:
161/3.9 60k
162/3.9 60k
165/3.9 90k
165/3.9 90k
166/3.8 90k
166/4.0 90k




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