Seattle U vs Brooklyn

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aaron88
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Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby aaron88 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Would love some thoughts on my options

Numbers: 3.5 & 157

Seattle U with 17k/yr: total cost after (10yr) loan payment (138k)

Brooklyn with 19+/yr: total cost after (10yr) loan payment (193k)

I currently live in Seattle and love the area. However, I have been to new York a couple times and absolutely loved it. I could definitly see myself living in NYC for an extended period of time. I made deposits at both and now trying to decide.

I am also on the waitlists at Iowa, Cardozo and Lewis and Clark.

If I get into Iowa I would probably go. Cardozo is a tougher call and I'm not that interested in Lewis and Clark.

Thoughts?

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby ahnhub » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:59 pm

You should retake, and that's what 98% of people on TLS are gonna tell you. Both of those options are terrible.

One option is somewhat worse than the other. Almost 200K for Brooklyn is crazy. 138K for Seattle is also really bad, but if you're from there I guess it's less bad.

The rankings are meaningless. Don't get caught up in them.

Edit: sorry, that last part I was thinking of another poster. But if rankings are at all influencing your decision, they shouldn't be.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby Nova » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:53 pm

Retake in October

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:57 pm

Nova wrote:Retake in October


This. Retaking w/ a 4-6 point bump will get you decent scholarships. 165+ will fetch you some full-rides as well.

Either way, it's the best option here.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby pat4redick » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:29 pm

Teflon_Jeff wrote:
Nova wrote:Retake in October


This. Retaking w/ a 4-6 point bump will get you decent scholarships. 165+ will fetch you some full-rides as well.

Either way, it's the best option here.


+1. I applied with 3.1/164 and got a full ride from Brooklyn plus living stipend. And I'm retaking.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby top30man » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Nova wrote:Retake in October

Do this. Please.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby flem » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Pick if you want to be indebted and unemployed in NYC or Seattle, and then follow your regional preference.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby catholicgirl » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:54 pm

flem wrote:Pick if you want to be indebted and unemployed in NYC or Seattle, and then follow your regional preference.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby lawschool?s » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:14 pm

I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.

I think you are on the upper end of scholarships, as they max out at 20,500 I believe, and I think that is a very manageable amount of debt even on 60k a year.

By the way, the prosecuting attorneys and DA's in the area are all from Seattle U (albeit UW is half the size of Seattle U's class)

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby Nova » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:22 pm

lawschool?s wrote: (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats)


LST;SU 2011 wrote:•40.3% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs..
•61% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•66% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby flem » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:23 pm

lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.

I think you are on the upper end of scholarships, as they max out at 20,500 I believe, and I think that is a very manageable amount of debt even on 60k a year.

By the way, the prosecuting attorneys and DA's in the area are all from Seattle U (albeit UW is half the size of Seattle U's class)


Oh cool, we're already at the part where we conflate elitism with wanting a fucking job after you graduate. Awesome.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby timbs4339 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:40 pm

lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.

I think you are on the upper end of scholarships, as they max out at 20,500 I believe, and I think that is a very manageable amount of debt even on 60k a year.

By the way, the prosecuting attorneys and DA's in the area are all from Seattle U (albeit UW is half the size of Seattle U's class)


Please run the numbers on what the payment schedule is for 140K of debt. It's like 10K in interest before taxes and before making a dent in principal.

OP: Brooklyn at that price is basically suicide. Don't go there.

At least try to negotiate with both schools.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:42 pm

Neither.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:46 pm

lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.


Agreed, law school shouldn't be about "stats" or "jobs," it's about living in a sick pad in a dope area. Don't listen to these haters man if you love the law you'll def make it as a lawyerbrah.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby No13baby » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:58 pm

lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.

I think you are on the upper end of scholarships, as they max out at 20,500 I believe, and I think that is a very manageable amount of debt even on 60k a year.

By the way, the prosecuting attorneys and DA's in the area are all from Seattle U (albeit UW is half the size of Seattle U's class)


NOPE NOPE NOPE

My BF graduated summa cum laude from Seattle U. He got a job ambulance chasing two days before his student loans came due. (He is now in a better job after paying his shitlaw dues for a few years.) His fellow honors grads have moved back in with their parents out of state, looked for 2+ years to find paralegal work, or taken doc review jobs. And those are people in the top quartile of the class. The only person in his peer group who got a legit firm job after graduation was a URM.

Do not go to law school there. Don't go to Brooklyn either.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby catholicgirl » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:29 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.


Agreed, law school shouldn't be about "stats" or "jobs," it's about living in a sick pad in a dope area. Don't listen to these haters man if you love the law you'll def make it as a lawyerbrah.



F*** you Rick. You should have died in that hospital so you wouldn't be giving people terrible advice :-p

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:33 pm

catholicgirl wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:
lawschool?s wrote:I think TLS is too elitist and being a Seattle local as well I would recommend Seattle U. If your comfortable not getting a six figure job and having to find yourself employment Seattle U is very doable. Capitol Hill is dope and the law school is amazing (TLS Users are gonna say blah blah employment stats) and you would have a good time when you're not studying.


Agreed, law school shouldn't be about "stats" or "jobs," it's about living in a sick pad in a dope area. Don't listen to these haters man if you love the law you'll def make it as a lawyerbrah.



F*** you Rick. You should have died in that hospital so you wouldn't be giving people terrible advice :-p
Fucking sarcasm, how does it work?

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby TTTehehe » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:51 pm

Don't do either.

If you insist on ignoring everyone and going this year without a retake, at least wait to see if Lewis and Clark will take you off of their wait list.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:38 pm

Sounds like some SHITBOOMER optimism ITT. Saying don't go to Seattle U isn't elitist; its jobist. Though I suppose in today's economy, graduating into a legal job makes one a part of the bourgoise, so maybe they are one and the same.

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Re: Seattle U vs Brooklyn

Postby 1TLStudent » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:54 am

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