TTTehehe wrote:flem wrote:
LST has you at an estimated 205K in the hole even with scholarship. At that point, just go to Georgetown since you're fucked either way if you miss out on meaningful legal work, but at Georgetown your odds are better.
Both are incompatible with what you want, dude.
That's pretty much the bottom line. 205k with scholly this year at WUSL is crazy. 250k (I've seen that # float around) at GULC is just as crazy. If you defer at WUSL, work, and get 205k down to 150-ish k, still kind of crazy, but that's 100k less you have to worry about.
Bottom Line: GULC ONLY if you plan to do BigLaw; WUSL ONLY if you plan on deferring a year to work. Otherwise, don't go to either.
It really doesn't make sense for me to defer and work for a year. Even if I saved some money and got a better scholarship. I think the benefits would be outweighed by the cost of postponing my graduation year.
By the way, I think there are many options in between small firms and big law. After college I worked at a major boutique firm that had a nice work environment. It seemed like a good middle ground.