Please help me choose!

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Which is the better option?

American University
6
22%
University of Kentucky
21
78%
 
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kebUVA2012
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Please help me choose!

Postby kebUVA2012 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:05 am

Hey guys,

I just got off the wait list for AU, and here are my thoughts:

American:
-in DC, lots of opportunities
-tons of programs/clinics/study abroad
-I'm from VA, so more connections
-about $100K in debt
-fun city!
-big classes, lots of competition
-totally impersonal

Kentucky:
-small, insular legal market
-better employment stats
-little to no debt
-want to work in VA, so not close
-not in a big city, not many connections/opportunities
-small classes, extremely personalized

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cinephile
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby cinephile » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:16 am

You're not from Kentucky? That would make it harder to find work, but going to American makes it very unlikely that you'd get a legal job in DC.

Why did you pick UK in the first place? Did you have other options?

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top30man
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby top30man » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:56 am

Retake or Kentucky. American is just too expensive.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:47 am

Are you still on the Richmond waitlist ?

Between American with $100,000 debt & Kentucky with no debt, Kentucky is the better choice.

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taxnstuff
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby taxnstuff » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:13 am

when in doubt, no debt or retake wins almost every time

rad lulz
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:31 am

From VA and want to work in VA? Neither.

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Nova
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:39 am

Retake and reapply to UVA/Richmond/GM/W&L/W&M.
American has terrible prospects.
Kentucky is not good for VA. UVA >>> Richmond/GM/W&L/W&M >>> Kentucky (for VA)
American wrote:35.8% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes an unknown number school-funded jobs.
56.1% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
63.4% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

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Hutz_and_Goodman
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:56 am

Don't go to American. If you have ties to Kentucky and want to stay there, UK may not be unreasonable.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:25 am

Neither of these are good options. Retake and reapply for William and Mary, George Mason, George Washington, Washington & Lee, etc.

Kentucky makes no sense if you want to practice in VA and American isn't worth 100k in debt. Negotiate more money from American or wait it out a year.

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Teflon_Jeff
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:25 pm

Let me put it this way: A faculty member at American told me not to go there.

In the words of Stan the Man, 'nuff said.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:33 pm

rad lulz wrote:From VA and want to work in VA? Neither.

this. Richmond and W&M are really the only correct responses here.

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Nova
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:43 pm

Retake, ED UVA.

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Teflon_Jeff
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:38 pm

Nova wrote:Retake, ED UVA.


Retake yes, ED maybe not. I think with apps being down and money being up, ED may not be a great idea.

Just my .02 ;-)

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Jah'rakal
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Jah'rakal » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:24 pm

OP, just know that ranking doesn't matter all that much, if these two are your only choices, go with Kentucky

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romothesavior
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:43 am

Jah'rakal wrote:OP, just know that ranking doesn't matter all that much, if these two are your only choices, go with Kentucky

You continue to suck. I wish you'd crawl back into your hole and go away.

rad lulz wrote:From VA and want to work in VA? Neither.

OP, I hate to say it, but TITCr. Both schools have terrible job prospects for VA. The only one of these worth going to is Kentucky, and that's with a big scholarship and ties to the market. Retake or don't go.

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Jah'rakal
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby Jah'rakal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:12 am

romothesavior wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:OP, just know that ranking doesn't matter all that much, if these two are your only choices, go with Kentucky

You continue to suck. I wish you'd crawl back into your hole and go away.

rad lulz wrote:From VA and want to work in VA? Neither.

OP, I hate to say it, but TITCr. Both schools have terrible job prospects for VA. The only one of these worth going to is Kentucky, and that's with a big scholarship and ties to the market. Retake or don't go.


aww u mad bro, when u can't come up with reasons, u just hate

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:16 am

Jah'rakal wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:OP, just know that ranking doesn't matter all that much, if these two are your only choices, go with Kentucky

You continue to suck. I wish you'd crawl back into your hole and go away.

rad lulz wrote:From VA and want to work in VA? Neither.

OP, I hate to say it, but TITCr. Both schools have terrible job prospects for VA. The only one of these worth going to is Kentucky, and that's with a big scholarship and ties to the market. Retake or don't go.


aww u mad bro, when u can't come up with reasons, u just hate

ok. Rankings objectively correlate to job prospects (with exceptions), especially in reference to schools outside of target secondary markets, and when you're talking about middling schools that DO NOT PLACE into the target market, neither of them is a good decision.

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romothesavior
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Re: Please help me choose!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:18 am

ABA job data, LST, and NLJ 250 you dipshit.




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