William and Mary vs. George Mason

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hoogs23
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William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby hoogs23 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:44 pm

What are thoughts on this?

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby AP-375 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:42 pm

All things considered (i.e. you have no personal preferences or factors or criteria), I'd say W&M. But they are close enough that it depends on your situation.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:47 pm

Both give you about a 50/50 chance at a job. George Mason is considerably more expensive. Neither is worth attending unless you're independently wealthy or you have a SIGNIFICANT scholarship.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby The-Specs » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:53 pm

Bump. I am curious about this comparison.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby nebula666 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:28 pm

Both schools are in super over-saturated markets that face competition from much better schools in the area. Neither places more than 7% in Biglaw and they are both very expensive.

If you absolutely refuse to retake, go to a worse school with a significant scholarship, or go to a similarly ranked school that has better job placement, I'd take W&M because it is slightly cheaper.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby suralin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:19 pm

nebula666 wrote:Both schools are in super over-saturated markets that face competition from much better schools in the area. Neither places more than 7% in Biglaw and they are both very expensive.

If you absolutely refuse to retake, go to a worse school with a significant scholarship, or go to a similarly ranked school that has better job placement, I'd take W&M because it is slightly cheaper.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby hoogs23 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:29 pm

hey guys, so i was accepted to william and mary with a 10K per year scholly and i am in-state. so tuition would be 17K per year and i could possibly live at home (only 20 minutes away). i am going to try and negotiate, but i was wondering your thoughts on this

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby Yukos » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:58 pm

hoogs23 wrote:hey guys, so i was accepted to william and mary with a 10K per year scholly and i am in-state. so tuition would be 17K per year and i could possibly live at home (only 20 minutes away). i am going to try and negotiate, but i was wondering your thoughts on this


If you could live at home this seems worth it if you're willing to do small law. Only 54% get full-time legal jobs but $48,000 isn't soul-crushing debt no matter what your outcome is. Definitely try to negotiate that down further though.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby hoogs23 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:08 pm

Yukos wrote:
hoogs23 wrote:hey guys, so i was accepted to william and mary with a 10K per year scholly and i am in-state. so tuition would be 17K per year and i could possibly live at home (only 20 minutes away). i am going to try and negotiate, but i was wondering your thoughts on this


If you could live at home this seems worth it if you're willing to do small law. Only 54% get full-time legal jobs but $48,000 isn't soul-crushing debt no matter what your outcome is. Definitely try to negotiate that down further though.


Do you or anyone know about law school living at home? Does it hurt the experience, etc?

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby TripTrip » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:56 pm

hoogs23 wrote:Do you or anyone know about law school living at home? Does it hurt the experience, etc?

I think you need to worry about the cost and job prospects before you worry about the "experience."

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Are you a VA resident? If so then W&M -- it's much more well respected in the state outside the DC area. Neither is very good for DC.

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Re: William and Mary vs. George Mason

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:57 am

You better be damn sure you want to be a lawyer before you attend either of these schools. If you have *any* doubts whatsoever, DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL. There is a significant chance that you will end up with debt and poor job prospects.




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