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Postby ehall20 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:25 pm

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby dr123 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:28 pm

Personally, I'd go to Boalt w/ the Full Ride/Stipend.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:28 pm

Do you have any regional preferences? If you want to practice in CA, Berkeley makes sense. But if you have any interest in East Coast work, then I would think NYU or Columbia would be well worth it.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:40 pm

CCN are barely better than the rest of the T14 in terms of worst case scenarios. Below median students have very similar outcomes.

I'd go the route that leaves you with zero debt and still have a t14 degree. That's huge. You'll be able to sleep at night, and you won't be forced to take a job you don't want.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby nebula666 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:22 am

Berkeley if you want CA, Columbia for anywhere else. Any of these options are good ones, it really just comes down to personal preference.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:36 am

I'd choose one of UMich, UVA, or Boalt based on your regional preference (midwest, east coast, or west coast ), though if the difference between CCN and the rest is under 50k I could see an argument for taking one of those (especially if you had a strong preference for NYC or Chicago).

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:48 am

Desert Fox wrote:CCN are barely better than the rest of the T14 in terms of worst case scenarios. Below median students have very similar outcomes.

I'd go the route that leaves you with zero debt and still have a t14 degree. That's huge. You'll be able to sleep at night, and you won't be forced to take a job you don't want.


Now THIS is how you decide what law school to attend. Not by how people in the top 1/3 do at one school vs. another. This isn't 2006.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:12 pm

ehall20 wrote:I've never lived anywhere near any of the major markets (living in Honolulu ATM and even that seems like a huge city from my perspective). Judging from my limited knowledge of them, I'd like to end up in Texas or California Biglaw. Second choice would be Chicago and other Non-NYC Biglaw. Final choice would be NYC Biglaw. I've never actually been there, but from what I read it seems like living in NYC wouldn't be a really good fit for me. Of course if that was my only door into Biglaw I would take it in a heartbeat. Not trying to sound presumptuous talking about Biglaw, I know there's a very real chance I won't have that opportunity.

Sounds like Berkeley or Chicago is where you want to be.

If you have no interest in living on the East Coast, there's no point in going to Columbia or NYU.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:17 pm

Based on what you have said, I think you should go to Boalt. QOL will be great for you in the bay and San Francisco is not dauntingly huge.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby twenty » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:52 pm

If Columbia, Chicago or NYU will meet the full ride with extra merit scholarship money, go there. Otherwise, Boalt, and it's not even close.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:38 pm

I'd just choose your personal preference among Michigan, Virginia, Berkeley. I'm not sure I understand what your numbers mean but it looks like all in, you'd be borrowing $75-100k for CCN? Not worth it.

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Re: UVA/Mich/Boalt full ride w/ stipend VS. CCN w/ $$ and stip

Postby JWalker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:32 pm

Take the money.

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