Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

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Which one?

Tulane (90k/3.0 stip)
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Miami (81k/3.2 stip)
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Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby lambert8 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:30 pm

What do you think? Tulane or Miami? Heard the stip is pretty difficult to keep at Miami while Tulane's 3.0 would mean you have to stay in the top 70% or so which seems very feasible.
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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:35 pm

Where do you want to work?

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby acs507 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:51 pm

How debt averse are you? I would be careful with the stipulations and would lean towards Tulane if its easier to keep the scholarship there.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:00 pm

From the information that you have provided, it's Tulane hands down. Less debt on its face, a higher chance of keeping your scholarship, and better job prospects in general.

Objectively, Tulane on its face. At 90K, it's a reasonable decision.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby DML13 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:41 pm

The stips are reversed on the survey. Anyway, it matters what you want to practice, where you want to work etc. I am facing a similar decision with Miami vs. in state at MD, or full price George Mason. I am also waiting on apps to CA schools, hopefully scholarships too.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby somewhatwayward » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:From the information that you have provided, it's Tulane hands down. Less debt on its face, a higher chance of keeping your scholarship, and better job prospects in general.

Objectively, Tulane on its face. At 90K, it's a reasonable decision.


I disagree...I think the answer is neither (although Tulane>Miami in this situation). Even with a 90K scholarship, Tulane is still going to cost about 110-130K when you include living expenses, not to mention interest. Unless OP has some special circumstance, like wealthy parents who will foot the bill or savings to subsidize COL, a less than 60% shot at a job (a figure that includes the dread school-funded positions) is not worth over 100K. I was surprised to see that LSU placed 80% of the c/o 2011. If OP wants to stay in LA, it seems like LSU w a big scholarship would be better than Tulane. Best is probably retake. At the very least, OP, play these schools off each other and try to get more $$$.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby Nova » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:55 pm

Best option is to retake in June.

Between the options in your OP, Tulane >>> Miami [assuming you are ok with the idea of practicing in Louisiana long term]. If you lose your scholly after 1L, you should drop out.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby lambert8 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:05 pm

I apologize..the survey should say Tulane with the 3.0 stip and Miami with 3.2

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:32 pm

Due to bad job prospects, neither.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:34 pm

Retake or negotiate to get rid of the stips. But really, retake.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:45 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:From the information that you have provided, it's Tulane hands down. Less debt on its face, a higher chance of keeping your scholarship, and better job prospects in general.

Objectively, Tulane on its face. At 90K, it's a reasonable decision.

Pretty sure he's saying 90k scholarship, not total COA. If that's the case, then we're talking like 150k for the degree. Which is far from reasonable.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby hephaestus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:48 pm

rad lulz wrote:Due to bad job prospects, neither.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:53 pm

With a $90k scholarship, tuition would be about ~$45K total. I would wager that $15K/year is about what someone should pay for a non-T14 school.

That being said, Tulane, like most other law schools, offers $20k/year for living expenses. If the OP takes out the max for living along with the $45k, (s)he would be looking at over $100k worth of debt. Tulane, like 97% (literally) of the other law schools, isn't worth that much. If the OP could get the total COA lower, Tulane may be worth it.

I must have been on something when I posted earlier. I wouldn't pay $90k for Georgetown. That being said, the OP may be one of those people that -has- to go to law school this cycle. If that is the case and the OP has these two as its primary options, then Tulane over Miami. However, no one -has- to go to law school this cycle.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:09 pm

You're essentially looking at a 56% chance of landing a good job vs. a 54% chance. Unless you want your chances at employment to be akin to a coin toss, follow everyone's advice and retake the LSAT. 5 to 10 points higher can make a pretty significant difference.

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Re: Tulane (90k/3.0 stip) vs Miami (81k/3.2 stip)

Postby gwuorbust » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:01 pm

Both are very expensive options.




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