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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby itachiuchiha » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:26 pm

retake

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:27 pm

retake oct

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:29 pm

please no retake posts.

from a financial standpoint which makes more sense in the long run. 40k entry level w/ room for improvement v. law school and tough market

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby itachiuchiha » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:30 pm

resilience99 wrote:please no retake posts.

from a financial standpoint which makes more sense in the long run. 40k entry level w/ room for improvement v. law school and tough market


retake is the only valid answer
no tier 2 law school is worth attending for that much
stick to your job

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 pm

resilience99 wrote:please no retake posts.

from a financial standpoint which makes more sense in the long run. 40k entry level w/ room for improvement v. law school and tough market


From a purely financial standpoint, the former. Why spend three years of lost income and 90k on law school when the expected income gains will be marginal at best from a T2?

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 pm

Which school? You'll probably be lucky to make 40k coming out of it, regardless.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby lutcf2021 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 pm

apparently the answer IS simple.
One word.
Six Letters.
Rhymes with Beef Stake.
But you gotta do it or else you'll have Cooley JD KeepSake.

RE-TAKE.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:38 pm

lutcf2021 wrote:apparently the answer IS simple.
One word.
Six Letters.
Rhymes with Beef Stake.
But you gotta do it or else you'll have Cooley JD KeepSake.

RE-TAKE.


since when was cooley considered 2nd tier?

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby skw » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Take the job. Law school is not going anywhere. Work experience is invaluable coming into LS in regard to managing time/stress and also is a nice bump for OCI/getting a legal job. In particular, healthcare law is an expanding field, especially in the wake of ObamaCare -- if you end up in LS, this could be highly relevant to some options for you down the line. Additionally, if you do well in your job, you will advance and make more than $40k. SAVE MONEY! If you can save enough just to cover your living expenses while in LS, that will greatly ease the debt burden you incur during LS. Also, taking time to work in the real world will put LS and the job options out of LS into perspective you simply cannot understand going K-JD. Whatever you decide, best of luck.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:41 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
resilience99 wrote:please no retake posts.

from a financial standpoint which makes more sense in the long run. 40k entry level w/ room for improvement v. law school and tough market


From a purely financial standpoint, the former. Why spend three years of lost income and 90k on law school when the expected income gains will be marginal at best from a T2?



do you think over a 30 year career, 2nd tier law school is not worth it? idk, law school might be better for the long run.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:41 pm

Ghost93 wrote:Which school? You'll probably be lucky to make 40k coming out of it, regardless.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:44 pm

Ghost93 wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:Which school? You'll probably be lucky to make 40k coming out of it, regardless.


S U N Y

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:49 pm

Take the job, and retake if you really want to be a lawyer. Plenty of law grads would kill for a 40k/year job.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:39 pm

Ghost93 wrote:Take the job, and retake if you really want to be a lawyer. Plenty of law grads would kill for a 40k/year job.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:50 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:Take the job, and retake if you really want to be a lawyer. Plenty of law grads would kill for a 40k/year job.


But in the long run will a law degree be more beneficial financially? I mean over a 20-30 year career.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Birdnals » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:52 pm

resilience99 wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:Take the job, and retake if you really want to be a lawyer. Plenty of law grads would kill for a 40k/year job.


But in the long run will a law degree be more beneficial financially? I mean over a 20-30 year career.


It could be, provided you retake.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby rad lulz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 pm

resilience99 wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:Take the job, and retake if you really want to be a lawyer. Plenty of law grads would kill for a 40k/year job.


But in the long run will a law degree be more beneficial financially? I mean over a 20-30 year career.

Dood do you realize that a lot of TTs only give you a 50/50 shot at 40k

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby cooldude87 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:55 pm

stick with the job

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:58 pm

what if its a 35k job offer? still worth it?

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:02 pm

resilience99 wrote:what if its a 35k job offer? still worth it?

yes

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby rickgrimes69 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:02 pm

resilience99 wrote:what if its a 35k job offer? still worth it?


You're missing the point. Even if you manage to get a legal job after graduation (and there is about a 50% chance you won't), you will be making roughly the same amount, maybe a tiny bit more (which will be quickly eaten up by your loan payments).

What's the point in taking a time consuming and expensive risk for an extremely marginal and uncertain gain?

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:49 pm

Isn't it going to be difficult to compete with attorneys for jobs in the healthcare compliance field without a jd??

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:51 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
resilience99 wrote:what if its a 35k job offer? still worth it?


You're missing the point. Even if you manage to get a legal job after graduation (and there is about a 50% chance you won't), you will be making roughly the same amount, maybe a tiny bit more (which will be quickly eaten up by your loan payments).

What's the point in taking a time consuming and expensive risk for an extremely marginal and uncertain gain?


I know a lawyer who was making close to a six-figure salary at his job, and decided to go to law school. He doesn't have any debt from school but he told me he took a "significant pay cut" (I'm guessing he pulls in $70k, if that). Be careful, OP.

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Re: Second tier school or 40k job

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 pm

resilience99 wrote:Isn't it going to be difficult to compete with attorneys for jobs in the healthcare compliance field without a jd??

You seem insistent on going to law school regardless of how stupid of an idea it is, so go to law school. :roll:




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