IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

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Where would you go?

IUB
1
8%
UC Hastings
5
42%
USD
6
50%
 
Total votes: 12

the_mbx
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IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby the_mbx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:18 pm

I'm from San Diego, and would ultimately like to live there. IUB is in the top 25 this year, though, and I feel it may afford me better opportunities nationwide. UC Hastings also carries some national, and statewide, clout. However, Hastings' reputation is waning quickly if this years' rankings are to be believed. What do you guys think? Where would you go, with financial aid being about the same?

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Presidentjlh
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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby Presidentjlh » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:20 pm

Rankings mean nothing unless it's T14. If you want to practice in San Diego, go to Hastings or USD.

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:22 pm

IUB provides 0 nationwide opportunities.

What is total CoA including interest at the CA schools

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby Itinerant » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:23 pm

Fin aid won't be the same between USD and Hastings unless you're doing something wrong. Contact USD for cash. I hear they're pretty generous

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby the_mbx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:34 pm

rad lulz wrote:IUB provides 0 nationwide opportunities.


That's good to know.

Itinerant wrote:Fin aid won't be the same between USD and Hastings unless you're doing something wrong. Contact USD for cash. I hear they're pretty generous


They offered 20k but for first year only, I wonder if they'd be willing to extend it to 3 years.

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby K Rock » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:20 pm

Prime example of someone reading too much in the rankings. Also, none of these options are acceptable for what you want. What are your GPA and LSAT?

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:22 pm

rad lulz wrote:What is total CoA including interest at the CA schools

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby the_mbx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:34 pm

rad lulz wrote: What is total CoA including interest at the CA schools


haven't heard from Hastings financial aid yet. I imagine they will give me about 15k/yr in grants on a need basis, which will mean about 80k in tuition/books/fees. USD will probably be about 90k, though I am going to try and negotiate with the financial aid office. My cost of living will be significantly lower in San Diego, seeing as I have familial support down there. I've also read that something like 1 out of every 3 lawyers in San Diego went to USD, and the legal community is a bit parochial, which may account for their slightly rosier employment figures.

K Rock wrote:Prime example of someone reading too much in the rankings. Also, none of these options are acceptable for what you want. What are your GPA and LSAT?


2.8, 167, numerous soft factors.

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:40 pm

actually the numbers are better than expected because 13% of the class gets re-hired from their former employer.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... show=chars

You might wanna re-think your options.

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:59 pm

Don't take on more than 80K of total debt for any of these schools.

rad lulz wrote:IUB provides 0 nationwide opportunities.

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Re: IUB v. UC Hastings v. USD

Postby hephaestus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:08 am

timbs4339 wrote:Don't take on more than 80K of total debt for any of these schools.

rad lulz wrote:IUB provides 0 nationwide opportunities.

80k is too much I think. I'd retake and shoot for 170+. With that GPA you'll need it, and maybe you can use it to coax more money out of IUB or WUSTL or Minn.




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