Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

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Michigan or IU-B

Michigan at Sticker
41
87%
IU-B with $$$
6
13%
 
Total votes: 47

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Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:34 am

So, I was accepted at Michigan and it's not looking great for financial aid. I've also been accepted at IU-B and am expecting a scholarship between $60k and $120k (I realize this is a large range). I don't have any real geographic preference, and I waver on what I hope to do upon graduation. I have a few general questions I'd like to get some feedback on:

a) Would Michigan consider $$$ from IU-B, or are they too far down on the totem pole?

b) If anyone says IU-B, would it make a difference how big the scholarship is?

c) In general, would I be crazy to choose IU-B with $$$ over Michigan at sticker?

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:41 am

Can't hurt to try, but I would guess too far down the totem pole. I'd go Michigan.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby mr.hands » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:41 am

ohpobrecito wrote:So, I was accepted at Michigan and it's not looking great for financial aid. I've also been accepted at IU-B and am expecting a scholarship between $60k and $120k (I realize this is a large range). I don't have any real geographic preference, and I waver on what I hope to do upon graduation. I have a few general questions I'd like to get some feedback on:

a) Would Michigan consider $$$ from IU-B, or are they too far down on the totem pole?

b) If anyone says IU-B, would it make a difference how big the scholarship is?

c) In general, would I be crazy to choose IU-B with $$$ over Michigan at sticker?



I don't really know about your last two questions, but i would be absolutely shocked if Michigan negotiated a IU-B offer. They're only going to negotiate in the T14, most likely. They are going to dip down to 25

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby LRGhost » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:43 am

It's gonna be harder to get a job from IU-B w/o ties to the area, but you can stave off significant debt, especially if you don't have BigLaw aspirations.

Michigan has strengths, obviously, but at sticker, it's still not easy to get a job and you'd have to gun for BigLaw in a major city.

Explain your post-grad plans.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:07 pm

I go back and forth between biglaw (corporate or soft IP) and public interest (general at this point). Debt frightens me, so that's a factor.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby zoidberg86 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:05 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I go back and forth between biglaw (corporate or soft IP) and public interest (general at this point). Debt frightens me, so that's a factor.


I'm in a pretty similar boat (small scholarship at Mich and $$$ at UNC/Colorado). I'm pretty set on PI work and the thing that has me confident going to Mich at the cost is a solid LRAP. I'd look into that a bit if you are considering PI, because it makes it a little less frightening.

Basically, my understanding is Michigan will give you better odds if you want Biglaw, and if not, gives you better options for PI (with the LRAP). That's at least what I'm thinking. Would love other thoughts.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:07 pm

zoidberg86 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:I go back and forth between biglaw (corporate or soft IP) and public interest (general at this point). Debt frightens me, so that's a factor.


I'm in a pretty similar boat (small scholarship at Mich and $$$ at UNC/Colorado). I'm pretty set on PI work and the thing that has me confident going to Mich at the cost is a solid LRAP. I'd look into that a bit if you are considering PI, because it makes it a little less frightening.

Basically, my understanding is Michigan will give you better odds if you want Biglaw, and if not, gives you better options for PI (with the LRAP). That's at least what I'm thinking. Would love other thoughts.


Yeah, their LRAP is pretty solid. It's definitely a factor for me.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Indy is incredibly insular. If you're from the area or not is a huge deal in determining the answer to this.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:14 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Indy is incredibly insular. If you're from the area or not is a huge deal in determining the answer to this.


Negatory

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby Samara » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:15 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Indy is incredibly insular. If you're from the area or not is a huge deal in determining the answer to this.

This. Do you want to work in Indiana? If not, go to Michigan.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:16 pm

Any other options?

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:34 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Any other options?


Still waiting on HYS, but not expecting much.

Poll consensus seems to be Michigan. Thanks for the help everyone.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:54 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Indy is incredibly insular. If you're from the area or not is a huge deal in determining the answer to this.


Negatory

If you're not from the area, then Michigan all the way. If you had ties to Indiana and surrounding areas, then this would be a debate.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Retake.

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Re: Probably Just Being Stupid (Poll)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:48 pm

Retake/reapply. Michigan is too expensive, IUB is meh. I've gotta think there are some midrange options? What are your stats?




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