American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

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American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby bergdd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:46 pm

My wife can support me through law school so I don't need to borrow for living expenses. American and George Mason are sticker and catholic is with a 18,500 scholarship. What is the best choice?

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:47 pm

bergdd wrote:My wife can support me through law school so I don't need to borrow for living expenses. American and George Mason are sticker and catholic is with a 18,500 scholarship. What is the best choice?


Which URM are you?

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby bergdd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:47 pm

I want to work in corporate law.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby haus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:50 pm

In state for Mason?

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby bergdd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:00 pm

After the first year.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby K Rock » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:26 pm

What are your stats? These are all bad options.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby bergdd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:34 pm

3.58 159 URM

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby K Rock » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:42 pm

With those stats you should have much better options. You should consider retaking the LSAT and reapplying next cycle.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby Johnny1607 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Catholic or George Mason. Not American. http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=dc ...George Mason seems like it might have a slight edge of the three. Also, the post above.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:56 pm

Johnny1607 wrote:Catholic or George Mason. Not American. http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=dc ...George Mason seems like it might have a slight edge of the three. Also, the post above.

Catholic is just an American clone, IIRC its one of the most expensive schools in the country.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby K Rock » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:01 pm

bergdd wrote:are spaniards URMS?


Also, from stalking your post history, I can tell you that you are not a URM.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:03 pm

K Rock wrote:
bergdd wrote:are spaniards URMS?


Also, from stalking your post history, I can tell you that you are not a URM.


LOL. fail.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby NoJob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:23 pm

bergdd wrote:My wife can support me through law school so I don't need to borrow for living expenses. American and George Mason are sticker and catholic is with a 18,500 scholarship. What is the best choice?


All will lead in all likelihood to under or unemployment.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby bergdd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:39 pm

I was wondering if Spaniards were URMs, I did not say I was one...

So is a George Mason degree with less than 90k in debt really that bad??

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby K Rock » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:55 pm

bergdd wrote:I was wondering if Spaniards were URMs, I did not say I was one...

So is a George Mason degree with less than 90k in debt really that bad??


How would it be less than 90k in debt? Tuition alone would be at least 90k even if you got instate second and third year. When you factor in books, fees, and interest on your debt it's going to be more than that. And yes, George Mason with over 100k in debt really is that bad.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:56 pm

bergdd wrote:I was wondering if Spaniards were URMs, I did not say I was one...

So is a George Mason degree with less than 90k in debt really that bad??

Being 90k in debt to have a 60% chance of a legal job with a median salary of $60k seems bad to me.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=gmu&show=sals

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:13 pm

You can throw American and Catholic out because they are two of the worst schools in the country. Yes, they are technically in the top 100 schools, but that means 0, literally 0, since both place significantly less than 50% of their graduates in long-term full-time legal jobs (that's not to mention that most of the jobs they do get suck bc they don't pay enough to cover the ridiculous price tags of these schools).

GMU at 90K is marginal. I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole personally. 60% chance of getting a full-time long-term legal job, and ~65% of grads make less than 65K.

By far the best choice is retaking. GMU is a distant second. What are your legal goals? Also, are you certain that COL will be covered for three years?

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:43 pm

You're not getting corporate law from these schools. Retake.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:37 pm

timbs4339 wrote:You're not getting corporate law from these schools. Retake.



You'll need to shoot for HYS if you want a corporate gig worth the debt.

Edit: Typo

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:27 pm

All of these options are terrible. GM is marginally less terrible, but still pretty bad.

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Re: American University vs Catholic vs George Mason

Postby romothesavior » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:31 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:All of these options are terrible. GM is marginally less terrible, but still pretty bad.

TCR. Mason is the best of the three but still not good. Retake




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