UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

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Which would you take

UCLA (Total COA: 52000/year)
11
55%
WUSTL (Total COA: 34000/year
9
45%
 
Total votes: 20

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Charlie.Home
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UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby Charlie.Home » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:19 pm

Which would you choose? I would like biglaw, but not 100% set on it. Would most like to work in LA or Chicago.

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Charlie.Home
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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby Charlie.Home » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:11 am

Bump

de5igual
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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby de5igual » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:16 am

Neither—they're both too damn expensive. Retake to get into UChi/NU or to get UCLA below 100k (including COL).

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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:29 am

Neither school are likely to get you big law and they are far too expensive. Retake.

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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 am

Both of these are horrible options.

What are your numbers?

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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby North » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:16 am

The employment prospects at these schools do not match your goals or what they're charging you.

cahwc12 wrote:What are your numbers?

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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:14 pm

cahwc12 wrote:Both of these are horrible options.

What are your numbers?


this is harsh -- UCLA Law is hardly a "horrible" option, its a great school, and OP probably got $15K/yr to boot if his CoL is $52K.

However, neither of these will allow you to practice big law in Chicago. @ UCLA you will have some chance (30-40%) at LA biglaw. It's a gamble. If the only reason you are going to law school is to work for a major firm, then I agree with the "retake" suggestions. If you are okay working at a lower exit price point for a mid-size firm in los angeles, go for it.

In no scenario do I see WUSTL being the right choice here.

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Re: UCLA $ vs WUSTL $$

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
cahwc12 wrote:Both of these are horrible options.

What are your numbers?


this is harsh -- UCLA Law is hardly a "horrible" option, its a great school, and OP probably got $15K/yr to boot if his CoL is $52K.

However, neither of these will allow you to practice big law in Chicago. @ UCLA you will have some chance (30-40%) at LA biglaw. It's a gamble. If the only reason you are going to law school is to work for a major firm, then I agree with the "retake" suggestions. If you are okay working at a lower exit price point for a mid-size firm in los angeles, go for it.

In no scenario do I see WUSTL being the right choice here.

It's a horrible option at this price. Big law is unlikely and that's a ton of money to service with any other job.




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