Looking for the best law school experience

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby eric922 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am

patrickd139 wrote:
marcfj wrote:Go to BU. Living in Boston for law school is great and you will meet friends for life.
Don't over stress the 2011 job stats as the world could (and likely will) be in a different place in 2016.
Also, BU (as do most of the top 30) has great professors.

You are the worst kind of poster and should be banned.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this was horrible advice. OP if you want a fun experience go back to UG. That was the time to party and have a social life. From what I've read on these forums law school doesn't leave too much time for that. Though, I'll admit some of the posts about UVA make it sound kind of fun if you like drinking.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 am

It sounds like OP is filthy rich and just looking to party for three years, and not even really looking to use the law degree. So the typical law school advice (things like minimize debt, work hard, get a job, etc.) don't apply. I'd just go somewhere like Miami or Pepperdine or whatever kind of raging party scene you're into and go there.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:30 am

romothesavior wrote:It sounds like OP is filthy rich and just looking to party for three years, and not even really looking to use the law degree. So the typical law school advice (things like minimize debt, work hard, get a job, etc.) don't apply. I'd just go somewhere like Miami or Pepperdine or whatever kind of raging party scene you're into and go there.


This. Law school isn't the best place to find a raging social scene, and Boston in the winter sucks. Go somewhere you can have fun year round.

OP: I'm legitimately curious. Why do your parents care about you getting a law degree, of all things?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby sinfiery » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:34 am

Goto New York law school

It will trick your parents into thinking you must've meant NYU and you can chill in NYC for 3 years

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby bizzybone1313 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:35 am

Did you apply to UT Austin? One of the best bangs for the buck in the country. Great weather. Great social scene. Solid law degree in case you actually do want a job practicing law. It sounds like your numbers would be competitive. I would try to apply even if it is a little late in the app. season.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby hephaestus » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:38 am

Law school for the social scene is the funniest thing I've heard for a while.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby zorro.99 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 am

timbs4339 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:It sounds like OP is filthy rich and just looking to party for three years, and not even really looking to use the law degree. So the typical law school advice (things like minimize debt, work hard, get a job, etc.) don't apply. I'd just go somewhere like Miami or Pepperdine or whatever kind of raging party scene you're into and go there.


This. Law school isn't the best place to find a raging social scene, and Boston in the winter sucks. Go somewhere you can have fun year round.

OP: I'm legitimately curious. Why do your parents care about you getting a law degree, of all things?


Literally every single person in my family has a law degree...both my parents, even my grandmother. It's basically an expectation.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby zorro.99 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:56 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:Did you apply to UT Austin? One of the best bangs for the buck in the country. Great weather. Great social scene. Solid law degree in case you actually do want a job practicing law. It sounds like your numbers would be competitive. I would try to apply even if it is a little late in the app. season.


Unfortunately got rejected!

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:02 am

So just for the record: you want to spend a quarter million dollars of your parents' cash to party at a shitty school for 3 years despite not knowing what you want to practice and without paying any mind to the employment prospects at that school because you could actually just save your parents' cash and work in the family business?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby untar614 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:52 am

Yeah definitely just take the 250k and go hang in a really upscale area for 3 years going to expensive parties and networking with rich ppl with business connections. Much better use of your time and parents' money.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby NYstate » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:55 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:So just for the record: you want to spend a quarter million dollars of your parents' cash to party at a shitty school for 3 years despite not knowing what you want to practice and without paying any mind to the employment prospects at that school because you could actually just save your parents' cash and work in the family business?


See, I agree with this. Even the wealthiest people I know understand that a quarter of a million dollars is a lot of money. ( at it will probably cost more than that.) Not sure why your parents just want to throw it away.

im not sure any law schools have a great party scene because most people there will be working pretty hard to do well.

So you should decide what city gives you the best chance to have fun. Pick based on the hobbies you have and available options. New York is a great choice and if you are truly wealthy, you will have the money to take advantage of the best the city has to offer. No worrying about having roommates or cheap living arrangement for you.

I hear boulder has a number of trust fund ski bum kids but that is just based on rumor.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:40 am

zorro.99 wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:It sounds like OP is filthy rich and just looking to party for three years, and not even really looking to use the law degree. So the typical law school advice (things like minimize debt, work hard, get a job, etc.) don't apply. I'd just go somewhere like Miami or Pepperdine or whatever kind of raging party scene you're into and go there.


This. Law school isn't the best place to find a raging social scene, and Boston in the winter sucks. Go somewhere you can have fun year round.

OP: I'm legitimately curious. Why do your parents care about you getting a law degree, of all things?


Literally every single person in my family has a law degree...both my parents, even my grandmother. It's basically an expectation.


So what you're saying is that without the law degree you'd be cut off from your family's wealth?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby untar614 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:20 am

zorro.99 wrote:
Literally every single person in my family has a law degree...both my parents, even my grandmother. It's basically an expectation.

If it's just for the degree, I guess find somewhere that will give you a nice scholarship in a good location you will enjoy - you're stats should at least get you some scholarships at TTT schools. No reason to waste your parents money for nothing. However, if they want you to have it for namesake, maybe convince then to let you retake and then maybe you could ED UCLA and get in - they have good but not spectacular employment prospects, but if its just for the degree, UCLA's lay-prestige outranks its employment value, especially regarding portability :P . And if you got funds, LA should be a nice place to live and have fun.
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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby exitoptions » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:20 am

This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby twenty » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:54 am

BC and BU aren't really great "party scene" law schools. Wait it out to next year. ED to somewhere you really want to go.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby nickb285 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:58 am

exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby buddyt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:36 pm

exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

Yeah man, screw people who have built or been a recipient of an estate. We wouldn't want to let them decide what to do with their own money, would we?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby ironbmike » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:38 pm

nickb285 wrote:
exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.


Not to get into this discussion, but that would never work.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby twenty » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:38 pm

buddytyler wrote:
exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

Yeah man, screw people who have built or been a recipient of an estate. We wouldn't want to let them decide what to do with their own money, would we?


DAT REPUBLICAN SARCASM

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby nickb285 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:49 pm

buddytyler wrote:
exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

Yeah man, screw people who have built or been a recipient of an estate. We wouldn't want to let them decide what to do with their own money, would we?


Hey guys, I have an idea, let's take everything on the internet seriously.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:00 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:So just for the record: you want to spend a quarter million dollars of your parents' cash to party at a shitty school for 3 years despite not knowing what you want to practice and without paying any mind to the employment prospects at that school because you could actually just save your parents' cash and work in the family business?

Eh, it sounds like she's got decent numbers, so the "shitty" schools we're talking about wouldn't cost a quarter million a year. She could probably do a fun city like Miami or something for $100k. And if her folks are millionaires (and it sounds like they are given how nonchalantly OP talks about spending their dough), then $100k is piss in the wind. They're making her get the degree anyways, so why not just do it to appease them and have fun for three years?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby envisciguy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:08 pm

If employment prospects and debt truly don't matter at all, then go someplace warm with lots of things to do. If you got into BU and BC, you'd probably get into Miami. South Florida weather and entertainment will be much better than Boston.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:23 pm

romothesavior wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:So just for the record: you want to spend a quarter million dollars of your parents' cash to party at a shitty school for 3 years despite not knowing what you want to practice and without paying any mind to the employment prospects at that school because you could actually just save your parents' cash and work in the family business?

Eh, it sounds like she's got decent numbers, so the "shitty" schools we're talking about wouldn't cost a quarter million a year. She could probably do a fun city like Miami or something for $100k. And if her folks are millionaires (and it sounds like they are given how nonchalantly OP talks about spending their dough), then $100k is piss in the wind. They're making her get the degree anyways, so why not just do it to appease them and have fun for three years?

Did you have a stroke?

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby eric922 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:28 pm

exitoptions wrote:This thread has just convinced me that we need a 100% estate tax.

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Re: Looking for the best law school experience

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:38 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:So just for the record: you want to spend a quarter million dollars of your parents' cash to party at a shitty school for 3 years despite not knowing what you want to practice and without paying any mind to the employment prospects at that school because you could actually just save your parents' cash and work in the family business?

Eh, it sounds like she's got decent numbers, so the "shitty" schools we're talking about wouldn't cost a quarter million a year. She could probably do a fun city like Miami or something for $100k. And if her folks are millionaires (and it sounds like they are given how nonchalantly OP talks about spending their dough), then $100k is piss in the wind. They're making her get the degree anyways, so why not just do it to appease them and have fun for three years?

Did you have a stroke?


I know. He actually agrees with me.




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