George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

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George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

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George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:05 am

George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law employment}

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby empyreanrrv » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:07 am

Neither gives you a meaningful shot at biglaw.

Also, this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=206299

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby Tekrul » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:08 am

The quality of response you get will be based on the amount of information you give.

Cost of attendance, GPA, LSAT, personal preferences, scholarship if any, stipulations if any, ties if any are starters.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:10 am

Neither for big law. Retake the LSAT to get into a school that will give you a meaningful shot.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:15 am

empyreanrrv wrote:Neither gives you a meaningful shot at biglaw.

Also, this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=206299

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:17 am

Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby dr123 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:21 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)



"I don't want to" is not a "personal reason".

retake.

eta- or dont go.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:21 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)


def retake.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:22 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)

Unfortunately, if retaking truly is not an option, you should not go to law school. That is far too expensive for either school, especially considering the outcomes they provide. Why do you want to go to law school?

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:23 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)

What is total CoA

Also readjust your career goals

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:26 am

Neither as neither school provides you a reasonable chance at achieving your goals.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:29 am

dr123 wrote:
mohanster wrote:Thanks all. Unfortunately re-taking is not an option (for personal reasons)

W&M - 10k/year scholarship
GMU - sticker (but I own a house there, won't have to pay for rent etc.)



"I don't want to" is not a "personal reason".

retake.

eta- or dont go.

This.

OP, this is just plain insanity. You're looking at spending six figures for a mediocre shot at biglaw? Really?

And I can pretty much guarantee you that your reasons for not wanting to retake are not legit. If you're seeking validation for this objectively terrible investment, you won't find it here.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:36 am

Reconsider your "personal reasons" for not retaking. Retaking can produce great results: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=208084

If you don't retake and your goal is biglaw, then I would recommend reconsidering law school since neither of these schools looks like a good option.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:40 am

Thanks guys. I am rich and can afford the debt (modesty :lol: ).

Re-taking means foregoing another year, not an option due to family reasons etc.

My LSAT was 164.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:43 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks guys. I am rich and can afford the debt (modesty :lol: ).

Re-taking means foregoing another year, not an option due to family reasons etc.

My LSAT was 164.

Great, if you're rich, throw the 150k into a brokerage account or somewhere where it will actually benefit you. Also, once again: why do you want to go to law school?

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:45 am

ImNoScar wrote:
mohanster wrote:Thanks guys. I am rich and can afford the debt (modesty :lol: ).

Re-taking means foregoing another year, not an option due to family reasons etc.

My LSAT was 164.

Great, if you're rich, throw the 150k into a brokerage account or somewhere where it will actually benefit you. Also, once again: why do you want to go to law school?


Because money isn't everything in life. How will a brokerage account help - get me more money - I'll invest it further - that'll get me more money - what's next? - Law school seems like a good education option.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:46 am

mohanster wrote:Thanks guys. I am rich and can afford the debt (modesty :lol: ).

If you were rich you would pay in cash rather than finance thru debt.

And I hope you don't mind joining the middle class law school because your most likely outcome from either school is probably 40-50k. That's a statistical fact and a reality of the bimodal distribution of salaries.

Finally, of course re-taking requires a year off at this point. But if you were serious about your goals, that's what you would do.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby empyreanrrv » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:47 am

mohanster wrote:Law school seems like a good education option.


http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:47 am

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:51 am

rad lulz wrote:
mohanster wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
mohanster wrote:Thanks guys. I am rich and can afford the debt (modesty :lol: ).

Re-taking means foregoing another year, not an option due to family reasons etc.

My LSAT was 164.

Great, if you're rich, throw the 150k into a brokerage account or somewhere where it will actually benefit you. Also, once again: why do you want to go to law school?


Because money isn't everything in life. How will a brokerage account help - get me more money - I'll invest it further - that'll get me more money - what's next? - Law school seems like a good education option.

Law school is shitty from a pedagogical standpoint and should be an avenue to make money

It's a damn professional school

Cmon bro


Well its still a "school"!

Guys, appreciate your interest in helping me here. But if we could just stick to the question at hand, that'll be more useful.

I hope you would understand that I given enough thought before deciding to go to law school and will not be/should not be highly persuaded by the comments on that decision. Thanks again!

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:54 am

Law school is not a good "education option." Law school is a good choice in a narrow set of circumstances. It doesn't seem like there's a reason you can articulate why you want to go to law school aside from archiving the nearly unachievable from these schools.
People here are really just trying to help. Spending six figures on these schools is lunacy.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:56 am

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby empyreanrrv » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:57 am

William and Mary has higher biglaw placement than George Mason, but it is still barely a 20% chance.

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:58 am

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Re: George Mason Vs William&Mary {Seeking big Law}

Postby mohanster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:02 am

rad lulz wrote:
mohanster wrote:Well its still a "school"!

Why would spending a shitload of money on the education be a good idea when it won't get you where you want to be


Because:

1. Money is something I have in plenty.
2. It's not set in stone that going to any of these schools will NOT get me a Big law job. Yes the probability maybe 10%.
3. For me, the value of "shitload" of money maybe less than that 10% chance.

I hope I have answered all your questions. Period.




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