Borhas wrote:If you have to pick one then go with GMU if you are VA in state. You'll save on cost of living w/ the house and all the jobs are in NoVa anyway.
Guys quit being fucking dense. He has a house there and instate tuition at GMU is 25k. He is not going to be throwing "hundreds of thousands of dollars away" Who knows maybe his trust fund will only pay for education until he is 36 or something. Your cookie cutter advice is not made for every situation.
How exactly is he going to snag big law out of George Mason?
Also if it's debt financed 75K gets awfully close to 100K when tuition increases and interest are factored in.
Ok let's stop going full retard. Several people are assuming he is going to pay hundreds of thousands of dollar, which shows that they obviously havent bothered to even read the the guy's posts. A reasonable person would only have to spend 25k in his situation before knowing Big Law is 100% out.
1. currently maybe about 10-15% have could get Big Law or Fed Clerkship at either school.
2. Given your mediocre LSAT you have no reason to believe that you are any better positioned to be at the top of the class than anyone else.
3. if you cant get Big Law through OCI, drop out before 2L starts. That way you would have only spent about 25k. If you have aspirations other than Big Law then the cost analysis changes.