Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:08 pm
Law School Discussion Forums
kdb wrote:Round two at deciding.... I think I'm mostly between Cornell and W&M - not sure getting into six-figure debt at BU is a great idea.
If I go to W&M, I'll be stressed about maintaining a high rank, making law review, etc., in order to stand out to prospective employers. BUT, I won't be stressed about financial debt.
If I go to Cornell, I'll be less stressed about my rank, etc. (although I plan to work my butt off wherever I go) since Cornell's reputation and resources will get my foot in many doors. BUT, I will be stressed about financial debt. As long as I get a firm job (hopefully during my 2L summer), I know I'll manage it. But there's still that slight chance of unemployment/low-paying employment options that scares the bejeezus out of me!
Some quick facts:
-I'm from Philadelphia and would like to eventually return to the region (although I'd be happy anywhere on the east coast the first few years after law school).
-Looking for biglaw immediately after law school to become financially stable and to see where that takes me.
-No undergrad debt, but minimal savings. I know how to live cheaply.
Thanks in advance for your impressions!
ImNoScar wrote:Cornell at sticker is too much. You should still retake.
Lacepiece23 wrote:Cornell at 180 is not a bad option be ready to sell your soul to biglaw for a few years tho. Especially if your below median you probably won't being going home, and will have to end up in New York.