Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

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Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn? (want to work in LA or Chicago)

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No
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63%
 
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mk87
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Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby mk87 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:21 pm

I posted in the thread previously about UCLA vs. UPenn. I really appreciate your feedback!

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed May 01, 2013 12:26 pm

1. What are your other options?
2. Stats/LSAT?
3. Ties to LA/Chicago?

senorhosh
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby senorhosh » Wed May 01, 2013 12:26 pm

Lol theres a thread (and it's a poll too) asking the exact same thing. Titles are almost exactly the same

Edit
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=203926
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RSterling
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby RSterling » Wed May 01, 2013 12:30 pm

If you're gunning for NYC biglaw, then no. If you're only looking at other markets, then yes. If you're looking for public service, then yes.

mk87
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby mk87 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:31 pm

senorhosh wrote:Lol theres a thread (and it's a poll too) asking the exact same thing. Titles are almost exactly the same


That's very funny! Thanks for letting me know.


I'm waiting for a decision from Northwestern. I have professional ties in Los Angeles and $ from UCLA (considering re-taking the LSAT in June for $$ at UCLA).

mk87
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby mk87 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:31 pm

RSterling wrote:If you're gunning for NYC biglaw, then no. If you're only looking at other markets, then yes. If you're looking for public service, then yes.


Thank you for your response!

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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby El Principe » Wed May 01, 2013 12:36 pm

Although it's not entirely insane because of PENN's big law stats, it's really close to it because PENN is one of the most expensive schools, period. I'd look for other options like retaking, reapplying, etc..., because Berkeley is a much better option for Cali, and if I were in your shoes, I'd rather not leave Cali, especially since your girl has a job out there.

So for the sake of your overall decision, I'd say, yes, it is insane.

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ManoftheHour
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed May 01, 2013 12:42 pm

I'd do it.

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Nelson
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby Nelson » Wed May 01, 2013 1:06 pm

Yes.

Edit: to add content to my post I think there is a very small set of circumstances that might justify Penn at sticker or close, but I don't think you fit them.
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SportsFan
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby SportsFan » Wed May 01, 2013 1:10 pm

Insane? Nah. Is it a good decision? IMO taking out >$200k in debt for law school is never a good decision (except maybe Yale, but even then...).

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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby Bronck » Wed May 01, 2013 1:20 pm

Yes. I wouldn't pay sticker at any school.

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sinfiery
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby sinfiery » Wed May 01, 2013 1:29 pm

No, but you better be comfortable with PA/NYC biglaw. It would be insane if your relative options were much better. Relative to working a minimum wage job, it is not an insane decision.

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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 01, 2013 1:30 pm

As I said on your other thread, Penn at sticker is defensible, but barely. You really have to be willing to gun for biglaw and stick with it for years. Still, its a great school and it will give you options.

Moreover though, weren't you considering a retake on your other thread?

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Rahviveh
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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby Rahviveh » Wed May 01, 2013 1:30 pm

You have a 3.9. I'd make sure you exhaust all alternatives before you make this decision (yes, that means the R-word).

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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby Lavitz » Wed May 01, 2013 1:36 pm

For reference, this is OP's previous thread on the topic: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=208864

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Re: Am I insane to pay sticker for UPenn?

Postby sinfiery » Wed May 01, 2013 1:41 pm

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Lavitz wrote:For reference, this is OP's previous thread on the topic: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=208864

I feel betrayed.




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