Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

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Which should I choose?

Harvard Near-Sticker
170
54%
Texas Full Tuition and Fees
146
46%
 
Total votes: 316

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Monochromatic Oeuvre
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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:46 am

208 votes and the poll is effing tied. Worst Ask the Audience ever.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:54 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:208 votes and the poll is effing tied. Worst Ask the Audience ever.


Voted

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby ronanOgara » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:55 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:208 votes and the poll is effing tied. Worst Ask the Audience ever.


And then he phoned a friend just to have them cut-off right as the answer was being said

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby albusdumbledore » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:58 am

Go to Texas man. PLEASE. Don't spend your 20's and 30's in financial ruin.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby kaiser » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:09 am

If it weren't for the $100,000 preexisting debt, I'd say Harvard. But you are out of your mind if you are willing to be a total of $370K in debt. Absolutely pick Texas. The end goal, at least for the first few years, is going to be the same. You will get a solid job at a big firm in Texas. Sure, Harvard of course has residual, down-the-road benefits, but if you plan on staying in the South, Texas has tons of residual benefits also.

My question would be, what marginal benefit to you expect to get from Harvard that you don't think you will get from Texas? And then ask yourself if you are willing to pay $270K for that marginal, additional benefit. Getting biglaw in Texas out of school? THats not a marginal benefit since you can do it out of Texas. The alumni network? The lay prestige? Clerkship chances? Ok, maybe, but I'm not sure those marginal benefits are worth it in your case.
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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:13 am

The OPs situation is way more complicated than recent posters are giving it credit for. Big law is somewhat tough to get out of UT and 160K+ debt without big law would suck. Harvard at least pretty much assures big law, but with a crazy amount of debt.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:29 pm

With HLS, you could make the next 3 years of your life the best 3 years of the next 15 years of your life knowing you have both biglaw secured and a life destroyed by debt secured.

Boston seems like a legit place to get down.


Austin is better but you'd be that dude in the library 24/7

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby ajclark1992 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:53 pm

I'm not going to Harvard.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:56 pm

ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


droppin bombs, bro.

Congrats on your decision. Probably one of the hardest ones you'll ever have to make. You will DOMINATE texas and be a huge star -- and you can hang out with BigZuck!

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:58 pm

ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


:cry:

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:03 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


droppin bombs, bro.

Congrats on your decision. Probably one of the hardest ones you'll ever have to make. You will DOMINATE texas and be a huge star -- and you can hang out with BigZuck!


Just because you said that:


ajclark1992 wrote:I'm going to Harvard.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:05 pm

But yeah, we can hit up the bars!

Oh, wait...

j/k AJ, I see why you did what you did and either way was defensible. Good luck with the gunning and see you in August!

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:08 pm

BigZuck wrote:Good luck with the gunning




:lol: :lol:

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby ajclark1992 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:12 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


droppin bombs, bro.

Congrats on your decision. Probably one of the hardest ones you'll ever have to make. You will DOMINATE texas and be a huge star -- and you can hang out with BigZuck!


haha thanks. Decided to take the bet on myself.

I will say this for relative posterity -- or until this forum gets washed away into the depths -- I really appreciated y'all's advice and took it seriously. You helped make it okay to not take H. When I thought I had decided on Harvard, I was wistful. I felt unsettled and I had to keep justifying it to myself. When I decided on Texas, I knew I was taking a risk (a fairly unecessary one because I knew I could wait a year) -- but I was betting on myself. And I feel really empowered by that. When I signed my Letter of Intent, I felt like I was free to make something of myself. Either diploma would've had my name in big, bold letters; it's up to me, not the school's brand, to do big, bold things.

I might report back in 2-3 years and let y'all know how it turned out. Anyway, I'm rarin to go. Hook 'Em!

See you soon BigZuck! We'll have to hit up the 18+ bars until November, haha.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:17 pm

ajclark1992 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


droppin bombs, bro.

Congrats on your decision. Probably one of the hardest ones you'll ever have to make. You will DOMINATE texas and be a huge star -- and you can hang out with BigZuck!


haha thanks. Decided to take the bet on myself.

I will say this for relative posterity -- or until this forum gets washed away into the depths -- I really appreciated y'all's advice and took it seriously. You helped make it okay to not take H. When I thought I had decided on Harvard, I was wistful. I felt unsettled and I had to keep justifying it to myself. When I decided on Texas, I knew I was taking a risk (a fairly unecessary one because I knew I could wait a year) -- but I was betting on myself. And I feel really empowered by that. When I signed my Letter of Intent, I felt like I was free to make something of myself. Either diploma would've had my name in big, bold letters; it's up to me, not the school's brand, to do big, bold things.

I might report back in 2-3 years and let y'all know how it turned out. Anyway, I'm rarin to go. Hook 'Em!

See you soon BigZuck! We'll have to hit up the bars before 9 until November, haha.


Only you know how risk averse you are, debt averse, etc., so I'm sure any decision you make that sits well with you is a good one. I personally don't subscribe to the whole "I bet on myself!" mentality because it reminds me of the "Of course I am above average" mindset that everyone has (statistically impossible). Of course, not everyone subscribes to my life philosophies haha. There are advantages and disadvantages to both paths; I hope it works out for you. It probably will. Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby kaiser » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:17 pm

ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


I think you made the right choice, and I wouldn't look back in the slightest. Just go kill it down there, and you will be totally set. You will have a manageable debt load, can go through school without much pressure, can spend lots of time networking with TX attorneys and forming connections since you will be closeby, and will have great career prospects down there if you do well.

This was a win win for you, so don't look back.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby wert3813 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:50 am

ajclark1992 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
ajclark1992 wrote:I'm not going to Harvard.


droppin bombs, bro.

Congrats on your decision. Probably one of the hardest ones you'll ever have to make. You will DOMINATE texas and be a huge star -- and you can hang out with BigZuck!


haha thanks. Decided to take the bet on myself.

I will say this for relative posterity -- or until this forum gets washed away into the depths -- I really appreciated y'all's advice and took it seriously. You helped make it okay to not take H. When I thought I had decided on Harvard, I was wistful. I felt unsettled and I had to keep justifying it to myself. When I decided on Texas, I knew I was taking a risk (a fairly unecessary one because I knew I could wait a year) -- but I was betting on myself. And I feel really empowered by that. When I signed my Letter of Intent, I felt like I was free to make something of myself. Either diploma would've had my name in big, bold letters; it's up to me, not the school's brand, to do big, bold things.

I might report back in 2-3 years and let y'all know how it turned out. Anyway, I'm rarin to go. Hook 'Em!

See you soon BigZuck! We'll have to hit up the 18+ bars until November, haha.


One part good decision. Part two defer to Texas or reapply next year, work for Testmasters for a year or two and pay down that debt. Seriously.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby alexrodriguez » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:40 am

Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:27 pm

louierodriguez wrote:Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.


stop posting this nonsense on every thread dude.

you don't know what you're talking about

fwiw you will never go to harvard

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby wert3813 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Way to many newbies ITT. Funny how many of the vets were on the same side on this one.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby Total Litigator » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:41 pm

louierodriguez wrote:Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.



Hey, in all fairness to the Louie, it's pretty funny.

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:53 pm

louierodriguez wrote:Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.


One day you're doing to die.

Be the dead guy who didn't make idiotic posts

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby 90convoy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:27 pm

kaiser wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.


One day you're doing to die.

Be the dead guy who didn't make idiotic posts


That was such a lame attempt at a joke that it was actually kinda funny

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:29 pm

90convoy wrote:
kaiser wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:Harvard hands down.

One day you're going to die.

Be the dead guy who went to Harvard.


One day you're doing to die.

Be the dead guy who didn't make idiotic posts


That was such a lame attempt at a joke that it was actually kinda funny


"So unfunny that its funny" is my MO

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Re: Harvard Sticker v. Texas Full-Ride

Postby Mab2013 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:51 pm

Based on your profile pic , you should stay in Texas . I love King George. :D




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