UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

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UT or WUSTL

UT (51k)
65
66%
WUSTL (18k)
34
34%
 
Total votes: 99

jdmonkey
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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby jdmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:53 pm

UT would scare me as the Governor is trying to completely link salary of professors to number of students taught. He believes that professors should not research, but just teach. If this is implemented UT will quickly become TTT. Going to a state school subjects you to the buffoonery of clown politicians. WUSTL is insulated from these whims. Go with the stability. Go with WUSTL.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby 052220151 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:56 pm

jdmonkey wrote:UT would scare me as the Governor is trying to completely link salary of professors to number of students taught. He believes that professors should not research, but just teach. If this is implemented UT will quickly become TTT. Going to a state school subjects you to the buffoonery of clown politicians. WUSTL is insulated from these whims. Go with the stability. Go with WUSTL.


I don't know man, I'd pick a school here based off of job outcomes, not on something that probably won't come true.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm

BigZuck wrote:Dug the shout out :)

This is pretty clear cut I think, especially because you want TX. The schools are peer-ish but UT does objectively seem like a cut above in pretty much every way, unless you wanted the Midwest. WUSTL is a good school but if you prefer TX then hands down go to UT.

basically this

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby TheThriller » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:01 pm

Xs20 wrote:Hopefully Vandy teaches you that you can't appeal a case that you've already won, thriller. :P


Dolphine with personal attacks ITT.

I guess it all worked out for the better man, especially since I want to stay in the South. Best of luck at WUSTL man, pretty unbelievable looking back a year ago at our late night group chats and thinking that we would get these offers from these schools!

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby Xs20 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:18 pm

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:38 am

jdmonkey wrote:UT would scare me as the Governor is trying to completely link salary of professors to number of students taught. He believes that professors should not research, but just teach. If this is implemented UT will quickly become TTT. Going to a state school subjects you to the buffoonery of clown politicians. WUSTL is insulated from these whims. Go with the stability. Go with WUSTL.


Rick Perry must die

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby RedGiant » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:16 pm

Dolphine wrote:This is obvious. Law school is about 2 things, having friends and no debt. You'll get that both at wustl.

You'll have no problem getting back to Texas from WUSTL as MANY others have done (according to romo), but good luck getting outside of Texas with UT.

Come....come to the magical land where law school tuition is a myth told by the elder 2Ls


First- Shifty_eyed...don't pretend you're a disinterested party here.

Dolphine--This is terrible advice. It's actually the opposite. I worked at top firms on both Coasts (and abroad) and have run into scores of UT grads, but relatively few WUSTL grads. In fact, I was just on the phone with an AGC of one of my clients, chatting about law school last week. He was a WUSTL alum. And he told me that there would have been almost no way for him to get out of the MidWest had he not accepted a federal clerkship post-WUSTL, which then led to his firm job in CA. Anecdata? Sure. But he told me that my gut about getting to CA from WUSTL being very, very rare indeed was correct. He's been out for nearly 15 years, but told me I had made the right decision as WUSTL was not very portable. Texas, on the other hand, is VERY portable. It just is. I believe OP could get to Texas from WUSTL. But he or she could get to many more markets from UT.

/TRUTH

Last--while I absolutely agree that debt minimization is a key component of law school, 51K in debt is not that much, given the fact that you're young. The delta here is 30K, which over 20 years is like $325/month. Hardly going to bankrupt you. I would go where you and SO are most happy, where family is, where job prospects would be best. Both of these are great options overall, at the prices you're proposing to be paying.

Good luck, WokeUp.
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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:18 pm

RedGiant wrote:
Dolphine wrote:This is obvious. Law school is about 2 things, having friends and no debt. You'll get that both at wustl.

You'll have no problem getting back to Texas from WUSTL as MANY others have done (according to romo), but good luck getting outside of Texas with UT.

Come....come to the magical land where law school tuition is a myth told by the elder 2Ls


First- Shifty_eyed...don't pretend you're a disinterested party here.

Dolphine--This is terrible advice. It's actually the opposite. I worked at top firms on both Coasts (and abroad) and have run into scores of UT grads, but relatively few WUSTL grads. In fact, I was just on the phone with an AGC of one of my clients, chatting about law school. He was a WUSTL grad. And he told me that there would have been almost no way for him to get out of the MidWest had he not accepted a federal clerkship post-WUSTL. And he told me that my gut about getting to CA from WUSTL being very, very rare indeed was correct. He's been out for nearly 15 years, but told me I had made the right decision as WUSTL was not very portable. Texas, on the other hand, is VERY portable. It just is.


Calling a Texas degree "VERY portable" feels like a flame. Also, pretty sure Dolphine was joking.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:18 pm

Also bump for the OP to tell us what he decided :)

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:13 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.


And with that, an entire thread suffers not one but two broken hearts.

Congrats Car, party at your place this fall!

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StylinNProfilin
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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:20 pm

Congrats, Definitely making the right choice 8)

Cya this fall!

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby ajclark1992 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:23 pm

BigZuck wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.


And with that, an entire thread suffers not one but two broken hearts.

Congrats Car, party at your place this fall!


Down. See you soon!

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:57 pm

BigZuck wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.


And with that, an entire thread suffers not one but two broken hearts.

Congrats Car, party at your place this fall!

I predict it will be just as hopping as the ASW one. :p

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TheThriller
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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby TheThriller » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Hell yea Car

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:53 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.


Great choice! UT was definitely the smarter decision for you at that price.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Texas. Texas was TCR.

You *probably* want to stay in Texas, Texas has a 7-10% higher big firm / clerkship rate, and $51K is very manageable.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby Presidentjlh » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Sad you won't be joining us, but happy you made the best decision for you.

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Re: UT ($$$) vs. WUSTL (Full Ride)

Postby Ti Malice » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:35 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:Chose UT. I love WUSTL, so it was very tough to turn down a full ride, but that price for Texas when I probably want to end up there was just too attractive.


You made the right call. Congrats.




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