Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

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Where to attend?

Duke ($$)
1
3%
Michigan ($$)
12
41%
UVA ($$)
9
31%
Reapply (Better schools?)
7
24%
 
Total votes: 29

quicustodiet
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Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby quicustodiet » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:00 pm

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Bronte
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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 pm

If you don't retake or reapply, I think Michigan is the obvious choice here considering it's $30,000-40,000 cheaper than the other options and you want to practice in the Midwest or Michigan. I'll let others weigh in on whether you should retake or reapply.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:33 pm

Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:42 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.


I think that's a bit hyperbolic. But, yes, it's a lot of debt and overall a relatively risky proposition. If you expect your next cycle to go better, it might make sense to reapply.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Nelson » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:18 pm

OP Michigan at that price (scholarship plus your savings) is fine for your goals. Even with a retake, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much for significantly better options than these with the 3.5x. ED to Northwestern might be an option worth considering, but I don't know how competitive you are for the full ride with that GPA.

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.

LOL.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.


No. Just no.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Toby Ziegler » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:10 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.


No. Just no.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby mr.hands » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:11 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.


This is just arbitrary and wrong.

If his COA is 150-185, he has a substantial scholarship.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Any of these options would be financial suicide. For these schools to be worth it you need to get at least 100k in aid.


Your advice is bad and you should feel bad.

OP, Michigan isn't a bad option.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby quicustodiet » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:12 am

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Nelson » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:16 am

quicustodiet wrote:Edit: Additional details - I didn't get my LSAT score until July... Many of the schools I have a good shot at according to LSN (Chicago, NYU, Penn) simply said I needed to reapply because my score came late and their classes were already full.

I've been leaning Michigan but am looking for some people to play devils advocate as well here... and I'm sure other people out there making this same (or similar) decision will benefit from the discussion. The main negative I see to Michigan is that employment seems to lag behind most of the T-14 (except for Georgetown). This is the best argument I see for reapplying in hopes of getting Chicago, NYU or Penn.
Wait you got into those schools with a 163? URM? Either way if you just got that 172 this month then you need to reapply broadly next cycle.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby skers » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:43 am

Wait a year and reapply. You'll get WE and another year of not being in law school.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:10 am

Depends on what you're doing right now. If you can stand doing whatever you're doing for another year, you should wait. Worst case scenario is you'll have Michigan at that price again.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby jselson » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:18 am

Reapply for Chicago or Northwestern with $$. Michigan's had a weird history with folks looking for Chicago. I doubt you'll have difficulty getting back to Michigan, if you want, with a Chicago/Northwestern JD.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby Lumieres » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:43 pm

Reapply.

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Re: Duke($$) v Michigan($$) v UVA($$) v Next cycle?

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:15 pm

What's stopping you from waiting and reapplying, OP? You will get better acceptances and better scholarships if you apply with that new score next year.

Get a job and relax for awhile. Law school will still be there a year from now.

If you hate what you're doing and can't wait to go, though, Michigan seems like a pretty good outcome for your goals.




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