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Postby digitalmedia » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:57 am

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Re: ! HELP - Mercer vs WVU - appreciate any advice

Postby ronanOgara » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:26 am

....pretty random schools for not having any ties.
I'm not gonna lecture you about the employment chances from either, I'll just take it that you know what you're getting into. (Not a negative connotation, I'm just confused to why you picked these schools) I like Macon, Georgia so I would take Mercer.

.....but I'm still confused.......

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Postby digitalmedia » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:27 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:28 am

Retake.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby ronanOgara » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:30 am

Where are you from? And would you be opposed to taking the LSAT again? Also, have you visited these schools and the areas surrounding them?

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Postby digitalmedia » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:30 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby ronanOgara » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:31 am

You throwing darts at a map or something?

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby digitalmedia » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:34 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby digitalmedia » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:37 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby jtype01 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:44 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:02 am

jtype01 wrote:@OP:

Go WVU. Those employment numbers and biglaw score are absolutely SICK, and destroys the majority of T1 schools.
The tuition at sticker would be more than fine given it's 16k in state tuition, but you have a full ride!

You're in a better position in 99% of the posters here. Go for it!


No. Stop giving him bad advice.

OP, if you retake, you could have significantly better options.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby Typhoon24 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:05 am

I'm pretty sure jtype01 was just messing with OP

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby ronanOgara » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:11 am

I'm still lost though, you don't have ties to either area but you just said you know of attorneys in Charleston who are doing well...
If you want to practice in West Virginia, go to WVU. But the only biglaw WVU grads (ie: the top of the class) get are the 100-200 person firms, not the 500+firms.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:15 am

Where are you from? I'd probably take WVU out of these two but I'd be concerned about heading to some random area with no ties and no experience living there.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby jtype01 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:16 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:18 am

jtype01 wrote:
Typhoon24 wrote:I'm pretty sure jtype01 was just messing with OP


I wasn't joking sadly.

With his numbers, the OP carefully researched and chose schools with better chances of becoming an attorney than 90% of the T1/T2 out there.

Also keep in mind he's going on a FULL scholly and will get his JD with almost no debt, and will do much better than people bragging about going to a t25 like:
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=wl

I agree with this. But I'd also be concerned about having no ties and not really knowing WV. What if he hates it there?

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby jtype01 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:23 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby Redfactor » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:59 am

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:02 pm

jtype01 wrote:OP doesn't need help, compared to the other 99% of TLSers who are screwed in their choices.

This is all kinds of asinine.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby jeeptiger09 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:21 pm

Just dropping in to restate the obvious: if you go to WVU, be prepared to not be employable anywhere besides West Virginia. Same for Mercer, you're going to be contained primarily to Georgia, with a .05% chance at Atlanta. If your goal is just to be an attorney, then either one of these choices is fine, I guess.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby Great Satchmo » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:27 pm

Going on a full scholarship, as long as you don't go crazy with cost of living loans, is fine. You seem to also understand that employment will be in that area, and that area only (at least for the foreseeable future), which is good.

However, I do wonder if there really is much "biglaw" in WV and how much out of state students (i.e., the WV residents that went to better schools and end up wanting to return home) would be in a better position.

I do think, with the caveat that you understand that you may not have a broad array of sophisticated legal employment options, just go to whichever place you like more. If possible, rent a car and drive to some of the cities in the state. Because you're not just choosing the next 3 years, you're potentially choosing your home for a much longer period of time.

Best of luck. To be honest, a large part of me wishes I did something like that - be in a smaller area and not have debt.

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Re: ! HELP - Mercer vs WVU - appreciate any advice

Postby as stars burn » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:37 pm

digitalmedia wrote:
ronanOgara wrote:....pretty random schools for not having any ties.
I'm not gonna lecture you about the employment chances from either, I'll just take it that you know what you're getting into. (Not a negative connotation, I'm just confused to why you picked these schools) I like Macon, Georgia so I would take Mercer.

.....but I'm still confused.......


I chose these two schools because they offered significantly better employment prospects than the majority of T1 schools and I have a full ride.


LOL. Are you kidding me? What are the stipulations on the full ride? If there are no stipulations then I'd probably weigh that pretty heavily. However, I don't know what employment prospects you're looking at, but I think you need to re-evaluate your assumptions unless you seriously have a job lined up or lawyers in the family or other connections. Job statistics most of the time are inflated, obscure, or just flat out wrong. Plus, A LOT of schools will count any kind of employment in their statistics (including non-legal work).

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:41 pm

TBF, the data from LST for these two schools is fairly solid.

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Re: HELP - Mercer vs WVU - need to decide by early august!

Postby as stars burn » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:56 pm

romothesavior wrote:TBF, the data from LST for these two schools is fairly solid.


I still remain skeptical :wink:




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