Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

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Fordham w/$$ or Georgetown sticker?

Georgetown sticker
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68%
Fordham w/$$
27
32%
 
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Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:05 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby Louis1127 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:07 am

Search Georgetown at sticker. TLSers aint fans of that route.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby californiauser » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:10 am

In order to receive the best feedback in this forum, please provide as much of the following information in your original post as possible:

-The schools you are considering
-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.
-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings
-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
-Your general career goals
-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
-How many times you have taken the LSAT

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:10 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:I was accepted with a half tuition scholarship to Fordham, and was also accepted to Georgetown at sticker. If those were your only 2 options, which would you choose.

All responses greatly appreciated, thanks!


I would probably take the bullet

Eta: and by that I mean I would either retake or not go to law school.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:20 am

How can you know this early in the cycle whether any of your choices will be at sticker?

Come back in March when the finaid process has had the chance to run itself out

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:18 am

jbagelboy wrote:How can you know this early in the cycle whether any of your choices will be at sticker?

Come back in March when the finaid process has had the chance to run itself out


Well, I mean, it is Georgetown

If he/she has good numbers he/she will almost certainly get Cornblatted.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:40 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby Nova » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:47 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:Alright, so not one person who actually answered my question...hah

Thanks so much for the advice guys!!!!!

californiauser wrote:
In order to receive the best feedback in this forum, please provide as much of the following information in your original post as possible:

-The schools you are considering
-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.
-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings
-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
-Your general career goals
-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
-How many times you have taken the LSAT

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:50 am

One guy directly answered your question:

BigZuck wrote:I would either retake or not go to law school.


It's actually a pretty stellar answer. I would listen to him.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby twenty » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:52 am

Both choices are bad, but I'd personally take GULC. Either one, you're definitely going to need biglaw, and while neither one gives you anything close to a "sure thing" in that regard, GULC is more likely to get you biglaw than Fordham is.

You should almost definitely retake, though. And that's without even knowing what your LSAT score is, or how many times you've taken it (hint hint.)

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:52 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:55 am

Georgetown hasn't sent out scholarship info yet. How do you know you aren't getting one?

This thread is very premature.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:55 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby twenty » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:55 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:- they are about the same, w/ Fordham being 25k less per year now because of the scholarship.
-I'm taking out loans.
-I'm from NY, and want to work in NY, however I would happily work in DC for the right job. I would not mind living there.
-I want any high paying job. (100k+)
-Do not want to disclose gpa/lsat numbers, as I feel it is irrelevant for the question I'm asking.
-(Same goes for this question)

Any responses greatly appreciated.


It's definitely not irrelevant, because you may be staring a third choice (i.e, retaking) right in the face. In terms of achieving your "high paying job" goal, you're significantly more likely to get that from basically any school above GULC.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:57 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby californiauser » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:58 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:
Nova wrote:
giantsfan564789 wrote:Alright, so not one person who actually answered my question...hah

Thanks so much for the advice guys!!!!!

californiauser wrote:
In order to receive the best feedback in this forum, please provide as much of the following information in your original post as possible:

-The schools you are considering
-The total Cost of Attendance (COA) of each. COA = cost of tuition + fees + books + cost of living (COL) + accumulated interest - scholarships. Here is a helpful calculator.
-How you will be financing your COA, i.e. loans, family, or savings
-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
-Your general career goals
-Your LSAT/GPA numbers
-How many times you have taken the LSAT


- they are about the same, w/ Fordham being 25k less per year now because of the scholarship.
-I'm taking out loans.
-I'm from NY, and want to work in NY, however I would happily work in DC for the right job. I would not mind living there.
-I want any high paying job. (100k+)
-Do not want to disclose gpa/lsat numbers, as I feel it is irrelevant for the question I'm asking.
-(Same goes for this question)

Any responses greatly appreciated.


So you want big law. Did you apply to Cornell? If you get GULC, you have a chance at other T14s. The options in the OP aren't really worth it if you're gunning for big law.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:59 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:One guy directly answered your question:

BigZuck wrote:I would either retake or not go to law school.


It's actually a pretty stellar answer. I would listen to him.


No that did not directly answer my question. If you look at the question I asked, I specifically gave a scenario in which there were 2 options. Saying "Neither" is not choosing one of those options, and is therefore not answering my question. If i had asked "what would you do?" instead of "which option do you choose," I would agree with you.


False dichotomy

If you're taking out loans, neither.

If you want a high paying job, neither.

Getting a high paying job from either is theoretically possible, but the odds are much too stacked against you. Especially considering your approach toward taking important tests.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:00 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:Really just want to know which of the 2 choices is better, I have no interest in don't go at all or retake the lsat opinions. I just want to know which option of the 2 is preferable. Now that I've clarified this, hopefully I can get more answers that are more along the lines of what I'm looking for.

Thanks


People keep trying this strategy on TLS. It never works.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:09 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:Really just want to know which of the 2 choices is better, I have no interest in don't go at all or retake the lsat opinions. I just want to know which option of the 2 is preferable. Now that I've clarified this, hopefully I can get more answers that are more along the lines of what I'm looking for.

Thanks


I'm going to either cut off my right hand or cut off my left hand. Which one should I choose?

Really just want to know which of the 2 choices is better, I have no interest in not cutting off one of my hands. I just want to know which option of the 2 is preferable.

I don't want to give out a whole lot of information to you guys but if it helps you tell me which hand to cut off- I'm right-handed

Thanks

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:16 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby californiauser » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:19 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
giantsfan564789 wrote:Really just want to know which of the 2 choices is better, I have no interest in don't go at all or retake the lsat opinions. I just want to know which option of the 2 is preferable. Now that I've clarified this, hopefully I can get more answers that are more along the lines of what I'm looking for.

Thanks


People keep trying this strategy on TLS. It never works.



Yeah I guess you're right. I guess choose the better option is useless question on a site where every single person gonna say don't go at all unless its hys.

Thanks for nothin' guys!


No. If you want big law, go to a school that gives you a 50%+ shot at it. If you want PI/gov, go to a school with a great LRAP. I don't understand why people call TLS elitist when it really comes down to job #s. There are many other viable options other than HYS.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby Mojosodope » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:20 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
giantsfan564789 wrote:Really just want to know which of the 2 choices is better, I have no interest in don't go at all or retake the lsat opinions. I just want to know which option of the 2 is preferable. Now that I've clarified this, hopefully I can get more answers that are more along the lines of what I'm looking for.

Thanks


People keep trying this strategy on TLS. It never works.



Yeah I guess you're right. I guess choose the better option is useless question on a site where every single person gonna say don't go at all unless its hys.

Thanks for nothin' guys!


Thats not true at all. You just don't want help.

Your either going to owe 200k+ with a slight chance at big law
or
Your going to owe 180k+ with pretty much no chance at making over 100k.

That's why we are telling you to retake. If you want to be drowning in debt the rest of your life, go right ahead. Flip a fuckin coin and don't take anyone's advice

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:25 am

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:27 am

giantsfan564789 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:One guy directly answered your question:

BigZuck wrote:I would either retake or not go to law school.


It's actually a pretty stellar answer. I would listen to him.


No that did not directly answer my question. If you look at the question I asked, I specifically gave a scenario in which there were 2 options. Saying "Neither" is not choosing one of those options, and is therefore not answering my question. If i had asked "what would you do?" instead of "which option do you choose," I would agree with you.


What does Harvey Specter do when his back is against the wall?

HE BREAKS THE MOTHER FCKING WALL DOWN SON

Don't limit yourself, bro. You're better than this.

In all seriousness, wait and see if you get Cornell. More generous scholarships, more justifiable at higher cost for NYC biglaw.

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Re: Fordham w/ $$ or Georgetown

Postby giantsfan564789 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:28 am

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