Which should I choose

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umichman
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Which should I choose

Postby umichman » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:44 pm

SO my total COA at the following schools are this, (I expect that I will want to live and work in Michigan regardless of which school I go to_

Michigan: $0 (scholarship, parent aid, live at home since I am from Michigan)
Virginia: $120k




I got into a couple other schools, but none rated higher than Michigan.

What do you think?

whereskyle
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby whereskyle » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:46 pm

Michigan.

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dsn32
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby dsn32 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:48 pm

Michigan. It's impossible/very difficult to justify $120k more.

Cellar-door
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby Cellar-door » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:48 pm

Michigan, not even close.

arklaw13
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:50 pm

Not sure why this is a serious question. M hands down.

umichman
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby umichman » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:50 pm

thanks guys, thats what I expected, just wanted to makes sure I wasnt crazy for passing on UVA's employment stats

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WestWingWatcher
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby WestWingWatcher » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:51 pm

Seeing that it is free, umich is in your username, and one of your previous posts mentions you EDed there...

jumpingjack
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby jumpingjack » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:56 am

Just to make you feel even better: UVA juices their employment stats by temporarily hiring a lot of their graduates.

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Re: Which should I choose

Postby 20141023 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:26 am

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Crowing
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby Crowing » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:52 pm

I would probably want to cut myself if I lived with my parents through LS even though I have a great relationship with them.

I'd still go to Mich in your situation, but I'd get my own place.

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BLUERUFiO
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby BLUERUFiO » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:14 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:If what you are looking to get out of law school is a challenge, then I vote for UVA. UVA will give you the pleasure of fighting an uphill battle as you try to make your way back to your home state while accruing tens of thousands of dollars of nondischargeable debt. You will even be rewarded with a bonus challenge during on-campus interviews as you are required to convince employers in Michigan that you are loyal to their region.

If you are looking to take the coward's route, then I suppose you could stay in Michigan where you will accrue no debt and have a much easier time selling yourself as a Michigander during on-campus interviews.

In the end, it all depends on what you're looking to get out of your law school experience.

lol :lol: Bravo. Would read again.

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Re: Which should I choose

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm

Crowing wrote:I would probably want to cut myself if I lived with my parents through LS even though I have a great relationship with them.

I'd still go to Mich in your situation, but I'd get my own place.


+1. That sounds god awful.

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2014
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby 2014 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Let's do some psychoanalysis. Why exactly are you asking this question? What do you really hope to hear?

It can't be an objective opinion because this isn't a real dilemma and there are not two valid choices. You must really want to go to U.Va. and are looking for anyone or anything to justify it. Well you have found your justification, and his name is kappycaft1.

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dsn32
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Re: Which should I choose

Postby dsn32 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:06 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:If what you are looking to get out of law school is a challenge, then I vote for UVA. UVA will give you the pleasure of fighting an uphill battle as you try to make your way back to your home state while accruing tens of thousands of dollars of nondischargeable debt. You will even be rewarded with a bonus challenge during on-campus interviews as you are required to convince employers in Michigan that you are loyal to their region.

If you are looking to take the coward's route, then I suppose you could stay in Michigan where you will accrue no debt and have a much easier time selling yourself as a Michigander during on-campus interviews.

In the end, it all depends on what you're looking to get out of your law school experience.


OP, as a living, breathing "took the challenge" person (but not at that cost!), I can say that the conventional TLS wisdom may not be what you experience in trying to come back to MI. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss.




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