Strongfaithgirl wrote:BigZuck wrote:Strongfaithgirl wrote:TheSpanishMain wrote:Oh c'mon now. Howard vs. DePaul AND you want Big Law? You need to stop deceiving yourself. I know your parents are probably telling you not to listen to people who tell you it's impossible, live your dreams, you can do anything, etc. It's time to take a rational, adult look at your situation and let go of cliches. Do you know how rough the legal market is right now?
DC is saturated with lawyers. There are plenty of people from Georgetown and George Washington that are struggling to find work. Why would you think a JD from Howard would be a good investment, particularly at sticker price?
Same thing for Chicago. Why would a big firm choose you over a University of Chicago or Northwestern grad? You realize barely 1 in 3 DePaul grads are actually employed?
Howard is the less bad option here, but ONLY if you are fine with doing something besides Big Law AND you can go for free/very cheap. If Howard at sticker is your best option, you should not go to law school.
What is your LSAT/GPA?
nowhere in this post did I mention those schools.
Of course you're asking about the Chicago and DC area TTTs. You were just hoping to outsmart TLS and get them to not tell you to retake.
You were waitlisted at Howard, we are not going to assume this is a Georgetown vs Northwestern thread.
Straight talk- very, very few people should be considering both of these markets because its a rare person who would have ties to both. From what I understand, DC doesn't place so much of an emphasis on ties as they do grades (from top schools, mind you) and Chicago cares a lot about ties. Regardless though, attending any one of the area TTTs has a very, very high probability of ruining your life. Your life. Ruined.
Retake until you can get George Washington or the University of Illinois for cheap (like, no more than 60ishk total) at the very least.
Good call ^^^^^ I actually got into both. Straigh talk. Outsmart TLS geeez you guys are intense in these forums. Good think no one is paying you all to think