wsparker wrote:JCougar wrote:deadpanic wrote:Did you not get any money at Vandy, Duke, or UVA?
Those would be better options for your goals.
Yeah, this is actually better advice.
JC, I was wait listed at UVA and duke, and am not banking on much money from vandy. Would you still say Chicago sticker or a small discount from vandy?
I'd still lean toward Chicago in your case, because I think Chicago is a bit underrated on here, and I'd consider it pretty close to HYS. Small class size means the CSO can give you more individualized attention if you don't get/want biglaw, and its placement rates are still very good.
Also, interest on your loans is a huge factor. On a 25-year repayment plan, someone might pay double the amount of the original loan. If you can get one interest free from your family, that's a huge negation of downside risk.
Also, I'm assuming that owing money to your family would be a lot less stressful than owing it to the government. Stress is a huge factor in law school, and it's just one less thing you'll have to worry about. Sounds like sticker at Chicago might be okay in your case.
I still know people who graduated from Chicago that are practicing shitlaw after striking out at OCI, so it's no guarantee. Buy a vast majority of their students have good outcomes. Just be frugal with your cost of living situation, and I think you'll be fine.