Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

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Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby kurtvonnegut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:35 pm

Hello,

Are there any circumstances under which the people of this fine forum would see that as an acceptable choice? How about for someone who is 100% PI-minded and wants to practice in the Northeast/NE.

Thanks in Advance...

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby ballcaps » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:40 pm

http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/ ... tern/2013/

to be polite: i would question that choice, given the cost and average employment outcomes (PI/LRAP-regardless.)

to be real: absolutely not, under any circumstances.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:47 pm

It's barely defensible to even attend Northeastern Law for free. Full freight price is an apocalyptically bad idea.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:48 pm

What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby kurtvonnegut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:56 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:58 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.

Course offerings and "focus" mean almost nothing when you're trying to get a job. It'll be equally hard to get a job from your current school, but at least your debt will be somewhat less life-ruining.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby whitespider » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:00 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.


Definitely don't dump your full scholly for sticker at a regional. That's a terrible idea.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby kurtvonnegut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:00 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.

Course offerings and "focus" mean almost nothing when you're trying to get a job. It'll be equally hard to get a job from your current school, but at least your debt will be somewhat less life-ruining.


I'm not interested in 'big law.' I am interested in government, NGO, and PI work.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby kurtvonnegut » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:01 pm

whitespider wrote:
kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.


Definitely don't dump your full scholly for sticker at a regional. That's a terrible idea.


NUSL offered me a 'priority transfer admission' deal. Supposedly, they offer 'modest' aid to some.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:05 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.

Course offerings and "focus" mean almost nothing when you're trying to get a job. It'll be equally hard to get a job from your current school, but at least your debt will be somewhat less life-ruining.


I'm not interested in 'big law.' I am interested in government, NGO, and PI work.

Doesn't matter. Those jobs are hard as shit to get out of a good school, let alone NE. A couple extra PI classes won't significantly improve your chances of getting a job, but at least you can reduce the magnitude of your potential future poverty (should you not get a job, which is not unlikely) by minimizing your debt.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:05 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.

Course offerings and "focus" mean almost nothing when you're trying to get a job. It'll be equally hard to get a job from your current school, but at least your debt will be somewhat less life-ruining.


I'm not interested in 'big law.' I am interested in government, NGO, and PI work.



Probably harder to get than big law work.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:14 pm

I would recommend that you join a gang and try to make a life in crime before attending northeastern at sticker.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby ballcaps » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:26 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.


in that case, definitely, definitely, definitely do NOT take the offer unless they match your (full) scholarship.

to summarize: you're focussing too much on minor details (i.e. where in the lower half of the top 100 these schools rank; what they focus on academically) and not enough on the major features of your situation (i.e. law school writ large, and the costs and benefits that come with it.)

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby worldtraveler » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:52 pm

kurtvonnegut wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:What are your alternatives to law school? Where do you work now? What is your major? Grades? Connections? Possible job salary and ladder growth?


I am a 1L at a school ranked within 10 of NUSL's with a full scholarship. I like NUSL's course offerings and PI focus.


None of that matters when trying to get a job. Stick with your full scholarship.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Rigo » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:03 pm

Just want to echo what everyone else is saying to empathize what a stupid decision it is to transfer from a school you're attending for free to another TTT where you'll pay sticker.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:21 am

do this under no circumstances

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:43 pm

Don't do it bro. Just don't.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Wingtip88 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:55 pm

Would you take out a mortgage that doesn't actually come with a house? Attending this school for any amount of debt makes the same amount of sense.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby leathery » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:48 pm

OK, so I think the picture is clear for him. To hijack the thread for a second, what's the consensus on attending NUSL full scholly? Regional/PI interest with connections in fed/state/local government in Boston.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:57 pm

leathery wrote:OK, so I think the picture is clear for him. To hijack the thread for a second, what's the consensus on attending NUSL full scholly? Regional/PI interest with connections in fed/state/local government in Boston.

Risky af.
You should at the very least retake to apply for the BU ED full ride.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:02 pm

Wingtip88 wrote:Would you take out a mortgage that doesn't actually come with a house? Attending this school for any amount of debt makes the same amount of sense.

This analogy should be used more often.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Why do people have this idea that government jobs are easy to get?

I mean, I suppose if you're happy being an assistant DA in Incest Lake, Alabama for 30k a year, yeah, it's probably not impossible out of a shitty school. Decent fed and even state jobs are tough, though, even for people from good schools.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:19 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Incest Lake, Alabama.

LJL. Thank you for that.

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby Wingtip88 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:24 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
Wingtip88 wrote:Would you take out a mortgage that doesn't actually come with a house? Attending this school for any amount of debt makes the same amount of sense.

This analogy should be used more often.


Arguably the debtor with a mortgage sans house is better off than the indebted TTT grad - mortgages are dischargable. :)

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Re: Northeastern University School of Law at 'Sticker'?

Postby UnderTheLaw » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:34 pm

I read all the comments under the assumption we were talking about Northwestern.

Northwestern would have been the better discussion.

Northeastern at sticker is insanity.




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