Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

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Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:14 am

Let's start the new year off with a bang! I'm going to law school next fall even if only to try it out. I have a full tuition scholarship to Iowa, $40k to Colorado, and none of the other schools I applied to are factors. I did apply to the lower T14, but I think I wasted my time applying because I'm not a high-end applicant and I'll only be burdened with insurmountable debt if I get in. The only reason I'd consider them is because I might need every advantage I can get since I'm unsure how I'll do in school or how I'll interview.


Is Iowa clearly the choice? I really like CU and I'm enthralled by the mystique of the Mountain West. I'm from the Mid-Atlantic and have no ties to either the Midwest or Southwest, but I'm going to work really hard and hopefully do well in school!

How can you rationalize Colorado over Iowa for me? We're talking $18,500 in loans the first year + $42,000 in years two and three combined (if getting in-state residency works) + whatever the cost of living there is. Iowa is free except for cost of living.

I've been working this job as an SAT prep teacher for the past six months. It's only a part-time job, but I've saved up a couple of thousand. I can maybe save about $10k between now and next summer, but I have $32k in undergrad loans. I'm playing online poker on the side trying to win a big money tournament to pay off these loans, but it's a seesaw battle.


Any advice on what to do??? I just want to break even on my undergrad debt, have a solid legal career, and play poker. 8)

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:16 am

who let you in here

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:19 am

My cage is undergoing repairs. :P

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:31 am

I know it sounds silly, but the poker thing is true and I'm not ashamed of it! I'm setting aside a solid $1,500 of play money from the $10k I'll earn in the next six months and trying to use it to win a lot in online poker so that I can eliminate my UG debt before law school and (MAYBE!) so that I can cover the cost of schools like CU where I don't have a full scholarship. It sounds crazy, but I'm pretty consistent with money finishes online! :D

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby Kimikho » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:55 am

tag

good luck buddy

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby whitespider » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:55 am

I would help here, but I think I'll just wait a week or two and give you some advice on your next thread.

You know, the one where you ask essentially the same thing about two/three other completely unrelated schools. :roll:

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:56 am

Kansas law

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby Manteca » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:25 pm

Did Notre Dame let you back in

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby pancakes3 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:26 pm

Is GW not in play?

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:06 pm

jj1990 wrote:Did Notre Dame let you back in


Didn't apply again because they're too judgmental and they tried to con me a few years ago! :(


UNLV seems like a good fit. I just want to really be able to focus on law school though. My grades are going to be so important and I can't afford to be at the casino all day long.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:07 pm

you can network at the tables

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:08 pm

fats provolone wrote:you can network at the tables


Think it's a little late to be applying? I'll strongly consider UNLV. I would love to live in Las Vegas!

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:14 pm

Listening to some Disney singalongs on YouTube right now btw. My boss doesn't mind.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby mvp99 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:17 pm

what about that ED to Michigan

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:23 pm

Retake/reapply IMO

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:29 pm

mvp99 wrote:what about that ED to Michigan


I got deferred to the RD pool. Blessing in disguise. Now I can take a full ride somewhere! 8)

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:29 pm

BigZuck wrote:Retake/reapply IMO


Burned all my retakes. Burned out on the LSAT. Don't think a couple of points higher changes much. Vegas here I come! :wink:

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:31 pm

DaRascal wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Retake/reapply IMO


Burned all my retakes. Burned out on the LSAT. Don't think a couple of points higher changes much. Vegas here I come! :wink:

:wink:

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:37 pm

DaRascal, what do you actually want to do when you finish law school, and where? If you are actually deciding between Iowa and Colorado, those are the questions you need to answer.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby cron1834 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:34 pm

You're still around?!

Anything with free tuition dude. None of the above is probably the best answer here, but Iowa among the choices presented.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:46 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:DaRascal, what do you actually want to do when you finish law school, and where? If you are actually deciding between Iowa and Colorado, those are the questions you need to answer.




Eh I'm pretty open-minded. I'm just looking for a good legal job and I'll work anywhere.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:47 pm

cron1834 wrote:You're still around?!

None of the above is probably the best answer here



Why? :cry:

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby ballcaps » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:47 pm

god i love this guy.

tag.

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Re: Want to help me decide where to go to law school?

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:56 pm

i'll bite

a full ride to iowa is a really solid outcome dude
how much time have you spent in the midwest
could you see yourself practicing there




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