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UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:18 pm

I'm looking to become a criminal prosecutor. I have not visited any of the schools yet nor have I received all of my scholarship info. I know that I should attend whichever school appeals me the most in regards to where I feel comfortable and I know all about the rankings, but I would love to hear some opinions. Which school would you choose and why, considering the fact that I want to do criminal prosecution?

Options: UT, Georgetown, Cornell, Michigan, Notre Dame, or William and Mary.

1) I am not sure which agency I want to work for. I am keeping my options open.

2) I'm not used to cold weather. However, I will go to the best school for my intended career path, wherever that may be.

Thanks in advance for your responses! 8)
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby baal hadad » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:19 pm

Wait til u hear ab $

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:24 pm

baal hadad wrote:Wait til u hear ab $


What would your choice be, not based on $?

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:34 pm

You should not attend whatever school "appeals to you the most". You should attend the school that gives you the best chance of achieving your goals in the region you want to live at a reasonable cost.

Also, it's impossible to give advice taking money out of the equation, unless you're a GI Bill eligible vet or have wealthy parents footing the bill. Law school sticker price is like 300k. That's always a factor.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:41 pm

[quote="TheSpanishMain"]You should not attend whatever school "appeals to you the most". You should attend the school that gives you the best chance of achieving your goals in the region you want to live at a reasonable cost.

Also, it's impossible to give advice taking money out of the equation, unless you're a GI Bill eligible vet or have wealthy parents footing the bill. Law school sticker price is like 300k. That's always a factor.[/quote
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby baal hadad » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:49 pm

fantastic wrote:
baal hadad wrote:Wait til u hear ab $


What would your choice be, not based on $?

It's not worth making a choice not based on $

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:53 pm

baal hadad wrote:
fantastic wrote:
baal hadad wrote:Wait til u hear ab $


What would your choice be, not based on $?

It's not worth making a choice not based on $


I am asking for an opinion about which school you would attend, not considering money. Thank you though.
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:58 pm

fantastic wrote:It's not impossible. I am asking what school people think is best for a career in criminal prosecution. I am nicely asking for an opinion. I am well aware of how much law school costs.


You're asking people for an opinion and leaving out several critical pieces of info. You're asking people to waste their time. If you're going to be a secretive turd about it ("I have my reasons") then you're not going to get a lot of meaningful help. Good luck.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby bob311 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:58 pm

I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.

He asked for advice within these constraints. I find it reasonable he receive an answer within those restrictions.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:01 pm

bob311 wrote:I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.


Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.

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Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:03 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
fantastic wrote:It's not impossible. I am asking what school people think is best for a career in criminal prosecution. I am nicely asking for an opinion. I am well aware of how much law school costs.


You're asking people for an opinion and leaving out several critical pieces of info. You're asking people to waste their time. If you're going to be a secretive turd about it ("I have my reasons") then you're not going to get a lot of meaningful help. Good luck.


Secretive turd? Very clever. Good luck with whatever law school you'll be attending. I wish you the best.
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby bob311 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:04 pm

fantastic wrote:Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.


I am with you totally. Also, very jealous of your acceptances so far. Almost my dream list.

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Postby Big Red » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:04 pm

fantastic wrote:
bob311 wrote:I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.


Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.


Flaw: False Choice

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:05 pm

bob311 wrote:
fantastic wrote:


Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.


I am with you totally. Also, very jealous of your acceptances so far. Almost my dream list.[/quote]

Thank you so much! :-) Have you started applying yet?

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:06 pm

bob311 wrote:I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.

He asked for advice within these constraints. I find it reasonable he receive an answer within those restrictions.


If he's super wealthy and sticker price is irrelevant than he should just say that.

Asking a question and then boxing it in in such a way that precludes a meaningful answer is a waste of time.

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Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:07 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
bob311 wrote:I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.

He asked for advice within these constraints. I find it reasonable he receive an answer within those restrictions.


If he's super wealthy and sticker price is irrelevant than he should just say that.

Asking a question and then boxing it in in such a way that precludes a meaningful answer is a waste of time.


If it's a waste of time, why do you keep posting? :roll:

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby bob311 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:09 pm

fantastic wrote:
bob311 wrote:
fantastic wrote:


Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.


I am with you totally. Also, very jealous of your acceptances so far. Almost my dream list.


Thank you so much! :-) Have you started applying yet?[/quote]

Yeah waiting to hear back from all of those (minus UT, no desire to live in Texas). I have strong ties to DC so GULC would be great, as would all of those schools. My problem with this website is everyone obsesses on strictly numbers. I have solid, not unbelievable numbers, but I have other things I think should make me an attractive candidate. I am/was a pro athlete with a masters degree in a non-sports subject haha. But according to everyone here, its only numbers based. Which it might be the case. Hoping it isn't!
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby 03152016 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:10 pm

you're missing too much information

read the stickied thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=206299

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby bob311 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:11 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
bob311 wrote:I agree with OP here in that too many people are only about the money in making choices as far as cost of attendance. There are many considerations along with money and for some people it may or may not be a consideration at all. Who cares if Columbia costs 300k plus if you have the money? It should not be the prerogative of anyone to discuss these things if they don't like. OP wants to know which school, so give advice accordingly. He might be the long lost Vanderbilt fortune heir. Who cares.

He asked for advice within these constraints. I find it reasonable he receive an answer within those restrictions.


If he's super wealthy and sticker price is irrelevant than he should just say that.

Asking a question and then boxing it in in such a way that precludes a meaningful answer is a waste of time.


No, if he didn't address it then it's acceptable to say consider the money aspect, but it might not be the full equation. That is my point. No one should have to disclose any sort of financial situation in order to get advice. Maybe you should give advice twice, once with the money aspect and once without. Then he gets a full picture without being potentially uncomfortable.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:14 pm

fantastic wrote:
If it's a waste of time, why do you keep posting? :roll:


Because I hoped that if I asked a follow up question, you would provide some relevant info that I would then use to try to help you. I'm sorry you're so tender. Good luck.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:17 pm

Brut wrote:you're missing too much information

read the stickied thread: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1&t=206299


I'm not missing anything. Trust me. I've taken all of that into account. I'm asking for something specific.

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:19 pm

bob311 wrote:
fantastic wrote:
bob311 wrote:
fantastic wrote:


Thank you for your support. FOR ME, I would rather pay more for the school that will give me the best opportunities than nothing for a school that will not provide me with good opportunities. For some people, money is the most important factor. For me, it is not.


I am with you totally. Also, very jealous of your acceptances so far. Almost my dream list.


Thank you so much! :-) Have you started applying yet?


Yeah waiting to hear back from all of those (minus UT, no desire to live in Texas). I have strong ties to DC so GULC would be great, as would all of those schools. My problem with this website is everyone obsesses on strictly numbers. I have solid, not unbelievable numbers, but I have other things I think should make me an attractive candidate. I am/was a pro athlete with a masters degree in a non-sports subject haha. But according to everyone here, its only numbers based. Which it might be the case. Hoping it isn't![/quote]

Despite what people tell you, it's not only numbers based.
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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby fantastic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:20 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
fantastic wrote:
If it's a waste of time, why do you keep posting? :roll:


Because I hoped that if I asked a follow up question, you would provide some relevant info that I would then use to try to help you. I'm sorry you're so tender. Good luck.


Good luck as well!

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Re: UT, Michigan, Georgetown, W&M, Notre Dame, or Cornell

Postby 03152016 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:20 pm

this is some pretty unfunny trolling op

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Postby ballcaps » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:20 pm

i agree that this is lol, but who cares? OP, do wtf you want.

here's something!
http://education-portal.com/articles/Be ... hools.html

looks like the best criminal law programs track rankings quite closely.

cornell?




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