Which school?

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Which School

Poll ended at Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:26 pm

W&M
4
24%
Bama
7
41%
Emory
4
24%
ND
1
6%
Iowa
1
6%
 
Total votes: 17

minted
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Which school?

Postby minted » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:26 pm

I would prefer to work in the Southwest or Southeast. I will avoid the northeast at almost all costs. Looking for the law school that offers the best all around employment prospects. Looking for the school that offers the highest probability of earning a salary above $50,000 in a region with a low cost of living relative to the other regional options. Here are some schools I am considering and their respective cost of attendance after scholarships:

W&M - $58,950
Bama - $33,450
Emory - $92,388
ND - $67,440
Iowa - $50,790

I plan to finance each of these amounts with earnings from my spouse's income/savings.

I realize that these are all regional schools. I am not opposed to any of these regions. I have more ties to the first three than the last two but I do have some ties to the regions of the last two schools.

Which school would you advise me to attend? Why?
Last edited by minted on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:09 pm, edited 4 times in total.

AReasonableMan
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Re: W&M v. Bama v. Emory v. ND v. Iowa

Postby AReasonableMan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:32 pm

whichever one is in a state that doesn't consider degrees marital property. avoid ny, co and ca fo shure.

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Re: W&M v. Bama v. Emory v. ND v. Iowa

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:33 pm

minted wrote:I would prefer to work in the Southwest or Southeast. I will avoid the northeast at almost all costs. Looking for the law school that offers the best all around employment prospects. Looking for the school that offers the highest probability of earning a salary above $50,000 in a region with a low cost of living relative to the other regional options. Here are some schools I am considering and their respective cost of attendance after scholarships:

W&M - $58,950
Bama - $33,450
Emory - $92,388
ND - $67,440
Iowa - $50,790

I plan to finance each of these amounts with earnings from my spouse's income.

I realize that these are all regional schools. I am not opposed to any of these regions. I have more ties to the first three than the last two but I do have some ties to the regions of the last two schools.

Which school would you advise me to attend? Why?


ND and Iowa don't make sense geographically so they are out

Emory is too expensive so that's out

Bama seems solid if you're from Alabama. Probably not a great chance of 50k+ salary but maybe.

W&M seems ok if you're from Virginia. Probably not a great chance of 50K+ salary but maybe.

How did you get Bama down to 33k? That won't even cover cost of living for one person.

The Dark Shepard
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Re: Which school?

Postby The Dark Shepard » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:15 pm

Is this per year or total?

minted
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Re: Which school?

Postby minted » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:30 pm

total

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Re: Which school?

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:41 pm

minted wrote:I would prefer to work in the Southwest or Southeast. I will avoid the northeast at almost all costs. Looking for the law school that offers the best all around employment prospects. Looking for the school that offers the highest probability of earning a salary above $50,000 in a region with a low cost of living relative to the other regional options. Here are some schools I am considering and their respective cost of attendance after scholarships:

W&M - $58,950
Bama - $33,450
Emory - $92,388
ND - $67,440
Iowa - $50,790

I plan to finance each of these amounts with earnings from my spouse's income/savings.

I realize that these are all regional schools. I am not opposed to any of these regions. I have more ties to the first three than the last two but I do have some ties to the regions of the last two schools.

Which school would you advise me to attend? Why?


i would finance with loans until you know your job outcome. id prolly go bama.

The Dark Shepard
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Re: Which school?

Postby The Dark Shepard » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:24 am

Do you have a major preference between Virginia and Alabama? If Virginia, definitely try to negotiate with W&M using Alabama's offer(I don't know if William and Mary negotiates though)

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Mullens
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Re: Which school?

Postby Mullens » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:26 am

Where are you and your spouse from?

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KMart
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Re: Which school?

Postby KMart » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:53 am

Mullens wrote:Where are you and your spouse from?

If this is Bama I'd say Bama over all else. Depending on this answer, I'd probably still say Bama.




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