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Ms4life
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Give me some advice!

Postby Ms4life » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:10 pm

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby thebobs1987 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:17 pm

Ms4life wrote:Right now I have the options of: Iowa (full ride), Indiana Maurer (full ride), UIUC (full ride), and NorthWestern(full loans :evil: ). I'm still waiting on a reply from both Michigan and Cornell (which I believe will be full loans as well, if even accepted).

The debt for the first three would be minimal, as living in those 3 areas is relatively cheap.

I will be financing all COL, and in the case of NW COA, through loans.

I want to work in Chicago, and either in BigLaw or Public Interest (probably public interest in the end). I also have ties to NY and some in CA, but more so NY.

167/3.1 Non-URM
Taken the LSAT twice.


Are you paying sticker at NU? If so, probably UIUC since you want Chicago, but take the LSAT a third time to increase and see if it is possible to get some scholarship money from NU

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:18 pm

UIUC but dont expect biglaw also retake

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KMart
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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:18 pm

If you're paying the loans, and are debt-averse, I'd suggest UIUC because of your desire to work public interest.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby Winston1984 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:24 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:UIUC but dont expect biglaw also retake

Usually agree with ya, but what difference does it really make? Won't a 170/3.1 still pay sticker in the T14? I would take UIUC here.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby jepper » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:26 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:UIUC but dont expect biglaw also retake

Usually agree with ya, but what difference does it really make? Won't a 170/3.1 still pay sticker in the T14? I would take UIUC here.


I provide one piece of evidence to say that you are correct. Exact stats. Exact situation.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby thebobs1987 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:27 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:UIUC but dont expect biglaw also retake

Usually agree with ya, but what difference does it really make? Won't a 170/3.1 still pay sticker in the T14? I would take UIUC here.


Almost always, but OP is URM so might get some money? I agree UIUC is the right answer, but a retake in June and then a score in the 170s might be worth checking out

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:28 pm

thebobs1987 wrote:
Almost always, but OP is URM

This is incorrect.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby thebobs1987 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:30 pm

imKMart wrote:
thebobs1987 wrote:
Almost always, but OP is URM

This is incorrect.


Thanks, I did not read that correctly. Then never mind, a retake won't make a difference

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zombie mcavoy
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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby zombie mcavoy » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:36 pm

Go to UIUC.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby romothesavior » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:53 pm

Illinois easily.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby Ms4life » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:02 pm

Thanks to everyone for the advice thus far!!

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KMart
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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:33 pm

At some point people are going to stop posting because enough people have hammered home UIUC. I'd add a poll to see just where everyone thinks you should go (it's likely UIUC by a heavy margin).

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby zombie mcavoy » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:45 pm

imKMart wrote:At some point people are going to stop posting because enough people have hammered home UIUC. I'd add a poll to see just where everyone thinks you should go (it's likely UIUC by a heavy margin).

yeah but no reasonable poster is going to suggest one of the other options here with the goals OP has stated.

UIUC, retake, or don't go.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby twenty » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:55 pm

The whole "oh, biglaw or public interest, I guess eventually public interest" thing is kind of scary, and a pretty good way to end up unemployed. Probably a lot better to be unemployed with UIUC debt than Northwestern's, so UIUC.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:58 pm

zombie mcavoy wrote:
imKMart wrote:At some point people are going to stop posting because enough people have hammered home UIUC. I'd add a poll to see just where everyone thinks you should go (it's likely UIUC by a heavy margin).

yeah but no reasonable poster is going to suggest one of the other options here with the goals OP has stated.

UIUC, retake, or don't go.

My thinking was the visualization would help OP realize that, because at some point people won't comment and beat a dead horse but, at least for me, they might still vote.

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Re: Give me some advice!

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:36 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:UIUC but dont expect biglaw also retake

Usually agree with ya, but what difference does it really make? Won't a 170/3.1 still pay sticker in the T14? I would take UIUC here.


yeah I guess it doesnt matter much unless they could get 175+




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