TheSpanishMain wrote: zacharus85 wrote: zombie mcavoy wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:UVA sticker is better than 105k at GULC? Wut
yeah this. it should be an auto perma ban to advise someone to debt finance sticker cost at UVA
But you made serious tactical mistakes in not applying/withdrawing from Duke and Cornell. Even if you didnt want to go, those schools are the ticket to getting you better offers.
That said, if 105K is your full COA at GTown, I think that is a fair price to pay. It's not ideal and you could do better with another cycle and a retake, but I wouldn't say taking that offer is a bad decision. Do not consider Vandy with that scholarship; they really low-balled you.
FFS Zombie - eat a dick. Of course someone suggesting sticker at a t10 is dumb, it should obvi be t6 or bust. Unless someone suggests that, then they should go hang themselves for having suggested anything lower than HYS.
I think people are reacting to the whole "pay sticker" part, not the UVA part. Different people strokes for different folks and all, but I can't imagine ever paying sticker for any law school ever.
Reminding everyone that my original post actually agreed - retake/reapply is best choice for $. I initially said UVA was the best of his (admittedly imperfect) options, yes even over GULC $.
Here's the thing: it'd be great if everyone could get decent $ at top schools. Many people here operate like that is both A) personally obtainable for each applicant and B) sustainable somehow for the law school model. I don't make those assumptions, and think people should be willing to (gasp) take a goddamn risk while educating themselves first about their goals and realistic chances of obtaining them and paying for it all.
Obviously sticker at, say, American, is stupid. NOT because it's expensive on face but because the risk/reward scenario is generally bad for a majority of similarly situated folks. I think we agree on principle but draw the lines differently.
I am absolutely incredulous at the 'no UVA at sticker ever' hardline. This CAN'T be b/c of employment numbers - have you seen how well UVA does compared to its lower t14 brethren? Its clerkship rate appears to be higher than even some of its higher ranked t14 compatriots.
So: it's either something insidiously awful about UVA of which I'm not aware because I don't go there, OR it's the old hardline 'don't go sticker anywhere because law school is expensive and I'm a risk-averse whiner blarg blarg blarg'. The former I'd be interested in hearing about, the latter I understand but is not SO CLEARLY the one true way that it deserves such hyperbolic rhetoric.
So I reiterate: Zombie go eat a dick.