Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby ticklemesilly » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:20 pm

Oh, wait, misread. you are getting 50K a year!! Like almost a full ride?? Dang that's a good deal. Take Michigan for PI

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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby usn26 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:29 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:

Accepting a deferment and then applying to another school or enrolling at another law school is looked upon as unethical and can cause serious problems during your State Bar review and inquiry.

I think you might need to make a choice before accepting your deferral.

Yeah, reading that over I'm inclined to say just pick Michigan and stick with it. If your deferral language was like that it is indeed borderline sketchy.

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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby landshoes » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:11 pm

WUSTL's public service scolly also forces you to work in PI, IIRC. That requirement makes it less flexible.

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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby Redamon1 » Mon May 04, 2015 2:58 am

It doesn't get much better than a full ride at Michigan, IMO. I'd go for that, especially if Michigan doesn't let you defer or doesn't defer the scholarship. Yeah, maybe you'll get a higher LSAT score but even then nothing is guaranteed. And even if you get some money at CCN (short of a full ride), or even get into HYS (presumably with little money), Michigan at this price would still be in the running for PI. Congrats!

ps: And as other posters have noted, sometimes deferrals are granted on the condition that you not apply elsewhere in the interim, so be careful, especially if you have 150k in scholarship on the line...

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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby Pragmatic Gun » Mon May 04, 2015 11:40 am

schrokm6 wrote:
Pragmatic Gun wrote:
WeeBey wrote:Unless you have a preference for Cornell/Ithaca, take Michigan. COL is similar between AA and Ithaca, but Mich is also 6k cheaper.

Also, with your schools LRAP, you probably wont have to pay anything for a couple years depending how much you make.

Correct my if I'm wrong, but for PI, isnt your background/dedication to PI more important than what school you go to?

Unless OP is aiming for prestigious PI

What do you mean?

The elite public interest orgs like Human Rights Watch and the ACLU are selective. The DOJ and certain USAOs are picky as well.


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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby yost » Mon May 04, 2015 12:59 pm

This is a no-brainer. Take the 50K per year at Michigan and pack your bags for AA. There is no guarantee you will get that money again, even with better numbers. (Michigan over Cornell b/c PI and Midwest.)


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Re: Cornell v Michigan v WUSTL

Postby HP5450 » Fri May 08, 2015 9:27 am

I would be very surprised if doing that actually caused a problem for the bar.

On the other hand, at some point it is worth going to law school, and I think you're there. Your earning power probably jumps a lot with the law degree. If you actually want to be a lawyer, I wouldn't delay life.

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