Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

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Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby nomad12 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:42 pm

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby fliptrip » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:44 pm

I think you gotta sit out and retake the LSAT, especially because you are playing with house money. All you need to do is get in, that's a different calculus.

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:42 pm

UT if you want to stay in Texas, WUSTL if you want the chance to transfer. I wouldn't commit to UT without plans of living in Texas longterm.

Boston/Chicago will probably be hard to get into out of any of these schools without significant ties already to them.

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby chingwoo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:46 pm

nomad12 wrote:Any other thoughts?

Sorry to bump my own thread but it would help a ton to get a few opinions between these schools.

I know a lot of people will think I should just retake, but I'm pretty much decided on not going that route. I feel like WUSTL and Texas are still great options, especially with WUSTL giving me near-full-tuition scholarship. Am I wrong to think so?

(I also wouldn't really say i'm "playing with house money". I probably expressed this badly in an attempt to be vague for privacy reasons, but the primary purpose of this money being put aside is for education; I just don't want to completely ignore the financial factor here despite the fact that I will not go into debt regardless of my school choice because it is still a lot of money to spend that could hypothetically go to other things, is what I was trying to get across).


WUSTL for like 10k is a good deal. You probably aren't getting a full at any higher ranked schools with a 3.2. But maybe say Northwestern for 100k is a better deal in your situation. More opportunities in general, than going to WUSTL or Texas.

Either way I think you should sit out a year whether you decide to retake or not. Taking a year to travel the world since it sounds like you have the funds would be super interesting. You will have to probably work the rest of your twenties and thirties.

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby nomad12 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:10 pm

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Re: Texas vs WUSTL (vs Vanderbilt vs Georgetown)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:49 pm

If you can even get your LSAT up a few more points, it would be worth sitting out. With a 3.2, if you can even get up to a 170 NU would have probably a 50/50 shot of being on the table and that would be a much better outcome for you. Texas places roughly 65% of their grads who report in Texas, I just don't think UT is a great option for someone who doesn't wanna be in Texas, DC, or NYC. I think you will have a much harder time explaining ties than you think as well with firms. I haven't personally talked to Chicago firms but the city as a whole is extremely insular. And I'm in Boston currently and firms here seem to pluck from t14 and from local schools that the firms are dedicated to. I'd say sit out a year, get work experience, get up a little bit on the LSAT and reapply to some more market targeted schools. That said, I do think WUSTL is a good option if you go this year. There is transfer potential to schools if you can perform and it is at least in the midwest to show your dedication to the region and may help with Chicago that way.



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