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Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby MooseMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:05 pm

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby katthegreat11 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:16 pm

Did you apply to any T14s? I would think you could get similar money from lower T14s with those stats...

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby floatie » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:23 pm

From the Vandy thread, it doesn't look like they're negotiating this year :( but I think its the most portable degree of the 3 you listed. BU will work in the east coast and WUSTL in the Midwest (and maybe a little on the east coast). It also doesn't sound like you liked WUSTL very much, despite their offer, so if you really feel like its a bad fit then don't go. 3 year is a long time to be miserable

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby MooseMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:48 pm

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby katthegreat11 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:58 pm

MooseMan wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Did you apply to any T14s? I would think you could get similar money from lower T14s with those stats...


I applied to NYU and Berkeley. Haven't heard back from either. I didn't apply to any of the lower T14s. I probably should have in hindsight, but I wanted to apply either to schools/cities I really enjoyed, or where I thought I could get big $$. I appled to UCLA, USC, BU, BC, Fordham, Vandy, WUSTL, UW, NYU, Berkeley. I'm still kind of considering USC and UCLA, but I was disappointed by my scholarship offers.


I think you undervalued yourself tbh, I think you could have gotten in and potentially gotten decent money there.

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby Fiddlesticks » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:01 pm

This is unfortunate. You would have likely gotten some sort of scholarship from a few of -- UVA, Mich, Duke, NW, Cornell, GULC. Then could have used those to negotiate better deals from lower schools if the debt load would have been too high.

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:59 pm

Have you tried negotiating with BU based on WUSTL's offer? I feel like that would be a realistic option to get you a little more comfortable with your debt.

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby MooseMan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:47 pm

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Re: Vandy vs. BU vs. WUSTL

Postby existentialcrisis » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:15 pm

MooseMan wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Did you apply to any T14s? I would think you could get similar money from lower T14s with those stats...


I applied to NYU and Berkeley. Haven't heard back from either. I didn't apply to any of the lower T14s. I probably should have in hindsight, but I wanted to apply either to schools/cities I really enjoyed, or where I thought I could get big $$. I appled to UCLA, USC, BU, BC, Fordham, Vandy, WUSTL, UW, NYU, Berkeley. I'm still kind of considering USC and UCLA, but I was disappointed by my scholarship offers.


If your goals are biglaw --> in house, then you really should sit out the cycle and apply earlier to the lower T14. I just don't think a city you think you would enjoy for 3 years should really be a relevant consideration when your career is at stake. You are at Cornell's 75th LSAT and median GPA, at Cornell, NU, etc. would give you a much better chance at achieving your goals. Obviously if you sit out then you should schedule a retake as well, as it could only help you get more money.

If you're not going to reapply, then I think Vanderbilt is probably the right choice.



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