Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

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mliz578
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Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby mliz578 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40 pm

Hi all! Would love some insight into the decision I'm making.
I've been offered 27k/year at Vandy, 25k/year at Georgetown, and 34.5k/year at Emory. Factoring in a bit of help from family and my own savings, I'm looking at taking on around the following amount of debt at each school:
Vandy: 107k
Emory: 75-80k
Georgetown: 150k

I'm trying to negotiate Georgetown down a bit, but I'm doubtful that it will ultimately lower COA below that of Vanderbilt. I have some ties to the Atlanta legal market, but no strong preferences about which city I'd like to end up in. Not interested in PI work, but am shooting for a clerkship/mid or biglaw. I'm currently leaning towards Vanderbilt, but I'm not sure that its worth the 30k extra, bearing in mind that I made pretty liberal estimates about COA.

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby RParadela » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:42 pm

Of those three, Vandy is the clear option here, unless retaking is an option

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby poptart123 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:47 pm

vandy

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:18 pm

Career goals?

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby favabeansoup » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:31 pm

Vandy

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby Pure Applesauce » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:19 pm

Vandy at that price is defensible and what I would take. But what are your stats / how many times have you taken the lsat

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Re: Vandy ($) v. GULC ($) v. Emory ($$)

Postby mliz578 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:51 pm

Pure Applesauce wrote:Vandy at that price is defensible and what I would take. But what are your stats / how many times have you taken the lsat

167/superior (International UG)
I took the LSAT twice, but I think I hit my ceiling score-wise as I didn't improve very much. I'm also not really in a position to retake.

I feel like Vandy is the unanimous TLS call, which confirms how I was already leaning :)




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