Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

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Evan24
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Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby Evan24 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:28 pm

LSAT: 156
GPA: 3.2
Accepted at UM.
Waiting for response from FIU.

After doing a lot of reading, I realize the general consensus regarding UM is only attend with a lot of $$$, or don't attend at all.

However, I have a job lined up after law school. (Brother owns a firm)

If it comes down to attending UM at sticker, or attending FIU, what would you recommend? I live in Miami, so I do not need to rent an apartment. My brothers firm is also located in Miami, very close to UM.

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blackmamba8
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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby blackmamba8 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:07 pm

If your job is 100% guaranteed no matter what then go to whichever one is cheapest.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:55 pm

I get that you already have a job (and lucky you, you already know that this is the area of law you want to practice in advance!), but what is that job going to pay? Unless your brother is offering to pay off your debt as a signing bonus, cost still matters.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby Evan24 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:05 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:I get that you already have a job (and lucky you, you already know that this is the area of law you want to practice in advance!), but what is that job going to pay? Unless your brother is offering to pay off your debt as a signing bonus, cost still matters.


We haven't necessarily talked much about pay, but he did say that he would like for me to take over the firm eventually. And after working at the firm for some months, I know it has a solid client base and brings in a substantial amount of revenue. But the thought of racking up 6 figures in debt still freaks me out.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:07 pm

Evan24 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:I get that you already have a job (and lucky you, you already know that this is the area of law you want to practice in advance!), but what is that job going to pay? Unless your brother is offering to pay off your debt as a signing bonus, cost still matters.


We haven't necessarily talked much about pay, but he did say that he would like for me to take over the firm eventually. And after working at the firm for some months, I know it has a solid client base and brings in a substantial revenue. But the thought of racking up 6 figures in debt still freaks me out.


It should. What does he generally pay a new associate? And what does "eventually" mean? Unless your brother is substantially older than you are, it seems strange that he would be giving up his stake in this highly profitable firm early.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby barkschool » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:17 pm

Retake and go to one of those schools for free

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby runinthefront » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:26 pm

Retake and go to either of those schools at a substantial scholarship. Even if your brother was going to make you an associate attorney with a starting salary of $100k (and if we're both being truthful, this is probably an unrealistic starting salary in the saturated Miami market), and even if you wouldn't have to pay for an apartment in Miami while in school, paying back all that loan money will be a total bitch. Not worth it when you can literally delay school by a year, retake, and go to one of these places for free or at least at a substantial discount.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby lavarman84 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:18 pm

If it's both at sticker, go to FIU. It's significantly cheaper.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:48 pm

lavarman84 wrote:If it's both at sticker, go to FIU. It's significantly cheaper.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby Mentor123 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:53 am

Mod edit: deleted because poster posted same wall o' text elsewhere on the site and once is enough.

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby mrcfa1995 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:54 am

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Re: Guaranteed job - Attend UM or FIU

Postby Johann » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:00 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
lavarman84 wrote:If it's both at sticker, go to FIU. It's significantly cheaper.




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