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what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby debbiestevens » Thu May 07, 2009 8:17 pm

t14? t20? t30?

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Cleareyes » Thu May 07, 2009 8:19 pm

Cardozo with a full ride.

Vanderbilt at full price.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby rayiner » Thu May 07, 2009 8:20 pm

Normally, GMU (#41). ITE: who knows?
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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby MrOrange » Thu May 07, 2009 8:21 pm

rayiner wrote:T6.

Sooo...GW not happening?

28, btw ;)

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu May 07, 2009 8:21 pm

Harvard


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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Sammey1253 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:22 pm

yale.....maybe harvard

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby rayiner » Thu May 07, 2009 8:22 pm

MrOrange wrote:
rayiner wrote:T6.

Sooo...GW not happening?

28, btw ;)


T20 again next year Orange ;)

But yeah I was being obnoxious.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Cleareyes » Thu May 07, 2009 8:22 pm

rayiner wrote:Normally, GMU (#41). ITE: who knows?


Don't you have to make this decision at some point, honeycakes?

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby MrOrange » Thu May 07, 2009 8:23 pm

rayiner wrote:
MrOrange wrote:
rayiner wrote:T6.

Sooo...GW not happening?

28, btw ;)


T20 again next year Orange ;)

But yeah I was being obnoxious.

F---ing ay right :D

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby General Tso » Thu May 07, 2009 8:24 pm

Pontifical Catholic School of Law

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby rayiner » Thu May 07, 2009 8:25 pm

Cleareyes wrote:
rayiner wrote:Normally, GMU (#41). ITE: who knows?


Don't you have to make this decision at some point, honeycakes?


Dude, if I was good at decisions I'd be getting my MBA, not my JD.


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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby hoffb86 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:28 pm

Well, I think originally, I would've said a top 100, now, I feel ok about the non-NYC large market 60s-ish ranked schools. Thats about my lowest....

That being said, it is all about what you want to do, and what your end-goals are... and it can vary for different people....

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby MrOrange » Thu May 07, 2009 8:28 pm


EDIT: that was, perhaps, a bit harsh...but I've given up on trying to get people to use the search function. Lazy wins every time.
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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby dresden doll » Thu May 07, 2009 8:29 pm

I wouldn't attend anything under T18 at full price. Full ride? Don't know.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby rayiner » Thu May 07, 2009 8:32 pm

hoffb86 wrote:Well, I think originally, I would've said a top 100, now, I feel ok about the non-NYC large market 60s-ish ranked schools. Thats about my lowest....

That being said, it is all about what you want to do, and what your end-goals are... and it can vary for different people....


Yeah, this poll is stupid without two bits of context:

1) Debt
2) Alternate prospects

In my case, I'd have to make $100k out of law school to break even salary-wise, factoring in loan payments. My cost/benefit analysis is going to be completely different than other people with different situations. If you're academia or bust, HYSC might be your limit. If you just want to be a PD, Tier3 in your region of choice might be OK.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby mallard » Thu May 07, 2009 8:34 pm

Man, this was awhile ago.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby dresden doll » Thu May 07, 2009 8:35 pm

mallard wrote:Man, this was awhile ago.


Just skimming through the OP, I can tell that had to have been a fun exchange.

Anecdotal evidence ftw.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby rayiner » Thu May 07, 2009 8:35 pm

mallard wrote:Man, this was awhile ago.


That was kind of before the economic meltdown. Heck, my perspectives have changed just in the last two months...

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby mallard » Thu May 07, 2009 8:40 pm

TLS is always fun; come on!

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Aeroplane » Thu May 07, 2009 8:41 pm

rayiner wrote:In my case, I'd have to make $100k out of law school to break even salary-wise, factoring in loan payments. My cost/benefit analysis is going to be completely different than other people with different situations. If you're academia or bust, HYSC might be your limit. If you just want to be a PD, Tier3 in your region of choice might be OK.


I want academia and probably wouldn't have gone below T14-18, unless I hoped to pull off some kind of transfer scheme. But I think Michigan will give me enough of a shot, even though it's not HYSC. I can deal with the odds being against me and if I fail at academia, I will fashion some kind of workable backup plan. But I wouldn't have gone to a school that sends virtually nobody to academia.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby DerrickRose » Thu May 07, 2009 8:48 pm

Berkeley at full price
Santa Clara full ride

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby de5igual » Thu May 07, 2009 8:51 pm

I'd go to Emory if a substantial (>$100K) scholarship were offered

for full price, prob UT/Vandy

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Helmholtz » Thu May 07, 2009 9:03 pm

Full ticket = State school ($24k/yr tuition, ranked in the 30's)
Full ride = Any one of a few T4 schools.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby hi_im_josh » Thu May 07, 2009 11:44 pm

t50 is where I draw the line.

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