Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

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Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Take full ride at U of South Carolina?
6
46%
Wait out the BC WL?
7
54%
 
Total votes: 13

lfgsuperman
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Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Tell me what to do. Is BC worth the sticker?

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Any reason why I shouldn't take prestige (BC) over money (SC) or vice-versa?

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby shawshank » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)

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Ty Webb
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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:43 pm

Do you want to work in South Carolina? You'll be stuck in either Columbia or Greenville (if you're LUCKY) for the next ten years. The legal market in South Carolina is horrific, and I don't think I could take living in one of the rural portions of the state for 10 more minutes, let alone years.

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:43 pm

shawshank wrote:Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)


Neither of these are realistic "plans" out of the University of South Carolina.

Edit: In Charlotte, you'll be competing with the few Duke grads who self-select there, pretty much all of UNC's graduating class, Wake Forest's class, and even kids from Elon/Campbell (which enjoy a surprisingly decent reputation in-state). It's not a stretch to say that some UVA kids will fill Charlotte slots, as well as W&L and W&M students.

That's not a very big legal market and a ton of competition for those slots. As a USC student, you won't have the time to network with those in Charlotte who can give you non-biglaw jobs.

If you are going to USC, you better plan on living/practicing in South Carolina. I guess there are worse things in the world.
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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:46 pm

shawshank wrote:Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)


lol I did a double-take on your avatar. Vandy transfer is a must so I can have the opportunity to throw things at our former MT coach in class.

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:51 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
shawshank wrote:Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)


Neither of these are realistic "plans" out of the University of South Carolina.


Where are you getting your info from? 70-80% of USC's graduates take the NC Bar and the same percentage seek and often find, employment in NC (primarily Charlotte).

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:55 pm

lfgsuperman wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
shawshank wrote:Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)


Neither of these are realistic "plans" out of the University of South Carolina.


Where are you getting your info from? 70-80% of USC's graduates take the NC Bar and the same percentage seek and often find, employment in NC (primarily Charlotte).


You have been lied to.

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:56 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
lfgsuperman wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
shawshank wrote:Go to USC and shoot for a great job in Charlotte. You could also look at transferring to Vandy after 1 year :)


Neither of these are realistic "plans" out of the University of South Carolina.


Where are you getting your info from? 70-80% of USC's graduates take the NC Bar and the same percentage seek and often find, employment in NC (primarily Charlotte).


You have been lied to.


Are you from Charlotte or NC?

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby yinz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:56 pm

lfgsuperman wrote:Where are you getting your info from? 70-80% of USC's graduates take the NC Bar and the same percentage seek and often find, employment in NC (primarily Charlotte).


Not ITE and especially not ITE in Charlotte.

A transfer is possible if you are top 3%, so not likely.

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:59 pm

lfgsuperman wrote:
Are you from Charlotte or NC?


I'm from South Carolina. I have a sister and brother-in-law who work in Charlotte (one as an attorney).

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby lfgsuperman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:11 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
lfgsuperman wrote:
Are you from Charlotte or NC?


I'm from South Carolina. I have a sister and brother-in-law who work in Charlotte (one as an attorney).
vs. my 4 relatives who are attorneys in Charlotte + 2 family friends who are alumni of USC Law and who practice at “Big Law" in Charlotte + 1 family friend who is a judge in Charlotte (also an alumni of USC Law) + the fact that they all have been practicing in Charlotte for an average of 14(+) years + the fact that they tell me other wise + my own contacts for future jobs = a grand total of you loose I win.

The numbers above are not fudged in any way 8)

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:19 pm

I "loose", huh?

I don't think BigLaw is going to be one of your options regardless of school choice, TBQH.

But I can't iterate enough how wrong you are in thinking that 80% of USC students seek and find employment in NC. This just patently untrue. More like 8%.

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Re: Wait out BC WL vs. Take full ride at U of South Carolina?

Postby tram988 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:24 pm

BC all the way. Send your deposit to USC but ride that WL out.




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