URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Moxie » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:06 pm

jd20132013 wrote:
chrissyc wrote:All things being equal how do I choose between harvard and yale??

I'm interviewing for anbryce on the 1st I believe. If I get it I'm going but I have to have a what-if I don't get it plan.



go to the asw's, see which strikes your fancy more

if neither, flip a coin .... haha

as far as I can tell the differences really aren't meaningful


Definitely get a feel for each school,

As someone at HLS who desperately wishes he could've gotten into Yale, I generally believe that Yale provides better options (due to small class size, etc.). But if you find you don't like the environment there as much as Harvard, HLS is not a bad alternative.

All else being equal though, I'd have to vote Yale.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby chrissyc » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:06 pm

Moxie wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:
chrissyc wrote:All things being equal how do I choose between harvard and yale??

I'm interviewing for anbryce on the 1st I believe. If I get it I'm going but I have to have a what-if I don't get it plan.



go to the asw's, see which strikes your fancy more

if neither, flip a coin .... haha

as far as I can tell the differences really aren't meaningful


Definitely get a feel for each school,

As someone at HLS who desperately wishes he could've gotten into Yale, I generally believe that Yale provides better options (due to small class size, etc.). But if you find you don't like the environment there as much as Harvard, HLS is not a bad alternative.

All else being equal though, I'd have to vote Yale.



even considering the loan repayment? it's a tough decision and you have insight that others don't so what exactly do you think you're missing out on?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Moxie wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:
chrissyc wrote:All things being equal how do I choose between harvard and yale??

I'm interviewing for anbryce on the 1st I believe. If I get it I'm going but I have to have a what-if I don't get it plan.



go to the asw's, see which strikes your fancy more

if neither, flip a coin .... haha

as far as I can tell the differences really aren't meaningful


Definitely get a feel for each school,

As someone at HLS who desperately wishes he could've gotten into Yale, I generally believe that Yale provides better options (due to small class size, etc.). But if you find you don't like the environment there as much as Harvard, HLS is not a bad alternative.

All else being equal though, I'd have to vote Yale.


ya think?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Moxie » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
Moxie wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:
chrissyc wrote:All things being equal how do I choose between harvard and yale??

I'm interviewing for anbryce on the 1st I believe. If I get it I'm going but I have to have a what-if I don't get it plan.



go to the asw's, see which strikes your fancy more

if neither, flip a coin .... haha

as far as I can tell the differences really aren't meaningful


Definitely get a feel for each school,

As someone at HLS who desperately wishes he could've gotten into Yale, I generally believe that Yale provides better options (due to small class size, etc.). But if you find you don't like the environment there as much as Harvard, HLS is not a bad alternative.

All else being equal though, I'd have to vote Yale.


ya think?


I don't think, I know :D

To the HLS v. YLS question - you're going to have loans no matter which of those two you choose. The odds are heavily in your favor that you'll get a six figure paying biglaw firm job if you go to Yale, or you'll work public interest and IBR will keep your loans manageable.

You WILL be able to pay off Yale, if you go there. DO IT.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:02 am

Ok the end of my cycle is near and the choice might be made for me, but I will ask for help in this decision,.... I am in at Cardozo with significant $ and it could and should increase. I am waiting to hear from Fordham about the pt eve program. If I go to cardozo will need to take COL out, and If I go to Fordham I expect to pay sticker. So my decision is choose Cardozo and 3 year finish, or go to Fordham pay sticker but keep day job and make good money, but less study time? I plan on staying in NY and have pretty strong connects but greater savy so I will use my resources after law school to assist with job search. Any suggestions? :?:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby serdog » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:58 am

Is it a evil move to pay a seat deposit at a School you may not attend because its your 2nd choice and the deadline will pass before your hear from your first choice?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby TheTopBloke » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:14 am

serdog wrote:Is it a evil move to pay a seat deposit at a School you may not attend because its your 2nd choice and the deadline will pass before your hear from your first choice?


No, it's a business decision.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlaqBella » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:15 am

blacklawboss wrote:Ok the end of my cycle is near and the choice might be made for me, but I will ask for help in this decision,.... I am in at Cardozo with significant $ and it could and should increase. I am waiting to hear from Fordham about the pt eve program. If I go to cardozo will need to take COL out, and If I go to Fordham I expect to pay sticker. So my decision is choose Cardozo and 3 year finish, or go to Fordham pay sticker but keep day job and make good money, but less study time? I plan on staying in NY and have pretty strong connects but greater savy so I will use my resources after law school to assist with job search. Any suggestions? :?:


That depends on what you plan on doing after law school. If BIGLAW I would go with Fordham, even at sticker. Its third best in law firm placements after Columbia and NYU amongst NYC schools. To your advantage you will be working during your years of study to offset some of what you will owe upon completion your degree. Also noteworthy is the fact that you'll still be active in the workforce and build on your resume. Not bad at all, especially when it comes to OCI (on campus interviews) your 2L. Whether or not BIGLAW is your end-goal, Fordham is your best bet.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:33 am

BlaqBella wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Ok the end of my cycle is near and the choice might be made for me, but I will ask for help in this decision,.... I am in at Cardozo with significant $ and it could and should increase. I am waiting to hear from Fordham about the pt eve program. If I go to cardozo will need to take COL out, and If I go to Fordham I expect to pay sticker. So my decision is choose Cardozo and 3 year finish, or go to Fordham pay sticker but keep day job and make good money, but less study time? I plan on staying in NY and have pretty strong connects but greater savy so I will use my resources after law school to assist with job search. Any suggestions? :?:


That depends on what you plan on doing after law school. If BIGLAW I would go with Fordham, even at sticker. Its third best in law firm placements after Columbia and NYU amongst NYC schools. To your advantage you will be working during your years of study to offset some of what you will owe upon completion your degree. Also noteworthy is the fact that you'll still be active in the workforce and build on your resume. Not bad at all, especially when it comes to OCI (on campus interviews) your 2L. Whether or not BIGLAW is your end-goal, Fordham is your best bet.



+1 my thoughts exactly

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 am

IN AT YALE!!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:59 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



HUGE CONGRATS!!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:06 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



HUGE CONGRATS!!!!


Thanks man :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:07 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



HUGE CONGRATS!!!!


Thanks man :)


woman, but its all good ;)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:08 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



HUGE CONGRATS!!!!


Thanks man :)


woman, but its all good ;)


My bad sorry :oops:

edit: remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ksimon2007 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!


Congratulations!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:29 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
My bad sorry :oops:

edit: remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.


Lmao... yes I do. And then later, I was so excited for my first T14 option I almost passed out. Amazing opportunities ahead of us.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:39 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



CONGRATS!!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:43 am


Thanks man :)

woman, but its all good ;)

My bad sorry :oops:

edit: [b]remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.


This would be the most awkward way to propose to someone. lol

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:44 am

yngblkgifted wrote:

Thanks man :)

woman, but its all good ;)

My bad sorry :oops:

edit: [b]remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.


This would be the most awkward way to propose to someone. lol


lmfao... and not because Im delirious at 2am

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:49 am

yngblkgifted wrote:

Thanks man :)

woman, but its all good ;)

My bad sorry :oops:

edit: [b]remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.


This would be the most awkward way to propose to someone. lol


well she said yes, so there!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:50 am

yngblkgifted wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



CONGRATS!!!

.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ktg808 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:17 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



Congrats!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:33 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:

Thanks man :)

woman, but its all good ;)

My bad sorry :oops:

edit: [b]remember when we were sweating out W&L? Now we have T3 options!!! I want to ask you something. I'll PM you.


This would be the most awkward way to propose to someone. lol


well she said yes, so there!


Of course she did, you're a future Yale Law alum!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:00 am

ktg808 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!



Congrats!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:39 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:IN AT YALE!!!!


Congratulations!!




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