Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

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Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

0-9k
3
4%
10-19k
0
No votes
20-39k
1
1%
40-69k
12
16%
70-99k
7
10%
100-129k
13
18%
130-149k
8
11%
150-179k
12
16%
180-199k
7
10%
200k+
10
14%
 
Total votes: 73

Bill James
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Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Bill James » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:22 pm

Also, please post what your undergrad debt alone will be and what your law school debt alone will be.

Undergrad - 20k
Law school - 35k

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chicoalto0649
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:32 pm

0 before.

0 after.

I am truly blessed.

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Dignan
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Dignan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:32 pm

Bill James wrote:Also, please post what your undergrad debt alone will be and what your law school debt alone will be.

Undergrad - 20k
Law school - 35k

I think it's a little early in the cycle to be asking this. Most of us don't know yet where we're going to law school and, relatedly, whether we'll have any scholarship money. If you ask in April, though, I'm sure you'll get a lot of responses.

avacado111
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby avacado111 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:33 pm

about 180-200k total.

Bill James
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Bill James » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:33 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:0 before.

0 after.

I am truly blessed.


Parents? Scholarship? Combination?

Bill James
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Bill James » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:37 pm

Dignan wrote:
Bill James wrote:Also, please post what your undergrad debt alone will be and what your law school debt alone will be.

Undergrad - 20k
Law school - 35k

I think it's a little early in the cycle to be asking this. Most of us don't know yet where we're going to law school and, relatedly, whether we'll have any scholarship money. If you ask in April, though, I'm sure you'll get a lot of responses.


I'm just looking for an approximate figure. I haven't even been accepted anywhere yet, but I still have an idea.

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Rand M.
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Rand M. » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:38 pm

Dignan wrote:
Bill James wrote:Also, please post what your undergrad debt alone will be and what your law school debt alone will be.

Undergrad - 20k
Law school - 35k

I think it's a little early in the cycle to be asking this. Most of us don't know yet where we're going to law school and, relatedly, whether we'll have any scholarship money. If you ask in April, though, I'm sure you'll get a lot of responses.


+1

Leeroy Jenkins
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:42 pm

UG -- 10k
LS -- 40k

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BasketCaseBrief
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby BasketCaseBrief » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:54 pm

Undergrad: 50k
Estimated debt after LS: 110-130k

Total est.: anywhere between 160k and 180k

I've already accepted that I likely won't receive any decent amount of finaid from schools I'll actually want to attend.

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84Sunbird2000
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:58 pm

UG: 11k

Law School - 30k - 170k. The former number is a full ride somewhere in the T2 or lower T1. The latter if I get into Cornell or maybe another T20 that really sweeps me off my feet.

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chicoalto0649
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:57 pm

Bill James wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:0 before.

0 after.

I am truly blessed.


Parents? Scholarship? Combination?



parents...

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MC Southstar
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:58 pm

All of it.

BenJ
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:02 am

Nothing after UG. Hopefully only a little after law school, but I'm not kidding myself.

Oban
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Oban » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:48 am

UG: 0 (Full Tution + Stipend)
LS: most likely 65k for living expenses if i opt for the full tuition scholly i got so far.

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JCougar
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby JCougar » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:47 am

$0K from undergrad
$55K from grad school
~$80K from law school if I get in where I want to (in-state).

$135K total. Ugh. Hopefully my Master's degree helps me get a better job out of law school to at least partially justify the cost. :?

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Aeroplane
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Aeroplane » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:59 am

UG: $10K
Grad school: $0K
Law School: $100-$130K, depending on how 1L & 2L summers work out.

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Vincent Vega
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:01 pm

Assuming I take my full scholly at Indiana, I will probably be borrowing about $30K for expenses while in LS. Combined with my $25K from UG, that equals about $55K.

mhernton
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby mhernton » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:27 pm

undergrad = 5 years of my life, 0 dollars

MBA = 60K =

Law Degree = 10K plus Law Degree priceless??


undergrad = service academy graduate, thanx all you taxpayers out there

MBA = living expenses covered by GI Bill tuition on Federal Loans

Law School = Covered by new GI Bill + Scholarship (already admitted) figure 10K in private loans for expenses

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CE2JD
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Re: Debt you will incur after law school (including undergrad)?

Postby CE2JD » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:19 pm

Hopefully I'll only be about 60k in debt after law school (assuming I get a 2L summer biglaw job).

0k from undergrad.




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