What Would You Do?

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lovethelaw88
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What Would You Do?

Postby lovethelaw88 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:08 pm

So far, here's where I stand: WL at BC & Wake Forest. MIA from Suffolk, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, BU.

IN at:

Georgia State (Out of State with no scholly)
UMiami (no scholly)
New England School of Law $90k scholly
Northeastern $25.5k scholly
Quinnipiac $60k scholly
Roger Williams- FULL scholly
University of South Carolina- Pending scholly
Temple $36K scholly
Western New England $90k scholly.

Assuming I don't get in anywhere else (which I probably won't except for Suffolk), where would you go and why?

Edit: My permanent residence is in NY, but I go to school in Boston. Also, I want to practice family law (if that helps).
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Perjury
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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby Perjury » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:11 pm

miami

shawty18ga
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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby shawty18ga » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:12 pm

Where do you live? Temple looks pretty good, especially if you're in state already. I don't think Georgia State is worth it out of state.

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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby shawty18ga » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:12 pm

Perjury wrote:miami


Miami at sticker? Really?

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NayBoer
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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby NayBoer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:37 pm

Depends on the requirements to keep each scholarship.

My understanding is that family law does not stress name brand degree that much, so I would stay close to my desired market and pick the cheapest possible tuition as long as it's easy to keep.

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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby forumnewb » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:41 pm

NayBoer wrote:Depends on the requirements to keep each scholarship.

My understanding is that family law does not stress name brand degree that much, so I would stay close to my desired market and pick the cheapest possible tuition as long as it's easy to keep.


I agree, Northeastern or Temple seem like your best options. They're both ranked and will give you good options in the northeast, plus they both offered you money.

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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby traehekat » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:01 pm

Temple, but maybe try to negotiate some money with Miami.

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CoaltoNewCastle
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Re: What Would You Do?

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:18 am

Don't go to any of these law schools if you don't get into the T20. Even in family law there are very few jobs. There are plenty of jobless people coming from T1 schools, and it's not because they refuse to settle for jobs in fields like family law. The only non-T20 on there that might work is Georgia State, but if you can't get them to give you a scholarship that's still too much in loans to go to a T2, and you would feel lame going to school with all these people paying 20,000 less than you per year. You would also have to stay in the Georgia area. Miami is probably around as good a choice as Georgia State actually, as long as you stay in Florida.

Edit: Looking at the list again, same thing goes for South Carolina.




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