Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

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Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby thinkbig » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:13 pm

I want to work in Chicago after law school. I am interested in IP but not really committed to it yet. I have been offered:
Loyola: $10,000/yr, must maintain 3.0
DePaul: $15,000/yr, must maintain 3.3
John Marshall: Full ride ($38,000/yr), must remain in top 33%

My question is, is John Marshall even worth considering in my situation? I feel silly asking and never thought I would even consider JM (I applied as a super safety), but now the idea of graduating with minimal debt is very appealing. BTW, I don't mean any offense; I know JM is a very solid school.

Also, does the extra money at DePaul make it worth picking them over Loyola? I know there is a lot of debate about whether DePaul or Loyola or Kent is the best non-T14 law school in Chicago.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby im_blue » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:00 pm

I would pick Loyola over DePaul (which used to be a T3 school a few years ago). It has the best scholarship requirements and is the best school of the 3. I wouldn't pick JM even with a guaranteed full ride.

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby PlugInBaby » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:18 pm

thinkbig wrote:I want to work in Chicago after law school. I am interested in IP but not really committed to it yet. I have been offered:
Loyola: $10,000/yr, must maintain 3.0
DePaul: $15,000/yr, must maintain 3.3
John Marshall: Full ride ($38,000/yr), must remain in top 33%

My question is, is John Marshall even worth considering in my situation? I feel silly asking and never thought I would even consider JM (I applied as a super safety), but now the idea of graduating with minimal debt is very appealing. BTW, I don't mean any offense; I know JM is a very solid school.

Also, does the extra money at DePaul make it worth picking them over Loyola? I know there is a lot of debate about whether DePaul or Loyola or Kent is the best non-T14 law school in Chicago.

Any thoughts? Thanks.


IP in Chicago? Did you apply to Kent? If not do so right away as Kent is hands down far superior to any of those three (Dear God don't go to John Marshall) in terms of IP. In fact, Kent's IP programs rivals the tier 1 and the school is higher ranked overall. Great career aspects. Might see ya there.

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby windycity » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:24 pm

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby thinkbig » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:40 pm

Hey guys, thanks for your responses. I applied to Kent almost 2 months ago and no word yet. Didn't get into UIUC (would've loved to go there since it is my undergrad alma mater). I'm keeping hope for Kent (and Northwestern if by some miracle). For IP, it sounds like Kent is the best and DePaul is good. Is Loyola's IP program anywhere on the map?

So you would definitely not go to JM, even with a full ride?

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby JustDude » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:42 pm

Think big - Vote small.


(c) Brandon Small

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby thinkbig » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:43 am

JustDude wrote:Think big - Vote small.


(c) Brandon Small


Ummm... who?

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby basicgrey7 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:48 am

thinkbig wrote:
JustDude wrote:Think big - Vote small.


(c) Brandon Small


Ummm... who?

I think he means Brandon Small creator of Metalocalypse???

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby scionb4 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:54 am

Loyola Chicago in a heartbeat. Have you been inside the DePaul law building? It's like a prison.

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby PlugInBaby » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:44 pm

scionb4 wrote:Loyola Chicago in a heartbeat. Have you been inside the DePaul law building? It's like a prison.


Ironically enough I felt that way about Loyola's law building: all the checkpoints, restrictions, and turnstiles were quite off putting to what I feel should be a more open atmosphere conducive to different people and ideas.

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Re: Depaul ($) vs. Loyola Chicago ($) vs. John Marshall ($$$$$)

Postby JustDude » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:31 pm

basicgrey7 wrote:
thinkbig wrote:
JustDude wrote:Think big - Vote small.


(c) Brandon Small


Ummm... who?

I think he means Brandon Small creator of Metalocalypse???


The very same. This was from his "Home Movies" series.




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