IAFG wrote: Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
rad law wrote:I would only pay sticker for HYSCCN.
so you're saying someone who misses HYSCCN and somehow doesn't get $ at MVP/Duke/NU should just not go to LS?
I'm saying for me personally. The only reason I would consider paying sticker at T6 is because my dream is legal academia and these schools would give me the best shot (NYU at full cost would be a huge struggle for me since it probably doesn't open the door that much wider than MVPB would though. What might be the tipping point would be that they have the top philosophy dept in the nation).
And instead of not go to law school (and if UT/Vandy/UCLA with money was not an option), I would rather go to Emory, WUSTL, Illinois, BU, ND, or GW for free (or close to it) depending on where I think I would work.
I went into this cycle with the thought of I would only go to T6 at sticker, only MVPDN with close to half scholarship, or Texas. I ending up choosing Texas and the chance of very little debt afterward over one of MVP at half cost. Even if I get off a CCN WL, I would most likely stick with the idea of very little debt.
For someone who knows they want and would love biglaw, this situation could be completely different though.