would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

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would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby optimism2012 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:33 pm

this is my only admit so far

rejected from American, Washington and Lee and U Illinois

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:35 pm

No.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby TheFactor » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:35 pm

absolutely not

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:40 pm

no

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby hokie » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:40 pm

oh helllllzzzzzzzz no

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby HowdyYall » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:45 pm

no, but if you are strongly considering it, please visit during the winter. I love the cold, but upstate new york is absolutely miserable during winter.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:59 pm

They have hot undergrads. But still no.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby mrtoren » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:09 pm

Well, they recently broke into the top 100 and, by all accounts, are focusing on climbing even higher. Are they a good choice for the New York market? No. New York is full of top name law schools and they draw in some of the best lawyers from around the country. That being said, the current Vice President of the United States is an alumni of Syracuse Law as well as his Delaware A.G. son, Beau. So if you plan to take your Syracuse law degree outside of the state, then I think its a pretty good deal. In three years, the school will probably be nearing the top 50 and the prominent name that Syracuse carries in general will benefit you. If you can get into another higher ranked school do it, but Syracuse is a decent choice for free. Your competence after law school will be the deciding factor in finding a job.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Grizz » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 pm

mrtoren wrote:Well, they recently broke into the top 100 and, by all accounts, are focusing on climbing even higher. Are they a good choice for the New York market? No. New York is full of top name law schools and they draw in some of the best lawyers from around the country. That being said, the current Vice President of the United States is an alumni of Syracuse Law as well as his Delaware A.G. son, Beau. So if you plan to take your Syracuse law degree outside of the state, then I think its a pretty good deal. In three years, the school will probably be nearing the top 50 and the prominent name that Syracuse carries in general will benefit you. If you can get into another higher ranked school do it, but Syracuse is a decent choice for free. Your competence after law school will be the deciding factor in finding a job.


lololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

And OP, NO.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Stonewall » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 pm

mrtoren wrote:Well, they recently broke into the top 100 and, by all accounts, are focusing on climbing even higher. Are they a good choice for the New York market? No. New York is full of top name law schools and they draw in some of the best lawyers from around the country. That being said, the current Vice President of the United States is an alumni of Syracuse Law as well as his Delaware A.G. son, Beau. So if you plan to take your Syracuse law degree outside of the state, then I think its a pretty good deal. In three years, the school will probably be nearing the top 50 and the prominent name that Syracuse carries in general will benefit you. If you can get into another higher ranked school do it, but Syracuse is a decent choice for free. Your competence after law school will be the deciding factor in finding a job.


This = really bad advice

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:20 pm

Please, please don't.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby rman1201 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:22 pm

No.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:23 pm

ZOMG I didn't realize how ridiculous their tuition is until just now... 43k tuition + 20k for COL = 63k per year... Hell no.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Fred_McGriff » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:13 pm

Paying 63k a year before interest to live in hell on earth with poor job prospects might not be the best idea, but it's probably not as bad an idea as sharing needles or moving to the Congo. If your alternatives are either of those, I'd probably take Syracuse Law.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby buckilaw » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:16 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:Paying 63k a year before interest to live in hell on earth with poor job prospects might not be the best idea, but it's probably not as bad an idea as sharing needles or moving to the Congo. If your alternatives are either of those, I'd probably take Syracuse Law.


I'd move to the Congo over Syracuse.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:51 pm

mrtoren's advice above is based on the misunderstanding that OP has received a full tuition & fees scholarship to Syracuse (probably based on the unclear thread title).

Do not pay full tuition to attend Syracuse Law School.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby FAR262 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:41 pm

No way.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Hank Chill » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:43 pm

Hell no, yo.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby dakatz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:43 pm

Aw hell naw

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby nshapkar » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:52 pm

It is my only admit so far, and I would agree with 17/18 posts, no....fuck no.

I'm taking the year off to improve on my LSAT and raise my GPA through four easy 4-credit spanish classes.

They didn't offer me any money and it was pretty easy concluding that it would not be in my best interest.

I wish mr.____ advice had some accuracy, but no....I do not see them climbing into T1 territory in three years, unless a new law building automatically pushes you up 37 spots.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Crazy4lawzzz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:54 pm

I would. I think it's worth it to have access to the NYC market.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby dakatz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:55 pm

mrtoren wrote:Well, they recently broke into the top 100 and, by all accounts, are focusing on climbing even higher. Are they a good choice for the New York market? No. New York is full of top name law schools and they draw in some of the best lawyers from around the country. That being said, the current Vice President of the United States is an alumni of Syracuse Law as well as his Delaware A.G. son, Beau. So if you plan to take your Syracuse law degree outside of the state, then I think its a pretty good deal. In three years, the school will probably be nearing the top 50 and the prominent name that Syracuse carries in general will benefit you. If you can get into another higher ranked school do it, but Syracuse is a decent choice for free. Your competence after law school will be the deciding factor in finding a job.


Lol, and the only positive comment about OP's option was under the misconception that OP had a full scholarship. So make that 18/18 no's

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Moxie » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:10 pm

Absolutely not.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby Crazy4lawzzz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:16 pm

I mean if you want to be a lawyer and this is the best school you got into...why shouldn't he/she go? I think YES you will suffer for years to come after law school if you are not at the very top of your class and will be bringing in a starting salary of 40k if you're lucky. But if you really want to do it...it's not like you're going to be homeless...you're just going to have to maybe bartend or live at home until you can find a real legal job...it will eventually happen. So yes, it is burdensome and definitely not a wise financial decision, but at the same time, if you want to be a lawyer...that's what it takes. Really have to look at what your goals are and why you want to go to law school.

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Re: would you go to Syracuse law paying full tuition?

Postby dakatz » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:18 pm

Crazy4lawzzz wrote:I mean if you want to be a lawyer and this is the best school you got into...why shouldn't he/she go? I think YES you will suffer for years to come after law school if you are not at the very top of your class and will be bringing in a starting salary of 40k if you're lucky. But if you really want to do it...it's not like you're going to be homeless...you're just going to have to maybe bartend or live at home until you can find a real legal job...it will eventually happen. So yes, it is burdensome and definitely not a wise financial decision, but at the same time, if you want to be a lawyer...that's what it takes. Really have to look at what your goals are and why you want to go to law school.


And how exactly is said student supposed to pay back his loans while bartending and living at home while looking for a real job? And how is said student supposed to pay back 200K of loans + interest once he actually does get a legal job that pays 40K a year?




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