How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

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How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:52 pm

I had always heard that Yale's blows everyone elses away, but was looking at the research on TLS just now and it appeared that H and S might actually have a better plan.

Just curious what other people on here thought.

Also curious if any other LRAP in the T14 is even comparable to HYS...

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby jtemp320 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:54 pm

I dont know the answer but I'd love to see a ranking of the other LRAPs in the T14 as well...

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby TheFactor » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:11 pm

jtemp320 wrote:I dont know the answer but I'd love to see a ranking of the other LRAPs in the T14 as well...

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby TheFactor » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:13 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/tls-guide-to-lrap.html

This doesn't rank the LRAPs per se, but provides a good description of each program.

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:26 pm

Ll that's what I had been looking at. I guess I also wanted a taste of that classic TLS "extremely opinionated for opinionated's sake" flavor to my researc

you know, the type that would have someone come in the topic and say something like "If I couldn't get Yales LRAP I would take a Michigan full ride over either H or S's LRAPs"

or something

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:22 am

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby Kretzy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:43 am

If you are at all considering non-legal work, Yale's LRAP is safer (since under 60K in any career field is covered). Hell, I know a State Senator in Colorado who was on Yale's LRAP during his first term in the legislature.

Harvard's covers legal non-PI work, which is a nice cushion (though I doubt anyone, even at the very bottom of the class, needs it).

Stanford's has a high income threshold (almost 100K) where you are still getting decent benefits. It also seems like they have a very generous repayment for folks making 75-90K, but I haven't compared them, since there wasn't much reason to.

All that being said, the three are very, very similar. I'd say Y>S>H, but the gaps aren't wide, unless you are planning on taking low-paying non-law work post-grad. In which case, don't go to law school.

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

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

Good, Great, and SUPER!

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby xcountryjunkie » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:17 pm

Don't know much about HYS's LRAPs, but Chicago just announced some improvements in theirs that make it sounds amazing.

Main points: 1. Ten years in PI = law school is free, 2. Clerkships are covered, 3. 80K limit.

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/03/the-univ ... gram-lrap/

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Re: How would you personally rank the LRAPs of HYS?

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Kretzy wrote:If you are at all considering non-legal work, Yale's LRAP is safer (since under 60K in any career field is covered). Hell, I know a State Senator in Colorado who was on Yale's LRAP during his first term in the legislature.

Harvard's covers legal non-PI work, which is a nice cushion (though I doubt anyone, even at the very bottom of the class, needs it).

Stanford's has a high income threshold (almost 100K) where you are still getting decent benefits. It also seems like they have a very generous repayment for folks making 75-90K, but I haven't compared them, since there wasn't much reason to.

All that being said, the three are very, very similar. I'd say Y>S>H, but the gaps aren't wide, unless you are planning on taking low-paying non-law work post-grad. In which case, don't go to law school.



Thanks for this, a nice humanized take on it.
Seems as though Stanford's has the most constricted amount of fields in which you can enter...which I suppose explains its higher income threshhold.
Yale is the most open field-wise but it seems as though it may have a lower threshold? Not sure. From looking at comparisions it seemed that Harvard had it beat in terms of expected contributions




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