When does law school become worth it?

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When is it worth it?

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16
8%
T6 with a scholarship.
9
4%
T6 without a scholarship.
16
8%
Upper/Mid T14 with a scholarship.
13
6%
Upper/Mid T14 without a scholarship.
13
6%
Lower T14 with a scholarship.
28
14%
Lower T14 without a scholarship.
35
17%
Tier 1 with a scholarship.
56
27%
Tier 1 without a scholarship.
21
10%
 
Total votes: 207

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When does law school become worth it?

Postby sach1282 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:27 pm

I know a lot of times the bad economy moodiness combines with the TLS elitism and has people say things like "unless you go to HLS on a full scholarship, it's a horrible idea!" But realistically, where is the cutoff for you?

I know this has been discussed a lot, but I just like the idea of putting it in a poll.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby 071816 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:29 pm

It depends.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby sach1282 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:32 pm

I know it depends on a lot of different factors, that's why I have the poll up. I want to get an answer from each person in their particular circumstance.
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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:49 pm

sach1282 wrote:I have the poll up


sach1282 wrote:I want to get an answer from each person in their particular circumstance.


Huh?

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:50 pm

Also:

THIS IS A NEW AND INTERESTING TOPIC THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:52 pm

It's not really a line, its more of a situational thing. I think it is worth it for:

1) Sticker at the T6ish or so, maybe T14 if you have really good pre-law school WE (like investment banking or something that employers will dig at OCI)
2) At least half tuition at the T17
3) Huge scholarship at the T30ish or so
4) Free at your local TTT if it isn't a totally oversaturated market dominated by better schools

Also depends on what a person wants to do, any work experience they may have, etc. Such a hard questions. But I think it is "worth it" (whatever that means) if any of the above 4 are met.
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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby top30man » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:53 pm

bk1 wrote:Also:

THIS IS A NEW AND INTERESTING TOPIC THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE.

Literally the first time!

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby john1990 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:13 am

I think that this poll could be better.
You split T14 into 3 groups and then lump #15 to #50 together...

George Washington U might be worth it, American U not as much.

I guess ill go with T1 with scholarship, although some T1 are worth it without scholarship $$

George Mason is only $20k for instate for example

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:17 am

I'd take out full loans for any T1.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby law4vus » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:18 am

john1990 wrote:George Washington U might be worth it,


It's not, I promise. lol

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 am

Grizz wrote:I'd take out full loans for any T1.

So sticker to Emory or Wake Forest? Am I understanding this correctly?

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:55 am

romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:I'd take out full loans for any T1.

So sticker to Emory or Wake Forest? Am I understanding this correctly?

Yeah. Both schools' employment stats seem to be pretty good. I think it would be worth it.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby 071816 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:42 am

Grizz wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:I'd take out full loans for any T1.

So sticker to Emory or Wake Forest? Am I understanding this correctly?

Yeah. Both schools' employment stats seem to be pretty good. I think it would be worth it.


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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby glitter178 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:46 am

Lol

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:47 am

Grizz wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:I'd take out full loans for any T1.

So sticker to Emory or Wake Forest? Am I understanding this correctly?

Yeah. Both schools' employment stats seem to be pretty good. I think it would be worth it.

You been hittin that peyote pipe a little too hard lately?

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:13 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Grizz wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Grizz wrote:I'd take out full loans for any T1.

So sticker to Emory or Wake Forest? Am I understanding this correctly?

Yeah. Both schools' employment stats seem to be pretty good. I think it would be worth it.

You been hittin that peyote pipe a little too hard lately?

Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby bk1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:22 am

Grizz wrote:Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

Emory is definitely worth it considering the speed with which ATL is rebounding. Wake Forest I'd have to say is much more of a risk since everyone thought Charlotte BIGLAW was going to start paying $190k market but instead they lowered their starting salaries. The fact that that the $190k starting pay hasn't materialized tells me that you should stay the hell away from Wake Forest and NC in general.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:29 am

bk1 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

Emory is definitely worth it considering the speed with which ATL is rebounding. Wake Forest I'd have to say is much more of a risk since everyone thought Charlotte BIGLAW was going to start paying $190k market but instead they lowered their starting salaries. The fact that that the $190k starting pay hasn't materialized tells me that you should stay the hell away from Wake Forest and NC in general.

Plus Emory has quite of geographic reach. Lots of people can get NYC and DC.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby IAFG » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:34 am

bk1 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

Emory is definitely worth it considering the speed with which ATL is rebounding. Wake Forest I'd have to say is much more of a risk since everyone thought Charlotte BIGLAW was going to start paying $190k market but instead they lowered their starting salaries. The fact that that the $190k starting pay hasn't materialized tells me that you should stay the hell away from Wake Forest and NC in general.

I don't know if one year of bouncing back is any sort of trajectory. I doubt they'll hire next year much stronger than this year based on the city's economic issues generally.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby ahduth » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:54 am

Where is the "Never" option?

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:17 am

T13 with a scholarship, although T5 with a scholarship to really be safe.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:00 am

Grizz wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

Emory is definitely worth it considering the speed with which ATL is rebounding. Wake Forest I'd have to say is much more of a risk since everyone thought Charlotte BIGLAW was going to start paying $190k market but instead they lowered their starting salaries. The fact that that the $190k starting pay hasn't materialized tells me that you should stay the hell away from Wake Forest and NC in general.

Plus Emory has quite of geographic reach. Lots of people can get NYC and DC.

What about their international law program?

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby bk1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:02 am

Bildungsroman wrote:T13 with a scholarship, although T5 with a scholarship to really be safe.


Note: this opinion is not biased by personal experience in any way whatsoever.

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:04 am

ahduth wrote:Where is the "Never" option?

technically TCR. Though Yale may be an exception

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Re: When does law school become worth it?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:28 am

bk1 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Nope. All you people are such elitists. Everyone at Emory and Wake is fine. Eminently worth the $200k. Nothing wrong with $80k midlaw. Lots of those jobs. I don't need to work for some NLJ250 BIGLAW firm.

Emory is definitely worth it considering the speed with which ATL is rebounding. Wake Forest I'd have to say is much more of a risk since everyone thought Charlotte BIGLAW was going to start paying $190k market but instead they lowered their starting salaries. The fact that that the $190k starting pay hasn't materialized tells me that you should stay the hell away from Wake Forest and NC in general.

How do you guys feel about American? On one hand, it is technically a T1 and it is in a really big, strong legal market. But it also seems to be on the decline in the USNWR rankings.




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