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Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:58 pm

My partner and I are trying to go to law school together or in the same city but we have very different numbers. Same UG, same first majors, both several years out of UG with solid WE. What are our options?

Me: 167 / 3.69
Her: 158 / 3.48

So far:

D.C.: GULG/GW and American/George Mason
NYC: NYU/Fordham and ?
Chicago: Northwestern and Chicago-Kent

West Coast is not an option either due to family concerns and career goals.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:00 pm

May think about adding U Illinois or IU as midwest options - only hesitate because they are the only schools in the area.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Triveal » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:06 pm

I'd advise her to retake. You guys could both T1 if she got a 165+ but you're likely out of T14.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:12 pm

Triveal wrote:I'd advise her to retake. You guys could both T1 if she got a 165+ but you're likely out of T14.


We have both retaken and improved. I think its obvious we won't go to the same school unless I dip pretty far down, so I'm asking more about other ideas on schools that are near one another like T20 and T50 options.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:17 pm

rechtsanwalt12 wrote:
Triveal wrote:I'd advise her to retake. You guys could both T1 if she got a 165+ but you're likely out of T14.


We have both retaken and improved. I think its obvious we won't go to the same school unless I dip pretty far down, so I'm asking more about other ideas on schools that are near one another like T20 and T50 options.


The best answer anyone would give you is that you both need to retake and then have a lot better selection of schools.

But because you dont want to hear that.....
GULC/GW

you may get GULC with ED, she may need a better score for GW though I don't know much about them

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby banjo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:28 pm

BU/BC Northeastern?

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:42 pm

The schools she would get into would not be good value propositions. At the very least, she should retake. Think about the value proposition here. Two huge debtloads would be catastrophic if you both cannot find decent jobs.
But if you wont do that, Id gravitate toward Boston or NYC. Avoid DC due to awful job prospects for GW/American grads.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:43 pm

banjo wrote:BU/BC Northeastern?


this actually

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:48 pm

Br3v wrote:
banjo wrote:BU/BC Northeastern?


this actually

I guess but this is pretty dreadful: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:50 pm

top30man wrote:
Br3v wrote:
banjo wrote:BU/BC Northeastern?


this actually

I guess but this is pretty dreadful: --LinkRemoved--


yeah I mean to be clear, your SO isnt going to get into probably anywhere I would personally attend.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby bizzybone1313 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:56 pm

You should apply to UT-Austin and for her to apply to University of Houston/SMU/Baylor. Dallas/Waco/Houston are all fairly close to Austin.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:01 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:You should apply to UT-Austin and for her to apply to University of Houston/SMU/Baylor. Dallas/Waco/Houston are all fairly close to Austin.

In the sense that 3+ hours is close. I dont think thats what OP is going for.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:36 pm

I like UT but yeah, 3 hours wouldn't exactly do. Hence DC, NYC, Boston being the only real options I think that are out there.

Is employment for GW/American grads really that bad?

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:40 pm

rechtsanwalt12 wrote:I like UT but yeah, 3 hours wouldn't exactly do. Hence DC, NYC, Boston being the only real options I think that are out there.

Is employment for GW/American grads really that bad?


Where do you guys have ties?

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:44 pm

Br3v wrote:
top30man wrote:
Br3v wrote:
banjo wrote:BU/BC Northeastern?


this actually

I guess but this is pretty dreadful: --LinkRemoved--


yeah I mean to be clear, your SO isnt going to get into probably anywhere I would personally attend.


Me either in all likelihood that's the conundrum!

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
rechtsanwalt12 wrote:I like UT but yeah, 3 hours wouldn't exactly do. Hence DC, NYC, Boston being the only real options I think that are out there.

Is employment for GW/American grads really that bad?


Where do you guys have ties?


Ties in VA/DC, and NC

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:45 pm

rechtsanwalt12 wrote:I like UT but yeah, 3 hours wouldn't exactly do. Hence DC, NYC, Boston being the only real options I think that are out there.

Is employment for GW/American grads really that bad?

More American than GW. American has awful, awful prospects and charges insane amounts of money. But honestly, despite its ranking, GW is not good. Fordham and BC/BU are much better and similarly ranked.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:49 pm

rechtsanwalt12 wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
rechtsanwalt12 wrote:I like UT but yeah, 3 hours wouldn't exactly do. Hence DC, NYC, Boston being the only real options I think that are out there.

Is employment for GW/American grads really that bad?


Where do you guys have ties?


Ties in VA/DC, and NC


DC is the toughest market to crack, may want to consider unc?

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby outlookingin » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:42 pm

I've got an issue like this, except my SO is applying to PhD programs. But yeah NY, Boston, Raleigh-Durham... these are really the only places with acceptably well-ranked law schools and good schools for her too. That's what sucks about Texas and the Bay Area (our preferred destinations)--you only have one or two well-regarded schools that we would BOTH have to get into to make it work. That unfortunate truth makes NY or Boston so much more attractive/likely destinations for me than if I were single.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby YankeesFan » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:48 pm

I would even shoot for UNC/Wake/Campbell... You could even throw in Richmond for her (although thats a couple hours). She might even be able to get into Wake off the waitlist.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby emkay625 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:52 pm

You could do UT/Baylor....they're about an hour and twenty minutes apart though.

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Jaytray » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:00 pm

How about you go to Cornell and she doesn't go to law school?

I'm guessing that's out the window so retake.

But that's probably out the window too so I guess some sort of combination of North Carolina schools might be best given the constrictions you have put out there. But honestly I can't think of a worthwhile school she would get into with those numbers. Maybe there's a decent school in New York that she could sneak into the part time program and you could attend Fordham?

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Re: Couple Conundrum

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:20 pm

rechtsanwalt12 wrote:Me either in all likelihood that's the conundrum!


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