Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

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Kent, Loyola, or DePaul?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:22 pm

Kent
4
33%
DePaul
1
8%
Loyola
7
58%
 
Total votes: 12

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Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby devshall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:22 pm

With comparable scholarships at all (making them do-able), what is my best bet between Kent, Loyola, and DePaul? Keeping in mind that I was a Biomed major and really want to pursue IP and hopefully stay in the Chicago area post graduation.

Muchos gracias for any advice.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:25 pm

Retake, get 170+, apply to Northwestern, profit.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby North » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:33 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Retake, get 170+, apply to Northwestern, profit.

This. These TTT schools cost a quarter million dollars and offer you, at best, LESS THAN A COIN FLIP'S chance at working as a lawyer. Look: Kent, Loyola, DePaul.


You'll also need a Ph. D. if you want to be competitive for biomedical patent jobs.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby devshall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:43 pm

For biomed engineering i've been told a bachelor's is apporpriate?

I applied to Northwestern... just no reply yet so I'm not going to bank on it, haha. Also, they don't seem to have an IP specialization the way the other schools do.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:47 pm

devshall wrote:For biomed engineering i've been told a bachelor's is apporpriate?

I applied to Northwestern... just no reply yet so I'm not going to bank on it, haha. Also, they don't seem to have an IP specialization the way the other schools do.

Doesn't matter. It's superior to these schools in every way. Check lawschooltransparency.com for the breakdown.

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Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:48 pm

[quote="devshall"]For biomed engineering i've been told a bachelor's is apporpriate?

I applied to Northwestern... just no reply yet so I'm not going to bank on it, haha. Also, they don't seem to have an IP specialization the way the other schools do

lol bro, firms don't care northwestern students don't have IP specialization.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby Charlie.Home » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:28 pm

No shit Northwestern is better than these 3 schools, do you think the OP doesn't know this? He is asking about Loyola, Kent, & DePaul not NW

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:No shit Northwestern is better than these 3 schools, do you think the OP doesn't know this? He is asking about Loyola, Kent, & DePaul not NW



They are shit, pure shit. I hope that helps.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:No shit Northwestern is better than these 3 schools, do you think the OP doesn't know this? He is asking about Loyola, Kent, & DePaul not NW

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby devshall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:39 pm

I am well aware Northwestern is in a much higher ranking, however I am really considering the three schools mentioned... so, again, anyone have any thoughts on those three??

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:41 pm

devshall wrote:I am well aware Northwestern is in a much higher ranking, however I am really considering the three schools mentioned... so, again, anyone have any thoughts on those three??

What DF said.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:42 pm

devshall wrote:I am well aware Northwestern is in a much higher ranking, however I am really considering the three schools mentioned... so, again, anyone have any thoughts on those three??


Don't go to law school if you can't get into a good one (t14) or unless you get into a bad for free.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:45 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Retake, get 170+, apply to Northwestern, profit.


credited.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby devshall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:47 pm

You'd think I came on here and asked if I should go to Cooley or Nova at sticker price. (Not that bitter about TLS yet, I still have jokes!)

Anyway, the scholarships make these schools pretty close to free (minus cost of living). Loyola would be the most expensive, but not by much. I'm really just looking for more of a comparison on coursework and school atmosphere.

I know, it's not Harvard. I'm cool with that.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:50 pm

devshall wrote:You'd think I came on here and asked if I should go to Cooley or Nova at sticker price. (Not that bitter about TLS yet, I still have jokes!)

Anyway, the scholarships make these schools pretty close to free (minus cost of living). Loyola would be the most expensive, but not by much. I'm really just looking for more of a comparison on coursework and school atmosphere.

I know, it's not Harvard. I'm cool with that.


These schools are much, much closer to Cooley than Harvard.


But going for free isn't that risky.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:51 pm

Are there sTTTips on any of the schollies?

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby devshall » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:54 pm

DF, I don't know if you know this, but Cooley has an expansive library made of rich mahogany. It is number 2 behind Harvard.

Kidding, again. But thanks, the reason I'm considering law school is because I've gotten pretty substantial scholarships. Out of the 3 (I know, I know, I might as well become a janitor rather than go to these schools! ha) which would you say has the most solid rep? I feel like I'm leaning more towards Loyola or Kent.

Stips are good academic standing. Nothing too scary.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby North » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:41 pm

What are the scholarship amounts, dude?

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:08 pm

I don't know if anyone here is going to be able to give you the info you need. You need to go to career services for both these schools and find out what placement is like for IP people. Placement at these schools is generally horrible and I wouldn't go if you want to be a lawyer - even for free - but it might be worth it depending on how IP Secure you are.

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Re: Chicago Comparison... Help?!?

Postby twenty » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:31 pm

TCR is absolutely retake and do WUTSL at the very least, and only if for free. (which is fairly likely in WUSTL's case, since they give out tons of scholarship money.)

On topic, Loyola is marginally better than the other two. You won't get biomed IP with a bachelors.




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