If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

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itachiuchiha
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If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:26 pm

If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance in state at sticker of 15k, would you take it?

Imagine: this is the ONLY school in the top 50 who took you.

What would you do in this situation.

Just a hypothetical. do not answer: RETAKE

Apparantly at TLS, RETAKE is the answer to everything.
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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Systematic1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:27 pm

retake

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:29 pm

Systematic1 wrote:retake

+1

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:31 pm

retake is the friggin answer to life

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby sopranorleone » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:32 pm

Depends where in the top 50, since you didn't specify.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:34 pm

Actually I would probably make a hypothetical post on TLS asking a question that no one could possibly answer in any substantive way

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:36 pm

sopranorleone wrote:Depends where in the top 50, since you didn't specify.

30-50

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:37 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Actually I would probably make a hypothetical post on TLS asking a question that no one could possibly answer in any substantive way



"What would you do in this situation?"

Yup, definitely a question that nobody could answer in any substantive way.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Law Sauce » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:41 pm

Here is the best that you can answer this question without a lot of information.

Obviously 15k is a low sticker price, but with CoL you may be looking at close to 100k without adding opportunity costs. This may be a good choice for a very few who have no other career options, little existing debt, a way to reduce CoL , by living at home for instance, and have a strong drive to succeed. Still then this is gamble because there are likely not a lot of biglaw options out of a school such as this one and not a lot of other legal jobs at all. People will suggest retaking and reapplying next year because this may allow you much better options out of a t14 school. This is probably the better route for almost everyone who is not too risk adverse. Even if you are risk adverse, you could retake/reapply for full ride to instate school.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Go. Law school is more fun in the 30-50 range

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Captain Hammer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:44 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Actually I would probably make a hypothetical post on TLS asking a question that no one could possibly answer in any substantive way

"What would you do in this situation?"

Yup, definitely a question that nobody could answer in any substantive way.

The only substantive answers to your original question are "retake" or "we need more information".

Going on the latter... Is it the highest-ranked school in the state? Is this the state you want to live/work in when you graduate? What are your stats? What other schools did you apply to? What are your career goals?

You asked a question that nobody can answer in any substantive way. If you want more substantive answers, you should give more substantive information first.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:55 pm

It is certainly better than doing American at sticker.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:03 pm

op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:06 pm

Without posting what school it is, what you want to do with your law degree, what your LSAT was, etc., this thread is a waste of time and internet space.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby jkpolk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:07 pm

Id probably take GA, OSU, UFL, or UNC in-state if I had significant local ties, knew I wanted to be a lawyer for very concrete reasons, TOTAL COA w/ interest and living is <50k, and didnt mind working a 40k-60k job.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:10 pm

polkij333 wrote:Id probably take GA, OSU, UFL, or UNC in-state if I had significant local ties, knew I wanted to be a lawyer for very concrete reasons, TOTAL COA w/ interest and living is <50k, and didnt mind working a 40k-60k job.

Credited advice.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:16 pm

If you'd be getting in-state tuition, I assume you have ties to the region. If that's true AND if the school is not in a market dominated by better schools, then it could be a solid choice.

But you should still retake. Why limit your options that way?

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:27 pm

I would pray that this school is a very large public university that regularly updates its HR website, so that I would have a natural ground on which to network for a non-law job when I lose my coin flip.

I don't know how hard 1Ls or other desperate law students gun for jobs on campus, but that's something that I would do as a back-up plan at schools like UF, UNC, OSU, etc. On top of researching for a professor for 1L summer, I would hope to volunteer or find a summer job on campus to potentially gain a leg up in hiring later.

Who knows, might even be PSLF eligible.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:09 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

I almost forgot about that really substantive post on corporate law that OP did. :)

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:44 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

I almost forgot about that really substantive post on corporate law that OP did. :)


*made

I would not do a post

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:45 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

I almost forgot about that really substantive post on corporate law that OP did. :)


*made

I would not do a post
Well, you shouldn't have done that one, that's for sure.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby jkpolk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:46 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

I almost forgot about that really substantive post on corporate law that OP did. :)


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I would not do a post


Ironic, considering how few people would do you

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:48 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:op is talking about florida. he has also said in the past he wants to do "corporate law". if that is still the case, retake or dont go

I almost forgot about that really substantive post on corporate law that OP did. :)


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I would not do a post

Thank you for this substantive grammar policing.

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby PickMe! » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:48 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
polkij333 wrote:Id probably take GA, OSU, UFL, or UNC in-state if I had significant local ties, knew I wanted to be a lawyer for very concrete reasons, TOTAL COA w/ interest and living is <50k, and didnt mind working a 40k-60k job.

Credited advice.


Bama as well, no?

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Re: If only one school in the top 50 offered you acceptance

Postby jkpolk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:49 pm

PickMe! wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:
polkij333 wrote:Id probably take GA, OSU, UFL, or UNC in-state if I had significant local ties, knew I wanted to be a lawyer for very concrete reasons, TOTAL COA w/ interest and living is <50k, and didnt mind working a 40k-60k job.

Credited advice.


Bama as well, no?


If I were from Alabama, I'd move far the fuck away




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