High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

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High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

Postby Bobnoxious » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:58 am

I have no idea which forum is most appropriate for this.

I'm 46 years old. I'm in Memphis.

I can get into Memphis and not add a lot of debt over the 3 years; maybe an extra $25k over my undergrad loans. I can do this with minimal, if any, LSAT prep.

I can bust my ass for 5 months and hypothetically/maybe score a 165-170 (maybe even a little higher), get some decent scholarship and with living expenses maybe be out an extra $60k over my undergrad loans.

When I graduate I'll be 51 years old. At this age does rank even matter considering how firms will likely ding me for being an old fart?

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Re: High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:06 am

At your age, I wouldn't want to take on any debt (hell, at my age, I was unwilling to attend at sticker)

That being said, bust your ass on the LSAT and see if Vandy might pony up

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Re: High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

Postby crazyrobin » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:23 am

dingbat wrote:At your age, I wouldn't want to take on any debt (hell, at my age, I was unwilling to attend at sticker)

That being said, bust your ass on the LSAT and see if Vandy might pony up

:? why Vandy?
Is it the only age 40+ friendly school?

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Re: High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:13 am

He said he's from Memphis, and presumably wants to stay in the area. At 51 you aren't going to be a target for big firms, so there's no sense in going to a big fancy school (unless they are offering serious scholys). I think you should shoot for something in-between TTT and T14. As another poster said, if you can get Vandy to shell out, that's a great choice. But, U. of Tennessee is an okay school, and residents get a huge deduction in tuition. Job placement isn't great, but if you aren't aiming too high, and don't go into too much debt, I think it's a good way to go.

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Re: High LSAT & T14 ($60k added debt) vs. T3 school in town...?

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:48 am

crazyrobin wrote:
dingbat wrote:At your age, I wouldn't want to take on any debt (hell, at my age, I was unwilling to attend at sticker)

That being said, bust your ass on the LSAT and see if Vandy might pony up

:? why Vandy?
Is it the only age 40+ friendly school?

Because Vandy is in Tennessee and is the best school not just in the state but in that region




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