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Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby rvadog » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:49 pm

You are only admitted to one school. This isn't a "Georgetown at cost vs...." thread.

I.e. if you were accepted to Cooley for free and no other school most of us would probably not go to law school at all. Where's your threshold?

Top 50?

Top 25?
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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby Ruxin1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:53 pm

rvadog wrote:You are only admitted to one school. This isn't a "Georgetown at cost vs...." thread.

Top 50?

Top 25?


Best school in the state you want to work in and have ties.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:56 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Rutgers Camden.

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Yale.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:57 pm

:oops:

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Postby dowu » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:58 pm

InGoodFaith wrote: :oops:

It's okay buddy. <3

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby suralin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:15 pm

BU/BC or GWU

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:58 pm

Fordham, but there are some schools ranked higher that I wouldn't touch. Otherwise I would go to grad school for engineering.
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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby hume85 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:01 pm

University of Georgia

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby Bobnoxious » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:04 pm

Because I want to practice in Indianapolis or Memphis, I'd go to either IU-Indianapolis or U. of Memphis if free. Needless to say, I'm not too picky.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Future posters, please clarify what your opportunity cost is as you answer. This kind of discussion is totally useless when you have, for example, an already-six-figure-making ivy grad answering "Yale" and a impoverished shit stateschool grad of art history answering their state (or city) flagship or GWU.

So many people on TLS these days are struggling with this ridiculously hard decision, it only makes it worse when you have such divergent responses.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby manofjustice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:18 pm

T-25.

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Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:24 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Future posters, please clarify what your opportunity cost is as you answer. This kind of discussion is totally useless when you have, for example, an already-six-figure-making ivy grad answering "Yale" and a impoverished shit stateschool grad of art history answering their state (or city) flagship or GWU.

So many people on TLS these days are struggling with this ridiculously hard decision, it only makes it worse when you have such divergent responses.

I was making ~50k pre-LS.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby suralin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Future posters, please clarify what your opportunity cost is as you answer. This kind of discussion is totally useless when you have, for example, an already-six-figure-making ivy grad answering "Yale" and a impoverished shit stateschool grad of art history answering their state (or city) flagship or GWU.

So many people on TLS these days are struggling with this ridiculously hard decision, it only makes it worse when you have such divergent responses.


Opportunity cost: likely giving up a Comp Sci jerb (average entry-level salary: $50k).

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby IAFG » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Fordham, but there are some schools ranked higher that I wouldn't touch.

and that's what makes it a silly question.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:31 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Future posters, please clarify what your opportunity cost is as you answer. This kind of discussion is totally useless when you have, for example, an already-six-figure-making ivy grad answering "Yale" and a impoverished shit stateschool grad of art history answering their state (or city) flagship or GWU.

So many people on TLS these days are struggling with this ridiculously hard decision, it only makes it worse when you have such divergent responses.

I was making ~50k pre-LS.


Was Rutgers-Camden your serious answer?

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:32 pm

IAFG wrote:
RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Fordham, but there are some schools ranked higher that I wouldn't touch.

and that's what makes it a silly question.


A badly-worded one but not a silly one.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby IAFG » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:34 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
IAFG wrote:
RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Fordham, but there are some schools ranked higher that I wouldn't touch.

and that's what makes it a silly question.


A badly-worded one but not a silly one.

it's pretty silly. i wouldn't attend any school for free because i wanted biglaw as an applicant and i would rather have debt than reduce my chances of getting well-paid work. someone with different goals would have a different answer.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby warandpeace » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:38 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
Best school in the state you want to work in and have ties.


credited

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby jeffgarlin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:45 pm

What about American or Villanova?

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby rvadog » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:49 pm

IAFG wrote:it's pretty silly. i wouldn't attend any school for free because i wanted biglaw as an applicant and i would rather have debt than reduce my chances of getting well-paid work. someone with different goals would have a different answer.


Then your answer would be the lowest ranked school that gives you decent shot at biglaw...see, not that hard.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby IAFG » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:54 pm

rvadog wrote:
IAFG wrote:it's pretty silly. i wouldn't attend any school for free because i wanted biglaw as an applicant and i would rather have debt than reduce my chances of getting well-paid work. someone with different goals would have a different answer.


Then your answer would be the lowest ranked school that gives you decent shot at biglaw...see, not that hard.

no, that wouldn't be my answer, read more carefully.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:01 pm

rvadog wrote:
IAFG wrote:it's pretty silly. i wouldn't attend any school for free because i wanted biglaw as an applicant and i would rather have debt than reduce my chances of getting well-paid work. someone with different goals would have a different answer.


Then your answer would be the lowest ranked school that gives you decent shot at biglaw...see, not that hard.


Well, I think she was saying she would always assume a little bit of debt no matter the scenario to get a better chance at biglaw. Since no one attends Harvard for free, her statement holds. If she got into Columbia with $$ and Harvard, she'd go to Harvard. Makes sense to me.



warandpeace wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
Best school in the state you want to work in and have ties.


credited


And to this person, your opportunity cost? And what is the opportunity cost of the certain group who credits this response? Sure it's different than another group. I know several people who would kill to attend a run-of-the-mill T-2 for free.

Such reductionists here. Granted, the question itself is reductionistic. But guys, please avoid one-liners, even if they're not jokes. Give your story or at least a little more reason why you give this answer.

I'm considering throwing an app at my own state flagship, which I would probably get close to a full-ride at, so I'm very interested in this thread.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:14 pm

rvadog wrote:
IAFG wrote:it's pretty silly. i wouldn't attend any school for free because i wanted biglaw as an applicant and i would rather have debt than reduce my chances of getting well-paid work. someone with different goals would have a different answer.


Then your answer would be the lowest ranked school that gives you decent shot at biglaw...see, not that hard.


I think he's saying he wouldn't go to a school that didn't give him X% chance of getting a BigLaw job that he wants, and none of those schools that would give him X% chance would give him (maybe anyone?) a full ride. So any school that would give him a full ride, wouldn't be a school that he'd be interested in going to.

EDIT: Someone beat me to it.

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Re: Lowest ranked school you would attend for free

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:22 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
rvadog wrote:You are only admitted to one school. This isn't a "Georgetown at cost vs...." thread.

Top 50?

Top 25?


Best school in the state you want to work in and have ties.


Wait I live in CT, does this mean that Yale should be my floor? FFaaaarrrrrrk


AA with a 3.9 and 170 LSAT, that might not be a terrible floor for you.

*Patiently awaits his mod fans to ban him again for saying "AA"*

Mine would be UT, without a doubt. Still respectably ranked, close to home, a few connections at the school and in the field, decent chance of getting at least some scholarship from there as well.
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