Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

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Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby liebs378 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Got into all three, and have in state tuition for Uconn

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby KirkwoodGAO » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:57 pm

liebs378 wrote:Got into all three, and have in state tuition for Uconn


None of those schools are worth going to, even if you have a full scholarship. Think about living costs, opportunity costs, and the likelihood that you'll ever get a legal job from one of those schools.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=american (39% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=brooklyn (48.5% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=uconn (53% employment)

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby haus » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:12 pm

KirkwoodGAO wrote:
liebs378 wrote:Got into all three, and have in state tuition for Uconn


None of those schools are worth going to, even if you have a full scholarship. Think about living costs, opportunity costs, and the likelihood that you'll ever get a legal job from one of those schools.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=american (39% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=brooklyn (48.5% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=uconn (53% employment)

Do look at the numbers, but to say they are not worth going to is an oversimplification. What other options (law school or otherwise need to be considered). If you are an expert at network packet analysis, you can likely find several options for employment now that may make the time and cost of attending law school seem questionable. If on the other hand, you are a communications major who has a work history that is mostly based around asking people if they would like fries with their meal, you might find the cost of opportunity a bit less taxing.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:16 pm

haus wrote:
KirkwoodGAO wrote:
liebs378 wrote:Got into all three, and have in state tuition for Uconn


None of those schools are worth going to, even if you have a full scholarship. Think about living costs, opportunity costs, and the likelihood that you'll ever get a legal job from one of those schools.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=american (39% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=brooklyn (48.5% employment)

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=uconn (53% employment)

Do look at the numbers, but to say they are not worth going to is an oversimplification. What other options (law school or otherwise need to be considered). If you are an expert at network packet analysis, you can likely find several options for employment now that may make the time and cost of attending law school seem questionable. If on the other hand, you are a communications major who has a work history that is mostly based around asking people if they would like fries with their meal, you might find the cost of opportunity a bit less taxing.


American is not worth attending under any circumstances. The law school should be shut down.

OP- you need to retake unless one of the other too schools is extremely cheap and you have a highly compelling reason for attending.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:58 pm

If you can go to UConn for free (not cheap, not discounted, but free) and you are okay with working a non-glamorous job in Connecticut, then I guess that's not a horrible option. What are your numbers?

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:10 pm

Go to none

Study, retake, reapply t14, profit

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:28 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:If you can go to UConn for free (not cheap, not discounted, but free) and you are okay with working a non-glamorous job in Connecticut, then I guess that's not a horrible option. What are your numbers?

Insurance is totally glamorous!!!!! (sarcasm)
Really though, this is credited. If you're from CT and can go for free, and can hustle and network, you'll be alright. Definitely would be your best option that's presented.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby A shot in the dark » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:40 am

Price of Attendance is definitely important, but if I were you I would go to the school that is closest to the region where I wanted to work. Networking - the way most people get jobs, from T14 schools or not - is most effective locally. So if you want to end up in New York city, go to Brooklyn, in the DC area, go to American, etc.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby jk148706 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:13 am

A shot in the dark wrote:Price of Attendance is definitely important, but if I were you I would go to the school that is closest to the region where I wanted to work. Networking - the way most people get jobs, from T14 schools or not - is most effective locally. So if you want to end up in New York city, go to Brooklyn, in the DC area, go to American, etc.


:shock:

No.

Do not, under any circumstances, go to American.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:24 am

Yeah, American really should just not exist.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby Ramius » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:32 am

A shot in the dark wrote:Price of Attendance is definitely important, but if I were you I would go to the school that is closest to the region where I wanted to work. Networking - the way most people get jobs, from T14 schools or not - is most effective locally. So if you want to end up in New York city, go to Brooklyn, in the DC area, go to American, etc.


I'm all for going to school in the region you want to work, which is why you should probably never go to American. Unless your employment goals include living under a bridge or in a metro station with a sign stating "will argue on your behalf for meth."

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby haus » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:18 pm

matthewsean85 wrote:
A shot in the dark wrote:Price of Attendance is definitely important, but if I were you I would go to the school that is closest to the region where I wanted to work. Networking - the way most people get jobs, from T14 schools or not - is most effective locally. So if you want to end up in New York city, go to Brooklyn, in the DC area, go to American, etc.


I'm all for going to school in the region you want to work, which is why you should probably never go to American. Unless your employment goals include living under a bridge or in a metro station with a sign stating "will argue on your behalf for meth."

On the bright side, if you pass the bar in Virginia, some of the new metro stations along the silver line look rather nice.

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:21 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, American really should just not exist.


Is American particularly worse than other TTTT schools?

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:52 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, American really should just not exist.


Is American particularly worse than other TTTT schools?


I would say only in so far as they are a TTTT in T1's clothing

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Re: Brooklyn Vs UCONN vs American??

Postby scp08004 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:08 am

UCONN is a pretty good school for the price you pay, but only if you plan on practicing in Connecticut. Assuming I am accepted into UCONN, I will be attending come the fall semester. I have reached out to several high profile firms in Connecticut and they all have told me that the CT BAR is primarily UCONN Law graduates.




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