Which law school is the best investment?

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PunkedbyReality
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Which law school is the best investment?

Postby PunkedbyReality » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:04 pm

You'll all get into multiple law schools, or at least the overwhelming majority of you will. And for those of you that aren't going to law school to use your JD for public policy work, to become a law professor, or to do public interest work, you're probably going to law school, at least in part, because you would like to obtain a job that provides a certain level of income. This makes it a pretty straightforward investment.

Since you're going to be investing significant resources (time and money) in your quest for this job, you should probably do pretty extensive investment analysis to decide 1) if law school is the best investment of your time and money, and 2) which law school represents the best investment.

I think that many law students make poor investment decisions in deciding to go to law school and in deciding which school they choose to attend. My best friend from law school disagrees.

What do you think?

Take 60 seconds to fill out this survey and you'll help me figure it out. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1stNbRnAlS0J5DEJmmL_JIvqWGNBBzgSMydKoXgQcPCE/viewform

Then I'll be sharing findings with everyone. Plus, by filling it out you'll have a >1-3% chance of winning a $100 Amazon gift card. And seriously, it only takes 60 seconds.

And if you're interested in learning more about why I'm even bringing this all up, see here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=243914

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby omegaweapon » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:14 pm

This survey seems to be for people who've graduated law school, even though you're pitching it to us 0ls. I have no idea what my class rank in law school will be.

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby jrc223 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:17 pm

I also don't understand why this survey doesn't take debt levels into account since it's attempting to determine the value of an investment

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby PunkedbyReality » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:40 pm

omegaweapon wrote:This survey seems to be for people who've graduated law school, even though you're pitching it to us 0ls. I have no idea what my class rank in law school will be.


You're right. It is for those in this forum who are either 1) law students with full-time jobs, or 2) law school graduates.

This survey doesn't apply to the 0Ls in this forum, but does apply to the 2Ls, 3Ls, and grads.

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby PunkedbyReality » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:40 pm

jrc223 wrote:I also don't understand why this survey doesn't take debt levels into account since it's attempting to determine the value of an investment


Debt levels will be taken into account for the final tool, but aren't need in this survey.

Good catch though.

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby ballcaps » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:43 pm

2nd thread?

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Re: Which law school is the best investment?

Postby rion91 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:18 pm

I guess you could it avg alumni salary over tuition costs, but you'll have to adjust for inflation and tuition increases over the years. Good luck




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