Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

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pineappleman
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Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby pineappleman » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:53 am

So I have a choice between these 4 schools.

Cornell at sticker price
Georgetown at 10k a year, 30k total
USC at 32k a year, 96k total
LMU at full ride

I want to practice in Southern California after law school, and my plan is to try for big law, but I understand that my 1L GPA/grades matter tremendously.

What are the pros and cons of each? If you were me, what would you do?

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Capitol_Idea
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Re: Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby Capitol_Idea » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:39 am

Are the amounts listed above scholarship or total COA? If you can go to GULC for 30K total, then do that.

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Re: Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby BigZuck » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:33 am

LMU is out based on goals. And if I'm reading that right the other 3 are too expensive. The job prospects don't justify the cost.

I would retake the LSAT for more scholarship money.

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Re: Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:42 am

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Re: Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby Moneytrees » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:24 pm

I would go to Cornell or Georgetown based on your goals. USC is a pretty good school if you want to practice in California, but I would eat the extra debt if you're Biglaw or bust.

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Yea All Right
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Re: Cornell vs. USC vs. Georgetown vs. LMU

Postby Yea All Right » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:43 am

Need to provide cost of attendance (not scholarship total) for each to get good advice.




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