Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

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Ohiobumpkin
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Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:52 pm

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby swampman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:04 pm

1. Only if a law degree is the cheapest and fastest way to get that promotion. It would have to be a pretty big promotion to make up for three years of lost income plus cost of attendance. Look into executive MBAs or something.

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby mt2165 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:06 pm

I'd say 165+ makes Harvard more likely than not. But she should really be looking at MPA programs if she wants administration firstly and law as a back-up since she more likely than not will end up practicing law. HYS give you some leeway in that regard but still not a great idea to go to law school not really wanting to be a lawyer. I also get the feeling that MPA's are just all around less horrible in terms of the actual schooling, and if she doesn't need a J.D. to practice law and merely a graduate degree, I think MPA is definitely the way to go.

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby stego » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:50 pm

Yeah probably a MPA or maybe a Master of Public Policy makes more sense. Shorter degree program and I don't think it makes sense to go to law school if you don't want to practice law and are already in the field you want to be in.

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby Cogburn87 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:55 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:Open to practicing law


lol

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:11 pm

Jesus Christ no, law school is longer and much more work

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:34 pm

Given the goals you gave, she should not go to law school. If she does go to law school she should go to YSH or to Columbia/NYU with a full ride. I'd say 167 for H, low 170's for Y/S. Those could be a little on the high side though.

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:54 pm

An MBA degree may be a better course to take based upon her career goals. Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, & Harvard have excellent non-profit concentrations while most of the top ranked MBA programs offer outstanding management concentrations. International business is a bit different in that South Carolina & Thunderbird (in Arizona) tend to be very well respected.

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Re: Seeking Advice for Friend Considering Law School

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:58 pm

With respect to "needed" LSAT score: Chance at Harvard with a 164 or better, while Yale & Stanford probably want a higher score.




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