lobeca wrote:romothesavior wrote:lobeca wrote:Hey, I wanted to know if you all can help me with my decision. Please help me weigh the facts.
I'm an URM. High GPA Middle of the road LSAT and a good rec. from a fromer Clinton cabinet member. At WUSTL I was admitted with 75k. University of Cincinnati gave me 15,000 but I'm from there and my dad lives there, so I can always mooch. Tuition is 20,000 in-state. I don't want to live in any of those cities or practice there. I want to go back to DC which is where I'm currently teaching. Any suggestions?
Let me know if you need more info to help. Thanks guys!!! I really appreciate it.
I agree with what has been said so far about your DC chances. It will be tough getting to DC from either school, but I think WUSTL definitely gives you better odds. It seems like the school has made a firm commitment to that market with their D.C clinic and their partnership with the Brookings institute. These are both great opportunities to get students working in D.C., which means you'll have opportunities to network. Whether that will lead to jobs in D.C. remains to be seen.
I agree with the other posts about GW though. If you had good enogh numbers for Wash U, you should have gotten into GW. Why isn't that an option?
They rejected me. I applied in December and in between the time I applied to WUSTL I had reviewed and made changes to my personal statement. I was waitlisted at everything down the list up until until Ohio State.
Might be a good reason to wait until next year, apply again with your revised statement, and retake the LSAT while your at it and see if you can't boost your score 2-3 points.
If you're set on DC, GW is obviously a better option than all of the above. Did you try American, George Mason, Washington & Lee or William & Mary? Do you absolutely have to go to law school this year?
I'd be kind of shocked if you got into WUSTL but didn't get into any of those schools above.
Also, it's one thing to be from DC and go to WUSTL expecting to return. It's another thing to be from Cincinatti, go to WUSTL, and network from scratch in DC. How long have you been teaching there? Do you have any legal connections? Can your former Clinton staffer friend help you out in that regard?
WUSTL can get you DC jobs, but I'd guess you'd probably have to be on at least a secondary journal there to have a fair shot. At least.