Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

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Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Great Chance of Getting In but consider staying (75%+)
3
17%
Great Chance of Getting In and Definitely Go! (75%+)
7
39%
It Could Go Either Way - I'd stay where you are (50%ish chance)
0
No votes
It Could Go Either Way - Try and get in and go (50%ish chance)
6
33%
Never Hurts to Try but Don't Get Your Hopes Up - I'd stay even if you get in!(25% or less)
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No votes
Never Hurts to Try - and if you get in DEFINITELY GO! (25% or less)
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11%
Don't Transfer, Don't Leave - You Are Rocking Your School So Stay!
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No votes
 
Total votes: 18

Splintor49
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Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby Splintor49 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:54 pm

I am a 1L at a school ranked in the 60's. After my first semester I have a GPA over 4.0 (All A's with an A+) and Ranked Top 2.5% - 5 of 199. I want to live in the New York City area. What do you think the chances (if I achieve all A's this semester) that I could get into NYU or Columbia Law? Also, I have a $35k per year scholarship at my current school (tuition is $45k)... so there is something to consider! Should I even try? If so, should I even Go?

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Lasers
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby Lasers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 pm

try, my friend. never not try. there isn't a huge burden in throwing apps in.

as for leaving if you do get accepted...that's a different issue i don't think i can help you with.

one question though: is debt an issue for you? you would be leaving behind a nice scholly.

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jessuf
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby jessuf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:40 pm

you forgot to mention what city/state/region you're in now. are you already in/near ny?

Splintor49
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby Splintor49 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Jessuf wrote:you forgot to mention what city/state/region you're in now. are you already in/near ny?


I currently live in the tri-state area. In other words, I wouldn't have to move to go to NYU or Columbia.

Splintor49
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby Splintor49 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Lasers wrote:try, my friend. never not try. there isn't a huge burden in throwing apps in.

as for leaving if you do get accepted...that's a different issue i don't think i can help you with.

one question though: is debt an issue for you? you would be leaving behind a nice scholly.


Debt is an issue if I don't get a decent job... lol. That's hard to say.

chiwachiwa
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby chiwachiwa » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:33 pm

You should throw some apps out no matter what. Can't hurt. If your school feeds into the market in which you want to work, you should probably stay with a $35k/year scholarship. If not, transfer to CLS/NYU. If you get into HY, you should probably transfer no matter what.

Splintor49
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Re: Should I Stay or Should I go Now?

Postby Splintor49 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:39 am

chiwachiwa wrote:You should throw some apps out no matter what. Can't hurt. If your school feeds into the market in which you want to work, you should probably stay with a $35k/year scholarship. If not, transfer to CLS/NYU. If you get into HY, you should probably transfer no matter what.


I don't have many amazing softs... Teach For America before law school. Therefore, even if I stay Top 3%, I doubt HY is an option... wouldn't you think. Especially since I'm not a URM...




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