GULC $ v. T2 $$

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GULC or T2

Poll ended at Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:46 pm

GULC
8
36%
T2
3
14%
Wait for CNP
11
50%
 
Total votes: 22

TFR
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GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:46 pm

GULC: 20K Grant, Biglaw Prospects??

T2: 25K Scholly, LR, 5-6% will at least get me a bunch of biglaw screeners, big fish in small pond?, in target market (NYC)

Goal is biglaw, but I am thinking I am in a better position at T2, due to GULC's transfer placement being not so great. Is it crazy not to transfer?

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:49 pm

TFR wrote:GULC: 20K Grant, Biglaw Prospects??

T2: 25K Scholly, LR, 5-6% will at least get me a bunch of biglaw screeners, big fish in small pond?, in target market (NYC)

Goal is biglaw, but I am thinking I am in a better position at T2, due to GULC's transfer placement being not so great. Is it crazy not to transfer?


I am in the same boat as you. I'm #1 at a school in the market I want, and they offered me a full ride and LR. I had accepted GULC, but they aren't giving me money, so I'm starting to rethink that, especially with probably getting into better schools. Even then, I don't know what I'm going to do.

It seems what most people say is to stay in your target market if you're doing well. Apparently employers will ask why you left in the first place. I'm in the same boat as you though. I have no idea what the best decision is, though the idea of graduating from one of these top law schools is alluring.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:50 pm

Have you asked your Tier Two NYC area law school for more money based on your Georgetown acceptance with grant money ?

Wait for your transfer decisions from Columbia, NYU & Penn.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:52 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Have you asked your Tier Two NYC area law school for more money based on your Georgetown acceptance with grant money ?


3L's at my school have done this and not one was succesful. Apparently, it is their policy not to negotiate.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:54 pm

CanadianWolf wrote: Wait for your transfer decisions from Columbia, NYU & Penn.


So between GULC and T2, you would say T2. I would attend CNP, and I know the move would be worth it, question is if I'll get in.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:56 pm

In my opinion, Columbia, NYU & Penn at sticker are better than remaining at your current law school since all place well in your target market of NYC. However, it's a much closer call with respect to Georgetown with $20,000 per year grant money. Probably depends upon how comfortable you are at your current law school since law review & top 6% in your target market offers promising employment prospects. Plus, you probably have established good relationships with professors at your current school. The opportunity to become an editor on the law review should also be considered.
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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:56 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:
TFR wrote:GULC: 20K Grant, Biglaw Prospects??

T2: 25K Scholly, LR, 5-6% will at least get me a bunch of biglaw screeners, big fish in small pond?, in target market (NYC)

Goal is biglaw, but I am thinking I am in a better position at T2, due to GULC's transfer placement being not so great. Is it crazy not to transfer?


I am in the same boat as you. I'm #1 at a school in the market I want, and they offered me a full ride and LR. I had accepted GULC, but they aren't giving me money, so I'm starting to rethink that, especially with probably getting into better schools. Even then, I don't know what I'm going to do.

It seems what most people say is to stay in your target market if you're doing well. Apparently employers will ask why you left in the first place. I'm in the same boat as you though. I have no idea what the best decision is, though the idea of graduating from one of these top law schools is alluring.


My goal is a good job. I am rethinking GULC because their placement will not put me in such a great position at OCI. I am not coming from an out of market T4, where the move would be worth it.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:58 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:In my opinion, Columbia, NYU & Penn at sticker are better than remaining at your current law school since all place well in your target market of NYC. However, it's a much closer call with respect to Georgetown with $20,000 per year grant money. Probably depends upon how comfortable you are at your current law school since law review & top 6% in your target market offers promising employment prospects.


By promising, it would probably give me the same chance as GULC, but I am a big fish in a small pond. I am by no means guaranteed biglaw where I am.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:59 pm

Tough call.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby TFR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:13 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:
TFR wrote:GULC: 20K Grant, Biglaw Prospects??

T2: 25K Scholly, LR, 5-6% will at least get me a bunch of biglaw screeners, big fish in small pond?, in target market (NYC)

Goal is biglaw, but I am thinking I am in a better position at T2, due to GULC's transfer placement being not so great. Is it crazy not to transfer?


I am in the same boat as you. I'm #1 at a school in the market I want, and they offered me a full ride and LR. I had accepted GULC, but they aren't giving me money, so I'm starting to rethink that, especially with probably getting into better schools. Even then, I don't know what I'm going to do.

It seems what most people say is to stay in your target market if you're doing well. Apparently employers will ask why you left in the first place. I'm in the same boat as you though. I have no idea what the best decision is, though the idea of graduating from one of these top law schools is alluring.


Also, at #1 you are probably downgrading your OCI position by going to GULC. #1 carries alot of weight.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby jessuf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:38 pm

TFR wrote:
canesfan1986 wrote:
TFR wrote:GULC: 20K Grant, Biglaw Prospects??

T2: 25K Scholly, LR, 5-6% will at least get me a bunch of biglaw screeners, big fish in small pond?, in target market (NYC)

Goal is biglaw, but I am thinking I am in a better position at T2, due to GULC's transfer placement being not so great. Is it crazy not to transfer?


I am in the same boat as you. I'm #1 at a school in the market I want, and they offered me a full ride and LR. I had accepted GULC, but they aren't giving me money, so I'm starting to rethink that, especially with probably getting into better schools. Even then, I don't know what I'm going to do.

It seems what most people say is to stay in your target market if you're doing well. Apparently employers will ask why you left in the first place. I'm in the same boat as you though. I have no idea what the best decision is, though the idea of graduating from one of these top law schools is alluring.


Also, at #1 you are probably downgrading your OCI position by going to GULC. #1 carries alot of weight.


This. GULC makes no sense for you. You'd do better in Miami than at GULC. Plus barely any firms come to GULC's OCI that have FL offices. You could probably get into a much better school, though, which could make transferring worth it.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:43 am

This is really hard, as others have said. I don't think there is a "right" answer. Personally, I think I would stay at the T2 unless you get into Columbia, NYU, or Penn. Even if the cost of your T2 doesn't go down as much as it should, you'll be in a pretty good spot with those grades (which you will give up if you xfer to Gtown). I just don't think Georgetown with no grades is worth it.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby aca0260 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:11 am

Makes zero sense for number 1 to transfer to GULC. You'll get into better schools. But even if you don't, you will get an OCI job. So unless you think living/experiencing DC is worth the tuition price don't do it.

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Re: GULC $ v. T2 $$

Postby canesfan1986 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:21 am

aca0260 wrote:Makes zero sense for number 1 to transfer to GULC. You'll get into better schools. But even if you don't, you will get an OCI job. So unless you think living/experiencing DC is worth the tuition price don't do it.


Yeah I was definitely starting to lean heavily back towards staying as opposed to GULC. The ultimate question for me would be would it make sense to transfer into the T6 if I want to stay in Miami and do biglaw here? That will probably be what it comes down to. And the tuition cost variance would be enormous.




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