T30 with full ride to HYS?

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T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:06 pm

I have a full ride at a T30 school and I'm in the top 3% of my class. Assuming for the sake of argument that I'd be accepted, is it worth it to transfer to HYS and give up the full ride?

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:20 pm

No unless you get max need based aid at HYS.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:35 pm

You're in a great position. If you get in to HYS post the money you get and people here can help you decide. No school (not even YHS) is worth transferring to at sticker unless there are unusual circumstances.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:02 pm

What are your career goals? Is the T30 in the region where you want to practice? I'm probably not qualified to answer your question, but others may be able to provide better advice if they have more information.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby reasonable person » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:10 pm

Y - Yes
HS - Maybe

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Nebby » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:56 pm

reasonable person wrote:Y - Yes
HS - Maybe

This is not right.

Its:

H: yes
YS: maybe

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:58 pm

HYS: maybe (what is the cost?)

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby ze2151 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:08 pm

is the end goal of law school to get a job or to impress your great aunt and her friends at the salon?

you have put yourself in a position to get a great job. and you'll graduate with very little, or no, debt. stay the course.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:41 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:
reasonable person wrote:Y - Yes
HS - Maybe

This is not right.

Its:

H: yes
YS: maybe

Lol I think they meant if the kid gets into Y, go, but only maybe if he/she gets into HS

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:45 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:What are your career goals? Is the T30 in the region where you want to practice? I'm probably not qualified to answer your question, but others may be able to provide better advice if they have more information.


I want to be elected or appointed to public office. Potentially a national office, so not exactly in my current region.
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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:47 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:
reasonable person wrote:Y - Yes
HS - Maybe

This is not right.

Its:

H: yes
YS: maybe


Are you answering the question (is it worth giving up a full ride to attend) or are you substituting your own question (what are my chances of getting in)? I only care about the former.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:
CounselorNebby wrote:
reasonable person wrote:Y - Yes
HS - Maybe

This is not right.

Its:

H: yes
YS: maybe


Are you answering the question (is it worth giving up a full ride to attend) or are you substituting your own question (what are my chances of getting in)? I only care about the former.


Oops. In that case.

T6: Yes

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:What are your career goals? Is the T30 in the region where you want to practice? I'm probably not qualified to answer your question, but others may be able to provide better advice if they have more information.


I want to be elected or appointed to public office. Potentially a national office, so not exactly in my current region.


In that case, regardless of the realism of your ambitions, it would definitely be worth transferring if you're willing to pick up the extra debt. By the way, I don't know about S, but H and Y are actually pretty decent when it comes to financial aid for transfers. I've heard stories about H, and I personally know two people who transferred into Y and got *more* money than they were receiving at their old schools.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby bearsfan23 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:36 am

I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby MagicMike80 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:16 pm

Biased b/c i made the jump to H this year, but have to agree with bearsfan. Whether you frame it as prestige, respect, or wow factor to your great aunt's friends, HYS offer something beyond their short term monetary costs. If youre at the best school in your region, say UT or UCLA, AND you want to stay there, it might not be worth it to transfer. However, if youre undecided, and want to have the widest array of options in all the top markets (including clerking, teaching, DOJ honors, etc), not going HYS is selling yourself short, and your full ability will not immediately come across on your resume.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:22 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

the debt also lasts a lifetime fyi

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:24 pm

This is a case where your current school and goals probably matter, but the default is definitely that if you have the grades for HYS you should stay where you are.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:33 pm

fats provolone wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

the debt also lasts a lifetime fyi

LRAP / PSLF

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:35 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:
fats provolone wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

the debt also lasts a lifetime fyi

LRAP / PSLF

i guess elected official is pslf-eligible? seems a little risky though, you gotta keep winning for 10 yrs

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:44 pm

fats provolone wrote:
CounselorNebby wrote:
fats provolone wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

the debt also lasts a lifetime fyi

LRAP / PSLF

i guess elected official is pslf-eligible? seems a little risky though, you gotta keep winning for 10 yrs

op will not get elected nor appointed; i was just giving one example of it not lasting 4evr
elected official is not eligible

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:44 pm

fats provolone wrote:
CounselorNebby wrote:
fats provolone wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:I say go for HYS. Remember, debt is temporary but prestige lasts a lifetime

the debt also lasts a lifetime fyi

LRAP / PSLF

i guess elected official is pslf-eligible? seems a little risky though, you gotta keep winning for 10 yrs

If you lose you can always just become a janitor at a public middle school and get PSLF I don't see the problem.

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:45 pm

$150k can buy a lot of gordon wood books

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:49 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:elected official is not eligible

this is why he needs to go to Yale and cop dat COAP

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Re: T30 with full ride to HYS?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:23 pm

Despite the responses to this thread, I highly doubt many people on this board would decide against the jump from a t30 to YALE. Especially since you still get a pretty decent shot at getting onto LR at Yale as a transfer, so you're not really giving up much of anything. You incur 2 years worth of debt (keep in mind OP didn't pay for his first year of law school), but COAP is like insurance against that in the very unlikely even OP doesn't get a high paying job out of law school.

You also have to think about long-term ramifications of staying versus transferring to YLS, rather than merely the job outcomes right out of law school. There are so many doors that will be open to OP in the long-term that aren't as a t30 grad (regardless of grades).




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