Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:53 am

I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:03 am

SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)


I think you've got to compare career prospects/desires (PI, Biglaw, etc.) with placement, LRAP and the like. What's COL at UIUC over and above tuition? 15k?

I know for me, that when I settled on NU, I was heavily influenced by running the LRAP calculations (on their finaid page)...that 200k in debt, will really cost me less than 60k for 10 years, then poof, it's gone...presuming I stick with the PI/Gov't route...and on average I like my chances of finding a decent paying gig in Chicago if I abandon the PI route....but that's just me.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:05 am

homestyle28 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)


I think you've got to compare career prospects/desires (PI, Biglaw, etc.) with placement, LRAP and the like. What's COL at UIUC over and above tuition? 15k?

I know for me, that when I settled on NU, I was heavily influenced by running the LRAP calculations (on their finaid page)...that 200k in debt, will really cost me less than 60k for 10 years, then poof, it's gone...presuming I stick with the PI/Gov't route...and on average I like my chances of finding a decent paying gig in Chicago if I abandon the PI route....but that's just me.


That's what made the decision for me, too. * high fives homestyle *

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:15 am

SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)


I am in the same situation. I am leaning towards SMU or UIUC (both full rides). I am visiting all of them in the next couple weeks to make sure, but free tuition is hard to pass up.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:20 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)


I think you've got to compare career prospects/desires (PI, Biglaw, etc.) with placement, LRAP and the like. What's COL at UIUC over and above tuition? 15k?

I know for me, that when I settled on NU, I was heavily influenced by running the LRAP calculations (on their finaid page)...that 200k in debt, will really cost me less than 60k for 10 years, then poof, it's gone...presuming I stick with the PI/Gov't route...and on average I like my chances of finding a decent paying gig in Chicago if I abandon the PI route....but that's just me.


That's what made the decision for me, too. * high fives homestyle *


*Does the Fresh Prince/DJ Jazzy Jeff Over the shoulder move in return*

The "It's really only 60k" is a mantra I have to repeat to my wife constantly!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:23 am

Duh! I need a wife to tell ME these things. Brilliant.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:39 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Duh! I need a wife to tell ME these things. Brilliant.


For a small fee, I will pretend to be your wife and remind you of these kind of things

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:41 am

Will one of you play my overindulgent husband who tells me, "Honey, do whatever you like best! I support you 100%--if I don't, I know I'll be sleeping on the sofa for the next month"?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:45 am

SMA22 wrote:Will one of you play my overindulgent husband who tells me, "Honey, do whatever you like best! I support you 100%--if I don't, I know I'll be sleeping on the sofa for the next month"?


"Of course do whatever you feel best about sugar...still need time to think? Why don't we go out to dinner and then bring home some ice cream, that'll ease your mind baby"


Done!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:47 am

homestyle28 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:Will one of you play my overindulgent husband who tells me, "Honey, do whatever you like best! I support you 100%--if I don't, I know I'll be sleeping on the sofa for the next month"?


"Of course do whatever you feel best about sugar...still need time to think? Why don't we go out to dinner and then bring home some ice cream, that'll ease your mind baby"


Done!


Gee, now how could I possibly turn down that much debt with so much support? Men are great!!! :wink:

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:47 am

homestyle28 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Duh! I need a wife to tell ME these things. Brilliant.


For a small fee, I will pretend to be your wife and remind you of these kind of things


I really appreciate the offer, but since I was just saying that I have no money...probably not the best course ;-)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:50 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Duh! I need a wife to tell ME these things. Brilliant.


For a small fee, I will pretend to be your wife and remind you of these kind of things


I really appreciate the offer, but since I was just saying that I have no money...probably not the best course ;-)


Don't worry, you can afford it. "It's really only 60k."

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:52 am

Sometimes, I feel like I'm playing Monopoly...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:53 am

SMA22 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:Will one of you play my overindulgent husband who tells me, "Honey, do whatever you like best! I support you 100%--if I don't, I know I'll be sleeping on the sofa for the next month"?


"Of course do whatever you feel best about sugar...still need time to think? Why don't we go out to dinner and then bring home some ice cream, that'll ease your mind baby"


Done!


Gee, now how could I possibly turn down that much debt with so much support? Men are great!!! :wink:


It's true, when you compare the debt to support ratio, NU wins hands down ;)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:01 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
Bumi wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Naw, I wish. I'm in the Peace Corps, so no way to get there, unfortunately.

Are you somewhere cool? Maybe we can convince them to move ASW to Morocco or wherever.


I'm in rural China...so maybe?
SMA22 wrote:Sticker shock :evil:


Yes. Unhappy about that. Excitement is mixing with queasiness...


Yeah exactly. Excited because I love NU but pretty scared of the massive, soul-crushing debt.

Also I'm in India, so maybe we can meet in the middle? How's Nepal? ;)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:06 pm

Aine wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
Bumi wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Naw, I wish. I'm in the Peace Corps, so no way to get there, unfortunately.

Are you somewhere cool? Maybe we can convince them to move ASW to Morocco or wherever.


I'm in rural China...so maybe?
SMA22 wrote:Sticker shock :evil:


Yes. Unhappy about that. Excitement is mixing with queasiness...


Yeah exactly. Excited because I love NU but pretty scared of the massive, soul-crushing debt.

Also I'm in India, so maybe we can meet in the middle? How's Nepal? ;)


Sure! But Pakistan would be closer for me.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:10 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Sure! But Pakistan would be closer for me.


Shady casinos in Nepal > chilling on the beach in Karachi. Also Nepal is home to momos, the best food in the world. You guys should totally have Kathmandu ASW.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:11 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Sure! But Pakistan would be closer for me.


Shady casinos in Nepal > chilling on the beach in Karachi. Also Nepal is home to momos, the best food in the world. You guys should totally have Kathmandu ASW.


Please explain "momo." A google image search got me Japanese girls in pigtails... :shock:

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:06 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Sure! But Pakistan would be closer for me.


Shady casinos in Nepal > chilling on the beach in Karachi. Also Nepal is home to momos, the best food in the world. You guys should totally have Kathmandu ASW.


Please explain "momo." A google image search got me Japanese girls in pigtails... :shock:


I think it's a type of dumpling? Kathmandu it is!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Bumi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:14 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Please explain "momo."

This guy:
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Aine wrote:I think it's a type of dumpling?

Uh, nevermind.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:15 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Sometimes, I feel like I'm playing Monopoly...


Sometimes I think of my debt in terms of "a quarter million give or take" to reinforce the "it's not real" phenomenon.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Bumi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:16 pm

SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)

What if we have lots of pot luck dinners? Or like a bake sale?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:20 pm

Bumi wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Please explain "momo."

This guy:
--ImageRemoved--
Aine wrote:I think it's a type of dumpling?

Uh, nevermind.


Haha nice.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:21 pm

Bumi wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I don't know what to do--I really want to attend NU, but I got a full ride to UIUC. I'm just going to have to sleep on this a bit. I said I'd do anything to attend NU, but wow, that's a shitload of debt. (Insert deep breath here.)

What if we have lots of pot luck dinners? Or like a bake sale?


Also I make a meaaaan brownie. This idea has got potential.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flustercluck » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:24 pm

Soooo, looks like I'm in with the sticker paying crowd. Not that it's exactly surprising, I just wish I'd gotten something so I could justify leaving my job earlier... 110 more days, 110 more days, 110 more days.... :(




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