tooswolle wrote:I think I've narrowed down my choice. It's pretty crazy that I'm up thinking about this right now when I've got work in six hours! Right now MSU at 75% off is so damn tempting given my risk aversion. But I've been fortunate to break the T25 with 25% off. Anyone who knows they are attending MSU care to share their reasoning behind their decision? It's a good school that looks like it is on the rise so now It's just listing the pros and cons to make a decision.
Why I've chosen MSU:
- *I hate non-dischargeable debt & I have a full tuition scholly from MSU;
*I want to eventually practice in MI, in service of a particular niche;
*Since even some Harvard 3Ls are having to think outside the box career-wise, I'd rather go into law school planning to do so from the outset and without taking on crazy debt;
*I like the campus vibe and the resources available for student parents, along with the family-friendliness of the Lansing area;
*I'm really keen on the Urban Food, Farm & Ag Law practicum that'll be a clinic starting in the fall AND the small business/nonprofit clinic. Also at ASD, Dean H announced the launch of a Global Food Law program in the fall (I'm a bit of a foodie & I seriously dig gardening)
What I'm not looking forward to:
- *Tornado warnings. Seriously. I got caught in that nasty storm that made national news last week and let me tell you, this recovering Californian was seriously jonesing for an earthquake instead;
*The uncertainty about MSU's long-term reputation. The rankings chatter is amusing sometimes, but let's face it, we want the school to continue climbing, not peak at 82.
Anyway, those are the thoughts of a career-changing, single mom.