WM or UST or Hamline: Minnesota law schools?

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SDI12
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WM or UST or Hamline: Minnesota law schools?

Postby SDI12 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:26 pm

Hi, I have recently been accepted to William Mitchell, Hamline and Univ. of St. Thomas. I need to make my decision and deposit by the 16th. I am not from Minnesota and am having a hard time making this decision, would love some input...

Scholarship's received:
Hamline- $18,000 (50% of tuition per year)
UST- 15,000 per year
WM-$ 0
[U of MN- was not accepted]

Thank you!

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minnbills
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Re: WM or UST or Hamline: Minnesota law schools?

Postby minnbills » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:12 pm

I don't want to sound like a jerk but frankly, I don't think any of these schools are worth going to at the prices listed. WM and UST can be good options if you keep your debt down.

The orthodoxy with loans is that you shouldn't take out more than you will make in salary. It's highly unlikely you'll make six figures coming out of these schools, so 100k+ in debt will be a huge battle.

Sorry, but I wouldn't go. Best of luck to you.

(If there's something I'm missing- parents are paying for school or you have a job lined up, that could change things.)

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Re: WM or UST or Hamline: Minnesota law schools?

Postby Martin34 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:19 pm

SDI12 wrote:Hi, I have recently been accepted to William Mitchell, Hamline and Univ. of St. Thomas. I need to make my decision and deposit by the 16th. I am not from Minnesota and am having a hard time making this decision, would love some input...

Scholarship's received:
Hamline- $18,000 (50% of tuition per year)
UST- 15,000 per year
WM-$ 0
[U of MN- was not accepted]

Thank you!


If you ever want to work outside of MN: none of the above.
If you're sure you want to work in MN: WM at sticker. WM has a good reputation in the twin cities but no national reach.

Hamline and St Thomas place poorly even in MN. The market is oversaturated and is dominated by UMN. If you have your heart set on Minnesota, your best option (by far) is to retake and get into UMN.

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Re: WM or UST or Hamline: Minnesota law schools?

Postby Martin34 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:24 pm

Oh, and one other thing. Whatever you do, please do not go to Hamline. You will forever regret it.




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