If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

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Would you take the buyout?

Yes.
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No.
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cahwc12
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If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:06 pm

If your law school offered to pay off all your outstanding law school loans on condition that you withdraw, would you do it?

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loomstate
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby loomstate » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:07 pm

Couldn't we just ask the direct question - how much do you regret law school?

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minnbills
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby minnbills » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:08 pm

I'd need to see my grades first

SportsFan
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby SportsFan » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:22 pm

minnbills wrote:I'd need to see my grades first

dudders
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby dudders » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:35 pm

In a heartbeat.

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cinephile
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby cinephile » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:40 pm

Yes, but only if it came with a time machine and let me get the past 1.5 years of my life back. Also a memory-eraser to erase the past 1.5 years.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:52 pm

You guys are forgetting to post the most relevant piece of information: What school or at least range you attend. This thread has potential.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby dudders » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:51 pm

dudders wrote:In a heartbeat.


bizzybone1313 wrote:You guys are forgetting to post the most relevant piece of information: What school or at least range you attend. This thread has potential.


GW

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby mr.hands » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:08 am

If I were paying sticker anywhere outside of HYS, yeah. With a 1/3-1/2 scholarship at a T14, I'd still consider it.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby dingbat » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:11 am

cahwc12 wrote:If your law school offered to pay off all your outstanding law school loans on condition that you withdraw, would you do it?

No

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Bildungsroman
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:13 am

Nah, I like law school.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:57 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Nah, I like law school.

Something RIGOR something something

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:45 pm

dingbat wrote:
cahwc12 wrote:If your law school offered to pay off all your outstanding law school loans on condition that you withdraw, would you do it?

No

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goldeneye
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby goldeneye » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:56 pm

I cant figure out any reason why a law school would do this?

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby Django » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:53 pm

goldeneye wrote:I cant figure out any reason why a law school would do this?


Pretty sure this is a hypothetical situation created to pose the question "If you could get out of law school right now, thus losing the time and effort you put into law school, but absolving the debt you've accumulated, would you do it?"

Schools wouldn't do this, the question is essentially asking if you regret going to law school.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:24 pm

If I could figure out how to explain a 2.5 year law school gap to non-legal employers, I might. I'd want to look at non-legal jobs before I pull the trigger though. UCLA/Vandy/Tex/USC school, scholarship in the $70,000 range.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby sinfiery » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:27 am

rad lulz wrote:If I could figure out how to explain a 2.5 year law school gap to non-legal employers, I might. I'd want to look at non-legal jobs before I pull the trigger though. UCLA/Vandy/Tex/USC school, scholarship in the $70,000 range.


I hope you come back in 5 years and either re-iterate this opinion or redact it.

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beachbum
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby beachbum » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:34 am

Nope, but ask me again in a year.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:37 am

beachbum wrote:Nope, but ask me again in a year month.

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purpletiger
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby purpletiger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:14 pm

Lower T14, V15 SA this summer, and I would probably take it. I'm not sure all this is worth it, frankly.

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Lwoods
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby Lwoods » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:26 pm

No. I still want to be a lawyer, so a JD will come in handy for that.

Plus:

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IAFG
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby IAFG » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:35 pm

Law school is one of the best decisions I ever made. I don't want my 2.5 years "back" because my life wasn't on pause in the meantime.

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Br3v
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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby Br3v » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:50 pm

If you were an 0L, already accepted ED, what would you do with the next 8 months to make sure you didn't have any potential regrets come mid law school?

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:51 pm

I'd strongly consider it.

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Re: If your school offered you a buyout, would you take it?

Postby SportsFan » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:26 pm

Br3v wrote:If you were an 0L, already accepted ED, what would you do with the next 8 months to make sure you didn't have any potential regrets come mid law school?

After a semester of law school, I can't really think that doing a lot of 0L prep would have really changed things (though maybe my opinion will change after I see my grades haha). Just make sure you're ready to go from day 1 of classes (in terms of everything you can think of...) and don't fall behind.




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