Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Tue May 25, 2010 12:19 am

I understand this as I am in a family of two - poverty line = 14000
I make 85000 (made up number).

14,000 x 1.5 = 21,000

85,000 - 21,000 = 64,000

64,000 x .15 = 9600

9600 / 12 = 800

Loan Payment = $800

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue May 25, 2010 12:19 am

Joe Biden wrote:Sticker at Rutgers is still pretty cheap if you are instate. This is almost the equivalent of getting 50% from Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova, etc.

Fuck New Jersey and its cheap instate options. FUCK IT ALL TO HELL!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Tue May 25, 2010 12:24 am

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Joe Biden wrote:Sticker at Rutgers is still pretty cheap if you are instate. This is almost the equivalent of getting 50% from Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova, etc.

Fuck New Jersey and its cheap instate options. FUCK IT ALL TO HELL!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:



I don't know why it took me so long to notice but your avatar is blowing my mind.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Tue May 25, 2010 12:24 am

Can we get a definitive IBR answer here?

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby webbylu87 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:26 am

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Can we get a definitive IBR answer here?


What exactly is the question? Just read the FAQ link direct from the Dept. of Ed that I posted. It answers pretty much any question you'd have.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby zeth006 » Wed May 26, 2010 8:00 pm

romothesavior wrote:Let's put it this way bj... What if I offered you 120k to take a year off and study your ass off for the LSAT? Would you do it?

That's essentially what a significant score increase would mean. You could go to this same T2 school for full tuition with a big score increase, or you could have options way higher up in the rankings. Taking a year off makes by FAR the most sense from a financial standpoint.



Ditto.

I have a scholly with a T2 and a WL with a few other schools, but I've personally taken the test 3 times already and have no further plans to lie to myself that 4th's the charm. But really...if you haven't been putting a whole lot of time into it...why not try seeing whether you can break the 160 barrier...and possibly 170s?

Speaking from personal experiences, I was just starting to break into the high 160s area before I took the test for my 3rd try and flopped on the LG section and came out with a low 160s. If you have to, take some time off from your work and put your back into the test. The rewards WILL pay off.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu May 27, 2010 7:56 am

b.j. wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:
Kobe_Teeth wrote:That could be. I was told by a fin-aid guy that it depended on what sector of law you were working in. I could be wrong.


As I understand it, the sector matters as far as when your debt is completely forgiven. 10 years in public interest vs. 25 in any sector.


Just curious, does public interest mean any sort of non-private job, like working at the FTC or the SEC, or something much smaller in scale?


Just FYI, you won't get a job at either of those agencies coming out of a T2 unless you're at the very top of the class. SEC, in particular, is more competitive than biglaw (mainly because of the revolving door it provides in to extremely lucrative private practice).

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Thu May 27, 2010 8:04 am

There is no difference between the school ranked 50 and the school ranked 150. If you can't get into a T30 or so, and you need to go to law school, go to the best one you get a full scholarship at. Also, retake.

My friend took a Kaplan course and then spent two months studying for the December LSAT. He pulled down a 154. I've been tutoring him since then, and he just practice tested at a 173 yesterday. He is not a genius. Anyone can improve if you just study correctly.

Christ this thread is depressing.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby rockstar4488 » Thu May 27, 2010 8:12 am

Gosh, the TLS snobbery makes me cringe.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby kwais » Thu May 27, 2010 8:14 am

Thank you rockstar

Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.

finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu May 27, 2010 8:23 am

kwais wrote:Thank you rockstar
[strike]Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.[/strike]
finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect


Edit: If you feel compelled to make a new "should I go to a T2? I mean mathematically being top 10% isn't impossible and I could always transfer and I'd be OK with a lowly V80 firm or something" thread, given the fact that the topic has been beaten to death (as demonstrated by even a cursory glance at the forums,) don't be surprised when people get a few lulz at your expense.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby rockstar4488 » Thu May 27, 2010 8:48 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
kwais wrote:Thank you rockstar
[strike]Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.[/strike]
finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect


Edit: If you feel compelled to make a new "should I go to a T2? I mean mathematically being top 10% isn't impossible and I could always transfer and I'd be OK with a lowly V80 firm or something" thread, given the fact that the topic has been beaten to death (as demonstrated by even a cursory glance at the forums,) don't be surprised when people get a few lulz at your expense.


With IBR, going to a T2 at full cost is no longer the financial suicide it once was. In fact, I'd argue that unless you are abandoning an incredibly lucrative career to attend law school, a T2 is a sound financial decision. So yeah, the "lulz" are by people who ignorantly assume that your minimum loan repayments will be oppressively high (with IBR, the payments are capped), and that you'll spend your whole life chasing the loan principle. (the balance is forgiven after 25 years). As such the belittling of going to a school worse than Tx without XYZ scholarship is based on past wisdom and not compatible with the current facts. Oh, and don't take tons of private loans. That really is financial suicide!

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby b.j. » Thu May 27, 2010 4:28 pm

zeth006 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Let's put it this way bj... What if I offered you 120k to take a year off and study your ass off for the LSAT? Would you do it?

That's essentially what a significant score increase would mean. You could go to this same T2 school for full tuition with a big score increase, or you could have options way higher up in the rankings. Taking a year off makes by FAR the most sense from a financial standpoint.



Ditto.

I have a scholly with a T2 and a WL with a few other schools, but I've personally taken the test 3 times already and have no further plans to lie to myself that 4th's the charm. But really...if you haven't been putting a whole lot of time into it...why not try seeing whether you can break the 160 barrier...and possibly 170s?

Speaking from personal experiences, I was just starting to break into the high 160s area before I took the test for my 3rd try and flopped on the LG section and came out with a low 160s. If you have to, take some time off from your work and put your back into the test. The rewards WILL pay off.


Yes.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby b.j. » Thu May 27, 2010 4:30 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
kwais wrote:Thank you rockstar
[strike]Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.[/strike]
finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect


Edit: If you feel compelled to make a new "should I go to a T2? I mean mathematically being top 10% isn't impossible and I could always transfer and I'd be OK with a lowly V80 firm or something" thread, given the fact that the topic has been beaten to death (as demonstrated by even a cursory glance at the forums,) don't be surprised when people get a few lulz at your expense.


If it's been beaten to death, why did you jump in and comment?

Anyway, the more I think about it, the more I think that I made up my mind last weekend. This thread was like a nudge in the right direction, something to convince me that I was making the right decision.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby b.j. » Thu May 27, 2010 4:39 pm

kwais wrote:Thank you rockstar

Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.

finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect


I don't think I apologized to the guy who called me an idiot.

But anyway, thanks for being a little sympathetic. Just in case it wasn't clear, I've pretty much decided not to go to school this fall. I called up the financial aid office today and was pretty much told that this was how it was done for first year students. The lady I spoke with was very nice and told me about appeals, but I almost wanted to call her out. I don't see how my friend who goes to the same school I was going to attend, who has a wealthier family than I do (not super rich, but almost certainly more well off than me) and who has a similar academic profile, was given money, while I was given nothing but loans. (Those loans, by the way, were largely unsubsidized, which would have only added to the cost.) And even though I have been out of school for a few years, I haven't been earning a lot. Perhaps I am taking this way too personally, but the seemingly nonchalant response from the financial aid lady irritated me. The amount of money they are indicating I should borrow is enough to buy a house in some parts of the country, yet it seemed as if nothing was done to help me. Why should I go there unless they are willing to help me?

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby bk1 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:45 pm

b.j. wrote:
kwais wrote:Thank you rockstar

Sorry to jump in like this, but I've been reading this site for a long time and I am astonished at the douchebaggery that takes place. For someone to call this guy an "idiot" for not taking into account certain factors that may be important but that, OH MY GOD, he didn't yet take into account is ridiculous. Maybe that's why people post here, to FIND THINGS OUT. I know that I have alot of questions myself and I believe that there are people here who can help but will be drowned out by the endless "you are a flame" (what the hell is a flame and who gives a shit?), by the endless "there are only 14 schools to go to" (absurd) and the endless law school chat lingo that seems to give you guys a woody but does very little for spreading useful information for people new to the process.

finally, b.j., don't apologize to someone who treats you like an idiot. Have a little self-respect


I don't think I apologized to the guy who called me an idiot.

But anyway, thanks for being a little sympathetic. Just in case it wasn't clear, I've pretty much decided not to go to school this fall. I called up the financial aid office today and was pretty much told that this was how it was done for first year students. The lady I spoke with was very nice and told me about appeals, but I almost wanted to call her out. I don't see how my friend who goes to the same school I was going to attend, who has a wealthier family than I do (not super rich, but almost certainly more well off than me) and who has a similar academic profile, was given money, while I was given nothing but loans. (Those loans, by the way, were largely unsubsidized, which would have only added to the cost.) And even though I have been out of school for a few years, I haven't been earning a lot. Perhaps I am taking this way too personally, but the seemingly nonchalant response from the financial aid lady irritated me. The amount of money they are indicating I should borrow is enough to buy a house in some parts of the country, yet it seemed as if nothing was done to help me. Why should I go there unless they are willing to help me?


Good luck next cycle! I understand that waiting a year can feel agonizing (I really wanted to go in fall 2010 but realized that waiting a year would give me better options), but I think it seems like the right choice for you.

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby Doritos » Sat May 29, 2010 8:06 pm

PLATONiC wrote:If you're seriously interested in law, then a T2 could still prepare you to do what this guy did: http://www.startlawpractice.com/

I mean, it only costs like $3,000 dollars to start your own solo practice.


This is late and unrelated to the thread but apparently this guy specializes in porn law. http://www.adultfilmmaking.com/pornbizschool.html & http://www.castlecaribe.com/faqs.html I do not know the firm he is referring to but it seems he founded some kind of porn island...

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby keexkee » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:05 pm

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Re: Is Anyone Paying Sticker for a T2 School?

Postby toolfan » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:27 pm

I'll be attending a T2 on a pretty decent scholly. And, I'm still concerned that it will take me longer than 10 years (15yrs max) to comfortably pay off my loans. Unless you have some immunity to what I call debt depression, then feel free to borrow 200k. Though I'm not certain of the math, I'd bet that the interest on that large a principle over the span of, say, 20 years brings the total payback amount closer to 330-350k.

There are very few schools worth a 200k commitment.




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