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Brinson
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University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Brinson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:15 pm

So, I have a job offer in Madison, paying pretty well...moving to Madison, though, is a big commitment. I've always been planning to go to law school.

Then I looked a UW Madison's in-state tuition..of $16k a year...which is like a third of most schools where I live now (Dallas) and its higher ranked than all of them. Rank 28 law school for $16k a year? My debt would be extremely minimal on graduation. Thinking of it as a "backup plan" if I don't like the job.

Any thoughts on UW Madison?

Aqualibrium
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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:16 pm

Have you ever been to Madison? Would you do law school part time?

Brinson
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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Brinson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:42 pm

The company flew me up and put me in a hotel for my interview. I toured the city and I can see myself living there. Small, but not in a bad way. Big enough, I think.

I hear cost of living is really low. Hard to substantiate that.

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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Hannibal » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Brinson wrote:The company flew me up and put me in a hotel for my interview. I toured the city and I can see myself living there. Small, but not in a bad way. Big enough, I think.

I hear cost of living is really low. Hard to substantiate that.


Is there any specific reason you want to go to law school? It sounds like you could have a pretty good career regardless. And you can always go to LS after a few years of work.

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nphsbuckeye
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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby nphsbuckeye » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:37 pm

They have a mean offensive line.

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compromises
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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby compromises » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm

You work for Epic don't you?

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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby sundance95 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:04 pm

If you want to practice in Wisconsin, UW Madison law graduates are automatically admitted to the Wisconsin bar. That, plus the low tuition, makes it a pretty sweet deal.

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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:28 pm

compromises wrote:You work for Epic don't you?


Why do people feel the need to out people on the internet? If this was a serious question you should have sent this person a pm.

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Re: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Postby Chris_cpb » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:44 pm

I've heard the UW law school also has some nice ties to mid-big Chicago law firms. Consider reading the short article on the school posted by TLS if you haven't already. You can find it here http://www.top-law-schools.com/wisconsi ... chool.html




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