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NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby cmartin5970 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:53 pm

I am considering going to NC Central for law school. I have a 3.5 GPA from UNC-Chapel Hill and just got a 163 on the LSAT. I have talked to a few judges and lawyers in north carolina and they have all said great things about NC Central and have recommended me going there or at least look into it. I am really interested in civil rights and want to do something in that field and with the price of NC Central compared to other law schools it sounds pretty hard to turn down to me. I was just hoping if I could get some opinions on what people have heard about NC Central and its reputation, if it has one, across the country.

Any input you give me would be really appreciated

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:56 pm

Since you're considering going to NC Central, an HBCU, I'm assuming you're African-American. If that's the case, you can get into significantly better schools than NCCU with plenty of scholarship money.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby cmartin5970 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:59 pm

I'm actually white, but just really interested in the field of civil rights. I actually wondered if I could possibly get a minority scholarship since it is an HBCU

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:01 pm

What is an NC central?

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby ran12 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:45 pm

Why don't you just go to UNC. Are you from NC? If you are you'll easily get in. Check out places like Wake; they'll give you a nice enough offer with your numbers.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby NYCbound35 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:50 pm

ran12 wrote:Why don't you just go to UNC. Are you from NC? If you are you'll easily get in. Check out places like Wake; they'll give you a nice enough offer with your numbers.


This...in at UNC, possibly with $, in at Wake w $$

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby pattonthicke » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:55 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:This...in at UNC, possibly with $, in at Wake w $$


A bit optimistic, i think. A 163 puts him right at median for unc, so im not sure its guarenteed he will get much money. Nevertheless, his in state status means that he'll graduate with less than 100k in debt so thats a good option. At any rate titcr is to not go to nc central. It has a reputation, but only in nc, and even that rep is not that good.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby cmartin5970 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:06 am

This may sound bad but I do not want an extremely competitive or high paying job, and instead would rather work for a civil rights group and deal with immigration, the disabled, the elderly or something along those lines or work as a public defender or for the poor and I have seen that NC Central is ranked in the Top 25 for Public Interest law schools. Would you all still recommend UNC or Wake over NCCU if that is my career goals?

I am already in debt for undergrad so cost is another pretty big factor for me as well

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:59 am

cmartin5970 wrote:This may sound bad but I do not want an extremely competitive or high paying job


Well, about a third of law grads these days aren't getting any job in the legal sector. You feelin' lucky?

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby TTH » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:32 am

cmartin5970 wrote:I'm actually white, but just really interested in the field of civil rights. I actually wondered if I could possibly get a minority scholarship since it is an HBCU


I see what you're doing.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby androstan » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:37 am

flame

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:51 am

NYCbound35 wrote:
ran12 wrote:Why don't you just go to UNC. Are you from NC? If you are you'll easily get in. Check out places like Wake; they'll give you a nice enough offer with your numbers.


This...in at UNC, possibly with $, in at Wake w $$


Go to UNC. In-state tuition is manageable and you'll do well in NC. You'll have a slew more opportunities there than you will at NC Central. You have T1 numbers and it'd suck to see you go to a TTTT. You can graduate UNC with low enough debt and UNC has a good enough name across the SE that you won't be locked into the 5 square miles that NC Central would leave you. That and did you SEE the employment figures from NC Central?!

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby edgarfigaro » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:47 am

In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte

Seriously, you should be in at either UNC or Wake, if not both. Choosing Central over either is extremely misguided.

Of course, Central to its credit is extremely cheap, so if you don't finish in the top 5%, at least your debt load won't be massive.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby yngblkgifted » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:40 am

cmartin5970 wrote:I am considering going to NC Central for law school. I have a 3.5 GPA from UNC-Chapel Hill and just got a 163 on the LSAT. I have talked to a few judges and lawyers in north carolina and they have all said great things about NC Central and have recommended me going there or at least look into it. I am really interested in civil rights and want to do something in that field and with the price of NC Central compared to other law schools it sounds pretty hard to turn down to me. I was just hoping if I could get some opinions on what people have heard about NC Central and its reputation, if it has one, across the country.

Any input you give me would be really appreciated


Assuming this is true, going to a school outside of the top 14 is absolutely retarded.

Edit: Never mind. I just realized you were white. But still NCCU is probably not the best choice if prestige is a factor. Not to disparage the school, just saying you have much better options.
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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:40 am

edgarfigaro wrote:In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte


Something's missing...

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby southernsnapp » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:04 pm

If you're looking for prestige, then NCCU clearly isn't the best choice. However, it is respectable in NC and I have heard of non AAs getting minority scholarships at HBCUs in NC, so definitely look into it. Even without the scholarship, their tuition and the cost of living in the area make it a very good choice for what you want to do. You'd probably be stuck in NC for a couple years though.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby moandersen » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:51 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:
ran12 wrote:Why don't you just go to UNC. Are you from NC? If you are you'll easily get in. Check out places like Wake; they'll give you a nice enough offer with your numbers.


This...in at UNC, possibly with $, in at Wake w $$


wrong. more likely in at UNC, and in at Wake. no $ from either, which means go to UNC cause it is incredibly cheap for in-state kids.

There are a decent amount of central grads in judicial positions throughout the state, but it has absolutely no national prestige.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby yinz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:16 pm

quakeroats wrote:
edgarfigaro wrote:In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte


Something's missing...


Truth. Word is, though, the missing school doesn't place as well in NC as the state's flagship university does.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:20 pm

yinz wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
edgarfigaro wrote:In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte


Something's missing...


Truth. Word is, though, the missing school doesn't place as well in NC as the state's flagship university does.

Still, I'd like his odds working in civil rights from that school over any of the ones mentioned.

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:42 pm

yinz wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
edgarfigaro wrote:In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte


Something's missing...


Truth. Word is, though, the missing school doesn't place as well in NC as the state's flagship university does.


Those who want North Carolina can get it. Most of us are from out of state and don't plan to stay. We've got a sizable NC contingent, and I haven't heard of anyone having problems (except of course those at the bottom of the class without ties).

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:01 am

RedShift wrote:It has no national prestige.


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androstan wrote:flame


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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby DonDrapersAttorney » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:05 am

Even though you admit you aren't overly concerned with making money after graduation I would view it like this. Why settle for a lesser school when you could probably get great money for Campbell and probably at least a scholarship at Wake/UNC. Handling low cost immigration/civil rights issues are things you can do with a JD from anywhere, why not set yourself up so that if you do need to make more money or want to make more money you can?

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Re: NC Central- National Prestige?

Postby edgarfigaro » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:26 am

quakeroats wrote:
yinz wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
edgarfigaro wrote:In terms of your choices in NC, it should be UNC>Wake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambell/Central>>>Elon>Charlotte


Something's missing...


Truth. Word is, though, the missing school doesn't place as well in NC as the state's flagship university does.


Those who want North Carolina can get it. Most of us are from out of state and don't plan to stay. We've got a sizable NC contingent, and I haven't heard of anyone having problems (except of course those at the bottom of the class without ties).


Wasn't Duke trolling, he's just not getting in there being below both 25 percentiles. Hence the "your choices."




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