Please be honest

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Pitt or Nova

Pitt
31
50%
Nova
21
34%
PSU
7
11%
Catholic
3
5%
 
Total votes: 62

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Please be honest

Postby stayway » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:06 am

Pitt (14k/yr) Nova (not sure yet) PSU (10k/yr) Catholic (15k/yr)

Looking for biglaw or a job with decent pay and future prospects....

I am out of state. Would love to work in DC - but if the job is good other cities are ok.

Don't know if this would be relevant but I'm Asian.

Please be honest.

Thanks!

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Re: Please be honest

Postby bees » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:14 am

nooyyllib wrote:Looking for biglaw or a job with decent pay and future prospects....


:|

Also, didn't you already post a topic about this?

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 am

yeah lol just trying to get as much input from TLS as possible. this doesn't mean i dont respect the other thread.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby Zapatero » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:30 am

[strike]PA resident?[/strike]

Edit: nvm, just re-read your post. Pitt dominates the area, while the others are in very oversaturated markets (PSU doesn't really have a market). I'm not sure if it's tough to get residency in PA, but if possible, it would make Pitt much cheaper than either PSU or Nova, since PSU doesn't have in-state tuition. Of course, none of the degrees are super portable, so take geography into account as well.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby World B. Free » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:50 am

Nova. For the area, I feel they have the better rep

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Re: Please be honest

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:52 am

I would tell the truth if this were in the proper forum.

Instead, I might be lying.

Or I might not be.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:52 pm

hmmm.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby jack duluoz » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:30 pm

OP, i think you're making this more complicated than it is. The way i see it:

1. GW is probably your best option if u get off the waitlist--like u said, live at home and minimize debt the best u can.
2. If dinged at GW, you go to pitt because it is the cheapest of your remaining options--which are all peer schools in relatively the same region i.e. u could probably crack the philly and central pa market if u really wanted.

OR

3. u retake the lsat and apply next year. This is what u should do if u want big law.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby cubswin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:36 pm

I could be wrong, especially since I am not one of the people targeting the Philadelphia market, but I recall seeing a discussion of Villanova where people said its placement in Philly is great. Obviously Penn > Nova, but it seems like most Penn grads leave the city after graduation and that Nova and Temple grads stick around and do pretty well. If anyone can back me up on this, and (once they tell give you your aid package) it's not tens-of-thousands more expensive than Pitt, I'd probably lean toward Villanova.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:40 pm

jack duluoz wrote:OP, i think you're making this more complicated than it is. The way i see it:

1. GW is probably your best option if u get off the waitlist--like u said, live at home and minimize debt the best u can.
2. If dinged at GW, you go to pitt because it is the cheapest of your remaining options--which are all peer schools in relatively the same region i.e. u could probably crack the philly and central pa market if u really wanted.

OR

3. u retake the lsat and apply next year. This is what u should do if u want big law.


yeah, i completely understand option 3. but i already took it 2 times. i just can't see myself taking it another time. plus the prep i did for the past two times was ridiculous. I've done all the PTs out there so no question is "new". I went down the 2nd time i took the damned test.

maybe ill go into health law i dont even know.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:41 pm

cubswin wrote:I could be wrong, especially since I am not one of the people targeting the Philadelphia market, but I recall seeing a discussion of Villanova where people said its placement in Philly is great. Obviously Penn > Nova, but it seems like most Penn grads leave the city after graduation and that Nova and Temple grads stick around and do pretty well. If anyone can back me up on this, and (once they tell give you your aid package) it's not tens-of-thousands more expensive than Pitt, I'd probably lean toward Villanova.


yeah that was my assumption too. i have yet to year from Nova about the scholly situation. hoping it is close to Pitt's offer.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:59 am

bump

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Re: Please be honest

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:07 am

jack duluoz wrote:OP, i think you're making this more complicated than it is. The way i see it:

1. GW is probably your best option if u get off the waitlist--like u said, live at home and minimize debt the best u can.
2. If dinged at GW, you go to pitt because it is the cheapest of your remaining options--which are all peer schools in relatively the same region i.e. u could probably crack the philly and central pa market if u really wanted.

OR

3. u retake the lsat and apply next year. This is what u should do if u want big law.


Given that I'm no expert on any of these schools, take my advice with a grain of salt, but to me the above is credited.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby totebags » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:08 am

nooyyllib wrote:bump


Seriously?

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Re: Please be honest

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:10 am

totebags wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:bump


Seriously?


I like how this thread got bumped because someone objected to a previous bump. :lol:

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Re: Please be honest

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:11 am

I am an unabashed Pitt troll. Fantastic city, great school which completely owns a top-25 legal market. I think it's by far your best choice, particularly considering your scholarship.

Plus, spending weekends on the South Side and the fall watching Steelers games isn't too shabby.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby DukeHopeful » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:20 am

Kretzy wrote:I am an unabashed Pitt troll. Fantastic city, great school which completely owns a top-25 legal market. I think it's by far your best choice, particularly considering your scholarship.

Plus, spending weekends on the South Side and the fall watching Steelers games isn't too shabby.


You couldn't pay me enough to watch the Steelers play. Bleh

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Re: Please be honest

Postby totebags » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:21 am

CardinalRules wrote:
totebags wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:bump


Seriously?


I like how this thread got bumped because someone objected to a previous bump. :lol:


Is it really a bump if it's one minute later?

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Re: Please be honest

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:21 am

DukeHopeful wrote:
Kretzy wrote:I am an unabashed Pitt troll. Fantastic city, great school which completely owns a top-25 legal market. I think it's by far your best choice, particularly considering your scholarship.

Plus, spending weekends on the South Side and the fall watching Steelers games isn't too shabby.


You couldn't pay me enough to watch the Steelers play. Bleh


I haven't missed a game in 7 years, and don't plan to while in Palo Alto next year either. Hell, I'm even a Pirates fan, and we haven't had a winning season since '91.

Even if you aren't a Steelers fan, PGH is an awesome city.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:23 am

Kretzy wrote:
DukeHopeful wrote:
Kretzy wrote:I am an unabashed Pitt troll. Fantastic city, great school which completely owns a top-25 legal market. I think it's by far your best choice, particularly considering your scholarship.

Plus, spending weekends on the South Side and the fall watching Steelers games isn't too shabby.


You couldn't pay me enough to watch the Steelers play. Bleh


I haven't missed a game in 7 years, and don't plan to while in Palo Alto next year either. Hell, I'm even a Pirates fan, and we haven't had a winning season since '91.

Even if you aren't a Steelers fan, PGH is an awesome city.


Wait, you're from Pittsburgh? I thought that you were from Colorado?

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Re: Please be honest

Postby DukeHopeful » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:24 am

Haha, I just had to get that in there since the OP asked for honesty and I'm too much of a Ravens fan. That said, Dan Marino was my childhood idol, and perhaps the greatest thing to ever come out of Pitt.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:25 am

CardinalRules wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
DukeHopeful wrote:
Kretzy wrote:I am an unabashed Pitt troll. Fantastic city, great school which completely owns a top-25 legal market. I think it's by far your best choice, particularly considering your scholarship.

Plus, spending weekends on the South Side and the fall watching Steelers games isn't too shabby.


You couldn't pay me enough to watch the Steelers play. Bleh


I haven't missed a game in 7 years, and don't plan to while in Palo Alto next year either. Hell, I'm even a Pirates fan, and we haven't had a winning season since '91.

Even if you aren't a Steelers fan, PGH is an awesome city.


Wait, you're from Pittsburgh? I thought that you were from Colorado?


Born on the north side of Pittsburgh, moved out west as a teenager. HS and college in Colorado. My entire family is from Allegheny County, PA, though.

Die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan at heart. Steelers, Pens, Pirates, even Pitt football and basketball. PGH doesn't have a basketball team, so I root for the Nuggets.

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:36 am

I am a fan of Hines Ward though.....

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Re: Please be honest

Postby DukeHopeful » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:38 am

nooyyllib wrote:I am a fan of Hines Ward though.....


Ugh, Hines Ward is such a tool. Anyone who has that shit-eating grin on their face all game and gets manicures before every game qualifies as a tool.

Now that I've done my Baltimore trolling duty for the night, I'm out. :lol:

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Re: Please be honest

Postby stayway » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:44 am

DukeHopeful wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:I am a fan of Hines Ward though.....


Ugh, Hines Ward is such a tool. Anyone who has that shit-eating grin on their face all game and gets manicures before every game qualifies as a tool.

Now that I've done my Baltimore trolling duty for the night, I'm out. :lol:


assuming you are a ravens fan, the shit eating grin is a little better than thugs and criminals.....




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