Sell me on American

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GentlemanJim
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Sell me on American

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:29 pm

Trying to decide between AU, South Carolina (w/money), or just waiting a year and applying elsewhere. I currently live and work in DC, but am from South Carolina and have extensive legal connections there. Basically, we're talking about a lot of debt v. no debt. Numbers are 165, 3.3. What would TLS do?

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Generic20101L » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:31 pm

I'm in a similar position to you. In at SC, lived in Augusta for 4 years, like the area. Waitlisted at American, and some others I would go to over SC.

I have the GI Bill though, so my situation is a bit different.

I would tell you to retake. I'm honestly thinking about doing the same.

SC just doesn't excite me, and neither does American really.

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tadams86
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby tadams86 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:31 pm

I think you are going to find it rare that someone on this board convinces you to go to AU, especially at sticker. I say take the money.

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phoenix323
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby phoenix323 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:32 pm

Sell me on American


No.

Huge 1L class size, financial aid is a joke, and D.C. has far better schools than American (which only has regional reach).

Take the money or wait a year and re-apply.

Good luck!

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Matteliszt
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 pm

Sell me on American


No.


This is credited. Unless you wanna work for the government don't go to American.

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Not-A-Teabagger
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Not-A-Teabagger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 pm

If you need to be sold on American after being accepted, i.e. you should have done your research on the school before you even applied, then withdraw and give Gdane some more hope!

GentlemanJim
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Thanks for the replies. All very much appreciated.

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TTH
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:13 pm

You could do better with a 3.3/165. AU at sticker is weak sauce.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby hoyasaxon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:15 pm

you could also do worse; i dont really understand the anti-wcl sentiment here; i live in georgetown, dc, and i know that the WCL has a very very healthy reputation. not gw or georgetown, granted, but its number three in DC, ahead of Catholic, Howard, and UDC (are they still accredited? serious ?)

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Ty Webb
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Ty Webb » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:16 pm

ITT many people spout seemingly justified anti-AU hate without considering that the alternative is the University of South Carolina.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby hoyasaxon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 pm

i completely agree; not exactly the vaunted "USC"

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TTH
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 pm

The alternative is waiting a year and reapplying. What's a University of South Carolina?

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby hoyasaxon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:19 pm

i believe "gamecock"

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Teoeo
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Teoeo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21 pm

tadams86 wrote:I think you are going to find it rare that someone on this board convinces you to go to AU, especially at sticker. I say take the money.

+100000000

having defended American on this board in the past, you are gonna find nothing but TLS hate.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby gdane » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:25 pm

Thank you Not a teabagger.

That being said, gentleman jim you said you were accepted off the waitlist, but now you are asking us to convince you to attend AU? Comeon! There are tons of other people that would love to go to AU and dont need it to be "sold" to them. The fact that you remained on the waitlist and then after being accepted you still dont know whether or not you want to go is just wrong. At this stage you should have done your research and decided where was best for you.

Go to AU if you want, if not decline the offer and give an opportunity to others that truly want to go to AU.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Always Credited » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:27 pm

American at sticker =

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:27 pm

That's a tough sell.

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WithGrace23
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby WithGrace23 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:58 pm

gdane5 wrote:Thank you Not a teabagger.

That being said, gentleman jim you said you were accepted off the waitlist, but now you are asking us to convince you to attend AU? Comeon! There are tons of other people that would love to go to AU and dont need it to be "sold" to them. The fact that you remained on the waitlist and then after being accepted you still dont know whether or not you want to go is just wrong. At this stage you should have done your research and decided where was best for you.

Go to AU if you want, if not decline the offer and give an opportunity to others that truly want to go to AU.


I don't think its wrong to remain on a wait list if you aren't 100% sure you want to go there.
I do think its wrong if your sure you don't want to go there.

When you get an acceptance, off a wait list, or any other time, you've got to weigh your options.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:59 pm

Ty Webb wrote:ITT many people spout seemingly justified anti-AU hate without considering that the alternative is the University of South Carolina.

There are people who like the state of South Carolina, and wouldn't mind living and practicing there. If OP is such a person, I'm not sure why South Carolina Law isn't a credited response -- especially since he can exploit his contacts there for professional opportunities.

Not everyone wants to chain themselves to the DC monster -- and it's not as if paying a king's ransom to AU offers an extra-special leg up. If OP can enjoy the quality of life he wants as a USC Law grad, God bless him.

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Matteliszt
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:14 pm

There are people who like the state of South Carolina, and wouldn't mind living and practicing there. If OP is such a person, I'm not sure why South Carolina Law isn't a credited response -- especially since he can exploit his contacts there for professional opportunities.

Not everyone wants to chain themselves to the DC monster -- and it's not as if paying a king's ransom to AU offers an extra-special leg up. If OP can enjoy the quality of life he wants as a USC Law grad, God bless him.


+1

Funky are you going to ND? Even more reason I wanna be in!

GentlemanJim
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:22 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:ITT many people spout seemingly justified anti-AU hate without considering that the alternative is the University of South Carolina.

There are people who like the state of South Carolina, and wouldn't mind living and practicing there. If OP is such a person, I'm not sure why South Carolina Law isn't a credited response -- especially since he can exploit his contacts there for professional opportunities.

Not everyone wants to chain themselves to the DC monster -- and it's not as if paying a king's ransom to AU offers an extra-special leg up. If OP can enjoy the quality of life he wants as a USC Law grad, God bless him.


It would be hard to quantify the value of my connections in SC here on TLS, but trust me that they're about as solid as you could hope for. I already live and work in DC in the political realm so those connections are already here to stay if I want to come back. SC is definitely an option.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:25 pm

And again, really appreciate all the responses thus far. American is a great school in my opinion but I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on all that debt.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:29 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:And again, really appreciate all the responses thus far. American is a great school in my opinion but I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on all that debt.

As you should, it's a massive amount of debt, and there's nothing guaranteed at all in terms of job prospects ITE from a school like AU.

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Matteliszt
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Re: Sell me on American

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:31 pm

I wouldn't say American is a bad school its just expensive in an over saturated market.

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Re: Sell me on American

Postby gdane » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:33 pm

ITE? Things are going to improve! By the time the current class graduates in 2013, the economy will be much improved. Theres a lot of tunnel vision on TLS and the ITE stuff is a perfect example. Things will improve. Dont be so negative. One reason why the economy hasnt gotten better quicker is because of that kind of thinking. The idea that things are terrible and that investing in big ticket items isnt worth it makes things worse. If people would start spending money and investing again, things would be better.




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