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Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby dvd » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:08 pm

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:28 pm

It depends on your precise financial situation, but I'd go with Texas.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:29 pm

Texas.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:39 pm

You got in off the waitlist with a full ride?

Ok...?

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby dvd » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:39 pm

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Thirteen » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:40 pm

holybartender wrote:Texas.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:47 pm

dvd wrote:Can someone tell me about national portability at the two schools?


Texas: not really.
Minnesota: more not really.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:54 pm

holybartender wrote:
dvd wrote:Can someone tell me about national portability at the two schools?


Texas: not really.
Minnesota: more not really.


It depends on how you define "not really". I'm pretty sure DC, CA and NY are available to top students at Texas.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:01 pm

I mean, it depends on where you place in your class. Will the student at median be going to NY? I doubt it.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby scruffs mcguff » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Well then I definitely say go to Minnesota.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby cendien » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:21 pm

If you have good reasons to attend Minn, I'd say go for it. That's at least $60k in debt you won't have. A friend there is a decent reason.

In terms of portability, they're both pretty regional. Texas may be slightly more national, but most of the class is going to stay in Texas, and that's where its alumni base is. Top of the class at either school will have different opportunities, and probably not all too different.

Obviously you need to consider which area of the country you'd prefer to be in here. Northern midwest or Texas? You're likely to stay in either for a while.

May update more later. CLass is out.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Fast_Fingers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:28 pm

Congrats on getting in. To be honest, if you want to work in the South/Southwest area, then go with Texas. Midwest, then Minnesota. I don't know if you are in-state for Texas, but in any case, the debt for going there isn't bad at all, especially for a T20. As cool as it is to have a friend in Minnesota (I have two 1Ls), it's probably best to go with region, as it should be easy enough to make new ones.

Let me know through PM your final decision. If you go to Minn, we might have a beer together.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Stringer Bell » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:29 pm

cendien wrote:If you have good reasons to attend Minn, I'd say go for it. That's at least $60k in debt you won't have. A friend there is a decent reason.

In terms of portability, they're both pretty regional. Texas may be slightly more national, but most of the class is going to stay in Texas, and that's where its alumni base is. Top of the class at either school will have different opportunities, and probably not all too different.

Obviously you need to consider which area of the country you'd prefer to be in here. Northern midwest or Texas? You're likely to stay in either for a while.

May update more later. CLass is out.


ITE I'm not sure what kind of class rank is necessary to get the national effects of the school (better than median for sure), but Texas seems to be substantially more national than Minn.

According to LSN in 07-08 Texas had 390 firms at OCI (41 NY, 34 DC, 72 CA) while Minnesota had 117 (10 NY, 8 DC, 11 CA). That's a pretty big difference.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Neil » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:15 pm

dvd wrote:So, I have already deposited my $200 at Texas, but I just got in off the waitlist at Minnesota today, and was told I would be receiving a full tuition scholarship. I got similar offers from other schools, but they are the best school (if you consider Minn > UIUC) to offer me so much. I am pretty set on Texas, since I already deposited, but the idea of graduating with minimal debt is quite appealing. Texas would cost ~ $21,000 a year. I am still waiting to get the email from Minnesota with the exact amount, but the guy on the phone said it was a full scholarship. Opinions?


Do you have any regional preferences? How do you fare in the cold? I'll be attending Minnesota despite the fact that I hate the cold, because the Twin Cities are awesome 7-8 months of the year, and bearable the other 4-5 (walkways help). I'm excited to be going to MN in the fall, and would be even more so if I had a full ride. I don't really know Austin, but I would imagine the cost of living is higher than MPLS/STP. $21,000/yr is a lot of money, but I have to admit-- if I were in your shoes, this would be a really tough decision for me, and Minnesota is my home state.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Slimpee » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:22 pm

21k does sound like a lot, but you will certainly pay it off over your lifetime...it's not crippling. Plus, everyone says Austin is SICK! I don't know about job opportunities but I think Texas would have a smidgen more national prestige than MN.

But the Twin Cities are pretty sweet and MN is my first choice so I have only good things to say.

I think i'd give the nod to TX but it's awfully close

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:05 pm

Unless you're excited about living and working in Minn after law school, go for Texas. It will open more doors and is probably a better school. And Austin can be like a 24/7 party if you're a student and you want to go that way.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby dvd » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:01 am

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby osucowboy08 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:23 am

I'm in the exact same predicament. Wednesday, Minnesota called and offered a full ride and know I am doubting Texas. Let me know what you decide.

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby dvd » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:06 pm

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

Postby Fast_Fingers » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:59 pm

dvd wrote:
osucowboy08 wrote:I'm in the exact same predicament. Wednesday, Minnesota called and offered a full ride and know I am doubting Texas. Let me know what you decide.


It really depends on your personal situation, but I loved Minnesota/Minneapolis. Safe, clean, with a generally nice/helpful population. All the good parts of a big city, without the crime and unemployment. I haven't totally decided yet, but chances are I will be at UMN in the fall.


Great to hear. When is your deposit due, btw?

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Re: Texas with Scholarship or Minnesota for free?

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