lawandi wrote:lfp wrote:I'm desperate. I'm turning to the ether of the internet for help with this decision. Seriously - do I take Irvine?
I want to do feminist jurisprudence/constitutional law and prepare myself for a career helping women/defending same-sex couples/reproductive rights/etc., but I'm stuck picking between UCI and the University of Denver. On its face, there's no comparison. But DU offered me a public service award good for 3 years of free tuition, and I grew up in Denver. Plus, DU already has a long, long list of feminist scholars and tons of course offerings in what I want to do, and the scholarship does provide a sense of gravitas in the job market and give me better access to the faculty and such. But Irvine is... Irvine. I enjoyed my visits to both schools, and based on my gut feeling at both institutions, I could be happy at either.
After weeks of fretting, I'm really down to the wire; does UCI's obvious lead in employment prospects outweigh the debt-free-ness of DU? Can I bank my financial solvency on UCI? HELP ME PLEASE.
(And for those of you whom I met at ASD, you're all a plus in the UCI column )
I've never heard of DU, so I can't help you in that way. But come to UCI!!! Please? We need to start a women's/ gender law journal together
Over some mid-afternoon-mental-health fro yo, I made a game time decision. I'll see you all in the fall, ready to start that gender journal and bid adieu to DC! I'm a whole new woman.