Chicago or Miami?

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Where should I attend law school (if the undecided schools deny me)?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (12k/yr .. though I don't want that to be a factor)
11
58%
University of Miami School of Law
8
42%
 
Total votes: 19

Philosopher1
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Chicago or Miami?

Postby Philosopher1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:17 pm

In terms of lifestyle, the law schools are different animals. Miami is the premiere school of south FL and when the name is mentioned, there is automatic respect. Plus, it's on a wonderful campus with wonderful resources, with wonderful weather. Still, I put it on par with Loyola-Chicago, which is in the amazing city of Chicago, and the building is impressive. The lifestyle would be living life in Chicago itself, obviously. In terms of lifestyle and then opportunity, I wonder where it's the wisest to go ..

It also comes down to, in some probability, picking one city over the other. I like both for different reasons.

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FeelTheHeat
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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:19 pm

Gotta with the more impressive building.

Also, wrong forum.

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gdane
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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Miami sucks and is not worth full price.

Go to Loyola Chi.

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:24 pm

gdane wrote:Miami sucks and is not worth full price.

Go to Loyola Chi.

This, not because Loyola is good, but because the Chicago market is so much larger. Also, consider retaking the LSAT.

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FeelTheHeat
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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:29 pm

Also, LOL at the premier school of south FL...equivalent of being the premier team of women's hoops.

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:32 pm

I know you don't want to use the 12k as a factor, but what are the retention stipulations? What about cost of living situation?

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby Philosopher1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:00 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:I know you don't want to use the 12k as a factor, but what are the retention stipulations? What about cost of living situation?


12k is essentially guaranteed. Cost of living is the same, unless I commute to Loyola from home. Doing that would obviously save humongous $.

It's just interesting to think about living awesomely on my own in Miami .. or the possibility of commuting from home!

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby Philosopher1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:04 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
Also, wrong forum.


I put this in this forum on purpose since it gets so much traffic and people openly talk about these types of topics all the time.

People will make their own success, not the school itself, in general. Though, I'm still thinking about where to choose based on the current choices. !!

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:05 pm

If Miami's weather appeals to you, then the answer is obvious.

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aknecht
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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby aknecht » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:39 am

can't stand that city or the people in it..... Chicago all the way.

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:56 am

If you're not of SPANISH decent, don't go to Miami. You'll never make it..

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:58 am

mez06 wrote:If you're not of SPANISH decent, don't go to Miami. You'll never make it..


What would you consider to be "decently SPANISH?" You probably meant descent...

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:59 am

The ignorance displayed by you idiots above this post is unbelievable.

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:02 am

Yes that was a spelling mistake. Thanks. But if you are NOT from Florida and haven't lived in SoFla then you obviously would not understand the comment. It's not racists by any means but anyone who has lived there would understand.

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Re: Chicago or Miami?

Postby aknecht » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:08 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:The ignorance displayed by you idiots above this post is unbelievable.


I meant nothing racist against hispanics, cubans, mexicans, etc by my post. I just think everyone in Miami (as a rule) sucks as a human being regardless of skin color (everyone is a crispy tan anyway), creed, gender, etc.




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