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Xs20
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Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 pm

cusenation wrote:Just out of curiosity, what's the maximum debt that ppl are willing to incur for WUSTL?

I've actually been trying to decide how much extra I'd be willing to pay to go to WUSTL rather than UIUC, IU-B, or Iowa for free or close to it. For me, wanting to stay in the Midwest and not caring about getting biglaw, it's not a bad deal, I don't think. I really loved WUSTL, but I'm trying not to let the nice admissions staff cloud my judgement since they do, after all, get paid to be nice to us. That said, if I can snag at least half-tuition there, I would most likely go.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:33 pm

Oh man the debt talk...I always get sick feeling thinking about the debt I'll be in after law school

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:Oh man the debt talk...I always get sick feeling thinking about the debt I'll be in after law school


Better now than having your debt realization halfway through 1L.

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Postby shntn » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:36 pm

dproduct wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:Oh man the debt talk...I always get sick feeling thinking about the debt I'll be in after law school


Better now than having your debt realization halfway through 1L.

"Wait, this is costing me how much? LOLOLOLOL" /self

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:38 pm

shntn wrote:
dproduct wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:Oh man the debt talk...I always get sick feeling thinking about the debt I'll be in after law school


Better now than having your debt realization halfway through 1L.

"Wait, this is costing me how much? LOLOLOLOL" /self


Seriously, I have a friend paying sticker at Davis. She's NOW having her breakdown. Sheesh.

I tried, it was a lost cause.

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Postby shntn » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:38 pm

dproduct wrote:Seriously, I have a friend paying sticker at Davis. She's NOW having her breakdown. Sheesh.

I tried, it was a lost cause.

Not even gonna LOL at that because damn. That's...not ideal.

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Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:40 pm

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Postby JadeWest » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:40 pm

shntn wrote:
dproduct wrote:Seriously, I have a friend paying sticker at Davis. She's NOW having her breakdown. Sheesh.

I tried, it was a lost cause.

Not even gonna LOL at that because damn. That's...not ideal.


hello money! meet drain!

you'll be doing down for a ride.

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:41 pm

Xs20 wrote:One of my friends is about to pay sticker at John Marshall despite my showing her LST and pleading with her to run in the other direction. She won't listen :(


It's such a hard conversation to have. I end up getting yelled at/not spoken to.

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Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:43 pm

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:43 pm

Is that real? :shock:

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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:43 pm

Are you serious right now?

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Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:44 pm

Yeah, those are our texts from yesterday. I died a little inside.
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Postby JadeWest » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:44 pm

when you guys were talking about this. i just ignored it. never clicked on it. ever. youtube suggested it to me on my FRONT PAGE. WHAT IS GOING ON????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siF0iQOm6wg

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Postby JadeWest » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:45 pm

PRO: haters gonna hate

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:46 pm

Xs20 wrote:Yeah, those are our texts from yesterday. I died a little inside.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby shntn » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:47 pm

dproduct wrote:Is that real? :shock:

NO IT CAN'T BE

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Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:49 pm

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Postby shntn » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:50 pm

Xs20 wrote:She's gotten a 141, 145, and 146 on the last three LSAT administrations. Typical case of "BUT IT'S MY DREAM!" Hope it works out for her, but I've tried and tried and tried to talk sense into her with no success.

That actually makes me sad.

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:51 pm

shntn wrote:
Xs20 wrote:She's gotten a 141, 145, and 146 on the last three LSAT administrations. Typical case of "BUT IT'S MY DREAM!" Hope it works out for her, but I've tried and tried and tried to talk sense into her with no success.

That actually makes me sad.


Same.

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:52 pm

Sorry for bringing up the debt topic! I just thought it'd be relevant since schollies are gonna come out soon

I often hear the argument "I'd rather owe 250K with a job than 100K without one." And from a risk-minimization assessment this does kind of make sense, and I would agree with it if the attrition for BigLaw associates wasn't so bad. I've been following the market for a year..literally reading any bank report, gossip, publication I can get my hands on..and BigLaw is just getting smaller. They're cutting costs and the business model itself is sort of falling apart.

The difference between 250k and 100k...is monstrous. Yes 100k is a lot..but 250k with interest? The difference is monumental. Someone PMed me expressing their skepticism about how I could forego NU for WUSTL considering NU's advantage in placement (a reasonable and understandable question)

NU places 50% in BigLaw as of last year's NLJ stats. So lets assume they maintain that and that i'm part of the luckier half. I think 2/3 of associates leave or are laid off by year 4 or 5 something, which is right around the time you start making a meaningful dent in your loans. So that gives me a 16.5% chance of 1. getting BigLaw and 2. lasting long enough to make a dent in my loans. I'm not paying 270K for a 16.5% chance at achieving zero net-worth.
(50% x 33%= 16.5%)

Yes it's a lot of guessing and estimation, but so is any argument that 0L's can make regarding debt/employment. We have to assume that the average stats will apply to us. It's the same logic that drives the "250k with job is better than 100k without one" argument.

Anyway, I'd be willing to incur anywhere between 100-120k for law school, no matter which one it is.

Edit: XS20, sorry I missed the discussion about your friend while I was writing this..that actually really makes me sad.. not in a pretentious/condescending way..but truly.
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Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:52 pm

shntn wrote:
dproduct wrote:Is that real? :shock:

NO IT CAN'T BE

You'd be surprised how the general public views law school as this very tough thing where you memorize every law for 3 years but then you become a lawyer and lawyers make a lot of money.

I tried explaining to my boss how I probably wasn't going to Baylor b/c even with the Scholly I'd still be at least 150k in debt, and she just replied "Yeah but you're gonna make so much money afterwards!"

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Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:54 pm

Xs20 wrote:She's gotten a 141, 145, and 146 on the last three LSAT administrations. Typical case of "BUT IT'S MY DREAM!" Hope it works out for her, but I've tried and tried and tried to talk sense into her with no success.

Also, she posted a status about getting into John Marshall the other day like "I TOLD YOU GUYS I COULD DO IT!!", and got 50+ likes and all these people freaking out acting like she got into Harvard or something. For some reason people around here who don't know anything about rankings think JM is prestigious.


It has a person's name. Sounds kinda prestigious, moreso than a school that has to have "IN ST. LOUIS" in its official name anyway.

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Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56 pm

TYFT Cuse. Couldn't agree more.




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