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

slawww wrote:--ImageRemoved--


That's lacking important details and has resolution inconsistencies. The previous one looks a lot more real :wink:

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

The day I took the LSAT the second time I was best man in a wedding, and the maid of honor had just taken the bar. She told me her law school but I'd never heard of it so I thought it was maybe a T2, then I got on here and looked it up, it was...I shit you not... Cooley, what threw me off was she called it "Thomas Cooley"

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Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:57 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:The day I took the LSAT the second time I was best man in a wedding, and the maid of honor had just taken the bar. She told me her law school but I'd never heard of it so I thought it was maybe a T2, then I got on here and looked it up, it was...I shit you not... Cooley, what threw me off was she called it "Thomas Cooley"


It's "Thomas M Cooley." Get it right, bro.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Xs20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:58 pm

Crowing wrote:That's lacking important details and has resolution inconsistencies. The previous one looks a lot more real :wink:

Don't forget, I am pretty talented with Photoshop. (see 'tar)

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Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:41 am

cusenation wrote: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.



Dont be sorry, its a good question, it just makes me nervous. I am obtaining a graduate degree so I am in a bit more debt than most probably, although I went to a public school so it is not out of control. I would really like to keep my debt under 150k total. Ive got some pretty decent offers so far but I am hoping to negotiate some. It is tough to put an exact figure on it because I am probably willing to take out more debt at one school compared with that of another so it all depends.

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Postby JadeWest » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:41 am

Xs20 wrote:Exactly. It makes me look like an elitist asshole because she knows I've gotten into better schools.

So I've given up and just started supporting her since there's no chance in hell of changing her mind:

Image


:shock: what if she sees this? :shock:

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 am

JadeWest wrote: :shock: what if she sees this? :shock:


If she was on TLS then she wouldn't be making these types of decisions.

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Postby dproduct » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 am

cusenation wrote:
JadeWest wrote: :shock: what if she sees this? :shock:


If she was on TLS then she wouldn't be making these types of decisions.


BOOM

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:42 am

dproduct wrote:
cusenation wrote:
JadeWest wrote: :shock: what if she sees this? :shock:


If she was on TLS then she wouldn't be making these types of decisions.


BOOM

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Xs20 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:46 am

Yeah that's what I figure. But thanks for picquoting and increasing the odds of that happening :wink:

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Postby Eberry » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:46 am

This is basically identity theft. That's a crime, you know.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:47 am

Eberry wrote:This is basically identity theft. That's a crime, you know.

We have an extra comma. Deal with it.

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:48 am

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Eberry wrote:This is basically identity theft. That's a crime, you know.

We have an extra comma. Deal with it.

And a PURRIOD.

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Postby Eberry » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:48 am

You guys are out of control.

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Postby JadeWest » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:54 am

Eberry wrote:You guys are out of control.


+1

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:56 am

Blah

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Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:01 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:Blah


Wannabe it feels like it's only you and me left waiting for decisions :shock:

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:03 am

My non-TLS friend is still waiting, too.

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Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:04 am

shntn wrote:My non-TLS friend is still waiting, too.


Make him create a user and join us.

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:05 am

JayJones78 wrote:
shntn wrote:My non-TLS friend is still waiting, too.


Make him create a user and join us.

I'll see what I can do.

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Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:08 am

shntn wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
shntn wrote:My non-TLS friend is still waiting, too.


Make him create a user and join us.

I'll see what I can do.



I wonder if any decisions will be out before the weekend. It's been exactly a month since my last complete date :cry:

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Postby Big Dog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:13 am

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.


Yes, it is a difficult assumption to make/think about.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:17 am

JayJones78 wrote:
shntn wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
shntn wrote:My non-TLS friend is still waiting, too.


Make him create a user and join us.

I'll see what I can do.



I wonder if any decisions will be out before the weekend. It's been exactly a month since my last complete date :cry:

Eh. Im guessing i get waitlisted early march, admitted in april after the first deposit is due.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:24 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
shntn wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
Make him create a user and join us.

I'll see what I can do.



I wonder if any decisions will be out before the weekend. It's been exactly a month since my last complete date :cry:

Eh. Im guessing i get waitlisted early march, admitted in april after the first deposit is due.


Luckily early march is almost next week

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Unoriginalist » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:16 am

So, out of curiosity, how confident are people feeling that they'll end up attending WashU?




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