andreea7 wrote:Since everyone here seems to be very nice, I will ask you for some help with my dilemma. Just curious to see what you think. This is not yet related to Fordham, because Fordham has not yet let me know what happened to my application.
My dilemma is as follows: I received full tuition scholarship to Brooklyn Law School but I was also accepted to Columbia Law School with no scholarship. I know, obviously, the difference between the two schools. But I am not exactly interested in taking $150,000 in loans, particularly as I am not going to law school planning to become a corporate laywer, but would like to follow my heart and do public interest. (Seems my husband's income disqualifies me from most payments under LRAPs.) What do you think about going with the free ride? My heart breaks since I love Columbia, obviously. Brooklyn is a very nice school but it is hard to let go of Columbia, obviously. And I am not counting Fordham in yet because if I hear from them after my deposit at Brooklyn or CLS is due, then it is not an option.
Sorry for bugging this Fordham-exclusive thread with this, but I have followed this thread the most and like everyone here.
facing similar situation. will PM you. I think it depends on what kind of PI work you want to do. Some positions -- DOJ honors, legal jobs at some popular PI organizations -- can be as competitive as biglaw and if you're going for a job like that, then Columbia may open more doors. However, if you want to be a prosecutor, I think BLS is a-ok.