Veritas wrote:Is anyone else discouraged by the price tag?
It's hard weighing opportunities and different aspects that are important for me. One of those things, in this type of market, is going to be overall price. Even with the generous halfer it still remains one of my more expensive options.
.....makes me a little hesitant. Just want to be honest and see if I'm the only one feeling cautious...
But, I guess this is the risk we take?
All depends on options and goals I think. For me, it is the cheapest option so far - schools have been somewhat stingy with $$ so far. And I asked around a bit to get impressions on the school from the legal world - it is real that there is no impression, but the school is known of, as is the staff. It really could be bust. It could be big. They are waiting to see what students/etc come out of it. That can be exciting or scary.
The thing I'm really liking is it seems the legal world is watching - you'd have their attention. Unlike if you even go to a lot of bigger/high ranked schools - they've been around so long, is anyone looking for a lightning bolt to shoot from Harvard? Are they really interested to see what law and econ ground Chicago breaks? They just expect similar to the past from there. If Irvine and its students just put out mediocre, the legal world will lose interest. If they do something extraordinary, really lead a direction in terms of scholarship, they will have the world watching and commenting. To me, that is an exciting opportunity that doesn't come often. And yes, a bit of a risk - but not as much for ones like me where the schol makes this the cheapest option.