Wake Forest vs. UW-Madison vs. Retake?

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Wake Forest vs. UW-Madison vs. Retake?

Post by Kimmers » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:23 pm

I received 32,000/yr from Wake Forest leaving me paying around 10,000 a year there.
I received 28,000 at Wisconsin, leaving me paying a little more than I would at Wake Forest.

Ideally, upon graduation, I would like to work at a Biglaw firm in Washington DC. I know this is definitely a long shot given the schools where I am considering attending. Although I would prefer DC, I would like to note that location is not really a factor. As long as I can get into a big law firm, I am ok working anywhere.

I am currently 19 years old and decided I wanted to go to law school very suddenly, so I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to study for the LSAT. My current numbers are 161, 3.52.

Is it worth attending any of these schools? If so, which one should I attend? Also, is graduating this year and then waiting a year to try to kill the LSAT worthwhile? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am honestly very confused. Thanks!

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Re: Wake Forest vs. UW-Madison vs. Retake?

Post by nealric » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:41 pm

In your heart of hearts, you already know the answer to this. Retake.

The fact that you are 19 makes this advice 1000x more relevant. Frankly, I wouldn't go to law school at 19 even if you got into HYS. Give your self a couple of years to ace the LSAT and get some work experience first.


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Re: Wake Forest vs. UW-Madison vs. Retake?

Post by sparkytrainer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:41 pm

You are 19. You need to chill out. Go get some work experience, go travel, go do literally anything else besides law school.

When you are ready to apply in 4-5 years from now, you will retake. Biglaw in dc is literally the hardest location to get biglaw in across the country. Top 25% kids from t13 schools don’t get dc biglaw regularly. It’s a much smaller market than NY or Chicago or LA and everyone wants it. Your chances of getting dc biglaw from either current choice is as close to 0% as it could be. Even getting generic nyc biglaw is a huge battle that only a tiny percentage of either schools students will ever get.

Seriously law school will be there. Go do something else for a few years. And certainly retake the Lsat. Your goals are literally impossible given your choices.


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Re: Wake Forest vs. UW-Madison vs. Retake?

Post by Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:41 pm

Would be crazy to attend any law school at 19. I honestly don’t think anyone should go to law school before 24/25.

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