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Home Ownership and Wealth Building

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Re: Home Ownership and Wealth Building
« Reply #1250 on: August 11, 2007, 09:24:00 AM »
he doesn't need to know he wants a biglaw job, he just needed to know he wants to be a lawyer--the only reason biglaw even came up was to suggest that even that door wouldn't be closed to him.  I have several friends who did accelerated BS/MD programs with no regrets. If you have a good idea of what you want to do, I think it makes sense.  It isn't as if a wide variety of classes are closed to these students--they just have the opportunity to delve into law the way we delved into our majors much sooner.

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« Reply #1251 on: August 11, 2007, 09:26:01 AM »
Yeah I'm not buying it.  Seems shortsighted.  But to each his own.

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« Reply #1252 on: August 11, 2007, 09:35:33 AM »
That article gets in wrong in a couple of places.  Canada offers liberal arts degrees and it's entirely possible to switch majors several times, same as in the US.  Also, you can't just take the bar in the US anywhere after a UK law degree.  There are very few states (NY is one) where you can do this.

That said, a Canadian ug degree is a great deal.  The majority of people in Bermuda go to school in Canada for that very reason, because it's so cheap compared to the US for a comparable education.  Though of course it was even cheaper when the CA$ was so cheap.

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« Reply #1253 on: August 11, 2007, 09:39:40 AM »
Yeah I'm not buying it.  Seems shortsighted.  But to each his own.

Yeah I'm not buying that.  You aren't locked into your program--even if worse case you change concentrations and lose a year you are on the same track as if you had done a 4year program in the states.  Moving away from law, I think the best combo would be an undergraduate education abroad, graduate program in the US.

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« Reply #1254 on: August 11, 2007, 09:41:30 AM »
Moving away from law, I think the best combo would be an undergraduate education abroad, graduate program in the US.

Yeah that's fine.  I just don't buy doing it for the professions.  I think cahow makes good points.

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Re: Home Ownership and Wealth Building
« Reply #1255 on: August 11, 2007, 09:43:52 AM »
eh law school is an invention to maximize profits

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« Reply #1256 on: August 11, 2007, 09:44:23 AM »
Moving away from law, I think the best combo would be an undergraduate education abroad, graduate program in the US.

Yeah that's fine.  I just don't buy doing it for the professions.  I think cahow makes good points.

I would do it for graduate programs too.  Just not law or medicine.  Most other stuff is so globalised that it really doesn't matter where you study.  The only drawback imo, is that you'd have less of a chance to network your way into jobs, but depending on what you want to do, having an international network might be even more valuable.

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« Reply #1257 on: August 11, 2007, 09:47:23 AM »
no, there is better funding in US for graduate students/programs and MUCH better research facilities/resources.

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« Reply #1258 on: August 11, 2007, 09:48:53 AM »
eh law school is an invention to maximize profits

Basically.  But I like it, since it allows you to focus on other things for ugrad.  They just need to cut the third year.  Or YLS needs to do like other schools and let you go abroad...

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Re: Home Ownership and Wealth Building
« Reply #1259 on: August 11, 2007, 09:49:04 AM »
no there is much better funding in US for graduate programs and MUCH better research facilities/resources.

Credited.

Even the best universities in England and France have graduate programs that are very much lacking for funding and facilities.