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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: habslawyer93 on May 23, 2017, 09:53:56 PM

Title: GW (75k) vs Cardozo (Full)
Post by: habslawyer93 on May 23, 2017, 09:53:56 PM
Got just under a half scholarship to GW law and full scholly to Cardozo. Long term (much later in life) would like to go into politics, but after graduation hoping to work in BigLaw for a few years. Not sure what to do...feedback would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: GW (75k) vs Cardozo (Full)
Post by: loki13 on May 25, 2017, 07:02:27 AM
First, don't worry about the long-term (politics) since that's a long-term, inchoate goal. Unless you're thinking of immediate entry into politics, that doesn't matter for school selection. Instead, concentrate on your short term- BigLaw.

Both schools will give you an opportunity for BigLaw, if you do well. The question is- where do you want to practice?

If you want to practice in NY (and/or NJ), Cardozo.

If you prefer DC (and/or VA), GW.

IMO, I'd take the full scholarship. That's the one definite. You can't count on either getting a BigLaw job or wanting a BigLaw job after you've been in law school, but law school debt will last a lot longer than you think. Try and avoid it.