« on: March 21, 2008, 09:10:25 PM »
Yeah. UC Hastings does well in CA biglaw. I took a look at those stats and I'm surprised that they actually placed one-third of their class in 100+ lawyer firms. Kudos to them.
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I'm trying to justify the extra $15K per year in loans to go to GWU. I'm in-state for GMU, thus the difference in costs. FYI, I'm already 43 years old and that has to feed into the equation also.
I would prefer to go GWU because of the difference in ranking and also because I am concerned about the conservative nature of the GMU program. Finally, it appears as if GWU is 4 nights/wk and GMU is 5 nights/wk. Between working full time and wanting to see my kids occasionally, that 1 night/wk is a huge difference. I just don't know if all these factors add up to $15K a year.
I was accepted to Cornell today, and they sent me an email about applying for financial aid. The thing is, I already sent in my parents tax forms, the Cornell aid app, NeedAccess, and FAFSA. I did all of that so I wouldn't miss the financial aid app deadline.
So, my question is, was the email telling me to apply for financial aid just a form email they send to all admits? I sent an email to their financial aid office, but any help ppl with experience in the matter could give me is appreciated. Maybe they send out their financial aid offers with the physical acceptance letter? Thanks all.
The difference between No. 14 and No. 19?
I got into part-time programs in both schools. Obviously GULC is slightly better on ranking. But GWU has a really good IP program. Given that I'm currently working with an IP law firm in DC, I'm not sure what is my better choice.
wow...this is not the first time i've heard this. bruinbro, is there a reason why a lot of gw students are depressed?
out of the 4 friends i have at gw (2Ls and 3Ls), they all complain about their school a lot.
quick stats: white male, 153/3.8
I'm trying to decide what would be my best option for next year:
-University of California, Hastings with no scholarship/extremely high debt (120k +)
-University of Miami with no scholarship / high debt
-Texas Tech with dual JD/MBA and 8,000/yr scholarship
-Louisiana State with no scholarship (but only 10k a year once in-state)
-Or, Creighton with close to a full ride
I'm free to move anywhere next year (no SO, etc.). Is Hastings worth the debt? Is it better to get a dual degree (TTU)? Should I just go to Creighton for cheap? Should I retake the LSAT in June and reapply next cycle? Thoughts?
BIGLAW placement is close.
The $60k discount and Southern preference would make Emory the clear choice for me.