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Choosing the Right Law School / Charlotte School of Law vs. CUNY
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:24:30 PM »
Got offered a full ride at Charlotte.  Love the atmosphere there-- just enough city hustle, but still a lot of Southern charm.

No full ride at CUNY, but they're tuition is very low.  $23K for out of state and $14K for in-state, which I would qualify for after the first year.

I love the idea of NY (coming from DC) but am not sure if it's just all cooked up in my head.  Headed to visit this weekend.  My thought is that networking and job opportunities are better in NY, but I also believe that law school and life in general is what you make it.

Am I just having a really bad case of FOMO?  I should go to Charlotte but... I feel like I'd be missing out on NY.

Also I should add that the end goal for me is to practice public interest law for 5-7 years and start my own nonprofit providing athlete advocacy, particularly in sports where athletes are subject to repetitive head trauma.  Going to a top ranked school has never been my goal.  I want to get my law degree, build my network, and branch off on my own.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYLS vs CUNY Law
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:21:34 PM »
Can someone elaborate on "Is CUNY as bad as people make it out to be?"

I've been accepted there and am considering it.  The admissions process I do have to admit has been a bit lackluster.  Slow, curt email responses if any.  But I want to go into public interest and they keep bragging about being the #1 public interest law program in the country?  Thoughts?

And to the OP.. I'm in the same boat, so not the best person to provide advice, but my take is-- the less debt, the more job freedom later.

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