« on: April 10, 2007, 03:09:23 PM »
Instead of listing off all my personal stuff, I was wondering what ya'll think should be the largest factors in deciding between USC and UT? What are some reasons why UT/USC is the clear choice? I'm curious what I should be thinking about before I really get in to making this tough decision.
After a day or two, I'll update this with some more personal information to keep the conversation going.
Thanks so much in advance for any help!
Here's some more information, any more advice would really be appreciated.
I'm from the midwest but go to school at a highly regarded college out east. I have some family in Southern California but no real connection to Austin/Texas. I'm really not sure what I what I want to be doing or where I want to be doing it after law school. Part of me is really intrigued by the "big law" idea, but another part of me thinks all the bull isn't worth the money. Regardless, I'll probably do something in the private sector -- maybe something transactional or more financial. As far as cities, I'm not a huge NYC guy and I have my reservations about living in LA (though I think going to school there could be fantastic). My favorite two cities are probably Chicago and DC. I think the most important thing to me is job prospects around the middle of the class. I'm fairly confident that wherever I go I'll be competitive enough to be about the 40th percentile of the class. At the same time, I'm no gunner and it is unlikely I'll be pulling all A's. As far as scholarship/financial aid is concerned... both places are going to be crazy expensive, but I hope to receive some money from both. But thankfully and luckily, this doesn't have to be the deciding factor.
Anyway... hope that added info helps you guys give me advice (and helps USC and UT ID me (Hi Monica! Julia! I love your schools, this is tough!)). Thanks so much in advance, I appreciate the advice already given and anything else ya'll can come up with.