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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Choosing between T4's
« on: May 13, 2011, 12:02:36 PM »
I have based my decision to even consider attending law school from current students and recent grads;  Ironically enough from the two schools i find myself deciding between.  I have not heard one bit of negativty from any of them save the workload (obviously something i expect as it is). Infact they have had nothing but positive things to say.  Its when i came online to do some more research that I find all this negativity and downtalk about lower tier schools.  I have no unreal expectations and wish to make a profession from something that I am interested in.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Choosing between T4's
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:14:55 AM »
Bigs,

I honestly want to say thank you..  After i started this post yesterday I was stressed beyond belief and really REALLY second guessing my decision to go to school after reading post after post after post about the horror of the "TTT" schools.  Its funny that you ended up posting in here because before i read this i stumbled across an older post from last year in which you had alot of input.  Maybe your just saying what I want to hear, but its nice to see that not eveyrone on here is just negative beyond belief in regard to the lower tier schools.  I honestly have no aspiration to do BigLaw, thats not for me.  I have a profound interest in the legel system and as such really want to attain an education in it and strive my hardest to make a proffession from something I actually enjoy.   Since you seem to have a good, level, head on your shoulders I would really appreciate your input in my dilemma.  WNE has been around longer and as such has a larger alumni network (most MA lawyers outside of the boston area hold JD's from WNEC)  than RWU.  I guess my real toss up is between going somewhere that I would have a close friend who is more then willing to be a mentor, so to speak, for me as he is a year ahead and live in a nice, but not overly amazing area (downtown springfield is not so nice although the area around the school and the school itself is very pleasent).  At RWU I have happen to know the area very well, and enjoy the culture of that town alot and really think its a bueatiful place, although RI is not somehere i'd necessarily want to live after graduation.  I guess I'm leaning more toward WNE at this point since I have a "mentor", somewhat enjoy the area, and plan to live and hope to practice in MA when all is said and done.  That being said, I would still like to hear any input you may have. (excuse any grammatical errors, im still on my first cup of coffee) Thanks

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Where should I go next fall? / Choosing between T4's
« on: May 12, 2011, 04:45:41 PM »
Hi everyone,

I find myself with quite a hard decision to make.  My choices for school have come down to Western New England and Roger Williams.  I was also accepted to suffolk and maine but neither school offered me any money whereas WNE is offering 22k a year and RWU 18k a year.  I was advised by many people to consider the schools that offer me the money because as far as job recruiting goes there is not much difference in hiring between T3 and T4 schools and 50K in debt is alot less then over 120K in debt in the future.  I guess my question is, which school should i choose?  RWU ends up being roughly 10k more over the 3 years, not that much of a difference.  At the moment I am leaning more toward WNE, as one of my best friends will be a 2L there next year and I can see that being of some benefit.  He is also the school parliamentarian and could most likely get me involved in the student government, which is something I would very much like to do.  The location factor is what seems to be making this a harder decision for me.  During undergrad I spent a great deal of time in the bristol RI area as I dated a girl who went to RWU.  I know the area well, it's beautiful and I really enjoy the atmosphere of the town and school.  Springfield on the other hand is not as nice of an area, although the suburban area that the school is situated on is very appealing to me along with the atmosphere of the school itself. 

Any input from anyone on these boards would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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