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That's completely on topic. What's the difference between someone who washed out of GD vs. someone who washed out of RS?

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Financial Aid / Re: Choosing a Bank/Lender for GraduatePLUS Loans?
« on: May 17, 2008, 04:23:41 PM »
Stop hugging me you f*#.

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Are you saying that you see no difference between Gibson Dunn and Reed Smith?


If you're a washout, does it really matter?

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Financial Aid / Re: Choosing a Bank/Lender for GraduatePLUS Loans?
« on: May 17, 2008, 04:12:41 PM »
Doubtful, but regardless, it makes no sense to pay full price for a tier 2. You can get the same opportuniteis out of a tier 4.

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Financial Aid / Re: Choosing a Bank/Lender for GraduatePLUS Loans?
« on: May 17, 2008, 04:02:02 PM »
It is especially doable considering what many of those same lawyers that started at 50k will making 5-10 years down

Not for the vast majority of lawyers. Keep in mind you're competing with new grads for relatively poor clients. Google - two lawyers walk into a bar chicago tribune - for the article.

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exit options.

also, the irony here amuses me to no end.

Maybe if you're coming out of V5, but otherwise, well maybe V10, otherwise I'm not sure there's much diff.

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Financial Aid / Re: Choosing a Bank/Lender for GraduatePLUS Loans?
« on: May 17, 2008, 03:54:51 PM »
Even if he was not on scholarship, 170k is manageable w/o "biglaw".  It might not be preferable, but it certainly is manageable considering a 30 year consolidated loan breaks down to around 1000/month.  This is certainly doable on the 50k/year salary some folks will make after graduation.

Are you sure it's only $1,000/month?

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actually i'm accusing the author of conveniently calling the NLJ250 a meaningful category for no really great reason.  this chart would look totally different if we used, say, V20.

He chose it because it's teh best delineator between good jobs and crappy ones. Your suggestion, to use the V20, is preposterous. You don't need to go to a V20 to make a good living. There's not really much difference in the work you do either, when comparing a V20 to a V90.

His explanation: Why is the NLJ 250 a good barometer?  Because the . . . weighted average (based on firm size) starting salary at an NLJ250 firm for 2007 was $152,424.


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Financial Aid / Re: Choosing a Bank/Lender for GraduatePLUS Loans?
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:08:56 PM »
If you are going to a tier 2 law school, you should choose DO Bank for your loans. DO stands for drop out.

You can't afford $170,000 of debt with the salaries you're going to make. See e.g. http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/regional_NY.pdf

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i really wish you would stop perpetuating this clearly flawed chart propagated by vicious penn trolls.

Are you accusing the author of lying? Which of the numbers are you questioning?

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