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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most school for the least money
« on: December 08, 2009, 09:57:15 PM »
Hm, but don't most law schools pretty much prepare you for practicing law in that state? So maybe you don't really care about the geographic location of the school itself but do you realize that you'll most likely have to practice in that state? I guess it's possible you don't care about that either... most people do though.

Not really, they teach you the law in general, not the law of the state you go to law school in.

There are 3 options for you. Kent, Loyola, and Depaul. Go to whichever is cheaper.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Help! UGA, American, or UFlorida??
« on: December 01, 2009, 07:02:02 PM »
$ and residency?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most school for the least money
« on: December 01, 2009, 12:17:41 PM »
Yeah with some idea of your academic qualifications people could better tailor their answers to your situation.

So there is nowhere you wouldnt practice? Maine, New Mexico Alabama, doesnt matter?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most school for the least money
« on: November 30, 2009, 07:19:25 PM »
numbers and geographical preference?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chances?
« on: November 23, 2009, 08:37:30 PM »
U of Miami (Florida)IN
Marquette - IN
DePaul - IN Pt out FT
Missouri - columbia wl/out, KC In
Seattle - In
Pittsburgh - WL/In - I got in off the WL with sim #'s
Denver - In

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Native American Law focus?
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:24:20 PM »
I seem to recall MSU-Law having something like this, could be wrong.

Focus on keeping your debt down, PD's dont make jack. The new federal loan repayment helps a lot, but you still want to have as little debt as possible when you're thinking about a job that pays 30K.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt FT v. Case Western PT
« on: August 07, 2009, 09:43:53 AM »
I've decided to go to Pitt.

Choosing the Right Law School / Pitt FT v. Case Western PT
« on: August 06, 2009, 08:49:21 AM »
Ok, so I just got off Pitt's waitlist this morning and I have until monday to decide.

I am currently slated to attend Case Western as a PT student. PT as Case is 12 credits during the day. I would take one class (crim law) during the summer to catch up and transition to FT for 2L. I have an apartment lined up, but I would only lose $50 by not moving to Cleveland. I have been to Cleveland and to Case a few times and I liked both. My total debt load will be around 150K at Case.

As I said, I got the call this morning that I am off Pitt's waitlist. When I started this cycle Pitt was higher on my list than Case. I will be a FT student at Pitt, so next summer I would be free to work/intern/extern etc. I will probably pay full at Pitt, out of state this year, in state the last two. So my debt will be about 115k.  I haven't been to Pittsburgh since I was very young (9). My cousin lives there, and it really seems like a city I would enjoy.

Case has more employers coming to OCI than Pitt. They're both T2 schools. I would probably save 30-35K by going to Pitt. It looks like Case does offer better career prospects, but not by a large margin. I think class at Pitt starts the 24th, but I dont know when I'd need to be there (maybe the 17th?)

My life will be more hectic and stressful by making the move to Pitt this late I think, is it worth it? I understand the regionalness of both schools, I cant imagine not being ok with living in either city after law school.

My girlfriend of 3 years (longterm committed relationship) is getting her PhD at Ohio State and will be there for the next 5 years. I would like to (I know, I know, don't count on it and I'm not) transfer to OSU after 1L. Will being an Ohio resident via living in Cleveland make it easier? Or I will I need the same grade from either? I would like to work in Columbus after law school while she finishes up her PhD. Case has 11 firms from Columbus do OCI and Pitt has 3. I would live in Columbus during the summer and network regardless of which school I'm at.

Any thoughts?

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