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Given that barely half of Kent grads actually obtained full time legal work... its probably to your benefit if that application got lost in the mail.

If you pay sticker at Fordham, you're gonna have a bad time.  Brooklyn way is the only way.  Just be prepared to drop out if you lose your scholly.

Neither of those schools is worth what you would be paying.  Brooklyn isn't worth anything near sticker, and even with that scholarship, COA at 'Dozo would exceed $150k.  You need biglaw to service that debt and 'Dozo only places ~15%.  That's a lot of money to gamble on pretty awful odds if you ask me. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: June 12, 2012, 07:42:54 AM »
Whoa, with those options you might consider one of the online law schools.   I think the quality is improving and the stigma is slowly disappearing.  My wife is going through the process now, and I'm learning a lot along the way. In addition to considering what you want to do long-term, think about the school's reputation in the local community.  They say the legal field is small, and boy does my wife have the stories to support that proposition after working as a biglaw paralegal for 6 years.

If you go the online route, check out Concord, St. Francis, and ALU.

Also don't worry if they are accredited cause the ABA is an elitist institution that doesn't recognize true greatness rite guys

That sort of debt shouldn't scare you, it should absolutely TERRIFY you.  You're looking at, respectively, the absolute worst school in Chicago, one of the most hyper competitive markets in the country, and one of the worst schools in the Northeast, in a similarly extremely competitive market.  Either one of these schools is unlikely to get you a legal job AT ALL, but getting one that will service the massive amount of debt you'd be signing onto is virtually impossible.  Do not go to either school at those prices, it would likely be the biggest mistake you have ever made. 

OP: I don't mean this to sound rude (seriously, I don't), but are you sure about that top 80% stip from Brooklyn? Are you sure they don't mean that you must be ranked at or above the 80th percentile (top 20%)? The reason I ask is because I've never seen such a generous stip. The best I've ever seen require that the student remain in "good standing", which could easily be above the top 80%, depending on the school.

I have no idea what the curve is at Brooklyn, but it seems at least questionable that a school would allow you to retain a scholarship if you are ranked in the bottom 20%. I'm not challenging your honesty, OP, I'm merely suggesting that you ask Brooklyn some questions.

It is odd but I've seen that stip come out from Brooklyn before. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New opportunity means no JD
« on: June 06, 2012, 07:27:51 AM »
Oh my god this is the easiest decision ever.  Give up your dream.  You won't realize it anyway, paying sticker at the type of schools you're applying to.  If you have a good job and they're willing to finance your MBA, for the love of god don't throw that away to make a quarter million dollar mistake.  This should not be up for any debate. 

I was all set to go to St. Johns, put my seat deposit down and everything. I just got a scholarship upgrade from Brooklyn. Now according to St. John's actually has slightly better stats in regards to employment. They are also much more transparent. However the renewal stips for Brooklyn are much better.

The stipulation is top 80% for Brooklyn to renew and top 40% at St. John's to renew all of it.

I have about ten days to put down a deposit for Brooklyn if I want to go there.

What's your total COA for both?  40% STIP is awful, 80% isn't too bad.  If cost is equivalent go Brooklyn. 

chapman is the only school giving me a scholarship... they are giving me 80% about 32000 a year as long as i keep a 3.0 gpa

Either get that stip removed or go into it with the knowledge that if you lose your scholly, you should drop out.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: gw $$$$ vs fordham $$$$
« on: June 04, 2012, 11:06:32 AM »
If you want to end up in NYC, then Fordham is your best choice.  GW probably doesn't have a market in NY.

Out side of the T14 I'd focus on region first, then price, then rank.

TCR.  If you want NYC, Fordham.  If you want DC, GW. 

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