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I would base my decision on which school is offering the most money, in this case Kent. In addition, Kent is a stronger national ranking school and has better facilities than Depaul. Either way they are both very strong regional schools so you dont lose anything by going to Kent over Depaul.

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Acceptances / Re: PLEASE HELP...chicago vs. san diego
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:44:37 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Because I have no family in chicago, I actaully think I may want to eventually move back to california to practice. I may practice in chicago for a few years following law school but ultimetly I can see myself retuning to Cali. Also, San diego has a very small legal market so my fear is going and being unable to find employment in san diego. In which case I would be forced to move north where I'll be coming from a T4 and competing with schools like UCLA, USC, Loyola, southwestern, and chapman etc...Which are all better the Thomas Jefferson.

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Acceptances / PLEASE HELP...chicago vs. san diego
« on: April 07, 2011, 08:45:37 PM »
Ok. Im new to this and I'm looking for a little help choosing a law school. The two schools that I'm seriously considering are thomas jefferon where i'll have a 60k scholarship (housing grand included) or move to chicago and attending either depaul or chicago-kent (still waiting to hear back). Depaul is offering me 32k, which isnt much but it's something. I'm also waiting to hear back from southwestern, a tier 3 but I really don't want to live in LA. But again its a tier 3, better than a tier 4 for the most part. My primary issue is I'm a little hesitant to pass on Depaul since it's a tier 2 and go to thomas jefferson which is a tier 4. I'm not nieve in thinking that a T2 will offer many more career prospects than a T4 however, Depaul seems to have a  a pretty solid reputation within the chicago area, and I can definitely see myself living there. Whereas Thomas Jefferson is one of three law schools in the san diego area and is ranked the lowest of the three. It competes with Univ. of San diego and Cal western which in my opinion cal western should be viewed as equal but Univ. of san diego a T2 may put me a disadvantage....so....please someone help....any thoughts??

p.s. I have no real ties to chicago, I've just always seen myself living in a big city. When I visited i did enjoy the environment and being in the city, however, I'm from california and I would leaving my family, friends, and boyfriend to move to chicago by myself.

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General Board / Re: How do you know you should go to law school?
« on: March 21, 2011, 12:51:57 AM »
which practice test did you take? the best way to study is out the real LSAC tests, other test prep material from Kaplan or  Princton are typically easier and not authentic test questions

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General Board / Re: How do you know you should go to law school?
« on: March 20, 2011, 11:33:52 PM »
Its sounds like you're leaning more towards going to law school rather than not going. It definitly makes more sense to obtain a JD over a MA in an humanities related degree. I will be graduating with a degree in a humanities related field also and I agree that there is little value in it, yes it looks nice on paper and makes you a well educated individual however I dont feel its truly worth it in today's society unless you want to teach high school or something, A JD may be more versatile. The only reason I would caution you against law school is due to the amount of debt you will consume, but it looks like you've already considered this. Just be prepared to face the fact that if you enter law school and it ends up being something that you change your mind about after say the first year, there goes 40-60k out the window. you can do alot with that type of money in a year, but better you only waste that amount of money rather than being buried in a pile of debt for a degree you don't even want.

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General Board / HELP choosing a law school....san diego vs. chicago??
« on: March 20, 2011, 05:30:31 PM »
Ok. Im new to this and I'm looking for a little help choosing a law school. The two schools that I'm seriously considering are thomas jefferon where i'll have a 60k scholarship (housing grand included) or move to chicago and attending either depaul or chicago-kent (still waiting to hear back). Depaul is offering me 32k, which isnt much but it's something. I'm also waiting to hear back from southwestern, a tier 3 but I really don't want to live in LA. But again its a tier 3, better than a tier 4 for the most part. My primary issue is I'm a little hesitant to pass on Depaul since it's a tier 2 and go to thomas jefferson which is a tier 4. I'm not nieve in thinking that a T2 will offer many more career prospects than a T4 however, Depaul seems to have a  a pretty solid reputation within the chicago area, and I can definitely see myself living there. Whereas Thomas Jefferson is one of three law schools in the san diego area and is ranked the lowest of the three. It competes with Univ. of San diego and Cal western which in my opinion cal western should be viewed as equal but Univ. of san diego a T2 may put me a disadvantage....so....please someone help....any thoughts??

p.s. I have no real ties to chicago, I've just always seen myself living in a big city. When I visited i did enjoy the environment and being in the city, however, I'm from california and I would leaving my family, friends, and boyfriend to move to chicago by myself.

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Thomas Jefferson / HELP choosing a law school. san diego vs. chicago??
« on: March 20, 2011, 05:25:37 PM »
Ok. Im new to this and I'm looking for a little help choosing a law school. The two schools that I'm seriously considering are thomas jefferon where i'll have a 60k scholarship (housing grand included) or move to chicago and attending either depaul or chicago-kent (still waiting to hear back). Depaul is offering me 32k, which isnt much but it's something. I'm also waiting to hear back from southwestern, a tier 3 but I really don't want to live in LA. But again its a tier 3, better than a tier 4 for the most part. My primary issue is I'm a little hesitant to pass on Depaul since it's a tier 2 and go to thomas jefferson which is a tier 4. I'm not nieve in thinking that a T2 will offer many more career prospects than a T4 however, Depaul seems to have a  a pretty solid reputation within the chicago area, and I can definitely see myself living there. Whereas Thomas Jefferson is one of three law schools in the san diego area and is ranked the lowest of the three. It competes with Univ. of San diego and Cal western which in my opinion cal western should be viewed as equal but Univ. of san diego a T2 may put me a disadvantage....so....please someone help....any thoughts??

p.s. I have no real ties to chicago, I've just always seen myself living in a big city. When I visited i did enjoy the environment and being in the city, however, I'm from california and I would leaving my family, friends, and boyfriend to move to chicago by myself.

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