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Quite possibly you will find a job where you can make great money AND love it. Also, you can find other things in your life to fulfill you - pro bono work, family, etc.

I was (okay, I AM) having a problem deciding between the school I really want to go to and the one that would be waaaaay cheaper but still fairly comprable rankings-wise. One of my professors said to me, "Go where you will be happy. You can always make the money back, but you can never get your time back."

I know that's not much help, but that's what I keep telling myself as I stare $170K debt in the face. *shrug*

Good luck!

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Then again, I10 SUCKS no matter WHAT time of day you decide to venture out that way.  No offense to anyone who lives in Katy...

Yep That and 610 will never be right no matter HOW many lanes they throw on those Highways

You can get to Katy by taking the Westpark tollway now, which is absolutely freaking fabulous. Get an EZ tag and take the toll road, avoid nasty I-10 traffic.

I say again -- Live inside the loop if at all possible!! There are great housing options, there's really no need to move soooo far out. Take out an extra $150/month in loans if you must. That's my take.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: In at SMU, rejected at ASU?
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:27:42 PM »
so if its not national, what are my job prospects if i attend? the chances of getting a pretty good job in Dallas/ft worth are pretty good right? (good job = $70K + for me)

In a nutshell, the answer to your second question is 'yes,' your chances of making $70K+ are pretty good.

For more specific information about job prospects you can check out http://www.nalpdirectory.com/ to see if firms you are interested in recruit on your campus. You can also contact SMU to see if they can give you a list of firms that recruit on campus, or if they can provide you with a list of where recent grads are working. Lastly, you can look at firms where you want to work and see if there are SMU grads there.

Good luck. :)

Just remember - High grades and good networking = better job prospects.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:12:03 PM »
Thank you for weighing in everyone! :) I really appreciate it.

Blue... :P :P :P :P :P

But you are welcome Silent, I am sure you will make the best decision for yourself when it is time.

You're a sweetheart. "When it's time" is really what it boils down to -- soon, I will have no choice but to MAKE a choice!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: In at SMU, rejected at ASU?
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:03:49 PM »
No on both counts (not that SMU has even bothered answering yet).

National schools = Top 20, give or take 5.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:01:36 PM »
Thank you for weighing in everyone! :) I really appreciate it.

Blue... :P :P :P :P :P

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:08:54 AM »
I hear at American, they make you shave your head and speak in tongues...

Oh, fabulous! I'd fit right in ;D

Chibundu - thanks. :)

*stomps off to think about it some more*

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Houston
« on: April 12, 2007, 12:11:21 AM »
UH vs. American. Thoughts?? I really want to go to American, but I'm having a hard time justifying the cost!

In at both. $0 from AU, $8,000 from UH.

Hurry, I've only got 3 days!!

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Determinism removes all responsibility from the person. Without responsibility you can't have law suits. What kind of a lawyer do you hope to be  >:( ??? ?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: U of I, George Mason, American?
« on: April 11, 2007, 08:46:11 AM »
With these schools, you should go where you want to practice. 

U of I indubitably places better in Chicago, while American and Mason place better in DC.  If you want to keep your options open on the east coast, American would have the edge.  Mason places most of its grads in DC and Northern Virginia, while a significant % of American grads travel north to New York and places in-between.  I would not allow a slight edge in the USNEWS ranking to affect your choice.  As I said, you should go where you want to practice but also consider whether these schools offer opportunities to further your career goals.   

TITCR, definitely.

My bias: I'm going to American. As an aside, I have seen American graduates in associate positions in the top firms here in Texas, which means the school definitely can reach further than just the east coast. There are only a few, so the reach is not sweeping, but alot of that might be self-selection anyway.

I'm enjoy international issues and want to study international law, and I always just go gaga when I read about the programs, clinics, speakers, etc at American.

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