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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: July 10, 2007, 06:09:59 PM »
Thanks so much guys! :)

Hey I also got a voicemail today from the University of Pittsburgh, saying that a spot has come open and asking me if I was still interested in attending! I think I will probably go there, unless Richmond calls very soon. Best week ever. :)

Congratulations to everyone who is getting good news! :)

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Thanks guys :)...AND I got a voicemail from the University of Pittsburgh saying that a spot came open and asking if I was still interested in attending.

Yesterday, I thought I was going to a T4, and now I have a chance to go to a high T2 school (I'm assuming that's what the call was). This is awesome.  8)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GMU (In-State) vs. GW No $$$
« on: July 09, 2007, 08:34:38 PM »
Without further information, I would say go George Mason.


To state the obvious, GW is VERY expensive, whereas GMU will be practically free. GW is more prestigious but Mason is an up and comer and jumps in the rankings more than other schools.

It's not like you are deciding between a $10,000/yr difference or $20,000/yr difference in cost of attendance...you are talking about virtually free tuition in a high COL area (Arlington) vs. very high tuition in very high COL area (D.C.).

Of course if you are sure you'll make biglaw and a large salary it might be different. I just don't think the difference in opportunities between a school ranked in the 30s (Mason) and a school ranked in the 20s (GW) is big enough to justify such a huge difference in debt coming out of school.

On the other hand, GW's degree is more portable, if you wanted to leave the DC-Metro area. And it has a much bigger alumnae base that Mason. But I still say go for Mason.

But what a great problem to have...those are some pretty sweet schools, so congratulations. Best of luck to you :)


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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: July 09, 2007, 08:22:25 PM »
Off the waitlist at Penn State Dickinson, hooray! (for the part time program). :D

As of now it is between Duquesne full-time and PSU part-time. It seems like logic would dictate that I choose PSU, but what do you think? http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,90729.0.html

Thanks, as always!  :)

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Off the waitlist at Penn State Dickinson!!!! (for the part time program though)


I am thrilled! It seems like it would be a much better deal for me than Duquesne, even if the PSU program is part time.

I would love to hear your opinion: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,90729.0.html

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Personal Statement / Re: I need a pat on the back!!
« on: July 09, 2007, 07:16:24 PM »
Writers block sucks!

A non-sarcastic pat on the back from me.
 8)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: PSU PT vs. Duquesne
« on: July 09, 2007, 07:09:44 PM »
I'm sure it is different from school to school, but I applied for FT and then got offered PT. I've heard of that happening to a lot of people actually.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: PSU PT vs. Duquesne
« on: July 09, 2007, 05:58:13 PM »
Thanks for the reply, Roy. That's the way I'm leaning, too. :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: PSU PT vs. Duquesne
« on: July 09, 2007, 01:57:02 PM »
Oh yeah: additionally, the Dean told me that they consider admitted PT students for the FT program right up until classes start..although she told me it's not looking too likely. But I guess there is a small chance of that happening.

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Where should I go next fall? / PSU PT vs. Duquesne
« on: July 09, 2007, 01:54:32 PM »
I was all set to go to Duquesne full-time, but today I was accepted into PSU's part-time program. What should I do?

part time Penn State program:  I'd have the opportunity to transfer into the full time program after the first semester if I don't receive any grade below a B (isn't that ridiculously hard to do?). Or I can try to transfer into the FT program after the first year if I don't receive any grade below a C. PSU is ranked around #80 on US News. PSU also has an LRAP that I hope to qualify for, since I want to work in public service/public interest.

Duquesne: No LRAP, and it just fell to T4 this year.

I guess my question is, if I want to work in a low-paying public interest job after graduation, is a four year degree from Penn State better for me than a three year degree from Duquesne? (That is assuming worst case scenatio at PSU: that I am for some reason not able to transfer into FT). I am thinking that the PSU degree is more portable (only 52% of grads stayed instate last year). What do you think? Thanks :)

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