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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL tuition deposit
« on: March 31, 2008, 09:26:10 AM »
its refundable if you  notify them in writing by May 1st...which I believe was said above.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: March 28, 2008, 12:34:18 AM »
So my avatar has changed from NYU to NU after the one year deferred full scholarship.  I'm not going to lie, I am kind of loathing at this thread, wishing I hadn't received the offer (indeed I predicted I would be outright rejected by NU). Of course that isn't true, but seeing as I can find the most NYU trolls right here, can anyone give me any advice?

It sounds like you want to go to NYU, so go there.  Try to negotiate some money from them with your other offer.  I'm saying go to NYU because it seems what you want to do, personally there is a good chance i'd go to a school like Northwestern (I don't particularly like that school, which is why I didn't apply) with a full ride over NYU, but your going to make enough money anyway you should do what you want to do.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 24, 2008, 12:34:54 AM »
Ok valid point.  I should have said "the only logical argument I can see" instead of "the only logical argument".  I assume many disagree with me as most of the posters in this thread seem to be in favor of race based affirmative action, therefore I would like one to respond with a rational answer.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:17:09 PM »
Can anyone provide a logical argument saying affirmative action toward URM's is better than would be giving a leg up to the socioeconomically disadvantaged?

The only logical argument in favor of affirmative action is that URM's have less opportunities because they are statistically more socioeconomically disadvantaged.  This is ridiculous because it would be much better to give students a boost based on socioeconomic factors. 

did you just answer your own question?  yes you did.

Actually, no I didn't.  What I did do was show why a common, but ridiculous, answer to my question is not a good answer.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 23, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »
Can anyone provide a logical argument saying affirmative action toward URM's is better than would be giving a leg up to the socioeconomically disadvantaged?

The only logical argument in favor of affirmative action is that URM's have less opportunities because they are statistically more socioeconomically disadvantaged.  This is ridiculous because it would be much better to give students a boost based on socioeconomic factors. 


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Out of curiosity.  I'm still trying to decide between NYU vs. WUSTL with good money.

I figured it up and I'm going to be paying almost 20K more per year, for 10 years, after graduating if I go to NYU. 

If I graduate with decent grades at WUSTL it seems I'll be in line for about the same quality of job (if I go the firm round about 160k as of now).  If I don't graduate in the top third I assume I'll still be able to get a midlaw job at about  130k.

Now lets say after taxes I keep about 60% of my gross pay, that would make a big firm job worth about 96k and a mid-law firm about 78k. 

Subtracting the extra 20k NYU will cost me for the first 10 years after law school and the best case coming out of NYU would be 76k, while at WUSTL the best case would be 96k, and if I didn't get in the top third then 78k.

Throw in the fact that the mid-law job is likely to be in a city with a much lower standard of living and it appears that, based solely on going into a law firm, the options would be better for me coming out of WUSTL than NYU when taking into account loan payments.

If you see anything wrong with this let me know, remember I am talking only about a firm job and only about money, I realize there are many other reasons why one school may be better than another and I am taking them all into account.



Now the real question I have for you all, unless you see some error I made above, is will the NYU degree help me after the first job?  Will having an NYU degree make it easier to become a judge, partner in a law firm, or lead to more raises?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WashU 1L taking questions
« on: March 12, 2008, 02:39:38 AM »
WUSTL with 30grand a year, UIUC with 30 grand a year, or NYU with nothing.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:03:27 AM »
I think it all comes out then...this is just based on what i've been told

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:20:17 PM »
NYU will start mailing out scholarship offers April 1st, although a few people may get offers a couple of weeks before hand.


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: WUSTL Class of 2011
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:06:06 PM »
I'm visiting Tuesday...trying to decide between WUSTL with a scholarship or NYU.  Right now I am leaning toward NYU though.

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