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It's the usual top 40% sliding scale thing ... if you go below 40% the scholarship is reduced but not eliminated.

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Cardozo offered me 15k and a Public Service Scholar title; American, nothing. I got waitlisted at all the higher ranked schools I applied to.

Should I go to any of those, or should I retake the LSAT (I got a 164)?

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I got a 15k scholarship to Cardozo and something about being a Public Service Scholar. Are they any better as far as jobs go? I live in NYC now, and almost want to get the hell out of there.

If I went to American I'd probably just work to transfer to GW or Georgetown anyway.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 24, 2008, 04:08:27 PM »
From students and reports, AU sounds like a nice, mellow place to go to school. That's a plus. It seems like you have to work hard to make the most of it, but looking through DC firms, employment prospects, etc, AU definitely has some presence in DC, moreso than W&L and GMU despite people including them in the DC milieu (at least from the firms and independent placement data I've looked at). Outside of DC, I'm sure it's different.

Of course, transferring is obvious: two of the country's top law schools are about a mile or two away from AU.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 03:11:19 PM »
Yeah, the transfer numbers look pretty intense. My choice right now is ...American. WL at GWU. So, either I never go to law school, or I go to American. They seem really stingy, and from what I hear it's probably due to corruption at the higher levels.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:34:59 AM »
That's the same issue with -all- lower ranked private schools, the debt thing. Do school LRAPs and the new federal LRAP make any difference?


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:18:31 AM »
It's definitely expensive,but is it overpriced? It's the same as Tulane and other schools in that rank, but it's in DC. It's like saying Cardozo is overpriced, and nobody says that like they say it about American, and American gives a wider breadth of opportunity as opposed to schools in a similar situation in NYC (ah, but is that 1% slightly better chance at BigLaw what sways people?). BigLaw is a worthless way to live, from what I've heard from family who've done it, so should that be the standard bearer of all law education?

It just seems like there's a handful of standard lines people throw around about this school without really thinking about it. I just want some real information.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 01:42:29 AM »
Is it -in- DC, though? If that were the case, call Rutgers-Newark a New York City school, because you can get to NYC from there on the PATH train in about 10 minutes.

George Mason is a Virginia school, like Rutgers-Newark is a New Jersey school. That is all.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 01:32:31 AM »
I thought it was the third best school in DC? Do people count Rutgers-Newark or Seton Hall as a NYC schools? Absolutely not, and they're as far from NYC as George Mason is to DC. Washington and Lee is as far from DC as Temple is from NYC, and do people count Temple as a NYC school?

Unless that part of the country is a barren wasteland that relies completely on DC for jobs.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions on American University?
« on: March 22, 2008, 01:06:16 AM »
It seems like it's hard to get anyone on the internetopshere to say a good word about this school, which shares a ranking with Tulane. It's just as expensive as Tulane but in DC, and from what I've researched, American places pretty well if you're a solid, dedicated student. Note: BigLaw is none of my concern, so I ignore anything doing with that.

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