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Let's say you were guaranteed the same job with the same pay following law school no matter where you went to school, how high up the rankings (feel free to name schools) would you need to be accepted (but with no money) before you would turn a full ride scholarship or a lower T1 (pretend t1 is in your region...or the region you hope to pracise in).


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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 03:44:32 PM »
Outside of HYS, I would take any top 50 school with a free ride.
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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 03:47:09 PM »
Outside of HYS, I would take any top 50 school with a free ride.

I agree.
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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 03:53:43 PM »
Outside of HYS, I would take any top 50 school with a free ride.

I agree.

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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 03:54:13 PM »
Its not so much turning down prestige as it is turning down job prospects.  In my mind, it would be foolish to turn down a school that will pretty much guarantee you a good job if you do the work for a free school where you would need to place in the top quarter to get the same job.  To a certain extent, law school grades unpredictable and out of your hands - picking a top ranked school makes good economic sense for the majority of people.  Keep in mind that you will be able to pay off 150K in loans in a few years with a BIGLAW job so the money should not really be an issue.  If you are getting a JD for the hell of it then I guess you should take the free ride.
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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 04:00:52 PM »
this isn't possible you can't get the same job going to Cooley or Yale

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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 04:15:14 PM »
I'd need HYS to turn down the full ride, and even that would be a tough choice.

prelaw2000 and The Truth, it's a hypothetical.  Don't question the hypothetical.

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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 11:57:18 PM »
It depends how much the "same job" pays. If I'm making 50k, it's going to be hard to pay off my debt, and I'll be unlikely to want to go anywhere but the free place.

If I'll be making 160k + 160k bonus every year, I won't be so worried about accumulating debt by paying for school.

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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 12:24:16 AM »
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Re: How much pretige would you need in order to turn down a free ride?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 03:58:00 AM »
Outside of HYS, I would take any top 50 school with a free ride.

Really?

You'd take a free ride at SMU or Tulane over an acceptance to Columbia or Chicago?

Really?!?
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