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korzhenevich

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Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« on: March 27, 2008, 05:10:20 PM »
so here is my dilemma...

i got accepted to Brooklyn Law ($30,000 scholarship), Maryland Law (no money), and Wisconsin Law...

waitlisted at: Fordham and GW

i know i want to practice in nyc but i also get instate tuition at Wisconsin and it's so far ranked higher than the other schools i've gotten into...the thing is, i an unsure about post-graduation prospects out of wisconsin in terms of being able to work in nyc...i don't want to be stuck in the midwest...

do i A. go to wisconsin and transfer out, B. plan on attending wisconsin until i hopefully hear good news from either fordham or gw, or C. go to brooklyn because i have better nyc job prospects?

desperately wanting some advice...thanks!  :-\

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 11:47:58 PM »
I'd say, if you don't want to be trapped in the midwest, don't go to Wisconsin.  You can't count on being able to transfer out, even if you're transferring down in the rankings.  I'm not very knowledgeable about Brooklyn's employment prospects, though, hopefully someone else is.  (Mostly just wanted to bump this for you since it was falling off the first page.)

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 11:52:32 PM »
Brooklyn's employment prospects are great for NYC

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 09:58:37 PM »
so here is my dilemma...

i got accepted to Brooklyn Law ($30,000 scholarship), Maryland Law (no money), and Wisconsin Law...

waitlisted at: Fordham and GW

i know i want to practice in nyc but i also get instate tuition at Wisconsin and it's so far ranked higher than the other schools i've gotten into...the thing is, i an unsure about post-graduation prospects out of wisconsin in terms of being able to work in nyc...i don't want to be stuck in the midwest...

do i A. go to wisconsin and transfer out, B. plan on attending wisconsin until i hopefully hear good news from either fordham or gw, or C. go to brooklyn because i have better nyc job prospects?

desperately wanting some advice...thanks!  :-\

You should go to a school with the awareness that you might not be able to transfer.

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 10:05:31 PM »
First, don't got to a school you couldn't see yourself happy at for three years.

Second, if you definitely want to work in NYC, go to Brooklyn.

Plan on going to Brooklyn, and if GW or Fordham happens, take it from there.

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 10:09:46 PM »
First, don't got to a school you couldn't see yourself happy at for three years.

Second, if you definitely want to work in NYC, go to Brooklyn.

Plan on going to Brooklyn, and if GW or Fordham happens, take it from there.

Agree 100%.  Planning on being able to transfer is never a good idea. 

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 03:33:33 AM »
Brooklyn
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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 12:48:33 PM »
If you definitely want NYC after school, go Brooklyn, as long as you aren't set on getting BigLaw right away.

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 01:38:49 PM »
el_che...you don't think i can get into biglaw right from brooklyn?

how come?

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Re: Thoughts on where I should go next fall.
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 01:44:04 PM »
el_che...you don't think i can get into biglaw right from brooklyn?

how come?

You can...but you'll have to be near the top of your class. Just don't go there with a set intention of going straight into biglaw. Make it a goal, sure...but be realistic about it. The good thing is you'll close to zero debt, so biglaw won't be a necessity.
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