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Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)

Loyola Los Angeles with full scholarship or hastings with nothing?

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 09:02:58 PM »
Hastings.

Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 10:02:27 PM »
Loyola all the way.

Can't beat free.

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 10:08:41 PM »
But free is not free once you figure in living expenses.

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 10:11:42 PM »
OK I'm just partial to Hastings.
If it were my choice, I'd probably take the full ride.

Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 10:16:15 PM »
Unless the OP is from the bay area, living expenses should be more expensive in SF than LA. So attending Loyola should still be significantly cheaper than Hastings.

Unless the OP wants to work in SF, I would say that a Loyola full ride is extremely tempting. Although Hastings is a good school, Loyola isn't too bad either =\

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005, 02:39:27 PM »
Loyola.

You'll have to make the decision of where you want to practice, since each region is probably pretty partial to their local schools ... but yeah, you can't beat free.

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005, 04:35:19 PM »
Unless the OP is from the bay area, living expenses should be more expensive in SF than LA.

Is that true?  I've been figuring non-tuition expenses to be about $25k/year in LA and $20k/year at Berkeley.  Is that inaccurate?

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 04:36:43 PM »
Why would Berkeley be cheaper than LA?
I'm pretty sure the bay area is more expensive overall.

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Re: Loyola Los Angeles (Full scholarship) vs. Hastings (with nothing)
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 04:52:25 PM »
Why would Berkeley be cheaper than LA?
I'm pretty sure the bay area is more expensive overall.

Yes, you're right, according to
http://www.law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=1259
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/currents/financial_aid/

UCLA estimates less $ for rent and personal, but more $ for transportation and books/supplies than Boalt.  They both come out to $20k/.75yr though.  This makes a stronger case for USC than I had thought.

Thanks for the heads up.