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msmartinez

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I am trying to decide between these two schools.  Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated.  My final two choices are Minnesota with 5K scholarship and Texas Tech with full scholarship.

Thanks!

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Where do you want to practice after graduation? Ranking is often less important than region when dealing with non-national schools.
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msmartinez

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I am from TX so the ability to practice in TX would be nice, but it is not a necessity.  Really I just want to be sure that I will be able to land a good job post graduation and have opportunities available.  I am interested in Corporate Law and have been told that the ranking of the school you attend is important for that type of law.

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If it were me, I'd go to Tech.  But, I want to work in TX and not go in to corporate law.

Did you apply to SMU/Baylor?  I'd guess with admission + partial scholarship to MN, you probably had a decent shot at full ride from those schools.

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hmmm...

tier 3 - $36k or less
UMN    - $150k give or take. 

$115,000 is a lot of money

my unbiased two cents...   :D

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If it were me, I'd go to Tech.  But, I want to work in TX and not go in to corporate law.

Did you apply to SMU/Baylor?  I'd guess with admission + partial scholarship to MN, you probably had a decent shot at full ride from those schools.

I applied to Baylor but did not do so until very late in the cycle.  I was accepted to the spring class with a 1/2 scholarship.  I am just not sure I want to wait until February 09 to start!

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That makes me think that Baylor Spring with 1/2 scholarship is the best option.  Work and save money in the meantime, as well as writing a letter pointing out your scholarship to Minnesota as well as your dedication to practice in Texas, and try to leverage more money out of them.

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If it were me, I'd go to Tech.  But, I want to work in TX and not go in to corporate law.

Did you apply to SMU/Baylor?  I'd guess with admission + partial scholarship to MN, you probably had a decent shot at full ride from those schools.

I applied to Baylor but did not do so until very late in the cycle.  I was accepted to the spring class with a 1/2 scholarship.  I am just not sure I want to wait until February 09 to start!

If your stats are good enough, they might bump the scholarship up if you ask. 

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I'd probably go with Texas Tech here. I'd rather live in Texas, Texas has no state income tax, Tech does very well in the state, and you'll have a ton less debt if you keep your scholarship. I looked at the school for a little while and didn't see anything I didn't like.

Of course, Minnesota is a very good school. Really, you have a very desirable problem here.
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