For those who want to work in the corporate law world, law school tuition is a very good investment, and paying higher tuition at a better school will definitely pay off. For those of us who are committed to public interest law, a scholarship means the difference between golden-handcuffs and actually practicing in the area we want. There is a reason so many people want to go into public interest law when they enter law school, but almost noone goes into it when they get out. That reason is called $150K of debt.I'll be taking a scholarship.
I am thinking about taking a scholarship at the moment. I have been offered 25K a year from Cardozo (3.3 GPA requried) and a full scholarship from Brooklyn (top 33% of the class). My other choices are Fordham and GW with little to no money. Any ideas? It is crunch time. I want to work in NY and biglaw is by no means a given but a possiblity nonetheless. All thoughts are appreciated. Let me know what scholarships you are taking and why, where and all that good stuff.
If (& I know it is a big if) you are towards the top of your class, it is even easier for you to get a corporate job than a mediocre Fordham grad b/c the top of the class gets jobs through OCI in the Fall. It is a guaranteed good paying position without ever even having to send out a resume or leave the campus. Plus it is easier to make journals, moot court, etc... All of which employers love.