Law School Discussion

Cleveland Marshall anyone? Any opinons between CSU and Case Western?

These are my two top picks (staying in NE Ohio).  CSU is HALF the cost of Case and I have a shot at fin. aid there too, probably not so much at Case.  I am just curious if anyone has applied, been accepted, thoughts feelings...I'm open to discussion!

Re: Cleveland Marshall anyone? Any opinons between CSU and Case Western?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 04:13:06 PM »
These are my two top picks (staying in NE Ohio).  CSU is HALF the cost of Case and I have a shot at fin. aid there too, probably not so much at Case.  I am just curious if anyone has applied, been accepted, thoughts feelings...I'm open to discussion!

I know you said you want to stay in NE Ohio, but is there any reason you can't send an app  to Ohio State?

Re: Cleveland Marshall anyone? Any opinons between CSU and Case Western?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 01:34:05 PM »
I know its a great school- but I am living at home and also my boyfriend will be going to either CSU or Case too, but he won't be starting until the cycle after me.  So it really just makes it complex!  I am going to apply though- but I guess its more so for my own state of mind?  Also, I work at a law firm here as a paralegal, and am thinking about working there part-time after my first semester, probably just like 10-15 hours a week.  I wish OSU was closer...

Re: Cleveland Marshall anyone? Any opinons between CSU and Case Western?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006, 09:53:17 AM »
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Re: Cleveland Marshall anyone? Any opinons between CSU and Case Western?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 05:51:28 PM »
Both are fine schools in their own right...  I'm a little biased toward Case because I go there.  ;-)

Just curious -- what sort of work do you want to do?  If you want to do government work, I might actually recommend CSU because a ton of the judges, prosecutors, PDs, etc. in Cuyahoga County are CSU grads.  Akron is a nice school, too, although if you're already in Cleveland it's a bit far a commute to make on a daily basis.

Don't make money the deciding factor, but do consider it... it's a lot nicer to graduate with $75K in debt than $150K in debt, as many of my classmates are finding out the hard way.  People on here will probably say "take the higher-ranked school (which is Case), money be damned," but within the NE Ohio market I don't think you can go wrong with either school.

I didn't apply to CSU, but I did choose Case over Ohio State because I really liked it (still do) and because it's a great school. 
PM me if you have any questions about Case.