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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1880 on: April 20, 2017, 02:42:52 PM »
Personally, all things considered I'd take Chicago at 75k over either other option.
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« Reply #1881 on: April 20, 2017, 03:32:30 PM »
Agreed.
Care to elaborate?

Chicago is offering 35k and about 10k cheaper than Cls but once I factor in moving costs and the fact that my wife doesn't have a job I was thinking I might as well stay in NY than go to U Chicago. NU is enticing for the 150k. Please let me know if I'm overlooking something.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1882 on: April 20, 2017, 03:54:20 PM »
Care to elaborate?

Chicago is offering 35k and about 10k cheaper than Cls but once I factor in moving costs and the fact that my wife doesn't have a job I was thinking I might as well stay in NY than go to U Chicago. NU is enticing for the 150k. Please let me know if I'm overlooking something.
You asked to keep personal interests out of it.
it would be much easier to stay here in NY but I'm trying to remove that from the equation for now.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1883 on: April 20, 2017, 04:02:17 PM »
You asked to keep personal interests out of it.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1884 on: April 20, 2017, 04:24:22 PM »
Thank you for your response. While I'm definitely open-minded to moving to Chicago, it would be much easier to stay here in NY but I'm trying to remove that from the equation for now.

As a practicing attorney would you(or anyone else who might have an opinion) take the 150k at Northwestern vs 40k at Cls? I have been given conflicting advice on if Cls is worth 110k+ over NU and would love to get anymore insight if possible.

Here is a good piece that shows much better full-time employment rates for graduates of UC over NW:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/the-top-law-schools-with-the-best-employment-outcomes/
however due to NW #10 ranking and your full scholarship, perhaps some experts would recommend graduating without that additional debt.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1885 on: April 20, 2017, 05:13:08 PM »
Here is a good piece that shows much better full-time employment rates for graduates of UC over NW:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/the-top-law-schools-with-the-best-employment-outcomes/
however due to NW #10 ranking and your full scholarship, perhaps some experts would recommend graduating without that additional debt.

Yes, but the ATL rankings have all the credibility of the Cooley rankings.  Anyone who thinks you're more likely to get the job you want from WUSTL than from Yale, deserves to live in St. Louis.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1886 on: April 20, 2017, 05:39:15 PM »
It's really boiling down to is it a wise investment to pay ~2600 a month on (hopefully) 21k a month pretax for a decade? Are the numbers doable?

Kind of getting cold feet with this amount of debt though I do think Cls is my best option.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1887 on: April 20, 2017, 08:29:33 PM »
It's really boiling down to is it a wise investment to pay ~2600 a month on (hopefully) 21k a month pretax for a decade? Are the numbers doable?

Kind of getting cold feet with this amount of debt though I do think Cls is my best option.

The money is post tax

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1888 on: April 20, 2017, 08:52:34 PM »
The money is post tax
The loan payment is post tax.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1889 on: April 20, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »
Yes, but the ATL rankings have all the credibility of the Cooley rankings.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1890 on: April 21, 2017, 04:59:22 PM »
Decided on Cls if anyone was wondering/cared.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1891 on: April 21, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »
Decided on Cls if anyone was wondering/cared.

Terrific,  good luck!

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1892 on: April 21, 2017, 05:12:12 PM »
Decided on Cls if anyone was wondering/cared.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1893 on: April 21, 2017, 05:12:18 PM »
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1894 on: April 21, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
Mazel tov
Terrific,  good luck!
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1895 on: April 25, 2017, 06:21:58 PM »
Thanks all!

Really appreciate all the advice in this thread and I'm open to any and all tips on how to do well in school/land a job.
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« Reply #1896 on: April 25, 2017, 07:22:50 PM »
Don't read or brief cases. Waste of time
Unless you get cold called by the professor in front of 100 people at which time he or she proceeds to make you look like an imbecile for not having brief the cases.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1897 on: April 25, 2017, 07:34:52 PM »
Unless you get cold called by the professor in front of 100 people at which time he or she proceeds to make you look like an imbecile for not having brief the cases.
and then the shame passes and you're stronger than before.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1899 on: April 25, 2017, 08:17:12 PM »
Unless you get cold called by the professor in front of 100 people at which time he or she proceeds to make you look like an imbecile for not having brief the cases.
Many cliff notes available that a yeshiva guy can read in 30 seconds and sound way smarter than other students who briefed for hours, when called on.
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