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Old 02-26-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Hello,

I currently live in Madison, WI. I have been admitted to a law school in Boston which is significantly lower ranked than a law school that I have been admitted to in NYC. I will not disclose which schools they are but they are both Tier 3 schools. I am a person that can sometimes get lonely and overwhelmed by NYC and other large cities. The school in Boston awarded me a $45,000 scholarship for the full three years and NYC didn't give me any. Which city would be the easiest to assimilate to for someone with mild anxiety? I also have a motorcycle that I would really like to keep parked close to where I live.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Is your anxiety perhaps related to crowds, traffic, city noise, apartment noises?
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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Hello,Which city would be the easiest to assimilate to for someone with mild anxiety?
Boston is generally a bit slower and less congested than NYC. I would think you would be able to find a group of friends and peers through your program at any graduate school which could potentially make any city less isolating. It all depends on what triggers your anxiety. Is the scholarship per year. If so, $135k less in debt plus the cost of living difference would significantly lessen my anxiety.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Hello,

I currently live in Madison, WI. I have been admitted to a law school in Boston which is significantly lower ranked than a law school that I have been admitted to in NYC. I will not disclose which schools they are but they are both Tier 3 schools. I am a person that can sometimes get lonely and overwhelmed by NYC and other large cities. The school in Boston awarded me a $45,000 scholarship for the full three years and NYC didn't give me any. Which city would be the easiest to assimilate to for someone with mild anxiety? I also have a motorcycle that I would really like to keep parked close to where I live.
You're nuts if you pay full freight tuition at a T3 law school
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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Hello,

I currently live in Madison, WI. I have been admitted to a law school in Boston which is significantly lower ranked than a law school that I have been admitted to in NYC. I will not disclose which schools they are but they are both Tier 3 schools. I am a person that can sometimes get lonely and overwhelmed by NYC and other large cities. The school in Boston awarded me a $45,000 scholarship for the full three years and NYC didn't give me any. Which city would be the easiest to assimilate to for someone with mild anxiety? I also have a motorcycle that I would really like to keep parked close to where I live.


Boston definitely.


Oh, there is a Badger Alumni group here. A bit and active one. Looks for this group on FB "WAA - Boston (Alumni Connection)", they maybe helpful. We meet for football games each week too, if you are interested in such things.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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Is your anxiety perhaps related to crowds, traffic, city noise, apartment noises?
I think that plays a big role, yes. But I am fine in Chicago, which is weird.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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If you're going to a third tier law school go to the one where you have the least debt at the end.
Also, the lower ranked the law school, the more your job prospects will be limited to the metro area where the law school is located. That is, a low tier law school in Boston places most of its grads in the Boston area, and a low tier law school in NYC places most of its grads in the NYC area. So take that into account.

Either place, you should find friends in law school.

That said, Boston is a bit slower paced and calmer than NYC.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Take the free money in Boston...the law degree you are getting is a dime a dozen & you will be lucky to find any kind of regular employment. There's a massive glut of people out there with similar law degrees who are not employed or are working for long hours & low-end pay.
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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Take the free money in Boston...the law degree you are getting is a dime a dozen & you will be lucky to find any kind of regular employment. There's a massive glut of people out there with similar law degrees who are not employed or are working for long hours & low-end pay.

And loads doing well. I know lots of people with law degrees, not all are lawyers, but all are using their degrees heavily in their professions.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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And loads doing well. I know lots of people with law degrees, not all are lawyers, but all are using their degrees heavily in their professions.
Yes....doing well with degrees from good schools, not these third-tier law schools. My workplace will not even interview anyone who shows up with a degree from a place like the Massachusetts School of Law. That resume gets tossed, every time, without a look.
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