UVA vs NU

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UVA vs NU

UVA
35
57%
NU
26
43%
 
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Drew2010
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UVA vs NU

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:51 pm

Out of curiosity, want to see how people compare these two schools, and how a poll would turn out. Although I lean strongly in one direction, I'm still trying to keep an open mind going into the ASW's, and am trying to research how the two schools stack up against each other. From my perspective it seems like a completely personal preference decision based on location, style of city, and feel from the student body. I can’t imagine the job opportunities are that much different coming out of either one, aside from NU obviously placing stronger in Chicago, and UVA maybe in DC?

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby scribelaw » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:55 pm

This is a tough choice.

I'd guess NU is better for Chicago and the Midwest, UVA better for DC and the South, and they're probably a wash in NYC. (Maybe UVA has a slight edge for NYC BigLaw?)

I would pick NU just because Chicago is an awesome city and NU has a great location, and I've been out of undergrad for a few years so the vibe is more appealing.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby rayiner » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Two very different schools. Big city/small town, ~250 students/350 students, old people/babies, fucking cold/slightly less cold. :lol:

NU will place a lot better in Chicago, UVA a lot better in DC, and UVA probably has an bit better in NYC.

Pick the market/school culture you like better.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:01 pm

NU has a bunch of old splitter engineers :(

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:02 pm

aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:04 pm

Yeah, I think personal preference/goals would play a big role in this decision.

If I had to pick -- being a relatively clueless 0L -- I'd say Virginia overall. But they're both great...

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:06 pm

rayiner wrote:Two very different schools. Big city/small town, ~250 students/350 students, old people/babies, fucking cold/slightly less cold. :lol:

NU will place a lot better in Chicago, UVA a lot better in DC, and UVA probably has an bit better in NYC.

Pick the market/school culture you like better.

This.

(Normally I'd make cracks about how fucking cold it is at NU, but after 60 goddamn inches of snow and counting here, I give up.)

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby rayiner » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:42 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?


Have you talked to an 18-21 y/o girl recently? What on earth would make you want to spend more time with one than you have to?

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby ravens20 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:44 pm

vanwinkle wrote:This.

(Normally I'd make cracks about how fucking cold it is at NU, but after 60 goddamn inches of snow and counting here, I give up.)


Props to VanWinkle for being the biggest non-troll on TLS.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:46 pm

rayiner wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?


Have you talked to an 18-21 y/o girl recently? What on earth would make you want to spend more time with one than you have to?


To paraphrase the Architect of the Matrix, "there are levels of dumb I am willing to accept."

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:59 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?


I wouldn't mind some softball, but I think my wife would be pretty opposed to any hot UG slaying. Honestly post-marriage, as they are no longer useful for sexual gratification, UGs just annoy the shit out of me.

Plus I'm fairly interested in settling in Chicago, or New York City secondarily, so it would seem that NU would be the better choice for me career choice wise. I guess I was just making sure that UVA didn't have some significant advantage I was unaware of, because NU seems to have a student body I think I would fit in with much better.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:02 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?


I wouldn't mind some softball, but I think my wife would be pretty opposed to any hot UG slaying. Honestly post-marriage, as they are no longer useful for sexual gratification, UGs just annoy the shit out of me.

Plus I'm fairly interested in settling in Chicago, or New York City secondarily, so it would seem that NU would be the better choice for me career choice wise. I guess I was just making sure that UVA didn't have some significant advantage I was unaware of, because NU seems to have a student body I think I would fit in with much better.


NU then

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby Joan Hollaway » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:07 pm

aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter engineers :(


TBF it is a midwest splitter concentration camp

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby fortissimo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:09 am

NU is in a better location and has better weather (cold in winter > southern heat & humidity in spring + apparently as much as snow as chicago this year in winter), but the older student body is somewhat daunting for straight of ugrads, which is why UVA wins out para mi.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:14 am

rayiner wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter virgin engineers :(


OP, how do you feel about softball and slaying hot UGs?


Have you talked to an 18-21 y/o girl recently? What on earth would make you want to spend more time with one than you have to?


We have one in our section ... she helps to balance out the fact that everyone is over 30 (j/k).

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:19 am

rayiner wrote:Two very different schools. Big city/small town, ~250 students/350 students, old people/babies, fucking cold/slightly less cold. :lol:

NU will place a lot better in Chicago, UVA a lot better in DC, and UVA probably has an bit better in NYC.

Pick the market/school culture you like better.


Very well said, Ray. This will really come down to being a personal decision and possibly money if you can set the two schools against one another.

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:26 am

Joan Hollaway wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:NU has a bunch of old splitter engineers :(


TBF it is a midwest splitter concentration camp

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Re: UVA vs NU

Postby Stringer Bell » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:46 am

Drew2010 wrote:Plus I'm fairly interested in settling in Chicago, or New York City secondarily, so it would seem that NU would be the better choice for me career choice wise. I guess I was just making sure that UVA didn't have some significant advantage I was unaware of, because NU seems to have a student body I think I would fit in with much better.


Sounds like NU FTW. I believe a slightly higher percentage of the UVA class does clerkships, but I can't see that small advantage being anywhere near enough to offset the pros NU provides in your situation.




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