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Chicago vs. NYU

Postby miamiman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 pm

which would you pick ITE and why?

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby agentzer0 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:22 pm

miamiman wrote:which would you pick ITE and why?


Chicago. you know why

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby miamiman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:24 pm

agentzer0 wrote:
miamiman wrote:which would you pick ITE and why?


Chicago. you know why



oh, that I do.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby agentzer0 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:26 pm

nTTTu. spread the word

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby Biglawl1L » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:28 pm

Both TTT. T3 or bust. N00bz

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby miamiman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:32 pm

Biglawl1L wrote:Both TTT. T3 or bust. N00bz


flame?

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby Biglawl1L » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:33 pm

miamiman wrote:
Biglawl1L wrote:Both TTT. T3 or bust. N00bz


flame?


Only flame's you'll be feeling are CHicago's TTT job prospects. That is assuming, of course, you make it out alive with some semblance of people skills and humanity intact.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby agentzer0 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:37 pm

Biglawl1L wrote:
miamiman wrote:
Biglawl1L wrote:Both TTT. T3 or bust. N00bz


flame?


Only flame's you'll be feeling are CHicago's TTT job prospects. That is assuming, of course, you make it out alive with some semblance of people skills and humanity intact.


ITT: bitter NYU grads comes to terms with his JD's 5 mile value-radius

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby td6624 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:39 pm

To be fair, NYU's 5-mile radius is a lot more fun than Chicago's.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby agentzer0 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:40 pm

td6624 wrote:To be fair, NYU's 5-mile radius is a lot more fun than Chicago's.


touche

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby td6624 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:40 pm

Also, I'd never be in this awesome position, but if I were, I'd pick NYU. Difference in job prospects is probably not all that significant, and Chicago just gives off kind of a miserable vibe.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby gmail » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:10 pm

NYU. The city's much more international. Also, I feel safe in 90% of NYC whereas it seems most of south side Chicago is off limits to cracker-ass whitefolk like myself.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby miamiman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:12 pm

gmail wrote:NYU. The city's much more international. Also, I feel safe in 90% of NYC whereas it seems most of south side Chicago is off limits to cracker-ass whitefolk like myself.


racist much?

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby im_blue » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:08 pm

Chicago for better employment prospects.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby hopefullaw27 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:39 pm

take a look at my other topic...may help answer your dilemma (same one i'm going through too):

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=107926

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby Veyron » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:44 pm

If you want to pactice in Chicago, go to Chicago, if you want to practice in NYC, NYU, anywhere else, go where you like best. I can't believe this still needs to be said.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby JohnYuu » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:46 pm

Biglawl1L wrote:
miamiman wrote:
Biglawl1L wrote:Both TTT. T3 or bust. N00bz


flame?


Only flame's you'll be feeling are CHicago's TTT job prospects. That is assuming, of course, you make it out alive with some semblance of people skills and humanity intact.


There were two shootings within a couple blocks of the law school within the past few weeks. You will be lucky to make it out of UChicago alive period

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby dbt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:47 pm

For NYC, NYU
For Chicago...Chicago

For clerkships/academia, Chicago
For PI, NYU

I'd say Chicago has a slight edge in private firm placement in the nation overall (partly due to much smaller class size, which really does help), but if you do well you're going to have roughly the same prospects at either.

FWIW, I chose NYU.

edit: and as petty as it may be, I actually was a bit worried about living in Hyde Park. I'm glad to be in the very safe West Village.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby tintin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:48 pm

I will be making this choice probably. unless Penn makes a great impression.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby badfish » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:50 pm

pi: nyu
nyc firm: nyu
chicago firm: chicago
clerkship/academia: chicago

i chose nyu because i want to do pi

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby rayiner » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:53 pm

badfish wrote:pi: nyu
nyc firm: nyu
chicago firm: chicago
clerkship/academia: chicago

i chose nyu because i want to do pi


TITCR.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby crackberry » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:56 pm

I have a good friend making this choice. Which school is gonna be better for NorCal BigLaw (seriously)?

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:39 pm

rayiner wrote:
badfish wrote:pi: nyu
nyc firm: nyu
chicago firm: chicago
clerkship/academia: chicago

i chose nyu because i want to do pi


TITCR.


+the internet, can we stop asking this question now?

Also, the answer is exactly the same for Columbia v Chicago, except that Chicago's clerkship/academia edge is slightly less, and Columbia's PI edge is slightly less.

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby tintin » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:48 pm

disregarding the question of LRAP, is chicago really that much worse for PI?

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Re: Chicago vs. NYU

Postby dbt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:55 pm

tintin wrote:disregarding the question of LRAP, is chicago really that much worse for PI?


Chicago is a great school. I really doubt a PI employer is going to look at a Chicago student and say "oh, no..." But, environment and resources are a big factor (connections, etc., as well as going to a school with a reputation for sending kids into PI, so if you've got a lot of alum hiring, then the pipeline is in place to hire your students for PI). At NYU, I think something like 8% do PI, whereas at Chicago it's like 2-3%. Take into account the difference in class-size (NYU is roughly twice as large as Chicago) and the fact that NYU basically has the best PI resources around (we host the PILC Fair, have a fantastic office, encourage PI through summer funding, etc.) and you get the point.

I can see someone with multiple interests (say, in PI and firm) going to Chicago maybe, but for someone solely focused on PI, this seems like a no-brainer (not even taking into account the LRAP, which favors NYU as well).




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