Duke v UVA

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Should I attend UVA or Duke?

Duke with $72,500 and LLM in Intl Law
18
24%
UVA with $75,000
56
76%
 
Total votes: 74

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flyingpanda
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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby flyingpanda » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:21 am

Rock Chalk wrote:
Doritos wrote:Also, Rockchalk...that bit in wikipedia is not true. http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999 Cornell and Northwestern weren't in top 14 for the first rankings in 1987


Good call. I looked around to check the accuracy of the Wikipedia article but the cite I found only had 1990-Present. Thanks for the correction.

Still, I feel like Duke and Virginia are definitely peer schools, and that a shortage of representation often allows Duke to be underrated on TLS. I'm waiting to hear back from Duke, Michigan, and UVA, and aside from receiving more aid from one of them, I think it's an incredibly tough decision despite the fact that TLSers would most likely advise otherwise.


Where have you seen this? Most people would agree that UVa and Duke are peer schools. To OP: If you've visited both Duke and UVa and both look good, then I say pick UVa because of your slight preference for the environment and your goal of working in DC.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Rock Chalk » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:15 am

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:32 pm

UVa wins in all categories except sports

UVa loses in all sports categories

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby jnorsky » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:39 pm

Uh that is not true what so ever. Duke has basketball and uh, basketball. And hey havent been good since elton brand went there in that either.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:42 pm

jnorsky wrote:Uh that is not true what so ever. Duke has basketball and uh, basketball. And hey havent been good since elton brand went there in that either.


UVa football is only marginally more talented than Duke, but much less entertaining. Also, UVa football fans seem to be by far the least happy sports fans I've ever met. They seem to be constantly disappointed on account of their team's impotence.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby jnorsky » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Borhas wrote:
jnorsky wrote:Uh that is not true what so ever. Duke has basketball and uh, basketball. And hey havent been good since elton brand went there in that either.


UVa football is only marginally more talented than Duke, but much less entertaining. Also, UVa football fans seem to be by far the least happy sports fans I've ever met. They seem to be constantly disappointed on account of their team's impotence.[/quote

comparing the football teams of those two schools is ridiculous. UVa has nfl talent role through there all the time, Duke is a glorified high school.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby los blancos » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:Where have you seen this?

In all of the posts in which Duke is considered to be in a class below MVP(B) and the decision between Duke and one of them is made to seem quite obvious.

Check out the breakdown of peer schools here, for example, or the treatment Duke gets in this thread. I'm not trying to start a huge debate about it, just asserting my opinion that they are indeed peer schools even though Duke often gets the short end of the stick on TLS.


Definitely agree that there is an anti-Dook bias on TLS.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:50 pm

jnorsky wrote:comparing the football teams of those two schools is ridiculous. UVa has nfl talent role through there all the time, Duke is a glorified high school.


I agree that the highlight of UVa football is cheering for the players that get drafted in the NFL

anyway, anyone interested in UVa football should check out Colin Cowherd's astitue analysis of UVa's football team :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RidU6ILUQNE

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby showNprove » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:06 pm

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby los blancos » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:11 pm

ACC is a basketball conference. hth

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:12 pm

showNprove wrote:
Borhas wrote:UVa wins in all categories except sports

UVa loses in all sports categories

Basketball: Duke

Football: Virginia

Men's Soccer: Virginia (2009 NCAA Champions)

Baseball Rankings
Virginia: 1/4
Duke: Not Ranked

Lacrosse Rankings
Virginia: 1
Duke: 9/10


Soccer? Baseball? Lacrosse? whatyoutalkinbout?

I only recognize college basketball and football

Duke wins both of those

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby jnorsky » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:19 pm

Borhas wrote:
showNprove wrote:
Borhas wrote:UVa wins in all categories except sports

UVa loses in all sports categories

Basketball: Duke

Football: Virginia

Men's Soccer: Virginia (2009 NCAA Champions)

Baseball Rankings
Virginia: 1/4
Duke: Not Ranked

Lacrosse Rankings
Virginia: 1
Duke: 9/10


Soccer? Baseball? Lacrosse? whatyoutalkinbout?

I only recognize college basketball and football

Duke wins both of those



Dude, UVA's football team is in another class than Duke's. The blue devils suck, uva still gets top 20 recruiting classes from time to time, no contest.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:24 pm

I find it a bit strange that UVa fans go to smack talk is always about the vaunted recruiting class (the link I posted addresses this point very well)

for some reason all those blue chip football players never lead to something resembling a good football team... must be something in the water

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby Rock Chalk » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:47 pm

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby enzo66 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:42 am

Thanks for the feedback. It looks like UVA might be the place.

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Re: Duke v UVA

Postby BigLawyer » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:41 pm

Stumped. These two schools are very similar. I would just check each out and see which you like better on your visit. Neither is much better than the other, etc. Both are excellent.




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