Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

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Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Northwestern (sticker)
40
91%
Cardozo (40k/year)
4
9%
 
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floppymex
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Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby floppymex » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:44 pm

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SWEDE LAW
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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby SWEDE LAW » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:57 pm

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NU is TCR here if this isint a total bullshit question

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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:04 pm

floppymex wrote:Want to see if anyone has any strong or moderate opinions towards one or the other. I know this is a fairly classic conundrum, but if anyone has any particular insight into either school I would greatly appreciate it in helping me make my decision. Thanks.

Where do you want to work, and what kind of work do you want to do?

Some numbers:
From the class of 2009, 56% of Northwestern grads got jobs in the NLJ250 firms, compared to 20% of Cardozo grads. If you're interested in Big Law, Northwestern almost tripled Cardozo's percentages last year. I would say the extra debt is probably worth that chance.

However, I can see a situation where you 1) want to be in New York City and 2) want to do public interest rather than Big Law work, and could be tempted by the lower cost. But otherwise I'd say go with Northwestern, and even if you do want to do public interest work, I think it would bear a closer look at what clinics and other programs these schools have and how it relates to what you want to do. I think Northwestern is going to be tough to turn down (didn't they just introduce a pretty nice new LRAP?).

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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby TTTennis » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:17 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
floppymex wrote:Want to see if anyone has any strong or moderate opinions towards one or the other. I know this is a fairly classic conundrum, but if anyone has any particular insight into either school I would greatly appreciate it in helping me make my decision. Thanks.

Where do you want to work, and what kind of work do you want to do?

Some numbers:
From the class of 2009, 56% of Northwestern grads got jobs in the NLJ250 firms, compared to 20% of Cardozo grads. If you're interested in Big Law, Northwestern almost tripled Cardozo's percentages last year. I would say the extra debt is probably worth that chance.

However, I can see a situation where you 1) want to be in New York City and 2) want to do public interest rather than Big Law work, and could be tempted by the lower cost. But otherwise I'd say go with Northwestern, and even if you do want to do public interest work, I think it would bear a closer look at what clinics and other programs these schools have and how it relates to what you want to do. I think Northwestern is going to be tough to turn down (didn't they just introduce a pretty nice new LRAP?).


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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby floppymex » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:22 pm

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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby TTTennis » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:25 pm

floppymex wrote:NU did introduce a new LRAP program. I am heavily leaning toward NU, but was looking for opinions. This Cardozo package is the best "free money" offer I've received and the idea of minimal debt for law school is pretty tempting. Thanks for the responses. I see that there is an unequivocal preference for NU at TLS in this situation.


Actually, I am extremely against going into huge debt, but if you really want to go biglaw NU is the way to go, because you would have around a 1 in 2 chance instead of a 1 in 5 chance.

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Re: Northwestern (sticker) vs. Cardozo (40k)?

Postby im_blue » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:34 pm

TTTennis wrote:
floppymex wrote:NU did introduce a new LRAP program. I am heavily leaning toward NU, but was looking for opinions. This Cardozo package is the best "free money" offer I've received and the idea of minimal debt for law school is pretty tempting. Thanks for the responses. I see that there is an unequivocal preference for NU at TLS in this situation.


Actually, I am extremely against going into huge debt, but if you really want to go biglaw NU is the way to go, because you would have around a 1 in 2 chance instead of a 1 in 5 chance.

+1, except IMO it's going to be 1/2 vs 1/10.




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