Cornell or Cardozo for free

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Cardozo vs. Cornell

Cardozo w/ guaranteed 3yr full ride
35
30%
Cornell at Sticker
80
70%
 
Total votes: 115

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goosey
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Re: Cornell or Cardozo for free

Postby goosey » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:25 am

blsingindisguise wrote:
goosey wrote:I'd go with cardozo.

1, nobody knows where the economy will be 3 years from now--there are grads from good schools without jobs--not sure why people believe that going to cornell will be a ticket to great employment 3 yrs from now. truth is, nobody knows.

2, you'll be in the city. I am sure it doesnt completely close the gap, but what you lose in rank you can certainly try to make up with networking.


#1: Yes, no one knows what the economy will be like in three years. What we do know, however, is that it will continue to be better for Cornell grads than for Cardozo grads, relatively.

#2: This is virtually meaningless.


You kind of missed a major point in #1---its pretty unwise to be in a shaky situation and bank on the best case scenario. While the situation has the POTENTIAL to be better from cornell (cornell is not yale--student ranked bottom of the class at cornell will not do better than student ranked top of the class at cardozo, so really you can't make blanket statements like "if cornell, then better job"--that is not necessarily true)
So basically, if in 3 yrs the economy is in worse shape than now and nooobody is getting jobs, the grad that does "better" out of law school is the one that is not buried under piles of debt. A cornell grad doing "better" than a cardozo grad doesn't mean a whole lot if the "better" comes downs to bad or worse.

2- -im not sure how you can say networking is virtually meaningless. I believe I read somewhere that more people get 2L summer associateships through networking than oci.

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Re: Cornell or Cardozo for free

Postby 270910 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:37 am

goosey wrote:2- -im not sure how you can say networking is virtually meaningless. I believe I read somewhere that more people get 2L summer associateships through networking than oci.


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Puffy
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Re: Cornell or Cardozo for free

Postby Puffy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:42 am

You can either plan for graduating in the bottom 10% in the midst of apocalyptic economic downturn, in which case you shouldn't go to law school at all, or be more reasonable and assess your risk based on being at or near the median (why is this a reasonable assumption? because you were good enough to get in) in a non-catastrophic market, in which case no compelling argument for Cardozo can be made.




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