POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

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UA Wildcat or ASU Sun Devil?

University of Arizona in Tucson
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37%
Arizona State in Phoenix
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63%
 
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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby aIvin adams » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:02 pm

RVP11 wrote:Like I said, making the decision between these two schools based on BigLaw chances is just misguided - it's like making the decision between Princeton Law and Tucker Max University based on how many people get Supreme Court clerkships.


:lol: classic

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Postby aIvin adams » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:05 pm

Veyron wrote:Not trolling for either, I'm a risk adverse little bitch running off to the T-6 (with a tinge of regret). I guess I should thank you for making me feel good about my decision.


unfortunately, i dont think thats risk-averse. either yer rich, on scholarship, or taking a risk.

its like betting at the high-roller table :D


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Postby Veyron » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:25 pm

Yah, they are giving me some $, dunno how much. With NYU however, as long as I take ANY PI job they pay my debt off (including COL for the time I spend there). Its the closest possible thing to a free lunch. The downside is therefore limited.

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Postby sundevil77 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:10 pm

OP, I find myself in a somewhat similar, albeit slightly different, situation. After going to ASU for UG, I think the answer is pretty clear: go to UofA. U of A has a longer history, a better reputation, and sports a better ranking. Many high profile people in Arizona have come out of the U of A (partly because of its longer existence). I want to work Phoenix Biglaw when I graduate, and if the decision comes down to ASU/UA, I'll definitely be headed south. UA will probably give you a slight leg up over ASU. That's just my 2 cents. hth

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Postby Veyron » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:34 pm

^ True lots of U of A people have gone to Congress. Its an excellent degree for that sort of thing.

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Postby sundevil77 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:38 pm

Veyron wrote:^ True lots of U of A people have gone to Congress. Its an excellent degree for that sort of thing.


A few that come to mind...Jon Kyl was editor-in-chief of law review at UA, John Shadegg went to UA, and former U.S. District Attorney for Arizona, Paul Charlton, was E-in-C of law review at UA.

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Postby Veyron » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:45 pm

Yep. Both MC's are very bright guys who have represented the state well IMHO.

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Postby cLams » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:46 pm

sundevil77 wrote:OP, I find myself in a somewhat similar, albeit slightly different, situation. After going to ASU for UG, I think the answer is pretty clear: go to UofA. U of A has a longer history, a better reputation, and sports a better ranking. Many high profile people in Arizona have come out of the U of A (partly because of its longer existence). I want to work Phoenix Biglaw when I graduate, and if the decision comes down to ASU/UA, I'll definitely be headed south. UA will probably give you a slight leg up over ASU. That's just my 2 cents. hth


I completely agree. I'm also an ASU undergrad, but feel that UA will offer a few advantages. Still, the difference between the two schools is small enough that you should go to ASU if you have a strong pull to live in Phoenix/Tempe. Good Luck!

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Postby aIvin adams » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:37 pm

Veyron wrote:Yah, they are giving me some $, dunno how much. With NYU however, as long as I take ANY PI job they pay my debt off (including COL for the time I spend there). Its the closest possible thing to a free lunch. The downside is therefore limited.


right on. i briefly considered the same plan bc i want to do PI anyway. but i am married and my wife's family lives here (and my family) and i want to work in phoenix so i went with the hometown team.

debt-relief for PI work is awesome. thats why i considered law school in the first place.

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Postby darknightbegins » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:55 pm

Veyron wrote:^ True lots of U of A people have gone to Congress. Its an excellent degree for that sort of thing.


Hmm and here I thought ASU put a significant Supreme Court Justice on the bench...the first woman?..maybe I'm mistaken.

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Postby aIvin adams » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:00 pm

darknightbegins wrote:
Veyron wrote:^ True lots of U of A people have gone to Congress. Its an excellent degree for that sort of thing.


Hmm and here I thought ASU put a significant Supreme Court Justice on the bench...the first woman?..maybe I'm mistaken.


you are mistaken

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby darknightbegins » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:14 pm

aIvin adams wrote:
darknightbegins wrote:
Veyron wrote:^ True lots of U of A people have gone to Congress. Its an excellent degree for that sort of thing.


Hmm and here I thought ASU put a significant Supreme Court Justice on the bench...the first woman?..maybe I'm mistaken.


you are mistaken


Yeah you are right, Stanford for an LLB...damn

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Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:19 pm

I suggest the Univ. of Arizona School of Law so that you can live on your own.

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby aIvin adams » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:40 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I suggest the Univ. of Arizona School of Law so that you can live on your own.


thats what UG is for. law school is for being cheap.

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Postby msbeautifulbasham » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:01 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I suggest the Univ. of Arizona School of Law so that you can live on your own.

great advice.

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:31 pm

when is the tuition deposit due for ASU. I can't find my packet.

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby AsexualChocolate » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:26 pm

I believe ASU= Apr 15 and UofA= Apr 9. Did you decide on ASU?

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Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:37 pm

AsexualChocolate wrote:I believe ASU= Apr 15 and UofA= Apr 9. Did you decide on ASU?

omg that is so soon for U of A!!

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Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:39 pm

yes, i decided on ASU

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Postby AsexualChocolate » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:07 am

msbeautifulbasham wrote:yes, i decided on ASU


What swayed you to go the way of the Sundevil?

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Postby msbeautifulbasham » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:23 am

AsexualChocolate wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:yes, i decided on ASU


What swayed you to go the way of the Sundevil?

i love phoenix and tempe, and it really just came down to wanting to be in Phoenix. Plus, I didn't really like the vibe I got from U of A. ASU just felt "right." You know? They are so similar, that I think it just comes down to going with your gut. And my gut told me ASU. Soooo GO Devils!

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Postby mepg » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:30 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:
AsexualChocolate wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:yes, i decided on ASU


What swayed you to go the way of the Sundevil?

i love phoenix and tempe, and it really just came down to wanting to be in Phoenix. Plus, I didn't really like the vibe I got from U of A. ASU just felt "right." You know? They are so similar, that I think it just comes down to going with your gut. And my gut told me ASU. Soooo GO Devils!


Congrats on the decision! Let me know if you have any questions about ASU.

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby pepsi » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:17 am

So, now that ASU and U of A had their Admitted Students Days this weekend, I'm gonna revive this thread. Any new thoughts after visiting the schools?

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Postby sanpiero » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:30 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:
AsexualChocolate wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:yes, i decided on ASU


What swayed you to go the way of the Sundevil?

i love phoenix and tempe, and it really just came down to wanting to be in Phoenix. Plus, I didn't really like the vibe I got from U of A. ASU just felt "right." You know? They are so similar, that I think it just comes down to going with your gut. And my gut told me ASU. Soooo GO Devils!


FWIW, I felt the same way after visiting both last Spring

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Re: POLL Choosin between comparable in-state schools(AZ schools)

Postby sundevil77 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:58 pm

pepsi wrote:So, now that ASU and U of A had their Admitted Students Days this weekend, I'm gonna revive this thread. Any new thoughts after visiting the schools?


Gonna have to stick with UofA. As far as location is concerned, I'd rather be in Phoenix/Tempe, but it seems like a UofA degree is slightly more valued than an ASU degree. Besides having at least an equal, if not greater, chance of making Phoenix Biglaw, it seems like you have pretty good opportunities for going to LA if you want.




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