Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

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Northwestern w/$45K/yr vs Michigan $18k/yr vs NYU

Michigan (18k/yr)
6
8%
Northwestern (45k/yr)
50
70%
NYU
15
21%
 
Total votes: 71

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Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby chessman » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:59 pm

fairly straightforward...career interests unclear, but with an international focus...what are people's thoughts? (comments are welcome as well as votes).

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby TTT-LS » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:11 pm

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby scribelaw » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:14 pm

Go to Northwestern. That's a great scholarship offer, and the differences in opportunities from these schools isn't that big.

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby Veyron » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:15 pm

Isn't NYU like #2 in the country for (the nonexistant) field of Ilaw?

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby TTT-LS » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:18 pm

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby big_blue79 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:36 pm

NU. $135k is too much to pass up for another T14 school. Counting that heavily on IBR or LRAP seems risky to me. Enjoy the lake front.

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby reverendt » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:41 pm

That's virtually a fee ride at NU right?

Take it....a great school in a cool town....almost free. Can't beat it!

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby Snoopy1216 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:48 pm

I read the poll/post really quickly and thought I was seeing NU=45k for a total of 3 years. In this scenario, I thought, "Ooh 45k is tough because NU is still an amazing school. And NYU is only 5 spots up in ranking."

BUT THEN I realized it said 45k PER YEAR; and, I thought, "This is by far the most stupid post. Free tuition from a bomb school or mounds of debt from one only 5 spots up."

Enjoy career options after graduation that aren't largely influenced by monthly payments of $10k Lol. But, def. congrats on the great choices!

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby NayBoer » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:06 pm

Snoopy1216 wrote:I read the poll/post really quickly and thought I was seeing NU=45k for a total of 3 years. In this scenario, I thought, "Ooh 45k is tough because NU is still an amazing school. And NYU is only 5 spots up in ranking."

BUT THEN I realized it said 45k PER YEAR; and, I thought, "This is by far the most stupid post. Free tuition from a bomb school or mounds of debt from one only 5 spots up."

Enjoy career options after graduation that aren't largely influenced by monthly payments of $10k Lol. But, def. congrats on the great choices!
This was basically my reaction. 45k for 3 years is a tough choice. 45k per year is really not. If you want to pursue something outside biglaw, limited debt is the way to go.

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby hooty86 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:11 pm

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby sumus romani » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:20 pm

Yeah, NU is the choice here. I accidentally voted for NYU b/c I thought that the aid was for all three years, and not a per-year number.

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby twistedwrister » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:49 pm

I agree with TTT-LS. I wouldn't put too much stock in "specialty" rankings. By all accounts, NYU has some great international law classes/faculty, and the school continues to poach top profs from other schools (see http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2010/01/ten-especially-significant-lateral-moves-in-the-legal-academy-in-2009.html, which mentions Jose Alvarez and Ryan Goodman moving to NYU from Columbia and Harvard, respectively).

However, $45 K a year certainly makes Northwestern, which is an amazing school in its own right, the best choice (IMO -- and I'm a 2L at NYU who loves the school).

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby Renzo » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:06 pm

I am at NYU, and Mich. was a very close 2nd choice for me, but you'd be crazy to go anywhere but NU with that scholarship.

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Re: Northwestern vs Michigan vs NYU

Postby chessman » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:27 pm

Thanks everyone for your input.




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