NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

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Advice Sought

NYU at $46,000/year
17
52%
Duke at $24,000/year
13
39%
Notre Dame at $15,000/year
0
No votes
William & Mary at $15,000/year
0
No votes
Hofstra at $0/year
3
9%
 
Total votes: 33

franklinlincoln
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NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby franklinlincoln » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:57 am

I'm interested to hear advice here. I'm looking for a chance to work Big Law on the East Coast. Is the full-tuition scholarship too good to pass up?

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kittenmittons
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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:58 am

Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby UFMatt » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:00 am

Choose between NYU and Duke. Since you want biglaw, I think you would be crazy to pass on NYU.

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby franklinlincoln » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:05 am

kittenmittons wrote:Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

I appreciate the advice.

Just a question: Hofstra's Web site reports a median private sector starting salary of $160,000 for the Class of 2008. With about half of the class in private practice, that suggests about 25% made that much. Is there newer data out there? Am I misreading the numbers? (http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/CareerServices/careerservices_employment_statistics.html)

I'm actually not a troll -- just not very informed on this issue.

Thanks.

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:07 am

franklinlincoln wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

I appreciate the advice.

Just a question: Hofstra's Web site reports a median private sector starting salary of $160,000 for the Class of 2008. With aout half of the class in private practice, that suggests about 25% made that much. Is there newer data out there? Am I misreading the numbers? (http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/CareerServices/careerservices_employment_statistics.html

I'm actually not a troll -- just not very informed on this issue.

Thanks.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

Hofstra: 1.8%. Note this is in boom years. There use of that median private sector salary is fallacious.

IB anyone argues with my use of this metric.

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:07 am

franklinlincoln wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

I appreciate the advice.

Just a question: Hofstra's Web site reports a median private sector starting salary of $160,000 for the Class of 2008. With aout half of the class in private practice, that suggests about 25% made that much. Is there newer data out there? Am I misreading the numbers? (http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/CareerServices/careerservices_employment_statistics.html

I'm actually not a troll -- just not very informed on this issue.

Thanks.


Yes. Hofstra only had 23% (!) of students in the private sector report salary info. Thus only 6% of Hofstra students made 160k, not 25%.

I'd go with Duke because of the scholly, but either NYU or Duke - for sure.

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby franklinlincoln » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:09 am

kittenmittons wrote:
franklinlincoln wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

I appreciate the advice.

Just a question: Hofstra's Web site reports a median private sector starting salary of $160,000 for the Class of 2008. With aout half of the class in private practice, that suggests about 25% made that much. Is there newer data out there? Am I misreading the numbers? (http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/CareerServices/careerservices_employment_statistics.html

I'm actually not a troll -- just not very informed on this issue.

Thanks.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

Hofstra: 1.8%. Note this is in boom years. There use of that median private sector salary is fallacious.

IB anyone argues with my use of this metric.

Thanks. What does "IB" mean?

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kittenmittons
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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:09 am

franklinlincoln wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
franklinlincoln wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Hofstra won't get you biglaw. Take NYU, don't go below Duke

I appreciate the advice.

Just a question: Hofstra's Web site reports a median private sector starting salary of $160,000 for the Class of 2008. With aout half of the class in private practice, that suggests about 25% made that much. Is there newer data out there? Am I misreading the numbers? (http://law.hofstra.edu/StudentLife/CareerServices/careerservices_employment_statistics.html

I'm actually not a troll -- just not very informed on this issue.

Thanks.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

Hofstra: 1.8%. Note this is in boom years. There use of that median private sector salary is fallacious.

IB anyone argues with my use of this metric.

Thanks. What does "IB" mean?

In before

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:19 am

Please do not be that person who passes up NYU and Duke w/$$ for Hofstra. You will become an instant legend, and not in the good way.

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Re: NYU vs. Duke vs. ND vs. W&M vs. Hofstra

Postby jakeoooh » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:21 am

Seems an obvious choice between Duke and NYU. I'd pick Duke because I like NC a lot, and think after factoring in COL it'll be much cheaper than living in the city. As other posters have said, it doesn't make sense ITE to consider the remaining three choices.




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