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Postby nbaguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:36 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:40 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:59 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:33 pm

I think it depends quite a bit on your career goals and geographic preferences. 200K is a ton of debt and the opportunity to get a good law degree for a great price can't be overemphasized. If you'd prefer Ohio but can see yourself living elsewhere I think you should just stick with OSU. However, if you're pretty set on practicing outside of Ohio or the midwest after school, especially for biglaw or prestigious PI, then I think you should bite the bullet and go to Duke. If you haven't visited then I strongly suggest doing that if you can afford it before you make a decision.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:56 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby cavebat2000 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:59 pm

please PM me. I am basically in the same boat as you. Let's chat.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:04 pm

nbaguy wrote:I did have the opportunity to visit both schools. I was impressed with both schools, but neither provided a decisive edge. I prefer the city of Columbus to Durham. Clearly Duke outplaces OSU in prestigious biglaw and PI positions. What about the bottom half of the classes; any insight as to where a bottom or middle 50% student at Duke ends up as opposed to OSU?



I think that's where Duke has the edge. If you're top 25% at OSU you're in a great position, but median at Ohio State can't really compare with median at Duke. Also, since Duke doesn't rank its students and it's on a full lottery OCI system its more difficult for employers to figure out who's top 30% (or 50%, etc.) versus who's not.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby colforbin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:09 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
nbaguy wrote:I did have the opportunity to visit both schools. I was impressed with both schools, but neither provided a decisive edge. I prefer the city of Columbus to Durham. Clearly Duke outplaces OSU in prestigious biglaw and PI positions. What about the bottom half of the classes; any insight as to where a bottom or middle 50% student at Duke ends up as opposed to OSU?



I think that's where Duke has the edge. If you're top 25% at OSU you're in a great position, but median at Ohio State can't really compare with median at Duke. Also, since Duke doesn't rank its students and it's on a full lottery OCI system its more difficult for employers to figure out who's top 30% (or 50%, etc.) versus who's not.


I don't buy the top 25% at OSU and you're fine. My tour guide at the admitted student's day was a 2L on law review with no summer job other than work study.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:17 pm

colforbin wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
nbaguy wrote:I did have the opportunity to visit both schools. I was impressed with both schools, but neither provided a decisive edge. I prefer the city of Columbus to Durham. Clearly Duke outplaces OSU in prestigious biglaw and PI positions. What about the bottom half of the classes; any insight as to where a bottom or middle 50% student at Duke ends up as opposed to OSU?



I think that's where Duke has the edge. If you're top 25% at OSU you're in a great position, but median at Ohio State can't really compare with median at Duke. Also, since Duke doesn't rank its students and it's on a full lottery OCI system its more difficult for employers to figure out who's top 30% (or 50%, etc.) versus who's not.


I don't buy the top 25% at OSU and you're fine. My tour guide at the admitted student's day was a 2L on law review with no summer job other than work study.



To be fair, current 2Ls have it very rough with the current economic climate. I think that top quarter at Ohio State would be alright for entering 1Ls. Still, I think it's obvious that the employment options between Duke and Ohio State are different.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:please PM me. I am basically in the same boat as you. Let's chat.


PM'd.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:21 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:13 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:41 pm

nbaguy wrote:Bump for any more thoughts? I've been getting pretty mixed opinions. Today the consensus was that if I am sure I want to stay in Ohio, then Ohio State is worth the cheaper price. For everything else, Duke. But I can still get back into Ohio from Duke? What about if I finish in the bottom 50% after first semester/year; would it be better to drop out of OSU with less debt and pursue finance (my ugrad major) or finish at Duke bottom 50% with 200k debt?



If you're from Ohio, grew up there, went to UG there or otherwise have a connection to the state, I think Duke would very easily carry you back. There's likely going to be an issue if you're from another state and trying to target Ohio from Duke. Employers likely want a tangible, demonstrated connection to a secondary market before they hire from a T12 school over a top regional school candidate.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby showNprove » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:45 pm

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nascent » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:00 pm

showNprove wrote:Duke. You have a 100% chance of being employed at graduation LOL


+1

I don't know how they did it, but it's official according to USN that once you are in Duke, getting a job is guaranteed no matter what.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby scribelaw » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:03 pm

Are you up for the Moritz scholarship?

That's the only way I'd consider OSU over a T14.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby TTH » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:01 am

scribelaw wrote:Are you up for the Moritz scholarship?

That's the only way I'd consider OSU over a T14.


This, more or less. Sounds like Duke is the way to go.

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Re: Ohio State ($$$) Vs. Duke (Sticker)

Postby nbaguy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 am

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