Albany law or Syracuse?

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Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby foxes10 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:52 pm

Hey everybody, my first post here but was wondering if there was a common consensus on which was better? I got offered 20k a year at both schools. I'd ultimately love to get into government but like most want to have the opportunity to get out of that beast of debt (even with scholarship) by doing the corporate law gig at least for a while after graduation. Thanks!

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby A'nold » Sat May 22, 2010 1:57 pm

Well, a "corporate law gig" is likely going to be nearly impossible coming from either, but I would personally chose Syracuse, only because I had actually heard of the school and I've never even been to the NE before.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Sat May 22, 2010 2:23 pm

"Corporate law" probably isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

If one is substantially cheaper, go to that one.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Johannes de Silentio » Sat May 22, 2010 4:57 pm

If you want to work in state government then Albany. A lot of opportunities for networking and such.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sat May 22, 2010 10:13 pm

Syracuse will give you a wider range of options geographically and in areas of practice.

However, if you are content with gov't work, you can't really go wrong with Albany - that's their forte if not their only draw. You'll also save about 20k over 3 years going to Albany.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby snowpeach06 » Sat May 22, 2010 11:40 pm

Cuse moved into the top 100 this year. Plus it has much better name recognition because of the sports. The people I know there love it. But, Albany would be more helpful if you wanted to do something in politics, just because of the location.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 23, 2010 12:12 am

snowpeach06 wrote:Cuse moved into the top 100 this year.


So... what?

Prospects will not change dramatically just because a school moves up or down a few spots, especially not for those schools ranked very low that serve small markets.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 23, 2010 12:13 am

snowpeach06 wrote:Plus it has much better name recognition because of the sports.


Again, so what?

The people in the region are going to hire from Cuse or not, and the strength of the sports program isn't going to motivate any more lawyers to consider your resume.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby foxes10 » Sun May 23, 2010 11:00 am

Thanks everybody for the insight. I saw that there seemed to be a dramatic difference in starting salaries coming out of Albany vs Syracuse, Albany seems to be somewhere in the low 60's for private practice while cuse claims an average starting salary of 97k for all students employed in private practice (roughly 45% of their class) any truth to these numbers?

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 23, 2010 12:11 pm

foxes10 wrote:Thanks everybody for the insight. I saw that there seemed to be a dramatic difference in starting salaries coming out of Albany vs Syracuse, Albany seems to be somewhere in the low 60's for private practice while cuse claims an average starting salary of 97k for all students employed in private practice (roughly 45% of their class) any truth to these numbers?


Almost assuredly not.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby atlantalaw » Sun May 23, 2010 12:13 pm

rad law wrote:
foxes10 wrote:Thanks everybody for the insight. I saw that there seemed to be a dramatic difference in starting salaries coming out of Albany vs Syracuse, Albany seems to be somewhere in the low 60's for private practice while cuse claims an average starting salary of 97k for all students employed in private practice (roughly 45% of their class) any truth to these numbers?


Almost assuredly not.


never trust employment data from schools. they lie/cheat/deceive. hardcore.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Miracle » Sun May 23, 2010 12:15 pm

what was your LSAT?

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby kdw94780 » Sun May 23, 2010 12:18 pm

rad law wrote:"Corporate law" probably isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

If one is substantially cheaper, go to that one.


A'nold wrote:Well, a "corporate law gig" is likely going to be nearly impossible coming from either, but I would personally chose Syracuse, only because I had actually heard of the school and I've never even been to the NE before.



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Megyn Kelly, the anchor from Fox News graduated from Syracuse (Undergrad) and Albany (JD) and worked for Jones Day...just sayin...

I don't think either is impossible...less likely sure...but not impossible.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 23, 2010 12:21 pm

kdw94780 wrote:Megyn Kelly, the anchor from Fox News graduated from Syracuse (Undergrad) and Albany (JD) and worked for Jones Day...just sayin...

I don't think either is impossible...less likely sure...but not impossible.


2 main problems

1) Extremely anecdotal example of 1 person
2) Happened many years ago in a different market.

Impossible? Probably not. Incredibly improbable? Yes.

And the ultimate question: possible to the point that's it's a good investment? Probably not, for most.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Miracle » Sun May 23, 2010 12:39 pm

kdw94780 wrote:
rad law wrote:"Corporate law" probably isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

If one is substantially cheaper, go to that one.


A'nold wrote:Well, a "corporate law gig" is likely going to be nearly impossible coming from either, but I would personally chose Syracuse, only because I had actually heard of the school and I've never even been to the NE before.



Image

Megyn Kelly, the anchor from Fox News graduated from Syracuse (Undergrad) and Albany (JD) and worked for Jones Day...just sayin...

I don't think either is impossible...less likely sure...but not impossible.



She also became an anchor at Fox News, and makes a lot more then what she used to make as a lawyer. How many of us can become anchor at Fox News? Not a lot.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby bk1 » Sun May 23, 2010 3:07 pm

kdw94780 wrote:
rad law wrote:"Corporate law" probably isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

If one is substantially cheaper, go to that one.


A'nold wrote:Well, a "corporate law gig" is likely going to be nearly impossible coming from either, but I would personally chose Syracuse, only because I had actually heard of the school and I've never even been to the NE before.



Image

Megyn Kelly, the anchor from Fox News graduated from Syracuse (Undergrad) and Albany (JD) and worked for Jones Day...just sayin...

I don't think either is impossible...less likely sure...but not impossible.


How many of us look like Megyn Kelly? That's what I thought.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby James Bond » Sun May 23, 2010 3:24 pm

bk1 wrote:
How many of us look like Megyn Kelly? That's what I thought.


Or spell our first names that pretentiously?

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Miracle » Sun May 23, 2010 4:39 pm

bk1 wrote:
kdw94780 wrote:
rad law wrote:"Corporate law" probably isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

If one is substantially cheaper, go to that one.


A'nold wrote:Well, a "corporate law gig" is likely going to be nearly impossible coming from either, but I would personally chose Syracuse, only because I had actually heard of the school and I've never even been to the NE before.



Image

Megyn Kelly, the anchor from Fox News graduated from Syracuse (Undergrad) and Albany (JD) and worked for Jones Day...just sayin...

I don't think either is impossible...less likely sure...but not impossible.


How many of us look like Megyn Kelly? That's what I thought.



I DO!
:D

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby bk1 » Sun May 23, 2010 4:42 pm

Miracle wrote:I DO!
:D


Pics or it didn't happen. :P

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Miracle » Sun May 23, 2010 4:45 pm

bk1 wrote:
Miracle wrote:I DO!
:D


Pics or it didn't happen. :P



Hahahhah

I look better than her!

What does that mean? I get to be news anchor and practice big law! Can't wait!

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby kdw94780 » Sun May 23, 2010 4:50 pm

Miracle wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Miracle wrote:I DO!
:D


Pics or it didn't happen. :P



Hahahhah

I look better than her!

What does that mean? I get to be news anchor and practice big law! Can't wait!


Yeah me too! Big law won't be forever. Fox News needs a hot, curly-haired, conservative, biracial anchor woman.

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Miracle » Mon May 24, 2010 12:04 am

kdw94780 wrote:
Miracle wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Miracle wrote:I DO!
:D


Pics or it didn't happen. :P



Hahahhah

I look better than her!

What does that mean? I get to be news anchor and practice big law! Can't wait!


Yeah me too! Big law won't be forever. Fox News needs a hot, curly-haired, conservative, biracial anchor woman.


good luck, and i'll see you at fox :wink:

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby James Bond » Mon May 24, 2010 12:32 am

kdw94780 wrote: hot, curly-haired, conservative, biracial woman.


Well hello there

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby foxes10 » Mon May 24, 2010 10:41 am

So would it be pretty safe to say that that 97K a year figure for proivate practice is a bit of a stretch?

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Re: Albany law or Syracuse?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 24, 2010 11:14 am

foxes10 wrote:So would it be pretty safe to say that that 97K a year figure for proivate practice is a bit of a stretch?


Massive stretch.




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