Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

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tmw888
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Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby tmw888 » Tue May 25, 2010 10:05 pm

offered 30K per year from Chicago-Kent vs. sticker at MD. i currently live in Chicago and have contacts here. not necessarily interested in BigLaw.

boils down to prestige vs. convenience + money. the possibility of transferring factors in as well; obviously I'll have better chances transferring up from MD than from IIT.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby megaTTTron » Tue May 25, 2010 10:08 pm

I say take the money.

What are your career prospects and regional preferences?

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Luis Gomez
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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby Luis Gomez » Tue May 25, 2010 10:18 pm

Go to IIT.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby Barolo » Tue May 25, 2010 11:30 pm

No brainer. Chicago Kent is a cool program that has made you a handsome offer.

Maryland is on the decline. There isn't much of a prestige divide. Also, you like Chicago.

Follow the money.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby tmw888 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:32 pm

Originally from Virginia, been in Chicago last 5 years. Love Chicago, suspect I would love Baltimore as well. Management Consulting in health care sector for 3.5. While I'm not particularly interested in health care law, MD does have a top program in this area and my experience would undoubtedly benefit me if i chose to pursue it.

Career-wise I just don't think I could go back to sheer paperwork day in day out. I want to engage with clients and I want to be in court at least part of the time. Medical malpractice defense has been seeming more and more appealing, which indicates MD.

Honestly I guess I thought I would be getting into better schools, so letting go of even the slightly higher prestige factor at MD is rough.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby tmw888 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:36 pm

MD in decline- ya was super disappointed in the rankings drop after I'd already applied.

What's peoples' feeling on the transfer issue. Assuming I can nail 1st year at IIT (obviously a big if), possible to transfer to, say U of Minnesota, Notre Dame, or even a Michigan?

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Tue May 25, 2010 11:38 pm

See ya at IIT...

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby Barolo » Wed May 26, 2010 12:11 am

Don't overestimate the value of specialty rankings.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby thinkbig » Wed May 26, 2010 12:16 am

Barolo wrote:Don't overestimate the value of specialty rankings.


+1. But yeah... see you at IIT.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby JCougar » Wed May 26, 2010 12:54 am

IIT.

Once you're outside the T25 or so, it's best to follow the money. I'd go to a TTT for free over a lower-ranked T1 at sticker.

With that said, Chicago-Kent is severely underrated anyways. It's pretty much a peer to Maryland, so this should be a no-brainer.

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Re: Chicago Kent $$$ vs Maryland Sticker

Postby megaTTTron » Wed May 26, 2010 5:07 pm

JCougar wrote:IIT.

Once you're outside the T25 or so, it's best to follow the money. I'd go to a TTT for free over a lower-ranked T1 at sticker.

With that said, Chicago-Kent is severely underrated anyways. It's pretty much a peer to Maryland, so this should be a no-brainer.


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