Columbia vs. NYU

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jrstephens1991
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Columbia vs. NYU

Postby jrstephens1991 » Tue May 25, 2010 10:58 pm

As far as BigLaw, national rep, and job placement, which law school would be the best choice?

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Re: Columbia vs. NYU

Postby megaTTTron » Tue May 25, 2010 11:01 pm

Most will say Columbia. Then some will chime in and say if you want IP law, do NYU. But in reality, both are amazing schools that can get you what you want.

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Re: Columbia vs. NYU

Postby d34d9823 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:02 pm

jrstephens1991 wrote:As far as BigLaw, national rep, and job placement, which law school would be the best choice?

Columbia unless you want public interest.

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Re: Columbia vs. NYU

Postby Rand M. » Tue May 25, 2010 11:09 pm

Columbia is superior in each of the areas that you mentioned. NYU is awesome, but as far as those particular contests go, Columbia wins by a noticeable margin.

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Re: Columbia vs. NYU

Postby clintonius » Wed May 26, 2010 12:13 am

Yeah, at least for biglaw, I recall seeing numbers indicating that Columbia generally places its students ahead of NYU's by about a 5% margin -- 75% vs 70% in the past, and 55% vs 50% ITE.

Not sure what you mean by national reputation, but in both legal and lay terms, Columbia wins there, too, though by more in the latter than the former (yeah, work that sentence out).

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Re: Columbia vs. NYU

Postby dbt » Wed May 26, 2010 2:47 am

clintonius wrote:Yeah, at least for biglaw, I recall seeing numbers indicating that Columbia generally places its students ahead of NYU's by about a 5% margin -- 75% vs 70% in the past, and 55% vs 50% ITE.

Not sure what you mean by national reputation, but in both legal and lay terms, Columbia wins there, too, though by more in the latter than the former (yeah, work that sentence out).


Eh, actually the OCI results from this past year indicated that 70% of NYU students got offers through EIW whereas I think only 67% of Columbia students did. At the same time, we weren't given breakdowns by rank (e.g., how many students went to V10, V20, etc.) so Columbia may have done better in that respect.




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