Chicago vs. Ivy League

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Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby thedude221 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:53 am

Does UChicago have the same appeal as Ivy League schools?

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby blink » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:55 am

What do you mean by "appeal"?

If you mean rankings, then yes it's more highly ranked than Cornell and Penn, but not as high as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.
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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby VandyTakingQuestions » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:57 am

Ivy League is an athletic conference, doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the school (although everything school in the Ivy League is excellent). As far as law school goes, Yale>Harvard>Chicago>Penn>Cornell.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby megaTTTron » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:00 pm

Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby SuichiKurama » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:07 pm

megaTTTron wrote:Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.





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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby thedude221 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:09 pm

blink wrote:What do you mean by "appeal"?

If you mean rankings, then yes it's more highly ranked than Cornell and Penn, but not as high as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.


I want to stay in Atlanta to work so I was just curious if going to UChicago would inhibit me from doing that, my pre-law advisor said it could but I just wanted a second opinion.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:13 pm

megaTTTron wrote:Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.

The "I go to UChi Law" pick up line not having much success?

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:15 pm

mistergoft wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.

The "I go to UChi Law" pick up line not having much success?


"Dude, that's cool my brother goes to UIC!"

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby miamiman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:23 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.

The "I go to UChi Law" pick up line not having much success?


"Dude, that's cool my brother goes to UIC!"


whenever people ask where I'm going for school, and I tell them, they have no clue what I'm talking about.

I'm over it.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby SuichiKurama » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:30 pm

thedude221 wrote:
blink wrote:What do you mean by "appeal"?

If you mean rankings, then yes it's more highly ranked than Cornell and Penn, but not as high as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.


I want to stay in Atlanta to work so I was just curious if going to UChicago would inhibit me from doing that, my pre-law advisor said it could but I just wanted a second opinion.


He's very very wrong. As someone familiar with the Atlanta market trust me on this. However, I will say that unlike other areas of the country, Chicago won't really do anything special for you that UVA or Duke wouldn't in Atlanta.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby thedude221 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:43 pm

SuichiKurama wrote:
thedude221 wrote:
blink wrote:What do you mean by "appeal"?

If you mean rankings, then yes it's more highly ranked than Cornell and Penn, but not as high as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.


I want to stay in Atlanta to work so I was just curious if going to UChicago would inhibit me from doing that, my pre-law advisor said it could but I just wanted a second opinion.


He's very very wrong. As someone familiar with the Atlanta market trust me on this. However, I will say that unlike other areas of the country, Chicago won't really do anything special for you that UVA or Duke wouldn't in Atlanta.



Would it be any worse than UVA or Duke? I would have free room and board at Chicago so thats something I have to consider. It's also ranked higher than UVA or Duke so it has that going for it.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby SuichiKurama » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:47 pm

thedude221 wrote:
SuichiKurama wrote:
thedude221 wrote:
blink wrote:What do you mean by "appeal"?

If you mean rankings, then yes it's more highly ranked than Cornell and Penn, but not as high as Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.


I want to stay in Atlanta to work so I was just curious if going to UChicago would inhibit me from doing that, my pre-law advisor said it could but I just wanted a second opinion.


He's very very wrong. As someone familiar with the Atlanta market trust me on this. However, I will say that unlike other areas of the country, Chicago won't really do anything special for you that UVA or Duke wouldn't in Atlanta.



Would it be any worse than UVA or Duke? I would have free room and board at Chicago so thats something I have to consider. It's also ranked higher than UVA or Duke so it has that going for it.



Because you have ties to Atlanta it really won't matter. It sounds like you would like to go to Chicago so go there, and if you change your mind about Atlanta Chicago is a stronger school for other markets.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby dresden doll » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:08 pm

miamiman wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:"Dude, that's cool my brother goes to UIC!"


whenever people ask where I'm going for school, and I tell them, they have no clue what I'm talking about.

I'm over it.


I was on Michigan Avenue some weeks ago while the Writing Competition was still going on and attempting to read through the package. A little girl at the next table started coming over and wanted to play. Her mother told her not to bother me with my homework, and I explained it wasn't homework I was working on.

The mother asked which law school I went to. After I answered, she said, 'wow, that's really impressive. One of the best law schools in the country. Congrats.'

This to date is the only instance of a layperson knowing about my school.

All that said, don't worry - there isn't a person you'll meet in the legal profession that won't be duly impressed when you tell them where you're going to school. For that matter, a client with my firm was duly impressed some weeks ago when he found out that I go to Chi.

Laypeople are irrelevant anyway. Screw 'em. :P

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby 12262010 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:10 pm

anyone who matters will know it's a good school

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:11 pm

thedude221 wrote:Does UChicago have the same appeal as Ivy League schools?



To those that matter it does.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby KibblesAndVick » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:20 pm

Economics majors, ugly girls, and lawyers will all be rightly impressed. Not exactly the Harvard brand but UChi is strong where it counts (getting you a job).

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby dresden doll » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:19 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
thedude221 wrote:Does UChicago have the same appeal as Ivy League schools?



To those that matter it does.


Not only does it have the same appeal, but it has more of an appeal than all the Ivies in the lower T14.

On a side note, the vast majority of prelaw advisors out there are incompetent and shouldn't be listened to.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby Iuvo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:34 pm

Uchi, even non-LS, has more appeal than Cornell.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby Eric475 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:56 pm

Go to Duke for the sex appeal

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby Always Credited » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:00 pm

Eric475 wrote:Go to Duke for the sex appeal


Yeah, the local strippers love Duke students.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:07 pm

KibblesAndVick wrote:Economics majors, ugly girls, and lawyers will all be rightly impressed. Not exactly the Harvard brand but UChi is strong where it counts (getting you a job).


Ehh Chicago is kind of controversial in Econ, its kind of a divisive/polarizing school.. a lot of economists hate "those chicago guys".

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby cubswin » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Does Chicago have the same appeal to law law firms? Yes.

Does Chicago have the same appeal to the opposite sex? Not even close.

The "I go to UChi Law" pick up line not having much success?


"Dude, that's cool my brother goes to UIC!"


lol I suspect UC law students encounter a lot of this, at least when trying to impress undergraduates.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby miamiman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:13 pm

dresden doll wrote:
miamiman wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:"Dude, that's cool my brother goes to UIC!"


whenever people ask where I'm going for school, and I tell them, they have no clue what I'm talking about.

I'm over it.


I was on Michigan Avenue some weeks ago while the Writing Competition was still going on and attempting to read through the package. A little girl at the next table started coming over and wanted to play. Her mother told her not to bother me with my homework, and I explained it wasn't homework I was working on.

The mother asked which law school I went to. After I answered, she said, 'wow, that's really impressive. One of the best law schools in the country. Congrats.'

This to date is the only instance of a layperson knowing about my school.

All that said, don't worry - there isn't a person you'll meet in the legal profession that won't be duly impressed when you tell them where you're going to school. For that matter, a client with my firm was duly impressed some weeks ago when he found out that I go to Chi.

Laypeople are irrelevant anyway. Screw 'em. :P


Again, cool w it. So long as it nets me gainful employment.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby d34d9823 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:23 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
KibblesAndVick wrote:Economics majors, ugly girls, and lawyers will all be rightly impressed. Not exactly the Harvard brand but UChi is strong where it counts (getting you a job).


Ehh Chicago is kind of controversial in Econ, its kind of a divisive/polarizing school.. a lot of economists hate "those chicago guys".

Yeah, but they're #1. It's the same as everyone hating the Yankees.

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Re: Chicago vs. Ivy League

Postby dresden doll » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:26 pm

Always Credited wrote:
Eric475 wrote:Go to Duke for the sex appeal


Yeah, the local strippers love Duke students.


How did no one acknowledge this sooner? 180.




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