Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

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Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby upwardtrend » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:21 pm

Which is the better choice, being an in-state student and able to take advantage of instate tuition, ASSUMING I want BigLaw. I know Duke/any T14 is the clear choice all things equal but is the ~120k premium worth it?

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby beachbum » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:28 pm

If you're BigLaw or bust, yes.

Edit: Also, what's up with everyone suddenly going crazy for Duke?

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:54 pm

It's their second round ED.

It's like the Yukon after the gold rush.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:02 am

NorCalBruin wrote:It's their second round ED.

It's like the Yukon after the gold rush.

That, plus OP is from NC, so there's also the slight convenience factor. Not saying that this is a total game changer, but easier than say, up and moving to Cali for getting into one of their top schools.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby TarHeel11 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:30 am

If you're deadset on BigLaw, then Duke is the choice. Median at Duke will get you there, while at UNC you'd need to be roughly top 15%.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby RFBUG » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:02 pm

TarHeel11 wrote:If you're deadset on BigLaw, then Duke is the choice. Median at Duke will get you there, while at UNC you'd need to be roughly top 15%.




You guys are so luck there in the US.

In Belgium, where I am from, about 5 to 7 % make it to a BigLaw firm. And, it is not like we have a shortage of those in Brussels :D which is the largest lawyers city in the EU :)

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby Bosque » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:49 pm

beachbum wrote:If you're BigLaw or bust, yes.

Edit: Also, what's up with everyone suddenly going crazy for Duke?


Basketball? We just got another SCOTUS clerk? People like our good employment numbers? I dunno, but I aint gonna fight it.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby sophia.olive » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:52 pm

RFBUG wrote:
TarHeel11 wrote:If you're deadset on BigLaw, then Duke is the choice. Median at Duke will get you there, while at UNC you'd need to be roughly top 15%.




You guys are so luck there in the US.

In Belgium, where I am from, about 5 to 7 % make it to a BigLaw firm. And, it is not like we have a shortage of those in Brussels :D which is the largest lawyers city in the EU :)

are there no EU forums...

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:54 pm

UNC is the safer, more rational choice.

Duke is the riskier, "biglaw or bust" choice.

If you want the optimal decision it's probably UNC.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:55 pm

sophia.olive wrote:
RFBUG wrote:
TarHeel11 wrote:If you're deadset on BigLaw, then Duke is the choice. Median at Duke will get you there, while at UNC you'd need to be roughly top 15%.




You guys are so luck there in the US.

In Belgium, where I am from, about 5 to 7 % make it to a BigLaw firm. And, it is not like we have a shortage of those in Brussels :D which is the largest lawyers city in the EU :)

are there no EU forums...


Sophia you ignorant slut, shut up.

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby sophia.olive » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:
RFBUG wrote:
TarHeel11 wrote:If you're deadset on BigLaw, then Duke is the choice. Median at Duke will get you there, while at UNC you'd need to be roughly top 15%.




You guys are so luck there in the US.

In Belgium, where I am from, about 5 to 7 % make it to a BigLaw firm. And, it is not like we have a shortage of those in Brussels :D which is the largest lawyers city in the EU :)

are there no EU forums...


Sophia you ignorant slut, shut up.
:cry: ok

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby Bosque » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:02 pm

sophia.olive wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:
RFBUG wrote:


You guys are so luck there in the US.

In Belgium, where I am from, about 5 to 7 % make it to a BigLaw firm. And, it is not like we have a shortage of those in Brussels :D which is the largest lawyers city in the EU :)[/s]

are there no EU forums...


Sophia you ignorant slut, shut up.
:cry: ok


Wait, what just happened here?

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Re: Duke (Sticker) vs. UNC (in-state)

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:08 pm

Bosque wrote:Wait, what just happened here?

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I don't know, but I'm getting out of here...




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