WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

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Which school would you choose?

Washington U. (St. Louis) - $
6
18%
George Washington - @ sticker
3
9%
Fordham - @ sticker
2
6%
Illinois (UIUC) - $$
22
67%
 
Total votes: 33

Anacreon
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WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Anacreon » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:44 pm

No preference on market other than big city (yes, including St. Louis) but desire for BIGLAW; however, I realize I'll probably end up near median (not that I won't strive for the top, obviously) so I can't count on anything and should limit debt.

Where would you go if in my shoes?

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:45 pm

All of those schools are peer schools. Take the $ and run.

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Anacreon » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:53 pm

duckmoney wrote:All of those schools are peer schools. Take the $ and run.


When do the schools after 15/18 (wherever you want to draw the line) stop being peer schools? Fordham (@34 tied with tOSU and U Washington) gets the advantage because of location but wouldn't appear to be in the same class as the other schools I listed. What's the next tier?
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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:55 pm

WUSTL, GW, and Illinois are all about the same. Fordham might actually be a bit below but it gets much better biglaw placement because of its NYC market. I'd still feel better about any of the above than Fordham.

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Anacreon » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:58 pm

duckmoney wrote:WUSTL, GW, and Illinois are all about the same. Fordham might actually be a bit below but it gets much better biglaw placement because of its NYC market. I'd still feel better about any of the above than Fordham.


Any guesses as to why the one person (so far) picked WUSTL over UIUC?

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby duckmoney » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:59 pm

Probably someone who goes to WUSTL

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:08 pm

UIUC by a lot in your position.

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Lwoods » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:21 pm

duckmoney wrote:WUSTL, GW, and Illinois are all about the same. Fordham might actually be a bit below but it gets much better biglaw placement because of its NYC market. I'd still feel better about any of the above than Fordham.


I picked UIUC, but only because of the money factor.

If these were all sticker, I'd say Fordham because it places so well in NYC. Even though it's ranked 34, it places much more like a T25 school (or better?). I think maybe the admissions data from their part-time program brought them down a little in rankings? The white shoe firm I worked for in New York recruited far more heavily from Fordham than the other three in this thread. Now, all are considered "acceptable" by BigLaw; they're all on the "approved" list, but Fordham is the only one on the OCI list for my old firm for any of their offices (which include Chicago and DC).

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Fordham (maybe GW) for maximizing chance at biglaw while committing financial suicide.

Illinois for the best financial decision.

Take time off, ED to NU for best chance at biglaw while not committing financial suicide.

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Jackson Pollock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:52 pm

Are you guessing $ on WUSTL because I'm pretty sure they haven't sent out scholly offers yet?

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Re: WUSTL ($) v. GWU v. Fordham v. Illinois ($$)

Postby Jackson Pollock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:04 pm

Nevermind.

You are a junior in college.

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