Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

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What extreme would you choose

Duke (near sticker)
27
66%
WashU(45k a year)
14
34%
 
Total votes: 41

TheThreader
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Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby TheThreader » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:50 pm

So, right now Im sitting on 45k a year to WashU. I got an acceptance from Duke (it will most likely be at sticker or near sticker as I am at median for LSAT and slightly below for GPA). Where would you go. Yes, I know there are other good options such as UT, Vandy, which I have applied to, and I am waiting for Vandys offer, and I am in-state plus scholarship (9500 a yr) from UT...and one of these could be a better option. But for comparing these schools. Let's compare the extremes!

For biglaw then clerkship

Where would you go?

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fatduck
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:52 pm

you're getting 9500 a year at UT or it would cost you 9500 a year?

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Adjudicator
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:52 pm

I would be really hesitant to pay sticker or near-sticker for those schools, so if I were you, I would probably take the scholarship at UT, if you think you wouldn't mind living and working in Texas.

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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:55 pm

In light of your career goals, Duke seems to be the better option.

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Hannibal
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby Hannibal » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:57 pm

Do you mean you're receiving 45k/year at WUSTL? As in full ride?

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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:57 pm

TheThreader wrote:
For biglaw then clerkship

Where would you go?


Duke.

09042014
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Duke has a higher chances of success but much worse penalties for failure.

WashU has a much lower chance of success but lesser penalties.

There isn't any right answer.

TheThreader
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby TheThreader » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 pm

texas is in state plus 9500k a year....but thats not the point...the extremes

Washu is a total of 135k

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beachbum
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Duke, but you're gonna get a ton of cash from Vandy. So Vandy. Or Texas.

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Law Sauce
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Re: Is WashU (45k/yr) worth forgoing Duke

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:31 pm

Vandy's coming, but personally, just between the two. I'd take the full ride. The difference is big, but not WUSTL v Chicago big.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=147333

but, you probably will get some help from Duke




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