NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

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NYU vs. Chicago (some $) vs. Columbia for a future prosecutor?

Chicago ($7k / year)
8
30%
NYU (Better LRAP)
6
22%
Columbia (Better LRAP)
13
48%
 
Total votes: 27

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thunderflesh
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NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby thunderflesh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:11 pm

I'll keep this pithy: I got into all of CCN. I want to be a prosecutor, so I've been assuming that I'll be taking advantage of LRAP. Given that Columbia and NYU's LRAP programs are better than Chicago's, I'd narrowed my choices down to CLS and NYU.

Then today Chicago e-mailed me with a $21,000 scholarship ($7,000 / year). How much should this change things?
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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby Law Sauce » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:22 pm

it would change things for me, but since you are set on LRAP, decide based on which is best. 7 a year doesn't change it all that much since a good LRAP should eliminate much more than 21 thousand after your 10 years or whatever. Pick the school you like the best.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby stayingclassy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:28 pm

If you like NYU or Columbia better, and they don't initially give you financial aid, ask them to match Chicago's offer.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 pm

i'd go to columbia just for its all around awesomeness, but i'm a snob. i don't think 21,000 is a dealbreaker, though it is nice

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby HugerThanSoup » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:36 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:i'd go to columbia just for its all around awesomeness, but i'm a snob. i don't think 21,000 is a dealbreaker, though it is nice


Agreed, but I'm biased.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:55 pm

$21,000 a year, then consider Chicago, but for $7,000 a year select either NYU or Columbia depending upon which feels better to you.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby thunderflesh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:$21,000 a year, then consider Chicago, but for $7,000 a year select either NYU or Columbia depending upon which feels better to you.


Edited OP to clarify; it's 21K total, 7K a year.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby thunderflesh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:09 pm

stayingclassy wrote:If you like NYU or Columbia better, and they don't initially give you financial aid, ask them to match Chicago's offer.


I've thought about asking CLS to match, but I'm not sure I have a very strong bargaining position at 172/3.63. As it is, I'm a pretty marginal candidate numbers wise, at all three schools (I suspect my softs were what got me into CLS/NYU; I'm not a URM).

But I suppose that it never hurts to ask, right?

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby JG Hall » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:46 pm

I think Chicago's CoL is lower, so you'd be saving ~$13k a year (edit: I thought the gap was wider). That being said, I still took less $$ at CLS over Chicago.

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby Renzo » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:49 pm

7k/yr on the front side isn't enough to make up for the much better LRAP at both NYU and CLS.


(TBF, I'm also biased--I hated UChi when I visited)

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby bellamy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Renzo wrote:7k/yr on the front side isn't enough to make up for the much better LRAP at both NYU and CLS.


(TBF, I'm also biased--I hated UChi when I visited)
I am very interested in this issue also.
Would $ 75,000 from Chicago be enough to tip the scales? Haven't gotten money from NYU or CLS yet but don't expect as much as Chicago was good enough to give me. Appreciate your thoughts

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Re: NYU vs. Columbia vs. Chicago ($) for a future prosecutor

Postby Renzo » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:13 pm

bellamy wrote:
Renzo wrote:7k/yr on the front side isn't enough to make up for the much better LRAP at both NYU and CLS.


(TBF, I'm also biased--I hated UChi when I visited)
I am very interested in this issue also.
Would $ 75,000 from Chicago be enough to tip the scales? Haven't gotten money from NYU or CLS yet but don't expect as much as Chicago was good enough to give me. Appreciate your thoughts


Depends how much you plan to borrow, and how sure you are that you're going to take a low-paying public interest job. NYU and CLS will both repay more loans, but you'll have less loans in the first place with that scholly, and if you end up in a federal job or in private practice, you'd be glad you took the scholarship.




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