WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

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Dave Davely
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WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby Dave Davely » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:49 pm

I want to thank everyone who chimed in on this thread for their help.
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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby mr_toad » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:50 pm

You already got your Vandy scholly? Or just estimating?

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby TheFactor » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:51 pm

When were you offered the scholly at Vandy?

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:51 pm

This will not be helpful at all...but I am sooo Jelouse you got your vandy scholly info already!!!!! :) anyway....hope this bumps the thread for you ...that will be all

edit: I quess I am not the only one

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby mr_toad » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:54 pm

And the question is phrased too generally to elicit very useful answers. Spend an hour researching on this site, look at the NLJ job placement data and clerkship placement data, etc. Good luck, great options!

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby akili » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:55 pm

I want my Vandy scholarship! (if I get one)

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby TheFactor » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:56 pm

akili wrote:I want my Vandy scholarship! (if I get one)

+1

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Based on those scholly numbers I think you should change the title to $$$ v. $$ rather than $$$ v. $ as you have it. I think you do have to consider practice area preferences with both these schools, but all other things being equal I personally would probably take Vandy. WUSTL gave you an awesome offer (full ride or maybe even more than that?), but Vandy also is offering a lot, and I think Vandy does place significantly better into high paying jobs than Wash U. However, I really think it comes down to personal preference. Have you visited the schools yet? I think that could make a big difference.

Also, with those offers I'm thinking you must have some admits to T14 and maybe even T6? If so, kind of wondering if you're that debt averse that you won't just go T14, especially since you don't seem to know what region you would prefer practicing in and it sounds like you may want to keep your options open.

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:59 pm

mr_toad wrote:And the question is phrased too generally to elicit very useful answers. Spend an hour researching on this site, look at the NLJ job placement data and clerkship placement data, etc. Good luck, great options!


+1

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:01 pm

TheFactor wrote:
akili wrote:I want my Vandy scholarship! (if I get one)

+1

we are becoming stalkers :).....all in due time, monday is the day !!!!

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby d34d9823 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:02 pm

Dave Davely wrote:At this point in the application process I am looking at the following two options:

1) WUSTL - $135,000 total scholarship over three years
2) Vanderbilt - $89,000 total scholarship over three years

Let's assume that I am trying to maximize my return on the investment in a law degree (no geographic or practice area concerns, not especially debt averse or spendthrift). Which of the above options would be the credited response? Please do me a favor and explain the rationale behind your answer.

If these #s are accurate, Vandy. Historically, Vandy places close to 40% in big law while WUSTL is closer to 25%. So the break even valuation point for big law is (135K-89K)/0.15 ~= 306K. You'll make that back in the salary difference between big law and shit law in 3 years.

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby Dave Davely » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:07 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:If these #s are accurate, Vandy. Historically, Vandy places close to 40% in big law while WUSTL is closer to 25%. So the break even valuation point for big law is (135K-89K)/0.15 ~= 306K. You'll make that back in the salary difference between big law and shit law in 3 years.


Thanks for the response. I fudged the numbers slightly to help hide my identity.

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:20 am

Vanderbilt. If the scholarship difference were greater this would be harder but as they stand Vanderbilt's the pick here.

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby krillas » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:11 pm

Vandy without question, unless, and only unless, you want to work in St. Louis or another small Midwestern city (not Chicago)

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby 2011Law » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:21 pm

You might want to do a poll. Anyway, I'd do Vandy. It's worth 46k more if you are aiming for biglaw.

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Re: WUSTL ($$$) vs Vanderbilt ($)

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:56 pm

krillas wrote:Vandy without question, unless, and only unless, you want to work in St. Louis or another small Midwestern city (not Chicago)



I agree with this.




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