Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

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Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby sergeantpzr » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:14 pm

From Los Angeles and would prefer to head back after law school, want to get into academia / clerking. Interested in Death Penalty litigation (Cornell has a clinic). Received offer of $75k from Chicago, $135k from Cornell. Which should I pick?


Thanks for the help!

FiveSermon
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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:14 pm

Chicago

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby bhan87 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:21 pm

This isn't even close. For academia / clerking go to Chicago

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby almightypush » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:21 pm

FiveSermon wrote:Chicago


TITCR.

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RockyIII
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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby RockyIII » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:22 pm

Stanford.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:23 pm

Depends upon whether or not you are "for" or "against" the death penalty. If "against", then Cornell's clinic & generous scholarship should be attractive if you are comfortable living in Ithaca for three years. If "for", then you should be looking for a strong prosecutorial clinic & Chicago looks like a great option due to your interest in academia & clerking.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby sergeantpzr » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:27 pm

Thanks for the input everyone. I am "against" the death penalty, which makes Cornell appealing, as does the money. Its a tough call.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Did you get into HYS? Because, all of those have great LRAP programs and are far and away the leaders in academia and clerkship.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Yes, I know. I was only trying to be humorous. Only very conservative politicians & zealous prosecutors are in favor of the death penalty.

You need to visit both law schools. No wrong choice, in my opinion.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:33 pm

RockyIII wrote:Stanford.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:35 pm

sergeantpzr wrote:From Los Angeles and would prefer to head back after law school, want to get into academia / clerking. Interested in Death Penalty litigation (Cornell has a clinic). Received offer of $75k from Chicago, $135k from Cornell. Which should I pick?


Thanks for the help!


Based on the schools in your post here, i'd easily take the $75k offer from Chicago.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby legalmindedfella » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Yes, I know. I was only trying to be humorous. Only very conservative politicians & zealous prosecutors are in favor of the death penalty.

You need to visit both law schools. No wrong choice, in my opinion.


64% of Americans support the death penalty as an option for murder as of October 2010. I almost think that if OP wants to get involved and make a positive impact on the "anti" side of the ledger, immersing themselves in a more conservative climate will only strengthen their counterarguments by exposing them more to different perspectives. That may sound like a crap reason, but if OP is motivated primarily by a single issue, and Chicago is already probably the consensus stronger choice, that could be the icing on the cake.

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Re: Chicago $$$ v Cornell $$$$

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:04 pm

sergeantpzr wrote:Thanks for the input everyone. I am "against" the death penalty, which makes Cornell appealing, as does the money. Its a tough call.


Yeah that would be tough, what with Chicago's "kill a bum" orientation game.




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