Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

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Where should I go

Georgetown (45k)
24
21%
Vanderbilt (89k)
28
24%
Texas (91k)
29
25%
Duke (sticker for now)
12
10%
Cornell (sticker for now)
9
8%
UCLA (75k)
13
11%
 
Total votes: 115

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:20 pm

ChanceMe233 wrote:haha this thread got derailed pretty badly.

As the lead derailer, welcome to TLS.

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Alex-Trof
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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby Alex-Trof » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:09 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Can some of the UCLA voters explain themselves? He has offers at better schools, some comparable schools with more money and has expressed no strong desire to go to Cali. Why would he choose UCLA over the others?


UCLA vs. Georgetown. UCLA gives more $$$. Comparable everything else, unless you're a DC or bust.

UCLA vs. UT. IMO, LA is much better than Texas, although it will be more expensive, I'd rather live in LA for 3 years than in Texas. I think both of those schools are somewhat more regional than the rest, I'd much rather had a higher shot at practicing in Cali than in Texas, even if that cost more.

UCLA vs. Cornell. UCLA gives money, meaning less debt. I don't know if I could survive those long boring winters in Ithaca.

UCLA vs. Duke. UCLA gives more money. Duke is a very good schools in the south, but that is if you are willing to live and practice in the south, which is a very real possibility with Duke. I wouldn't so it is not an option for me due to personal preferences.

OP, those options are very close, so visit the schools. Also, go hang out in the cities/town where those schools are located.

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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby ahduth » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:42 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Can some of the UCLA voters explain themselves? He has offers at better schools, some comparable schools with more money and has expressed no strong desire to go to Cali. Why would he choose UCLA over the others?


Endless sunshine? It is frickin' beautiful out there like 300 odd days out of there year.

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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby 83947368 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:38 am

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TheThreader
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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby TheThreader » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Shocked at the Cornell sticker over Duke sticker-Cornell is more expensive. I'm interested in this as well. How are people deciding between Vandy and UT?

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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby ChanceMe233 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:15 pm

is cornell worth it at sticker if I would prefer non-NYC biglaw. Is everything else really that absent?

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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby bender18 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:39 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
bender18 wrote:Lol sometimes I wonder if this site is going to single-handedly make the NYC biglaw market one of the most competitive in the country in a couple of years.

NYC biglaw has arguably suffered the least. Cali is dead. DC and Chicago are not too far behind.

NYC resident disclaimer: 160K in NYC with $200,000 in debt is no picnic. After taxes, debt payments and COL (especially food and rent), you are not left with very much.


I know it's the best right now but you would think with efficient markets, things may even themselves out eventually.

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Re: Where to go T14 schools or T20 with $$$$$

Postby tomcox10 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:25 pm

TheThreader wrote:Shocked at the Cornell sticker over Duke sticker-Cornell is more expensive. I'm interested in this as well. How are people deciding between Vandy and UT?




Texas has a better football team.




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