What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

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What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Harvard at sticker
63
17%
Yale at sticker
115
32%
Stanford at sticker
78
21%
CLS at sticker
11
3%
NYU at sticker
4
1%
Full Ride at B
39
11%
MVP with $$
6
2%
None of the above
47
13%
 
Total votes: 363

Curry

What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Curry » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:02 am

Want to work in California. Not sure about PI or Biglaw
No need based aid.

Please explain your votes. Thank you
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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:04 am

Curry wrote:Want to work in California. Not sure about PI or Biglaw


Maybe YS. Chicago is no slouch.

Curry

Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Curry » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:23 am

Please revote. Sorry. Added a none of the above option. Thank you guys

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby hokie » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:32 am

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enjoy :wink:

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Clint Eastwood » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:38 am

I do believe there is something behind the scenes here.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby TaipeiMort » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:38 am

Chicago outplaces NYU and Columbia in California. I would also think that it may give Harvard a run for its money. This is without money. Median at Chicago may also be better than median at Stanford just because fewer people are trying to break into LA and SF from Chicago at the median. Chicago also has some good softs (awesome professors and ideological diversity). I would think that the only real question for you is if lay prestige is worth 350k in present value money to you.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby dakatz » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:51 am

It truly baffles me that there are people that would turn down 150K from a top 6 school to pay sticker at any school.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 am

Knock wrote:Want to work in California. Not sure about PI or Biglaw
No need based aid.

Please explain your votes. Thank you

:lol:

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby legends159 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:08 am

TaipeiMort wrote:Median at Chicago may also be better than median at Stanford


It's not. There is no median at SLS, and if you want biglaw in CA (especially LA) you can get it.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 am

TaipeiMort wrote:Chicago outplaces NYU and Columbia in California. I would also think that it may give Harvard a run for its money. This is without money. Median at Chicago may also be better than median at Stanford just because fewer people are trying to break into LA and SF from Chicago at the median. Chicago also has some good softs (awesome professors and ideological diversity). I would think that the only real question for you is if lay prestige is worth 350k in present value money to you.

Link?

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby TaipeiMort » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:39 am

Non-Chalant1 wrote:
TaipeiMort wrote:Chicago outplaces NYU and Columbia in California. I would also think that it may give Harvard a run for its money. This is without money. Median at Chicago may also be better than median at Stanford just because fewer people are trying to break into LA and SF from Chicago at the median. Chicago also has some good softs (awesome professors and ideological diversity). I would think that the only real question for you is if lay prestige is worth 350k in present value money to you.

Link?



Groundless assertion based upon a few assumptions, hearsay, and anecdotal evidence. NYU and Columbia dominate their massive region(s) (NYC and DC) much more than Chicago, who has a smaller and still-struggling market. Nevertheless, Chicago still led the NLJ250 this year while only having one firm list them as the law school they take the most students from (Both NYU and Columbia had a few more, and Northwestern beat them in Chicago). This is indicative of a largely spread-out class across the country. Big firms all want one or two Chicago grads in their class, and having a small and spread-out class makes getting biglaw anywhere slightly easier.

I guess more correct would be to say "Chicago grads have fewer class competitors relative to spots available for California placement compared with NYU and Columbia."

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:09 am

TaipeiMort wrote:Groundless assertion based upon a few assumptions, hearsay, and anecdotal evidence. NYU and Columbia dominate their massive region(s) (NYC and DC) much more than Chicago, who has a smaller and still-struggling market. Nevertheless, Chicago still led the NLJ250 this year while only having one firm list them as the law school they take the most students from (Both NYU and Columbia had a few more, and Northwestern beat them in Chicago). This is indicative of a largely spread-out class across the country. Big firms all want one or two Chicago grads in their class, and having a small and spread-out class makes getting biglaw anywhere slightly easier.

I guess more correct would be to say "Chicago grads have fewer class competitors relative to spots available for California placement compared with NYU and Columbia."


No one "dominates" DC accept HYS, let alone NYU. DC is basically HYS followed by whoever has the best GPA from a school in the top 10 + GULC and Duke.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Kretzy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:44 am

TaipeiMort wrote:Chicago outplaces NYU and Columbia in California. I would also think that it may give Harvard a run for its money. This is without money. Median at Chicago may also be better than median at Stanford just because fewer people are trying to break into LA and SF from Chicago at the median. Chicago also has some good softs (awesome professors and ideological diversity). I would think that the only real question for you is if lay prestige is worth 350k in present value money to you.


Had I not hated U of C, I would readily have taken the Rubenstein at Chicago over HYS at sticker, but this seems to be a silly assertion. You give up a safety net at the very bottom of the class at HYS (here, 0-1 [maybe 2] Hs out of 12 or so), where biglaw is still very likely.

That being said, being at SLS (and loving my time here), had the Rubenstein existed AND I had the numbers/qualifications for it, I probably would've taken the latter if I liked Chicago.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:29 am

I would only take Yale over the ruby. Although, I love Boston, so Harvard would be close. The ruby is just too good a deal, though.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:37 am

I think only 4 of those options should even be there. I'd take Yale and possibly Stanford or Berkeley full ride just because they are in California .

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Curry » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:58 pm

Yale and Stanford leave me with debt though. Chicago leaves me almost debt free (I only have to pay for COL). Thats what I'm worried about.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby duckmoney » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:01 pm

Personally I would take the Rubenstein over anything, /cycle.

Although if you want to work in California, Stanford would be the only thing better than a Rubenstein.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:04 pm

None of the above. Unless there's $ on the table from YHS (and you said no need-based aid, so that's out) you'd be a fool to pass up the Ruby. A FOOL, "curry"!

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Fresh » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Curry wrote:Yale and Stanford leave me with debt though. Chicago leaves me almost debt free (I only have to pay for COL). Thats what I'm worried about.


HLS LIPP/YLS LRAP = Debt won't burden your life regardless of what you do after

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:None of the above. Unless there's $ on the table from YHS (and you said no need-based aid, so that's out) you'd be a fool to pass up the Ruby. A FOOL, "curry"!

lolz

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Sam Seaborn » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:09 pm

Fresh wrote:
Curry wrote:Yale and Stanford leave me with debt though. Chicago leaves me almost debt free (I only have to pay for COL). Thats what I'm worried about.


HLS LIPP/YLS LRAP = Debt won't burden your life regardless of what you do after


Ya but if you want big law, that's still over $200k that you could otherwise pocket had you gone to UChi and not been such a prestige whore. I feel like if you are dead set on super prestigious clerkships then Yale might be credited, but I'm not sure that would even be worth it compared to free law school.

Curry

Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby Curry » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:10 pm

eskimo wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:None of the above. Unless there's $ on the table from YHS (and you said no need-based aid, so that's out) you'd be a fool to pass up the Ruby. A FOOL, "curry"!

lolz

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby jtemp320 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:11 pm

If these were my options then I'd take SLS or YLS or a Hamilton over a Rubenstein and thats it. But thats all personal preference a Rubenstein is arguably as good as any option out there.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:54 pm

These discussions all turn on a couple questions: 1) What you want to do with your degree? (Do you want to maximize income? Do you want to do IP law? etc. ) 2) Where would you be happiest for three years (small class size? the Rigor? sunshine?)?

Since you are "unsure" I say take the money at Chicago, which is your best full scholarship offer. Boalt is also a fine option. If I was unsure what I wanted to do with my degree I'd rather have the freedom to work in whatever employment I wanted and not worry about debt collection. But HYS all have fine LRAPs, so there is no wrong decision here. If you want Cali, I'd say Stanford is the obvious choice of HYS.

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Re: What would you take over a Rubenstein at UChicago

Postby legends159 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:13 pm

FYI the treasury department has just finished a 10 year study and concluded that $1 is still worth more than 1 prestige point. So go for the full ride. that's money in your pocket.

If prestige is important to you, Rubenstein gives you that. If you go to HYS you're just one among the whole class who are at HYS. You won't feel special cause you're not special. You actually aren't even special compared to non-HYS law students b/c being a law student is really freaking unprestigious. There is nothing prestigious about being in debt, being poor, and not having the legal training to even file a complaint pro-se.

Whereas at Chicago you're one among very few who have a full scholarship so at least you have that to hang onto on those cold days (3/4 of the school year) when you need something to cheer you up. And you can go out with your buddies and make it rain like a baller cause you don't need to worry about debt.

And years from now when you say you went to Chicago you can always say "I went to Chicago b/c they gave me a full ride" if you want to. But please don't cause being a lawyer is deucy enough. Though I really doubt anyone will care years from now if you said "I went to Chicago" v. "I went to Yale." Maybe 0Ls will care, so you can use that line to pick up chicks at undergrad bars (though I've yet to see an ugly w/ no game pick anything up by name dropping their law school -- seriously who thinks law students are cool--besides law students?)




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