UT vs. Vandy

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Which should I choose?

Vandy
10
29%
UTexas
25
71%
 
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UT vs. Vandy

Postby TheThreader » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:12 pm

So, both of these schools would cost around 60k for me to attend (vandy is around 5k more). I want biglaw, and not in NYC. Would prefer Texas or California. I also would prefer a smaller law school. Which would be better?

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby ATR » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:23 pm

TheThreader wrote:So, both of these schools would cost around 60k for me to attend (vandy is around 5k more). I want biglaw, and not in NYC. Would prefer Texas or California. I also would prefer a smaller law school. Which would be better?

Wanting TX or CA = Texas
Smaller school = Vandy

I suggest you visit both schools and see which you prefer.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby de5igual » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:39 am

Do you have ties to TX or CA? If not, you pretty much have to go to UT (or a California school) if you want either market

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Hannibal » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:41 am

Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby TheThreader » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:45 am

ties to tx, weak ties to CA

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby PLATONiC » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:45 am

Hannibal wrote:Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.


I don't think the fact that Texas got ranked #14 makes it a national school. imo, it's T13 now.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby 005618502 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:59 am

PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.


I don't think the fact that Texas got ranked #14 makes it a national school. imo, it's T13 now.


this

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Hannibal » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:01 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.


I don't think the fact that Texas got ranked #14 makes it a national school. imo, it's T13 now.


this


Does this mean GULC was never a national school and TLS was lying the whole time?

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby PLATONiC » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:11 am

Hannibal wrote:Does this mean GULC was never a national school and TLS was lying the whole time?


no

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:14 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.


I don't think the fact that Texas got ranked #14 makes it a national school. imo, it's T13 now.


this

whoosh on both of you.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby 005618502 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:17 am

Hannibal wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Texas is a T14, and thus a national school. Go to Texas.


I don't think the fact that Texas got ranked #14 makes it a national school. imo, it's T13 now.


this


Does this mean GULC was never a national school and TLS was lying the whole time?


Im assuming you are joking.... UT is not any different from last week. Do you know why the schools were used in a "T14" designation before? Not only because of the numeric rank....

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Hannibal » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:18 am

PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Does this mean GULC was never a national school and TLS was lying the whole time?


no


Then...did GULC stop being a national school this year as a result of Texas tying them at #14?

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:21 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
Im assuming you are joking.... UT is not any different from last week. Do you know why the schools were used in a "T14" designation before? Not only because of the numeric rank....

Using the term "T13" now is retarded unless it's meant to exclude Georgetown, in which case the previous distinction of "T14" was retarded because nothing about Georgetown has changed in the last week.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby PLATONiC » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:22 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:Im assuming you are joking.... UT is not any different from last week. Do you know why the schools were used in a "T14" designation before? Not only because of the numeric rank....


+1

Hannibal wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Does this mean GULC was never a national school and TLS was lying the whole time?


no


Then...did GULC stop being a national school this year as a result of Texas tying them at #14?


You sound like a stubborn donkey.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby PLATONiC » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:24 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
Im assuming you are joking.... UT is not any different from last week. Do you know why the schools were used in a "T14" designation before? Not only because of the numeric rank....

Using the term "T13" now is retarded unless it's meant to exclude Georgetown, in which case the previous distinction of "T14" was retarded because nothing about Georgetown has changed in the last week.


The T13 designation is just a way for TLS people to troll about GULC being a diploma mill. You guys are taking this sway too cereal.

Although the fact that Texas being included in T14 doesn't change GULC overnight, the same can be said about Texas as well. The fact that it got bumped up a rank doesn't mean that it magically turns into some national school. /thread

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:28 am

I'm enjoying this thread. Please continue.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby de5igual » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:08 am

TheThreader wrote:ties to tx, weak ties to CA


Being at UT will make things easier from a networking perspective (and with the # of TX firms recruiting), but Vandy certainly won't preclude you from getting back here.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:15 am

PLATONiC wrote:Although the fact that Texas being included in T14 doesn't change GULC overnight, the same can be said about Texas as well. The fact that it got bumped up a rank doesn't mean that it magically turns into some national school. /thread

I'm not arguing that it does. By the way, the whole "T14 is national, all others are regional" claim is incorrect.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:16 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:Although the fact that Texas being included in T14 doesn't change GULC overnight, the same can be said about Texas as well. The fact that it got bumped up a rank doesn't mean that it magically turns into some national school. /thread

I'm not arguing that it does. By the way, the whole "T14 is national, all others are regional" claim is incorrect.


Yeah, GTown is no longer national because Texas tied them for 14.

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby glewz » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:19 am

FuManChusco wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:Although the fact that Texas being included in T14 doesn't change GULC overnight, the same can be said about Texas as well. The fact that it got bumped up a rank doesn't mean that it magically turns into some national school. /thread

I'm not arguing that it does. By the way, the whole "T14 is national, all others are regional" claim is incorrect.


Yeah, GTown is no longer national because Texas tied them for 14.


More like...T14 as a whole is no longer national because Texas is T14 and not national. GTown may very well still be national...

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby Pricer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:57 am

Doesn't T14 represent the 14 schools that have held the 1-10 spots over the years? I am probably going to UT and am proud that it moved to #14, but I don't think T14 means the top ranked 14 schools. Texas has been in the top 14 before, but it never broke 10.

As for the OP, I think the general consensus at TLS is that UT and Vandy are peer schools. I would think UT would be better for Texas, Vandy better for the east coast. If you want Cali, did you consider UCLA?

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby TheThreader » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:15 am

ucla didnt give as much $$

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Re: UT vs. Vandy

Postby bep244 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:11 pm

I grew up in Texas and went to UT for undergrad. That said, I know quite a few Vandy kids that end up in Texas, especially if you have ties here. The Vandy name travels well in Dallas and Houston. UT would probably beat out Vandy in Austin, but that's not to say it's impossible to go to ATX. Visit both schools and decide, but I definitely think you could come to Texas with a Vandy degree.




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