NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (1/2 ride)

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NYU vs. Duke $$

Poll ended at Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:53 pm

NYU
8
35%
Duke
15
65%
 
Total votes: 23

kellyg1234
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NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (1/2 ride)

Postby kellyg1234 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:53 pm

I hope to end up working in DC (government sector), so I'm also considering Georgetown, but am waitlisted for a scholarship.

Thoughts?

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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (1/2 ride)

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:02 pm

I'd say Duke.

I feel like the difference between the two isn't great enough to justify the risk. While NYU's LRAP is pretty great, I feel like taking Duke's much lower amount of debt will help you if, for some reason, you miss out on an LRAP qualifying job and end up at a small firm.

Maybe I am being overly pessimistic about the possibility of missing out on an LRAP job (at least a couple law students have said I am), but I feel like it is just not worth the risk in comparison to taking out only $100,000 in debt.




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