BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

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BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Boston University ($30k)
9
53%
University of Minnesota ($60k)
2
12%
William & Mary ($48k)
6
35%
 
Total votes: 17

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jonillson
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BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby jonillson » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:12 pm

No regional preference. I'm interested in pursuing public interest/government work.

COA at each school would be roughly as follows:

BU $140k
Minn $120k
WM $105k

Just curious to see what the TLS wisdom says.

TIA

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jpSartre
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Re: BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby jpSartre » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:15 pm

WM, keep the debt low brother

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Blindmelon
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Re: BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:26 pm

Any idea of what kind of PI you want to do? Fed gov/PD, etc.?

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Re: BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby AP-375 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:30 pm

W&M places a large portion of its class in PI/gov work, and it's your cheapest option, so that's why I voted for it. That and I'm probably heading there, so I'm pro-W&M.

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Re: BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby jonillson » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:45 pm

Blindmelon wrote:Any idea of what kind of PI you want to do? Fed gov/PD, etc.?


Interested in government employment, at any level. Not interested in PD.

Equal Justice Works has 13% of W&M graduates going into government, compared with 7% from BU and 4% from Minn. When it comes to judicial clerkships, W&M 20%, BU 6%, Minn 16%. The numbers push me towards W&M, but I wonder how much of it is self-selection.

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Re: BU ($30k) vs Minn ($60k) vs WM ($48k)

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:15 pm

jonillson wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:Any idea of what kind of PI you want to do? Fed gov/PD, etc.?


Interested in government employment, at any level. Not interested in PD.

Equal Justice Works has 13% of W&M graduates going into government, compared with 7% from BU and 4% from Minn. When it comes to judicial clerkships, W&M 20%, BU 6%, Minn 16%. The numbers push me towards W&M, but I wonder how much of it is self-selection.


Self-selection probably a bit. But if you want fed gov work in DC take WM - great rep. for PI work and its cheaper than the others. Enjoy Williamsburg.




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