Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

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Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby molomloch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:26 pm

Yo what up fools,

These aren't the only schools i got into, but they are the only I'm considering at this point. I got 15k a year at Michigan, 25k a year at USC, and Georgetown gave me some Dean's Tuition non-sense for like 12k + workstudy.

I'm en route to visit Michigan and Georgetown, so have no real concept of either at this point. I do know that Georgetown sucks at getting people appointed to clerkships and smells over-rated.
Oh, that and everyone I've talked to over the phone has been pretty rude at G-Town, while I received equally rude treatment in person at USC. (Law schools: If you want to people attend, try screening / monitoring the bozo law students making a mockery of their work study positions. Seriously...aside from the folks at U of Mich, everyone I've talked to that sounded student workerish has been ignorant / rude.)

I'm a SoCal native, so USC is still in the running thanks to their cool 25k.

Decide my fate!

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:47 pm

I'd say it's a choice between UMich and USC and I'd probably go to UMich even if you want to end up back in SoCal.

If you want anywhere other than SoCal, it is easily Michigan, and even for SoCal, USC is going to cost you around $140k so not cheap enough to justify turning down Michigan.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:52 pm

bk1 wrote:I'd say it's a choice between UMich and USC and I'd probably go to UMich even if you want to end up back in SoCal.

If you want anywhere other than SoCal, it is easily Michigan, and even for SoCal, USC is going to cost you around $140k so not cheap enough to justify turning down Michigan.


This, but it's definitely worth trying to leverage your Georgetown scholly. They offered you some pretty sweet cash.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:53 pm

HeavenWood wrote:This, but it's definitely worth trying to leverage your Georgetown scholly. They offered you some pretty sweet cash.


Am I reading it wrong? Didn't they offer less than Michigan?

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Postby HeavenWood » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:55 pm

bk1 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:This, but it's definitely worth trying to leverage your Georgetown scholly. They offered you some pretty sweet cash.


Am I reading it wrong? Didn't they offer less than Michigan?


Maybe I'm reading it wrong. I read the Georgetown scholly as full tuition plus 12k. Keep in mind that I'm running on very little sleep. :lol:

EDIT: I definitely read it wrong. Just listen to what bk said.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby LettuceBeefRealTea » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:00 pm

USC if you want to stay in socal. Those trojans will hook you up.
UMich if you think you would want to be anywhere else.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:01 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Maybe I'm reading it wrong. I read the Georgetown scholly as full tuition plus 12k. Keep in mind that I'm running on very little sleep. :lol:

EDIT: I definitely read it wrong. Just listen to what bk said.


Haha no problem. Actually the title had me a bit confused because I went in assuming there was a big GULC scholly in the table when it had $$$ next to its name.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:05 pm

I would go Michigan. The biggest problem of taking your degree to CA would be if you didn't have any ties or anything to demonstrate interest in the area, which might make firms raise an eyebrow - but that isn't the case here. UMich places very well in CA, and if you ever change your mind about where you want to go after graduation (yes, it happens), you'll definitely have more freedom to do so.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby molomloch » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:25 pm

I really like the DC area, and think Ann Arbor blows (mind you I visited both in the Winter).

Should that really affect my decision or should I just man up and become a Wolverine?

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:28 pm

Where did you go in Ann Arbor that blows? The law campus is sweet, and down town (Main Street, not State Street) is nice.

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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:30 pm

molomloch wrote:I really like the DC area, and think Ann Arbor blows (mind you I visited both in the Winter).

Should that really affect my decision or should I just man up and become a Wolverine?


It should affect your decision, but how much you're able to experience Ann Arbor or DC while you're in law school is going to be pretty questionable. I know of people here who chose Michigan over NYU because even though they loved NYC, they thought it would be way too much of a distraction from their studies (I don't know how true this is, but it does make sense not to choose a school based on the city you would most like to hang out or go on vacation in).

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby cucullu » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
molomloch wrote:I really like the DC area, and think Ann Arbor blows (mind you I visited both in the Winter).

Should that really affect my decision or should I just man up and become a Wolverine?


It should affect your decision, but how much you're able to experience Ann Arbor or DC while you're in law school is going to be pretty questionable. I know of people here who chose Michigan over NYU because even though they loved NYC, they thought it would be way too much of a distraction from their studies (I don't know how true this is, but it does make sense not to choose a school based on the city you would most like to hang out or go on vacation in).


Tell that to the kids at Tulane.

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby molomloch » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Are my prospects for big law / big corporate / big government really going to be significantly worse if I pass up Michigan for G-town?

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby Frasier27 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:23 pm

I would do Michigan. It definitely has better prospects than Georgetown, plus with cost of living its even the cheaper option (also, wait till you visit, UM is awesome).

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Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:50 pm

molomloch wrote:Are my prospects for big law / big corporate / big government really going to be significantly worse if I pass up Michigan for G-town?


Biglaw yes.

Bigcorp yes. (Because this is going to be based off of you getting biglaw and then going inhouse down the road. This will not be available to either at graduation.)

Biggov dunno. (They might be equal? I can't really tell. I would hazard that the difference between Mich and GULC is smaller in this regard than it is for the above two.)

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby molomloch » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:49 am

Does anyone have any statistics to back up Michigan's superiority? Or, rather, (as a less annoying alternative question), where would be a good source of data to answer such a question?

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Re: Michigan vs USC vs Georgetown $$$ all around

Postby FlanAl » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:57 am

Definitely try to talk to people in hiring positions where you want to work also figure out which national firms socal offices recruit at OCI at these schools. I would guess that michigan is TCR but SoCal can be suuuuuper weird.




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