Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Where would you go?

UVa at sticker hoping for 180k CoA
12
36%
Cornell with 45k hoping for 160k CoA
21
64%
 
Total votes: 33

théo
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby théo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:17 pm

OP, don't let a small difference in rankings affect your decision if you truly like Cornell more than UVA. i had to decide between the two as well (with the same amount of $$ offered), and i'm going with UVA because i got a better impression talking to a student from there than i did with a student from Cornell, but it was a rather subjective thing.

if it were between Cornell and YHS i would hesitate, but really...here, i think you should go with where you intuitively feel you'll be more comfortable.

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Law Sauce
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:01 pm

Added a poll, what would you do?

FiveSermon
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby FiveSermon » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:05 pm

No it wouldn't be silly. They are peer schools even though Cornell does get stomped on a lot by people on this site.

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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby MidlawMyth » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Cornell and UVA are peers regardless of what other people on this site will tell you.

Most secondary markets want ties, although I'm certain that Cornell draws a lot of out of state employers to OCI.

Also, UVA uses the preselect system that is so tier 1, non-t14esque. I honestly wouldn't go there for that reason alone.
You prefer interviews that have no chance of turning into offers?

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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby violinst » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:29 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
violinst wrote:Chose Cornell (75K) over Michigan (45K). Very happy.


What were your goals?

Is there a strong emphasis on clerking there (or is it private practice in NYC centric)? Also, and most importantly, do people have success mass-mailing firms in secondary markets?


BigLaw or Clerkship.

My experience in the South and Midwest (OH/IN) has been superb. I didn't even need to mass-mail (applied to at most 20 firms) to get several direct call-backs (no first rounds).

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stylus_go
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby stylus_go » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:21 pm

As you summed up, with Cornell's small class size and better lrap, I would attend Cornell. Voted.

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Law Sauce
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:55 am

violinst wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:
violinst wrote:Chose Cornell (75K) over Michigan (45K). Very happy.


What were your goals?

Is there a strong emphasis on clerking there (or is it private practice in NYC centric)? Also, and most importantly, do people have success mass-mailing firms in secondary markets?


BigLaw or Clerkship.

My experience in the South and Midwest (OH/IN) has been superb. I didn't even need to mass-mail (applied to at most 20 firms) to get several direct call-backs (no first rounds).


Can you explain this a little. Was this for 1L jobs? Did career services help out? Do you have a great resume, because I don't btw? How did you contact them? What kind of firms? Did your grades play a role? What do you mean by direct call-backs (no first rounds)?

sorry for all the questions

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violinst
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby violinst » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:35 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
violinst wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:
violinst wrote:Chose Cornell (75K) over Michigan (45K). Very happy.


What were your goals?

Is there a strong emphasis on clerking there (or is it private practice in NYC centric)? Also, and most importantly, do people have success mass-mailing firms in secondary markets?


BigLaw or Clerkship.

My experience in the South and Midwest (OH/IN) has been superb. I didn't even need to mass-mail (applied to at most 20 firms) to get several direct call-backs (no first rounds).


Can you explain this a little. Was this for 1L jobs? Did career services help out? Do you have a great resume, because I don't btw? How did you contact them? What kind of firms? Did your grades play a role? What do you mean by direct call-backs (no first rounds)?

sorry for all the questions

1L
Didn't ask for help from CS
Decent resume
Emails
NLJ250, Top 3 locally
Applied and interviewed before grades were released
No initial phone/screening interviews. My interviews were with several partners, plus a lunch.

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Law Sauce
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Re: Would I be silly to take Cornell over UVa?

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:07 pm

violinst wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:
violinst wrote:
My experience in the South and Midwest (OH/IN) has been superb. I didn't even need to mass-mail (applied to at most 20 firms) to get several direct call-backs (no first rounds).


Can you explain this a little. Was this for 1L jobs? Did career services help out? Do you have a great resume, because I don't btw? How did you contact them? What kind of firms? Did your grades play a role? What do you mean by direct call-backs (no first rounds)?

sorry for all the questions

1L
Didn't ask for help from CS
Decent resume
Emails
NLJ250, Top 3 locally
Applied and interviewed before grades were released
No initial phone/screening interviews. My interviews were with several partners, plus a lunch.


Thanks, that's awesome, congrats on your success




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