Atlanta v. Boston

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Atlanta v. Boston

Postby droges » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:50 am

Any thoughts on UGA for big law/ market rate in Atlanta vs. BC for the same in Boston, without considering tution and cost of living?

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:53 am

For big law -
No contest. BC/BU (I already forgot) by far.

For reasonableness -
BC/BU are worth $100,000 of debt. However, I'm uncertain as to whether they are worth more than that.
UGA is worth less than $100,000 of debt, and the exact number is difficult to quantify (due to intangibles - i.e. UGA is not the best school in state, the largest metropolitan area attracts a lot of out of state attention, etc.)

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby droges » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:13 pm

i completely agree. I would argue that BC/BU are worth more than 100k if you were to finish top 1/4 to 1/3 in the class (obviously wont know where you finish going in).

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby droges » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:22 pm

Anyone disagree or feel otherwise?

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby JFo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:41 pm

As someone who lives in Atlanta/has worked in the Atlanta legal market, if you want to work in Atlanta/in the South, go to UGA (I assume you have more $ there, plus you could get instate after a year, I think).

If you want to practice anywhere else, go to BC.

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby Sandro » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:58 pm

droges wrote:i completely agree. I would argue that BC/BU are worth more than 100k if you were to finish top 1/4 to 1/3 in the class (obviously wont know where you finish going in).


But I thought you were ignoring costs? In your vaccum sure, bc/bu wins.

I wouldn't go to either school gunning for biglaw, have fun with that 200k gamble when you aren't top of class at bu bc. Not you specifically but seems a lot of people have bu and bc sticker as an option at this point.

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby droges » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:22 pm

The reason I would support BC over UGA for the respective markets is because of UGA's placement stats. The issue of debt is a whole different animal, that was the reason for such a caveat.

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Re: Atlanta v. Boston

Postby Sandro » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:36 pm

of course BU/BC places better... simply look at the NLJ250 %s ?




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