Duke 54K vs. Penn Sticker

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idfatq
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Duke 54K vs. Penn Sticker

Postby idfatq » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:52 pm

If my goals are NYC / LA biglaw, which is the better choice? I know Penn does better than Duke in NYC, but is the difference large enough to pay 54K more? Are these two considered peer schools?

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Re: Duke 54K vs. Penn Sticker

Postby bdubs » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:35 am

Just any biglaw job, or are you gunning for a top firm?

Most would say Duke, but if you want a top NYC firm then Penn might give you a substantial leg up.

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Re: Duke 54K vs. Penn Sticker

Postby Veyron » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:37 am

For NYC, I think its worth the difference. LA doesn't seem to make many distinctions between the Non HYS T-14. But, LA is really hard to crack anyway so NYC is more likely.

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Re: Duke 54K vs. Penn Sticker

Postby Moxie » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:39 am

bdubs wrote:Just any biglaw job, or are you gunning for a top firm?

Most would say Duke, but if you want a top NYC firm then Penn might give you a substantial leg up.


I think Duke is worth it with the 54k, have you tried negotiating with Penn? Penn has somewhat better Biglaw placement, but I think that advantage is negated by the full cost of sticker.




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