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Decision Made-Thanks!

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:23 pm

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:24 pm

Columbia hands down.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby bk1 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:26 pm

If you are really set on DC, I'd take CLS (and no that's not a typo). In fact I think I'd take CLS no matter what here. 90k just does not push down GULC's CoA low enough to make it worthwhile over CLS.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby Law Sauce » Tue May 03, 2011 3:27 pm

you have been around tls to know exactly what is going to happen here. cls easily wins.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby glewz » Tue May 03, 2011 3:27 pm

Georgetown is located in DC, yes, but the school doesn't actually perform super well there. The reason is that every around the US wants to practice there. So (1) you don't really need ties and (2) competition is especially fierce from schools all around the nation.

Go Columbia.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:28 pm

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby bk1 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:33 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:I am currently torn between working in the DA's office or some sort of government-related firm work, if this information is helpful, although my plan right now is most likely clerkship (if possible), a few years of big law to pay off debt, then DA's office or DOJ afterward.


I'm confused. First you say DA/biggov and then you say biglaw (and it seems like you have two conflicting plans). If you are doing the latter, I would say that since all of those things are incredibly rare except one, focus on that one (biglaw) and go to the school that offers a significant advantage in that area (CLS).
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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby camelcrema » Tue May 03, 2011 3:37 pm

If your plan is biglaw to pay off debt, go CLS because it places better. It's not as if going to CLS is going to impede you from working DOJ after a few years, and that that point your experience is what will be important.

Unless having a nice gym is REALLY important to you. In that case, go G'town.

ETA: You know who voted for Georgetown in the poll? Someone on the CLS waitlist.
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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:38 pm

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby c_dubya_s » Tue May 03, 2011 4:47 pm

In my thoroughly uneducated 0L opinion, Columbia will probably open more doors than GULC. The difference between those doors is probably worth at least 30-40K.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:49 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:I am currently torn between working in the DA's office or some sort of government-related firm work, if this information is helpful, although my plan right now is most likely clerkship (if possible), a few years of big law to pay off debt, then DA's office or DOJ afterward.


I'm confused. First you say DA/biggov and then you say biglaw. If you are doing the latter, I would say that since all of those things are incredibly rare except one, focus on that one (biglaw) and go to the school that offers a significant advantage in that area (CLS).


No, I was talking about both. I know people who have followed such a career trajectory (biglaw, then DA/DOJ later). I have a feeling I eventually want to work in government/criminal fields, but I feel like biglaw for a few years may make the most sense.

Our ideas are similar and I'm going to CLS...we'll be partners in crime (no pun intended).

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby Dany » Tue May 03, 2011 6:35 pm

I think it would take a much bigger gap than $30k to make me choose GULC over CLS. And that's still taking into account that I strongly prefer DC to NYC.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby Knock » Tue May 03, 2011 6:37 pm

Even with a preference for DC and indifference for NYC, I think CLS' placement is worth more than an extra $30k at GULC.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:38 pm

CLS places better than GULC in any part of the country.

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby adt231 » Tue May 03, 2011 7:50 pm

I turned down 120k for about the same offer from Columbia. I'll see you at CLS in August.

p.s. I'm sorry about Wainwright, the WS is going to be much harder to reach now. Hopefully you're staff picks up the slack!

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Re: Columbia (60k) v. Georgetown (90k)

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue May 03, 2011 11:35 pm

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