Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

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Best option?

W&M paying 19200 p/y
12
34%
Wake Forest paying 8700 p/y
23
66%
 
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Art0
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Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Art0 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:07 pm

Accepted to both schools. Was just pulled off the WL at W&M. I like the Mid Atlantic and might possibly like NC. I am looking for the school that opens the most doors. Does W&M place in DC at all?


Which would you choose?
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Re: Final 2 options: W&M $$ v. WF $$$.

Postby ran12 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:41 pm

Art0 wrote:Accepted to both schools. Was just pulled off the WL at W&M. I like the Mid Atlantic and might possibly like NC. I am looking for the school that opens the most doors. Does W&M place in DC at all?


Which would you choose?


W&M is a better school than WF but the difference isn't large. It also has better DC placement from what I've seen and heard. I would go to W&M based on location and in my opinion, better reputation.

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Re: Final 2 options: W&M $$ v. WF $$$.

Postby Art0 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:18 pm

looking for more thoughts? anyone?

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby minnbills » Mon May 23, 2011 10:06 pm

I thought W&M struggled to place in DC?

Still, I would imagine you'd have a better shot than at WF. But I'd sooner save 30 grand.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:08 pm

If you like NC then Wake all the way. W&M's DC placement, while better than WF, is pretty horrible.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby minnbills » Mon May 23, 2011 10:10 pm

dpk711 wrote:If you like NC then Wake all the way. W&M's DC placement, while better than WF, is pretty horrible.


+1.

I like my minnesotan winters, but the Carolinas are awesome. Go spend some time in the outer banks and you'll never want to leave.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Art0 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:26 pm

minnbills wrote:I thought W&M struggled to place in DC?

Still, I would imagine you'd have a better shot than at WF. But I'd sooner save 30 grand.



any truth to this?

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby justhockey31 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:40 am

It seems that the conventional wisdom is that everyone outside the T-14 & GW place poorly in DC. Even local schools such as GMU and American would require top grades to obtain a high paying job in DC and that is with the opportunities going to school in DC gives you with internships and networking. So with that idea, W&M will place some kids into DC because it is a good school but it will be tough and chances are it will not get you there...

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Corwin » Tue May 24, 2011 1:54 am

W&M does place into DC with good grades. Still much easier from a comparable place like GW. If you can commit to NC then go Wake. W&M more mobile though. TBH you can't really depend on mobility too much at either school unless you are towards the top of your class.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 24, 2011 2:09 am

Corwin wrote:W&M does place into DC with good grades. Still much easier from a comparable place like GW. If you can commit to NC then go Wake. W&M more mobile though. TBH you can't really depend on mobility too much at either school unless you are towards the top of your class.

W&M and Jeedub aren't comparable.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Corwin » Tue May 24, 2011 2:16 am

dpk711 wrote:
Corwin wrote:W&M does place into DC with good grades. Still much easier from a comparable place like GW. If you can commit to NC then go Wake. W&M more mobile though. TBH you can't really depend on mobility too much at either school unless you are towards the top of your class.

W&M and Jeedub aren't comparable.

I meant comparable in terms of the numbers that get you in. Which they are. In what sense are you talking about?

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 24, 2011 2:22 am

Corwin wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
Corwin wrote:W&M does place into DC with good grades. Still much easier from a comparable place like GW. If you can commit to NC then go Wake. W&M more mobile though. TBH you can't really depend on mobility too much at either school unless you are towards the top of your class.

W&M and Jeedub aren't comparable.

I meant comparable in terms of the numbers that get you in. Which they are. In what sense are you talking about?

Gotcha, I meant in overall rankings/prestige/placement although Jeedub is slightly harder to get in than W&M.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Corwin » Tue May 24, 2011 2:24 am

dpk711 wrote:
Corwin wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
Corwin wrote:W&M does place into DC with good grades. Still much easier from a comparable place like GW. If you can commit to NC then go Wake. W&M more mobile though. TBH you can't really depend on mobility too much at either school unless you are towards the top of your class.

W&M and Jeedub aren't comparable.

I meant comparable in terms of the numbers that get you in. Which they are. In what sense are you talking about?

Gotcha, I meant in overall rankings/prestige/placement although Jeedub is slightly harder to get in than W&M.

Ok, so is GW > W&M in terms of placement?

(OP, sorry to hijack your thread, but I'm curious)

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 24, 2011 2:27 am

Corwin wrote:Ok, so is GW > W&M in terms of placement?

(OP, sorry to hijack your thread, but I'm curious)

Yeah, better placement for DC and NY. W&M only places better for VA firms.


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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby cinephile » Tue May 24, 2011 10:15 am

The difference in what you'd be borrowing isn't that much. Go to whichever school you like better (campus, culture, location, etc.).

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Art0 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:45 am

cinephile wrote:The difference in what you'd be borrowing isn't that much. Go to whichever school you like better (campus, culture, location, etc.).




Would finishing in the top 15% at either place give me a shot at DC?

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:45 pm

More like the top 5-10% required for biglaw from WM/WF. Really want to be law review in the top of the class though.

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

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Re: Is it worth the extra 30K in DEB T?!?!

Postby Art0 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:58 pm

anyone else?




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