Best for Big Law: UMich, Duke, or Cornell?

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Kronk
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Re: Best for Big Law: UMich, Duke, or Cornell?

Postby Kronk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:15 pm

quakeroats wrote:They did send more students to California, they just sent fewer to V100 firms both as a percentage and in absolute terms.


So you're saying that PI and government places in California somehow prefer Michigan and know their rep, but lawyers at V100 firms don't, and prefer Duke students? Sorry, that type of logic just doesn't fly with me at a time when a lot of the PI organizations on that Michigan list are harder to get than V100 spots and Duke and Michigan have very similar BigLaw numbers nationally.

But the point I'm trying to get across is that whether or not Duke but 3-4 more SAs in California (or 6-7, if you want to adjust for class size) is statistically insignificant, and probably has more to do with the people than whether or not they attend Michigan or Duke. If it was 20 or so SAs every year consistently, you'd have a point.

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Re: Best for Big Law: UMich, Duke, or Cornell?

Postby quakeroats » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:20 pm

Kronk wrote:
quakeroats wrote:They did send more students to California, they just sent fewer to V100 firms both as a percentage and in absolute terms.


So you're saying that PI and government places in California somehow prefer Michigan and know their rep, but lawyers at V100 firms don't, and prefer Duke students? Sorry, that type of logic just doesn't fly with me at a time when a lot of the PI organizations on that Michigan list are harder to get than V100 spots and Duke and Michigan have very similar BigLaw numbers nationally.

But the point I'm trying to get across is that whether or not Duke but 3-4 more SAs in California (or 6-7, if you want to adjust for class size) is statistically insignificant, and probably has more to do with the people than whether or not they attend Michigan or Duke. If it was 20 or so SAs every year consistently, you'd have a point.


I think the point you've gotten across is that you believe Duke and Michigan are more or less equal in most respects placement wise, and nothing anyone posts will alter that perspective.

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Re: Best for Big Law: UMich, Duke, or Cornell?

Postby Kronk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:22 pm

quakeroats wrote:
Kronk wrote:
quakeroats wrote:They did send more students to California, they just sent fewer to V100 firms both as a percentage and in absolute terms.


So you're saying that PI and government places in California somehow prefer Michigan and know their rep, but lawyers at V100 firms don't, and prefer Duke students? Sorry, that type of logic just doesn't fly with me at a time when a lot of the PI organizations on that Michigan list are harder to get than V100 spots and Duke and Michigan have very similar BigLaw numbers nationally.

But the point I'm trying to get across is that whether or not Duke but 3-4 more SAs in California (or 6-7, if you want to adjust for class size) is statistically insignificant, and probably has more to do with the people than whether or not they attend Michigan or Duke. If it was 20 or so SAs every year consistently, you'd have a point.


I think the point you've gotten across is that you believe Duke and Michigan are more or less equal in most respects placement wise, and nothing anyone posts will alter that perspective.


If there was a difference, people could alter my perspective. But since there isn't, you're 100% correct.




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