UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

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UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby yurishima » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:58 am

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Late in the game, and I'm so indecisive! Thoughts?

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:05 am

Where do you want to practice? What do you want to practice? I would probably say mich in most cases. Their LRAP which covers private and public legal jobs is a nice safety net. Also what is the total difference in cost of attendance? I know mich is the least expensive t-14 I don't know how it compares to vandy though. There might be less of a cost difference then the 35k.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:59 am

Michigan for anywhere but the South.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby ahduth » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:19 am

ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Hell, potentially Michigan even for the South? Maybe not. But yeah... Michigan.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:21 am

ahduth wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Hell, potentially Michigan even for the South? Maybe not. But yeah... Michigan.


Nah, a degree from Michigan wouldn't work if OP wanted to work in Tennessee, Alabama, etc...w/o ties. Of course, a degree from Vandy might not help in that sense either. All those damn carpetbaggers at Vandy... :D

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby fingersxd » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:16 am

ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Generally speaking, this.

(Unless you are super debt averse and would hate AA -- unlikely).

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby yurishima » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:11 pm

dabbadon8 wrote:Where do you want to practice? What do you want to practice?


Maybe clerkship. Biglaw would be nice. My wife is Chinese, so if I could get back to her motherland (i.e. American firm in either Shanghai or Beijing) that would also be nice. If not, public sector/DA's office somewhere (preferably not the south, unless Florida, my home state).

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby yurishima » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:13 pm

fingersxd wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Generally speaking, this.

(Unless you are super debt averse and would hate AA -- unlikely).


Somewhat debt averse. That aversion will probably be enough to keep me out of NYU at sticker.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:13 pm

yurishima wrote:
dabbadon8 wrote:Where do you want to practice? What do you want to practice?


Maybe clerkship. Biglaw would be nice. My wife is Chinese, so if I could get back to her motherland (i.e. American firm in either Shanghai or Beijing) that would also be nice. If not, public sector/DA's office somewhere (preferably not the south, unless Florida, my home state).

Then M, definitely

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby Yeshia90 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:19 pm

fingersxd wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Generally speaking, this.

(Unless you are super debt averse and would hate AA -- unlikely).


Ann Arbor is awesome. Just...awesome. I'm a Penn Stater, and I wanted to hated that place, but when I went up for a game a couple years back, it just seemed like a pretty perfect place to live.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:22 pm

Michigan based on your situation, otherwise, as others have noted, Michigan for anywhere but the South.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby ahduth » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:06 pm

yurishima wrote:
fingersxd wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Michigan for anywhere but the South.


Generally speaking, this.

(Unless you are super debt averse and would hate AA -- unlikely).


Somewhat debt averse. That aversion will probably be enough to keep me out of NYU at sticker.


NYU at sticker was an option? It's considerably more than 30k more expensive than Michigan for you but... that's kinda the T6. Especially if you're looking at clerkships? Maybe I missed something here - this heat is really affecting my ability to perform basic functions.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby fingersxd » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Confused here as well. Where did NYU suddenly come from? If it's an option, you should really be decididng b/t NYU @ sticker and Mich w/30k

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby duckmoney » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:41 pm

The only reason to go to Vandy would be to break into markets where going to Vandy would constitute a tie (Nashville, Atlanta, etc.). If you don't want those places, go to Mich. Mich > Vandy for Florida if you have ties. Hell, Mich > Vandy for anywhere if you have ties, and most places even if you don't have ties. It's worth $35k more. Michigan at sticker would be a tougher decision.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby Redfactor » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:04 pm

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:06 pm

If you don't have any interest in NYC, Michigan for 30K less is a better option I think. Save on COL and you'll place just as well into quite a few markets.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby metallaura » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:00 pm

I'd go with Michigan if you want to practice biglaw in China.

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Re: UMich with 30k or Vandy with 65k

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:23 am

metallaura wrote:I'd go with Michigan if you want to practice biglaw in China.


Why? It seems to be that NYU would be a better option in this case.




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