NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

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NYU or Columbia?

NYU
62
31%
Columbia
138
69%
 
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NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby jbc7 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:32 pm

Which one would you choose?
I'm planning on doing big law after too, but I don't really think that matters.
Just looking for opinions.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kwais » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:39 pm

after conducting a rigorous scientific study, I have concluded that the answer is Columbia (because I go there and enjoy it)

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:57 pm

NYU because I go there.

This is honestly done to death, but:

If you have no location/vibe preferences and the cost will be equal at both, then:
--If you definitely want biglaw, CLS probably has a minor advantage.
--If you might want public interest work, NYU probably has a minor advantage.
--While keeping in mind that 95% of people at either school would probably have 95% of the same options at the other school.

If you have location/vibe preferences, or one will be significantly cheaper, then:
--Go to the one you prefer and/or is cheaper.

That's really it.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:00 pm

Ivy league or state school...

if you are dead set on PI, I would go to NYU. Not because they are better for PI, but self-selection tends to send those type of people there. To the contrary, CLS is a very professional school.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:02 pm

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...

if you are dead set on PI, I would go to NYU. Not because they are better for PI, but self-selection tends to send those type of people there. To the contrary, CLS is a very professional school.

PI ≠ professional? weird dude.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby snehpets » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:03 pm

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...

if you are dead set on PI, I would go to NYU. Not because they are better for PI, but self-selection tends to send those type of people there. To the contrary, CLS is a very professional school.


I think that's a bit of anti-NYU trolling. idk, maybe you go there. but seriously, it's pretty well-known that NYU has some of the best support for PI. I've never heard anyone claim that was merely bc of self-selection.

I'll agree that CLS is probably marginally better for big-law, but I think it's oversimplifying to boil it down to "ivy league vs state school."

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby thatkid » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:06 pm

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...



NYU is private, silly.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Guchster » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:06 pm

Columbia because it is better (objectively).

:mrgreen:

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kwais » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:08 pm

thatkid wrote:
lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...



NYU is private, silly.


that's the worst kind of state school

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Guchster » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:10 pm

kwais wrote:
thatkid wrote:
lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...



NYU is private, silly.


that's the worst kind of state school


TCR.

I'll stop columbia-trolling now.

But seriously they're the same fucking thing in terms of opportunities.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kaiser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:23 pm

If all you want is biglaw in NYC, you can just flip a coin. Its pretty easy out of either school, assuming you aren't bottom quarter of the class.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kaiser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:24 pm

thatkid wrote:
lawschoolgrapedme wrote:Ivy league or state school...



NYU is private, silly.


He jokes around when it comes to this topic

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:26 pm

(BTW, any time you put a poll on this question it will skew about 60-40 CLS. Just calling it now.)

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:27 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:(BTW, any time you put a poll on this question it will skew about 60-40 CLS. Just calling it now.)

Yeah, but it should be like 80-20 CLS.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:27 pm

No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kaiser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:28 pm

Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.


I think its something like 1300 to 1650 in terms of size. Not like its a huge difference in class sizes. Both on the larger side. But the beauty of being in the biggest and strongest legal market in the country is that the market can accommodate a huge number of grads from both schools.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:30 pm

To be semi-helpful, just visit the two schools. CLS = quieter, shittier neighborhood, but you get a campus, so that's cool. NYU = busier, better nightlife, but you get hipsters, so very many hipsters. Also, if you go to NYU you have to deal with me, so that's another negative. It's looking like CLS is the clear winner upon further review.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Gecko of Doom » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:31 pm

Purple or blue?

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:32 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:To be semi-helpful, just visit the two schools. CLS = quieter, shittier neighborhood, but you get a campus, so that's cool. NYU = busier, better nightlife, but you get hipsters, so very many hipsters. Also, if you go to NYU you have to deal with me, so that's another negative. It's looking like CLS is the clear winner upon further review.


Ugh hipsters.

Some of them are hot though.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:34 pm

Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:35 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...


I feel like we've had this exact same discussion with the exact same participants at least 3 times in the last 3 months.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby Guchster » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:37 pm

Curious1 wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...


I feel like we've had this exact same discussion with the exact same participants at least 3 times in the last 3 months.


Wrong. I didn't have finals to bring me here for the party.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kaiser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:38 pm

Curious1 wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...


I feel like we've had this exact same discussion with the exact same participants at least 3 times in the last 3 months.


I know. Its boring and essentially useless. We should have given a collective "use the search feature" response

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:38 pm

Curious1 wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...


I feel like we've had this exact same discussion with the exact same participants at least 3 times in the last 3 months.

And yet, I still need to make corrections :lol:

Also, I think CLS is done sooner than we are this semester. My last final is the 22nd. Point CLS.

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Re: NYU vs Columbia (both sticker)

Postby kwais » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:54 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:No one's gonna talk about class sizes? Columbia definitely has an advantage there.

Also Columbia has a nice campus, even though the law school building looks like a shitty cardboard box. On the other hand, I've always detested NYU's (lack of) campus...

If I had the make the choice, I'd do Columbia.

Class sizes are very similar. We just have a lot of LLMs...


I feel like we've had this exact same discussion with the exact same participants at least 3 times in the last 3 months.

And yet, I still need to make corrections :lol:

Also, I think CLS is done sooner than we are this semester. My last final is the 22nd. Point CLS.


Indeed, the 20th. Score




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