Michigan vs NYU

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Which one?

Michigan ($54k)
NYU (sticker)
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Michigan vs NYU

Postby jon121 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:57 pm

Hoping to work in patent law in California after graduation, was hoping to get your help on this:


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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby titan747 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:02 pm

What about UC Berkeley?


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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby 83947368 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:06 pm

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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:11 pm

These schools are in completely different areas, so that might be the easiest way to decide on it...urban/rural?

Aside from that, you could do some digging in their employment data and see how well each of them places into California firms.

The other question is how much money is a concern to you...for schools ranked #6 and #7, 54k sounds like a lot of loans to take on for one notch up in the rankings. I don't think either school has a particular strength in patents, so I would think this decision comes down to three considerations: 1) urban/rural, 2) CA placement, and 3) money. From there it all depends on your preferences.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby Detrox » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:14 pm

As an NYU student and occasional NYU troll, I still voted Michigan here. NYU's edge over Michigan in rankings and placements etc. is not going to hold up too well in a contest to get into CA patent law...so I figure you should take the money and run. Other then that, yea the other posters questions may have some bearing, but that scholly money + cost of living difference is pretty huge. Especially curious as to why Boalt isn't an option here.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Voted for Michigan. If you want NYU, you should use your Michigan scholly as leverage and try to negotiate with them.


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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Michigan's sticker price is already cheaper than NYU so the difference is even more than 54k. Since you want CA, where NYU does not really have any relative strength over Michigan, I'd say Michigan.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Seems a bit premature considering NYU aid isn't even out yet.

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