Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

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Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Cornell
35
76%
Duke
11
24%
 
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wot1990
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Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby wot1990 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:40 am

So what do you guys think? I know Cornell has a strong reputation for placement in NY. How does it compare to Duke?

Which would be the better choice for someone who wants biglaw in NY?

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T00L
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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby T00L » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:44 am

I think you answered your question. If you are SURE about NY, Cornell is probably the ~60% better call. Both would do it though...

EDIT: its probably more about whether or not youd like to go to school in the cold, ha.

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goldenflash19
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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby goldenflash19 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:07 am

Have you received a scholly @ either?

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Chucky21
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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby Chucky21 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:07 pm

wot1990 wrote:So what do you guys think? I know Cornell has a strong reputation for placement in NY. How does it compare to Duke?

Which would be the better choice for someone who wants biglaw in NY?


Cornell would be a favorite in NYC, but again Duke does well also, you cannot go wrong at either, but I think Cornell does have a slight edge.

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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby wot1990 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:34 pm

goldenflash19 wrote:Have you received a scholly @ either?


Assuming sticker.

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Mr. Somebody
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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:39 pm

I would give Cornell the edge here but you can't go wrong with Duke either. Duke also has a lower COA, I believe, so make sure you take that into account once you start hearing about schollies.

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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby whitman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:39 pm

Cornell costs $53,150/year. Duke costs $47,000. That's an $18,450 difference over three years. People forget that all stickers are not created equal. I was excited about my $30,000 Cornell scholarship until I realized that barely dipped under sticker at Duke. I'm not sure I'd be up for plunking down that kind of dough for Cornell at sticker, but it might give you a slightly better shot at NYC biglaw than Duke. I'm not sure I would have done any school at sticker, though. If you're comfortable with a ton of debt, then I guess go to Cornell. Historically, though, aside from last year, Duke has done at least as well in the NLJ250 placement rankings.

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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby T00L » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:44 pm

whitman wrote:Cornell costs $53,150/year. Duke costs $47,000. That's an $18,450 difference over three years. People forget that all stickers are not created equal. I was excited about my $30,000 Cornell scholarship until I realized that barely dipped under sticker at Duke. I'm not sure I'd be up for plunking down that kind of dough for Cornell at sticker, but it might give you a slightly better shot at NYC biglaw than Duke. I'm not sure I would have done any school at sticker, though. If you're comfortable with a ton of debt, then I guess go to Cornell. Historically, though, aside from last year, Duke has done at least as well in the NLJ250 placement rankings.


i believe duke's COL is lower too, no?

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Re: Cornell or Duke for NYC Biglaw

Postby john1990 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:17 pm

Cornell for NYC




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