Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

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Cornell vs. GULC

Cornell
46
92%
Georgetown
4
8%
 
Total votes: 50

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Chucky21
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Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby Chucky21 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Hi everyone, I am trying to decide between Cornell or Georgetown and I want the best opportunity for biglaw. Cornell has the most grads going to biglaw, but gulc boasts the most partners. Is one school better than the other when it comes to this issue? I would also be more interested in working in new york. Thanks.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby T00L » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Chucky21 wrote:Hi everyone, I am trying to decide between Cornell or Georgetown and I want the best opportunity for biglaw. Cornell has the most grads going to biglaw, but gulc boasts the most partners. Is one school better than the other when it comes to this issue? I would also be more interested in working in new york. Thanks.


Cornell. Easily. Unless there's $$ at Gtown.... or you're just dying to give the old in out in out to Rick Santorum

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Most biglaw jobs are in NYC; Cornell is a small law school that places big in NYC.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:46 pm

Partner placement really doesn't matter because 1) there's too little data for any results be statistically significant, and 2) becoming partner is a function of how you perform as an associate in biglaw. 0L opinion here, but I doubt someone from HYS would make partner over someone from a even T20 if the T20 grad is performing better. Basically, if your decision is between these two, and you want biglaw, go to Cornell (especially if you prefer NYC).

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby Chucky21 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:23 pm

Cool thanks, this is what I've been thinking, just wanted some other opinions. Does the fact that Cornell is ivyleague make a difference?

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:23 pm

No.

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Lincoln
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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby Lincoln » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:31 pm

PM me if you have any questions about Cornell and placing into NYC BigLaw. (2L, NYC-bound).

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby Ronburgandy2468 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:37 pm

Whoever voted Georgetown is a troll.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby KMaine » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:44 pm

I am sure that there are reasons to choose GT over Cornell, but if you are just trying to make 160K out of the box, Cornell gives you the better shot. To repeat what others have said, I wouldn't read too much into the partnership numbers; it doesn't matter that Cornell is Ivy League.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby lawyerwannabe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:18 pm

Chucky21 wrote:Hi everyone, I am trying to decide between Cornell or Georgetown and I want the best opportunity for biglaw. Cornell has the most grads going to biglaw, but gulc boasts the most partners. Is one school better than the other when it comes to this issue? I would also be more interested in working in new york. Thanks.


Your making a mistake in your final sentence. Cornell sends a higher percentage of students into BigLaw, but, undoubtedly, GULC has more partners because their class sizes are huge. That does not mean that your chances of making partner out of Cornell are worse than those same chances coming from GULC.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:23 pm

Cornell without a second thought.

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby FlanAl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:26 pm

there should be a few threads on this. I had to make this decision last year. Small school just seems better than big school. I'd also probably take Ithaca over DC but I think to many people that makes me weird. (i've only ever lived in large cities so its not like I'm a small town guy)

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Re: Cornell or Georgetown for Biglaw

Postby 062914123 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:49 am

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