Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

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Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby FishOil » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:02 pm

I was going to hold off on asking for advice until I had all the decisions back, but am getting kind of nervous/anxious...

I have been accepted to the above schools and the only one that has offered any kind of assistance is UT (lowered tuition to resident status + $15000 a year). I pretty much blanketed the T14 (minus GT and Cornell) and have been WL/rejected/ or haven't heard back (Mich, Virg., UChi).

I grew up in CA. I eventually want to make it back out here when I settle down, but don't mind having a career elsewhere. Career goals are BigLaw or Clerkship.

I am not particularly risk/debt averse, but paying sticker + COL in NY is daunting. Likewise, the (~93k) scholarship at UT still puts me in the 6 figure debt range for a large drop (T6 to outside T14). Assuming I do not get in to MV or Chi, what are my options.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:03 pm

Gotta wait until you get your scholly info from Columbia and NYU.

Even then, Columbia/NYU gets you pretty close to biglaw secure, plus access to clerkships and academia if you do really well.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby Bronck » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 pm

I'd take CLS here.

If NYU ends up giving a good chunk more than CLS, then I'd take NYU.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Since you want biglaw/clerkship, aren't too particular about location, and aren't that debt averse, I think hands down T14 trumps those right below it (UT/Vandy/USC/UCLA).

IMO, it will come down to comparing $ at the various T14's you get accepted to so at this point, without scholly info, this thread is premature.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby FishOil » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm

Okay, thanks guys. I will come back when everything is finalized.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:18 pm

Did you apply for any of the NYU public interest scholarships ?

Do you want to live & work in NYC ? Texas ? Nashville/The South ?

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:28 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Gotta wait until you get your scholly info from Columbia and NYU.

Even then, Columbia/NYU gets you pretty close to biglaw secure, plus access to clerkships and academia if you do really well.


Lol wut? Have you seen the new NLJ numbers? I definitely would not say NYU makes you "big law secure."

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Gotta wait until you get your scholly info from Columbia and NYU.

Even then, Columbia/NYU gets you pretty close to biglaw secure, plus access to clerkships and academia if you do really well.


Lol wut? Have you seen the new NLJ numbers? I definitely would not say NYU makes you "big law secure."

Have you seen the year those were from?

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby Bronck » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Gotta wait until you get your scholly info from Columbia and NYU.

Even then, Columbia/NYU gets you pretty close to biglaw secure, plus access to clerkships and academia if you do really well.


Lol wut? Have you seen the new NLJ numbers? I definitely would not say NYU makes you "big law secure."


Lol. Didn't know that OCI 2009 numbers were relevant to OCI 2013.

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Re: Columbia/NYU vs. UT/Vandy/USC

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Bronck wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Gotta wait until you get your scholly info from Columbia and NYU.

Even then, Columbia/NYU gets you pretty close to biglaw secure, plus access to clerkships and academia if you do really well.


Lol wut? Have you seen the new NLJ numbers? I definitely would not say NYU makes you "big law secure."


Lol. Didn't know that OCI 2009 numbers were relevant to OCI 2013.


I would say that NYU's mean NLJ placement over the past 3 years (10th among T14s) would be more relevant than random, unsubstantiated anecdotes from NYU student posters. But if that's what you want to go by, knock yourself out.




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