Texas vs. Northwestern

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Texas
42
66%
Northwestern
22
34%
 
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emkay625
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Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:25 pm

I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:28 pm

Big law in Texas, UT

Big law anywhere else, Northwestern.

Also, scholly?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby thexfactor » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:29 pm

emkay625 wrote:I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.


I'm assuming you have ties to texas. I might do Northwestern just because it gives you a better chance at biglaw. You can always go back to Texas with a Northwestern degree. If you ever change your mind,NW will also open up more doors in terms biglaw NY etc....

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby moneybagsphd » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:30 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Big law in Texas, UT

Big law anywhere else, Northwestern.

TITCR (and you know it).

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby moneybagsphd » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:36 pm

thexfactor wrote:
emkay625 wrote:I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.


I'm assuming you have ties to texas. I might do Northwestern just because it gives you a better chance at biglaw. You can always go back to Texas with a Northwestern degree. If you ever change your mind,NW will also open up more doors in terms biglaw NY etc....

Maybe if the topic was T10 with ties or UT, I'd agree...

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby thexfactor » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:37 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
thexfactor wrote:
emkay625 wrote:I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.


I'm assuming you have ties to texas. I might do Northwestern just because it gives you a better chance at biglaw. You can always go back to Texas with a Northwestern degree. If you ever change your mind,NW will also open up more doors in terms biglaw NY etc....

Maybe if the topic was T10 with ties or UT, I'd agree...



The original post:
I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.

I read that as implying that she left texas and now wants to come back. I'm implying that she has ties and she didn't mean it as going back for vacation lol.
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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby bdubs » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:37 pm

In state?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby ahnhub » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:39 pm

Are you dead-set on Texas Biglaw, or would you be willing to move to another major city, at least for the short term?

I would think your absolute chance at landing Biglaw anywhere would be significantly higher at NU.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Big law in Texas, UT

Big law anywhere else, Northwestern.

Also, scholly?


Don't know from either.....probably none from either given their history with fin. aid.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:47 pm

thexfactor wrote:
emkay625 wrote:I cannot believe I am getting to post this.

I got into Texas off of the waitlist. I am thrilled. shocked. started to sob.

HOWEVER, I have pause.

I want to end up back in Texas. Fo sho. However, I also want big law.

discuss.


I'm assuming you have ties to texas. I might do Northwestern just because it gives you a better chance at biglaw. You can always go back to Texas with a Northwestern degree. If you ever change your mind,NW will also open up more doors in terms biglaw NY etc....


yeah, tx resident, went to texas for undergrad. have no desire to work anywhere else.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:47 pm

bdubs wrote:In state?


Yes.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:50 pm

ahnhub wrote:Are you dead-set on Texas Biglaw, or would you be willing to move to another major city, at least for the short term?

I would think your absolute chance at landing Biglaw anywhere would be significantly higher at NU.


the preference is as follows:

1. Texas big law
2. any job in texas making more than $100K
3. big law other places
4. jobs other places making more than 100K
5. any kind of legal employment in texas
6. any kind of legal employment elsewhere

what is giving me pause is the new nlj percentages - nu at 52% and texas at 21%. otherwise i'd go to texas no contest. what do the other 80% at texas do?! is there a large number of firms who just aren't njl 250 in texas that are paying decent private sector salaries?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby bdubs » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:55 pm

Are you from Dallas, Houston, Austin, or other?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby D-hops » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:55 pm

While I can't know how Texas law firms look at Northwestern students compared to Texas ones, I do know that competition for spots at Texas firms is very low at NU because not a lot of people look to that market. On the other hand, Texas big law is a lot more competitive at Texas. To the extent that firms have made an investment in coming to OCI at NU and want to hire a few NU grads, it may be easier to get a callback and offer coming from NU.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:56 pm

Texas.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:08 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Big law in Texas, UT

Big law anywhere else, Northwestern.

TITCR (and you know it).

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby de5igual » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:26 pm

emkay625 wrote:
ahnhub wrote:Are you dead-set on Texas Biglaw, or would you be willing to move to another major city, at least for the short term?

I would think your absolute chance at landing Biglaw anywhere would be significantly higher at NU.


the preference is as follows:

1. Texas big law
2. any job in texas making more than $100K
3. big law other places
4. jobs other places making more than 100K
5. any kind of legal employment in texas
6. any kind of legal employment elsewhere

what is giving me pause is the new nlj percentages - nu at 52% and texas at 21%. otherwise i'd go to texas no contest. what do the other 80% at texas do?! is there a large number of firms who just aren't njl 250 in texas that are paying decent private sector salaries?


There are a number of non-nlj 250 firms, but not enough to make up the 30% disparity. If it's TX biglaw, then NU with Texas ties probably makes you stand out from the crowd a bit more. If it's TX mid-ish law and general legal employment in TX, then UT will probably be more advantageous; all other places (e.g., NYC and Chicago) it's NU by a considerable margin.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby crit_racer » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:55 pm

Ask UT for $

I'm a splitter that was admitted off the WL last year (in state as well) and was given a little bit of a scholly. $ from Vandy, et al?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby Kikero » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:58 pm

crit_racer wrote:Ask UT for $

I'm a splitter that was admitted off the WL last year (in state as well) and was given a little bit of a scholly. $ from Vandy, et al?

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 am

Texas lawl firms are going to want to know why you made this decision. Make it easy on yourself. Stay in Texas.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby emkay625 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 am

bdubs wrote:Are you from Dallas, Houston, Austin, or other?


Grew up in Houston, went to UT, spent a quick 2 years working in Kentucky, now work in San Antonio.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby Flash » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:13 am

I don't know if it's the same at NW, but Chicago people with Texas ties have no trouble getting Texas biglaw.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby bdubs » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:52 am

emkay625 wrote:
bdubs wrote:Are you from Dallas, Houston, Austin, or other?


Grew up in Houston, went to UT, spent a quick 2 years working in Kentucky, now work in San Antonio.


I think you'd be OK at either one, but I would probably choose UT if I were in your shoes. Houston seems to have a pretty solid job market. The difference in debt would be substantial. You will risk a greater likelihood of unemployment, but it's probably worth it if you're not too risk averse.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby NW Transplant » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:23 am

Given what a good-ole-boy state Texas is... UT.

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Re: Texas vs. Northwestern

Postby apeopleshistory » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:21 am

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