Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

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Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:22 am

Hi guys!
I have to make a choice between these two schools: Depaul
U of Cincinnati
Depaul in an attractive city but with 2 T14'S
U of Cincinnati, a smaller market

Which school will lend me a better prospective job ?

Please help me.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:49 am

TCR here is Retake.

Barring that, U of Cinci will give you better legal job prospects. Biglaw is nonexsistant from both, though.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:15 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:TCR here is Retake.

Barring that, U of Cinci will give you better legal job prospects. Biglaw is nonexsistant from both, though.

Thx~

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:55 pm

Yeah, Cincinnati is alright if you want to stay in Cincinnati. Of course, you'll have competition from OSU and even Vanderbilt, but it's definitely the best law school in the immediate city area. It's much less competition than you'd have at Depaul, though. Cincinnati's a pretty decent mid-sized midwest city as well, but have you ever been before? Definitely visit and make sure you like it before committing because if you go, you'll almost definitely end up living there.

However, Ohio State is going to be your best bet in Ohio. Is it an option?

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CincinnatusND » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:38 pm

I'd say UC's Law College would likely give you a better outlook in Cincinnati than OSU's would. It is pretty well respected and has many alums in the area. If you wanted to practice north of Dayton though, OSU would be a much better option.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby romothesavior » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:06 pm

CarmenRose wrote:Hi guys!
I have to make a choice between these two schools: Depaul
U of Cincinnati
Depaul in an attractive city but with 2 T14'S
U of Cincinnati, a smaller market

Which school will lend me a better prospective job ?

Please help me.

Where are you from and how much will they cost?

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby cinephile » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:23 pm

UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:Yeah, Cincinnati is alright if you want to stay in Cincinnati. Of course, you'll have competition from OSU and even Vanderbilt, but it's definitely the best law school in the immediate city area. It's much less competition than you'd have at Depaul, though. Cincinnati's a pretty decent mid-sized midwest city as well, but have you ever been before? Definitely visit and make sure you like it before committing because if you go, you'll almost definitely end up living there.

However, Ohio State is going to be your best bet in Ohio. Is it an option?


Thank U
Unfortunately OSU is not my option at least until now.
If I will have more options than these two, credit you,I will arrange a visit before I get there

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby romothesavior » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:56 pm

romothesavior wrote:Where are you from and how much will they cost?

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby Gail » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:58 pm

I wouldn't go to DePaul without full ride. Chicago is still really soft according to lawyers in the area I've recently talked to.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:01 pm

cinephile wrote:UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

Thank you
Maybe I am one of them who have to surprise U
But I have only two options now....
For Depaul or Cincinnati I am totally fresh...
Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby wiscohopeful » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:05 pm

What kind of career are you looking for? Biglaw at DePaul is nonexistent. Back in the day if you were top 10% and LR you could snag something...not the case anymore. If you want to work state's atty or some PI then you have a better shot, though I know people there with top 10%, etc. and are having trouble finding work. I wouldn't go absent significant monies

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:05 pm

CarmenRose wrote:
cinephile wrote:UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

Thank you
Maybe I am one of them who have to surprise U
But I have only two options now....
For Depaul or Cincinnati I am totally fresh...
Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|


yikes. I'm from Cinci... It's insular. People want to know where you went to high school, who your people are, etc. I have no idea about the legal hiring there, but I can't imagine it's more open than that.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:08 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:Hi guys!
I have to make a choice between these two schools: Depaul
U of Cincinnati
Depaul in an attractive city but with 2 T14'S
U of Cincinnati, a smaller market

Which school will lend me a better prospective job ?

Please help me.

Where are you from and how much will they cost?

Depaul $39,000 but I got $60,000 3/year
Cincinnati $36,000 may got $5,000 a year

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby cdelgado » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Surely you're not considering UC without taking up their in state rate they give to metro students, right?

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby cinephile » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:35 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
cinephile wrote:UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

Thank you
Maybe I am one of them who have to surprise U
But I have only two options now....
For Depaul or Cincinnati I am totally fresh...
Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|


yikes. I'm from Cinci... It's insular. People want to know where you went to high school, who your people are, etc. I have no idea about the legal hiring there, but I can't imagine it's more open than that.


Yeah, this is exactly what I'm talking about. When I interviewed at home over winter break, everywhere I went asked me which high school I went to. That matters a lot. It would be pretty hard to articulate why you want to be here when you're not from the area.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby romothesavior » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:37 pm

CarmenRose wrote:Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|

They won't. One of the most insular markets there is.

CarmenRose wrote:Depaul $39,000 but I got $60,000 3/year
Cincinnati $36,000 may got $5,000 a year

Plus COL, so add another 50-70k, depending on where you go.

Also, I'm confused by your math. If you got 60k/3 years, that will make tuition over 60k/3 years. So 60k+ in tuition plus another 60k+ for COL = 120k+ for a degree at DePaul. Cincinnati's tuition for OOS is close to 40k I believe, so assuming you can get in-state after a year you're looking at 70-80k/3 years for tuition, plus another 50-60k in COL. So a Cincinnati degree is going to cost you about 120k+ as well.

In any case, spending 120k+ for a degree from either of these schools is just financially insane.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:40 pm

cdelgado wrote:Surely you're not considering UC without taking up their in state rate they give to metro students, right?


To be honestly, I am pretty not sure.
What I hanker is just a decent job which can feed me on my feet...or a least a job
So which school can give me a better chance to shot a job goes first
It is stupid to escape a cost-benefit analysis but I still think it's not a number problem
Otherwise if Depaul gave me a full-ride, that's another case

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:44 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|

They won't. One of the most insular markets there is.

CarmenRose wrote:Depaul $39,000 but I got $60,000 3/year
Cincinnati $36,000 may got $5,000 a year

Plus COL, so add another 50-70k, depending on where you go.

Also, I'm confused by your math. If you got 60k/3 years, that will make tuition over 60k/3 years. So 60k+ in tuition plus another 60k+ for COL = 120k+ for a degree at DePaul. Cincinnati's tuition for OOS is close to 40k I believe, so assuming you can get in-state after a year you're looking at 70-80k/3 years for tuition, plus another 50-60k in COL. So a Cincinnati degree is going to cost you about 120k+ as well.

In any case, spending 120k+ for a degree from either of these schools is just financially insane.


Your math do you credit.I got a little clearer about my situation

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:33 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
cinephile wrote:UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

Thank you
Maybe I am one of them who have to surprise U
But I have only two options now....
For Depaul or Cincinnati I am totally fresh...
Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|


yikes. I'm from Cinci... It's insular. People want to know where you went to high school, who your people are, etc. I have no idea about the legal hiring there, but I can't imagine it's more open than that.

Scarlet, you're from Cinci too?? I had no idea. But yeah, the high school thing is weird. And totally true.

But yeah, OP if you have any questions about Cinci, UC, or the area, I'll do my best to answer. I didn't go to UC, but I have lots of friends who did and know quite a bit about it.

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:25 am

Green Glass Windows wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
cinephile wrote:UC has released some pretty sobering employment statistics
--LinkRemoved--

But I imagine if you're from the area and know people, it'd be somewhat easier to land a job. It really surprises me when people who aren't from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky talk about possibly attending UC because ties mean a lot here.

That being said, I don't think Depaul would be much better.

Thank you
Maybe I am one of them who have to surprise U
But I have only two options now....
For Depaul or Cincinnati I am totally fresh...
Hope Cincinnati will greet newcomers :|


yikes. I'm from Cinci... It's insular. People want to know where you went to high school, who your people are, etc. I have no idea about the legal hiring there, but I can't imagine it's more open than that.

Scarlet, you're from Cinci too?? I had no idea. But yeah, the high school thing is weird. And totally true.

But yeah, OP if you have any questions about Cinci, UC, or the area, I'll do my best to answer. I didn't go to UC, but I have lots of friends who did and know quite a bit about it.


Thank you :D

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby Perdevise » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:05 pm

We should have a TLS Cincy-natives group.

At all the firms and legal nonprofits I've seen, UC grads dominate, with the occasional T-14 grad thrown in. Building ties and networking during three years may help offset not being a native.

Lol'ed at 'what high school did you attend?'

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Re: Depaul vs U of Cincinnati

Postby CarmenRose » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:14 pm

Perdevise wrote:We should have a TLS Cincy-natives group.

At all the firms and legal nonprofits I've seen, UC grads dominate, with the occasional T-14 grad thrown in. Building ties and networking during three years may help offset not being a native.

Lol'ed at 'what high school did you attend?'


Thank U
Your words somewhat console me




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