$100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

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NDIrish2012
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$100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby NDIrish2012 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi, does anyone care to offer their opinion on choosing between ND with slightly over $100K in scholarship vs. Georgetown (with potentially no money). I have not heard back from GTown regarding scholarship, but I doubt I will receive much if anything.

My goal is NYC biglaw. I am horrified at the prospect of going to ND where the employment rate last year into the NLJ250 was somewhere around 13% whereas it is around 30% at Georgetown. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2543436520

Another concern is the regional reputation of ND. I really don't want to work in Chicago/ the midwest... I really do want to be in NYC.

On the other hand, I am weary about NYC biglaw coming out of Georgetown as well, based on some things I have read on this site...

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby kaiser » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:15 pm

I wouldn't go to ND with the expectation of working in NYC. ND, according to the most recent NLJ250 list of go-to schools, placed all of 26 people (out of about 190) into any NLJ positions. I would imagine that the majority of these people are in areas relatively close to ND such as Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, etc. Thus, the number of people that secured SA's in NY could probably be counted in a single hand. I wouldn't make a bet when the odds are all of 2.5-3% of winning.

That being said, I think its ridiculous to pay the extra 100K for G-Town. I would urge you to be more flexible geographically because I would absolutely take ND with 100K over G-Town at sticker. This is obviously a matter of preference and perhaps your circumstances are different than mine.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:25 pm

Neither if your goal is NYC big law.

However, Notre Dame would probably be the better choice overall.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:34 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Neither if your goal is NYC big law.

However, Notre Dame would probably be the better choice overall.


This sounds about right to me.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby Chucky21 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:46 pm

If nyc biglaw is your goal then GULC is your best bet. Even though 30% place into biglaw you have to take into account that a lot of the people there are PI oriented and do not want biglaw. ND won't get you anywhere near where you want to be.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:47 pm

Do you have any other options? Neither of these seems to suit you. I don't care if ND is free, I wouldn't go there if I were dead set against living in the Midwest....

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:02 pm

With a 173/3.5 & targeting NYC, you should have done a much better job of thinking ahead. Cornell is the easy answer and Penn ED should have been explored.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby Gail » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:12 pm

This year has not been good for people who decided to take real majors + minors in UG. I'm guessing you were rejected/WL by NYU, Columbia, Penn, and Cornell?

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:12 pm

Please go to Georgetown. I applied to ND and want that money to go back in the pot. LOL!!!

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:14 pm

ND. 100k is a lot, ND isn't bad and GT isn't a can't miss.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby NDIrish2012 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:25 pm

Gail wrote:This year has not been good for people who decided to take real majors + minors in UG. I'm guessing you were rejected/WL by NYU, Columbia, Penn, and Cornell?


Haha so true my "low" gpa has wreaked havoc on my applications. I have been WL by columbia, penn, michigan, virginia, and duke. I'm expecting a WL from NYU (under review since 1/22). And I have yet to receive a decision from Cornell.

I applied very late in the cycle. Ultimately I think I would choose NYU or Cornell given my career goals. I'm really hoping one of those two will come through.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:31 pm

Fordham at 100 would be ideal for u op.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby hung jury » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:33 pm

NDIrish2012 wrote:
Gail wrote:This year has not been good for people who decided to take real majors + minors in UG. I'm guessing you were rejected/WL by NYU, Columbia, Penn, and Cornell?


Haha so true my "low" gpa has wreaked havoc on my applications. I have been WL by columbia, penn, michigan, virginia, and duke. I'm expecting a WL from NYU (under review since 1/22). And I have yet to receive a decision from Cornell.

I applied very late in the cycle.
Ultimately I think I would choose NYU or Cornell given my career goals. I'm really hoping one of those two will come through.


What I'd do: Sit this cycle out or try the waitlists at the betters schools and apply in October of next year. Georgetown is a risk that isn't necessary given the numbers, and all evidence points to law school admissions continuing to soften up.

Applying late is an easy way to do worse than your numbers.

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Re: $100,000+ Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Postby mattviphky » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:15 pm

If you are so dead set on NYC, then neither. Wait out all these waitlists, and if nothing happens, just reapply early next year...but according to lsn, you should be fine with nyu.http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats




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