Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

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Mich 67$ vs Cornell XXX

Poll ended at Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:36 am

Mich $67k
10
67%
Cornell ~$67k
3
20%
Cornell $80k
1
7%
Cornell $100k+
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

muddup
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Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby muddup » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:36 am

Short time lurker.

I read the NLJ250 stats and it didn't look very good for Michigan, so I'd like to hear your thoughts on what kind of offer from Cornell (still waiting for scholly) would make it worth going to over Michigan, who has offered $67k.

Preferences:
1. I think I have to go to Biglaw because they can help me get work VISA.
2. If 1., then I will go to NYC. I don't want to work anywhere else.

Thank you so much! All helpful comments are appreciated.

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bk1
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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby bk1 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:28 am

UMich and Cornell are roughly peer schools. Cornell did better in the recent data because UMich's CSO gave bad advice to their students (telling them to bid Chicago over NYC).

If Mich is cheaper, you should easily go to Mich. I wouldn't take Cornell unless they were significantly cheaper or they were the same price and you preferred them.

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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby catwomangirl » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:13 am

Remember to look at their scholly offer AND their tuition. Cornell is like $5000 more per year.

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KMaine
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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby KMaine » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:23 am

You shouldn't worry too much about year to year fluctuations in data. Michigan is a slightly better school than Cornell, but you wouldn't be crazy to pick Cornell at equal price.

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dingbat
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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby dingbat » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:05 am

Cornel has better placement in NY, but a lot of that is self-selected. Cornell is probably worth a few thousand more than Michigan in your case (only want NY biglaw), but not a lot more.
Do you onl have a student visa? How would that affect your ability to work during the summers? Would you be able to accept an SA position?

Which country are you coming from? There may be an alternative path available

muddup
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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby muddup » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:22 pm

Ok thanks, I get the idea. I saw a few applicants on LSN with similar numbers (low 170s, with ~3.8) getting $100+ from Cornell; but I'll not worry about Cornell unless they offer so high.

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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:24 pm

Michigan unless focused on NYC employment after law school. If so, then Cornell if offered a similiar scholarship.

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Re: Foreign applicant: Mich $$ vs Cornell

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:28 pm

I would definitely go Michigan with that $67k, unless Cornell's scholly comes close AND you want NYC biglaw after school.




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