UGA or Vanderbilt

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UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby jjh32 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:15 pm

I'm torn. I've been accepted at both with $90,000 at Vanderbilt and $22,500 at UGA (with in-state tuition). I'm from Atlanta and went to UGA for undergrad, and even though I am more than ready to get out of Athens, I'm also trying to be careful about how much debt I take on. When you factor in cost of living, books, fees, etc. for all three years, it basically comes down to whether or not Vandy is worth an extra ~$30,000.

As far as what I want to do post graduation, I'm definitely leaning towards going into the private sector. For now, I see myself coming back to Atlanta, but I like the fact that Vanderbilt does have a bigger reach and won't confine me to Georgia, which would give me more options. Thoughts?

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:19 pm

Dawg you got $90k from Vanderbilt, you are considering going back to ATL (Vanderbilt does better with large firms for the few positions that are left), AND you maybe want some geographic reach (though I'd add the caveat that it's hard to break into non NYC/DC markets without ties)???

UGA is the WRONG choice for you brah

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:24 pm

Two good options, in my opinion, but Vanderbilt is the better option if you are "ready to get out of Athens". Did you apply to Virginia ?

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:25 pm

rad lulz wrote:Dawg you got $90k from Vanderbilt, you are considering going back to ATL (Vanderbilt does better with large firms for the few positions that are left), AND you maybe want some geographic reach (though I'd add the caveat that it's hard to break into non NYC/DC markets without ties)???

UGA is the WRONG choice for you brah
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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby flem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:32 pm

Vanderbilt doubles your chances of getting a job that doesn't suck and has good lay prestige.

UGA leaves you with a very likely chance of doing DUI defense in Warner-Robbins.

Your call!

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:36 pm

Career goals?

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:53 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:Career goals?

OP wants private practice

Basically unless OP wants his practice to be a DUI firm in Warner Robbins (in which case UGA is a better choice), you go to Vanderbilt.

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby johansantana21 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:54 pm

I wish all choices in life were this easy.

Vanderbilt.

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby flem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:12 pm

rad lulz wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Career goals?

OP wants private practice

Basically unless OP wants his practice to be a DUI firm in Warner Robbins (in which case UGA is a better choice), you go to Vanderbilt.


Big DogBite Law bro

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Just wondering here-

Say OP doesn't want big law, but rather government/PI/small law. Why wouldn't paying a total of 20-25k at UGA + col be the obvious choice over paying probably 1.5-2x that (factoring in tuish + col) at Vandy? Does Vandy place that much better in those three fields that I listed and does UGA really place that poorly?

I know OP wants private p, but just entertain my hypo..

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby flem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:07 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:Just wondering here-

Say OP doesn't want big law, but rather government/PI/small law. Why wouldn't paying a total of 20-25k at UGA + col be the obvious choice over paying probably 1.5-2x that (factoring in tuish + col) at Vandy? Does Vandy place that much better in those three fields that I listed and does UGA really place that poorly?

I know OP wants private p, but just entertain my hypo..


Vandy has really good LRAP. I don't know about UGA

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby johansantana21 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:11 pm

flem wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Just wondering here-

Say OP doesn't want big law, but rather government/PI/small law. Why wouldn't paying a total of 20-25k at UGA + col be the obvious choice over paying probably 1.5-2x that (factoring in tuish + col) at Vandy? Does Vandy place that much better in those three fields that I listed and does UGA really place that poorly?

I know OP wants private p, but just entertain my hypo..


Vandy has really good LRAP. I don't know about UGA


I thought Vandy's LRAP was subpar.

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby flem » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:16 pm

johansantana21 wrote:
flem wrote:
RodneyBoonfield wrote:Just wondering here-

Say OP doesn't want big law, but rather government/PI/small law. Why wouldn't paying a total of 20-25k at UGA + col be the obvious choice over paying probably 1.5-2x that (factoring in tuish + col) at Vandy? Does Vandy place that much better in those three fields that I listed and does UGA really place that poorly?

I know OP wants private p, but just entertain my hypo..


Vandy has really good LRAP. I don't know about UGA


I thought Vandy's LRAP was subpar.


I could be thinking of something else, but I remember it being good. Perhaps rad can elaborate

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:20 pm

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:40 pm

Vandy fo sho.

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby romothesavior » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:12 am

Vanderbilt by many miles.

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Re: UGA or Vanderbilt

Postby JasonR » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:40 am

Vandy. Easiest choice ever.




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