Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

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Which School?

Chicago (~73k total debt)
38
75%
Michigan (~38.5k total debt)
13
25%
 
Total votes: 51

seniorgoon
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Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby seniorgoon » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:41 pm

Chicago at that price is a steal. I'd go there.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Urban or campus setting ? If open to either, then Chicago's placement stats easily justify the cost difference.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Chicago at that price is a steal. I'd go there.

This. PresTTTige for the cheap for the win.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby cubbiesyear » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:07 pm

Chicago at that price is fricken awesome and I'd go there.

But if you want to stay in Michigan, graduating from UM with 40k of debt is totally reasonable over nearly any option.

Congrats! Can't go wrong!

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby quiver » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 pm

seniorgoon wrote:I am from Michigan and I would like to stay in the Midwest after law school (either in Michigan or Chicago, really). I haven't really ruled out many options with regard to what kind of job I ultimately want.
Can't go wrong either way. Chicago gives you a slightly better chance at biglaw and I think their revamped LRAP is slightly better if you go the gov/PI route (although you won't have too much in loans anyway). I'd probably visit both choose whichever you like better.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby IAFG » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:59 pm

I agree that you should visit the UChi campus, if you haven't already, but it's still probably the better choice.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:08 am

IAFG wrote:I agree that you should visit the UChi campus, if you haven't already, but it's still probably the better choice.


Eh, I'd not visit, the job prospects seal the deal. No need to know how shitty those three years are going to be before hand. Let that shit get ripped off like a bandaid in Sept.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby IAFG » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:11 am

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:I agree that you should visit the UChi campus, if you haven't already, but it's still probably the better choice.


Eh, I'd not visit, the job prospects seal the deal. No need to know how shitty those three years are going to be before hand. Let that shit get ripped off like a bandaid in Sept.

Michigan is essentially free though. And UChi is... a niche taste.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:14 am

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:I agree that you should visit the UChi campus, if you haven't already, but it's still probably the better choice.


Eh, I'd not visit, the job prospects seal the deal. No need to know how shitty those three years are going to be before hand. Let that shit get ripped off like a bandaid in Sept.

Michigan is essentially free though. And UChi is... a niche taste.

well put.

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby hung jury » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:55 am

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:I agree that you should visit the UChi campus, if you haven't already, but it's still probably the better choice.


Eh, I'd not visit, the job prospects seal the deal. No need to know how shitty those three years are going to be before hand. Let that shit get ripped off like a bandaid in Sept.


+1

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Re: Chicago v. Michigan: A $34.5k Decision

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:24 am

Desert Fox wrote:Chicago at that price is a steal. I'd go there.




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