Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

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Which school should I pick?

Berkeley
11
58%
Cornell (45k)
5
26%
Michigan (30k)
3
16%
 
Total votes: 19

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Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby SLS_AMG » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Hi guys - any suggestions?

I have a slight preference for Berkeley, but have yet to hear from them regarding financial aid. I would like a big law job if possible, with slight preference being for one in CA, then NY.

No ties to any big law market. I would like to have portability with my degree if possible.


Thanks!

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:30 pm

Ties to CA? How slight a preference for CA? In-state at Berkeley?

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby SLS_AMG » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:32 pm

Well, I would say my ideal job would be CA big law, but I would prefer NY big law, Chicago big law, etc. over any other job.

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:34 pm

are those per year or total numbers?

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby SLS_AMG » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:34 pm

Total

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:37 pm

Projected debt at graduation (assuming no tuition increases, as well as including interest):

Berkeley - 260k (in-state)
Cornell - 210k
UMich - 200k

I'd pick your favorite of Cornell/UMich. Though if you absolutely loved CA I could see an argument for Berkeley but if it's only a slight preference I'm not sure it's worth 50-60k.

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:40 pm

bk1 wrote:Projected debt at graduation (assuming no tuition increases, as well as including interest):

Berkeley - 260k (in-state)
Cornell - 210k
UMich - 200k

I'd pick your favorite of Cornell/UMich. Though if you absolutely loved CA I could see an argument for Berkeley but if it's only a slight preference I'm not sure it's worth 50-60k.


You sure about those in-state numbers?

But yea, I agree with BK. If you truly want Big Law in NYC, it seems Cornell would be the better choice. Otherwise Michigan might offer more flexibility.

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:41 pm

paulshortys10 wrote:You sure about those in-state numbers?


Yes.

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Re: Berkeley vs. Cornell (45k) vs. Michigan (30k)

Postby clone22 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:47 pm

depends on how much you want to do big law. also ask around berkley how c/o 2013 did at OCI this year. cornell seems to have killed it at OCI (or AJF, technically) this year (80-85% of class getting an offer). So depending on how the cali market is recovering/berkley is doing your decision might be a tough one.




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