For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

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For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Northwestern University
5
29%
Georgetown University
1
6%
Cornell University
3
18%
University of California, Irvine ($30,000/year scholarship)
1
6%
University of California, Davis ($30,000/year scholarship)
6
35%
University of California, Hastings
1
6%
 
Total votes: 17

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For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Postby UCD undergrad » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:50 am

I'm a senior at UC Davis who has been admitted to the named law schools. My goal would be to end up back in Northern California either at an SF top-250 firm or government work in Sacramento. I would be around $300k in debt after NU, GULC, and Cornell, and around $80k at UCI and UCD.

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Re: For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Postby bk1 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:57 am

I think the real question is what would you want to do if you don't end up at a top firm in NorCal (which are tough to get because they are rare and even rarer after the economic crash) or CA gov work (which is tough to get since hiring freezes and cutbacks have killed a lot of jobs).

If your backup plan would be to work in a small firm in NorCal, then I'd take UCD or UCI (not UCH since it's a peer of those schools and costs more). Basically if working in CA is more important than the job type then take UCD/UCI.

If your backup plan would be to work in a top firm somewhere else (e.g. NYC) or possibly non-CA fed gov work, I'd take your pick of NU/Cornell/GULC. Basically if the job type itself is more important than the location then take NU/Cornell/GULC.

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Re: For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Postby woeisme » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:02 am

bk1 wrote:I think the real question is what would you want to do if you don't end up at a top firm in NorCal (which are tough to get because they are rare and even rarer after the economic crash) or CA gov work (which is tough to get since hiring freezes and cutbacks have killed a lot of jobs).

If your backup plan would be to work in a small firm in NorCal, then I'd take UCD or UCI (not UCH since it's a peer of those schools and costs more). Basically if working in CA is more important than the job type then take UCD/UCI.

If your backup plan would be to work in a top firm somewhere else (e.g. NYC) or possibly non-CA fed gov work, I'd take your pick of NU/Cornell/GULC. Basically if the job type itself is more important than the location then take NU/Cornell/GULC.


I endorse this post in its entirety (though I'd prolly throw out GULC).
Last edited by woeisme on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Postby bdubs » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:05 am

Do you have an IP background?

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Re: For Nor Cal firms-NU, GULC, Cornell, UCI (30k), UCD(30k) UCH

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:47 am

bk1 wrote:I think the real question is what would you want to do if you don't end up at a top firm in NorCal (which are tough to get because they are rare and even rarer after the economic crash) or CA gov work (which is tough to get since hiring freezes and cutbacks have killed a lot of jobs).

If your backup plan would be to work in a small firm in NorCal, then I'd take UCD or UCI (not UCH since it's a peer of those schools and costs more). Basically if working in CA is more important than the job type then take UCD/UCI.

If your backup plan would be to work in a top firm somewhere else (e.g. NYC) or possibly non-CA fed gov work, I'd take your pick of NU/Cornell/GULC. Basically if the job type itself is more important than the location then take NU/Cornell/GULC.


Great analysis, bk.




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