UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

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UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Wisconsin (in state plus 7k/year)
5
45%
Emory (84k)
5
45%
Vandy (sticker)
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

sherman422
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UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby sherman422 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:24 pm

UW-Madison undergrad; 3.7/167.

I grew up in Wisconsin. I would really like to get out of there for a while, but I would like the option of going back to the midwest.

I loved both Emory and Vandy when I visited. Heelllpppp me please :)

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:26 pm

I'm sorry, but Wisconsin here is definitely the right choice. Emory doesn't have enough portability to get you back to Wisconsin, and Vandy at sticker is a non starter unless your parents are contributing.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby sherman422 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:27 pm

i would be happy working initially in any region. also, i was born in DC, if that is worth anything?

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby romothesavior » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:33 pm

What is the total COA for each?

I love Vandy and I think it could get you back to the Midwest, but I don't think it is worth sticker for you. Emory might be able to get you back to your home market with the grades, but I also tend to think Wisconsin is the winner here. You have the ties, it is the cheapest, and you would be passing up on networking opportunities throughout the year if you left. In general, relocating to another region for law school just to "get away" is not the best idea. I think no matter where you go, the best odds of you getting a solid job are going to be back home in Wisconsin, so you should probably stay in Wisconsin for that reason.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:38 pm

romothesavior wrote:What is the total COA for each?

I love Vandy and I think it could get you back to the Midwest, but I don't think it is worth sticker for you. Emory might be able to get you back to your home market with the grades, but I also tend to think Wisconsin is the winner here. You have the ties, it is the cheapest, and you would be passing up on networking opportunities throughout the year if you left. In general, relocating to another region for law school just to "get away" is not the best idea. I think no matter where you go, the best odds of you getting a solid job are going to be back home in Wisconsin, so you should probably stay in Wisconsin for that reason.

This.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby sherman422 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:38 pm

Well, I am asking for help because I am not sure where I want to work, and I really don't want to end up "stuck" in Wisconsin after graduation. Do you think a WI law degree has any mobility outside of the region?

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby flem » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:41 pm

sherman422 wrote:Well, I am asking for help because I am not sure where I want to work, and I really don't want to end up "stuck" in Wisconsin after graduation. Do you think a WI law degree has any mobility outside of the region?


1) Well, that would be important to figure out
2) Not rly

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby romothesavior » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:43 pm

How much will Emory and Wisconsin cost you?

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby sherman422 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:45 pm

they will cost about the same to attend, and my parents are helping me some.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby minnbills » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:46 pm

Wisconsin. In-state tuition is, what? 19k/yr? I think you'd be a fool to walk away from that for Vandy with no $$.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby flem » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 pm

sherman422 wrote:they will cost about the same to attend, and my parents are helping me some.


How's your network in WI? Emory might be able to get you back there if you could line a job up afterwards, but would open up a different region to you.

That being said, just remember all of these schools are regional, with Vandy being the most mobile but not exactly nationally mobile.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:52 pm

sherman422 wrote:they will cost about the same to attend, and my parents are helping me some.

:?: emory's gonna cost you like 30k more dude (5k in tuition, ~5k COL)

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:08 pm

Wisconsin, but feel free to vacation elsewhere.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby 2014 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:52 pm

Is Minnesota with $$ an option? Seems like a feasible way to still get back to Wisconsin but have a change of pace from Madison.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby hncsarge34 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:13 pm

Don't forget that UW graduates are automatically admitted to the Wisconsin Bar.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby sherman422 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:03 pm

minnesota would be a great option!!! but currently i am on their waitlist....go figure

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:15 pm

sherman422 wrote:minnesota would be a great option!!! but currently i am on their waitlist....go figure


Have you sent a LOCI? Im attending there in the fall and the seat deposit is at the end of the week. Now would be a good time to send them something.

sherman422 wrote:they will cost about the same to attend, and my parents are helping me some.


Well if this is the case... Vandy.

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Re: UW vs. Vandy vs. Emory

Postby Gail » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:39 pm

sherman422 wrote:minnesota would be a great option!!! but currently i am on their waitlist....go figure


Wisconsin is a good school and it can get you into Chicago at least. Emory probably cannot. 14 lawyers on Martindale from Emory made it back to Wisconsin. None of whom were associates.

I don't know much about Wisconsin, but if you want to be in the midwest, it's a really good option thanks to the auto-bar.




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