Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

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What's my best option?

Duke w/ $72,000
11
48%
Vandy w/$95,000
1
4%
UCLA w/ $87,500 + in-state tuition
10
43%
UT w/ $54,000 + in-state tuition
1
4%
 
Total votes: 23

caseyc16
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Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

Postby caseyc16 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:28 am

Hi all,

I'd appreciate any input you guys have in helping me make this tricky situation. I just got back from visiting these schools and am now more confused than ever. Each school was impressive in its own way. I am from the bay area and want to end up working in CA, preferrably the bay area but I wouldn't mind working in LA. I graduated from undergrad in December so I'm basically coming from right out of school. While I am not opposed to big law I don't want to feel forced into a position because of mass amounts of debt. Any and all opinions are appreciated!

Thank you!

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:33 am

I think this comes down to Duke or UCLA.

What's the total COA for these schools?

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bk1
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Re: Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:35 am

I agree it comes down to Duke or UCLA. Duke has the best overall job prospects whereas UCLA has the best chance of getting you a job in CA (including NorCal).

What do you want to do if you don't want to do biglaw?

CanadianWolf
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Re: Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:38 am

UCLA.

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top30man
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Re: Duke v. Vandy v. UCLA v. UT

Postby top30man » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:59 am

Doorkeeper wrote:I think this comes down to Duke or UCLA.

What's the total COA for these schools?

Agreed. I'd lean duke. That's a decent scholarship and it will get you back with your great ties. An argument could easily be made for ucla as well. It's certainly less risky.




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