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Postby jkjd2015 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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Re: UVA v UT

Postby flem » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Texas. Don't look back. Good luck sir.

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Re: UVA v UT

Postby top30man » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:51 pm

I'd say UVA. You have a much better chance at big law in general. You can still get Texas but you'll have more markets in case you strike out in Texas.

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Re: UVA v UT

Postby twenty » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:56 pm

I don't think there's a wrong answer here. UVA will give you more options if you strike out at Texas first go around, obviously, and I think 40k is enough to justify going to UVA over UT. Especially if you're set on BigLaw.

On the other hand, if you have any reason (family, QoL, etc) to pick UT, that's cool too.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby jkjd2015 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:22 pm

Poll is really close, any more opinions?

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Re: UVA v UT

Postby abba12 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:35 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:I don't think there's a wrong answer here. UVA will give you more options if you strike out at Texas first go around, obviously, and I think 40k is enough to justify going to UVA over UT. Especially if you're set on BigLaw.


+1. Unless there's some additional factor you haven't mentioned that would weigh in UT's favor, I'd go with UVA.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby $$$$$$ » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:41 pm

UVA and its not close. Kids at UVA get Texas Big law with bottom 3rd grades fairly easily. And an extra 40K of debt, while a decent amount, is not enough to turn down UVA for Texas. Even if Austin is 1000X better

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby Nelson » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:46 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:UVA and its not close. Kids at UVA get Texas Big law with bottom 3rd grades fairly easily.

This is crazy talk.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby jkjd2015 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:50 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:UVA and its not close. Kids at UVA get Texas Big law with bottom 3rd grades fairly easily. And an extra 40K of debt, while a decent amount, is not enough to turn down UVA for Texas. Even if Austin is 1000X better


Are you a current student and how true is this?

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby bk1 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:52 pm

If, hypothetically you missed out on TX biglaw, would you rather:

Do biglaw work outside of TX? If so then UVA.
Do non-biglaw work inside of TX? If so then UT.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby jkjd2015 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:55 pm

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby bk1 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:56 pm

jkjd2015 wrote:Second choice would be NYC biglaw.


Then I'd probably take UVA.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Assuming you are from Texas and have the ties to get back, I say UVA. But man this is kind of a tossup.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby Dany » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:00 pm

I would go to UVA, but they're both great options. Good luck in making your decision!

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 pm

Depends. Do you prefer bow ties or bolo ties?

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 pm

Bedsole wrote:Depends. Do you prefer bow ties or bolo ties?

Haha, +1

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby Paul Campos » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:05 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:UVA and its not close. Kids at UVA get Texas Big law with bottom 3rd grades fairly easily. And an extra 40K of debt, while a decent amount, is not enough to turn down UVA for Texas. Even if Austin is 1000X better



UVA hired 64 people -- 17% of its 2011 class -- into short-term post-graduate fellowships because they didn't have a job of any kind, let alone "Texas Big law."

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:15 pm

Paul Campos wrote:
$$$$$$ wrote:UVA and its not close. Kids at UVA get Texas Big law with bottom 3rd grades fairly easily. And an extra 40K of debt, while a decent amount, is not enough to turn down UVA for Texas. Even if Austin is 1000X better



UVA hired 64 people -- 17% of its 2011 class -- into short-term post-graduate fellowships because they didn't have a job of any kind, let alone "Texas Big law."


This. UVA is better, but it's certainly not U Chicago or Columbia.

OP - It's a tough decision, as there is real chance of failure at both. If you strike out at Texas, you will feel like UVA would have put you in a better spot. If you strike out at UVA, you will wish you had saved the money and would have been in a better position to target smaller firms in Texas.

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby flem » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:33 am

Let me amend my answer.

If your preference is

TX Biglaw > any law in Texas > law anywhere else - then UT

But if it is

TX Biglaw > Biglaw anywhere else > any law in Texas > law anywhere else - then UVA

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:26 am

Have you visited both law schools ?

Any basis for NYC biglaw as your second choice after Texas biglaw ?

Close call based on the information shared in this thread. Since Texas is your target market, why not start establishing professional ties now while saving $40,000 plus interest ?

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Re: UVA ($120,000) v UT (full tuition)

Postby jkjd2015 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:17 am

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