USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

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USC (20k)
10
40%
Cornell (Sticker)
15
60%
 
Total votes: 25

justnicholas
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USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

Postby justnicholas » Tue May 15, 2012 2:49 am

-20k a year no stips at USC
-Prefer West Coast (Born and raised, but NYC does sound pretty cool)
-Prefer biglaw (just to pay off loans) then in-house would be my dream
-Ties to WA and CA
-No ties to any lawyers or "contacts"

Cornell seems sketch with how much debt, but USC is still expensive and does not have as many opportunities.

Estimated COA:
USC: 135k
Cornell: 225k
Last edited by justnicholas on Wed May 23, 2012 5:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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buckilaw
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Re: USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

Postby buckilaw » Tue May 15, 2012 3:08 am

If you prefer biglaw then Cornell is the way to go.

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Bronck
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Re: USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

Postby Bronck » Tue May 15, 2012 5:34 am

20k total from USC? That's way too much debt.

Take Cornell because it maximises your chances at biglaw.

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Re: USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue May 15, 2012 9:58 am

If it's only 20k total, then Cornell without a doubt.

If it's 20k/year, that's nothing to sneeze at, but Cornell has much better biglaw placement rates. Good enough to spend 50-60k more, in my opinion.

Also, make sure to see if you can get any money out of Cornell.

justnicholas
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Re: USC ($) vs. Cornell (Sticker)

Postby justnicholas » Tue May 15, 2012 6:21 pm

20k a year. 60k total.

Sorry. I hope that lack of knowledge didn't skew the poll.




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