UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

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UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

UT Austin
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Georgetown Law Center
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64%
 
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AustinDC
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UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby AustinDC » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:05 am

Not even considering money. Which is the better overall choice?

I have acceptances to both and considerable scholarships. I feel like they are basically tied as far as rankings, with Georgetown probably having the edge a bit.

However, Georgetown's class size, and having to live in a shoe box 20 minutes away from school (in Virginia) worry me. I would like the option to work either in California or New York after I graduate and from employment stats Georgetown APPEARS to have the edge as far as national reach.

I question the stats though, based on the fact that the majority of UT Austin students are from Texas by mandate of state law. So it is hard for me to tell if UT's national reach is actually less in comparison since the sample size is skewed.

I am hoping that someone who has first hand knowledge with both (and/or hiring from BIGLAW) can comment on why one is better than the other; perhaps come up with something I haven't considered (e.g. weather, cost of living).

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:08 am

Similar price, want to work in NY/CA --> GULC.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby bdubs » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:13 am

bk1 wrote:Similar price, want to work in NY/CA --> GULC.


+1

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby thelawyler » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:32 am

bdubs wrote:
bk1 wrote:Similar price, want to work in NY/CA --> GULC.


+1


Yup. I live on the West Coast and I can tell you that GULC has better reach here than UT.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby KevinP » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:38 am

If cost is irrelvant, go with GULC, especially because you want CA/NY.

These threads may be relevant:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=181415
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=181723


*Although the threads don't account for self-selection, among other factors, the data suggest GULC's placement is better.
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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 am

AustinDC wrote: I would like the option to work either in California or New York after I graduate and from employment stats Georgetown APPEARS to have the edge as far as national reach.

I question the stats though, based on the fact that the majority of UT Austin students are from Texas by mandate of state law. So it is hard for me to tell if UT's national reach is actually less in comparison since the sample size is skewed.


I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.

Regardless of whether my above impressions are overstated, I think that UT and GULC are in entirely different leagues when it comes to national reach, even though UT probably could get you into plenty of other markets besides TX if you have good grades or ties.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:46 am

Lawquacious wrote:
AustinDC wrote: I would like the option to work either in California or New York after I graduate and from employment stats Georgetown APPEARS to have the edge as far as national reach.

I question the stats though, based on the fact that the majority of UT Austin students are from Texas by mandate of state law. So it is hard for me to tell if UT's national reach is actually less in comparison since the sample size is skewed.


I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.


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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby de5igual » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:58 am

national reach only extends as far as where you have ties and NYC/DC. GULC's "national prestige" isn't going to open doors in California if you're not from the west coast unless you have sky-high grades.

regardless, OP should go with GULC because it costs pretty much the same and NYC is one of his/her target markets.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:08 am

NY/DC = Georgetown.

Also, you won't have to live in Virginia. There's relatively affordable stuff near Georgetown in the Capitol Hill area. You can get something for around $800-1000 easy if you troll craigslist.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:16 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
AustinDC wrote: I would like the option to work either in California or New York after I graduate and from employment stats Georgetown APPEARS to have the edge as far as national reach.

I question the stats though, based on the fact that the majority of UT Austin students are from Texas by mandate of state law. So it is hard for me to tell if UT's national reach is actually less in comparison since the sample size is skewed.


I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.


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I say yes, and sorry for my comment (that i just edited). Rough night and i took it out here.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:51 am

Lawquacious wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
AustinDC wrote: I would like the option to work either in California or New York after I graduate and from employment stats Georgetown APPEARS to have the edge as far as national reach.

I question the stats though, based on the fact that the majority of UT Austin students are from Texas by mandate of state law. So it is hard for me to tell if UT's national reach is actually less in comparison since the sample size is skewed.


I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.


No


I say yes, and sorry for my comment (that i just edited). Rough night and i took it out here.


Not sure which comment you're referring to, but, still no.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby AustinDC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies.

I am curious why the people who voted UT think it is better. So far no one has really listed any solid reason.

GULC is apparently the better fit (for my goals at least). Can anyone speak to whether this still holds true if UT Austin was roughly 30k cheaper? I have been offered an additional scholarship to UT which would make my total debt after school 30k cheaper (mainly based on DC's higher cost of living requiring a larger student budget and having to borrow the maximum to survive) than GULC.

Again, I would like to work in California or New York after graduation. Also, I went to undergrad in Texas so I am ready for a change. Any thoughts?

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Br3v » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:49 pm

Do most GULC students live in VA?

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby sambeber » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:02 pm

Br3v wrote:Do most GULC students live in VA?


No. Most live in D.C., but some in Maryland or Virginia.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:06 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.


I completely agree. GULC is the best T-14 when you don't count any of the other ones.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby inthebeginning » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:12 pm

AustinDC wrote:Thanks everyone for the replies.

I am curious why the people who voted UT think it is better. So far no one has really listed any solid reason.

GULC is apparently the better fit (for my goals at least). Can anyone speak to whether this still holds true if UT Austin was roughly 30k cheaper? I have been offered an additional scholarship to UT which would make my total debt after school 30k cheaper (mainly based on DC's higher cost of living requiring a larger student budget and having to borrow the maximum to survive) than GULC.

Again, I would like to work in California or New York after graduation. Also, I went to undergrad in Texas so I am ready for a change. Any thoughts?
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I mean it's Texas right? They're the guys that chant "USA USA" at sports bars in foreign lands.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby AustinDC » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:55 pm

inthebeginning wrote:


I mean it's Texas right? They're the guys that chant "USA USA" at sports bars in foreign lands.[/quote]

We do it at domestic sports bars also

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby thelawyler » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:52 am

AustinDC wrote:Thanks everyone for the replies.

I am curious why the people who voted UT think it is better. So far no one has really listed any solid reason.

GULC is apparently the better fit (for my goals at least). Can anyone speak to whether this still holds true if UT Austin was roughly 30k cheaper? I have been offered an additional scholarship to UT which would make my total debt after school 30k cheaper (mainly based on DC's higher cost of living requiring a larger student budget and having to borrow the maximum to survive) than GULC.

Again, I would like to work in California or New York after graduation. Also, I went to undergrad in Texas so I am ready for a change. Any thoughts?


For your goals, I'd say GULC over UT if the price is only 30k different. Easily.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby TexasAggie13 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:38 am

UT is a great school, but won't get you far in CA or NY. Go GULC.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:18 pm

I like the two option poll that permits two choices.

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Samara » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:24 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I like the two option poll that permits two choices.

I voted for both. Two JDs means twice the job prospects, amirite?

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Re: UT Austin or Georgetown Law Center?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
I think GULC actually has some of the strongest reach of the T14s, even though obviously its overall placement strength isn't as strong as many--or perhaps any--of the other T14s. From what I have observed GULC may have better reach than even PENN or NYU.


I completely agree. GULC is the best T-14 when you don't count any of the other ones.

Lawquacious is on fire lately. Also, dat GULC (getting)lay(ed) prestige.




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