Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

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Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby dtl » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:57 pm

Money is not an issue either way!

I want to end up in southern california. I understand that UCLA would have better OCI picks and a much stronger presence here. The question is whether the reputation, rank and name or Cornell/GULC would help me better down the line. I do not intend to practice law forever - at some point I would like to segue into business.

Opinions welcome! Thanks.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby flem » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:00 pm

If your goal is CA biglaw > Any biglaw > CA shitlaw > any shitlaw then Cornell

If your goal is CA biglaw > CA shitlaw > everything else, then UCLA

You can safely remove GeorgeTTTown from your equation.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 pm

if money isnt an issue, cornell

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby dtl » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:53 pm

I am surprised at the reaction to GULC. Would you be willing to elaborate?

Also would love more opinions in general!

Thanks

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby flem » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:56 pm

dtl wrote:I am surprised at the reaction to GULC. Would you be willing to elaborate?

Also would love more opinions in general!

Thanks


Cornell and Georgetown are both going to take legwork to get to CA anyway since they are not either schools' target market, but Cornell's job placement is markedly better.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:06 pm

flem wrote:
dtl wrote:I am surprised at the reaction to GULC. Would you be willing to elaborate?

Also would love more opinions in general!

Thanks


Cornell and Georgetown are both going to take legwork to get to CA anyway since they are not either schools' target market, but Cornell's job placement is markedly better.

In CA, specifically?

This might be one area where Georgetown's lay prestige helps, no?

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby flem » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:07 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:In CA, specifically?

This might be one area where Georgetown's lay prestige helps, no?


Over an Ivy?

Granted, not a real Ivy, but still.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:15 pm

flem wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:In CA, specifically?

This might be one area where Georgetown's lay prestige helps, no?


Over an Ivy?

Granted, not a real Ivy, but still.

haha. I've from NY and I didn't even know Cornell had a law school under a few years ago.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby jcdjgd » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:06 pm

dtl wants Southern Cal.....as said earlier in thread --> it's between GULC (greater national reach) or UCLA (best law school in SoCal).

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:27 pm

Based on the limited information shared by OP, it's a close call among the three law schools. Nonetheless, because you envision yourself leaving the practice of law after a few years to enter into business, then the contacts made during three years at UCLA law may come in handy since you want to remain in Southern California.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Lincoln » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:35 pm

FWIW, I don't know anyone in my class (Cornell 2013) who wanted a BigLaw job in SoCal who didn't get one.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby dtl » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:44 pm

Did a sizable number of your class actually want biglaw jobs in socal?

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Lincoln » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:04 pm

dtl wrote:Did a sizable number of your class actually want biglaw jobs in socal?


No. Naturally it's self-selection. But the small number doesn't necessarily hurt.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Chucky21 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:58 pm

flem wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:In CA, specifically?

This might be one area where Georgetown's lay prestige helps, no?


Over an Ivy?

Granted, not a real Ivy, but still.


???

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby westcoast » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:10 pm

You could probably go to any of these schools and be fine. Just go to the school you like the most. There is no way that Georgetown or Cornell will hinder you if you want to return to SoCal.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby top30man » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Chucky21 wrote:
flem wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:In CA, specifically?

This might be one area where Georgetown's lay prestige helps, no?


Over an Ivy?

Granted, not a real Ivy, but still.


???

I think he means since Cornell is a land grant institution, it lacks the preftige of other ivy leagues.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby dtl » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:01 pm

Hrm. Cornell seems like the place to go if I want lay prestige but UCLA would equal it out as far as LA jobs are concerned.

Does this seem reasonable?

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Grazzhoppa » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 am

flem wrote:If your goal is CA biglaw > Any biglaw > CA shitlaw > any shitlaw then Cornell

If your goal is CA biglaw > CA shitlaw > everything else, then UCLA

You can safely remove GeorgeTTTown from your equation.



This is what seems reasonable.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby de5igual » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:49 am

dtl wrote:Hrm. Cornell seems like the place to go if I want lay prestige but UCLA would equal it out as far as LA jobs are concerned.

Does this seem reasonable?


pretty much this. Cornell opens up NYC (where the majority of biglaw jobs are), but in SoCal they'd be peers (with UCLA possibly having a slight edge)

so what's more important to you: biglaw anywhere or anylaw in LA?

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby bogart » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:30 am

Cornell is most certainly more prestigious than the lesser ivy's of dartmouth and brown. Plus, its in new york which is by far the greatest state in the union.

You little boys/virgins can now continue your arguments.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby FlanAl » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:51 am

i made this exact decision last year. exact decision at the exact same time haha. feel free to pm and I'll write you treatise on how I made it haha. i chose cornell.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Big Dog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:01 am

Cornell is most certainly more prestigious than the lesser ivy's of dartmouth and brown


that's a good thing since Dartmouth and Brown don't even have law schools. :?

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby bogart » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:09 am

Big Dog wrote:
Cornell is most certainly more prestigious than the lesser ivy's of dartmouth and brown


that's a good thing since Dartmouth and Brown don't even have law schools. :?


When ivy prestige is called into question all ivy schools are part of the debate, no matter whether they have a certain graduate school or not.

Let me guess.... Your not ivy educated.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby target » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:22 pm

jcdjgd wrote:dtl wants Southern Cal.....as said earlier in thread --> it's between GULC (greater national reach) or UCLA (best law school in SoCal).


this is very bad trolling.

OP: what if you cannot get LA and have to settle for OC, SB, SD, or Nor Cal? Go with Cornell, it gives you fall back options.

Also, this
flem wrote:If your goal is CA biglaw > Any biglaw > CA shitlaw > any shitlaw then Cornell

If your goal is CA biglaw > CA shitlaw > everything else, then UCLA

You can safely remove GeorgeTTTown from your equation.

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Re: Georgetown, UCLA or Cornell

Postby Real Madrid » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:23 pm

bogart wrote:Cornell is certainly more prestigious than the lesser Ivy's


bogart wrote:Plus its in new york


bogart wrote:Let me guess.... Your not ivy educated.


Lol and you are?




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