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Poll ended at Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:35 pm

Vandy (60)
29
56%
BC (75)
18
35%
WUSTL (90)
5
10%
 
Total votes: 52

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Postby kimsatcat » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:29 pm

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby TheZoid » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:39 pm

Go to vandy. It's the best school of the three by a decent margin and the money is not that much greater at the other schools. Also, see if they'll match the other offer(s)

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:00 pm

BC because you want to work in Boston.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:BC because you want to work in Boston.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby kimsatcat » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:07 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:BC because you want to work in Boston.


I understand your reasoning, but is BC's advantage for NE area significant enough to compensate other advantage of Vandy (including COL and wider reach)?
This is my true question at this point...
Vandy seems to be in its own category among non t14 school, is it true?

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:12 pm

vandy brah

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Not certain, but my understanding is that Vanderbilt does not place well in Boston--although partially due to lack of interest of Vandy grads.

Vanderbilt primarily places in the Southeast & Texas. Boston College primarily places in New England & the Northeast.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby kimsatcat » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:28 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Not certain, but my understanding is that Vanderbilt does not place well in Boston--although partially due to lack of interest of Vandy grads.

Vanderbilt primarily places in the Southeast & Texas. Boston College primarily places in New England & the Northeast.


Texas? Yes I know Vandy's primary market is southern states, but I found this data....

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2010 data seems little puzzling... it seems like 20% end up in NY + DC. Can someone verify this?

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:16 am

No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby splitsplat » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:13 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

I agree with this, assuming biglaw as your end goal. If you actually want PI, going to the school that will leave you with the least debt might be the best option. In your case, that would be WUSTL and depending on your numbers, I think you could probably squeeze more money out of them.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby JetsFan1990 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:51 am

splitsplat wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

I agree with this, assuming biglaw as your end goal. If you actually want PI, going to the school that will leave you with the least debt might be the best option. In your case, that would be WUSTL and depending on your numbers, I think you could probably squeeze more money out of them.


This. If you're set on Boston then go to BC, if not then go to Vandy. There is a large difference in ranking between the two, but I think most would agree that they are fairly comparable schools (Vandy obviously being slightly better than BC).

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:31 am

According to LST, Vanderbilt placed 9% in NYC & 9% in DC for the class of 2011--both are down from 2010. Top location was Tennessee.

There are a few current Vanderbilt law posters who have written about Vandy's Texas placement.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:44 am

I had almost this exact choice and took WUSTL because I wanted the midwest. But Vandy is clearly the best of these three schools, and you should go there absent a strong geographic preference. If you are set on Boston, then BC. Otherwise, Vandy. Vandy is a better school than BC.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby sullidop » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:53 am

Never has there been such a consensus on TLS!

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:58 am

sullidop wrote:Never has there been such a consensus on TLS!

There is almost universal agreement for any poll that reads:

[ ] TTT A
[ ] TTT B
[ ] Retake

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Birdnals » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:06 am

romothesavior wrote:
sullidop wrote:Never has there been such a consensus on TLS!

There is almost universal agreement for any poll that reads:

[ ] TTT A
[ ] TTT B
[ ] Retake

Assumption! Bearsgirl isn't a member of that thread

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

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

BC because you want to work in Boston.


Ditto.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby target » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:27 pm

generally agree with others in this thread. go to BC if you want boston. But I assume you already try to negotiate scholarship with them already?

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby fingersxd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:39 am

romothesavior wrote:I had almost this exact choice and took WUSTL because I wanted the midwest. But Vandy is clearly the best of these three schools, and you should go there absent a strong geographic preference. If you are set on Boston, then BC. Otherwise, Vandy. Vandy is a better school than BC.


TCR. If you're looking at biglaw, the scholly money is not enough to really matter.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:45 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

This.

I don't know why so many people are voting for Vandy if OP wants Boston.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:59 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Vanderbilt primarily places in the Southeast & Texas.



Hmmm...
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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:According to LST, Vanderbilt placed 9% in NYC & 9% in DC for the class of 2011--both are down from 2010. Top location was Tennessee.

There are a few current Vanderbilt law posters who have written about Vandy's Texas placement.


O.k., sorry for coming on so strong initially Wolf, but I think your perspective re: Vandy placement is a bit distorted.

TN was top, but only about 1 in 5 stay there. DC, NYC, CA, IL, and international locations all have more or about the same amount of grads going to them from Vandy as TX, so not sure why you lumped in TX exactly. But yes, Vandy does place fairly well into TX. It's just Vandy places grads in a national way, and I think you give short shrift to this.

For class of 2010 (basically the same wide distribution pattern as 2011, which I don't have in front me, even if some of the specifics are slightly different; these numbers actually indicate that Vandy was at 9% NYC and DC for 2010 in any case, so not really sure what you were talking about re: "down from 2010" unless the drop was negligible):

MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS,
CLASS OF 2010 (Vandy)

 Tennessee, 35
 New York, 19
 Washington, D.C., 18
 California, 13
 Florida, 12
 Illinois, 9
 Georgia, 7
 Texas, 7
 International, 7

The other 70 or so Vandy graduates were spread out all over the US.

Also:

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... height=331
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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:05 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

This.

I don't know why so many people are voting for Vandy if OP wants Boston.



True.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby fingersxd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:45 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:No brainer dude. If you want Boston, BC. Anywhere else, Vandy.

This.

I don't know why so many people are voting for Vandy if OP wants Boston.


I don't know why everyone's assuming OP wants Boston. OP said "Again, do not have any particularly strong regional preference, but I kind of prefer Boston or NY, since I have some (not strong) ties there..."

This seems pretty ambivalent about staying in Boston. Seems like NY is a location OP is just as interested in and even there Vandy is likely better than BC. BC has an advantage only in New England (so Boston, and a mid-market like Hartford). Everywhere else, Vandy has the edge. Seems like a better bet to go somewhere with a more national reach if OP's preferences are only "kind of" in favor of the Northeast.

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Re: Update! Vandy (60) vs BC (75) vs WUSTL (90)

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:01 pm

^ Agreed. People are reading in a strong geographic preference that really was never articulated. If OP wants Boston, then BC. But Vandy is better pretty much everywhere else. I know TLS is a BC/BU lovefest, but this one is Vandy easy barring a strong preference for Boston or the Midwest.




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