lawyerwannabe wrote:No one knows how many top Duke students self-select into NC. No one knows how many NYU students self-select into PI. Everything is speculation.
What this would come down to for me is that being $250k in debt when BigLaw is not guaranteed is terrifying. It's crushing. And then, even if you get BigLaw, you are probably not going to last long enough to pay back your debt.
In the end, to each their own. But Duke provides a better balance of debt and BigLaw prospects in this situation.
I mean, it's not like $150,000 of debt gives you options that aren't biglaw, either.
Yeah, it's easier to hit it and quit it and get out in three or four years. But it's just as much biglaw or bust.
Frankly, this is a toss-up. The answer might well be Duke, but that's depending on your preferences rather than any significant differences between how qualified you'll be to pay off your debt after graduating from either NYU or Duke.