Brooklyn vs UNC

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Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby whiteness » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:48 pm

Cost will be approximately the same maybe slightly more @ brooklyn because cost of living higher
Not sure what type of law I want to do yet

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JD Janitor
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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby JD Janitor » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:51 pm

Where are you from?
Do you have any ties to either area?
What is the COA/yr for each?
Where do you want to end up?
What are your stats?

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby whiteness » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:04 pm

JD Janitor wrote:Where are you from? SC
Do you have any ties to either area? Maybe some in NC
What is the COA/yr for each? after scholarships and vocational rehab around 25k year for both
Where do you want to end up? all i know is somewhere besides SC
What are your stats? 162/3.4

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby aca0260 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:11 pm

No question UNC. You're lucky you got in out of state with those numbers.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby whiteness » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:14 pm

aca0260 wrote:No question UNC. You're lucky you got in out of state with those numbers.



I had one hell of a personal statement but had to go through one hell of an experience to have that to write about

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby flem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:15 pm

UNC if you're cool with staying in NC, BLS is terrible

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:16 pm

UNC, easily.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Dr. Review » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:20 pm

Enjoy Chapel Hill *shudder*

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby JD Janitor » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:31 pm

enjoy CH
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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby androstan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:53 pm

UNC without even batting an eye.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:29 pm

UNC, for sure.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby ben2587 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:08 am

androstan wrote:UNC without even batting an eye.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby jstr00az » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:00 pm

UNC... but understand that:

1. UNC is having terrible trouble placing people in jobs. Very very high underemployment rates in the past 3 years.

2. North Carolina has a weak legal market especially given the number of law schools.

3. Do not go to UNC for full price. You will have more than $125k in debt, and I suspect very difficult time finding jobs.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Jah'rakal » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:49 am

jstr00az wrote:UNC... but understand that:

1. UNC is having terrible trouble placing people in jobs. Very very high underemployment rates in the past 3 years.

2. North Carolina has a weak legal market especially given the number of law schools.

3. Do not go to UNC for full price. You will have more than $125k in debt, and I suspect very difficult time finding jobs.


i was under the impression NC is a upcoming state with many legal jobs to come , is it not true? plus UNC places what, 2nd best in the state?

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby moandersen » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:27 am

Jah'rakal wrote:
jstr00az wrote:UNC... but understand that:

1. UNC is having terrible trouble placing people in jobs. Very very high underemployment rates in the past 3 years.

2. North Carolina has a weak legal market especially given the number of law schools.

3. Do not go to UNC for full price. You will have more than $125k in debt, and I suspect very difficult time finding jobs.


i was under the impression NC is a upcoming state with many legal jobs to come , is it not true? plus UNC places what, 2nd best in the state?


The legal market in NC is tiny and depressed. I'm not sure what constitutes "best," but Duke doesnt send too many grads to NC firms.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby androstan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:39 am

moandersen wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:
jstr00az wrote:UNC... but understand that:

1. UNC is having terrible trouble placing people in jobs. Very very high underemployment rates in the past 3 years.

2. North Carolina has a weak legal market especially given the number of law schools.

3. Do not go to UNC for full price. You will have more than $125k in debt, and I suspect very difficult time finding jobs.


i was under the impression NC is a upcoming state with many legal jobs to come , is it not true? plus UNC places what, 2nd best in the state?


The legal market in NC is tiny and depressed. I'm not sure what constitutes "best," but Duke doesnt send too many grads to NC firms.


Duke is too busy sending them to DC.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:47 am

Eh since the class of 2005, Duke, on average, only sends about 34/220 students to DC.

Regardless, UNC is better than Brokeland, but don't expect miracles.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby DaleCooper » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:09 pm

UNC is not exactly a models 'n' bottles school, but for people who actually want to be lawyers it's a damn fine institution.

When people on TLS say "the NC legal market is small and depressed", they mean the NC Big Firm legal market is small and depressed. A UNC grad who doesn't rock it out will still have options... just don't expect those options to come to you, and don't expect them to pay $140k/year.
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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:20 am

JD Janitor wrote:Where are you from?
Do you have any ties to either area?
What is the COA/yr for each?
Where do you want to end up?
What are your stats?

Answers to these questions would still be helpful, but UNC definitely is the better of the two. I agree with the above that I wouldn't expect much though. Would not attend without significant money.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby top30man » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:29 am

Teflon_Jeff wrote:UNC, for sure.

If Op has to choose. it's not binary. Unless he is instate and/or there is substantial $$$ I'd retake.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:30 am

top30man wrote:
Teflon_Jeff wrote:UNC, for sure.

If Op has to choose. it's not binary. Unless he is instate and/or there is substantial $$$ I'd retake.

Pretty much this. Everyone is saying UNC, but it doesn't sound like OP has substantial money, and it doesn't sound like he has ties there. It's not either/or, people. The best option may be neither one of the two.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby androstan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:19 am

romothesavior wrote:
top30man wrote:
Teflon_Jeff wrote:UNC, for sure.

If Op has to choose. it's not binary. Unless he is instate and/or there is substantial $$$ I'd retake.

Pretty much this. Everyone is saying UNC, but it doesn't sound like OP has substantial money, and it doesn't sound like he has ties there. It's not either/or, people. The best option may be neither one of the two.


OP, while I said UNC was indisputably the best choice between the two, I failed to mention that it isn't a great choice in general when the potential debt load is taken into account. In state tuition is quite good. If you can graduate from UNC for cheap, you can probably come out fairly well. But if you're paying full freight and depending on biglaw, you're basically taking a gamble with long odds, 3:1 is generous and 10:1 is more realistic.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby PolySuyGuy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:26 pm

whiteness wrote:Not sure what type of law I want to do yet



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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby androstan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:16 pm

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whiteness wrote:Not sure what type of law I want to do yet



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I'll mediather.

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Re: Brooklyn vs UNC

Postby Jah'rakal » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:43 pm

no one else gets boners?




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