UMD/Wake

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Maryland or Wake

Maryland
4
27%
Wake (30k more)
11
73%
 
Total votes: 15

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UMD/Wake

Postby wake875 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Is Wake Forest worth another 30k than Maryland. I love both areas (NC, Balt) and have ties to both, very strong ties to baltimore. Im 90% maryland right now but want somebody to either validate my decision or call me a dumbass. 30k would be the only debt incurred. Thanks in advance.

also, SN is to the bball team and has nothing to do with the law school
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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby JD Janitor » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:49 pm

wake875 wrote:Is Wake Forest worth another 30k than Maryland. I love both areas (NC, Balt) and have ties to both, very strong ties to baltimore. Im 90% maryland right now but want somebody to either validate my decision or call me a dumbass. 30k would be the only debt incurred. Thanks in advance.

also, SN is to the bball team and has nothing to do with the law school


Can you make this a poll?

I would choose Wake if its 30k total difference over 3 years. It is my understanding that Wake places better than its ranking would suggest. Your main competition will be UNC. I would think that UMD would be competing against many more schools. I am not sure that one option is significantly better than the other though.

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 pm

Is a 9% better chance of landing FT/LT/JD Reqd LE worth 30k to you? One is a little better than a coin flip. One is a little worse. Are you saying you will have no debt (including calculating cost of living for three years) if you go to MD and only 30k total if you go to Wake? If I was in that position, I would go to Wake Forest. However if you would rather live in MD, you might as well go there.

LST; Wake wrote:56.3% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs..


LST; UMD wrote:47.1% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs..

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby wake875 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:55 pm

30k total. Sorry 31, as Ive already deposited UMD, wake was late acceptance

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby flem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:56 pm

Wake places 56% of grads into FT bar required employment, with 10% into large firms.

Maryland places 47% of grads into FT bar required employment, with 7% into large firms.

So it's a wash in terms of employment outcomes. Where would you rather live long term? If you have connections in Baltimore and it's free then I'd go there.

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby wake875 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:57 pm

To make the Baltimore ties a little stronger (evidenced by my past posts) I went to undergrad in baltimore which would give me a huge boost for baltimore jobs.

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby wake875 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:58 pm

ty fleming, not receiving immediate validation of UMD made me feel ill as I really don't want this to be a hard decision.

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby JD Janitor » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:01 pm

wake875 wrote:ty fleming, not receiving immediate validation of UMD made me feel ill as I really don't want this to be a hard decision.


If you really want Baltimore go for UMD, however, I disagree that employment prospects are a complete wash between the 2. Wake is about 10% better in FT JD required work. If you were to subtract 10 percentage points from UMD's FT JD reqd jobs numbers you would be erasing over 20% of their JD reqd employment numbers. 10% may seem like a small number on its own but when less than 50% of the class is getting FT legal work, a 10% jump seems significant.

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby flem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:03 pm

JD Janitor wrote:
wake875 wrote:ty fleming, not receiving immediate validation of UMD made me feel ill as I really don't want this to be a hard decision.


If you really want Baltimore go for UMD, however, I disagree that employment prospects are a complete wash between the 2. Wake is about 10% better in FT JD required work. If you were to subtract 10 percentage points from UMD's FT JD reqd jobs numbers you would be erasing over 20% of their JD reqd employment numbers. 10% may seem like a small number on its own but when less than 50% of the class is getting FT legal work, a 10% jump seems significant.


To be fair, I think a lot of UMD bros unintentionally self select into unemployment by overestimating the school's placement power - less than 50% took the bar in Maryland.

Also make sure you've reconciled the fact that there's a fairly significant chance you won't ever work as a lawyer. But if it's free, you know, YOLO or whatever

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Re: UMD/Wake

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:05 pm

YOLSO :mrgreen:




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