Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

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Duke or Cornell

Duke
7
19%
Cornell
29
81%
 
Total votes: 36

cardstrong5
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Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby cardstrong5 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:26 pm

I love NYC and I'd love to go biglaw in that market. Should I go Cornell, which I hear has good biglaw placement and is in NY state, or Duke, which is (marginally) higher ranked and warmer?

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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:30 pm

Two right options.

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beachbum
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby beachbum » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:32 pm

At the same cost? Whichever you like more. If you can't decide, go with Cornell for the closer proximity to (and more concentrated alumni network in) NYC.

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Aberzombie1892
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm

If you want a big firm (50+ attorneys) job in NYC, you would be insane to turn down Cornell for Duke. Pretty much every firm with 50 or more attorneys in NY visits Cornell.

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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Amoore114133 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:40 pm

try to get a little money out of Cornell using your Duke acceptance and go to Ithaca.

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Grazzhoppa
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Amoore114133 wrote:try to get a little money out of Cornell using your Duke acceptance and go to Ithaca.


word.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:42 pm

Amoore114133 wrote:try to get a little money out of Cornell using your Duke acceptance and go to Ithaca.

This is the correct response.

All things equal, Cornell, but once you get over 30-50k or so in scholarship it becomes more even.

Real Madrid
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Cornell for dat Ivy pre$tige.

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top30man
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby top30man » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Cornell. But why did you post yesterday saying you had a 171/4.1 and asking for app advice?

cardstrong5
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby cardstrong5 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:34 pm

I'm posting because, honestly, I think a 171 and a 4.1 will pretty much guarantee Duke and Cornell and finances for my situation are not much of an issue (I've been very blessed).

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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:44 pm

cardstrong5 wrote:I'm posting because, honestly, I think a 171 and a 4.1 will pretty much guarantee Duke and Cornell and finances for my situation are not much of an issue (I've been very blessed).


Well it will also guarantee NYU and probably Columbia, which are better than both of these for NYC big law. Also, Y, H and S are possible.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Duke or Cornell for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:43 am

Real Madrid wrote:
cardstrong5 wrote:I'm posting because, honestly, I think a 171 and a 4.1 will pretty much guarantee Duke and Cornell and finances for my situation are not much of an issue (I've been very blessed).


Well it will also guarantee NYU and probably Columbia, which are better than both of these for NYC big law. Also, Y, H and S are possible.

Agreed. You're aiming way too low. You're a T6 lock, probably with some money at CCN.




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