anon sequitur wrote:
Last minute decisions for a crazy cycle! So based on recent developments, tuition at GULC would be almost the same ($2500/year more for UVA). Not sure about cost of living, but according to both school's estimates, total cost of attendance would make GULC about $1500/year more. Not sure I believe that, I have never lived in DC but it seems way more expensive than Charlottesville. GULC *might* be willing to go a bit higher, based on my conversations with them. Who knows, UVA might as well.
If all things were equal (equal cost, equal chance at getting a job), I'd definitely go GULC. Of course, not everything is equal. Is UVA really that much better at biglaw placement ITE? What about PI/gov't? It seems like the GULC narrative is that they have an advantage on that, being in DC. How much truth to that?
There does not seem to be any evidence that Georgetown has an advantage in gov't/PI. In general, it's what you'd expect: UVA is noticeably better than Georgetown across the board. The BigLaw scores are similar, but BigLaw+clerkship is a 10% gap. Also consider the Georgetown is much larger, so there is more competition for jobs. Full disclaimer: I attend to UVA and chose it over G'town among others. I clicked the $15k option, and that's about where I'd start to think about it.