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Duke or UPenn

Postby yantasticguy89 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:27 am

Any feedback would be great thanks!

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:00 am

It's like a broken record at this point, but what's total COA for both? Where do you want to work? What do you want to do?

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:07 am

COA, by itself, doesn't matter. Your total debt level at graduation does. Do you have significant debt from UG? Because the answer could be neither.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby rickgrimes69 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:56 pm

justonemoregame wrote:COA, by itself, doesn't matter. Your total debt level at graduation does. Do you have significant debt from UG? Because the answer could be neither.


Way to split hairs, buddy. Go back to your volleyball game.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:22 pm

jyk316 wrote:Any feedback would be great thanks!


Equal price and BigLaw desire = UPenn.

Signed: a Duke student.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:27 pm

unless Duke is significantly cheaper, Penn

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby dpk711 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:29 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:unless Duke is significantly cheaper, Penn

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:00 am

dpk711 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:unless Duke is significantly cheaper, Penn

Will NYC firms go deeper in Penn's class than Duke's or something? Is Penn better for clerkship placement?

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby rickgrimes69 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:07 am

FlightoftheEarls wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:unless Duke is significantly cheaper, Penn

Will NYC firms go deeper in Penn's class than Duke's or something? Is Penn better for clerkship placement?


Yes.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:24 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
FlightoftheEarls wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:unless Duke is significantly cheaper, Penn

Will NYC firms go deeper in Penn's class than Duke's or something? Is Penn better for clerkship placement?


Yes.

yes to the biglaw thing, not so much with clerkships

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JJW » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:54 pm

COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:45 pm

JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

It looks like Duke is around 15K cheaper overall. Not enough IMO to choose it.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:04 pm

JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby quakeroats » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:09 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...


it's more expensive than Durham. Still, you'll probably be better off at Penn.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:21 pm

quakeroats wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...


it's more expensive than Durham. Still, you'll probably be better off at Penn.

Yes it's more expensive than Durham. But the statement "nothing is cheap in Philly" is objectively false.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JJW » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:26 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...

I would never use the word cheap attached to Philly. But yes, NYC, DC, SF, LA, Honolulu and the Hamptons are more expensive. Certainly nothing in the south comes close to Philly, not even WPB.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby TLSwag » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:28 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:COA, by itself, doesn't matter. Your total debt level at graduation does. Do you have significant debt from UG? Because the answer could be neither.


Way to split hairs, buddy. Go back to your volleyball game.


this

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby TLSwag » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:29 pm

JJW wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...

I would never use the word cheap attached to Philly. But yes, NYC, DC, SF, LA, Honolulu and the Hamptons are more expensive. Certainly nothing in the south comes close to Philly, not even WPB.


what's the legal market like these days in honolulu?

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JJW » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:33 pm

TLSwag wrote:
JJW wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...

I would never use the word cheap attached to Philly. But yes, NYC, DC, SF, LA, Honolulu and the Hamptons are more expensive. Certainly nothing in the south comes close to Philly, not even WPB.


what's the legal market like these days in honolulu?

I wish I knew! If you are feeling lucky Call the Law Office of Mei Nakamoto.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:42 pm

JJW wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.

Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...

I would never use the word cheap attached to Philly. But yes, NYC, DC, SF, LA, Honolulu and the Hamptons are more expensive. Certainly nothing in the south comes close to Philly, not even WPB.

Philly is inexpensive as far as East Coast cities go. It is quite possible to find a nice studio or one-bedroom close to campus for under $1,000. Not Jackson, MS cheap or even Pittsburgh, PA cheap, but far and away from bone-chillingly, Manhattan-esque expensive. Point being, the COL difference between Philadelphia and Chapel Hill is not so big that it should be a factor pushing the OP in one way or the other.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby JJW » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:05 pm

For $1K a month you could rent (or buy for that matter) a great home in Jackson. Plus garage parking is $1 a day. From a COL standpoint it’s too bad MS or FLA doesn’t have any T-14 schools. When people from the south ask me about Philly, cheap never comes to mind. I concede it is not Manhattan $$.

$136K in Philly is = to $100K in Durham. Of course, this is not so much about Philly as it is the South vs North.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:16 pm

JJW wrote:For $1K a month you could rent (or buy for that matter) a great home in Jackson. Plus garage parking is $1 a day. From a COL standpoint it’s too bad MS or FLA doesn’t have any T-14 schools. When people from the south ask me about Philly, cheap never comes to mind. I concede it is not Manhattan $$.

$136K in Philly is = to $100K in Durham. Of course, this is not so much about Philly as it is the South vs North.

Good Christ, I never said Philly compared in cost to most of the South. I'm simply stating that it's not awfully expensive compared to the US as a whole.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby justonemoregame » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:26 pm

TLSwag wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:COA, by itself, doesn't matter. Your total debt level at graduation does. Do you have significant debt from UG? Because the answer could be neither.


Way to split hairs, buddy. Go back to your volleyball game.


this



COA and debt at graduation are two completely different things. HTH

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:40 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
TLSwag wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:COA, by itself, doesn't matter. Your total debt level at graduation does. Do you have significant debt from UG? Because the answer could be neither.


Way to split hairs, buddy. Go back to your volleyball game.


this



COA and debt at graduation are two completely different things. HTH


Doesn't mean COA "doesn't matter." If he got a half scholly or more @ Duke and was considering sticker at Penn, it would be a pretty obvious choice regardless of his UG debt.

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Re: Duke or UPenn

Postby justonemoregame » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:51 pm

I get what you're saying - figured OP would have included scholarship info. if there was any.




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