NEED TO DECIDE BY TODAY Northwestern ($) v Texas ($$$$)

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CanadianWolf
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Re: NEED TO DECIDE BY TODAY Northwestern ($) v Texas ($$$$)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Texas or reapply next cycle.

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Re: NEED TO DECIDE BY TODAY Northwestern ($) v Texas ($$$$)

Postby Phl1787 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:08 pm

rayiner wrote:
Phl1787 wrote:
Samara wrote:
Phl1787 wrote:That is what I'm struggling with. For what I want to do, NU is better. Over a career, the difference in cost is not as substantial IF (big IF) I get biglaw. If I strike out, then I'm screwed. Still have not decided yet, but I'm leaning towards Texas. The risk of going to NU is too high. Also, NU's LRAP is WAY better than UT's, but I'll have less debt. And FWIW I would rather be in bumfuck, IL than bumfuck, TX (I'm moving from Philly, it's more like home).

haha, this sounds like more reasons to choose NU.


It kinda does, hmm...If I'm at the bottom of my class at either school, I'd slightly prefer NU because even though I will have more debt, I would be in a better location/have a better LRAP. If I'm at the top of my class, it would be better to be at Texas with $100k+ less debt, but I could pay it off at NU too so not as big a deal. If I'm in the middle, I don't really know, but better shot at biglaw at NU. This is a little simplistic. Is it plausible?


LRAP-eligible jobs are like fucking unicorns man. Non-profits and government just aren't hiring anyone. On the other hand, there is a huge dearth of non big-law jobs as well. The people I know in my graduating class, now 3 months after graduation, are either getting ready to work big law, or looking for work. A few have found legit PI/government gigs, and a few are clerking for a small firm, but there is shockingly little between big law and unemployment.


I didn't know that. So either top or bottom I would be in a better spot at UT (despite geographical preferences). In the middle, more serviceable debt at UT/lower cost of living/less chance at biglaw v much more debt/higher cost of living/greater chance at biglaw.

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CyanIdes Of March
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Re: NEED TO DECIDE BY TODAY Northwestern ($) v Texas ($$$$)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:43 pm

What did you decide?

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Re: NEED TO DECIDE BY TODAY Northwestern ($) v Texas ($$$$)

Postby outlookingin » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:40 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:What did you decide?


yeah, I'm curious as well...




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