Wake vs UNC

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Poo-T
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Wake vs UNC

Postby Poo-T » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 pm

which do you think is better?

I personally prefer Wake for the slower pace of the city.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby moandersen » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Use the search function homie. Plenty of threads discuss this exact topic.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby Wakelaw15 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:23 pm

The cliff notes is that they're peers. WFU is probably slightly better for big law chances. UNC is better for PI. Both have strong alumni networks (I think WFU is the better but I'm biased). Both are regional schools so they place well in NC, but probably don't attend if you want to practice in a totally different region.

I think Chapel Hill is a better city to live in than W-S, although Winston has some good things. Overall, I would choose between them based on cost, and if the cost is identical visit both and see which you like better.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:41 pm

Whichever is cheaper after scholarships.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby jstr00az » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:36 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:Whichever is cheaper after scholarships.


What this guy said. Also, it's not like Chapel Hill is a fast paced town. Chapel Hill is a college town. I don't know what you'd call Winston Salem - a mid-sized town that's seen better days?

Both have substantially similar weak employment statistics. Much of this is because they both place the bulk of their students in NC, and NC has a terrible legal market - Charlotte was once a financial hub, and hasn't fully recovered since 2007. Raleigh is a decent place to live - good quality of life - but not a huge town by any means. That's about it.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:56 pm

Wakelaw15 wrote:WFU is probably slightly better for big law chances.


? UNC places 13% into big firms while Wake places 10.8%. Plus, UNC places another 4.5% into federal clerkships that typically result in big law while Wake's clerkship placement is 2.5%. Overall it's 17.5% UNC and Wake 13.3%. I guess you could say they are big law peers (although when you're talking numbers that small, UNC's placement is actually 32% better than Wake's), but I don't see how that could be construed to suggest that Wake is better for big law.

UNC's main advantage over Wake is cost if you're in-state. If the cost is the same for whatever reason, then they're pretty much peers. I think UNC has more name recognition, but it's not worth paying extra for.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:42 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:Whichever is cheaper after scholarships.

This. Probably wouldn't go to either for more than 100k. Assuming they're equal in cost, UNC.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:57 pm

ETA: Meh, nevermind.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:09 pm

UNC. Either way you are probably going to end up in the state of NC and the state loves UNC.

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Re: Wake vs UNC

Postby criminaltheory » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 am

For quality of life, Chapel Hill/the Triangle demolishes Winston-Salem.




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