NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which school?

NYU with 65k
1
3%
Northwestern with 120k
7
18%
Chicago with 75k
8
21%
Harvard, no scholarship
23
59%
 
Total votes: 39

adoseofwendy
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NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

Postby adoseofwendy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:25 pm

I wanted to work in public sector law and graduate with preferably as little debt as possible. Geographical preferences are CA or NY. All of these schools are great but how should I interpret the difference in ranking between let's say Chicago and Northwestern? How would that slight gap in ranking affect my career as a lawyer, if at all? I have heard that if you want to get into government law you should go to HYS, is that true or exaggeration?

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Re: NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:27 pm

If you are 1000% sure you are going to do public sector work, take Harvard.

If you aren't, take Northwestern. A law school for near free is opens many options. But Harvard has really good PI placement, and their LRAP will make debt not an issue.

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Re: NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

Postby adoseofwendy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:If you are 1000% sure you are going to do public sector work, take Harvard.

If you aren't, take Northwestern. A law school for near free is opens many options. But Harvard has really good PI placement, and their LRAP will make debt not an issue.


Thanks. Besides Harvard, how would you rank the other schools in terms of PI placement? And law school for free opens many options -- such as what?

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Re: NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:31 pm

adoseofwendy wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If you are 1000% sure you are going to do public sector work, take Harvard.

If you aren't, take Northwestern. A law school for near free is opens many options. But Harvard has really good PI placement, and their LRAP will make debt not an issue.


Thanks. Besides Harvard, how would you rank the other schools in terms of PI placement? And law school for free opens many options -- such as what?


I'd assume NYU and Chi are going to place similarly into PI (I have no idea about NU). NYU has more institutional support, but that doesn't mean employers are going to view it any differently from Chi.

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Re: NYU (63k), Northwestern (120k), Chicago (75k), or Harvard?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 pm

adoseofwendy wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If you are 1000% sure you are going to do public sector work, take Harvard.

If you aren't, take Northwestern. A law school for near free is opens many options. But Harvard has really good PI placement, and their LRAP will make debt not an issue.


Thanks. Besides Harvard, how would you rank the other schools in terms of PI placement? And law school for free opens many options -- such as what?


Free law school means you won't have a lot of debt that would force you get a high paying job just to not starve.

I doubt PI orgs make any huge distinction between NYU/UofC/NW.




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