Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

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Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby drisk5 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:16 pm

White male with a 169 LSAT 3.59 GPA. I've been waitlisted everywhere in the top 10 below the HYS tier, so I'm down to deciding between Duke, Vanderbilt, and Alabama. Out of these schools, Duke is offering 18k annually, Vandy is offering 27k a year, and UA is offering full tuition (I'm a resident of Alabama). All costs not covered by grant based aid would be paid for with loans. I'm not really positive on the direction that I want to go in as far as a career. I'm probably leaning big law/federal PI down the road.

I'm leaning toward Duke, but I wanted to know what you guys thought.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:18 pm

drisk5 wrote:I'm not really positive on the direction that I want to go in as far as a career. I'm probably leaning big law/federal PI down the road.


Duke for this reason.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:18 pm

If you want biglaw it's Duke all the way.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Duke.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby hephaestus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:04 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:If you want biglaw it's Duke all the way.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:51 pm

Duke -- also congrats on that scholly with below median numbers. You must have crazy softs :). Enjoy!

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby framboozer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:12 am

If you're dead-set on biglaw then Duke, but if you're debt adverse and would be fine with not doing biglaw, I would do Bama.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:52 am

Total CoA is like $215k at Duke and $165k at Vanderbilt.

Duke gives you a much better shot at what you want

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=duke
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=vanderbilt

But at $200k loans I'd drop out if you don't get a biglaw SA 2L year

And you have to be committed to that

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby drisk5 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:01 am

I think Vandy is pretty much out of it.

I am fairly debt adverse and the extremely high COA at Duke is troubling. However, I'm concerned that if I'm not in the top 10% or so of my class at UA I won't be able to find a job at all after graduation.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:05 am

drisk5 wrote:I think Vandy is pretty much out of it.

I am fairly debt adverse and the extremely high COA at Duke is troubling. However, I'm concerned that if I'm not in the top 10% or so of my class at UA I won't be able to find a job at all after graduation.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=alabama

You have a good chance at finding a job out of Alabama, but it probably won't be at a big firm.

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:06 am

drisk5 wrote:I think Vandy is pretty much out of it.

I am fairly debt adverse and the extremely high COA at Duke is troubling. However, I'm concerned that if I'm not in the top 10% or so of my class at UA I won't be able to find a job at all after graduation.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=alabama

If you're not top 10% you can still get a legal job, but it's likely to be a small firm doing small firm shit.

If you go to Duke I'd really drop out if you don't get a 2L SA

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:06 am

lol scooped

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Re: Duke ($) v Vanderbilt ($$) v Alabama ($$$)

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:33 am

Duke.




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