Duke ($$) vs UVA

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Duke ($$) vs UVA

Duke ($$)
28
88%
UVA
4
13%
 
Total votes: 32

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callipygian
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Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby callipygian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:58 am

- Probably looking at 15k/year loans for Duke vs 33k/year for UVA.

- From NYC, looking to stay somewhere on the East Coast

- Interested in public service - thinking prosecutor's office (want to get some trial experience) and maybe government.

I really like both schools, so I'm sure I'd be very happy either way. But, UVA has a reputation for being more public service oriented than Duke. I'd love to hear thoughts on if public service opportunities coming from UVA (NYC DA's office, for example) are that much better than Duke. Also how much that slight rankings difference really matters when it comes to hiring.

Thanks!

DipNote
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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby DipNote » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:42 am

This is relevant to my interests.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby envisciguy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:07 pm

Peer schools, but Duke is half the price. Should be a really easy decision. Did you try negotiating with UVA using Duke's offer? If this is the final cost for each, Duke wins.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby hephaestus » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:08 pm

envisciguy wrote:Peer schools, but Duke is half the price. Should be a really easy decision. Did you try negotiating with UVA using Duke's offer? If this is the final cost for each, Duke wins.

Exactly. At these prices, Duke and its not even close.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby dawyzest1 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:14 pm

My one regret is that I have but 1 vote to give for Duke. Slam dunk here.

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callipygian
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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby callipygian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:17 pm

Is everyone voting / commenting just based on $?

Any insights into the public service strengths of each school?

Thanks!

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Re: Duke ($$) vs UVA

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:30 pm

callipygian wrote:Is everyone voting / commenting just based on $?

Any insights into the public service strengths of each school?

Thanks!

Don't think either one is going to be better or worse. I have heard that UVA has a relatively high number of people interested in prosecution, but that's anecdotal. I would think either one would be more "law and order" oriented than, say, NYU or Michigan. Keep in mind the very high probability that you will end up wanting to do a biglaw stint given the abysmal market for government jobs.




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