Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

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Illinois vs. Minnesota

Poll ended at Sun May 26, 2013 5:08 pm

Illinois
21
72%
Minnesota
8
28%
 
Total votes: 29

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Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby bbrot » Tue May 21, 2013 5:08 pm

Hi all,

I need to make my final decision soon. I got offered 30k a year guaranteed from Illinois (in-state) and 24k a year guaranteed from Minnesota (out-of-state). I would like to be in Chicago long term, but have lived in Minneapolis in the past and do enjoy the city. I can't retake the LSAT. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:11 pm

UIUC over Minnesota, not even close.
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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby Law Sauce » Tue May 21, 2013 5:12 pm

What would be cost of attendance at each?

Very similar options, choose on where you want to practice I suppose. If fairly equal, I guess Illinois wins because of cost.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby Law Sauce » Tue May 21, 2013 5:13 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:UIUC over Minnesota, not even close. Unless NU or Chicago are giving you at 30-50k, take UIUC.


If OP got into NU or U of C they should definately go there over these options. That is a no-brainer. Why would you say UIUC is so obviously better? It has less of a home market than Minnesota because Chicago is so saturated compared to Minneapolis

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue May 21, 2013 5:15 pm

If you want to work in Chicago then go to Illinois. Minnesota is a better school in a vacuum IMO, but not at the extra cost (unless maybe you are a minnesota resident) and want to practice outside of the twin cities

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby 09042014 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:17 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
dissonance1848 wrote:UIUC over Minnesota, not even close. Unless NU or Chicago are giving you at 30-50k, take UIUC.


If OP got into NU or U of C they should definately go there over these options. That is a no-brainer. Why would you say UIUC is so obviously better? It has less of a home market than Minnesota because Chicago is so saturated compared to Minneapolis


Chicago is a huge market and Minnesota is tiny. And Northwestern/U of C/ Michigan have people from Minnesota who go back. So it's not like UMN has no competition.

Last year Illinois put nearly 2x as many students into big law. 18% vs. 10%.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby Law Sauce » Tue May 21, 2013 5:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:
dissonance1848 wrote:UIUC over Minnesota, not even close. Unless NU or Chicago are giving you at 30-50k, take UIUC.


If OP got into NU or U of C they should definately go there over these options. That is a no-brainer. Why would you say UIUC is so obviously better? It has less of a home market than Minnesota because Chicago is so saturated compared to Minneapolis


Chicago is a huge market and Minnesota is tiny. And Northwestern/U of C/ Michigan have people from Minnesota who go back. So it's not like UMN has no competition.

Last year Illinois put nearly 2x as many students into big law. 18% vs. 10%.


Fair enough neither city Biglaw is easy from either. I voted UIUC fwiw

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Chicago is a huge market and Minnesota is tiny. And Northwestern/U of C/ Michigan have people from Minnesota who go back. So it's not like UMN has no competition.

Last year Illinois put nearly 2x as many students into big law. 18% vs. 10%.


This. DF is on target.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue May 21, 2013 11:45 pm

Lots of random UIUC love here...

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue May 21, 2013 11:50 pm

Illinois is TTT. Go to Minnesota, at least they don't cheat the rankings.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby bbrot » Wed May 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. The COA difference is 12k more at MN. I have to make my decision by next week. I think I will just if either is willing to go up with their offers.

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Re: Illinois ($$$) or Minnesota ($$)

Postby 09042014 » Wed May 22, 2013 12:43 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:Lots of random UIUC love here...


A guy who wants to be in Chicago is choosing between Illinois and Minnesota at similar cost. Why do you think Illinois is getting so much love?




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