thelawyler wrote:1) NYU's advantage in placement is, in my opinion, more than marginal if you want NYC. What is "marginal" is maybe subjective and how badly you want to spend 3 years of the best years of your life in the boonies versus the #1 metropolis in the US.
2) Wait, is this argument framed for the worst case scenarios, or the very best? Regardless, your #2 point doesn't mean NYU isn't worth sticker - perhaps it just means that HYS is worth even more than sticker. One does not preclude the other.
Your answer to #1 strangely implies that if you don't work in NYC you're working in the boonies. There are plenty of other solid legal markets out there, and plenty of people who don't want to work in NYC (myself included).
We can argue about what "marginal" means all day, but it sure looks marginal to me. Duke placed within 1% of NYU's big firm + fed clerkship placement last year, and slightly beat them the year before that. It's true that NYU places a lot more grads into P.I., but we have no way of knowing how much of that is in any way prestigious or desirable work. When you consider that NYU places over twice as many grads into school funded jobs than Duke, the placement advantage starts narrowing quick.
As for #2, my point was simply that HYS are really the only schools potentially worth sticker because (1) they offer unique career opportunities that might make it worth it for someone gunning for academia or an AIII clerkship, and (2) their excellent LRAP removes basically all risk, whereas some people still strike out at NYU and get debtpwned.
willwilliams1334 wrote:mugatu made my point for me. NYU is one of the best schools in the country for getting a truly elite job, in the heart of the greatest city in the world. and rickgrimes, you ignore the awesome placement of NYU in V10 firms, something that Duke CLEARLY cannot compare to.
So your argument is that OP should blow $100k for a better chance at DAT V10 PREFSTIGE? That's not even close to worth it IMO, but I guess if you're unnecessarily concerned about that sort of thing then sure go to NYU.