Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

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Which of the following is the best option?

Northwestern ($15k/yr)
47
72%
Georgetown ($20k/yr)
18
28%
 
Total votes: 65

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Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:21 pm

Hi!

I got into Northwestern about an hour ago and they offered me $15k/yr. I am not set on doing BigLaw. I would actually like to begin my career as an ADA, likely in NYC. However, this could very likely change once I am in law school. Having a livable Jewish community is important to me, and I think that DC and Chicago are a wash when it comes to that.

My offers are as follows: Northwestern - $15k/yr and GULC - $20k/yr.

I think DC might have a slightly higher cost of living, but GULC's is about $3k less than Northwestern's each year.

What are the pros and cons of each and where would you all advise me to go?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:39 pm

I would most emphatically chose Northwestern unless you are 110% committed to public interest

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby Big Dog » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:47 pm

Chicago = no brainer.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:50 pm

Edit: My girlfriend lives in NYC, so that will play somewhat of a role in my decision.

Northwestern is in a very livable area for Orthodox Jews, correct?

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:51 pm

Big Dog wrote:Chicago = no brainer.



Because the market is much better?

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:02 pm

If you don't have a dramatic reason to pick GULC over NU, don't.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:04 pm

moshei24 wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Chicago = no brainer.



Because the market is much better?


Because GULC is TTT.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:09 pm

So we are cool with this guy starting a 5th choosing thread?

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:10 pm

I would say go to Northwestern but that will all be moot when you randomly get in to Cornell in a couple days and start another thread

Eta:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=209982

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210373&p=6801954#p6801954

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210881

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=211126

Pretty sure there is another one that I missed

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:24 pm

sinfiery wrote:If you don't have a dramatic reason to pick GULC over NU, don't.


Idk, man. Chicago might be to cold several months out of the year to preserve the kosher milky way bars as it was written in the old book. DC has the perfect humidity year round for kosher karamel - pretty convincing to me. GULC it is

Yea, with a k bitches

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:30 pm

BigZuck wrote:I would say go to Northwestern but that will all be moot when you randomly get in to Cornell in a couple days and start another thread

Eta:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=209982

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210373&p=6801954#p6801954

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210881

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=211126

Pretty sure there is another one that I missed


Yo FWIW I would have been pretty fuckin bored this week at work if it hadnt been for OPs multiple OPs. Hes still not invited for seder tho. I wouldn't appreciate his condescening faux praise when my matza ball soup wasnt sufficiently "common sense"-hebraic. Too bad ill be leaving the office soon and this loltrain will have to stop cause i got shit to do this wkendd

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:33 pm

I can't give you rational advice because you don't have rational concerns.

In case you've been spared the idiocy of those threads, OP said his quality of life would be "hell" if he had to drive five miles to pick up kosher food. This is apparently the most important reason to pick a law school.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:36 pm

If you have to pick one, northwestern and it's not close. I would retake and reapply if I were you just because that's a huge price to pay for a JD.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:37 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:If you have to pick one, northwestern and it's not close. I would retake and reapply if I were you just because that's a huge price to pay for a JD.


I would probably have attended NU at 15K/yr if it was my only option

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:39 pm

Also DC and Chicago are both huge cities with many Jewish residents. Kosher food should not even be a factor. Also by the time you graduate you will be snorting coke out of a yarmulke.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby Cobretti » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:56 am

BigZuck wrote:I would say go to Northwestern but that will all be moot when you randomly get in to Cornell in a couple days and start another thread

Eta:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=209982

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210373&p=6801954#p6801954

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210881

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=211126

Pretty sure there is another one that I missed

After looking at some of those threads I'm voting gulc

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:14 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
sinfiery wrote:If you don't have a dramatic reason to pick GULC over NU, don't.


Idk, man. Chicago might be to cold several months out of the year to preserve the kosher milky way bars as it was written in the old book. DC has the perfect humidity year round for kosher karamel - pretty convincing to me. GULC it is

Yea, with a k bitches


Actually lol'd

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby sinfiery » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:18 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
sinfiery wrote:If you don't have a dramatic reason to pick GULC over NU, don't.


Idk, man. Chicago might be to cold several months out of the year to preserve the kosher milky way bars as it was written in the old book. DC has the perfect humidity year round for kosher karamel - pretty convincing to me. GULC it is

Yea, with a k bitches

Haha! Dude needs to get a tar. Since he didn't go full on kosher in the OP, thought it was just a normal bro

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby bananasplit19 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Cobretti wrote:
BigZuck wrote:I would say go to Northwestern but that will all be moot when you randomly get in to Cornell in a couple days and start another thread

Eta:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=209982

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210373&p=6801954#p6801954

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210881

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=211126

Pretty sure there is another one that I missed

After looking at some of those threads I'm voting gulc

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:11 pm

It's funny how people are comparing Duke to either of these schools. Duke was in a city with practically nothing Orthodox Jewish, as the people who live there made clear to me. Finding kosher food isn't simple. You can't believe everything you read online. People who live there are the ones reliable. Anyways, Chicago and DC are both big cities and Jewish life isn't a real issue I'm taking into the two of them. Grow up, and don't post a comment if it's not a serious one answering the question.

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:33 pm

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby justonemoregame » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:42 pm

chose Georgetown just to see the poll results. Dat life decision

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:08 pm

bump.

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:15 pm

moshei24 wrote:bump.


For what? People already weighed in. Plus you're just going to start a new one in a few days anyway.

Northwestern

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Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Georgetown ($$)

Postby moshei24 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:37 pm

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