Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

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Cornell vs Georgetown

Cornell (36k scholarship)
2
5%
Georgetown (105k schorlarship)
39
95%
 
Total votes: 41

tlsshin
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Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby tlsshin » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:33 pm

Long story short, I was fortunate enough to get accepted to Cornell and Georgetown. As the time to make a decision approaches, I wish to hear valuable advices from fellow TLSers. I wish to study tax law, and, if possible, I wish to come back to California. Retake is not an option!

Thank you for your honest advices. :)

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WokeUpInACar
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:40 pm

I'm betting that retaking is by far your best option (your reason not to isn't good enough, I promise), but Georgetown is clearly the superior of these two choices.

tlsshin
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby tlsshin » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:41 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:I'm betting that retaking is by far your best option (your reason not to isn't good enough, I promise), but Georgetown is clearly the superior of these two choices.


Thank you for your advice! Definitely will think about that.

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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby toothbrush » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:42 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:I'm betting that retaking is by far your best option (your reason not to isn't good enough, I promise), but Georgetown is clearly the superior of these two choices.

Is GULC with 105k really a bad option?

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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:44 pm

We need CoA figures at each school. Please follow directions!

In a vacuum, Cornell is the better choice, even for CA, up until ~$20K/yr more scholly from Gtown. I would definitely take Cornell for significantly more $ over gulc. I wouldn't go more than $150K into debt at Cornell for bidding CA biglaw, since that outcome is unlikely either way. If NYC biglaw was an acceptance result, Cornell at higher CoAs might be more feasible.

Edit: just saw scholly figures in poll. Still would like CoAs, but Id go to GULC at that price difference.
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WokeUpInACar
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:45 pm

toothbrush wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:I'm betting that retaking is by far your best option (your reason not to isn't good enough, I promise), but Georgetown is clearly the superior of these two choices.

Is GULC with 105k really a bad option?

No it isn't. That doesn't contradict what I said though.

nebula666
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby nebula666 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:48 pm

it's between GULC and retake. Cornell should not even be an option in this poll.

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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:30 pm

tlsshin wrote:Long story short, I was fortunate enough to get accepted to Cornell and Georgetown. As the time to make a decision approaches, I wish to hear valuable advices from fellow TLSers. I wish to study tax law, and, if possible, I wish to come back to California. Retake is not an option!

Thank you for your honest advices. :)


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BigZuck
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:47 pm

Retake

Ti Malice
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:59 pm

Retake.

If you insist on settling for something less than what's in your best interest, then GULC beats Cornell at these prices.

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Rlabo
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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby Rlabo » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:44 am

Easy choice here is GULC given there LLM in tax is one of the best and highly regarded, and it may be slightly easier to get back to Cali from GULC (though I could be wrong about that). Throw in the 2/3rd scholly and I don't see how you can go wrong (unless of course you screw up 1l, but that doesn't really have much to do with the school choice).

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Re: Cornell $ vs Georgetown $$$

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:14 pm

I wanted to vote for Cornell because I want you to be my classmate :wink: but seriously with 105k... GULC is probably the answer




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