Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

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Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby californiauser » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:08 pm

At equal cost, does either have an advantage over the other? I know Northwestern places more in Big Law in general.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:16 pm

Not sure about Big Law placement, but as a native Michigander (Michigianian?) you can live MUCH more cheaply in Ann Arbor than you can in Chicago.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:22 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Not sure about Big Law placement, but as a native Michigander (Michigianian?) you can live MUCH more cheaply in Ann Arbor than you can in Chicago.


Michigtonian?

Michigander sounds like a water fowl.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby eastcoast_iub » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:25 pm

NYC is Michigan's #1 market and I'm sure Michigan places a greater % of their class there than NU does. Considering the CoL difference , I'd take UM for sure.

If you are median and above you can easily score NYC, just depends on your interviewing.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:37 pm

Michigander

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:51 pm

eastcoast_iub wrote:NYC is Michigan's #1 market and I'm sure Michigan places a greater % of their class there than NU does. Considering the CoL difference , I'd take UM for sure.

If you are median and above you can easily score NYC, just depends on your interviewing.

2012 placement into NYC:

Michigan: 70/388--18%
Northwestern: 44/295--15%

For 2011 Michigan led 17.5% to 16%. These differences are small enough as to be meaningless.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby IrishCatholic09 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:07 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
eastcoast_iub wrote:NYC is Michigan's #1 market and I'm sure Michigan places a greater % of their class there than NU does. Considering the CoL difference , I'd take UM for sure.

If you are median and above you can easily score NYC, just depends on your interviewing.

2012 placement into NYC:

Michigan: 70/388--18%
Northwestern: 44/295--15%

For 2011 Michigan led 17.5% to 16%. These differences are small enough as to be meaningless.



Part of this is just splitting hairs (and I get that), but if you dig deeper on both of their NALP reports you'll see that Michigan's 25th percentile in the NYC region was getting $160K while Northwestern's was receiving $140K. Minimal differences I know, but if we're purely talking about BigLaw in NYC and you combine that with a larger % and larger raw numbers going there and I would have to give an ever so slight edge to Michigan if we're holding everything else equal. That said, it's hardly like either is a bad choice.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby nebula666 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:30 am

They are more or less peers for NYC. UM is $40k cheaper so unless you have a $50k+ scholarship from NU and are paying sticker at UM, I'd take UM.

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Re: Michigan vs. Northwestern for NYC Big Law

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:03 pm

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