NYC/DC Biglaw

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Best option?

Georgetown
7
17%
Cornell
14
34%
GW ($20,000)
0
No votes
Michigan
9
22%
WUSTL (full ride)
8
20%
UCLA (25,000)
3
7%
 
Total votes: 41

HP62442
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NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby HP62442 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:34 pm

I am aiming to work in either DC or NYC, but don't really care which. I've gotten into:

Georgetown
Cornell
GW ($20,000)
Michigan
WUSTL (full ride)
UCLA (25,000)

I've also been wait-listed at Penn and UVA. I feel like I should go to Michigan, but I can't shake Cornell's Biglaw placement and Georgetown's location.

I currently live in upstate NY, so large amounts of snow are fine with me. I'm also visiting WUSTL at the end of the month.

Jwood
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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby Jwood » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:53 pm

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Optimist Prime
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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby Optimist Prime » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:41 pm

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Did you ever retake? If not, you really should study up for June to get off waitlists or reduce the cost of these options.

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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:12 pm

Forget Georgetown's location unless they cough up big $$.. Michigan and Cornell are peers for biglaw. Michigan is probably cheaper, but I wouldn't roll the dice on sticker at either. I'd probably visit, and choose whichever gives you more $$, and retake if necessary to force their hand

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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby nebula666 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:29 pm

With these options, I'd take Cornell. Marginally better shot at NYC biglaw than from Michigan. I'd also plan on attending either UVA or Penn if you get off the waitlist.

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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby PotLuck » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:39 pm

Honestly, if you get off the waitlist I would maybe try negotiating with Cornell for $$, they really do punch in above their weight. I would say if you get off the waitlist at Penn take it/use it to nego with lower T14. Otherwise either 1. retake or if not 2. Cornell

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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:03 pm

I'd go with WUSTL at the moment, but as others have suggested, you should get a scholarship from Cornell and possibly Michigan if you're getting a full ride at WUSTL. I wouldn't do Cornell or Michigan at sticker. You'd probably get biglaw but that COA gets up there.

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twenty
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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby twenty » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:23 pm

I personally am not a huge fan of T14s at sticker if you're going for biglaw. You're looking at 5+ years just to break even, and that's even if you did get biglaw to begin with.

HP62442
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Re: NYC/DC Biglaw

Postby HP62442 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:28 pm

Update: Cornell has given me $20,000 per year, so I'll likely go there. Thanks, everyone!




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