Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

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Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby starry eyed » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:29 pm

Based off the aba yearly reports on graduate employment statistics, cornell outperforms peers like UVA, Mich, NW for biglaw and fed clerkship placement. Is it because Cornell grads mainly target nyc, and grads from other schools target harder markets and strike out? All else aside, (location, quality of life etc...) if biglaw is the goal, would i be best served going to cornell, as opposed to other low ranking t14?

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby Big Dog » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:39 pm

the numbers for big law are really close...

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=12 ... 1106183726

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:46 pm

Cornell has had some weird outlier years in both directions (take a look at 2011) but the consensus is that if you target NYC from any of Cornell or its peers your chances are basically the same. Cornell actually does its OCI in Manhattan which might help a little.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:56 pm

All those schools are close enough that I wouldn't take year to year fluctuations very seriously. Things like cost/geographic region the school is located in/personal factors should be the considerations IMO.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby TheodoreKGB » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:57 pm

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:58 pm

TheodoreKGB wrote:Smaller class probably helps some


Or hurts depending on who is in that class in any particular year

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:45 am

Cornell is almost always credited because if you have gotten into Michigan/Duke/UVA, chances are your COA will be lower at Cornell, especially the way they threw money around last year.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby Lightworks » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:55 am

Ithaca can be expensive as hell, though. Not to mention dat $60K tuition. Michigan might be cheaper even with $20-30K less in scholarships.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:36 pm

Lightworks wrote:Ithaca can be expensive as hell, though. Not to mention dat $60K tuition. Michigan might be cheaper even with $20-30K less in scholarships.

On the COL side of things, Ann Arbor is by no means cheap either though.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby metroidbum » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:20 pm

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby fratstar1 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:27 pm

charlottesville is dirt cheap too; my buddy is paying like 350/month granted its a shithole but its worth it to minimize debt.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:07 pm

AA and Ithaca are similar in COL; both seem to specialize in gouging undergraduates with rich parents. Crappy housing at distorted prices. Still, after C'Ville and Durham, they have to be the cheapest T14s ...

OP, I ALMOST went to Cornell in favor of a different T14 - feel free to PM me if you want my thoughts from last cycle.

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Re: Cornell outperforming peers BL/FC placement?

Postby metroidbum » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:40 pm

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