NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

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NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby mustapha_mond » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:15 pm

Hi TLS,

I've found myself in a really great position with plenty of good options, but the decision will be tough. I'm hoping you all in your sage wisdom can help me gain some perspective.

I have been offered a full ride at NYU and expect some merit aid from Columbia. I am weighing these against paying sticker at Harvard. I will be paying for law school with a loan from my parents at 0% interest, and will definitely be paying the money back.

My goal is to practice real estate and land use law in New York, and I would like to transition later in my career into state politics or the bench. I am from Buffalo, NY, but live now in NYC. I can see myself being in either city after graduation, but Buffalo salaries cannot service debt as well as an NYC biglaw salary. I know I will spend the rest of my life somewhere in New York.

3.98/173(1 take)

What would you choose in my position? Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby phillywc » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:19 pm

If you don't get a full ride from CLS, no reason to take it over NYU.

Considering you want to be a New York lawyer and want to do careers that may not pay all that much, I see no reason to take HLS at sticker over NYU.

However, I don't know anyone at NYU targeting not NYC parts of NY so i'm not sure quite how far it gets you compared to HLS if you are 100% set on Buffalo. Since you aren't, I'd take NYU.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby BigZuck » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:25 pm

NYU

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby rpupkin » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:28 pm

This is not a close call. NYU.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby UnicornHunter » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:32 pm

mustapha_mond wrote:Hi TLS,

I've found myself in a really great position with plenty of good options, but the decision will be easy. tough. I'm hoping you all in your sage wisdom can help me gain some perspective.I have been offered a full ride at NYU and expect some merit aid from Columbia. I am weighing these against paying sticker at Harvard. I will be paying for law school with a loan from my parents at 0% interest, and will definitely be paying the money back.

My goal is to practice real estate and land use law in New York, and I would like to transition later in my career into state politics or the bench. I am from Buffalo, NY, but live now in NYC. I can see myself being in either city after graduation, but Buffalo salaries cannot service debt as well as an NYC biglaw salary. I know I will spend the rest of my life somewhere in New York.

3.98/173(1 take)

What would you choose in my position? Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby mustapha_mond » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:32 pm

Thanks, all. That is kind of what I was hoping to hear. I'm feeling rather debt-averse.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:02 pm

NYU






Duh

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:37 pm

definitely NYU. Especially because you want to work/live in the state

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby RareExports » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:48 pm

NYU, although that decision becomes trickier if you get more than expected from C, in my opinion. Especially at a 0% rate.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:58 pm

columbia probably out. i'd go harvard. w/o knowing anything about your propensity to take on financial risks, of course.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:16 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:columbia probably out. i'd go harvard. w/o knowing anything about your propensity to take on financial risks, of course.


Why lol

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby pancakes3 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:44 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:columbia probably out. i'd go harvard. w/o knowing anything about your propensity to take on financial risks, of course.


Why lol


don't you watch suits?

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:56 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:columbia probably out. i'd go harvard. w/o knowing anything about your propensity to take on financial risks, of course.


Why lol


don't you watch suits?


Do they show them paying their loans every month

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby eed333 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:11 pm

maybe make a poll?

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby kaiser » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:18 pm

NYU. Easy choice.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby 03152016 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:43 pm

nyu by a mile

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby UnicornHunter » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:58 pm

aad993 wrote:maybe make a poll?


I feel like NYU is such a staggeringly obvious choice here that anyone suggesting otherwise should have to provide reasons. DF rules.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby moonman157 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:04 pm

NYU is an amazing choice here considering your goals and what an NYU degree can get you. Congrats!

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby Dog » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:39 am

Retake.

But seriously, NYU unless Columbia throws you a Hamilton.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby transferror » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:47 am

rpupkin wrote:This is not a close call. NYU.

Mack.Hambleton wrote:NYU Duh

jbagelboy wrote:definitely NYU. Especially because you want to work/live in the state

kaiser wrote:NYU. Easy choice.

Brut wrote:nyu by a mile

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
aad993 wrote:maybe make a poll?

I feel like NYU is such a staggeringly obvious choice here that anyone suggesting otherwise should have to provide reasons. DF rules.

moonman157 wrote:NYU is an amazing choice here considering your goals and what an NYU degree can get you. Congrats!

Dog wrote:Retake. But seriously, NYU unless Columbia throws you a Hamilton.

BigZuck wrote:NYU

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby mustapha_mond » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:20 am

And the tribe has spoken. Thanks, TLS!

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:36 pm

Probably wait and see what the USNWR rankings say, hard to advise you without knowing if you're talking about a T5 or a T6 school here.

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby tiltedwindmill » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:02 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:Probably wait and see what the USNWR rankings say, hard to advise you without knowing if you're talking about a T5 or a T6 school here.


finally some sense

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:10 pm

Have an awesome time at NYU!

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Re: NYU$$$$ v CLS$ v HLS

Postby JCougar » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:17 pm

Always tempting to bandy about the name "Harvard" on your resume, but I know people who paid near sticker at Harvard who can't stand Biglaw and just wish their debt was gone.

NYU for free is a really cool option.




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