Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

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Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby ticklemesilly » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:58 pm

I'm in at Michigan with 75K, hopefully can get that matched by Duke. I think I want to live in Northern CA in the future but want to keep my options open and have a mobile degree.

Also in at Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, U of Washington (around 140K), USC (got low-balled but around 105K), George Washington (low balled).

WL at Northwestern and Penn

Rejected from Berkeley during FR2 (crushing).

Still waiting on Virginia, NYU, Stanford, U Chicago, Columbia, and UCLA

Where would you go if you were me?

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

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

Did you apply to UCLA or USC? If no, why not?

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:21 pm

UCLA/USC with $$$

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:26 pm

This makes no sense

Vanderbilt or u Texas for Montana public interest or big law?

You would be better off going to a CA school with a full ride.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby ballcaps » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:32 pm

i don't understand your list of schools.

u washington? vanderbilt? are you actually targeting CA or what?

fyi michigan sends a higher proportion of grads to CA.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby ticklemesilly » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:59 am

I want a mobile degree because I'm also interested in Washington D.C. or Atlanta. So I think USC is out, probably UCLA too.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby pamphleteer » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:23 am

Michigan has a strong alum network in the Bay Area FWIW. Not sure how that actually translates into CA job prospects.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:01 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:This makes no sense

Vanderbilt or u Texas for Montana public interest or big law?

You would be better off going to a CA school with a full ride.

Placement below USC/UCLA at the CA schools is pure shit. I would much rather have Michigan with 75k than Santa Clara or Hastings with a full ride

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby eriedoctrine » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:05 am

Michigan plummeted to #11. Duke shot up to #8. The choice is simple.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:08 am

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:25 am

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:This makes no sense

Vanderbilt or u Texas for Montana public interest or big law?

You would be better off going to a CA school with a full ride.

Placement below USC/UCLA at the CA schools is pure shit. I would much rather have Michigan with 75k than Santa Clara or Hastings with a full ride


A UCD or UCI full ride isn't the same as a Santa Clara or Hastings full ride. But with given offers OP could probably negotiate more money out of USC and might get a decent offer from UCLA

Maybe but I'd still take 75k at Michigan. OP wants biglaw

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:30 am

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby ticklemesilly » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:37 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Maybe but I'd still take 75k at Michigan. OP wants biglaw


+1 unless OPs goal is the or public interest part of the post



Thanks for everyone's advice. And I guess since I am keeping all options open I'm going to assume biglaw so it's not out of the question later.

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:10 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Maybe but I'd still take 75k at Michigan. OP wants biglaw


+1 unless OPs goal is the or public interest part of the post

Definitely. But anytime I see "I want biglaw or public interest" I discount the public interest part

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby reasonable person » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:36 pm

eriedoctrine wrote:Michigan plummeted to #11. Duke shot up to #8. The choice is simple.


:lol:

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Re: Duke or Michigan for CA Public Interest or Biglaw??

Postby arewevoting » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:42 pm

reasonable person wrote:
eriedoctrine wrote:Michigan plummeted to #11. Duke shot up to #8. The choice is simple.


:lol:


I know this is just arguing semantics, but is dropping one spot really "plummeting"?




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