Vandy and Duke (with scholly numbers)

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Duke or Vandy?

Duke
10
91%
Vandy
0
No votes
Retake/Nevergotolawschool
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

BeeLIfe
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Vandy and Duke (with scholly numbers)

Postby BeeLIfe » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:45 pm

So I am interested in the opinion of TLSers out there. Basically, given these two options are either one of them reasonable? Neither? My preference?

Here are the COA numbers for both schools after factoring in scholarships and what my s/o can kick in. I will be paying for the rest through loans:

Duke: 118k
Vandy: 79k

Things I would like to do in order of my preference: DOJ (dream)> PI (something I find interesting)> Big Law (not in NYC or Cali)>move back home, open my own firm, live in my parents basement, eat cheetos and watch reruns of the west wing.

Lsat and gpa: 171 3.6x

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Fiero85
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Re: Vandy and Duke (with scholly numbers)

Postby Fiero85 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:52 pm

I'd go with "My Preference".

40k is right on the border of what I would say schools like Duke are worth over schools like Vandy. So tough call.

Since BL (Non-NYC/Cali at that) is only goal #3, I would consider Vandy pretty hard. Tbh I would end up choosing Duke though.

Good luck with your difficult decision.

Edited to change my mind lol

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Re: Vandy and Duke (with scholly numbers)

Postby BeeLIfe » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:01 pm

But neither of them are egregious decisions (in the mind of tls)? I just know there is a lot of doubt on here about the amount of debt one should undertake.

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Winston1984
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Re: Vandy and Duke (with scholly numbers)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:26 pm

So if not California/NYC biglaw, what market would you like to be in?




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