Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

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Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:04 am

Full GI Bill recipient here, this is sort of an interesting one I guess:

1. NU or Vandy (applied to others, have been either WL'ed, rejected or withdrew)
2.
COA NU:0 (wife will work and GI Bill stipend is about 3k a month, Yellow Ribbon covers tuition)
COA Vandy: 21k will pay out of pocket (wife will work, GI Bill stipend is about 1.7k a month, tuition not covered completely)
3. No financing necessary
4. From West Coast, very strong ties in PNW and AL
5. Career Goals: Private Litigation, eventually start own firm
6. 2.x/17x
7. One take on LSAT

Vanderbilt would be awesome for cheap cost of living and close family in the city and its a great school, Northwestern would be awesome because it would be cheaper and seems to be a kick-ass school if one is inclined towards business/bigger law. I'm not sure either option would be "bad".


EDITED TO ADD:
1. Want to be in TN/AL most likely
2. Need talking points when I discuss with the Mrs.
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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:07 am

Northwestern for free is a pretty sweet deal. Congrats on a great outcome!

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:11 am

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Northwestern for free is a pretty sweet deal. Congrats on a great outcome!


Just call your local recruiter, he can hook you up.

Looks like we are spinnning up for Iraq again, so you know, get it while you can. Medals and schollys for everyone.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:13 am

Not sure that, based on the info. shared in your post, that there's anything worthy of debate. Northwestern is clearly the better choice unless you need to be close to family for medical reasons.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:16 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Not sure that, based on the info. shared in your post, that there's anything worthy of debate. Northwestern is clearly the better choice unless you need to be close to family for medical reasons.



Good point:

1. Want to be in TN/AL most likely
2. Need talking points when I discuss with the Mrs.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:19 am

Maybe that three years in the North amongst Yankees will give us more credibility when we boast about the superiority of Southern culture, the South & Southerners ?

P.S. Too much time has passed without a responsive post; my post was & is intended to be humorous in a good natured sense. Plus, I love the South.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:27 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Maybe that three years in the North amongst Yankees will give us more credibility when we boast about the superiority of Southern culture, the South & Southerners ?

P.S. Too much time has passed without a responsive post; my post was & is intended to be humorous in a good natured sense. Plus, I love the South.


I can't back you in this instance, as I remind my wife, i'm not afraid to burn ATL down again. Just looking for an excuse.

But seriously, the South is great, we lived there for many years. I've never even been to CHI.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:31 am

As for talking points:

The employment outcomes of the two schools are probably the best bet.
http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/ ... tern/2013/
http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/vanderbilt/2013/

After looking at those, it seems the choice is really about how much you value not having to move out of TN/AL to go to Chicago for three years. I'm pretty sure getting back with your ties wouldn't be an issue. If you're aiming for biglaw Northwestern seems like it would give you a boost.

Also, are you going to Northwestern's ASW this weekend?

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:33 am

Chicago is spectacular--especially where Northwestern's law school is located. UChicago is in a much less desirable location, however.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:34 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Chicago is spectacular--especially where Northwestern's law school is located. UChicago is in a much less desirable location, however.


Whew, good thing Chicago Waitlisted me! I didnt' realize they were actually looking out for me.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Wipfelder » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 am

I'm not in the states at the moment, should be by August though.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby downbeat14 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:37 am

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:12 pm

Agreed with the others.. NU for sure.

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Re: Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Dollar signs for emphasis?)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:16 pm

Northwestern is a better school overall for sure and paying more for Vandy makes me cry inside a little bit but if you want to work for a firm in TN or AL I'm not 100% convinced that Northwestern is a better option.

If you wanted to be in NYC, Chicago, back home, etc. I would say Northwestern for sure.




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