Northwestern vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

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NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Northwestern
15
48%
Cornell
5
16%
Michigan
4
13%
Vanderbilt
2
6%
WUSTL
5
16%
 
Total votes: 31

carbo09
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Northwestern vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby carbo09 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:45 pm

COA:
    WUSTL $50k
    Vanderbilt $110k
    Northwestern $150k
    Cornell $150k
    Michigan $155k

How you will be financing your COA:
Loans

Ties/Location
From the Midwest but have ties to the DC area. Would like to end up in a big city (preferably not NYC, but would take a job there if it was my best offer). My top choices would be Chicago, DC, LA, and SF

Career Goals
Biglaw to at least pay off my debt, but open to be swayed elsewhere during law school.

Numbers
3.61/169 and out of retakes
Last edited by carbo09 on Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:29 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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KMart
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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby KMart » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:47 pm

WUSTL isn't a bad choice here. Do you consider STL a "big city"? They do place alright in Chi/DC as well.

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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby carbo09 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:52 pm

KMart wrote:WUSTL isn't a bad choice here. Do you consider STL a "big city"? They do place alright in Chi/DC as well.


I wouldn't be opposed to STL, but I would prefer a bigger city like DC, Chicago, LA, SF, NYC though. I've also read that WUSTL struggles to place in STL unless you have ties to STL prior to attending.

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KMart
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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby KMart » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:04 pm

WUSTL also has a lot of trouble reaching places like LA/SF. While it's true they have trouble placing in STL (the students are flight risks because the degree, whereas SLU and Mizzou are not), I saw you had ties to the Midwest. I wasn't sure what city this was from, but was hoping it was STL.

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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby carbo09 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:01 pm

KMart wrote:WUSTL also has a lot of trouble reaching places like LA/SF. While it's true they have trouble placing in STL (the students are flight risks because the degree, whereas SLU and Mizzou are not), I saw you had ties to the Midwest. I wasn't sure what city this was from, but was hoping it was STL.


Ya my biggest complaint with WUSTL has been they don't place in their own city and seem to be rather sporadic in their placement for big law. I am in the process of negotiating with each schools.

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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:22 am

I think NU is a solid option here.

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Re: NU vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby Lavitz » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:11 pm

Winston1984 wrote:I think NU is a solid option here.

This. You want to work in Chicago, so I think NU is worth the extra 100K considering WUSTL's much weaker placement. 150K isn't a bad price for NU, and you get to live in Chicago during law school too.

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Re: Northwestern vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby bjsesq » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:13 pm

I want to make sure I understand: you have a scholarship at NU, or are you not factoring in COL? NU is NOT worth it at sticker, imo. Not even close.

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Re: Northwestern vs Cornell vs Michigan vs Vanderbilt vs WUSTL

Postby carbo09 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:17 pm

bjsesq wrote:I want to make sure I understand: you have a scholarship at NU, or are you not factoring in COL? NU is NOT worth it at sticker, imo. Not even close.


I am factoring COL into my numbers. The numbers I included above is a total of what going to law school would cost me during the 3 years.




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