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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Thu May 07, 2015 6:34 pm

Cornell

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Cornell is the obvious choice if you're targeting NYC (since Columbia & NYU are too expensive in your case).

Might be a better presentation of your options if you calculated the total COA for each school.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby DaHead2Head514 » Thu May 07, 2015 7:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Cornell is the obvious choice if you're targeting NYC (since Columbia & NYU are too expensive in your case).

Might be a better presentation of your options if you calculated the total COA for each school.


How is Cornell's placement, generally speaking, in NY big law? Essentially, where would I have to place in the class to get a reasonable offer?
Additionally, how are clerkship placements? Online data can be slightly misleading regarding that.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 07, 2015 7:08 pm

Median at Cornell could yield NYC biglaw offers. Cornell is known as a pipeline to NYC biglaw.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby Butter » Thu May 07, 2015 7:52 pm

Cornell is great. Go there.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby usn26 » Thu May 07, 2015 8:41 pm

Cornell would save your family some cash while still giving you a solid shot at NYC BL/clerking.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby Yeezus » Thu May 07, 2015 9:53 pm

Judging by the most recent employment stats I think it's safe to say that even below median can get you NYC biglaw from Cornell.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby WeeBey » Thu May 07, 2015 10:18 pm

If you prefer Duke, I think its still justifiable. Although their scholarship is 40k less, the lower tuition and COL probably brings the difference down to about $20k.

Yeezus wrote:Judging by the most recent employment stats I think it's safe to say that even below median can get you NYC biglaw from Cornell.


I think when folks refer to median they generally mean the entire middle 1/3 since that whole range may only have a small GPA spread.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby Lavitz » Sat May 09, 2015 12:56 am

DaHead2Head514 wrote:How is Cornell's placement, generally speaking, in NY big law? Essentially, where would I have to place in the class to get a reasonable offer?
Additionally, how are clerkship placements? Online data can be slightly misleading regarding that.

Not sure what "reasonable offer" means. You could have a 3.0 and get a "reasonable offer." There's a lot more to it than grades. If you're normal and somewhere around median, you'll be fine.

Also not sure what's misleading about the clerkship data. If you're top 10% or slightly below, you have a good shot at getting a clerkship. And the new Dean has been ramping up clerkship resources.

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat May 09, 2015 6:22 pm

Cornell easily

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Re: Cornell ($$$) vs. Columbia (sticker) vs. NYU ($), etc.

Postby metroidbum » Sat May 09, 2015 10:01 pm

Cornell is a great option, though I still think as a KJD you should take time off to gain general life experience and maturity.




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