UPDATE NU at 165k, Michigan at 150K, Cornell at 150K

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NU at 165K or Michigan at 150k?

NU at 165K
1
20%
Cornell at 150k
3
60%
Michigan at 150k
0
No votes
Reapply /Other
1
20%
 
Total votes: 5

tfarunner
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UPDATE NU at 165k, Michigan at 150K, Cornell at 150K

Postby tfarunner » Tue May 12, 2015 9:59 am

So update. I was originally deciding between NU at 165 k and Michigan at 150K, but recently have an offer of 150k from Cornell. Curious what the opinions are on this new development.

Re-take and re-apply are also still options. If I'm being very honest/transparent the dream is HYS, but I also recognize dreams aren't necessarily practical and these options may be the best bet.
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Tiago Splitter
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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue May 12, 2015 10:02 am

Both are totally defensible. I'd take Northwestern because its biglaw placement has been stronger in recent years but the difference isn't so big that you'd be crazy to choose Michigan if you really prefer it.

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 12, 2015 10:03 am

Great options; can't go wrong with either choice! Congrats!

(I'd also take NU)

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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue May 12, 2015 10:08 am

Northwestern is the better choice for biglaw placement, but either option seems reasonable. NU & Michigan offer very different environments--so it may come down to personal preference. Great results based on your two LSAT scores of 168.

P.S. Was your masters in education policy from Harvard ?

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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby TasmanianToucan » Tue May 12, 2015 10:08 am

The employment numbers are close enough that I think the price difference perfectly balances it out.

Either choice is great, so which school do you like better? They seem to be very different places.

tfarunner
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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby tfarunner » Tue May 12, 2015 10:32 am

I like NU and the location is obviously wonderful, but there are aspects I am not completely in love with and as someone wanting to do litigation as opposed to transactional, I'm not sure how that would factor in. As for Michigan, I've never been and have no idea how I feel about the school. Could anyone take a stab at describing the culture?

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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 13, 2015 1:55 pm

This would be an Ann Arbor vs. Chicago decision driven by personal preference for me.

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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Wed May 13, 2015 1:58 pm

tfarunner wrote:I like NU and the location is obviously wonderful, but there are aspects I am not completely in love with and as someone wanting to do litigation as opposed to transactional, I'm not sure how that would factor in. As for Michigan, I've never been and have no idea how I feel about the school. Could anyone take a stab at describing the culture?


How long before you have to make the decision? Can you visit?

hearsay77
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Re: NU at 165k or Michigan at 150K

Postby hearsay77 » Wed May 13, 2015 3:15 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Great options; can't go wrong with either choice! Congrats!

(I'd also take NU)


+1 - I also picked NU over Michigan at a 15k price difference (but with much smaller scholarships than you have)




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