Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

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Duke vs Vandy

Duke
18
86%
Vandy
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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MrBalloons

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Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:10 pm

My options are roughly:

Duke: COA 110k
Vandy: COA 70k

That COA is financed with loans. From the South and wouldn't mind staying somewhere and working in a major city (Atlanta, Nash, Charlotte), but I'm not DC or Cali averse.

My GPA is the limiting factor with my numbers, so a retake and reapply won't get me too much.

Basically, is Duke worth 40k more than Vandy given this info?

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Re: Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:11 pm

What type of work do you want to be in?

If the answer is biglaw, then Duke. If it's just any type of law in the South, then I think Vandy would be fine for you.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

Postby MrBalloons » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:52 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:What type of work do you want to be in?

If the answer is biglaw, then Duke. If it's just any type of law in the South, then I think Vandy would be fine for you.

Yeah, good catch. Should've clarified that I'm not big law averse either. I expect to put in my big law time, anyway, to get a hold of the debt.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

Postby existentialcrisis » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:19 pm

MrBalloons wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:What type of work do you want to be in?

If the answer is biglaw, then Duke. If it's just any type of law in the South, then I think Vandy would be fine for you.

Yeah, good catch. Should've clarified that I'm not big law averse either. I expect to put in my big law time, anyway, to get a hold of the debt.


Duke is worth 40k more if that's your goal.

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Re: Duke ($$) vs Vandy ($$$)

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Vandy 3L here.

If your numbers are right, I'd say Duke is worth the extra $$. The 28% advantage in biglaw and fed clerk placement is well worth it.



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