NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

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Best for chicago big law considering price?

NU (105k scholarship)
54
68%
Duke (120k scholarship)
7
9%
Michigan (120k scholarship)
18
23%
 
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NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby tlsuser242 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:42 am

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Nebby » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:51 am

NU

See if they can match UM

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby urbanist11 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:54 am

^ seconding Northwestern as the right call. I think you should be able to get them to match Michigan's offer - definitely negotiate.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:01 am

NU but live with your family to save money so the cost is equal or lower than Michigan and still try to negotiate price.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby tlsuser242 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:02 am

Unfortunately, I've already negotiated with Northwestern several times and this is their final offer

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:03 am

Where do your folks live?

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby tlsuser242 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:04 am

They live pretty far out in the suburbs. It would be about 1.5 hour commute to NU's law school. I am not sure that would be worth it while also trying to juggle law school

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:08 am

Just a piece of advice for negotiating with NU: if you have an offer from a higher-ranked school that you didn't list here, you should use that. Offers from higher-ranked schools are better leverage for scholarship reconsideration.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Budfox55 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:33 am

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby tlsuser242 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:43 am

Thabks so much for the advice so far! Assuming I try to negotiate with NU and fail do you think they are worth the extra ~ 25k in COA over michigan? Does Michigan have comparatively poor chicago placement and will it be a lot harder to get back to chicago from there? Thanks again!

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Lexaholik » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:01 pm

tlsuser242 wrote:I am choosing between Duke, Michigan, and NU.

NU: 105k scholarship (~150k COA)
Duke: 120k scholarship (~140k COA)
Michigan: 120k scholarship (~125k COA)

I really want to do biglaw in Chicago. It would probably be biglaw in Chicago > other legal job in Chicago > NYC biglaw

I have very strong ties to the area. I went to undergrad here, my entire family and SO are here. I have a 1.5 year experience as a paralegal at a mid size specialty firm in Chicago.

I took the LSAT once: 176/3.6x

I will be financing everything through loans. My other offers are NYU (65k scholarship) and Columbia (50k scholarship)

Any insight is helpful! I got all my deadlines extended until end of next week...let me know if addtl info is necessary or would be helpful! Thanks!


NU hands down. Michigan places well in Chicago but NU absolutely dominates in that market. You could make an argument for Duke/Michigan if you got a full ride, but 10k to 25k isn't big enough.

Local reputation is obviously part of it. K&E Chicago hires tons (I think it was 10-15 my year) of summer associates. You see the same pattern, although not as pronounced, among other Chicago firms.

But a bigger part is the access you get to useful connections. You have a huge network of alumni who will be pulling for you throughout your entire career. You have professors who are well known in the city who could be making calls on your behalf. You can do externships during the year with local employers (e.g. courts, small firms, public interest) I clerked at NDIL and that courthouse was absolutely filled with NU law clerks (probably because so many judges went to NU as well.)

Think of paying extra to go to NU as a long term investment in your legal career in Chicago.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby GFox345 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:25 pm

tlsuser242 wrote:Thabks so much for the advice so far! Assuming I try to negotiate with NU and fail do you think they are worth the extra ~ 25k in COA over michigan? Does Michigan have comparatively poor chicago placement and will it be a lot harder to get back to chicago from there? Thanks again!


I really think that there is more of an argument to be made for Michigan here. Its offer is larger, and it's COA is lower in the first place. I think, after interest, that the difference is probably more like 40-50k. I currently work at K&E and will attending Michigan starting next month. K&E in particular is a huge presence at Michigan. There are two K&E professors of law, and there is a huge café in the main common area of the Law School called K&E Café. I have worked with a huge amount of Michigan grads, and while there are very many NU grads at K&E, Michigan is very well represented. It is easily 3rd place after NU and the U of C. In addition, I have heard from partners that I know play a role in the hiring process that Michigan grads sought after just as much as NU grads. The University of Michigan itself is also a large presence in Chicago, and it is a very highly regarded school in the Midwest especially. You're going to see that same kind of respect for Michigan grads in BigLaw firms throughout Chicago.

It is definitely something of a fallacy to go from the fact that a ton of NU grads are employed in Chicago to the idea that NU has more placement power than Michigan in Chicago. Of course NU sends the bulk of its grads into Chicago just like Columbia and NYU send the bulk of their grads to New York firms. When you have a local market for BigLaw, it is hardly surprising that you find a huge number of grads from schools like NU and the U of C in Chicago and Columbia and NYU in New York.

With this in mind, it is not really fair to say that NU is a better school to attend to get Chicago Biglaw. We could get a much more accurate idea if we had a way to know the number of applicants that apply to Chicago BigLaw vs. those that actually get it. I have a hard time believing (and my conversations with partners verify this) that a Chicago firm is going to look at NU vs. UMich on a resume and make their decision based on that. It just doesn't make any sense.

Unless you can get NU to budge on the scholly offer, I would say that Michigan is a very solid option. Like I said, the difference is 50k, and on a 10-year repayment plan that boils down to about $700/month. That's not an insignificant amount of money for what seems to me to be a dubious benefit at best.

Also, I know you think you want Chicago BigLaw now (and so do I), but another reason that I personally chose Michigan was the mobility. You do see Michigan grads spread out more than graduates from any other T-14. Why not keep your options open, save 50k, and still have a very solid (and I'd say roughly equal) shot at Chicago BigLaw?

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby GFox345 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:30 pm

That commute is also absolutely terrible. Fuck that.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Londonbear » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:08 pm

Mich employment rates for biglaw is horrible for its law school ranking. Take NU, even if it is slightly more expensive. NU does great in biglaw placement in Chicago. I wouldn't take the risk for that slight difference.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby WheninLaw » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:37 pm

tlsuser242 wrote:I am choosing between Duke, Michigan, and NU.

NU: 105k scholarship (~150k COA)
Duke: 120k scholarship (~140k COA)
Michigan: 120k scholarship (~125k COA)

I really want to do biglaw in Chicago. It would probably be biglaw in Chicago > other legal job in Chicago > NYC biglaw

I have very strong ties to the area. I went to undergrad here, my entire family and SO are here. I have a 1.5 year experience as a paralegal at a mid size specialty firm in Chicago.

I took the LSAT once: 176/3.6x

I will be financing everything through loans. My other offers are NYU (65k scholarship) and Columbia (50k scholarship)

Any insight is helpful! I got all my deadlines extended until end of next week...let me know if addtl info is necessary or would be helpful! Thanks!


NU is the right play. Did you apply to UoC?

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby mogwli » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:08 pm

GFox345 wrote:
I really think that there is more of an argument to be made for Michigan here. Its offer is larger, and it's COA is lower in the first place. I think, after interest, that the difference is probably more like 40-50k. I currently work at K&E and will attending Michigan starting next month. K&E in particular is a huge presence at Michigan. There are two K&E professors of law, and there is a huge café in the main common area of the Law School called K&E Café. I have worked with a huge amount of Michigan grads, and while there are very many NU grads at K&E, Michigan is very well represented. It is easily 3rd place after NU and the U of C. In addition, I have heard from partners that I know play a role in the hiring process that Michigan grads sought after just as much as NU grads. The University of Michigan itself is also a large presence in Chicago, and it is a very highly regarded school in the Midwest especially. You're going to see that same kind of respect for Michigan grads in BigLaw firms throughout Chicago.

It is definitely something of a fallacy to go from the fact that a ton of NU grads are employed in Chicago to the idea that NU has more placement power than Michigan in Chicago. Of course NU sends the bulk of its grads into Chicago just like Columbia and NYU send the bulk of their grads to New York firms. When you have a local market for BigLaw, it is hardly surprising that you find a huge number of grads from schools like NU and the U of C in Chicago and Columbia and NYU in New York.

With this in mind, it is not really fair to say that NU is a better school to attend to get Chicago Biglaw. We could get a much more accurate idea if we had a way to know the number of applicants that apply to Chicago BigLaw vs. those that actually get it. I have a hard time believing (and my conversations with partners verify this) that a Chicago firm is going to look at NU vs. UMich on a resume and make their decision based on that. It just doesn't make any sense.

Unless you can get NU to budge on the scholly offer, No would say that Michigan is a very solid option. Like I said, the difference is 50k, and on a 10-year repayment plan that boils down to about $700/month. That's not an insignificant amount of money for what seems to me to be a dubious benefit at best.

Also, I know you think you want Chicago BigLaw now (and so do I), but another reason that I personally chose Michigan was the mobility. You do see Michigan grads spread out more than graduates from any other T-14. Why not keep your options open, save 50k, and still have a very solid (and I'd say roughly equal) shot at Chicago BigLaw?


I mean sure, you obviously might have more kids at Michigan who go to NY and other places than Chicago. Fact of the matter is though that NU will get you a substantially better chance at biglaw in Chicago than Michigan. NU biglaw percentage is 62.15%, Michigan is 50.85%. That's 12% more biglaw placement, I'd say that's substantial. I'd say it's not a fallacy at all to say NU has better biglaw placement in Chicago than Michigan. NU also is, you know, in Chicago. You have direct access to alumni (and a much larger Chicago alumni network than Michigan) versus just phone calls/emails/occasional trip.

And while it is great Michigan has a K&E cafe, it's not like that actually makes a difference in someone at K&E's mind in deciding between a NU and Michigan grad (Edit: or that all the "K&E" stuff will matter at all for literally any other firm in Chicago). Michigan does have a great reputation in Midwest for biglaw hiring, NU just has better placement statistics in (1) biglaw in general and (2) Chicago biglaw most likely...

Whether this difference makes up for the 40k+ difference in total is for OP to decide. I'd probably say it's worth it, especially considering his whole family is there.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby krads153 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:34 pm

mogwli wrote:
GFox345 wrote:
I really think that there is more of an argument to be made for Michigan here. Its offer is larger, and it's COA is lower in the first place. I think, after interest, that the difference is probably more like 40-50k. I currently work at K&E and will attending Michigan starting next month. K&E in particular is a huge presence at Michigan. There are two K&E professors of law, and there is a huge café in the main common area of the Law School called K&E Café. I have worked with a huge amount of Michigan grads, and while there are very many NU grads at K&E, Michigan is very well represented. It is easily 3rd place after NU and the U of C. In addition, I have heard from partners that I know play a role in the hiring process that Michigan grads sought after just as much as NU grads. The University of Michigan itself is also a large presence in Chicago, and it is a very highly regarded school in the Midwest especially. You're going to see that same kind of respect for Michigan grads in BigLaw firms throughout Chicago.

It is definitely something of a fallacy to go from the fact that a ton of NU grads are employed in Chicago to the idea that NU has more placement power than Michigan in Chicago. Of course NU sends the bulk of its grads into Chicago just like Columbia and NYU send the bulk of their grads to New York firms. When you have a local market for BigLaw, it is hardly surprising that you find a huge number of grads from schools like NU and the U of C in Chicago and Columbia and NYU in New York.

With this in mind, it is not really fair to say that NU is a better school to attend to get Chicago Biglaw. We could get a much more accurate idea if we had a way to know the number of applicants that apply to Chicago BigLaw vs. those that actually get it. I have a hard time believing (and my conversations with partners verify this) that a Chicago firm is going to look at NU vs. UMich on a resume and make their decision based on that. It just doesn't make any sense.

Unless you can get NU to budge on the scholly offer, No would say that Michigan is a very solid option. Like I said, the difference is 50k, and on a 10-year repayment plan that boils down to about $700/month. That's not an insignificant amount of money for what seems to me to be a dubious benefit at best.

Also, I know you think you want Chicago BigLaw now (and so do I), but another reason that I personally chose Michigan was the mobility. You do see Michigan grads spread out more than graduates from any other T-14. Why not keep your options open, save 50k, and still have a very solid (and I'd say roughly equal) shot at Chicago BigLaw?


I mean sure, you obviously might have more kids at Michigan who go to NY and other places than Chicago. Fact of the matter is though that NU will get you a substantially better chance at biglaw in Chicago than Michigan. NU biglaw percentage is 62.15%, Michigan is 50.85%. That's 12% more biglaw placement, I'd say that's substantial. I'd say it's not a fallacy at all to say NU has better biglaw placement in Chicago than Michigan. NU also is, you know, in Chicago. You have direct access to alumni (and a much larger Chicago alumni network than Michigan) versus just phone calls/emails/occasional trip.

And while it is great Michigan has a K&E cafe, it's not like that actually makes a difference in someone at K&E's mind in deciding between a NU and Michigan grad (Edit: or that all the "K&E" stuff will matter at all for literally any other firm in Chicago). Michigan does have a great reputation in Midwest for biglaw hiring, NU just has better placement statistics in (1) biglaw in general and (2) Chicago biglaw most likely...

Whether this difference makes up for the 40k+ difference in total is for OP to decide. I'd probably say it's worth it, especially considering his whole family is there.


Huh? The placement for biglaw/fed clerk for class of 2015 is the below. Are you posting about Chicago or just making up shit out of your ass?

NU: 69%
Mich: 61%

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby Budfox55 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:39 pm

krads153 wrote:
mogwli wrote:
GFox345 wrote:
I really think that there is more of an argument to be made for Michigan here. Its offer is larger, and it's COA is lower in the first place. I think, after interest, that the difference is probably more like 40-50k. I currently work at K&E and will attending Michigan starting next month. K&E in particular is a huge presence at Michigan. There are two K&E professors of law, and there is a huge café in the main common area of the Law School called K&E Café. I have worked with a huge amount of Michigan grads, and while there are very many NU grads at K&E, Michigan is very well represented. It is easily 3rd place after NU and the U of C. In addition, I have heard from partners that I know play a role in the hiring process that Michigan grads sought after just as much as NU grads. The University of Michigan itself is also a large presence in Chicago, and it is a very highly regarded school in the Midwest especially. You're going to see that same kind of respect for Michigan grads in BigLaw firms throughout Chicago.

It is definitely something of a fallacy to go from the fact that a ton of NU grads are employed in Chicago to the idea that NU has more placement power than Michigan in Chicago. Of course NU sends the bulk of its grads into Chicago just like Columbia and NYU send the bulk of their grads to New York firms. When you have a local market for BigLaw, it is hardly surprising that you find a huge number of grads from schools like NU and the U of C in Chicago and Columbia and NYU in New York.

With this in mind, it is not really fair to say that NU is a better school to attend to get Chicago Biglaw. We could get a much more accurate idea if we had a way to know the number of applicants that apply to Chicago BigLaw vs. those that actually get it. I have a hard time believing (and my conversations with partners verify this) that a Chicago firm is going to look at NU vs. UMich on a resume and make their decision based on that. It just doesn't make any sense.

Unless you can get NU to budge on the scholly offer, No would say that Michigan is a very solid option. Like I said, the difference is 50k, and on a 10-year repayment plan that boils down to about $700/month. That's not an insignificant amount of money for what seems to me to be a dubious benefit at best.

Also, I know you think you want Chicago BigLaw now (and so do I), but another reason that I personally chose Michigan was the mobility. You do see Michigan grads spread out more than graduates from any other T-14. Why not keep your options open, save 50k, and still have a very solid (and I'd say roughly equal) shot at Chicago BigLaw?


I mean sure, you obviously might have more kids at Michigan who go to NY and other places than Chicago. Fact of the matter is though that NU will get you a substantially better chance at biglaw in Chicago than Michigan. NU biglaw percentage is 62.15%, Michigan is 50.85%. That's 12% more biglaw placement, I'd say that's substantial. I'd say it's not a fallacy at all to say NU has better biglaw placement in Chicago than Michigan. NU also is, you know, in Chicago. You have direct access to alumni (and a much larger Chicago alumni network than Michigan) versus just phone calls/emails/occasional trip.

And while it is great Michigan has a K&E cafe, it's not like that actually makes a difference in someone at K&E's mind in deciding between a NU and Michigan grad (Edit: or that all the "K&E" stuff will matter at all for literally any other firm in Chicago). Michigan does have a great reputation in Midwest for biglaw hiring, NU just has better placement statistics in (1) biglaw in general and (2) Chicago biglaw most likely...

Whether this difference makes up for the 40k+ difference in total is for OP to decide. I'd probably say it's worth it, especially considering his whole family is there.


Huh? The placement for biglaw/fed clerk for class of 2015 is the below. Are you posting about Chicago or just making up shit out of your ass?

NU: 69%
Mich: 61%


I think he's talking about just big law in general. As in your numbers minus fed clerkships.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby krads153 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:40 pm

Budfox55 wrote:
krads153 wrote:
mogwli wrote:
GFox345 wrote:
I really think that there is more of an argument to be made for Michigan here. Its offer is larger, and it's COA is lower in the first place. I think, after interest, that the difference is probably more like 40-50k. I currently work at K&E and will attending Michigan starting next month. K&E in particular is a huge presence at Michigan. There are two K&E professors of law, and there is a huge café in the main common area of the Law School called K&E Café. I have worked with a huge amount of Michigan grads, and while there are very many NU grads at K&E, Michigan is very well represented. It is easily 3rd place after NU and the U of C. In addition, I have heard from partners that I know play a role in the hiring process that Michigan grads sought after just as much as NU grads. The University of Michigan itself is also a large presence in Chicago, and it is a very highly regarded school in the Midwest especially. You're going to see that same kind of respect for Michigan grads in BigLaw firms throughout Chicago.

It is definitely something of a fallacy to go from the fact that a ton of NU grads are employed in Chicago to the idea that NU has more placement power than Michigan in Chicago. Of course NU sends the bulk of its grads into Chicago just like Columbia and NYU send the bulk of their grads to New York firms. When you have a local market for BigLaw, it is hardly surprising that you find a huge number of grads from schools like NU and the U of C in Chicago and Columbia and NYU in New York.

With this in mind, it is not really fair to say that NU is a better school to attend to get Chicago Biglaw. We could get a much more accurate idea if we had a way to know the number of applicants that apply to Chicago BigLaw vs. those that actually get it. I have a hard time believing (and my conversations with partners verify this) that a Chicago firm is going to look at NU vs. UMich on a resume and make their decision based on that. It just doesn't make any sense.

Unless you can get NU to budge on the scholly offer, No would say that Michigan is a very solid option. Like I said, the difference is 50k, and on a 10-year repayment plan that boils down to about $700/month. That's not an insignificant amount of money for what seems to me to be a dubious benefit at best.

Also, I know you think you want Chicago BigLaw now (and so do I), but another reason that I personally chose Michigan was the mobility. You do see Michigan grads spread out more than graduates from any other T-14. Why not keep your options open, save 50k, and still have a very solid (and I'd say roughly equal) shot at Chicago BigLaw?


I mean sure, you obviously might have more kids at Michigan who go to NY and other places than Chicago. Fact of the matter is though that NU will get you a substantially better chance at biglaw in Chicago than Michigan. NU biglaw percentage is 62.15%, Michigan is 50.85%. That's 12% more biglaw placement, I'd say that's substantial. I'd say it's not a fallacy at all to say NU has better biglaw placement in Chicago than Michigan. NU also is, you know, in Chicago. You have direct access to alumni (and a much larger Chicago alumni network than Michigan) versus just phone calls/emails/occasional trip.

And while it is great Michigan has a K&E cafe, it's not like that actually makes a difference in someone at K&E's mind in deciding between a NU and Michigan grad (Edit: or that all the "K&E" stuff will matter at all for literally any other firm in Chicago). Michigan does have a great reputation in Midwest for biglaw hiring, NU just has better placement statistics in (1) biglaw in general and (2) Chicago biglaw most likely...

Whether this difference makes up for the 40k+ difference in total is for OP to decide. I'd probably say it's worth it, especially considering his whole family is there.


Huh? The placement for biglaw/fed clerk for class of 2015 is the below. Are you posting about Chicago or just making up shit out of your ass?

NU: 69%
Mich: 61%


I think he's talking about just big law in general. As in your numbers minus fed clerkships.


If so (and I'm too lazy to check the numbers), that's just retarded, because everybody knows clerkships >>>>>>>>>>> biglaw in terms of selectivity.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby juliuscasear90 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:44 pm

If all things were equal Duke is best choice. NU makes a lot of sense tho if you want Chicago.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby star fox » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:34 pm

Negotiate with NU. They got dat Pritzker money and have been tossing out scholarships like candy this cycle.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby matterhorn » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:43 pm

^Agree with above. I've seen several people this cycle with numbers worse than yours get significantly more money from NU (i.e. $150k+). You should be getting more money from all of these schools actually.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby mogwli » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:56 pm

krads153 wrote:If so (and I'm too lazy to check the numbers), that's just retarded, because everybody knows clerkships >>>>>>>>>>> biglaw in terms of selectivity.


I was just talking about big law placement (I subtracted fed clerkship rates).

The OP specifically mentioned he wanted to do Chicago big law, hence my emphasis on the big law numbers. Clerkships are more selective by far, yeah you're right, but it's not like everyone wants to do clerkships in the first place.

If OP is interested in transactional related work a clerkship isn't winning him any real brownie points from a firm. If he wants litigation, sure, totally helpful. That points a little moot though, as my original point about NU bigger superior choice for big law employment (either immediately post grad or post clerkship) still stands regardless.

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby landshoes » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:20 am

I'd do NU because it's not that different from Mich and you love Chicago. Living in a place where you can see the people you love and feel comfortable is important.

Good luck!

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Re: NU vs. Mich vs. Duke (chicago biglaw)

Postby existentialcrisis » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:17 am

mogwli wrote:
krads153 wrote:If so (and I'm too lazy to check the numbers), that's just retarded, because everybody knows clerkships >>>>>>>>>>> biglaw in terms of selectivity.


I was just talking about big law placement (I subtracted fed clerkship rates).

The OP specifically mentioned he wanted to do Chicago big law, hence my emphasis on the big law numbers. Clerkships are more selective by far, yeah you're right, but it's not like everyone wants to do clerkships in the first place.

If OP is interested in transactional related work a clerkship isn't winning him any real brownie points from a firm. If he wants litigation, sure, totally helpful. That points a little moot though, as my original point about NU bigger superior choice for big law employment (either immediately post grad or post clerkship) still stands regardless.


This is dumb. There's massive overlap between clerkship a and big law. The clerkship kids almost all did SAs.




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