Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

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Which law school?

Michigan ($120k)
38
88%
Columbia (sticker)
4
9%
NYU (sticker)
1
2%
 
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Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby aneesam14 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:20 am

The offers I'm considering are:

Michigan ($120k)
Columbia (sticker)
NYU (sticker)

Goals are to do fed clerkships and enter biglaw (preferably in CA, but am open to NYC and Chicago as well). Thoughts? Would I be crazy to give up the $$ for the "brand" given my post law school ambitions? I would be financing everything through loans.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby jjcorvino » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:47 am

Michigan

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Nebby » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:16 am

jjcorvino wrote:Michigan

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Lavitz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:17 am

Nebby wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Michigan

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Fiddlesticks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:18 am

Lavitz wrote:
Nebby wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Michigan

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby michlaw » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:36 am

Columbia

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 pm

michlaw wrote:Columbia

:?:

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:11 pm

yes you would be crazy to drop that amount of money on whatever "brand" you think Columbia and NYU have over Michigan.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby BoyJord » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:13 pm

Rigo wrote:
michlaw wrote:Columbia

:?:

calling troll on this one

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby michlaw » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:31 pm

I don't think the CA big law that the op wants is all that achievable from any of these schools. Fed clerkship's are a small target. So NYC big law is a highly likely outcome. I think those who went to law school in NYC (clearly HYS also) just fit in better in NYC big law.
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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby dabigchina » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:35 pm

I would say Columbia and nyu are about equal with Michigan in California ( especially Northern California). All that ccn nonsense kind of goes out the window around here. Somebody might jump in and argue they have an ever so slight advantage in recruiting. Whatever the advantage is, it's not worth 120k. Go with the money.

Cn have an undeniable edge in nyc but it doesn't sound like you are all that jazzed about nyc.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:49 pm

Rigo wrote:
michlaw wrote:Columbia

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dont act like u dont want that prestige

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:51 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
michlaw wrote:Columbia

:?:

dont act like u dont want that prestige

What's a Columbia? I'm on the Harvard waitlist.
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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:02 pm

Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
michlaw wrote:Columbia

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dont act like u dont want that prestige

What's a Columbia? I'm on the Harvard waitlist.
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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby aneesam14 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Yes, not particularly enthusiastic about NYC. Right now, my hope for after college is to end up in SF/SV, Chicago, NYC in that order. Possibly D.C. as well. If all these schools have around the same chance at CA biglaw, would Michigan have an advantage in Chicago given Midwest representation? I know clerkships are a long shot too of course, but I'd like to maximize my chances there as well.

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Re: Michigan vs NYU vs Columbia

Postby gargleblaster » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:21 pm

Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
michlaw wrote:Columbia

:?:

dont act like u dont want that prestige

What's a Columbia? I'm on the Harvard waitlist.


I think Colombia is where the drugs come from



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