NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Where I should deposit? :)

Michigan
13
24%
Duke
18
33%
Cornell
24
44%
 
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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Lawschool305 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:04 pm

Pick whichever because now tuition is practically equal between Michigan and Cornell. Congrats on a successful negotiation!

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby herecomesthesun » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:11 pm

Also, as a current MLaw student, I can readily say that Phid party is not representative of normal culture here. There are parties, and yes, a decent amount of drinking, but other than that once-a-semester blowout, the place is pretty chill. I also do not like that scene, and you're totally not alone if you choose not to go to Phid party

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby existentialcrisis » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:56 pm

I say Cornell because that's a solid price, and it's relatively close to your SO.

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby crookedsmile » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:21 pm

Cornell after that update.

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:30 pm

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Re: Michigan, Duke, or Cornell?

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:26 pm

proteinshake wrote:she said don't quote


BTW thanks for this!

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:27 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:Congrats on a successful negotiation!
Thank you! Hoping now for Duke!

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby UVA2B » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:28 pm

Ithaca is gorges.

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Re: Updated: Michigan (105K), Duke (90K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby chargers21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:30 pm

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:53 pm

I shouldn't have made this thread until now, but updated with probably the final scholarship amounts! Can't believe how quickly everything went - super grateful.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:57 pm

based in your pro/con list it seems you like Duke the most? If that's the case, then Duke, especially with the updated offer.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Po$eidon » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:00 pm

I still say Cornell but it's absolutely up to your tastes

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Malarkey » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:17 pm

I know you shouldn't usually choose a law school based on whether or not you liked the vibe, but I'd be a little wary of committing to Duke before visiting. Seems like you liked Cornell and Michigan. When the schools are this close together in cost and employment outcomes, there's something valuable in that.

Try and visit Duke. In my opinion, Cornell still suits your goals and needs the best, but you can't make a wrong choice here.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:43 pm

Malarkey wrote:I know you shouldn't usually choose a law school based on whether or not you liked the vibe, but I'd be a little wary of committing to Duke before visiting. Seems like you liked Cornell and Michigan. When the schools are this close together in cost and employment outcomes, there's something valuable in that.

Try and visit Duke. In my opinion, Cornell still suits your goals and needs the best, but you can't make a wrong choice here.


Thanks! I actually didn't really like Michigan. Like objectively I like the law school but the entire "vibe" wasn't there. Cornell felt more like where I could see myself being. I'm definitely not making a decision before visiting Duke, and I know I'm lucky that I have options to essentially pick which one I just like better.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:44 pm

Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby KMart » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:45 pm

proteinshake wrote:based in your pro/con list it seems you like Duke the most? If that's the case, then Duke, especially with the updated offer.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby existentialcrisis » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:06 pm

Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

Edit: I'm not a lawyer I'm a 3L. But still no.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Lincoln » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:08 pm

Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Nebby » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:34 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby KMart » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:43 pm

existentialcrisis wrote:
Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

im surprised and upset this is still being asked so let's reiterate it yet again

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:46 pm

KMart wrote:
existentialcrisis wrote:
Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

im surprised and upset this is still being asked so let's reiterate it yet again


I've seen (and heard at ASWs) about firms hat only go to t10 schools to interview, but I know what the consensus on this site would say, which is why I asked. I haven't seen any data for either point, so I'm kind of blind as a 0L

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby existentialcrisis » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Keilz wrote:
KMart wrote:
existentialcrisis wrote:
Keilz wrote:Question for lawyers: are there any downsides to Cornell being lower ranked? In terms of firms that interview, government positions, etc.?


No.

im surprised and upset this is still being asked so let's reiterate it yet again


I've seen (and heard at ASWs) about firms hat only go to t10 schools to interview, but I know what the consensus on this site would say, which is why I asked. I haven't seen any data


The t10 is not a real thing. It's an especially laughable idea because the rankings at that level change all the time. I genuinely don't know the order of the 8-12 schools.

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby chargers21 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:51 pm

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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:54 pm

chargers21 wrote:Just so that you're aware, I think UM underestimates COA relative to Duke's overestimate. So all COAs are probably near equal. Duke will have cool people :lol: but if I recall your SO and you are the real deal so the Cornell location might be helpful if you aren't rich enough to constantly fly


Yeah, with lawyers club Michigan only includes like $2,000 for all other room and food expenses (incl breakfast and weekend meals) so it's definitely more. I'm sure their 2017-18 tuition will be similar to Duke and cornell.

Duke is about 7 hours from me, which is the same as my UG. I only flew once or twice. Driving was the most convenient.
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Re: NEW POLL & updated (lol): Michigan (105K), Duke (105K), or Cornell (120K)?

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 pm

chargers21 wrote:Just so that you're aware, I think UM underestimates COA relative to Duke's overestimate. So all COAs are probably near equal. Duke will have cool people :lol: but if I recall your SO and you are the real deal so the Cornell location might be helpful if you aren't rich enough to constantly fly

+1 which is why I'm mostly think this is a matter of choosing the schools Keilz likes most / will be happiest at



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