Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

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Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

UC Berkeley $150k
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28%
Northwestern $150k
18
72%
 
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Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby btruj777 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:45 am

Hey guys! Hope all is well. Just wanted to get your opinion on these. My goal is to work Big Law for a couple of years after LS and then transition into in-house or something else (maybe IJM or Public Interest).

I will only be funding LS with Scholarships and loans.


I would absolutely love to clerk after LS.


I am leaning slightly towards NU because of big law placement and I think I Cost of Attendance would be cheaper, despite Cal's tuition being cheaper. I doubt you can get a similar 1 BR in the Bay Area for the Chicago price.

I care more about what you guys would personally pick and which degree would be more portable.

Thanks Guys!

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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby existentialcrisis » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:57 am

I think generally I'd pick whichever you like more. Where are you from and where do you want to work after school?

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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:58 am

Both are good options. If you have no geographic preference, I'd go to the one with the cheapest COA (sounds like your numbers say this is NU). Congrats.
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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby btruj777 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:07 am

existentialcrisis wrote:I think generally I'd pick whichever you like more. Where are you from and where do you want to work after school?



Thanks for the reply! I am from South Florida and would love to do Big Law in Chicago but eventually transition to in-house in Cal or work for IJM in D.C or in their field offices.

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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby btruj777 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:07 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:Both are good options. If you have no geographic preference, I'd go to the one with the cheapest COA (sounds like your numbers say this is NU). Congrats.


Thank You!

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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby existentialcrisis » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:14 am

btruj777 wrote:
existentialcrisis wrote:I think generally I'd pick whichever you like more. Where are you from and where do you want to work after school?



Thanks for the reply! I am from South Florida and would love to do Big Law in Chicago but eventually transition to in-house in Cal or work for IJM in D.C or in their field offices.


I'd probably do NU then, if Chicago biglaw is your immediate goal.

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Re: Berkeley $150k Scholarship vs. Northwestern $150k Scholarship

Postby ambrajdurbra131313 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:31 am

existentialcrisis wrote:
btruj777 wrote:
existentialcrisis wrote:I think generally I'd pick whichever you like more. Where are you from and where do you want to work after school?



Thanks for the reply! I am from South Florida and would love to do Big Law in Chicago but eventually transition to in-house in Cal or work for IJM in D.C or in their field offices.


I'd probably do NU then, if Chicago biglaw is your immediate goal.



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