Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

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Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:15 am

This is really just a sanity check since I'm about to put down my deposit this week:

I have been all in on Duke since I started my cycle. I'm from the south and want to return, I want firm work (not a huge fan of big law but I recognize I'll have to be there for a little while probably.) Want a clerkship. Would prefer DC over NYC if I don't try to jump directly to my target market. So of the T14 Duke (and UVA) were clear favorites. I didn't like c-ville nearly as much as Durham so Duke was my number 1. 90k and WL from H and C sealed it.

However last week I was accepted to NYU, and while i would rather attend Duke, I sometimes see this reverence applied to the T6, as though it is worth sticker over all the rest of the T14.

So I guess the question is, am I crazy for turning down the preftige of NYU to go to little old Dook?
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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Lavitz » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 am

No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby OneHandedEconomist » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:18 am

Lavitz wrote:No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Peck.173 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:19 am

Was in the same situation 2 years ago & choose Duke. Employment stats aren't noticeably different than NYU + Scholarship money + MUCH lower COL (everyone seems to over look this in choosing schools, but living in Durham is much more cost effective for broke law students than living in the village)

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby grades?? » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:29 am

Yeah this is clearly Duke. Besides cheaper, etc, Duke has better placement power in DC than NYU it appears.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby guynourmin » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:37 am

got it. Yeah, Duke, esp for your goals.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Pure Applesauce » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:14 am

OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Lavitz wrote:No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby UVA2B » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:37 am

Pure Applesauce wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Lavitz wrote:No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Po$eidon » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:46 am

Not in the slightest

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby proteinshake » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:54 am

UVA2B wrote:
Pure Applesauce wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Lavitz wrote:No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

at least at sticker or anything near it*

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:59 am

Assuming you don't get any money from NYU, Duke is the clear winner here.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby corporatemandaorbust » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:09 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:This is really just a sanity check since I'm about to put down my deposit this week:

I have been all in on Duke since I started my cycle. I'm from the south and want to return, I want firm work (not a huge fan of big law but I recognize I'll have to be there for a little while probably.) Want a clerkship. Would prefer DC over NYC if I don't try to jump directly to my target market. So of the T14 Duke (and UVA) were clear favorites. I didn't like c-ville nearly as much as Durham so Duke was my number 1. 90k and WL from H and C sealed it.

However last week I was accepted to NYU, and while i would rather attend Duke, I sometimes see this reverence applied to the T6, as though it is worth sticker over all the rest of the T14.

So I guess the question is, am I crazy for turning down the preftige of NYU to go to little old Dook?


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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby proteinshake » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:12 pm

you'd also probably have to ask Duke for a deadline extension if you want to see NYU's scholly offer (since you'd have to withdraw if you deposit at Duke)

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:20 pm

proteinshake wrote:you'd also probably have to ask Duke for a deadline extension if you want to see NYU's scholly offer (since you'd have to withdraw if you deposit at Duke)


Yeah I'm basically assuming NYU is sticker since I wouldn't be able to see the offer before making a decision.

I've gotten the TLS stamp of approval so it looks like a moot issue anyway :)

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby goldenbear2020 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:28 pm

UVA2B wrote:
Pure Applesauce wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Lavitz wrote:No. You'd be crazy to pick NYU.

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Re: Am I crazy for not taking NYU (Duke$$ v NYU

Postby njdevils2626 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:53 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:you'd also probably have to ask Duke for a deadline extension if you want to see NYU's scholly offer (since you'd have to withdraw if you deposit at Duke)


Yeah I'm basically assuming NYU is sticker since I wouldn't be able to see the offer before making a decision.

I've gotten the TLS stamp of approval so it looks like a moot issue anyway :)


That said, you should probably try and see if you can use the NYU acceptance as leverage for a scholarship increase from Duke. I don't know how receptive they are to that, but worst they can say is no and you're in the same spot as now.



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