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Michigan vs Duke

Postby ellendegenital » Tue May 30, 2017 6:42 pm

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby cornell2020 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:56 pm

Doesn't Michigan still cost like $30k less than Duke?

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby grades?? » Tue May 30, 2017 7:05 pm

If cost is the same, totally duke. I say that as someone who had multiple friends target Miami firms at oci and get offers. In fact, Duke has an early interview day in Miami specifically. As long as you have some ties to south Florida, and given the number of people I know who wanted Miami and got Miami, I would strongly support Duke as a way to get to Miami. But you are going to need ties, regardless whether Duke or Michigan. Given you have ties, and Duke is the big name in the southern market that has a legitimate pipeline into Miami, I think this is a no brainer.

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby ellendegenital » Tue May 30, 2017 7:15 pm

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby ellendegenital » Tue May 30, 2017 7:17 pm

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby existentialcrisis » Tue May 30, 2017 8:27 pm

I would do Duke. I'm pretty sure that, anecdotes aside, Miami biglaw is very difficult to get basically from anywhere (given the small number of SAs) so I'd be prepared to hustle your ass off and think about what backup options you'd be ok with.

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 31, 2017 1:03 pm

Duke is proving to be the better school, although the two will remain close. At equal scholarship you should choose where you'd rather be and where you feel more comfortable.

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby michlaw » Wed May 31, 2017 1:26 pm

With Miami as your objective Duke is the better choice for sure.

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby nyu2019maybeplease » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:15 am

Geographically seems to make sense.

If you loved Michigan that much when you visited, email admissions, explain your situation, and have them hook you up with some MLaw alums in Miami. They'll give you an honest answer.

Best of luck!

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby scubasteve2 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Michigan seems like the smarter choice...it's been stronger longer and if you look at the big firms, they all seem to have at least as many Michigan grads as Duke grads.

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby chargers21 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:17 pm

scubasteve2 wrote:Michigan seems like the smarter choice...it's been stronger longer and if you look at the big firms, they all seem to have at least as many Michigan grads as Duke grads.

Duke is a smaller school, so math

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Re: Michigan vs Duke

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:51 pm

chargers21 wrote:
scubasteve2 wrote:Michigan seems like the smarter choice...it's been stronger longer and if you look at the big firms, they all seem to have at least as many Michigan grads as Duke grads.

Duke is a smaller school, so math

and what does "stronger longer" mean? Duke's has had better numbers over recent years. If you're referring to US News, who cares...there's really no difference between 8 and 10.




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