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Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:02 pm
by zeglo
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Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($)

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:13 pm
by ZVBXRPL
u just get off wl or something? If so, did u get feeler and under review on status checker? how long after did u get acceptance?

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($)

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:15 pm
by grades??
For sure duke. Better big law + fed clerk numbers plus significantly cheaper than nyu.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:04 pm
by Bach-City
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Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($)

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 pm
by ernie
grades?? wrote:For sure duke. Better big law + fed clerk numbers plus significantly cheaper than nyu.

BL/FC is only a rough proxy for quality of outcomes. Duke has better BL/FC than Harvard, for example, but no one thinks that Duke outperforms Harvard in job placement.

The reason that Duke has higher BL/FC than NYU is because NYU has traditionally had a disproportionate number of students go into the PI realm.

Having said that, OP, I would personally not advise attending either school at this price. It is too much debt. Instead, I would head back to the negotiating table and leverage your other T13 offers.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:08 pm
by cron1834
The answer is almost certainly getting a bigger scholarship than this at, say, Cornell. For generic biglaw goals, I don't see any reason to get into this much debt.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($)

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:25 pm
by Wild Card
ernie wrote:
grades?? wrote:For sure duke. Better big law + fed clerk numbers plus significantly cheaper than nyu.

BL/FC is only a rough proxy for quality of outcomes. Duke has better BL/FC than Harvard, for example, but no one thinks that Duke outperforms Harvard in job placement.

The reason that Duke has higher BL/FC than NYU is because NYU has traditionally had a disproportionate number of students go into the PI realm.

Having said that, OP, I would personally not advise attending either school at this price. It is too much debt. Instead, I would head back to the negotiating table and leverage your other T13 offers.


I think that these posters are ready to argue that Duke is hands-down better than Harvard because its BL/FC is better.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:33 am
by Lavitz
Duke is certainly not a "better" school than NYU simply because its BL+FC number is higher, but it's also not worse. Since I'm guessing the total difference in COA will end up being at least $50,000, and the schools have roughly the same opportunities, I'd go with Duke.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:13 am
by cavalier1138
Bach-City wrote:I'd say Duke. NYU's membership in the CCN is basically honorary at this point. Better BigLaw numbers, and COL is much lower in addition to the bigger scholarship. Real difference in money is much larger between the two schools.


This is horseshit, but the OP should still go to Duke (or better yet, a cheaper T13 option like Cornell), because it's the cheaper option and doesn't make an appreciable difference for their goals.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:33 am
by kingpin101
Lol, I remember when TSLers started raving about Penn's biglaw numbers but now it seems to be Duke.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:43 am
by Ohiobumpkin
Did you apply to any lower t-14? Seems like you could get a pretty hefty scholarship from schools like Cornell with those numbers.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:26 pm
by chargers21
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Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:32 pm
by cron1834
Cornell was the answer. Bad OP.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:40 pm
by cavalier1138
chargers21 wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:Did you apply to any lower t-14? Seems like you could get a pretty hefty scholarship from schools like Cornell with those numbers.

OP already turned down Cornell with 105k iirc


Why is this a trend this year?

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:04 pm
by ernie
This is crazy. Duke and Cornell are peer schools. Cornell with $105k is far and away a better outcome than Duke with $60k.

OP, did you withdraw from Cornell, or just rule it out? If you ruled it out, rule it back in. If you withdrew, try to undo that. Worst they can say is no.

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:05 pm
by chargers21
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Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:44 pm
by proteinshake
people turned down Cornell because it's ranked 13 and not 10 :roll:

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:21 pm
by chargers21
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Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:24 pm
by proteinshake
chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:people turned down Cornell because it's ranked 13 and not 10 :roll:

Throwing shade? 8) :lol:

no, the eye roll was at people basing their decisions on rankings haha

Re: Duke ($$) or NYU ($) for East Coast Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:08 pm
by chargers21
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