NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

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stillswimming72
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NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby stillswimming72 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:16 am

I am sitting with my stuff ready to move to Duke for law school. I paid my deposit and signed a lease for an apartment. I got a call from NYU telling me I'm off the waitlist and have been accepted. I am thrilled but don't know what to do. Duke gave me a generous scholarship and I'm all set to attend, but I really wanted to be in NYC for law school. Eventually, I want to work in the NY market after graduating. While I can cover the remaining cost of Duke so I can graduate without debt, I would have to take out loans for NYU.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

sparkytrainer
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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby sparkytrainer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:20 am

No brainer Duke, especially if you dont have to take out loans. Thats a win win. Plus Duke has one of the top 3 highest biglaw and fed clerk rates and places extremely well in NYC. Everyone I know who wanted NYC biglaw got it.

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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am

Yeah, Duke for sure. The only thing that would change things for you is a scholarship offer close to Duke's.

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proteinshake
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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby proteinshake » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:02 am

Duke. wanting to be in NYC for law school isn't a good reason to pay significantly more.

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Mikey
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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:28 am

Duke can get you you nyc, and since you won't have to take out loans, go with duke. It's a great school!

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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby ithrowds » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:32 am

Duke will get you NY biglaw. Also tuition aside, cost of living during law school will be WAY cheaper in Durham.

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Sprout
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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby Sprout » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:51 am

ithrowds wrote:Duke will get you NY biglaw. Also tuition aside, cost of living during law school will be WAY cheaper in Durham.

Duke x100

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Re: NYU (sticker) vs. Duke (scholly)

Postby chargers21 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:56 pm

Just throwing another "Duke" out there in the hopes you don't make a terrible decision




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