Columbia vs. U Chi

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Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Uchi12344 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Trying to decide between these two schools. Plan on going into politics/public interest. Finances aside, what's the better option?

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Putting the cart before the horse much?

edit: I saw your #'s in the other thread, and you have a decent shot at both, so I'll entertain.

Honestly, even though money isn't a consideration, which ever school is cheaper is probably the better decision here.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby xn3345 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:35 am

U Chi because clerkships, size, intellectualism, and CoL. Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person. (Columbia is a great school with a lot of smart people, I'm sure).

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 am

xn3345 wrote: Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person.


This is accurate

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby BrainsyK » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 am

xn3345 wrote:U Chi because clerkships, size, intellectualism, and CoL. Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person. (Columbia is a great school with a lot of smart people, I'm sure).


Columbia 1L vouching for this.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:16 am

Uchi12344 wrote:Plan on going into politics/public interest.


If you plan on going into politics, neither. Don't go to law school.

But if you're actually thinking of practicing law, then go to Chicago. Those guys are weird, and you're weird enough to have started three extremely vague threads on this in the past few days.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Nebby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:21 am

lol, politics

Columbia has superior resources for public interest.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Boutique_Associate » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:03 pm

go to whatever is cheaper (and adjust for COL)

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:11 pm

Nebby wrote:lol, politics

Columbia has superior resources for public interest.


Not that I want to pick a fight over this but I think that really depends on what sort of public interest you want to do. Chicago's clinical offerings are pretty gr8 especially if you're interested in things like police accountability, federal criminal defense, or mental health issues.

Honestly the only two factors that should matter between these two schools are whether you want to be in NY or Chicago and cost.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Nebby » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:21 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:
Nebby wrote:lol, politics

Columbia has superior resources for public interest.


Not that I want to pick a fight over this but I think that really depends on what sort of public interest you want to do. Chicago's clinical offerings are pretty gr8 especially if you're interested in things like police accountability, federal criminal defense, or mental health issues.

Honestly the only two factors that should matter between these two schools are whether you want to be in NY or Chicago and cost.

Columbia has a better LRAP. The clinical offers are similar between the two. Columbia also has a better public interest alumni network and access to a much larger public interest market.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:21 pm

Yeah, to address that question seriously: Columbia is objectively better than Chicago for PI, and the numbers reflect that. I'd say that NYU would probably be better than either, but it would come down to money, regardless.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby proteinshake » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:28 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Uchi12344 wrote:Plan on going into politics/public interest.


If you plan on going into politics, neither. Don't go to law school.

But if you're actually thinking of practicing law, then go to Chicago. Those guys are weird, and you're weird enough to have started three extremely vague threads on this in the past few days.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:40 am

BrainsyK wrote:
xn3345 wrote:U Chi because clerkships, size, intellectualism, and CoL. Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person. (Columbia is a great school with a lot of smart people, I'm sure).


Columbia 1L vouching for this.


Lol. No.

"Intellectualism"? Get outta here

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby blerggggg » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:27 am

jbagelboy wrote:
BrainsyK wrote:
xn3345 wrote:U Chi because clerkships, size, intellectualism, and CoL. Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person. (Columbia is a great school with a lot of smart people, I'm sure).


Columbia 1L vouching for this.


Lol. No.

"Intellectualism"? Get outta here


Lol, also you wanna trash the MTA but you think the CTA is any better????

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 am

blerggggg wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
BrainsyK wrote:
xn3345 wrote:U Chi because clerkships, size, intellectualism, and CoL. Nyc is dirty. The subways are sweaty and make you feel like a mole-person. (Columbia is a great school with a lot of smart people, I'm sure).


Columbia 1L vouching for this.


Lol. No.

"Intellectualism"? Get outta here


Lol, also you wanna trash the MTA but you think the CTA is any better????


CTA doesn't turn you into a mole person

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:26 pm

You should not ED either.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Jchance » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm

Columbia b/c of Ivy League--lay prestige--for politics.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:30 pm

Jchance wrote:Columbia b/c of Ivy League--lay prestige--for politics.


One again, nobody should go to law school for the sake of furthering their political careers.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby Rigo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:46 pm

OP is going to end up picking Harvard so let's save our energy.

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Re: Columbia vs. U Chi

Postby PhilNoir » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 am

Rigo wrote:OP is going to end up picking Harvard so let's save our energy.


This shit is hilarious.--This is like the second time I've seen Rigo come with that response to a poster who's thinking of law as a "come up" for a future in politics. So funny.

And either way, good luck to the OP in the cycle.




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