Dear TLS commentators,
I would like to make a decision by the end of this week and would really appreciate any advice I could get.
My options are (with total scholarships):
U Chi 30K
Career goals: private practice, corporate/biglaw and ideally a federal clerkship upon graduation.
Personal info: I just turned 32 and I am concerned about debt since I will be starting my career a little later in life. I will be financing my education with loans and for this reason, I am leaning toward the latter two. At the same time, I worry that I would be sacrificing "prestige" should I go with the cheaper options.
What do you think I should do?
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NU might be the best option for you here. I don't know if the difference in money is worth the difference in prestige.
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It is not worth 90k to have slightly better clerkship prospects, particularly not given your age and your desire for fairly normal biglaw jobs. I think this comes down to whether you want to live in Chicago or Ithaca for three years and where you want to practice after.
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