Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

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Which school would you attend?

 
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piercehan
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Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby piercehan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:21 pm

Trying to decide which law school to attend out of:
Gtown
Mich
NW
Duke

I know the rule of thumb is to go to the best ranked school possible but seeing as these schools are all tied or neck and neck...

I want to go to a school that has the best prospects after graduation and will land me a great job with a topnotch law firm.

So what would you do and why?
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby bamboozledbear » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:26 pm

Have you visited the campuses yet?

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby showNprove » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:29 pm

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rayiner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:31 pm

The rankings belie the fact that Michigan is substantially more prestigious than the other three schools on the list. If you don't have any money at GND, then Michigan is the obvious choice.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby piercehan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:33 pm

all but duke

i dont really care about the campus. i just want to go to school, learn, hopefully do well, and get out and get a good job. so im not one of those people who worries about the atmosphere and the surrounding accommodations.
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby williestark » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:33 pm

School? wrote:I voted NW because it was the only school you didn't mention being wary of in your post


I laughed.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:34 pm

Edit: n/m
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby bamboozledbear » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:35 pm

piercehan wrote:
isn't michigan a bad idea since the economy in mich area is terrible? i assumed a large amount of mich grads stay in that state


Are you a flame? Only 10% of Michigan grads stay in the state. It feeds mainly to NYC, then Chicago, then Cali.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/michigan ... #Placement

Believe it or not, Duke grads don't mainly work in North Carolina either...
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:36 pm

M>DN>>G

Hasn't Georgetown been struggling some ITE? If money is equal and there are no other personal factors or preferences to be accounted for, Michigan seems like the obvious answer.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rayiner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:36 pm

piercehan wrote:all but duke

i dont really care about the campus. i just want to go to school, learn, hopefully do well, and get out and get a good job. so im not one of those people who worries about the atmosphere and the surrounding accommodations.

isn't michigan a bad idea since the economy in mich area is terrible? i assumed a large amount of mich grads stay in that state


Michigan has a very long history, and until the 1990s was a top-6 school. Very few grads actually stay in Michigan, though many stay in the Midwest (Chicago, etc).

http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudent ... fault.aspx

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rayiner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:37 pm

whataboutbahb wrote:M>DN>>G

Hasn't Georgetown been struggling some ITE? If money is equal and there are no other personal factors or preferences to be accounted for, Michigan seems like the obvious answer.


Everyone is struggling ITE, outside of HYS anyway. Bottom-third CCN grads are shitting themselves right now.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby facetious » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:40 pm

[quote="piercehan"]all but duke

i dont really care about the campus. i just want to go to school, learn, hopefully do well, and get out and get a good job. so im not one of those people who worries about the atmosphere and the surrounding accommodations.

isn't michigan a bad idea since the economy in mich area is terrible? i assumed a large amount of mich grads stay in that state[/quote]

reading this makes me wonder how you got into these schools. congrats on having such good options, but...really? FWIW, i agree with the above post: michigan.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby Action Jackson » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:41 pm

NU. Chicago is great. If location matters NU is the winner.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby piercehan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:43 pm

sorry did little to no research on these individual schools

and not sound ungrateful for your advice ^ but dont be a jerk. just because I do not know the history/prestige of a school other than the rankings off of USNews, does not make me unqualified to enter these schools.

i just graduated uni, got accepted and am now choosing. forgive me for JUST joining the forum today and relying mostly on the USNews rankings

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:44 pm

Edit: n/m
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:44 pm

Edit: n/m
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rondemarino » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:49 pm

this thread has potential.

:: grabs popcorn ::

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rayiner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:52 pm

thesealocust wrote:
rayiner wrote:
whataboutbahb wrote:M>DN>>G

Hasn't Georgetown been struggling some ITE? If money is equal and there are no other personal factors or preferences to be accounted for, Michigan seems like the obvious answer.


Everyone is struggling ITE, outside of HYS anyway. Bottom-third CCN grads are shitting themselves right now.


Bottom third of CCN were never exactly getting handed biglaw.


Columbia placed 74% V50 and 80% V100 for C/O 2007. Now, in Columbia's class, 82% went into private practice. That means that if you were top 90% you got a V50 firm, and people in the bottom 10% had to settle for V100.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby Lizface killah » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:54 pm

rondemarino wrote:this thread has potential.

:: grabs popcorn ::


:D

I was thinking the same thing.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby piercehan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:55 pm

i have deposits at 2 and got off of the waitlist at one last week. the other (Nw) still waiting to hear
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby rayiner » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:56 pm

Just go to Michigan. Say hi to Emmy for me. She's real nice, feel free to ask her any and all questions you have.

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:57 pm

Edit: n/m
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby im_blue » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:58 pm

Michigan > Duke > Northwestern > Georgetown

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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby piercehan » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:01 am

thanks all ... such a great consensus for michigan.
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Re: Georgetown vs Michigan vs Northwestern vs Duke

Postby Lizface killah » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:02 am

piercehan wrote:thanks all ... didnt realize it would be such a consensus on michigan. i was previously hung up on waiting for northwestern


Harvard is the Michigan of the East.




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