GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

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GULC or Cornell

GULC (105K)
31
86%
Cornell (45K)
5
14%
 
Total votes: 36

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GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:21 pm

Ok so I'm pretty sure most will vote for GULC in this instance even though it endures persistent bashing in TLS circles for being the worst T14. But I put a poll up anyways.

I also want to ask, since I'm going to send Cornell an email soon to negotiate with GULC's offer, how much of an increase can I realistically expect from the Cornell financial aid office?

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:22 pm

Also forgot to mention I don't have a specific preference although biglaw from DC or NY will be great. Eventually though, I do want to do some international human rights work (another thing that gets constantly bashed on TLS).

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:38 pm

sorry for the bump but I'm curious is anyone is willing to answer my second question,

thanks in advance!

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:40 pm

Definitely Georgetown.

GULC will leave you with $100-120k or so worth of loans, something that is repayable if you miss the boat on biglaw and somehow end up at a small firm. Cornell will leave you with $160-180k worth of loans which really forces you into the biglaw or bust (or LRAP) zone where if you end up at a small firm, loan repayments will be rough.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:46 pm

does anyone know anything about past negotiating success stories at Cornell?

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:49 pm

dpk711 wrote:does anyone know anything about past negotiating success stories at Cornell?


Dude, it's been like 15-30 minutes. Chill out.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:49 pm

Between Georgetown with $105,000 scholarship and Cornell's offer of $45,000, Georgetown is the better choice. International Human Rights--wait for Northwestern's offer.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:53 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Between Georgetown with $105,000 scholarship and Cornell's offer of $45,000, Georgetown is the better choice. International Human Rights--wait for Northwestern's offer.


I doubt I'll get in, held in January and I have no WE.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:54 pm

Yes, but you have a 172.

P.S. I believe that NU offers an LLM in International Human Rights.

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:44 pm

I'm thinking that one vote for Cornell Law deserves an explanation lol

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:52 pm

I'm really shocked that your numbers came out that way- I got more from Cornell than you, and less from GULC than I got from Cornell!

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Re: GULC (105K) vs Cornell (45K)

Postby dpk711 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:55 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:I'm really shocked that your numbers came out that way- I got more from Cornell than you, and less from GULC than I got from Cornell!


Yeah I'm very shocked as well especially since I always was told that GULC is stingy with $$$. This is my dilemma though cuz I always wanted to go to Cornell over GULC but this might change especially if my negotiation doesn't increase my Cornell award significantly. Anyways it is what it is and I can't complain getting over 100K from a t14.




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