CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

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CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:30 am

This issue came up for me after getting my October scores back (did better than I expected and now am considering EDing to CCN), but I feel like the issue applies to at least a few other TLSers.

Basically, if an applicant is borderline at CCN with ED (so likely no $$) vs. possibility of getting in regular decision perhaps with $$ at MVP (and whatever other T14s they may have a shot at with regular decision), which is the "better" option? ("Better" meaning, as I think it would for a lot of people, debt minimization/ability to pay off loans.)

So what is the "better" option in this case? CCN ED w/ no $$ but better chances at big law vs. the rest of the T14 with a partial scholarship but less likely to land big law?

Maybe this is overly subjective, and maybe it doesn't apply to as many people as I think it does. Even if that's the case, then I could really use some advice lol.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby American_in_China » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:15 am

I am interested in this.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby yuzu » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:24 am

Depends on career goals, financial situation, regional preferences, etc. If your heart were set on living in New York and you wanted NY biglaw more than anything, CLS/NYU would be an easy choice. In other situations, saving money may be the better choice. Keep in mind that not all lawyers enjoy the stressful world of biglaw, and having the option to switch to a less demanding position without a huge debt burden is an important factor.

My impression was that ED to CCN doesn't give you much boost, so I think you are justified in not doing so if you think it might not be the best path for you.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:55 am

westinghouse60 wrote:This issue came up for me after getting my October scores back (did better than I expected and now am considering EDing to CCN), but I feel like the issue applies to at least a few other TLSers.

Basically, if an applicant is borderline at CCN with ED (so likely no $$) vs. possibility of getting in regular decision perhaps with $$ at MVP (and whatever other T14s they may have a shot at with regular decision), which is the "better" option? ("Better" meaning, as I think it would for a lot of people, debt minimization/ability to pay off loans.)

So what is the "better" option in this case? CCN ED w/ no $$ but better chances at big law vs. the rest of the T14 with a partial scholarship but less likely to land big law?

Maybe this is overly subjective, and maybe it doesn't apply to as many people as I think it does. Even if that's the case, then I could really use some advice lol.


Numbers?

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:40 am

Oh, you have numbers.

I'd grab the money this cycle personally. You seem like a lock for NYU, which gives you a hell of a shot at big law (assuming you want to work in NYC). Money at Penn is nothing to sneeze at, but firms don't reach as deep into the class there. Michigan gives you the Chicago market. Northwestern might throw a pile of money at you potentially.

Use this: http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby soviet1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:56 am

Last cycle I got a 175 on the october LSAT and had a 3.4 LSAC GPA (3.6 on the transcript). I applied in mid December and got tons of waitlists and only a couple acceptances in the t-14. My advice is to get those apps in ASAP. If you wait, you're going to be stuck in WL hell. So get on it! Good luck!

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:54 am

I'm debating this choice too, i want BigLaw, doesn't necessarily have to be NYC (though I assume NYC has the most jobs available). 172/3.68 GPA. not sure if i should toss an ED app to CCN.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby otnemem » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:10 am

Both a 3.4/175 (OP) and a 172/3.68 have a strong shot at NYU RD. I wouldn't ED if I were you, especially if you aren't dead set on NYC.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:17 am

otnemem wrote:Both a 3.4/175 (OP) and a 172/3.68 have a strong shot at NYU RD. I wouldn't ED if I were you, especially if you aren't dead set on NYC.


I'd be dead set on NYC. Your job prospects are unilaterally shittier elsewhere.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:20 pm

otnemem wrote:Both a 3.4/175 (OP) and a 172/3.68 have a strong shot at NYU RD. I wouldn't ED if I were you, especially if you aren't dead set on NYC.


Serious about RD NYU chances? How about Chicago w/ RD? Also, I don't have a preference for a market, I'm just willing to go where there are jobs.

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:22 pm

This is relevant to my interests as I am considering ED at Northwestern vs ED at Chicago. 3.54/176

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Re: CCN w/ ED vs. rest of T14 w/ possibility of $$?

Postby Strange » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:36 am

westinghouse60 wrote:
otnemem wrote:Both a 3.4/175 (OP) and a 172/3.68 have a strong shot at NYU RD. I wouldn't ED if I were you, especially if you aren't dead set on NYC.


Serious about RD NYU chances? How about Chicago w/ RD? Also, I don't have a preference for a market, I'm just willing to go where there are jobs.


Our numbers are similar so I'm interested in this as well. Very uncertain as to whether to ED to somewhere or not




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