Stanford or Columbia?

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Stanford or Columbia?

Postby crazi4law » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:05 pm

I am planning to work in a US BigLaw firm's Asian office in the future, and perhaps working in NYC for a couple years before that. Would Stanford law or Columbia law better equip me in my career route, including the possibility of making partner? I understand that Stanford is in the YHS top tier in terms of prestige, but that Columbia may be slightly better for BigLaw...


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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:16 pm

Stanford. Columbia is not better for BigLaw.

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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby J90 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:17 pm

Seriously? It doesn't matter necessarily, in terms of getting that job overseas, especially if you already speak the language. Go where you get more money. Both will place you where you want to go assuming you perform during 1L and beyond. I'll guarantee Columbia's not better than Stanford for Big Law, though.

Stanford will have more name recognition overseas, though. It may afford you better exit options out of the firm job. Keep in mind there's no guarantee that anyone'll make partner, and there's certainly zero predictive value in that now. You may not be in Big Law forever.

Edit: Oh, and you actually need to get into both first... looking at your past posts, "How high of an LSAT will I need to get money at Columbia?" you certainly haven't. This thread is moot. Get into these schools and come back.
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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby spyke123 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:19 pm

you already got into columbia?

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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby bowser » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 pm

I go to Columbia. It's an awesome school for Biglaw. Stanford is awesome-er.

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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:04 am

HYS is HYS for a reason. Columbia is a terrific school, but it's clearly a step down.

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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

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Re: Stanford or Columbia?

Postby heythatslife » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 am

Let's worry about this when you're holding admit letters from both schools. By the way, it's going to be very difficult to get into Stanford with that 3.69 GPA of yours. Not saying you can't, but only that statistically the odds are very much stacked against you.

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