sheltron5000 wrote:como wrote:paraducks wrote:i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.
Really? Why? I think biglaw is probably the one area they have the most parity in.
I think I agree with you on that, the biggest difference is how deeply into the class high level biglaw will go.
On the other hand, Cornell has been very generous, and their LRAP is much more flexible than Chicago's (and I think better all around). Which opens more opportunities for gov't and public interest work.
Sheltron, I remember this woman speaking at the first ASD - http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/facult ... .cfm?id=35
She graduated from Chicago and is an administrative dean at Cornell. If I were you I would speak with her and anyone else who has had experiences at both Chicago and Cornell. Ask them about career opportunities vs debt from both schools.
Good luck with your decision!