people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

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Duke or Texas

Duke (35k more)
13
52%
UTexas
12
48%
 
Total votes: 25

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people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby TheThreader » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:22 pm

For texas biglaw, what is better: Duke or Texas?

Duke would be 35k more.

From Texas.

Somewhat interested in energy, but also interested in corporate

Would hate NYC or the deep south (al, mi, la) - but for texas anyways

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nealric
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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby nealric » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:32 pm

I don't think you could really go wrong. However, I would choose Texas if you forced me to make a decision.

You might have a small bit more grade leeway from Duke, but there were also be fewer Texas firms at OCI.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:42 pm

I agree that you cannot really go wrong, but I'm not certain as to how much it would help to go to Duke over UT.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby thexfactor » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:46 pm

TheThreader wrote:For texas biglaw, what is better: Duke or Texas?

Duke would be 35k more.

From Texas.

Somewhat interested in energy, but also interested in corporate

Would hate NYC or the deep south (al, mi, la) - but for texas anyways


You should be 100% committed to the texas market if you go to texas. If there is any doubt in your mind, I would choose duke.
My philosophy is that in this market, worry about job prospects first. Not location. Duke has a decent amount better placement for 35k more. I would take duke.
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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby Stanford4Me » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:14 pm

Texas.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby TheThreader » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:50 pm

You should be 100% committed to texas


???????

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby TheThreader » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:04 pm

could use a larger sample size!

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:06 pm

TheThreader wrote:
You should be 100% committed to texas


???????


Face it, the lay-prestige of UT is still not even close to the lay-prestige of Dook, unless you're in Texas.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
TheThreader wrote:
You should be 100% committed to texas


???????


Face it, the lay-prestige of UT is still not even close to the lay-prestige of Dook, unless you're in Texas.


TheThreader wrote:For texas biglaw, what is better: Duke or Texas?

Oh, hai.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:32 am

Have not gone through OCI. Do go to UT. The Texas firms recruit here, and recruit here aggressively. If you're from Texas and get top 40% you're damn near a lock for BigLaw in Texas.

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Re: people that have gone through OCI only-Duke or UT for BigTex

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:Have not gone through OCI. Do go to UT. The Texas firms recruit here, and recruit here aggressively. If you're from Texas and get top 40% you're damn near a lock for BigLaw in Texas.

Note to mod: IDK if this qualifies as abusing anon. I hope not. If so and you wish to out me, kindly delete my post altogether. Thanks :)

Considering only 26% of Texas students had NLJ 250 jobs in the c/o 2010, you'll have to excuse me for being skeptical in thinking that top 40% isn't anywhere close to a lock. And that's not even the worst of the data to come. If the difference is only 35k total, my vote is for Duke.




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