Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

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Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU

Poll ended at Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Stay at WUSTL
22
65%
Go to NYU
12
35%
 
Total votes: 34

WashULawyer
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Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

Postby WashULawyer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:45 pm

I received news the other day that I had been accepted to NYU. I currently am at WUSTL in the top 5%, on law review, with a very significant scholarship, and I worked as an R.A. to a professor this summer. I am very comfortable with the people here, although unfortunately some of my better friends are transferring to some other schools as well.

As far as WUSTL OCI I have 12 interviews for their NY interview program this Thursday, including many of the big shot firms. I have 4 in DC and have over 20 for OCI, although many of those firms are smaller firms in random cities or local St. Louis firms. I also have a couple of interviews in the Miami area scheduled for the week that NYU's early interview program is scheduled to begin.

Should I stay at WUSTL, where I now have a good shot at graduating number one, securing one of the few court of appeals clerkships if I decide to go that route, and will save significant money, or should I go to NYU? Securing employment in New York is not my number one priority either.

duckmoney
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Re: Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

Postby duckmoney » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:48 pm

It sounds like you won't have a better chance at anything at NYU than at WUSTL. Plus WUSTL is cheap. Stay.

Also, if you're not on a full ride, you could ask for one now that you have a T6 acceptance in hand.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:54 pm

Stay.

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stratocophic
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Re: Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

Postby stratocophic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:05 am

Definitely stay. Your GPA is in range for any firm and it's cheap. No reason to leave unless you just don't like WUSTL or something... and even then I'd suck it up for 2 years and save the 60k or 80k difference.

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romothesavior
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Re: Should I stay at WUSTL or go to NYU?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:45 am

Ask for more money. Either way, stay. I see little few pros to leaving, and even if there are some (and I'm sure there are), they aren't worth giving up your grades, LR, and scholarships. And your OCI interviews.




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