TT vs Duke

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TT vs Duke

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:54 am

I am currently at a TT in Indiana/Ohio. Top 5% with law review. I would be happy working in the Midwest or the south. Duke would cost approximately $102,000 more (total debt approximately $122,000).

Other factors that may be relevant: I have significant prior we, few ties to the south.

Any suggestions?

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Benjamin1987 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am currently at a TT in Indiana/Ohio. Top 5% with law review. I would be happy working in the Midwest or the south. Duke would cost approximately $102,000 more (total debt approximately $122,000).

Other factors that may be relevant: I have significant prior we, few ties to the south.

Any suggestions?


Duke!

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby quakeroats » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:22 pm

Would you be happy working in New York or DC?

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Oldmanriver » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:59 pm

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Thank you for the advice so far.

I would be willing to work in DC/NY for a few years (let's face it I won't last longer than that anyway).

The total cost comes down to this:

To finish my degree at my current TT: Approximately $36,000
To finish my degree at Duke: Approximately $102,000

I'm happy in both markets, provided I can get a job at my current TT.

I should note I have an SA this summer at a decently sized firm, though not in my desired market.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Br3v » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Is your SA with a firm that has a good offer rate? Would you enjoy working in that location?

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:38 pm

The firm does have a high offer rate; however, it is not a location I would enjoy working in. Nothing to do with the firm, just the office location.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby rustyyoda » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:32 am

I'd negotiate for more scholarship money and stay if you feel that you can get a job in that market and you'd like being there.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby Oldmanriver » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:55 am

So you have a SA job (although not in your ideal market), you are near the top of your class, you pay relatively little money and may be able to increase your scholarship, you want to be in the market where your school is located...

Also, Duke places well in markets where you admit you would not want to stay. Duke does not have very strong placement in NC (although that may be self selection but still), and Duke is significantly more expensive...

Stay.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby los blancos » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:35 am

Oldmanriver wrote: Duke does not have very strong placement in NC


Not necessarily, but NC is a really tough nut to crack without ties generally.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby MormonChristian » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:59 pm

Duke.

Congrats on getting Law Review and top 5%.

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Re: TT vs Duke

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:55 am

Before you make a decision, PLEASE see if you can talk to some grads from your school who were magna cum laude with LR and see where they ended up. If not, try career services. If they had good outcomes it would be hard to justify paying all that extra $$$.




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