Berkeley vs. Chicago Transfer Advice

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Berkeley vs. Chicago Transfer Advice

Postby Rileyfo » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:46 pm

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Re: Berkeley vs. Chicago Transfer Advice

Postby lawstu234 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:28 pm

I am also trying to make the decision between Chicago and Berkeley. Besides geographic preferences, is there any objective difference in outcomes from these two schools that I should be aware of?


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Re: Berkeley vs. Chicago Transfer Advice

Postby jphiggo » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:08 am

I usually recommend going to school in the area where you want to practice. I think you'll have great outcomes either way. I think you'll have better CA outcomes, overall, from Berkeley.


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Re: Berkeley vs. Chicago Transfer Advice

Postby WheninLaw » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:48 am

Rileyfo wrote:Any advice on whether my biglaw prospects are better in CA from Chicago or Berkeley? Or any other general advice?

Both seem to have similar jobs numbers. Chicago is more expensive tuition-wise, but Berkeley is much more expensive COL-wise.

In so far at Chicago, Berkeley, GULC. Waiting to hear from H, S, NYU. Currently on half scholly at school in T2. Job prospects at both seem much better than my current school. I'd like biglaw in California (nor Cal or so Cal) (family there). Would probably go to H or S if I got in, but my hopes aren't too high.

Any advice is much appreciated.

More than likely going to get CA from both. I would pick Berkeley due to the weather, but yeah. Congratulations.

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