UT or NU transfer

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UT or NU transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:26 am

I was admitted to both. Make an argument for one or the other. I'll post stats and goals later.

Edit: I want people to sell me on a school one way or another on why they think it's better. Not why it's better for me.

2nd Edit: I did not do a good job specifying what I wanted. I have a biglaw job offer already from my 1L SA. Ive lived in both markets and am still trying to figure out where I see myself in 2 years which is hard. I want people to sell me on their experiences and why they think its the best place, or why they think one market is better than the other. I know the numbers, I know that I will get a job barring I do something drastic in my final months which wont happen. Tell me about your experiences there and what made you want to go there or what makes you happy there. Or, tell me why you passed one up for a different school.
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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby perfunctory » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:34 am

I think you have to post your goals if you want people to argue for one or the other.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was admitted to both. Make an argument for one or the other. I want to hear some outside thoughts as I am making this decision so I want objective comparisons. I'll post stats and goals later.

I don't think you understand what "objective" means.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:48 am

OG: I literally just want people to sell me on a school one way or another on why they think its better. Not why it's better for me.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:25 am

The University of Texas School of Law is located in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1883. The school was ranked 14th by the 2017 Edition of US News & World Report's guide to the nation's top law schools.

The Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, by contrast, is located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in in 1859. The school was ranked 10th—tied with Duke—by the 2017 Edition of US News & World Report's guide to the nation's top law schools.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby lawgirl1990 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 am

Go to NU before these guys eat you alive for this post

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby candidlatke » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:10 am

go to UT if you want to work in texas more than you want biglaw

go to NU otherwise

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:12 am

lawgirl1990 wrote:Go to NU before these guys eat you alive for this post

This is a good point. On the other hand, OP, you could also go to UT before we all eat you alive for your post. I'm just trying to make sure you see BOTH SIDES of the argument here.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby rpupkin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:14 am

candidlatke wrote:go to UT if you want to work in texas more than you want biglaw

go to NU otherwise

This isn't helpful. OP asked for a an objective comparison of the schools, not an analysis conditioned on hypothetical goals like "if you want to work in Texas." Please focus.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby BholeTransfer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:34 am

Whole foods started in Austin, so that's pretty wild. On the other hand, Ferris Beuller's Day Off was filmed in Chicago. Tough choice...

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby perfunctory » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:32 am

Everything is bigger in texas and bigger is better.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby DLAW87 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Go to UT. Probably have a regional connection. Use it to your advantage.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby Sacred Cow » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:21 pm

If you have a job, why are you transferring at all? Unless you're paying sticker at your current school.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:38 pm

UT is a state school; Northwestern is a private school.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby LurkerTurnedMember » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:47 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:UT is a state school; Northwestern is a private school.


I enjoy Netflix.


Oh wait, we're actually supposed to provide relevant comments. Your old-school irrelevant private/public distinction got me.

Edit: OP you should evaluate costs. Given that you're set with employment, you should try to limit your debt as much as possible.

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:40 pm

LurkerTurnedMember wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:UT is a state school; Northwestern is a private school.


I enjoy Netflix.


Oh wait, we're actually supposed to provide relevant comments. Your old-school irrelevant private/public distinction got me.

Edit: OP you should evaluate costs. Given that you're set with employment, you should try to limit your debt as much as possible.


huh?

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby KijiStewart » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:36 pm

BholeTransfer wrote:Whole foods started in Austin, so that's pretty wild. On the other hand, Ferris Beuller's Day Off was filmed in Chicago. Tough choice...


this

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby barkschool » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:26 am

I would go to the state that makes a better Italian beef sandwich

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Re: UT or NU transfer

Postby caseysho » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:12 pm

Sacred Cow wrote:If you have a job, why are you transferring at all? Unless you're paying sticker at your current school.


I would also like to know why you're transferring...? That would help a lot...



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