unlicensedpotato wrote:O.k., I was just accepted to UVA and Cornell this week. I realize these two schools are extremely different environments. I would be attending either one at sticker I believe. I am interested in doing tax law big law in either Texas or NYC. UVA seems like a no brainer on the basis of better tax program, more business oriented classes, higher ranking, probably better able to place in Texas, etc. Also more fun to go to I suspect. I'm just wondering if y'all considered Cornell and how you think UVA worked out in comparison and if you think I'm missing a big issue
I visited both during their respective asws. Here are my thoughts about your comments.
- I am not convinced UVA is more fun than Cornell. They are both so similar in environment that its bizarre to me Cornell gets dumped on as a miserable place while uva is reputed as awesome. Granted I visited Cornell when the weather was nice but I don't think youll have less fun there. What ultimately makes Cornell more dull is its location in the middle of nowhere, not the weather but you can say the same about Charlottesville.
- specialty programs and rankings don't matter for placement at this level. I suggest you visit both and figure out where you'll be happiest. Cornell might have a slight edge for NYC but I think uva places better for clerk ships.