Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Yeah. I mean no one in Boulder lives a comfortable life.
Do you have $$ at either school? Are you going into debt? What do you think you want to do with your JD?
I haven't heard about $$ from CU yet... not expecting much though, but even a small discount would make this much more viable. Northwestern will almost def be at sticker. But, even if CU offered nothing, debt load at graduation would be maybe 160k, vs 230k @ Northwestern, so that is significant... probably around 100k difference once interest is factored in. I could do UDenver for about 80k total debt, also, if I decide to go the Colorado route, but I'm more inclined to go with Boulder.
I have various legal interests, but realistically I will take the highest paying job/ best clerkship I can get after law school, since debt will be unavoidable. I would be very happy practicing in the Denver area. I don't really want to live in Chicago.
Northwestern at sticker means I'll be paying well over 300k back over the life of the loan, even in the best case employment scenarios. Terrifying. However, employment statistics for recent Boulder grads are grim.
Any sense, looking solely at Colorado job prospects, of the relative opportunities from NU vs CU? I suppose if NU trumps CU even in the Denver area, I should cross CU off my list.