askhos wrote: Jericwithers wrote:
askhos wrote:Just from skimming this GW v. Cornell conversation, it sounds like GW is the better option because it requires less moving around and can still do well in the DC market compared to Cornell.
lol. Unless the OP wouldn't mind living/working in NYC, then consider going to Cornell.
But the OP already turned down Fordham, which would have done well in NYC too. I thought he/she wants to work in the government again?
I do, but I'd like to keep my options as open as possible. I felt GW would provide the best access to government and DC biglaw, with some access to NYC, while Fordham would have almost no access to DC. I'd like to have the opportunity for an Article III clerkship, DOJ Honors looks like something I'd like to pursue. Law's a big field, and I'd like a range of career choices, but the personal happiness factor can't be entirely discounted. Some people say "It's only 3 years," and others say "It's 3 years of your life!" I had a chat with the #2 in the office, a Harvard man, and he said all things being equal he'd probably choose Cornell, but it's not enough of a no-brainer to outweigh personal issues, and certainly not worth paying significantly more for (not that that applies to me.