thickfreakness wrote:rad law wrote:thickfreakness wrote:Yeah I haven't gotten an offer from Duke yet. If the cycle ended today I'd be showing my gold, fo sho. Nashville's awesome, but the COL is higher than Durham's. I'll be at Duke's ASW next week then Vandy's the next. It's all going to come down to the feel of each school and financial considerations. However, I'm a big Alabama fan and they play at Duke next year, so that's a factor in my decision as well.
In all seriousness, thick, 50% vs 47% NLJ250 is not worth the extra money, but wait on Duke and see, for sure.
Vandy football is no great shakes, but the SEC is badass, and I've seen tailgating pictures, it looks insane. ACC? Not so much. Plus Duke football is the TTT of ACC football.
The football is a push for me, honestly. I spent 4 years going to Alabama football games, and I've seen 3 games at Vandy over the years, neither place is going to be able to come close to Alabama for that. Basketball's a different story, though. Also, I'm trying for a clerkship or mid/big-law job in a southern market, so either place would serve me well.
I don't think many places save Ole Miss can really hold a candle to Bama, but when was the last time anyone really tailgated a basketball game? And Vandy's basketball team is pretty good as well, though it's no Duke.
With you're career goals, there's no real wrong choice. It's all about where you feel most comfortable and where you get the most money. I don't know a ton about Duke, but I'm willing to bet Vandy has a more "southern" feel, if that's what you're aiming for. One of my friends is a Vandy 1L, and that's one of the big reasons she likes it. In terms of money, with all the money Vandy threw you, I am willing to bet it's gonna be a better deal.