UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

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UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby nwprspktive » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:24 pm

I am having a very difficult time choosing between the two. My scholarship offers expire this Friday. Pros and Cons for each? Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby er doctor » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:01 pm

nwprspktive wrote:I am having a very difficult time choosing between the two. My scholarship offers expire this Friday. Pros and Cons for each? Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.


I was facing the same decision and after both ASW's there was no contest. I just didn't feel that Northwestern was in the same league as Michigan. Of course, everyone needs to make their own decision based on location, money, and how well the school fits them.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby Ziva » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:05 pm

If Northwestern isn't giving you the right "vibe" what's the allure?

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby nwprspktive » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Smaller school/class size
Living in Chicago and establishing possible ties

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:03 pm

nwprspktive wrote:I am having a very difficult time choosing between the two. My scholarship offers expire this Friday. Pros and Cons for each? Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.



what do you mean by this? how did you come to that?

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:07 pm

"...seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat." ????????

Michigan is the better option for you. Michigan State as well.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:09 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
nwprspktive wrote:I am having a very difficult time choosing between the two. My scholarship offers expire this Friday. Pros and Cons for each? Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.



what do you mean by this? how did you come to that?


Perhaps OP was confused by the lack of a UG campus.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 pm

NU has cooler people. Go to NU.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:12 pm

Among the 2500+ undergraduate colleges & universities in the US, Northwestern's endowment ranks as the 8th largest.

P.S. Perhaps the OP is confusing NU with Lewis & Clark's Northwestern School of Law. OP: Did you happen to notice a big lake across the street ?

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby JustE » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:20 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Among the 2500+ undergraduate colleges & universities in the US, Northwestern's endowment ranks as the 8th largest.

P.S. Perhaps the OP is confusing NU with Lewis & Clark's Northwestern School of Law. OP: Did you happen to notice a big lake across the street ?


This.

I just visited last week and can't imagine how you got that vibe. With that said, its not for everybody. Please withdraw your application so the waitlist crowd can get a shot. :lol:

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby nwprspktive » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:02 pm

I'm not speaking about the endowment or the size of the actual law school.
During ASW a lot of questions were answered with "oh we plan to implement that" or "we just started a program for that" and "so and so couldn't be here today, so just email them." (PI interest mtg/$ mtg)
I found it odd that there was no human available to present for an hour about financial aid, but instead someone recorded their message in advanced.
When I asked about the 'concentrations' that were listed on the website I was told, "oh they just started that, no one really does that."
The career services presentation was similar...questions about OCI and being hired outside of Chicago weren't really answered.
I thought the professors were great in the mock classes and the PI professor seemed knowledgeable.
If I was clearly against Northwestern, I wouldn't be confused. It was my dream school but ASW led to reservations. I just want to make sure I'm not misjudging the law school based on ASW.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:24 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Among the 2500+ undergraduate colleges & universities in the US, Northwestern's endowment ranks as the 8 9th largest.

P.S. Perhaps the OP is confusing NU with Lewis & Clark's Northwestern School of Law. OP: Did you happen to notice a big lake across the street ?


And Michigan's is 7th.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:28 pm

That settles it then. If Northwestern's endowment has fallen from 8th to 9th out of 2500+, then clearly it is a sinking ship. Jump to #7 as fast as you can OP.

@D-Rocca: I think that you missed the point of posting endowment information. Please reread the original post & you will see that Michigan's is not relevant unless willing to help "...a small school trying to stay afloat".
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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:30 pm

It was a pointless post in the first place, what does endowment have to do with choosing between peer law schools? Sounds like you're just mad bro.

Ya still doesn't make sense.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Not mad. Try reading the original post. Maybe you'll catch on...and maybe not.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:32 pm

So what is making the decison tough is the slightly better chances at Chicago? IDK if that is worth going to a school that you don't like for. If you really can't decide, go to the cheaper one all things considered.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:33 pm

You are actually so right!

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:33 pm

Thank you. And now you are too.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:34 pm

No problem man, I'm glad you feel better.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby nwprspktive » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:35 pm

Factoring in cost of living the scholarships are about the same. Nonetheless, I think you guys are right. Thanks for your help. :D

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby bjsesq » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:38 pm

nwprspktive wrote:Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.

AWESOME

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:45 pm

bjsesq wrote:
nwprspktive wrote:Northwestern seemed to be a small school trying to stay afloat.

AWESOME


Apparently they couldn't hose the BP stink off the law school during ASW.

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Re: UMICH v NORTHWESTERN

Postby Snape » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:48 pm

Michigan has an amazing sales team, law buildings, and is full of 20 year old undergrads at Ricks dance club to hang out with and historically a better legal reputation.

Do you want to live in a real city and great area and work in Chicago--then Northwestern is the clear choice.

Schools will give basically the same options--> if you want Chicago then NU may be slightly better and if you want NY then Michigan--otherwise do you want to live in undergrad happy land or a major downtown area of Chicago?




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