Cornell v. Duke

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Cornell v. Duke

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:39 pm

Which would you rather go to? Why?

Its important to me to feel comfortable and enjoy where I am. Thoughts on Durham v. Ithaca? Or the facilities at Duke v. Facilities at Cornel? Or how students feel about life in general?

Ok. Cool. Thnx. Bye.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:40 pm

Posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry. That's what u get for using an iPhone to surf the Internet.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby quakeroats » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:54 pm

I can't think of many reasons to choose Cornell over Duke. Career prospects, intellectual climate, professors, and actual climate are all better at Duke.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:59 pm

Agree with above the job prospects available for a NY graduate at a top school in the state is more than enough give it an edge.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:04 am

go to duke. if you're still having second thoughts visit ithaca in january or february

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby quakeroats » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:11 am

kkklick wrote:Agree with above the job prospects available for a NY graduate at a top school in the state is more than enough give it an edge.


Cornell is in upstate New York. Georgetown is closer to Manhattan than Cornell (not to mention Penn/Harvard/Yale/Columbia/NYU), so I wouldn't depend on some kind of in-state advantage to help out. For a top school, Cornell has great difficulty placing outside of NYC, and even in New York it places much less well than Duke.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby kkklick » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:06 am

Interesting, I haven't done much research on the top 14 yet but I will in the coming weeks.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:17 am

If you want to practice in NY or wherever you have connections to, go to Cornell. If you desire any other employment outcome, go to Duke.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby dextermorgan » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:25 am

Duke is in civilization.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:52 am

Duke provides excellent opportunities across the country, not just in NY (which is also a very popular destination for Duke grads). It's law building including the library is gorgeous, its basically new as of last year. Duke is ranked higher (if you care, and you sorta should given that so many people do care about rank). The average temperate right now is something like 42 degrees. And if you care about sports...

Other than that, I bet both schools are pretty similar.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby BruceWayne » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:54 am

cavebat2000 wrote:Duke provides excellent opportunities across the country, not just in NY (which is also a very popular destination for Duke grads). It's law building including the library is gorgeous, its basically new as of last year. Duke is ranked higher (if you care, and you sorta should given that so many people do care about rank). The average temperate right now is something like 42 degrees. And if you care about sports...

Other than that, I bet both schools are pretty similar.


The rankings part is meaningless but Duke does do significantly better for jobs outside of NYC.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:57 am

BruceWayne wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:Duke provides excellent opportunities across the country, not just in NY (which is also a very popular destination for Duke grads). It's law building including the library is gorgeous, its basically new as of last year. Duke is ranked higher (if you care, and you sorta should given that so many people do care about rank). The average temperate right now is something like 42 degrees. And if you care about sports...

Other than that, I bet both schools are pretty similar.


The rankings part is meaningless but Duke does do significantly better for jobs outside of NYC.


It's not meaningless to many of the people out there that hire.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:22 pm

Duke for better job prospects.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby BruceWayne » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:38 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:It's not meaningless to many of the people out there that hire.


LMAO; so you think that the people that hire scan US News when they make hiring decisions? "Hey Boalt is number 7 and UVA is 10, I'm definitely going to take the Boalt guy!"

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby pbutta123 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:13 am

It might also be foolish to believe law firms filled with law school graduate are oblivious to rankings....and weren't equally obsessive when they applied and even possibly........now? Haha.
That said, visit them. What specialty do you favor, placement in cities, get technical et cetera...

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:16 am

dextermorgan wrote:Duke is in civilization.

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The Carolinas are not civilization.

But still who the hell would pick Cornell over Duke?

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby T6Hopeful » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:19 am

BruceWayne wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:Duke provides excellent opportunities across the country, not just in NY (which is also a very popular destination for Duke grads). It's law building including the library is gorgeous, its basically new as of last year. Duke is ranked higher (if you care, and you sorta should given that so many people do care about rank). The average temperate right now is something like 42 degrees. And if you care about sports...

Other than that, I bet both schools are pretty similar.


The rankings part is meaningless but Duke does do significantly better for jobs outside of NYC.

This. Also if you're for whatever reason counting on lay prestige (my parents, for one, got a billion times more excited about my Cornell acceptance than my Duke acceptance), Cornell has the least Ivy recognition out of all the Ivies in the T14. Again, not that I'm saying you should go by ranking, but Duke seems like a better option all around.

For one, I'm still considering Cornell. I tend to like cold weather more than my peers, but Cornell seems to defy that for me. I really don't mind freezing temperatures and copious amounts of snow, but hills + ice could be a game changer.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:59 am

T6Hopeful wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:Duke provides excellent opportunities across the country, not just in NY (which is also a very popular destination for Duke grads). It's law building including the library is gorgeous, its basically new as of last year. Duke is ranked higher (if you care, and you sorta should given that so many people do care about rank). The average temperate right now is something like 42 degrees. And if you care about sports...

Other than that, I bet both schools are pretty similar.


The rankings part is meaningless but Duke does do significantly better for jobs outside of NYC.

This. Also if you're for whatever reason counting on lay prestige (my parents, for one, got a billion times more excited about my Cornell acceptance than my Duke acceptance), Cornell has the least Ivy recognition out of all the Ivies in the T14. Again, not that I'm saying you should go by ranking, but Duke seems like a better option all around.

For one, I'm still considering Cornell. I tend to like cold weather more than my peers, but Cornell seems to defy that for me. I really don't mind freezing temperatures and copious amounts of snow, but hills + ice could be a game changer.


School recognition is idiosyncratic and often varies by region. Also, outside of the Northeast, Columbia and Penn generally have less name recognition than Cornell.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby mths » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:25 am

dextermorgan wrote:Duke is in civilization.

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lol ithaca is the best

really not so bad as people make it out to be, it's not like you're in with the townies or anything and collegetown is fun

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:29 am

mths wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Duke is in civilization.

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lol ithaca is the best

really not so bad as people make it out to be, it's not like you're in with the townies or anything and collegetown is fun

I went to UG in the middle of nowhere, never again.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby KevinP » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:35 pm

Cornell all the way, it is an ivy league school! Ever heard of it?

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby DukeCornell » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:04 pm

Well, like many TLS'ers I've had the opportunity to visit both schools, and I totally agree with the guy who said: "Duke [Durham] is not civilization"— it's not. However, after visiting both schools, I still lean more towards Duke. This is because the people at Duke are cool as fuck and I felt comfortable being around them. At Cornell I felt a bit out of place (think Legally Blonde). Also, the Duke Professors were very inviting (I hope this is a good sign). As for the Duke Law building, IMO it felt a bit cold, sort of like a hospital, but the library was nice as fuck (a bit too modern, but still very nice), and the grounds were perfect. Will you have an opportunity to visit both schools?

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:20 pm

DukeCornell wrote:Well, like many TLS'ers I've had the opportunity to visit both schools, and I totally agree with the guy who said: "Duke [Durham] is not civilization"— it's not. However, after visiting both schools, I still lean more towards Duke. This is because the people at Duke are cool as fuck and I felt comfortable being around them. At Cornell I felt a bit out of place (think Legally Blonde). Also, the Duke Professors were very inviting (I hope this is a good sign). As for the Duke Law building, IMO it felt a bit cold, sort of like a hospital, but the library was nice as fuck (a bit too modern, but still very nice), and the grounds were perfect. Will you have an opportunity to visit both schools?


If the Triangle isn't civilization, I'm not sure what is.

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby DukeCornell » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:23 pm

quakeroats wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:Well, like many TLS'ers I've had the opportunity to visit both schools, and I totally agree with the guy who said: "Duke [Durham] is not civilization"— it's not. However, after visiting both schools, I still lean more towards Duke. This is because the people at Duke are cool as fuck and I felt comfortable being around them. At Cornell I felt a bit out of place (think Legally Blonde). Also, the Duke Professors were very inviting (I hope this is a good sign). As for the Duke Law building, IMO it felt a bit cold, sort of like a hospital, but the library was nice as fuck (a bit too modern, but still very nice), and the grounds were perfect. Will you have an opportunity to visit both schools?


If the Triangle isn't civilization, I'm not sure what is.


Wow! Dude, you seriously need to get out more. Like ASAP! :roll:

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Re: Cornell v. Duke

Postby quakeroats » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:27 pm

DukeCornell wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:Well, like many TLS'ers I've had the opportunity to visit both schools, and I totally agree with the guy who said: "Duke [Durham] is not civilization"— it's not. However, after visiting both schools, I still lean more towards Duke. This is because the people at Duke are cool as fuck and I felt comfortable being around them. At Cornell I felt a bit out of place (think Legally Blonde). Also, the Duke Professors were very inviting (I hope this is a good sign). As for the Duke Law building, IMO it felt a bit cold, sort of like a hospital, but the library was nice as fuck (a bit too modern, but still very nice), and the grounds were perfect. Will you have an opportunity to visit both schools?


If the Triangle isn't civilization, I'm not sure what is.


Wow! Dude, you seriously need to get out more. Like ASAP! :roll:


There's nothing like starting a sentence with "dude" to drive a point home.




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