Is NYU at sticker worth it?

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NYU or Penn

NYU - sticker
25
53%
Penn - 45k
22
47%
 
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Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by ChildPlease » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:35 pm

I want to do NYC biglaw but I can't decide between NYU and Penn with $45k. Is NYU really worth the extra money especially considering cost of living?

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by lawschoollll » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:59 pm

ChildPlease wrote:I want to do NYC biglaw but I can't decide between NYU and Penn with $45k. Is NYU really worth the extra money especially considering cost of living?
Yes.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by ChildPlease » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:00 pm

lawschoollll wrote:
ChildPlease wrote:I want to do NYC biglaw but I can't decide between NYU and Penn with $45k. Is NYU really worth the extra money especially considering cost of living?
Yes.
Care to elaborate?

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by 09042014 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:02 pm

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

NYU has a significant but not overwhelming advantage over Penn. I'd probably go NYU if you want NYC.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by jks289 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:03 pm

ChildPlease wrote:I want to do NYC biglaw but I can't decide between NYU and Penn with $45k. Is NYU really worth the extra money especially considering cost of living?
Assuming you get BigLaw and intend to stay for a while (No reason from either school to think you won't) the debt load matters less. NYU is better for NYC BigLaw because of networking, proximity, and reputation. I think the only reason to pick Penn is if you think you may want to do something that doesn't pay 160K starting.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by ChildPlease » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:08 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

NYU has a significant but not overwhelming advantage over Penn. I'd probably go NYU if you want NYC.
True, but on the other hand, if you look at the stats for V5 V10 V25 and even V50 the difference is very small. Since most of these higher rated firms are in NYC it seems as though the advantage is not so great for top NYC firms.http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by 09042014 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:09 pm

ChildPlease wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/ ... ement.html

NYU has a significant but not overwhelming advantage over Penn. I'd probably go NYU if you want NYC.
True, but on the other hand, if you look at the stats for V5 V10 V25 and even V50 the difference is very small. Since most of these higher rated firms are in NYC it seems as though the advantage is not so great for top NYC firms.http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/
I'd pay 45K for the difference. Especially ITE.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by scribelaw » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:17 pm

What about NYU @ sticker if your preferred market is DC and then NYC or Chicago as fallback?

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by ChildPlease » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:16 pm

Anymore thoughts on this? Could someone who voted for Penn make their case for it.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by MidlawMyth » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:18 pm

Rank: NYU
Location: NYU
$45K: not worth handicapping your career over

Your law degree will be tattooed on your forehead for the rest of your life. When you leave BIGLAW, it will still matter. Don't do something stupid over a trivial amount of money.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by fortissimo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:27 am

It depends. If you are living in Central Park, then sure. If you are living in an actual apartment paying 1500k+ on rent, then gtfo. I'd probably go to Penn. Higher risk of being shot to death, but much lower COL.
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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by D Brooks » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:27 am

NO.

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Re: Is NYU at sticker worth it?

Post by D Brooks » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:29 am

15k/yr from Penn you're trying to say?

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