Does the CCN > rest of T-14 thing hold true in California?

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Does the CCN > rest of T-14 thing hold true in California?

Post by missazealiabanks » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:14 am

Is does Berkeley Law almost equal in California? Highly considering Berkeley Law as someone who wants to be in California and has no ties. Seeking the federal clerkship -> litigation boutique -> AUSA route that's very hard to achieve regardless of which school you attend. But assume Berkeley was cheaper and HYS are not at play.

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Re: Does the CCN > rest of T-14 thing hold true in California?

Post by cavalier1138 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:21 am

Berkeley with $$$ is probably a better choice for California than CCN with no scholarship, especially for someone with no ties.

That said, Berkeley is known to be stingy with scholarships, so it's unlikely that you'll find yourself in this situation.

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Re: Does the CCN > rest of T-14 thing hold true in California?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:10 am

HYSBerkeley is the traditional top tier if you want to feel good (>50/50 chances) about getting CA biglaw through OCI. CCN students with ties do fine, though, and they have less risk of missing out on biglaw altogether, which is a legitimate concern for a Berkeley grad with tons of debt.

At even money, I'd go with Berkeley for someone who's California-or-bust and CCN for someone with a weaker preference. If the costs are substantially different, then the cheaper option generally wins out. Worth noting that Berkeley has lower tuition than the top private schools, and lower CoL than the NYC schools, so they don't need to make an equal scholarship offer to get to even CoA.

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