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by DankHill
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Sorry, phrased that poorly. Why did they show a huge year-to-year gain? I was confused because they usually have a very high total in general - what lowered their totals in 2019? My guess is the pandemic pushing people out of in-house or PI stuff into the safe firm jobs they already had Gotcha. But...
by DankHill
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Sorry, phrased that poorly. Why did they show a huge year-to-year gain? I was confused because they usually have a very high total in general - what lowered their totals in 2019? My guess is the pandemic pushing people out of in-house or PI stuff into the safe firm jobs they already had Gotcha. But...
by DankHill
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Sorry, phrased that poorly. Why did they show a huge year-to-year gain? I was confused because they usually have a very high total in general - what lowered their totals in 2019?
by DankHill
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Woo UVA! Love it. What's behind Chicago's huge gain though? They usually absolutely dominate these placements.
by DankHill
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Nowhere close to what happened around 2008-2010, as far as I can tell.
by DankHill
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

New employment statistics are rolling out! Here's the first few I've seen: Michigan - 67.5% (-0.6%) Wisconsin - 17.5% (-5.1%) I'm unfamiliar with the intricacies of this data, but that seems... not bad for the COVID era? Honestly, it seems like statistical noise to me. Most single year shifts are n...
by DankHill
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 722
Views: 177191

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Stranger wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:20 pm
New employment statistics are rolling out! Here's the first few I've seen:

Michigan - 67.5% (-0.6%)
Wisconsin - 17.5% (-5.1%)
I'm unfamiliar with the intricacies of this data, but that seems... not bad for the COVID era? Honestly, it seems like statistical noise to me.
by DankHill
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Thank you all for your help - I would be a little adrift without it. This will not be easy, and it's doubly difficult because the slow response times in this cycle (b/c crush of apps and COVID) have meant that I only have 2-3 weeks to make it.
by DankHill
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Thank you for your input. Earlier, you alluded to the ability to pay off 70K in loans in one year. Is that really possible? I honestly feel like this is something that 0Ls say all the time but can never follow through with b/c of the sacrifices involved, so it was interesting to hear it from someon...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Would probably go to Duke. But UVA is cool too. Don't mean to press (and feel free to ignore this), but could you provide a basis for this judgment? It’s the same cost of attendance for you, and they’re basically interchangeable schools in my experience. My friends at Duke all had a great time in l...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

waldorf wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:05 pm
Would probably go to Duke. But UVA is cool too.
Don't mean to press (and feel free to ignore this), but could you provide a basis for this judgment?
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I guess my trepidation in terms of choosing Duke derives from my aversion to NYC biglaw. I get the sense that UVA simply does better in terms of placement in non-NYC biglaw. Clearly, there's some (although maybe not a huge) edge for UVA over Duke in terms of DC. I also get the sense (per the existe...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I guess my trepidation in terms of choosing Duke derives from my aversion to NYC biglaw. I get the sense that UVA simply does better in terms of placement in non-NYC biglaw. Clearly, there's some (although maybe not a huge) edge for UVA over Duke in terms of DC. I also get the sense (per the existen...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

true southerners [...] Florida lol otherwise great post I didn't know any other way to describe people who'd prefer the FL market lol. My (outsider's) impression is that Northern Florida is very much like the deep South, while southern Florida is more closely connected with Latin America, culturall...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

icechicken wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:21 pm
64Fl wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 pm
true southerners [...] Florida
lol

otherwise great post
These are the small distinctions that I'm going to have to get wise to if I end up attending either UVA or Duke.
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

For me, I'd take $75-$90k at Duke over $110k at UVA. Duke and UVA have essentially identical employment numbers (both ~62% BL and ~14% FC). UVA places ~21% in DC and Duke places ~14%. Some of that is likely self-selection (if you wanted DC biglaw, perhaps you were more likely to choose UVA in the f...
by DankHill
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I'm late to this thread, but UVA at $110k seems very defensible. $110k can also be knocked out very quickly in biglaw (2yrs, easily). I also think that you need to consider that say you think you could dedicate $70k of your first year salary towards loans. If that's the case, then if you sit out a ...
by DankHill
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Personal Statement

More than willing to as well. 0L admitted to several T14s.
by DankHill
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

clearly people have differing opinions on the remote learning issue. although i'd be surprised if it wasn't an option, given that dr. fauci has recently said that things won't be fully back to normal until 2022. then again, you all know law schools and their policies better than i do
by DankHill
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

the other thing that might change the calculation here is a permanent WFH/remote option. if law students are allowed to do remote learning indefinitely, that could presumably shave about 35-40K off of the COA, reducing the time that would need to be spent in a high-paying job like biglaw. has anyone...
by DankHill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Consensus is Charlotte hours are lower than NYC. Keep in mind 1900-2000 is just a common threshold to be eligible for bonus at many NY firms, most work beyond it. It’s not like you can declare yourself done for the year and stop working when you hit 2000 in August. is charlotte achievable from duke...
by DankHill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

UVa places significantly more grads at DC firms than Duke. But also, yeah, +20k is adding 20-25% to your debtload but if you're able get 190k+bonus at DC hours v NYC hours or 160k in Charlotte, imo it's worth it. Plus I'll take Charlottesville over Durham all day. But I'm not really a city person. ...
by DankHill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

how about duke for fedgov/dc biglaw? i'm trying to wrangle a bigger scholarship. would 85-90K in debt (about 20K less than UVA) make Duke worth it? Or is there a meaningful difference in job outcomes between the two schools? GPA cutoffs for DC firms at Duke's OCI were fairly high-ish, at least comp...
by DankHill
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

how about duke for fedgov/dc biglaw? i'm trying to wrangle a bigger scholarship. would 85-90K in debt (about 20K less than UVA) make Duke worth it? Or is there a meaningful difference in job outcomes between the two schools?
by DankHill
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3536

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

thanks. totally unrelated q, but while we're at it.... a close relative (immediate family) recently took a position at one of the schools i haven't heard back from yet. this will mean that my family will relocate to the area, and i'm interested in being close to them long term. would it be okay to s...