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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern, UT, Vandy - $$$ or prestige?
« on: May 04, 2007, 04:45:47 PM »
I hear you can get them at NW without too much difficulty, but not so at UT.

Don't know where you heard that, but plenty of UT 1Ls will be enjoying high paying big-law summers this year.

Sorry to see you go Sladkaya, but glad things seem to be working out!

I heard it from MindTheGap, so it must be true...lol. UChicago trolling, you know. It's all anecdotal.

What % would you say = plenty? What grade percentile do you need at UT to be competitive for those internships? I think MTG has a top 10% UT friend that couldn't get a summer 1L big law intership.

Grades don't really matter for 1L biglaw. The ones that do get hired are the ones that have prior connections or are looking to work in IP. This is the same for most schools, not just UT. If you're looking for corporate work, it's basically a crapshoot.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern, UT, Vandy - $$$ or prestige?
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:11:09 PM »
I don't know how other schools are, but I know that after each school year Texas reviews its students for additional merit and need scholarships. If you have higher than a 3.8 gpa, it is very likely to receive extra money ranging from $500 - $2500 / year.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Texas Class of 2010!!!
« on: April 30, 2007, 02:26:05 PM »
Alright! I just dropped off my deposit. See you all in the fall.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: April 15, 2007, 09:02:30 PM »
How hard is it to get a 1L summer biglaw job? People always consider scholarships when choosing a school, but the 1L job is worth 30k pre-tax.

Are there any specific areas in which it is easier to get a biglaw job? Tax? IP?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Duke Class of 2010!
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:16:37 PM »
Congrats guys...hopefully I'll be joining you in the fall

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Financial Aid / Re: Duke Financial Aid
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:01:29 PM »
do schools usually offer grants on top of scholarships?

Yes.

Duke's fin aid offer to me was pretty disappointing, so I withdrew.

If it's not too personal, may I ask what your EFC was? I have it at 0, and was hoping that they might give me more money in terms of grants or subsidized loans.

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Financial Aid / Re: Duke Financial Aid
« on: March 26, 2007, 05:35:36 PM »
do schools usually offer grants on top of scholarships?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Duke ASW
« on: March 26, 2007, 11:13:12 AM »
what is this thing everyone talking about when they refer to the girl and ambulance...maybe i shouldve attended friday night's events

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Duke V. NYU
« on: March 26, 2007, 10:22:28 AM »
Plus, instead of using your first year salary to repay loan + ~25% interest, you would have more flexibility to splurge.
Plus, work at WLRK = no time for models and bottles even if you could afford it.

werd

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Duke V. NYU
« on: March 26, 2007, 10:16:57 AM »
Here's what an older student told me.

NYU definately has the edge for internships and jobs in NYC market. Firms will dig deeper into NYU class when hiring. However, the difference between the two schools is not as large as some may make it out to be. Unless you are gunning for someplace like WLRK, it may actually benefit you to *gasps* ignore the rankings and choose where you would be happiest. 3 years and a mountain of debt is not something to just brush aside and ignore. Granted Durham may not be as happening as NYC, but I would enjoy a big beer at Satie's with friends just as much as paying $1500/month rent and expensive drinks. Plus, instead of using your first year salary to repay loan + ~25% interest, you would have more flexibility to splurge.

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