Penn wouldn't give a *&^% about NU (not NW) offer. It is not considered to be a peer school. What do you want to do after law school?
Present economic conditions aside...
I'm looking at the schools that I'm closely considering, and notice that they offer only a few courses in real-estate law when the entire field seems rich for course content. Real-estate transactions, litigation, zoning, environmental, issues with common-ownership owned real-estate (condo's and townhouse associations), leasing, etc.
One of the schools I'm considering (JMLS) is one of two in the country that have specialized programs for real-estate. While looking at the breadth of courses available at the three other Chicago part-time schools their real-estate focused courses seems rather sparse.
Okay, let me start off by saying that I am SURE the relative merits of each part of CCN has been the topic of many threads, but I can't seem to find any through a quick search, so if anyone could post a link, that would be great.
Anyway, so I was lucky enough to get into Chicago today, and it is easily the most excited I have been so far this cycle. I have already been admitted to NYU, and have not heard anything back from Columbia yet.
I am a little worried about the ultra-academic (read: no fun) reputation of Chicago, and it seems like for quality of life, NYU would suit me better, but for strictly employment prospects, Chicago probably has a small advantage. Is that fair to say?
I have read a few places that Chicago may be "underrated" in the rankings, or that it can go toe to toe with HYS in terms of prestige. Is that true?
Anyway, it looks like my choice is going to come down to either NYU or Chicago - or maybe columbia if I am lucky enough to get in. Anyone have anything to say about choosing any one of those schools over another?
As a last aside, would you take Michigan + 54K over NYU and Chicago at full price? Or would you go to one of the full price schools?
Seriously, are YOU being facetious? He says what he's basing it on - you seem like you're basing your opinion on Penn brochures.
Penn has a terrible atmosphere.
I can see why someone would want to pay you to give advice to 0Ls.
I can't think of a t14 school who has a more intense atmosphere than Penn...
Although I have a 1.5 day/15 student sample size.
Well I wrote them a letter explaining I was taking a job to pay down student loans for one year. I worked in a top 14 admissions office for two years so don't preach to me about the practices of adcoms, its actually not that uncommon for people to reapply since schools don't allow deferrals these days.
Schools I'm considering (besides Penn):
William & Mary
This is the biggest no-brainer X v. Y thread I've ever seen.
Northwestern is light years better than GW for getting a gig in NYC, or anywhere for that matter.