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Notre Dame v. Illinois

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Notre Dame v. Illinois
« on: January 25, 2008, 07:39:59 PM »
 15k at Notre Dame, 25k at Illinois.  What's the better choice assuming those are the only two choices?

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 07:42:54 PM »
How about a little information about yourself.

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 07:50:08 PM »
  I'm a married student out of OK and am strongly considering biglaw.  I understand Illinois places well in Chicago, as does ND.  However I am attracted to the prospect of a bit more prestige and geographical placement out of ND.  I will go where the job is, but would like to keep my options open as much as possible.

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 08:00:20 PM »
 None at ND, and none at Illinois. (in good standing)

Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 08:06:30 PM »
how do people know about "conditions on the money"? if a letter says "provided you keep good academic standing" does that mean conditions on the money? ive seen some posts that give exact gpas and such...is that in the letter?

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 08:15:24 PM »
Yes, it would be.  The scholarship letter details all the stipulations of keeping the scholly.

Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 10:20:47 AM »
ND travels farther if you're not into chicago

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 12:10:33 PM »
Most people I know at ND who found biglaw did so in one of the major markets (DC, NYC, and Chicago) or in a location to which they had ties.  They said that 3.3+ is the gpa to shoot for to get a biglaw job.

Illi I hear is mainly limited to Chicago, but does just as well and perhaps better in that market.  This is all based on opinions from non-Illi students, so take note of the sodium.

Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 01:31:49 PM »
how do people know about "conditions on the money"? if a letter says "provided you keep good academic standing" does that mean conditions on the money? ive seen some posts that give exact gpas and such...is that in the letter?

If a school has a condition that you must remain in "good academic standing," the school probably has a formal definition for the term.

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Re: Notre Dame v. Illinois
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 02:01:39 PM »
15k at Notre Dame, 25k at Illinois.  What's the better choice assuming those are the only two choices?

What are you paying at each school?