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Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« on: April 02, 2008, 01:07:03 PM »
Hey guys, I need some input, please help me.  Duke have offered me $60K, Chicago, nada.  I want to work in CA.  Should I pass the dough for the higher ranked school?  I guess I should visit Durham.  It sounds kind of dull.  What do you think? 

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 01:46:17 PM »
My advice is to visit Durham.  And not to call yourself "goddess". ;)

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 01:51:23 PM »
Going to Chicago in this situation would be uber-self-pwnage.

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 01:58:35 PM »
i can pretty much assure you that you won't have any problems going back to california from chicago....everyone i know here who wanted to go back to CA got jobs in whatever market they wanted (and that includes a few people i know who were around bottom 10-20% of the class). i had several offers in silicon valley and i'm nowhere near the top of the class.

is duke giving you $60,000 per year or total? if it's $20,000 per year, i would probably do chicago. if it's $60,000 (so basically full tuition) per year, it would be a pretty tough choice.

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 02:01:09 PM »
i can pretty much assure you that you won't have any problems going back to california from chicago....everyone i know here who wanted to go back to CA got jobs in whatever market they wanted (and that includes a few people i know who were around bottom 10-20% of the class). i had several offers in silicon valley and i'm nowhere near the top of the class.

is duke giving you $60,000 per year or total? if it's $20,000 per year, i would probably do chicago. if it's $60,000 (so basically full tuition) per year, it would be a pretty tough choice.

Would this be in any way similar to _Debby Does Dallas_?

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 05:32:55 PM »
i can pretty much assure you that you won't have any problems going back to california from chicago....everyone i know here who wanted to go back to CA got jobs in whatever market they wanted (and that includes a few people i know who were around bottom 10-20% of the class). i had several offers in silicon valley and i'm nowhere near the top of the class.

is duke giving you $60,000 per year or total? if it's $20,000 per year, i would probably do chicago. if it's $60,000 (so basically full tuition) per year, it would be a pretty tough choice.

Would this be in any way similar to _Debby Does Dallas_?

i need to reacquaint myself with classic porn, but i don't know any current chicago students who moonlight in the sex industry. i'll be on the lookout though.

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 05:37:16 PM »
To put it in perspective, $60K is still a lot of money.

My vote is that if you want to do academia or clerkship, then Chicago would be the obvious choice.  However, if your career goal is with BigLaw in CA, graduating from Duke won't hurt you at all.   
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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 07:06:58 PM »
::re-reads posts and tries to determine whether clairel understood joke::

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 09:02:45 PM »
::re-reads posts and tries to determine whether clairel understood joke::

if it required knowing the plot of debbie does dallas, i did not. if it required a general knowledge of the different meanings of doing something, i did.

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Re: Duke$$$ vs Chicago
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 12:41:55 AM »
::re-reads posts and tries to determine whether clairel understood joke::

if it required knowing the plot of debbie does dallas, i did not. if it required a general knowledge of the different meanings of doing something, i did.

Why are UofC students always so insistent on proving their dullness?
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