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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2009, 10:35:28 PM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_DC.pdf  (vand's not listed here, fwiw)

I don't think it's worth much, considering GULC isn't listed there either.  Also, according to that chart, the percent of GW that goes to NLJ does not look good...
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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 01:04:25 AM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_DC.pdf  (vand's not listed here, fwiw)

I don't think it's worth much, considering GULC isn't listed there either.  Also, according to that chart, the percent of GW that goes to NLJ does not look good...

Georgetown is listed under NY, not sure about vandy.  More to the point though, nlj 250 figures as strong as vandy's show a real willingness on the part of big firms to go deep.  I'd be real surprised if firms in DC (3d u.s. legal market) were much less interested than those in other markets.

To answer the OP's question, I'd still suggest GW though.  If you're smart enough to get into vandy, and you're ready to ante up and work your ass off, you'll do well at GW; you'll thank yourself for saving the $$ (unless you're set on biglaw, or costs are otherwise not an issue).

If my experience applies generally , the people who are willing to bust their asses, and are disciplined hard-workers, get the good grades.  All my close friends are top 1/3 or better at this stage, and I totally credit it self-discipline.  It's the slackers who go home after class or drink too much that don't do so well.

Note:  this is all very intellectualized.  Go where you want to live for 3 years.  Go with your gut.

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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 08:07:14 AM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_DC.pdf  (vand's not listed here, fwiw)

I don't think it's worth much, considering GULC isn't listed there either.  Also, according to that chart, the percent of GW that goes to NLJ does not look good...

Georgetown is listed under NY, not sure about vandy.  More to the point though, nlj 250 figures as strong as vandy's show a real willingness on the part of big firms to go deep.  I'd be real surprised if firms in DC (3d u.s. legal market) were much less interested than those in other markets.

To answer the OP's question, I'd still suggest GW though.  If you're smart enough to get into vandy, and you're ready to ante up and work your ass off, you'll do well at GW; you'll thank yourself for saving the $$ (unless you're set on biglaw, or costs are otherwise not an issue).

If my experience applies generally , the people who are willing to bust their asses, and are disciplined hard-workers, get the good grades.  All my close friends are top 1/3 or better at this stage, and I totally credit it self-discipline.  It's the slackers who go home after class or drink too much that don't do so well.

Note:  this is all very intellectualized.  Go where you want to live for 3 years.  Go with your gut.


I like this.  There is a tendency on LSD to analyze and debate ad infinitum.  The best advice is to go to both schools and weigh your options afterwards.  School visits really bring things into perspective.
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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009, 06:41:57 PM »
Thanks, I'll think about what you all said and will look over all the info you provided me. Hopefully my decision will get easier and after I visit both schools I will see which one fits me better.

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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2009, 12:52:11 AM »
Don't count out Vandy for giving you money just yet - this time last year I don't think I had my scholarship letter yet!
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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2009, 02:01:01 PM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf


why is this one so different than the one that just has percentages of the top 20 schools for nlj250 placement? i.e. U of Ill is pretty highly ranked in the one you linked to but not listed at all on the other one.

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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2009, 02:09:19 PM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf


why is this one so different than the one that just has percentages of the top 20 schools for nlj250 placement? i.e. U of Ill is pretty highly ranked in the one you linked to but not listed at all on the other one.

This one is from the class of '05.  ITE those stats are pretty worthless.
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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2009, 06:39:13 PM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf


why is this one so different than the one that just has percentages of the top 20 schools for nlj250 placement? i.e. U of Ill is pretty highly ranked in the one you linked to but not listed at all on the other one.

I posted a National link, and one for DC-Region schools, meaning schools that mostly place into DC.  UofI would be listed on the Illinois/Chicago page.

The Illinois Region:  http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_IL.pdf

The website itself:  http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=900005508582

As to the date, i think it goes without saying that things change a bit from year to year (and who knows what's going on this summer), but these numbers are the best we've got.  If we're lucky, maybe we'll get new numbers this spring.

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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2009, 11:10:00 AM »
gotta love the endless debate about how deep firms go into different schools...

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf


why is this one so different than the one that just has percentages of the top 20 schools for nlj250 placement? i.e. U of Ill is pretty highly ranked in the one you linked to but not listed at all on the other one.

I posted a National link, and one for DC-Region schools, meaning schools that mostly place into DC.  UofI would be listed on the Illinois/Chicago page.

The Illinois Region:  http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_IL.pdf

The website itself:  http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=900005508582

As to the date, i think it goes without saying that things change a bit from year to year (and who knows what's going on this summer), but these numbers are the best we've got.  If we're lucky, maybe we'll get new numbers this spring.

so the chart you posted from 2005 is the 'best we've got' even though there is one from 2007?

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904889529

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Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2009, 11:14:24 AM »
so the chart you posted from 2005 is the 'best we've got' even though there is one from 2007?

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904889529

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