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Which of these three schools would you choose?

Chicago
 90 (31.7%)
Columbia
 134 (47.2%)
New York University
 60 (21.1%)

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anon1111

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #180 on: February 06, 2007, 12:17:05 AM »
If you're going to quote Shakespeare, get the quote right, "Mr. Arguendo".

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #181 on: February 06, 2007, 12:17:28 AM »
If you're going to quote Shakespeare, get the quote right, "arguendo".

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You have a point.
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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #182 on: February 06, 2007, 12:46:55 AM »
So is this a long winded thread saying if you want to do public interest go to NYU? I'm seriously considering Columbia but am pretty dead set on human rights law, especially internationally in Africa. Would it be a mistake to pick Columbia over NYU if this is one's goal?

Would you mind telling me how a legal degree works into this?  I've heard 0Ls say this before, but I can't for the life of me imagine how an American legal education is particularly helpful in this field.

I don't mean that to be hostile.  I am genuinely curious.

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #183 on: February 06, 2007, 12:58:07 AM »
These are good points

Perhaps, but if you use "arguendo" again, I don't know what I'll do...

If it's violent, please bring a camera.

I hear Dersh will represent his students, so I'm more worried about him...

This is actually true :)
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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #184 on: February 06, 2007, 01:12:39 AM »
These are good points

Perhaps, but if you use "arguendo" again, I don't know what I'll do...

If it's violent, please bring a camera.

I hear Dersh will represent his students, so I'm more worried about him...

This is actually true :)

O Steve jd...what did you do that made Dershowitz have to defend you?
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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #185 on: February 06, 2007, 08:22:03 AM »
These are good points

Perhaps, but if you use "arguendo" again, I don't know what I'll do...

If it's violent, please bring a camera.

I hear Dersh will represent his students, so I'm more worried about him...

This is actually true :)

O Steve jd...what did you do that made Dershowitz have to defend you?

Nothing...yet :P
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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #186 on: February 06, 2007, 01:02:05 PM »
So is this a long winded thread saying if you want to do public interest go to NYU? I'm seriously considering Columbia but am pretty dead set on human rights law, especially internationally in Africa. Would it be a mistake to pick Columbia over NYU if this is one's goal?

I haven't read this thread in its totality, but I just saw this. I actually think Columbia is better for human rights law. The faculty who do human rights are better at Columbia and you are connected to a university that has way better programs over all. Between SIPA, the Earth Institute, and the Business School, there is just a lot more going on at Columbia connected to international human rights and economic development. Columbia also has massive hook-ups with the UN. If you want to work in Africa, and you are deciding between Columbia and NYU, you should almost definitely go to Columbia.

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #187 on: February 06, 2007, 04:19:54 PM »
Pickles, I've worked a little bit with Sachs (I'm presently a PhD student studying climate at Columbia, switching over to law). Let me assure you that he is, indeed, the biggest feminine hygene product in world history.

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #188 on: February 06, 2007, 10:53:00 PM »
Pickles, I've worked a little bit with Sachs (I'm presently a PhD student studying climate at Columbia, switching over to law). Let me assure you that he is, indeed, the biggest feminine hygene product in world history.

Really?!? How disappointing from someone who seems so genuine in wanting to help people.

Pickles, I asked this question earlier in the thread, but now that you seem to be around, can you respond to it?

"Would you mind telling me how a legal degree works into this?  I've heard 0Ls say this before, but I can't for the life of me imagine how an American legal education is particularly helpful in this field.

I don't mean that to be hostile.  I am genuinely curious."

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Re: Battle Royale: Chicago vs. Columbia vs. NYU
« Reply #189 on: February 06, 2007, 11:55:57 PM »
The problem with Sachs is that "wanting to help people" is #2 on his list, and #1 is "wanting to help Sachs".

Pickles, I've worked a little bit with Sachs (I'm presently a PhD student studying climate at Columbia, switching over to law). Let me assure you that he is, indeed, the biggest feminine hygene product in world history.

Really?!? How disappointing from someone who seems so genuine in wanting to help people.