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American or $$$$ at Catholic

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American or $$$$ at Catholic
« on: February 08, 2007, 09:37:06 AM »
Which has a better chance of getting BigLaw?  Esp in DC....

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 09:41:04 AM »
Which has a better chance of getting BigLaw?  Esp in DC....

I'd take the $$ at Catholic; I don't think either have great biglaw prospects, but I'm not sure.

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 02:16:27 PM »
Probably outside shot if you finish at the top at America.

Both place well in DC, so I'd take the cash

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007, 02:16:55 PM »
sorry...American

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 04:16:17 PM »
I'm not sure how well American does... but my friend is a 3L at Catholic and cannot get a single job/interview/anything and is really worried about the future.
Granted I don't know her GPA, but she had like a 3.9 from Columbia undergrad.

I'd say American.

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007, 07:38:51 PM »
Is your friend trying for BIGLAW or just big cities?

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007, 08:46:12 PM »
Is your friend trying for BIGLAW or just big cities?

ANY job in New York (not NYC... New York)

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 10:55:58 PM »
I'd say American! But I have an interest in International Law, for which they Rock.

I don't know about Big Law. But if you're going to Big Law (by working extra hard and being a networking fiend) then you will be able to pay back the loans for American. 

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Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 04:16:23 AM »
Ok, well if your friend is going for New York, then I would say American...

although they don't exactly place tremendously there.  But American would give the better chance

Did your friend look at any schools like Fordham or Cardozo?

Re: American or $$$$ at Catholic
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007, 10:09:12 AM »
I'm not sure how well American does... but my friend is a 3L at Catholic and cannot get a single job/interview/anything and is really worried about the future.
Granted I don't know her GPA, but she had like a 3.9 from Columbia undergrad.

I'd say American.

Then something is wrong with her.  I know people with tons of BigLaw jobs from this 3L class and last year's as well.  Mintz, Jones Day, Wilkes, etc.  And, that's not even people that were necessarily top 10%.