Berkeley v Cornell v Duke v Penn


I've given this so much thought that it's really starting to drive me crazy. I've been waitlisted at UPenn and admitted at the other three. Assuming I don't get into UPenn, is Berkeley the clear choice? My focus is corporate law and I know Cornell and Duke traditionally place well in NYC but given the current market it's unlikely anyone from anywhere is going to easily find a job in NYC. Is Berkeley the more prestigious choice in the long run?

And what if UPenn does admit me from the waitlist? If this happens I might actually take UPenn instead. What do you guys think?

I've given this so much thought that it's really starting to drive me crazy. I've been waitlisted at UPenn and admitted at the other three. Assuming I don't get into UPenn, is Berkeley the clear choice? My focus is corporate law and I know Cornell and Duke traditionally place well in NYC but given the current market it's unlikely anyone from anywhere is going to easily find a job in NYC. Is Berkeley the more prestigious choice in the long run?

And what if UPenn does admit me from the waitlist? If this happens I might actually take UPenn instead. What do you guys think?

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Bla Bla

I have been admitted to 3 of your schools except Duke, I would definitely go for U Penn. But if you're not lucky enough to make it through the waitlist...I'd say Berkeley. Cornell is a great school but it's rank isn't that impressive.

I have been admitted to 3 of your schools except Duke, I would definitely go for U Penn. But if you're not lucky enough to make it through the waitlist...I'd say Berkeley. Cornell is a great school but it's rank isn't that impressive.
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Thanks Slowbutsure. Let me just reiterate that I think it's awesome you got into Harvard.

Thanks Slowbutsure. Let me just reiterate that I think it's awesome you got into Harvard.
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Fritz

UPenn would be the best for corporate law. i'd wait a litte, because the harvard decision will clear things up.

UPenn would be the best for corporate law. i'd wait a litte, because the harvard decision will clear things up.
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Thanks for the advice Fritz.

I noted that both you and Slowbutsure had been admitted to Harvard. I didn't even apply to Harvard because I'm sure I would've had no chance. I was hoping you both give me an idea of what your credentials are like. Thanks!

Thanks for the advice Fritz.

I noted that both you and Slowbutsure had been admitted to Harvard. I didn't even apply to Harvard because I'm sure I would've had no chance. I was hoping you both give me an idea of what your credentials are like. Thanks!
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Fritz

superior grades, working at a magic circle law firm, bar admission, J.S.D. equivalent, several publications, letters of recommendations from harvard professors and alumnis. i believe that the whole package was the key.

however, i think, it's very arbitrary. you'll never know, if you get admitted... i know better people than me, who got rejected....

superior grades, working at a magic circle law firm, bar admission, J.S.D. equivalent, several publications, letters of recommendations from harvard professors and alumnis. i believe that the whole package was the key.

however, i think, it's very arbitrary. you'll never know, if you get admitted... i know better people than me, who got rejected....
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