T14Dreaming wrote:You need to be honest with yourself..... many people come in saying international law, but end up doing something completely different. There is one law school in DC that you go to if you get in... GULC. The two law schools in D.C. that everybody in D.C. scratches their heads at and asks why did you attend them are Catholic and American.
You need to do a real cost benefit analysis of the different schools that you have been accepted to. Which ever one leaves you with less debt is the one that will allow you to pursue a career in international law.
Remember unless you go to a T-14, your law school really doesn't carry a lot of weight after 5 years of practicing.
GW is to Georgetown is what Fordham is to Cornell.
Or at least in the eyes of people in the position to hire.
To people not in the position to hire graduates or people not in that region, there appears to be a huge difference.
But the difference, at least in their "home" markets, is minimal.
Nevertheless, someone stated earlier that GM and AU had similar job prospects.
I wouldn't think so, given that 48% of the class of 2007 from American stayed in DC and 46% of the class of 2007 from George Mason stayed in Virginia.
Regardless just note that only 38%
of George Masons class of 2007 went into firms (emphasis added).
Also note that a whopping 22% that class entered into "business and industry" jobs - and you all know what that means.
See also only 72% of that class entered into employment with jobs that required a JD.
I'm just saying that people should be careful before committing three years of their life thinking an institution is "safe" just because it's in the top 50.
As stated in an earlier post, Mason in relatively new to the T1 - likely a result of people thinking they could go to school in VA and somehow that that would help them get into DC.
Be careful 0Ls.