Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

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lawschoolapplicant1
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Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby lawschoolapplicant1 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:03 pm

Any thoughts on Villanova vs. Temple? I'm in at both and I'm hoping for an insider's perspective.

Full disclosure: I've been somewhat fixated on Nova for a while, however Temple would be substantially cheaper for me to attend.

What are the important factors that differentiate the two schools - other than cost? Academic quality? Is one more "regional" than the other? Career prospects? Student life?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

arundodonax
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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby arundodonax » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:12 pm

Unless the Philly attorney hiring you is looking for someone from his alma mater, they will likely view each school as equal. Go to Temple if it's cheaper, or go to nova if you don't want to live in a shady part of town.

PoliticalJunkie
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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:19 pm

Temple has better prospects for biglaw in Philly. They also have a much larger alumni base to tap into.

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arundodonax
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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby arundodonax » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:06 pm

PoliticalJunkie wrote:Temple has better prospects for biglaw in Philly.


NLJ begs to differ:

http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf

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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby bass08 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:47 pm

Seems like job prospects are relatively similar for the Philly area. Villanova is much more expensive if you are in-state, and still expensive if out of state. COL will be higher where villanova is situated.

Seems to come down to what type of living situation you would like and the cost, and any particular clinical programs you are interested. I'm not sure, but I think temple might have a greater variety of those.

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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby therealfp » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:56 pm

Bill Cosby went to Temple, so that's gotta count for something, right?

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby Great Satchmo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:10 pm

arundodonax wrote:
PoliticalJunkie wrote:Temple has better prospects for biglaw in Philly.


NLJ begs to differ:

http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf


Aren't those stats a few years old?

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Re: Villanova v. Temple - Philly Schools

Postby FCD » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:56 pm

arundodonax wrote:Unless the Philly attorney hiring you is looking for someone from his alma mater, they will likely view each school as equal. Go to Temple if it's cheaper, or go to nova if you don't want to live in a shady part of town.


Obviously you don't need to "live in a shady part of town" if you go to Temple -- you can live anywhere on the Broad St. subway line and be in extremely easy commuting distance. Living in Center City is probably a lot better than living out near Nova if you're in your twenties.

The fact of the matter is that the two schools seem to be about dead even and Temple is much less expensive.




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