Employment Prospects

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Where should I attend?

USF
0
No votes
Loyola LA
4
50%
American
0
No votes
George Mason
3
38%
Villanova
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

teqniqal
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Employment Prospects

Postby teqniqal » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:04 am

Accepted at the following schools: USF, Loyola, American, George Mason, and Villanova

I'm in-state at California, and would prefer to remain here. I would also prefer to work in the private sector. I was initially considering GMU but they don't seem to place that well outside of gov't jobs. I'll most likely be looking at sticker price for the schools.

WL at UCHastings, W&Lee
Still waiting on UCDavis and Santa Clara
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truthypants
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Re: Employment Prospects

Postby truthypants » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:11 am

Go to school in California, if that's where you want to practice. Otherwise, retake the lsat and aim for a t-14.

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Re: Employment Prospects

Postby teqniqal » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:15 am

truthypants wrote:Go to school in California, if that's where you want to practice. Otherwise, retake the lsat and aim for a t-14.


T-14 is out of reach for me, my GPA (3.1) is low.

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Re: Employment Prospects

Postby 270910 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:21 am

If you're interest is purely economic (i.e. using your JD as an investment to increase your earning potential) you should not attend any of those schools short of massive scholarship.

If you want to be a lawyer even if the economics don't add up, and/or have particular interests outside of big firm jobs (which will be all but impossible to get from those schools) the calculus is different and depends a lot on your personal preferences. Go to the school in the area you will want to practice; none of those schools will give any national portability.

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Re: Employment Prospects

Postby TTTennis » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:23 am

If you aren't receiving large scholarships from any of these schools, don't go to any of them.




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