Informative wrote:Kind of sad actually. I don't really think WM is better than UST regardless of this year's rankings. Then again, I don't think any of the law schools in Minnesota are very good when you look at the cost these schools are charging. If I were accepted to one of these schools, I would just go to the school that gave me the most $.
And you're entitled to that opinion, though I would disagree (and not just because of the new rankings). I do think you are right on with your comment about $. That is why Mitchell and St. Thomas are very appealing, because of the scholarship $. Paying sticker to go to a T25, hell a T14 school isn't the golden ticket it used to be, it's a gamble. If it were me, and I knew I wanted to stay in MN, I would take a long hard look at the other options and how they place graduates.
spinecho202 wrote:Haha, I can't stop laughing. WM students don't like the U's elitism, yet they continue to through Hamline and st thomas under the bus
So it is laughable for me to "throw Hamline and St. Thomas under the bus", while you get to throw Hamline, St. Thomas, and William Mitchell under the same bus? I love how students at the U have an elitist mindset, when outside of MN their school is a laughable T25. Many of the U law students I know act like their school is a T14, or should be. I also know that no one is getting jobs right now outside of the top 10-25% at any law school in Minnesota, but the U still thinks they are in better shape than the other schools. That's what is really funny.
I've only tried to provide a reasonable opinion/perspective as to why WM is a competitive law school choice for the Twin Cities market. No one is arguing that the U of M is a great choice, and more often than not probably the best option. I don't think Hamline is at all, and I have been told as much by many attorneys, including some Hamline grads from yesteryear. I do think St. Thomas is, but not as strong as WM.