Best for the Southwest

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imbored25
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Best for the Southwest

Postby imbored25 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:31 pm

For states in the SW: AZ,NM,CO,UT,NV, besides T14 is there a school that separates itself from the others. Each of these states has 1 or 2 decent schools(UA,ASU,UNM,UC,Utah,BYU,UNLV). Is there one that gives better mobility than others or are they all really limited to their state. Also would it be better to go to say USC,UCLA,or Texas, instead of going to one of the state schools, if one is looking to practice in one of these states.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby im_blue » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:57 pm

Outside the T14, Texas and UCLA place well in the Southwest.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:59 pm

If you want to practice specifically in one of those states I would consider that state school if you have no ties. If you have ties then I might consider UCLA or UT.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby BeautifulSW » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:37 pm

As a thirty-year resident of N.Mex., I deny categorically that Texas is a Southwestern State. Texas is a SOUTHERN State and don't you forgit it, neither! :)

So defining the Southwest as N.Mex., Ariz., Utah, Colo., and Nev., the school with the best regional reputation is probably U. Colorado at Boulder.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby d34d9823 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:41 pm

BeautifulSW wrote:As a thirty-year resident of N.Mex., I deny categorically that Texas is a Southwestern State. Texas is a SOUTHERN State and don't you forgit it, neither! :)

So defining the Southwest as N.Mex., Ariz., Utah, Colo., and Nev., the school with the best regional reputation is probably U. Colorado at Boulder.

Texas is definitely not Southern. I think most people would put it in the Southwest, but it's really just in that awkward transition spot.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:43 pm

ASU or Arizona for Arizona or Nevada, New Mexico for New Mexico, Colorado for Colorado, Utah or BYU for Utah & Texas law schools for Texas.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby NewLobo » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:12 pm

IMO the order would go UT, UCLA, CU-B, all others.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby RVP11 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:49 pm

im_blue wrote:Outside the T14, Texas and UCLA place well in the Southwest.


And Vanderbilt and Notre Dame, certainly. And Iowa and Kansas aren't terrible options.

BYU is by far the most mobile degree of any school actually based in the Southwest.
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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby Veyron » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:55 pm

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BYU is by far the most mobile degree of any school actually based in the Southwest.[/quote]

TCR

UCLA and Texas are not considered by many firms to be any better than the local schools.

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Re: Best for the Southwest

Postby Stringer Bell » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:08 pm

Texas is really more like it's own country/region.




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