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flyhigh_
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UNC or Texas?

Postby flyhigh_ » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:00 am

Any views would be highly appreciated.

Which one would you pick and why? Taking into account job propects nationwide and academia.

Thank you!

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kalvano
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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:49 am

Are you kidding?

Texas. It's not even close.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:06 am

If you want to work in North Carolina, go to UNC. If you want to work anywhere else in this beautiful country, go to Texas. That is not to say that going there will enable you to place in any region you want, just that it would more so than UNC. I'm sure the UNC academia prospects are non-existant. I don't know about Texas, but they're probably similar.

Oh, and if you want to go to a school that wins things, choose UNC.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:09 am

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby flyhigh_ » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:24 am

I think Texas is slighty better and I guess its a winner as well.

I will apply there!!!

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby thecilent » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:27 am

flyhigh_ wrote:I think Texas is slighty better and I guess its a winner as well.

I will apply there!!!

Lulz.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby dddhhh » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:28 pm

What markets interest you?

Texas is ranked better but both schools have regional power - so it really depends on where you want to practice.

Personally I can tell you that Chapel Hill is a beautiful city and UNC is just a great place to be. If you want to work in NC ... UNC is the clear choice.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:52 pm

Um Texas.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby hokie » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:13 pm

thecilent wrote:
flyhigh_ wrote:I think Texas is slighty better and I guess its a winner as well.

I will apply there!!!

Lulz.


:lol: +1

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby SupraVln180 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:45 pm

Texas is a better school, but if you want to work in NC, go to UNC b/c it's the shit down there. If you want to work anywhere else, go to Texas.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:47 pm

texas.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby Stringer Bell » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:05 pm

It depends on whether or not you want to have a better chance at getting a job.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby eandy » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:35 pm

Why not apply to both? Check the $$

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby flyhigh_ » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:23 pm

Thks guys,

I am interested in possibly DC, California, Chicago area and maybe NY.

It seems Texas has a better reputation in these markets and it is a better school if one wants to break into academia!!!!

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby flyhigh_ » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:33 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:This also may be of interest to you too:


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Thank you!!! It was very helpful. It will be Texas!!!! I just hope to get in!!!

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Nicholasnickynic
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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:45 pm

Really. This thread is about which one you should apply too. Really? And. Um, if you got into both, go to Texas. Even if you don't want to work in texas. Do it anyway. Texas dominates its market, probably more so than any other school.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby D-ROCCA » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:49 pm

flyhigh_ wrote:Thks guys,

I am interested in possibly DC, California, Chicago area and maybe NY.

It seems Texas has a better reputation in these markets and it is a better school if one wants to break into academia!!!!


If you want to work in these places then neither of these schools should be on your list.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby pokerlaw » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:57 pm

How would at UT degree do in NC with ties?

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:01 pm

flyhigh_ wrote:Thks guys,

I am interested in possibly DC, California, Chicago area and maybe NY.

It seems Texas has a better reputation in these markets and it is a better school if one wants to break into academia!!!!


/facepalm

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Nicholasnickynic
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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:44 pm

Law schools are EXTREMELY regional. You need to do your research. Your post makes me think you have no idea about schools. At all. You should just browse this site for a while.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby MrAnon » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:13 am

Depends on where you want to live. If homeless shelter is where you want to live when you are older, pick UNC. If you want to live in a house eventually then I would go to Texas.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby fish tacos » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:39 pm

pokerlaw wrote:How would at UT degree do in NC with ties?


Wondering this. It's pretty late in the cycle.... would UT OOS tuition be worth it if in-state UNC tuition is already in the bag? Dream scenario is a larger market in the south (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond... pretty much a broad swath from New Orleans to DC). Not opposed to working in Texas, however.

Does Texas have an in-state/out-of-state ratio like UNC? Would shooting an app their way this late even be worth the app fee? Numbers are 3.65/167.

Thanks everyone.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:00 pm

fish tacos wrote:would UT OOS tuition be worth it if in-state UNC tuition is already in the bag?


fish tacos wrote:Dream scenario is a larger market in the south (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond... pretty much a broad swath from New Orleans to DC).


Yes, it would be over UNC.




fish tacos wrote:Does Texas have an in-state/out-of-state ratio like UNC?


Yes, but not as severe.




fish tacos wrote:Would shooting an app their way this late even be worth the app fee? Numbers are 3.65/167.


Yes.

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby flyhigh_ » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:23 pm

Why are schools so regional? And why should I not get a job with a degree from Texas in Washington or NY or California?

Is it because of the existing schools in those States? If I go to say Berkeley, I can't get a job in Texas?

I do know a bit about schools I just don't consider so much the geographical area of the school specially if it's respected in other States.

Look at Vandy.! Very reputable school and you can get a job nationawide?

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Re: UNC or Texas?

Postby D-ROCCA » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Vandy is ranked higher than UNC, so there's that. UNC just isn't that great of a law school if you don't want to work in NC or SC. Texas is a national school, but most of the people who go there want to work in Texas. If you want NY/Cali, you're going to need to go to a top school or a good regional school. If you want DC, best advice is probably to reconsider, because no one gets Big Law in DC.




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