vamedic03 wrote:tarp wrote:I am from Virginia and I can pretty much say that UR and W&M are both good choices if you want to practice in Richmond, but the connections you will make and the fact that you are IN richmond at UR, can easily do externships and attend local bar events, and will likely have some local attorneys as your instructors, will give you an advantage. In the end, they are both good schools and you will get a J.D. so finding a job is your own responsibility.
This is sorta BS reasoning. Yes, UR is in Richmond; however, W&M is only 40 minutes away. W&M is a far better school, has a cheaper sticker price, and provides far better exit options both in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.
+1 Also, what are we calling intimate knowledge here? Is "growing up" in Virginia sufficient? Is talking to lawyers alone sufficient? Is getting a legal job in Richmond some sort of trump card?
I suspect if you fleshed it out, the posters who seem to think that UR ite can compete with W&M are in the first two categories, but nowhere near the third.
Also, as far as extenrships go, lots of people drive 1-2 hours to get to their extern placement at my school. I don't see any reason why a W&M kid couldn't do the same.