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divinelygolden
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Charlotte School of Law

Postby divinelygolden » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:33 pm

I’m just curious about the Charlotte School of Law employment rate. I tried reviewing their site and its listed as N/A. Which is very alarming because a legal education is too expensive to not know this information. So I was wondering if there are any students/graduates who attend(ed) that are able to report if they are currently working (internships etc). In addition to, have they notice graduates gaining employment.

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:47 pm

divinelygolden wrote:I’m just curious about the Charlotte School of Law employment rate. I tried reviewing their site and its listed as N/A. Which is very alarming because a legal education is too expensive to not know this information. So I was wondering if there are any students/graduates who attend(ed) that are able to report if they are currently working (internships etc). In addition to, have they notice graduates gaining employment.


Yay for due diligence. Do not go to charlotte law. Making money, not education/giving people jobs, is their number 1 priority. THey are a for-profit institution.

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby Peg » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:48 pm

I'm pretty sure the employment rate is crap and that's why they declined to list it. Also, in case you were considering the horrible decision of applying there, this should set you straight: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59714

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby pokerlaw » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Charlotte market also isn't great right now and Charlotte Law has to compete with UNC/Wake/Duke grads.

divinelygolden
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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby divinelygolden » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:35 pm

No not planning on attending. A friend of mine is planning to begin their Spring program and I was wondering about the Job outlook and was alarmed after seeing N/A. Who wants to go there knowing you may not get employed. Sad :?

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby NCviaVA » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:32 pm

You're right - the placement rate should have been posted more easily than this, but I did find this from last year: http://www.charlottelaw.edu/mediacenter ... spx?ID=160
Looks like they had a 95% placement rate for the 2009 class. Wonder how the 2010 looks.

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:57 pm

NCviaVA wrote:You're right - the placement rate should have been posted more easily than this, but I did find this from last year: http://www.charlottelaw.edu/mediacenter ... spx?ID=160
Looks like they had a 95% placement rate for the 2009 class. Wonder how the 2010 looks.


95% found jobs, but assuredly not 95% found legal jobs. herp derp

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby serdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:39 pm

I have a full ride and it would still be a mistake to attend

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby Justathought » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:44 pm

serdog wrote:I have a full ride and it would still be a mistake to attend


Depends on your goals and if you would need to borrow money / dip into savings for cost of living. In addition, you would need to weigh the opportunity cost. What would you be doing in the 3 years law school would consume? Finally, if you're set on being a lawyer, would you mind waiting a year and trying for a better score on the LSAT? If I can get into decent schools with my GPA, surely anyone can. :P

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Even when schools post data it's usually rigged. If they don't post it that means....

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby aspire2more » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:19 pm

I was accepted there with a very substantial scholarship, but now that I have other offers of admission (so far, at sticker) I cannot justify going. Even if you want to work in Charlotte (I've decided I don't), NC has several more established schools than Charlotte and that should help when looking for jobs. If you're going to go to a school that isn't top ranked, you're probably better off going to a school that has more than a handful of alumni, at least as far as job prospects go.

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Re: Charlotte School of Law

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:59 pm

aspire2more wrote:I was accepted there with a very substantial scholarship, but now that I have other offers of admission (so far, at sticker) I cannot justify going. Even if you want to work in Charlotte (I've decided I don't), NC has several more established schools than Charlotte and that should help when looking for jobs. If you're going to go to a school that isn't top ranked, you're probably better off going to a school that has more than a handful of alumni, at least as far as job prospects go.


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