Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby tarp » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:32 am

Yes, let's base our opinions on the views of undergraduate students as related to us in third or fourth-person on a website.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby johnnyutah » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:58 am

If by "corporate law," you mean you want to work for a big firm, do not go to Drexel. The overwhelming odds are that you will not get the job you want. Seriously.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby tarp » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:16 pm

The point is that with Villanova, the overwhelming odds are against him as well. The only thing certain in the OP's situation is that choosing Villanova will create more debt, with marginally larger chances of working for a big firm. If the scholarship offers were flipped, I would tell the OP to go to Villanova. I know plenty of GW grads who wanted the biglaw job, graduated in the top half of their class, took on 150k+ in debt, and were sorely disappointed. So really for the OP if he ONLY wants to practice in a big firm, he should go to neither school.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby phils34 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:15 pm

arvcondor wrote:Ha, the Drexel discussion continues, with the same stable of cast.

As far as Drexel goes for Biglaw, I'll just say this: http://www.conradobrien.com/Attorney-Bi ... -Voss/259/

Yes, it's probably the douchiest thing I'm posting, given the implications, and I'm sure Mr. Voss is perfectly capable, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turned down some great offers. But I haven't seen a single Drexel biglaw associate so far, and this is where the valedictorian is (I'm sure it's a great firm; no judgments there).


Not that hard..most of the firms are listed on the website, just search through them...listed some below. I'm not trying to say that Drexel does well in bigPhillylaw, but they're out there. I think it's safe to say that if you're in the top 10%, you have a chance (not saying that 10% of the class gets biglaw). The majority of Drexel haters have no clue about the school, except that it's new and lacks alumni...and save the "I have a friend in the top 10 at Drexel and he can't get a job, etc." I don't see why someone would pay that much for Villanova and pass on a full ride at Drexel.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby seriously???? » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:54 pm

phils34 wrote:
arvcondor wrote:Ha, the Drexel discussion continues, with the same stable of cast.

As far as Drexel goes for Biglaw, I'll just say this: http://www.conradobrien.com/Attorney-Bi ... -Voss/259/

Yes, it's probably the douchiest thing I'm posting, given the implications, and I'm sure Mr. Voss is perfectly capable, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turned down some great offers. But I haven't seen a single Drexel biglaw associate so far, and this is where the valedictorian is (I'm sure it's a great firm; no judgments there).


Not that hard..most of the firms are listed on the website, just search through them...listed some below. I'm not trying to say that Drexel does well in bigPhillylaw, but they're out there. I think it's safe to say that if you're in the top 10%, you have a chance (not saying that 10% of the class gets biglaw). The majority of Drexel haters have no clue about the school, except that it's new and lacks alumni...and save the "I have a friend in the top 10 at Drexel and he can't get a job, etc." I don't see why someone would pay that much for Villanova and pass on a full ride at Drexel.

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Did you check all the philly biglaw firms? Anyway, that is still better than Widener. A bulk of top students from Widener do bankruptcy law in Wilmington. They're prolly good jobs, since Wilmington is somewhat of a bankruptcy law capitol.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby arvcondor » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:26 pm

seriously???? wrote: ...bankruptcy law in Wilmington...

They're prolly good jobs...

Salary-wise, perhaps. Otherwise, does not compute.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby seriously???? » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:47 pm

arvcondor wrote:
seriously???? wrote: ...bankruptcy law in Wilmington...

They're prolly good jobs...

Salary-wise, perhaps. Otherwise, does not compute.


Isn't salary all that really matters? I doubt biglaw jobs are interesting, and if they are T14 kids are taking them.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby phils34 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:25 pm

seriously???? wrote:
phils34 wrote:
arvcondor wrote:Ha, the Drexel discussion continues, with the same stable of cast.

As far as Drexel goes for Biglaw, I'll just say this: http://www.conradobrien.com/Attorney-Bi ... -Voss/259/

Yes, it's probably the douchiest thing I'm posting, given the implications, and I'm sure Mr. Voss is perfectly capable, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turned down some great offers. But I haven't seen a single Drexel biglaw associate so far, and this is where the valedictorian is (I'm sure it's a great firm; no judgments there).


Not that hard..most of the firms are listed on the website, just search through them...listed some below. I'm not trying to say that Drexel does well in bigPhillylaw, but they're out there. I think it's safe to say that if you're in the top 10%, you have a chance (not saying that 10% of the class gets biglaw). The majority of Drexel haters have no clue about the school, except that it's new and lacks alumni...and save the "I have a friend in the top 10 at Drexel and he can't get a job, etc." I don't see why someone would pay that much for Villanova and pass on a full ride at Drexel.

http://www.bipc.com/professionals.php?PeopleID=781
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http://www.pepperlaw.com/LegalStaff_Pre ... affKey=762
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Did you check all the philly biglaw firms? Anyway, that is still better than Widener. A bulk of top students from Widener do bankruptcy law in Wilmington. They're prolly good jobs, since Wilmington is somewhat of a bankruptcy law capitol.


Here are some more I found from firms listed on drexel's site....most are from the class of 2009. I think some 2009ers are still deferred. As for the class of 2010 kids that got biglaw, I think many are clerking first.

http://www.archerlaw.com/attorneysdetai ... ast=Wagner
http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?cont ... bioID=2613
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http://www.eckertseamans.com/directory. ... toryID=796
http://www.eckertseamans.com/directory. ... toryID=795
http://www.postschell.com/attorney.cfm?attorney_id=364
http://www.wilentz.com/attorney_bio.aspx?ID=1326

Some of these firms are borderline midlaw/biglaw, but not bad for a new school w/o alumni connections.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby omarlos » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:33 pm

phils34 wrote:
seriously???? wrote:
phils34 wrote:
arvcondor wrote:Ha, the Drexel discussion continues, with the same stable of cast.

As far as Drexel goes for Biglaw, I'll just say this: http://www.conradobrien.com/Attorney-Bi ... -Voss/259/

Yes, it's probably the douchiest thing I'm posting, given the implications, and I'm sure Mr. Voss is perfectly capable, and I wouldn't be surprised if he turned down some great offers. But I haven't seen a single Drexel biglaw associate so far, and this is where the valedictorian is (I'm sure it's a great firm; no judgments there).


Not that hard..most of the firms are listed on the website, just search through them...listed some below. I'm not trying to say that Drexel does well in bigPhillylaw, but they're out there. I think it's safe to say that if you're in the top 10%, you have a chance (not saying that 10% of the class gets biglaw). The majority of Drexel haters have no clue about the school, except that it's new and lacks alumni...and save the "I have a friend in the top 10 at Drexel and he can't get a job, etc." I don't see why someone would pay that much for Villanova and pass on a full ride at Drexel.

http://www.bipc.com/professionals.php?PeopleID=781
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http://www.ballardspahr.com/people/atto ... ndsey.aspx
http://www.pepperlaw.com/LegalStaff_Pre ... affKey=762
http://www.pepperlaw.com/LegalStaff_Pre ... affKey=635
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http://www.dilworthlaw.com/Lawyers/KevinHuang


Did you check all the philly biglaw firms? Anyway, that is still better than Widener. A bulk of top students from Widener do bankruptcy law in Wilmington. They're prolly good jobs, since Wilmington is somewhat of a bankruptcy law capitol.


Here are some more I found from firms listed on drexel's site....most are from the class of 2009. I think some 2009ers are still deferred. As for the class of 2010 kids that got biglaw, I think many are clerking first.

http://www.archerlaw.com/attorneysdetai ... ast=Wagner
http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?cont ... bioID=2613
--LinkRemoved--
--LinkRemoved--
http://www.eckertseamans.com/directory. ... toryID=796
http://www.eckertseamans.com/directory. ... toryID=795
http://www.postschell.com/attorney.cfm?attorney_id=364
http://www.wilentz.com/attorney_bio.aspx?ID=1326

Some of these firms are borderline midlaw/biglaw, but not bad for a new school w/o alumni connections.




All are magna cum laude and summa cum laude ... thats what it takes I suppose top 5%, Villanova may give more room for error (top10-15%) but I suppose choosing drexel is hedging your bet $$$ for one or two awful semesters.

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Re: Knowledgeable opinions regarding- Villanova vs. Drexel

Postby phils34 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:09 pm

omarlos wrote:All are magna cum laude and summa cum laude ... thats what it takes I suppose top 5%, Villanova may give more room for error (top10-15%) but I suppose choosing drexel is hedging your bet $$$ for one or two awful semesters.


Magna is 10% at drexel..and there were a couple cum laude in there....but yea, I otherwise agree with you.




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