Nicholasnickynic wrote: danquayle wrote:
Credibility = gone.
danquayle wrote:Well, if you're serious about the JD/MBA, then Indiana's MBA program is quite a bit better than Wake's. On the mobility thing, I don't get how Wake's JD is more mobile, as both are pretty regional schools and I said the Indiana MBA is stronger. Wake has much tougher in-state competition. It's third best behind Duke and UNC.
It really boils down to whether you want to be in the midwest or the south. But all things being equal, I'm struggling with seeing why everyone seems to think Wake is a better choice.
Last year 60-some percent of wake's grads found work outside of NC. I'm not sure of indiana's numbers.
As to tough instate competition, are you kidding me?
For (at least) the second year in a row, Wake>UNC in nlj250 #s. Its pretty heft this year too... 15-11%.
Don't know about this year's federal clerkship #s, but when I applied, wake had not only a hirer percent, but a hirer #, despite being something like 1/2 as large.
Also, if you look at the percent of super laywers in NC, it is completley dominated by Wake and UNC
ME: Base choice on relevant, legitimate (outside sources) statistics.YOU: Base choice on USNWR.
Who lacks credibility?
Where did I say this? Painfully obvious strawman arguments do not impress upon me the caliber of Wake's rhetorical teaching.
UNC got around 33 (15%) in Big Law. Wake got around 30 (20%). Wake's class size is significantly smaller, which has pros and cons. It doesn't amount to a huge difference, and neither is such a sure bet in this range that I'd
let Big Law chances guide me.
I've said from the very beginning that I think personal preference should guide this decision, and I only think Indiana is the clear winner if he wants JD/MBA and is neutral on living in the Midwest versus the South. If he wants the South, obviously go to Wake. If he's truly neutral on location, then it comes down to program specifics, including MBA strength and Big Law placement. Wake, Indiana and UNC are all roughly peer schools and choosing one over the rest can be justified depending on circumstances. But to say starkly Wake > UNC is laughable. Especially when you consider the selectivity of UNC. I don't believe I mentioned "USNWR."
Cute try though, "gov't job 1L."