The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

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Jslondon1
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The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby Jslondon1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:18 pm

Hello all,

I just recently received my letter of acceptance from the University of San Francisco School of Law. I have narrowed down my search to USF and The University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. My scholarship offers are as follows; $10,000 at USF where the tuition is $40,000 and $30,000 at University of St. Thomas College of Law where tuition is $35,000.

What I am looking for is some opinions regarding USF and graduates' job prospects. Please let me know what you think!

Thanks

JLondon

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Justathought
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Re: The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby Justathought » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Job prospects are absolutely terrible from the lower ranked California schools. The state as a whole, is truly one of the worst legal markets in the country. Three main factors contribute make this the case: Lots of competition, high cost of living, and state government in shambles. Still, if you are from the region and want to work there, I would go there over Minneapolis. I think your prospects would be a little better from St. Thomas, but you couldn't pay me enough to live in such a cold location. I would rather be a homeless lawyer in sunny California.

That's just me though, and people here know I hate anything under 70 degrees.

Edit: Though if you got a 30k scholarship at St. Thomas, you should probably go there instead. Better prospects and way less debt. I just have a hard time recommending anyplace cold. :mrgreen:

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Re: The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby mpj_3050 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:29 pm

30k tuition plus S.F. cost of living are going to be a killer.

What are the St. Thomas stipulations?

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Re: The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby red_alertz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:31 pm

with the money you saved, u could buy loads of fancy clothing and keep urself warm

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Re: The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby snapdragon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 pm

This thread gives some great insight as to the MN market:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=146346

As far as USF, please refer to aliarrow's excellent charts - I think according to them, MANY USF grads are working only part time. I would go with St Thomas here.

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Re: The University of San Francisco- What do you think?

Postby Borhas » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:40 pm

snapdragon wrote:This thread gives some great insight as to the MN market:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 4&t=146346

As far as USF, please refer to aliarrow's excellent charts - I think according to them, MANY USF grads are working only part time. I would go with St Thomas here.


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look here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150681




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