Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

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legaleagle9
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Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby legaleagle9 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:52 pm

Say someone is set on doing LA Big Law. Would it be smarter for them to go to schools like USC or UCLA, or to a school like Georgetown because it is ranked a little bit higher?

Im sorry if this is a really dumb question.

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Tue May 17, 2011 9:53 pm

UCLA or USC imo

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johnnyutah
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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue May 17, 2011 9:54 pm

DwightSchruteFarms wrote:UCLA or USC imo

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:03 pm

Without question USC or UCLA. I'm betting that USC/UCLA places as well as or better than MVP in California.

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby eaglemuncher » Tue May 17, 2011 10:04 pm

legaleagle9 wrote:Say someone is set on doing LA Big Law. Would it be smarter for them to go to schools like USC or UCLA, or to a school like Georgetown because it is ranked a little bit higher?

Im sorry if this is a really dumb question.


I think you know the answer

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby legaleagle9 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:06 pm

thanks so much for the replies!

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby Dany » Tue May 17, 2011 10:07 pm

I mean, scholarships should be taken into account, but all other things equal:

johnnyutah wrote:
DwightSchruteFarms wrote:UCLA or USC imo

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby legaleagle9 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:37 am

would you guys say that its very less likely for someone who goes to G'Town to get employment in LA or SF?

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:38 am

legaleagle9 wrote:would you guys say that its very less likely for someone who goes to G'Town to get employment in LA or SF?

Less likely for sure for LA.

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Wed May 18, 2011 11:15 am

dpk711 wrote:Without question USC or UCLA. I'm betting that USC/UCLA places as well as or better than MVP in California.

USC/UCLA is the right call here, but I do wish people would stop suggesting things like the bolded when it's obvious they're merely speculating. This is TLS - people hear this stuff and begin to recycle it as "fact" far too easily here.

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Re: Is region more important then ranking in this situation?

Postby Robespierre » Wed May 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Not a dumb question. Answer is UCLA. GULC's very small advantage in ranking is more than made up for by UCLA's regional prominence.

Not that familiar with USC but the answer's probably the same.

P.S., you also save about 15K on tuition at UCLA if you're in-state, compared to GULC, I believe.




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