Does W&M have a national reputation???

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Does W&M have national recognition or is it strictly regional?

W&M has national recognition, at least along the east cost.
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W&M is strictly regional.
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bubbletea
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Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby bubbletea » Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 pm

Does W&M have any credit as a national school or is it strictly regional? Since it is the oldest law school and has consistently been top 30, I was hoping that it would at least have recognition in the Northeast outside of VA (e.g. NYC)

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NYC Law
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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby NYC Law » Tue May 31, 2011 8:46 pm

Jesus Christ dude just go to Duke

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:53 pm

No one outside of VA knows what a W&M is.

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby protein » Tue May 31, 2011 9:33 pm

NYC Law wrote:Jesus Christ dude just go to Duke

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby El_Gallo » Tue May 31, 2011 10:32 pm

bubbletea wrote:W&M has national recognition, at least along the east cost.


east coast recognition=/= national recognition

I have no idea about the northeast, but I'll tell you that nobody on the west coast has ever heard of W&M. So, no. It does not have national recognition.

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby Soar » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:07 pm

Its reputation is regional, but along most of the Northeast region, which includes lots of legal markets.

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby 23402385985 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:07 pm

I always thought it had a cute name.

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby RVP11 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:14 pm

<--- from SoCal

<--- never heard of W&M until I applied to law school

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby Soar » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:17 pm

RVP11 wrote:<--- from SoCal

<--- never heard of W&M until I applied to law school


Had you heard of the University of Virginia (aside from sports) or Vanderbilt or Emory before you applied to law school?

I said it's a REGIONAL school, but the region extends throughout lots of the Northeast, not just VA

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Re: Does W&M have a national reputation???

Postby RVP11 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:34 pm

Soar wrote:
RVP11 wrote:<--- from SoCal

<--- never heard of W&M until I applied to law school


Had you heard of the University of Virginia (aside from sports) or Vanderbilt or Emory before you applied to law school?

I said it's a REGIONAL school, but the region extends throughout lots of the Northeast, not just VA


UVA and Vanderbilt - yes (they are in major sports conferences), Emory - no.

But whether people on the opposite coast have heard of the school is irrelevant.

The issue is that OP is considering both Duke and W&M and is trying to convince himself that he will have the same career opportunities at W&M. He won't.

And even if we're going to separate schools into "national" and "regional" - which is a pointless exercise that's not really based on anything - W&M's influence doesn't travel much north of the Mason-Dixon line, so it's hard to say it extends to the "Northeast."




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