hangtransferloose wrote:FWIW I know three people that transferred out of UA/ASU to t14 in order to improve their chances of obtaining a job in PHX (and beyond if need be). In fact, several lawyers they spoke with that work at larger firms in AZ suggested as much.
I guess what I'm saying is going to UA/ASU at a discount and then transferring is a possibility. Risky indeed, but, if you do well you'll have the best of both worlds.
If you're making a transfer like that, chances are the point is moot. You need top 10% with law review for a T14 transfer. Those same credentials will likely land you the job for which you transferred in the first place.
And desertlaw is correct, none of this is new. This will always and forever be the tradeoff: ASU/UA = lower cost, need to finish higher in class, fewer alternative options (i.e. no market salary) if you don't finish in top 10%. T14 = higher cost, more prestige, only need top 50%, more alternative options if Phoenix doesn't work out.
That is it. That is all anyone needs to know on this topic. Either option can work out, it just depends on the person. The end.