To Current/Past Law Students: Factors to Consider?

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kennethellenparcell
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To Current/Past Law Students: Factors to Consider?

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:09 am

I am very curious about what current/past law students would say in terms of the factors they would have considered when choosing a law school after having gone through at least a semester/quarter of law school.

Of course, I know that this will also depend on what your future goals are, and the obvious factors that come into consideration are: (1) employment placement (biglaw or otherwise); (2) debt at graduation; (3) preference as to location and school personality.

But what about factors that 0Ls don't typically consider because they're not aware of them? Some that come to mind are accessibility of clinics and perhaps whether or not LRW is graded? Would really like the input of current law students on this!

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Re: To Current/Past Law Students: Factors to Consider?

Postby chiwachiwa » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:11 am

You've identified the ones that matter.

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Re: To Current/Past Law Students: Factors to Consider?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:02 pm

You've listed the three that matter. They are FAR and away the most important.

Things like campus, "fit," clinical programs, etc. are all okay as tie-breakers between schools, but they are nothing compared to the three you've identified. If Yale held classes in a cardboard box, I'd go there over some TTT with a fancy campus and nice students.




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