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c3pO4 wrote:kaiser wrote:Wanna work in Louisiana? If yes, go to LSU. If not, go to the T10.
Already have strong ties to LA. Would UVA be worth it then?
You didn't really answer the question. Having strong ties to somewhere doesn't necessarily indicate where you want to work. Do you know pretty much for sure that you want to work in Louisiana? Strong ties will help you, and going to the flagship school of the state would seem like the rational choice if you want to stay there. But the ultimate question is what your goal actually is with regard to geographic preference.
If you mean to imply that you want to work in Louisiana, but think that you have sufficient ties such that going to a T10 school would only add to your credentials, I would urge you to think twice. I would imagine that Louisiana is a relatively insular place that doesn't get many applicants from outside the state or region. Sure, you can walk into NY with a degree from any T14 school and possibly get a look, but in a place like Louisiana, I'd imagine they have a lot of loyalty for their homegrown kids who stayed in the state. So I would venture a guess that going to the best school in the state could only help you, and the fact that it is a full ride makes it the logical choice to me. Again, this is all assuming you want to work in Lousiana. If you really don't know where you want to work, I would go with the flexibility that UVA will provide you.
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bk1 wrote:Aren't you a current or former student?
c3pO4 wrote:desertlaw wrote:Not sure if I'd rather be studying (like I was last week) or hanging out with the in-laws (like I am this week). Both are terrible.
2l is better than break because you can do nothing, but still say you are in law school to avoid family and other such obligations. im really looking forward to the start of nxt semester
Though, in retrospect it make make the most sense if you were just a paralegal or something right now. You seem to have a good grasp on somethings and sometimes your advice just seems bad.
ETA: If you want to maximize your chances at biglaw, I would think UVA (with ties) > LSU. If you are fine with just minimizing debt, I would dig up as much employment info as you can on LSU.