Energy Law?

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Energy Law?

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:15 am

What are the top schools for someone looking to get into energy law? I have family in the energy sector so I have ties in Houston. I unfortunatley do not have an engineering degree which I imagine could be helpful in the field. GPA is 3.41 take LSAT in

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:18 am

Jredelman15 wrote:What are the top schools for someone looking to get into energy law? I have family in the energy sector so I have ties in Houston. I unfortunatley do not have an engineering degree which I imagine could be helpful in the field. GPA is 3.41 take LSAT in


Oil and gas law is pretty big in the south (i.e. Texas and Louisiana,etc).

However, the best schools are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford for any specialties.

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby Br3v » Fri May 11, 2012 12:21 am

Aim for highest school you can. Specialty rankings don't really matter in terms of employment.

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 am

Br3v wrote:Aim for highest school you can. Specialty rankings don't really matter in terms of employment.


would Houston over SMU be this case and UT be the top? Im not a TX native but would like to end up there bc of family. My GPA is the killer as I am confident with enough studying I can pull off the 170+ in June or October.

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 am

Br3v wrote:Aim for highest school you can. Specialty rankings don't really matter in terms of employment.


With one caveat. Outside the top 14, going to the highest ranked school doesn't always make sense. Dont go to a school like American/GW etc just because it's higher ranked than LSU if you are from and want to work in Louisiana. Location and cost matter a lot more as you get outside the top schools. Also, it doesn't hurt to peruse the new ABA placement data.

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby Br3v » Fri May 11, 2012 12:27 am

RedBirds2011 wrote:
Br3v wrote:Aim for highest school you can. Specialty rankings don't really matter in terms of employment.


With one caveat. Outside the top 14, going to the highest ranked school doesn't always make sense. Dont go to a school like American/GW etc just because it's higher ranked than LSU if you are from and want to work in Louisiana. Location and cost matter a lot more as you get outside the top schools. Also, it doesn't hurt to peruse the new ABA placement data.


Sorry I assumed OP knew.

OP, top 14, or highest school in area you are dead set practicing, less debt is better

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Re: Energy Law?

Postby zanzbar » Fri May 11, 2012 10:51 am

Jredelman15 wrote:
Br3v wrote:Aim for highest school you can. Specialty rankings don't really matter in terms of employment.


would Houston over SMU be this case and UT be the top? Im not a TX native but would like to end up there bc of family. My GPA is the killer as I am confident with enough studying I can pull off the 170+ in June or October.


Since your out of state I think SMU might be the better option over Houston since they are close to the same price then, and SMU is more generous with scholarships. In your situation I think you are looking at something like this:
T14>>UT>>>>>SMU/Houston>>LSU/OKlahoma I'm sure Tulane is somewhere in there to consider but without a huge scholarship they are ridiculously expensive, but I know Tulane can get you to Houston BigLaw if you have the grades.

The LSAT is not easy to master so I hope you aren't taking it lightly, but if you go kill it then you have my respect because I could not get a firm grasp on that test.

I think UT has a strict GPA 3.5 ceiling on scholarships so if you hit above a 170 then you might have to head to the T14 because you will most likely be YP by a few of the lower ranked schools I put on here, and not get the scholly money you deserve. Good luck.




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