birdlaw117 wrote:sandiego222 wrote:IAFG wrote:sandiego222 wrote:Thanks for the response. For me, happiness is not having a greater shot at getting a V10 2L offer- I guess some peoples' opinions on TLS differ, and I'm sure it makes sense for them to pick Penn or NYU in this situation
If geographical preference is your priority over serious career concerns, and major urban settings are not your preference, you are making a terrible mistake going to law school at all.
This outrageous comment really seems to capture the mentality of TLS
It's not like picking a T50 over Harvard
Not really. This isn't like choosing your undergrad school. Sure, location can be a factor, but it shouldn't be a priority. It's a decision about how to best start your career, since it is a professional school and all. And the fact of the matter is NYU's job placement power advantage over UVA is real.
Now, if you still choose UVA in this situation that's fine. But don't try and say it's a rational decision when it will likely have a negative impact on your career (which is a lot longer than the 3/4 of 3 years you spend at school).
The counterargument to this is going to be the famous "I just feel like I'd be happier and so I'll do better." I can't really rationalize it, because one should be mentally stable and socially deft enough to work well at either school--especially law school. With the employment situation the way it is, location/environment shouldn't be a priority, so I agree with you.
tl; dr: +1