What's wrong with American Law?

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What's wrong with American Law?

Postby TennesseeJed » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:24 pm

I've seen countless posts essentially berating the quality of American U. Yet, their International Law Program ranks better than elite schools such as GW, Berkley, and Virginia. Is this not enough of a niche coming out of school? I am confident that I want to practice International Law of some capacity, so this school seems pretty appealing to me, especially considering it's much more inexpensive than Georgetown. Furthermore, although I have no full-time work experience outside of summer work, the fact that an LSAT score would (could) earn me entrance into their MBA program also seems like a great opportunity...

I will likely be accepted to better schools, but would American not provide me many of the same opportunities that other top Int'l Law programs provide, or does this small niche really not warrant much interest?

Thanks

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Yukos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:26 pm

Inb4theshitshow.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby 071816 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:27 pm

TennesseeJed wrote:I've seen countless posts essentially berating the quality of American U. Yet, their International Law Program ranks better than elite schools such as GW, Berkley, and Virginia. Is this not enough of a niche coming out of school? I am confident that I want to practice International Law of some capacity, so this school seems pretty appealing to me, especially considering it's much more inexpensive than Georgetown. Furthermore, although I have no full-time work experience outside of summer work, the fact that an LSAT score would (could) earn me entrance into their MBA program also seems like a great opportunity...

I will likely be accepted to better schools, but would American not provide me many of the same opportunities that other top Int'l Law programs provide, or does this small niche really not warrant much interest?

Thanks

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:28 pm

People bash it because they placed only 35% of their 2011 class into bar passage required jobs 9 months after graduation. hth

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby JetsFan1990 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:28 pm

American U is garbage. Forget about the specialty rankings - they mean nothing. You will absolutely not have the same opportunities coming out of American that you would have coming out of GeorgeTTTown, for instance.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby flem » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:29 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:People bash it because they placed only 35% of their 2011 class into bar passage required jobs 9 months after graduation. hth

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QFT

What a fucking festering TTT

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Yukos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:30 pm

No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby breadbucket » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:31 pm

TennesseeJed wrote: much more inexpensive

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:32 pm

Yukos wrote:No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

Well, I'm just assuming that when you place 35% into real legal jobs, about, hmmm, none of them will get international legal jobs.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Jah'rakal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:35 pm

American was hanging on barely to its T1 status in 2011 at 49, but since has improved in the ranks. I think it's a good school with a solid reputation, and most importantly, it is right at DC where most opportunities are, that being said, the reason it is bashed often is because it is surrounded by even better schools in the region, while top grads from other top schools are attracted to DC as well, so American cannot get much of the pie in the end, but like many other lower t1 schools, u work hard and do well in classes, you will have a prestigious gig in DC where international law thrives

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby flem » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:American was hanging on barely to its T1 status in 2011 at 49, but since has improved in the ranks. I think it's a good school with a solid reputation, and most importantly, it is right at DC where most opportunities are, that being said, the reason it is bashed often is because it is surrounded by even better schools in the region, while top grads from other top schools are attracted to DC as well, so American cannot get much of the pie in the end, but like many other lower t1 schools, u work hard and do well in classes, you will have a prestigious gig in DC where international law thrives


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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Jah'rakal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:36 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:American was hanging on barely to its T1 status in 2011 at 49, but since has improved in the ranks. I think it's a good school with a solid reputation, and most importantly, it is right at DC where most opportunities are, that being said, the reason it is bashed often is because it is surrounded by even better schools in the region, while top grads from other top schools are attracted to DC as well, so American cannot get much of the pie in the end, but like many other lower t1 schools, u work hard and do well in classes, you will have a prestigious gig in DC where international law thrives


TITCR

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:37 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:American was hanging on barely to its T1 status in 2011 at 49, but since has improved in the ranks. I think it's a good school with a solid reputation, and most importantly, it is right at DC where most opportunities are, that being said, the reason it is bashed often is because it is surrounded by even better schools in the region, while top grads from other top schools are attracted to DC as well, so American cannot get much of the pie in the end, but like many other lower t1 schools, u work hard and do well in classes, you will have a prestigious gig in DC where international law thrives
This is the best post I've ever seen from Jah'rakal, in that not all of the sentences are wrong.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:38 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:39 pm

cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

Only American U students think they're T1.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Yukos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:40 pm

cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?


TITCR.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Jah'rakal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:41 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:
cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

Only American U students think they're T1.

that is because regardless how rankings can be irrelevant, they nevertheless matter to a lot of students, and according to USNews, American is T1, just like 49 other schools including havard, yale, stanford, Pepperdine, NYU, etc.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby top30man » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:42 pm

The same number of jobs exist in international law as do jobs in unicorn law. HTH.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby akili » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:43 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:
cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

Only American U students think they're T1.

that is because regardless how rankings can be irrelevant, they nevertheless matter to a lot of students, and according to USNews, American is T1, just like 49 other schools including havard, yale, stanford, Pepperdine, NYU, etc.


Where the hell did Pepperdine come from in this list? And lol no.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Birdnals » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:44 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:
Yukos wrote:No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

Well, I'm just assuming that when you place 35% into real legal jobs, about, hmmm, none of them will get international legal jobs.

These probably don’t take into account all the people who didn’t reply because they were working prestigious international law and where too busy to deal with international mail surveys. Or too busy globetrotting to even get the survey. It’s a biased stat.

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Jah'rakal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:45 pm

Birdnals wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:
Yukos wrote:No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

Well, I'm just assuming that when you place 35% into real legal jobs, about, hmmm, none of them will get international legal jobs.

These probably don’t take into account all the people who didn’t reply because they were working prestigious international law and where too busy to deal with international mail surveys. Or too busy globetrotting to even get the survey. It’s a biased stat.


TITCR again

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby flem » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:45 pm

I would now like the OP to define what "international law" is

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:
Birdnals wrote:These probably don’t take into account all the people who didn’t reply because they were working prestigious international law and where too busy to deal with international mail surveys. Or too busy globetrotting to even get the survey. It’s a biased stat.


TITCR again

This is the first time I lol'ed in the course of this thread, thank you

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm

TennesseeJed wrote:I've seen countless posts essentially berating the quality of American U. Yet, their International Law Program ranks better than elite schools such as GW, Berkley, and Virginia. Is this not enough of a niche coming out of school? I am confident that I want to practice International Law of some capacity, so this school seems pretty appealing to me, especially considering it's much more inexpensive than Georgetown. Furthermore, although I have no full-time work experience outside of summer work, the fact that an LSAT score would (could) earn me entrance into their MBA program also seems like a great opportunity...

I will likely be accepted to better schools, but would American not provide me many of the same opportunities that other top Int'l Law programs provide, or does this small niche really not warrant much interest?

Thanks


QFP. I like where this thread is going!

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Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:
Yukos wrote:No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

Well, I'm just assuming that when you place 35% into real legal jobs, about, hmmm, none of them will get international legal jobs.

These probably don’t take into account all the people who didn’t reply because they were working prestigious international law and where too busy to deal with international mail surveys. Or too busy globetrotting to even get the survey. It’s a biased stat.


TITCR again

International playboys too busy playin'.




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