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What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:24 pm
by TennesseeJed
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:26 pm
by Yukos
Inb4theshitshow.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:27 pm
by 071816
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?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:28 pm
by HBBJohnStamos
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?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:28 pm
by JetsFan1990
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:29 pm
by flem
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:30 pm
by Yukos
No one has even mentioned the fact that he wants to work in international law.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:31 pm
by breadbucket
TennesseeJed wrote: much more inexpensive

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:32 pm
by HBBJohnStamos
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:35 pm
by Jah'rakal
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:35 pm
by flem
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?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:36 pm
by Jah'rakal
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:37 pm
by rinkrat19
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:38 pm
by cc.celina
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:39 pm
by HBBJohnStamos
cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?

Only American U students think they're T1.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:40 pm
by Yukos
cc.celina wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:TITCR

Did you just TITCR your own R?


TITCR.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:41 pm
by Jah'rakal
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:42 pm
by top30man
The same number of jobs exist in international law as do jobs in unicorn law. HTH.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:43 pm
by akili
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:44 pm
by Birdnals
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.

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:45 pm
by Jah'rakal
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:45 pm
by flem
I would now like the OP to define what "international law" is

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm
by cc.celina
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

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm
by Ludo!
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!

Re: What's wrong with American Law?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm
by HBBJohnStamos
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'.