timbs4339 wrote:LaMuSayonga wrote:timbs4339 wrote:josemnz83 wrote:I actually know plenty of UT and SMU grads who are unemployed. The statistics presented in the WSJ, as Nova points out, are not any more unreliable than those on T1 school websites.
As for been able to go to law school part time and teaching: its certainly doable. There are other professionals with even more demanding careers who attend school part time.
Anyway I just finished taking PT 56 and scored a 163!!!!!! This is the highest score for me thus far!
Going to school and working is one thing. One can always come before the other. If you blow off class to stay at work it only hurts you.
But working two jobs at once, where both could require you to devote your full time to a group of people is a different story. Client matters are not going to neatly arrange themselves around your work schedule. If you work as a legal researcher part-time that might be the way to do it, but you cannot represent clients.
From what I can tell, OP plans on teaching while enrolling as a part-time student, not teaching and practicing law at the same time. I assume he will choose either law or education for a full-time career after law school, not working in both fields simultaneously. Or maybe my RC skills are garbage and I'm completely misunderstanding OP's intentions.
OP, if I were you, I would choose UH. St. Mary's does have pretty good job stats for a T4, but I get the sense that much better job options are available to UH grads (at least those at or near the top of the class). Then again, I'm not exactly familiar with the market for immigration lawyers. If your grades aren't stellar after your first year, you can always drop out and resume your education career full-time.OP wrote:I want to get law degree to practice immigration law. I could keep my job and do law part time basis. I also get 3 months off during the summer from my full time job so I could supplement my income practicing immigration law. Once I establish a reputation I could do it full time.
UH does have a good immigration law reputation so that is a + for the school.
So my RC skills are, in fact, garbage. Awesome.