http://www.utexas.edu/news/2012/10/03/u ... d_ranking/
UT-Austin has risen to Top 25 World University this year.
I wonder if this rise contributes at all to the prospects of its law grads? Unrelated? ....Slightly related...? Significantly related?
I don't know if I'd want to work in Georgia or Tennessee if I graduated from Emory or Vandy (I'm unfamiliar with those regions as a northerner). But I wouldn't mind working in California or Texas.
Would the consensus be NOT to go to Vandy or Emory EVEN on a full scholarship (or, at least, a half scholarship) if I'm unsure of wanting to work/live there? Is the gamble still too high (i.e., having to place "top" of my class - or is it more like above median - in order to have relocation prospects at these two)?
[ETA: I really should have worded my question to emphasize that the relocation aspect is only part of my consideration in choosing a law school. Of course, I'm also considering the economy overall...cost of law school ....whether it's even right for my personality/skills.....etc. ....Just thought I'd make that clear in case anyone was thinking I was SOLEY basing a decision on this one aspect. I didn't think anyone would think that, but just saying. lol. I appreciate the insights into relocation, but will certainly only make that one of several factors to consider. I might not even be going to law school at all....so this is all still very tentative for me. Just trying to see what my options would be from these four schools at the moment that had appeal for one reason or another.]