Tiago Splitter wrote:Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Whoever said Harvard is nuts. Why pay 250k to do small law? Plus zero connections...
Go to the local school close by where you want to live. Maybe to what that other guy said and apply broadly and go where you get the huge scholarship. GL
I'm assuming this guy can get enough scholarship money/government grants to make it worthwhile.
As for small-town law your analysis makes sense if we assume OP has one small town in mind, or at least a somewhat limited geographical area. But he doesn't. Since there is no school that excels in getting you into small town law in every small town in the entire Mountain West, it's impossible to recommend a single school.
He isn't going to get a job in a small town out west unless he is either from there, meaning his hometown in Arizona and that's it, or he goes to a regional school and stays in the area. Recommending he go T-14 is literally the only recommendation that would assuredly send him in a direction he claims he isn't interested in. Shit, I'd take a full ride at Chicago over a full ride at UW, but if OP wants to work in a small law firm/gov in Wyoming he would be better suited going to UW. Everyone in Caspar, Cheyenne, and Laramie thinks the University of Wyoming is a fine school, and oh by the way they don't have any openings because they all hired their interns from UW. Just how it is.
OP, for example, think of how many people from NW desire to get a job in Durango, CO. Now think of networking in Durango from NW. Now think of the look on the faces of judges and lawyers in Durango when you tell them you "went to NW because it was a better school than CU/UA/ASU." --- If you want small-law, try to go to law school for free/cheap near where you want to work. You gotta try to meet people during the semester/summers, and it will help if you make friends with a bunch of your classmates bc they will supply referrals for you. This can't be understated. These things can pretty much only be accomplished from a regional school... GL