seancris wrote:@Doorkeeper, that is an extremely helpful link. Will take a second look at GWU given those scholly numbers. Thanks!
What do you all think about the LST employment numbers being roughly equal? I hear a lot of negativity about Stetson due to the low ranking, but at the end of the day they seem to produce a similar number of grads getting full-time JD required work.
"Worst decision of your life" doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me when these numbers indicate that the end result - the employment picture - is the same and the debt level is a non-issue.
The employment picture is not the same from all law schools. The schools in the top 14 have a much better employment rate. Stetson has a 53% JD-required employment, but UVA has a 95% employment rate. Duke has an 82% employment rate. Northwestern has a 76% employment rate. Not only that, but the employment opportunities for those who do get a job are much better.
Instead of targeting your applications to only the schools that you think you'll get a big scholarship at, you should apply very broadly amongst the T14 schools and see which ones give you scholarships. Once you have multiple scholarship offers, you can then bargain scholarships between the different schools to increase the amount.