SMU v. Baylor?

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outrageousresipsa
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SMU v. Baylor?

Postby outrageousresipsa » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:26 pm

what ya think for big law job? SMU or Baylor?

Ti Malice
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Re: SMU v. Baylor?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:27 pm

Definitely neither, but SMU over Baylor.

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Nova
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Re: SMU v. Baylor?

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:31 pm

SMU > Baylor.

Odds of scoring big law at either are severely stacked against you.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor?

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Baylor wrote:•6.1% of grads in firms of 50+ attorneys
•70.1% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•76.4% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•83.4% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.
•We know that at least 34.4% of this school's graduates made $60,000 or more.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=baylor

SMU wrote:• 17% of grads in firms of 50+ attorneys
•63.2% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•75.7% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•76.5% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.
•We know that at least 32.2% of this school's graduates made $80,000 or more.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=smu

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Re: SMU v. Baylor?

Postby nebula666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:49 pm

14% get Biglaw from SMU

4.5% get Biglaw from Baylor.

Baylor has the overall higher employment score, but their grads are making less money. SMU is located in a big city and offers a better shot to land a biglaw job in Dallas.

UT still dominates the state, but SMU > Baylor. That being said, going to either school at sticker is not a good idea. SMU with a decent scholarship, and a willingness to work in Dallas, is not a bad choice.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor?

Postby kalvano » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:49 pm

If you're one of the top 5-10 students at Baylor, Biglaw is possible. If you're top 15%-20% at SMU, it's possible. Top 10% is pretty much guaranteed Biglaw.

Going to a school planning on falling into one of those categories is supremely unwise, but at least with SMU, you've got a moderately decent chance. They get a lot of Biglaw firms for OCI.


So you should definitely go to UT.




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