Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

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Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby gsat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:40 pm

Hey All!

I'm debating between these two schools. I was offered 40K from Kansas and Suffolk hasn't sent out their aid packages yet. Assuming all finances are relatively parallel, which one should I go for? And before you suggest I retake the LSAT, I work full time (50+ hours a week); studying for that exam and balancing my work load was exhausting so I highly doubt I can do it again. Where would I have better prospects? Although I've heard that this is a bad way to look at it, in the back of my mind, I still think about the possibilities of transferring. If at all feasible, I will, if not, I'd be happy to finish my education at either of these schools.

Thanks All!

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby cooldude87 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:41 pm

where are you from

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby gsat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:42 pm

cooldude87 wrote:where are you from


Originally from Boston, but I haven't lived there in over ten years.

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby rickgrimes69 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:43 pm

Where do you want to work?

U Kansas only gives you a 50% shot at full time legal work. I would assume a good majority of those have serious ties to the area. Don't go if you don't have ties and/or without a full ride scholarship.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... show=chars


Suffolk gives you less than 40%. Probably don't go here.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... show=chars

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby pedestrian » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:06 pm

Do not go to Suffolk. I have a friend who goes there and with great grades, years of legal experience in Boston, and lifelong ties he is unable to find work.

Some low-ranked schools are actually just regional, with a modicum of respectability in the immediate area but no ability to relocate. Suffolk has a very poor reputation in Boston. It is a black mark on your resume.

Long before I applied to or knew anything about law schools, when I was working at a coffeeshop downtown, we used to laugh at what a joke Suffolk was and wonder why anyone would ever go there.

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:09 pm

Probably neither unless you give some really compelling details. Hopefully that 40k from KU is per year.

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby mountaintime » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:20 am

No one should really be considering these two schools (at the same time). Do you want to work in KS or Boston? KU will probably give you the better chance at employment, but there aren't many places you can take that degree outside of KS (basically, adjacent states). This is a tough spot to be in. On the one hand, KU is the big dog in KS, but if you aren't from KS or at least a midwestern type person, you'll probably have a hard time getting a job in KS.

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:47 am

pedestrian wrote:Do not go to Suffolk. I have a friend who goes there and with great grades, years of legal experience in Boston, and lifelong ties he is unable to find work.

Some low-ranked schools are actually just regional, with a modicum of respectability in the immediate area but no ability to relocate. Suffolk has a very poor reputation in Boston. It is a black mark on your resume.

Long before I applied to or knew anything about law schools, when I was working at a coffeeshop downtown, we used to laugh at what a joke Suffolk was and wonder why anyone would ever go there.


Suffolk has a good "layman's rep" in Boston dating back when it used to be a cheap school for working class kids, so if you want a pat on the back and an attaboy go ahead. But that's not going to translate into jobs.

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby cooldude87 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:58 am

don't go bro

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby rad lulz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 am

cooldude87 wrote:don't go bro

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby froglee » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:34 am

gsat wrote:Hey All!

I'm debating between these two schools. I was offered 40K from Kansas and Suffolk hasn't sent out their aid packages yet. Assuming all finances are relatively parallel, which one should I go for? And before you suggest I retake the LSAT, I work full time (50+ hours a week); studying for that exam and balancing my work load was exhausting so I highly doubt I can do it again. Where would I have better prospects? Although I've heard that this is a bad way to look at it, in the back of my mind, I still think about the possibilities of transferring. If at all feasible, I will, if not, I'd be happy to finish my education at either of these schools.

Thanks All!


You might just spend your money in the casino

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Re: Suffolk Law vs U Kansas Law

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:42 am

rad lulz wrote:
cooldude87 wrote:don't go bro

TITCR

These are two hyper-regional schools. KU would be okay if you were from Kansas but you're not. Suffolk is just terrible. Retake the LSAT and re-do your cycle, or avoid law school altogether.

It sounds like you have a job now, just stick with that if you are unwilling or unable to dedicate time to a retake.




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