Tiago Splitter wrote:danielr wrote:CourCour wrote:I'll add that I don't think its an obvious/ easy choice. If you aren't sure that DC is for you and might be open to Cali, then UCB is probably better. I'm trying to provide a counterbalance to the TLS groupthink that GULC is never a good choice.
Be prepared for vitriol and unfocused criticism, then. All I ever encounter by way of GULC criticism is some variation of the claim that their employment stats are terrible. Yet, by ATL standards--according to their ranking methodology, that is, which many of the "GULC haters" on this website think are best and indeed preferable to USNEWS--Georgetown is ranked 16/50, which is only two spots different from its USNEWS rank. There is definitely room for improvement as far as employment opportunities go, but that applies to the legal field in general. GULC is not perfect; but of course, no place is, and there are opportunities for those who work hard, make connections, and get lucky.
GULC's employment stats are terrible. Saying that they ranked 16th out of 50 doesn't change anything.
......It does when the rankings themselves are based on: "Real law jobs, quality FT positions, school costs, and alumni satisfaction." No one here is saying that GULC has better outcomes than HYS or even the top 10. That's why...(drum roll)...I mentioned the fucking ranking anyway. It gives us an idea of relative value and prospects.
Maybe you want to check this out? http://abovethelaw.com/careers/law-school-rankings/#rankings