hds2388 wrote:magp90 wrote:Peyton wrote:Is Drexel making any kind of a significant impact into Philly. Any?
When they first opened up, Philly was kind of intrigued to see where it would go because of the co-op programs, but in the past year or two... they just haven't been able to reliably place people into jobs. They just don't have the network.
And for what it's worth, I have spoke to many, many Villanova grads who would go to Temple if given the option again.
Yeah, but we're talking T2 law schools here, so some of the people graduating from 'Nova without the job they imagined/wanted (or a job at all) would likely, in hindsight, say they wanted to go to the cheaper option (Temple), or an option that seemed rosier based on grass-is-greener reasoning.
Here, the OP is confronted with a situation with roughly identical costs. I think the numbers that have been thrown around here indicate the schools produce similar outcomes for graduates (the firms in Philly do tilt slightly toward Temple [perhaps explained by the greater number of grads], but the overall NLJ placement leans toward 'Nova). I think at this point, then, it makes the most sense to go with the campus/location/programming you like the most. It's a nice luxury for OP to be able to make this decision based solely on those factors.
I'm actually talking about all things being equal. I know people who got a full-ride to Villanova who are even attorneys now who told me to go to Temple even if I had to pay a little more. It's just anecdotal, and if you work hard at either place, you should be fine. All I'm saying is that there appears to be a slightly appreciable difference at some level.