T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

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Best coast-to-coast J.D.

Texas
50
30%
WUSTL
13
8%
Notre Dame
43
26%
USC
7
4%
Emory
6
4%
Minnesota
3
2%
UCLA
46
27%
 
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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby BigZuck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:54 pm

I get the Texas criticism from the liberal east coast elitist. But not from Mr. Flyover State himself.

I've only spent time in Houston and Austin really but neither are what you would really expect when you think "Texas" and you're not from there.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:14 pm

BigZuck wrote:I get the Texas criticism from the liberal east coast elitist. But not from Mr. Flyover State himself.

I've only spent time in Houston and Austin really but neither are what you would really expect when you think "Texas" and you're not from there.


The only time I've spent in Texas was a few months in San Antonio in the middle of what they call "winter." (mid-70s) I was just making light of the fact that summers are hot as fuck down there from what I understand.

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Postby BigZuck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:20 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
BigZuck wrote:I get the Texas criticism from the liberal east coast elitist. But not from Mr. Flyover State himself.

I've only spent time in Houston and Austin really but neither are what you would really expect when you think "Texas" and you're not from there.


The only time I've spent in Texas was a few months in San Antonio in the middle of what they call "winter." (mid-70s) I was just making light of the fact that summers are hot as fuck down there from what I understand.


Yeah, the weather in Texas is terrible. No matter what extreme it is, it's violent. Oppressive heat, thunderstorms, etc.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby midwest17 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:26 pm

I'm pretty sure that even taking a connecting flight through Texas doubles your chances of being executed by the government.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:44 pm

midwest17 wrote:I'm pretty sure that even taking a connecting flight through Texas doubles your chances of being executed by the government.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:03 pm

Void wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
Void wrote:
timmyd wrote:Why would a student take NY biglaw over Texas when they get paid around the same and Texas has a much lower COL and no state income tax?


1. NYC is awesome
2. Texas is way too hot and dry
3. Armadillos are fucking lame
4. Rattlesnakes are fucking scary
5. Some people just want to be allowed to get abortions

Outed as never having been to Houston.


Got me there. I try to stay as fucking far away from Texas as possible. Enjoy your arid deserts, bible thumping, and global warming deniers. I'll be fine up here.


I was just commenting on the fact that Houston is humid as fuck. I WISH all of Texas was arid.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby Void » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:48 pm

midwest17 wrote:I'm pretty sure that even taking a connecting flight through Texas doubles your chances of being executed by the government.


LOL


I love how Texans always play the "but Austin is different!" card. I'm sure Austin is ok, but I'd still rather not be surrounded on all sides by 500 miles of people who want to curb stomp homosexuals. Why go to Austin when you could just go to NYC instead?

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby Chaucer1343 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:00 pm

I'm a 1L at UT.

FWIW

My prof asked our small-section class:

"How many of you want to stay in Texas when you graduate?"

17/20 students raised their hand

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Postby BigZuck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:35 pm

Void wrote:
midwest17 wrote:I'm pretty sure that even taking a connecting flight through Texas doubles your chances of being executed by the government.


LOL


I love how Texans always play the "but Austin is different!" card. I'm sure Austin is ok, but I'd still rather not be surrounded on all sides by 500 miles of people who want to curb stomp homosexuals. Why go to Austin when you could just go to NYC instead?


Would your mind be blown if someone came on here and said they prefer Austin to NYC?

Also, the bolded needs a source. You're making liberal east coast elites look awfully narrow-minded and ignorant right now. Aren't you supposed to be accusing the middle of the country of being that way?

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby BigZuck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:38 pm

Chaucer1343 wrote:I'm a 1L at UT.

FWIW

My prof asked our small-section class:

"How many of you want to stay in Texas when you graduate?"

17/20 students raised their hand


I actually had a different experience, it seemed like about 40% in one of my small classes said they wanted to go out of state.

Also sometimes it seems like 1/3 of our class is from CA and a lot of them chose UT over UCLA/USC. That baffles me. But, Austin I guess.

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Postby 06102016 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:27 pm

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Postby hephaestus » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:34 pm

slackademic wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Chaucer1343 wrote:I'm a 1L at UT.

FWIW

My prof asked our small-section class:

"How many of you want to stay in Texas when you graduate?"

17/20 students raised their hand


I actually had a different experience, it seemed like about 40% in one of my small classes said they wanted to go out of state.

Also sometimes it seems like 1/3 of our class is from CA and a lot of them chose UT over UCLA/USC. That baffles me. But, Austin I guess.


:?

I mean, I get that Austin is rad, but... this is a pretty weird choice.

It seems borderline irrational.

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Postby cotiger » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:37 pm

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Postby sinfiery » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:17 pm

Re death capital per captia: Texas is #11 and near the middle of the bell curve


Austin is amazing. I prefer the Village to Austin but there is no chance I'd live near morningside heights versus the beauty of 6th street. (This being from a social perspective)

I hear UCLA is in a pretty awesome area though. USC, not so much.

Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are likely very hard to differentiate between from any other major big city in the US with few exceptions (SF, NYC, etc)

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Postby BigZuck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:35 pm

sinfiery wrote:Re death capital per captia: Texas is #11 and near the middle of the bell curve


Austin is amazing. I prefer the Village to Austin but there is no chance I'd live near morningside heights versus the beauty of 6th street. (This being from a social perspective)

I hear UCLA is in a pretty awesome area though. USC, not so much.

Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are likely very hard to differentiate between from any other major big city in the US with few exceptions (SF, NYC, etc)


You're using the word "beauty" in a different way than people usually use that word, right? 6th street is a lot of things but beautiful is not a word I have ever thought of to describe it.

I would say that the area around UCLA is objectively beautiful but not exactly awesome. Especially if you're a student.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Where are these people from who think Notre Dame is so amazing? I've lived in several regions of the country and don't think I've ever heard anyone speak of it that way. Midwest thing? West coast?

I always thought of it like Penn State or something. Old, mostly irrelevant football history. Didn't even know it was actually as good a school as it is until probably after college.

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Postby john1990 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:47 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:Where are these people from who think Notre Dame is so amazing? I've lived in several regions of the country and don't think I've ever heard anyone speak of it that way. Midwest thing? West coast?

I always thought of it like Penn State or something. Old, mostly irrelevant football history. Didn't even know it was actually as good a school as it is until probably after college.


Maybe they are referring to the prestige of the football team :? I wonder if they would do the same for Uconn basketball

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby moonman157 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:03 pm

From my perspective (east cost/midwest area) Notre Dame was on par with the schools just outside of the very top (Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern).

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Postby Informative » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 am

UCLA/USC, BC/BU, GW, and ND typically have the best biglaw placement stats in markets outside of their own in the 15-25 school range.

Fordham has good placement stats as well but it is largely NYC placement rather than placement outside of its core market.
UT is similar if you consider all of texas the market; if you only consider Austin UT's market, then I would add UT to the list. That doesn't seem right though.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby Crowing » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:57 pm

moonman157 wrote:From my perspective (east cost/midwest area) Notre Dame was on par with the schools just outside of the very top (Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern).


I always thought ND was some shit academic school that had a historically overrated football program

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Postby Grazzhoppa » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:32 pm

I go to ND law school now and have always thought of the undergrad as on par with the lower ivies. I know people that got into lower ivies that didn't get into ND (dont know if that really means anything though). Everyone I know who is Catholic or from the midwest has a similar opinion. I tell people I go to NDLS and they definitely think its a big deal.

That being said NDLS is not as prestigious. They place a lot into clerkships but biglaw numbers are around 20% I think.

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Re: T15-25: School(s) with most recognition coast-to-coast

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:37 am

Crowing wrote:
moonman157 wrote:From my perspective (east cost/midwest area) Notre Dame was on par with the schools just outside of the very top (Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern).


I always thought ND was some shit academic school that had a historically overrated football program


It's pretty selective for undergrad. Not Ivy league selective, of course, but still in the upper tier.




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