Zeeguy91 wrote: BigZuck wrote: Zeeguy91 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:I have only interviewed with about 8 firms so someone like Rad can set me straight if this is wrong but no one has ever asked or talked about my "Analytical skills, mediation skills, research, writing, hands-on experience."
Also, as a UT bro all I can say is lulz at putting it on par with the T14. I like the school and it has been good to me so far but come on.
I'm with Nelson, gotta be a troll.
Well, according to the most recent numbers, you have about as good a chance as a Northwestern grad and an even better chance than a Georgetown grad at getting full-time employment 9 months after graduation. So, I'd say UT compares with the T14. And, you know, it WAS actually ranked in the #14 slot (tied with Georgetown) back in 2011.
Hey, I'm just telling the truth. Would I go to UT over Georgetown? Idk. Maybe. Maybe not. I most definitely would go to Northwestern or Berkeley over UT, though. Regardless, though, I'm just trying to understand why there's this sharp divide between schools that are literally so close in certain respects. It just doesn't make that much sense to me. Most people I've talked to have never even heard of the concept of the T14. Even people who I knew who went to law school or who contemplated law school. Sorry if you think I'm trolling or if that bothers you, but its just the way I feel about the topic.
That's way too overly simplistic. I wanted to work in TX, and I was also interested in TX big law. But cost was a huge consideration for me. I had my choice of all of those schools you listed (except for Berkeley). If all I wanted was big law I would have taken a T14. But because I cared about cost and was ok with not big law, I chose UT.
It's not nearly as simple as GULC<UT<NU. Sometimes UT is a way better choice than NU (want to work in TX and its way cheaper than NU), sometimes GULC is way better than NU (equivalent cost and want to work in DC), etc., etc.
Anyway, UT isn't really close to those other schools. It is extremely TX focused (for obvious reasons). It has some degree of national placement, but mostly that is just for tippy top students. It's basically the ideal of a "strong regional." It is definitely not a big law feeder except *maybe* in the state of TX, but even then TX big law isn't exactly easy to get.