Bedsole wrote: gimmedanger wrote:
gimmedanger wrote:goal: Mid-level firm work/government
CU for free
lower t14 with some aid. (accepted to NYU and Northwestern so far)
I'm from Colorado, and would be happy to stay there to work and live after school. However, I wonder if going to a lower ranked school would be detrimental?
I'm still waiting on money info from the other schools I've been accepted to, but wondering if leaving Colorado if ultimately I want to work there is wise.
I don't know much about CO hiring, but based on LST for CU and your preexisting ties in CO, I would be inclined to take the lower T14 with some aid. The low biglaw and high school-funded at CU worries me, even for free. Other grads feel free to chime in here.
I'm a CO bro who took the money and went out of state to a T30 trap on a half ride. I'm in the Vale and licensed to practice in Colorado. I wouldn't do it again; the market's too tough.
For big law, boutiques and good mid law, if a T14, do what every other big-law associate seems to do on 17th Street: Bid New York and lateral back to Denver. Maybe CU for free and be ready to drop out if your 1L grades suck.
For DA/PD, mid law with ties (e.g. daddy's a partner), and small/shit law, CU or DU for free and intern as much as possible with a DA or PD office. Even then, the competition is tough.
For the AG's office, I've met more lawyers who didn't go to CU or DU than who did.
Bedsole wrote: Bikeflip wrote: rad lulz wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:Checking in as a practicing attorney, ready to pounce.
Can we add a wrinkle to the categories? The "Be ready to drop out of this school if you're 1L fall grades suck" wrinkle.
I would add that caveat to any school in the 50-100% scholly bracket. Agreeable?
I think that's fair enough.