TheUnicornHunter wrote: brianiac wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:But that's TLS common wisdom anyway, with the huge caveat that you shouldn't pay sticker for a chance at a job that pays 60k a year. I've never seen a TLS poster get told to go to some random T14 instead of a strong regional with $$ if they say they want to work as a PD/ADA.
I hear people have this T14 mentality even for public service, ALL THE TIME. You've just become used to it because you spend so much time here and have literally thousands of posts so you can't see it anymore.
Please show some links. If it happens all the time, they should be easy to find.
Just go to the "Choosing a Law School" forum. If you can't find them there then you are a lost cause.
BrazilBandit wrote:55% > 45%
Also, have you read the rest of the article? your "DC Powerhouse" is never even mentioned...
45% is still a very high percentage. I will check out the rest of the article later.
ek5dn wrote:+1. Also, I have to second what a lot of people have been saying and say that the majority of posters here on TLS recommend either T14 or getting $$ at regional schools
What we discourage is shelling out a bunch of cash to go to a subpar law school that doesn't have high job placement after graduation, because the poor fellow will just be up to his ears in law school debt. In other words, avoid trap schools
Yes but they emphasize the T14, even though the vast majority of students can't go there and can't afford it even if they got in. Obviously "traps" should be avoided, but TLS treats all regionals like traps.
BrazilBandit wrote:This is exactly what the T14 refers to... yes they happen to align with the rankings, but if referred to it as only that, Texas would be considered a T14. Law is one of the few professions where prestige is still very highly regarded, and the T14 are the most prestigious ones, and therefore place the best (not only in the most sought after jobs, but geographically as well)
I am so glad I didn't get the ED Full-Ride to GW...
This proves my point. You keep thinking prestige is important because it creates jobs. But that's only true in some areas. You assume everyone wants to work in Biglaw. But that's not the case. Also, Texas is not a T14 and will never be. They aren't even a T20 in the long-term rankings. If any school is going to crack T14, it will be either Vandy, GW, or WashU.
Teoeo wrote:As someone who went to GW, I don't necessarily agree with all the anti-GW sentiment on this site. Having said that, I don't think it is a good idea to go to any law school with the goal of entering politics. GW can be a good choice for those who want to enter government service, have scholarships, are IP, etc. - your reason for going to GW is not a good one.
Thank you for your feedback but my mind is made up. This thread is about TLS, not me.