Just because a school that happens to be in your back yard gives you a full ride is not
a good reason to go to that school.
Here's an LST comparison for four of the schools in question:http://www.lstscorereports.com/compare/ ... r/houston/
Even more tellingly, here are breakdowns of the salary data and employment data for Baylor and for UT:
Baylor:http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/ ... more/2013/
Notable in particular is that of the 107 people who entered the private sector out of the 152 employed persons (a class of 176 -- a 14% unemployment rate), 52
are at tiny firms (2-10 people); a total of 13 people made it into firms of 100 or more people. Note too the median private sector income of $65,000.
UT:http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/ ... more/2013/
I mean... Just look at it in comparison. There IS
no comparison. 203 private sector takers; the 25th percentile
is $125k (the 50th is, of course, $160k); well over 100 people made it into firms with more than 100 attorneys.
OP, you already said you and your parter were retaking: good call
. There's just no reason not
to. Study hard, get a partial scholarship, and enjoy a free ride at a school that's actually likely to get you a job you don't regret.
P.S. From Texas as well; lived in DFW for years. I knew plenty
of successful Baylor attorneys -- who were all over 60 and entered practice 35 years ago. The market has changed; why would Texas firms hire from Baylor when there is NO SHORTAGE of interested 2Ls from UT and the T-14? The only thing a Baylor law degree is good for nowadays is queuing people to the fact that you spent more for your piece of paper than they did for theirs.