Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

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Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby Marvel.DC.23457 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:20 pm

Which law school would you attend from the list below for Big-Law /
Lay prestige, other factors, etc., etc., etc. ? I appreciate your opinions greatly. Thank you.

- University of Chicago

- Harvard

- New York University

- University of Pennsylvania

- Stanford

- Columbia

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Re: Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:24 pm

I would stop spamming the forums with the same damn post, and I'd go to the cheapest option.

I'd also seriously reconsider law school if one of your main motivations for going is prestige. If you're not actually interested in a legal career, you'll be miserable.

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Re: Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby Mikey » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:25 pm

Which one would I go to for biglaw? Idk, it largely depends if any of them give me money, tbh.

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Re: Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby Sploshy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:33 pm

Harvard for east coast or Stanford for west coast are probably the best ones out of those if you are just looking for highest placement power, but like others have said it is probably smarter to go somewhere for free or cheap than to go to harvard /stanford and have a large amount of debt. (harvard/stanford can be cheap if you qualify for need based merit in large amounts)

Prestige matters for placement power but just going for prestige because you want people to think you're smart is obv dumb. Pretty sure you already know that, but just going to copy what others said in case you don't.

People rank the schools in tiers like this-
1. HYS
2. CCN
3. PMV

Peer schools are similar in placement power, but there are some differences especially on west coast vs east cost or chicago vs ny vs dc. (none of this is from my personal experience its from what others have said I just trust them to know what they are talking about)

Other than that just being in the t13 is good so that your grades don't have to be exceptional in order to get into biglaw or if you do get exceptional grades then you can have a chance to get a clerkship/unicorn job.

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Re: Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby Sploshy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Don't know if you're new to forums or not but people can see ALL of the threads you made you should probably close them and just focus on one thread. No one is going to miss one thread and see the other one if they want to click on it they will but having multiple is just annoying.

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Re: Law School 7/23/2017 would you Choose ? Prestige, Big-Law, etc.

Postby Marvel.DC.23457 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:48 pm

No worries. Thank you for your response.




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