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Prestige Comaprison

Postby Wildcat44 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:16 pm

Which is a more prestigious law school, Tulane or Wake Forest?

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby sparkytrainer » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:39 pm

I dont know what you mean by prestige, given neither is necessarily prestigious.

If you want to go work in a small firm or local government in NC, Wake for free is defensible.

If you want to go work in a small firm or local government in Louisiana, Tulane for free is defensible.

If those aren't attractive options to you, then you should look elsewhere.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Wildcat44 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:51 pm

Haha you got to get a life man

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby sparkytrainer » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 pm

I answered your question truthfully. Go see the employment outcomes from those schools. Go talk to real attorneys in those areas and in national cities. I guarantee you finding a Tulane lawyer say in SF is going to be exceptionally rare.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby uncle_rico » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:20 pm

He’s right. Unless you’re going to a top 20 school, you should go to the best school in the state you want to practice in. Schools are a lot more regional than applicants like to think. Even considering the best law schools, Stanford would be a bit of a headscratcher if you wanted to practice in DC or NY

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Wildcat44 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Your wisdom is legendary. Thank you.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby deadpanic » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

Wildcat44 wrote:Which is a more prestigious law school, Tulane or Wake Forest?


Neither is particularly prestigious. That doesn't equate to them being bad schools; they're not. They just aren't prestigious. If that is your main metric, you should re-evaluate using other criteria.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby RCSOB657 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:10 am

People that live in my area think my school is a great school and it has local lay prestige. That won't help me get a job anywhere but locally though. GL

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Sharpy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:27 am

Wildcat44 wrote:Which is a more prestigious law school, Tulane or Wake Forest?


I think the question you are really asking is which school will look better to employers, and the answer is it doesn't matter. Pick one that is closest to the area you want to work in, and then forget about everything else except getting top of the class grades 1L year. No matter where you go to school, that is the only thing about 1L that matters.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:35 am

Sharpy wrote:
Wildcat44 wrote:Which is a more prestigious law school, Tulane or Wake Forest?


I think the question you are really asking is which school will look better to employers, and the answer is it doesn't matter. Pick one that is closest to the area you want to work in, and then forget about everything else except getting top of the class grades 1L year. No matter where you go to school, that is the only thing about 1L that matters.


Based on post history, this kid is currently at some unranked school in New Orleans and is looking to transfer, so has already completed 1L. Apparently wants to practice in Texas, so I'm not getting why s/he is looking at Wake or Tulane considering they're both regional schools.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Sharpy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:43 am

SomewhatLearnedHand wrote:
Sharpy wrote:
Wildcat44 wrote:Which is a more prestigious law school, Tulane or Wake Forest?


I think the question you are really asking is which school will look better to employers, and the answer is it doesn't matter. Pick one that is closest to the area you want to work in, and then forget about everything else except getting top of the class grades 1L year. No matter where you go to school, that is the only thing about 1L that matters.


Based on post history, this kid is currently at some unranked school in New Orleans and is looking to transfer, so has already completed 1L. Apparently wants to practice in Texas, so I'm not getting why s/he is looking at Wake or Tulane considering they're both regional schools.


Uh yeah, that doesn't quite make sense unless he is genuinely curious about school "prestige," in which case, lol. But if he is looking to transfer, OP should transfer to Tulane and hammer any networking connections he has made through out the past year. Transferring to another market at this point seems beyond idiotic.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Scrichard1279 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:01 am

sparkytrainer wrote:I answered your question truthfully. Go see the employment outcomes from those schools. Go talk to real attorneys in those areas and in national cities. I guarantee you finding a Tulane lawyer say in SF is going to be exceptionally rare.


Also, are you from Louisiana and plan to practice in the state? Could be the biggest thing you need to consider because Tulane may offer some common law but primarily civil law will be taught.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby dropout » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 pm

I agree that neither of these schools are cosidered prestigious by employers. However, your average joe would certainly consider any law school prestigious. If you are just trying to impress your friends and family who are not elitists they will probably be impressed with either of these options.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 am

Scrichard1279 wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:I answered your question truthfully. Go see the employment outcomes from those schools. Go talk to real attorneys in those areas and in national cities. I guarantee you finding a Tulane lawyer say in SF is going to be exceptionally rare.


Also, are you from Louisiana and plan to practice in the state? Could be the biggest thing you need to consider because Tulane may offer some common law but primarily civil law will be taught.


Tulane doesn't require anyone to take Civil Law courses, so the bolded is not accurate.

OP - I'm a '12 Tulane Law grad that works in-house in Houston. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about it.

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Re: Prestige Comaprison

Postby Clacknesing » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 pm

Hi to everyone here! guys, i had the same questions about the schools, which you have mentioned above, and i am happy that i have found this thread with the information!



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