what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Danteshek » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:40 am

The SBA president at my school (tier 3) wants to teach criminal law. He just wrote a chapter in a recently published casebook on white collar crime. He's a brilliant teacher - I used to sneak into his TA sessions even though they were conducted for the evening students.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:39 am

vanwinkle wrote:Holy revived thread, Batman.

(Also, gatorlion should feel blessed that UVA chose to honor him with a WL, with that pathetic LSAT score.)


This is thread is exactly what limits the usefulness of TLS to so many people.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:01 pm

Full price: T20.
Full ride: Cardozo, American, or Brooklyn.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:17 pm

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gatorlion

HAHA thats hilarious. what a jerk. serves him right.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby englawyer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:18 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

nice bump!!

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:30 pm

gatorlion wrote:Also, I think I'm good on the correlation/causation front. As a current PhD student in a social science at a top public, I think I can offer my opinion from one of experience. My future academic endeavors look excellent, thank you.


quoted for awesomeness

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:33 pm

gatorlion wrote:Full-ride (actually made money with merit scholarships) in-state; only applied to 3 state schools; admitted into 2/3; valedictorian, commencement speaker, Marshall scholar finalist; ivy league MA in hard sciences (coming from liberal arts background); current PhD student at top public, aiming for T5 law schools. I'd say I've done well for myself.


hahaha ok. what a douche.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby umichgrad » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:00 pm

AlanShore wrote:
gatorlion wrote:Full-ride (actually made money with merit scholarships) in-state; only applied to 3 state schools; admitted into 2/3; valedictorian, commencement speaker, Marshall scholar finalist; ivy league MA in hard sciences (coming from liberal arts background); current PhD student at top public, aiming for Tier5 law schools. I'd say I've done well for myself.


hahaha ok. what a douche.



fixt.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Aeroplane » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:34 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Holy revived thread, Batman.
:lol: I'd forgotten about this thread. It's especially hilarious to me now, for multiple reasons.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby mutfro » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:35 pm

hi_im_josh wrote:t50 is where I draw the line.

+1

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby doopwooper » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:52 pm

t30 i'd say

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Steven Perry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:26 am

I'd probably cap it in the Top 40, but I'd expect some money. Without a doubt I'd take top 14 at sticker, but it varies on schools with lower ranks.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Aias » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:37 am

T20

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:08 am

T9

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby PDaddy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:25 am

I wouldn't pay sticker for anything below "T18". I wouldn't go anything below top-50 no matter what, and schools between #19 and #50 would have to give me $$ (at least 50%). Within the top-50, I would not attend the following without a full ride or something close to it: Arizona, Florida, Cardozo, William & Mary, W & L, UConn, BU, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, UNC, Washington-Seattle, and GMU.

I wouldn't attend BYU, Utah, Colorado, Wake, SMU, 'Bama, or Hastings at all.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby whuts4lunch » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:37 am

Full ride at a T2

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby MF248 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:38 am

Princeton. Maybe Dartmouth.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby whuts4lunch » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:41 am

PDaddy wrote:I wouldn't pay sticker for anything below "T18". I wouldn't go anything below top-50 no matter what, and schools between #19 and #50 would have to give me $$ (at least 50%). Within the top-50, I would not attend the following without a full ride or something close to it: Arizona, Florida, Cardozo, William & Mary, W & L, UConn, BU, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, UNC, Washington-Seattle, and GMU.

I wouldn't attend BYU, Utah, Colorado, Wake, SMU, 'Bama, or Hastings at all.


I posted full ride at T2, but to clarify, full ride at a T2 that has strong regional placement, lacks local competition from any higher ranked school, and in an area that I would want to live.

After around 30ish, I think that the rank isn't nearly as important as local placement and reputation. There are plenty of schools in the T2 where your local opportunities will be similar to local opportunities at Cardozo, Florida, and other lower T1s. 50 just seems kinda arbitrary apart from that its a nice round number.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby englawyer » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:40 am

I would pay sticker at T6 or take a full ride T7-14. However, I have a much higher opportunity cost for law school than most, given that I have a master's degree in a specific field and several years of work experience in that field.

If I was coming straight from undergrad, I would have been happy paying sticker at any T14, or 1/2 scholarship at an urban school with a strong reputation in its city (BU,BC,Hastings,Fordham,etc.)

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby UFMatt » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:17 pm

Lowest ranked school that I would attend is the highest ranked school that will give me a half tuition scholarship with no strings attached. Bonus points if the school is not regional. My cycle ended up having a sweet spot in the #20-#23 range, but I would've also been ok with T30.

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby ATOIsp07 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:39 pm

T50 or Howard

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby exitlane » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:49 pm

I am a URM with an accounting background, eligible for cpa license, and a 3.78 GPA from a top 4 UC. I did not get recruited during undergraduate for a cpa firm, I did not attempt to look for jobs since I was dealing with a life threatening illness during my last two years of college. Do you think any lower tier 1 school is a bad choice, at ticket price, if I have the opportunity to get hired by accounting firms or IRS as tax attorney; I ultimately want to open up my own tax law/bankruptcy/estate planning practice, pursue forensic accounting, or work as an independent consultant for small companies.

I also want to pursue an LLM or MBA, obviously grades are important, so attending a higher ranked school might make it difficult to get top grades.
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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby saltoftheearth » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:06 pm

Lewis & Clark

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Re: what's the lowest ranked law school you would attend?

Postby afische3 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:20 pm

exitlane wrote:I am a URM with an accounting background, eligible for cpa license, and a 3.78 GPA from a top 4 UC. I did not get recruited during undergraduate for a cpa firm, I did not attempt to look for jobs since I was dealing with a life threatening illness during my last two years of college. Do you think any lower tier 1 school is a bad choice, at ticket price, if I have the opportunity to get hired by accounting firms or IRS as tax attorney; I ultimately want to open up my own tax law/bankruptcy/estate planning practice, pursue forensic accounting, or work as an independent consultant for small companies.

I also want to pursue an LLM or MBA, obviously grades are important, so attending a higher ranked school might make it difficult to get top grades.


All those options for accounting that you are thinking about are very different and require different expierence/education. If you want to work in a CPA firm, you dont need law school. You wont get big 4 probably since you missed recruiting, but you can find your way into a decent firm. If you want to do counsel at the IRS you obvs need law school and hiring can get pretty competitive, law school grades are important for those jobs as I understand it. You probably need to narrow down what you want to actually do to decide if law school is needed for those poistions. Look at taxtalent.com to get a better idea.




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