romothesavior wrote:Haha well played, well played. I knew in the back of my mind that you were trolling but I still couldn't resist.
Where did you transfer to?
Also, fwiw, OP should still not go to American.
OP, go to the school that best fits into your plans/career goals yet makes the most sense financially. Consider where you would like to live and work for the near future, at least.
romo, I hope you're currently attending a T14 (or will be this upcoming Fall) with the way you talk down law schools, T1s and T2s. And, if you didn't notice in my response to your intial poster, I openly admitted that American doesn't place a high number of grads into biglaw (but many biglaw firms in DC do have solid representation of American grads) and that AU grads tend to go into PI, govt., clerkships and other firms in the private sector. You trolling against American is really pointless and doesn't take this fact away. And with regards to your point about the current state of the legal market and the DC market, DC is one of the hardest (if not the hardest) market to break into for work. Period. The T14s and other schools you mentioned ahead of American in regards to DC placement are having a hard time in this economy breaking into the NYC and DC markets. And given this economy, those schools are probably having a hard time placing grads in their own markets, let alone in DC and NYC. While the economy has affected all schools' placement, I doubt American grads are having that difficult a time finding employment in DC where there's an extensive alumni network and connections for them. Plus, most employers, I'm sure, would much rather hire a grad with ties to the specific market as opposed to graduates from schools outside the region who have no ties/connections to the market. Yes, WCL is expensive but don't knock it for being in a saturated market when it's known that AU grads do fine in DC.
And where the hell did you pull those numbers out for employment before and during this economy? I would love to know the sources and have the links.
You're entitled to your opinion about WCL but don't go slandering the school and its grads. That really just makes you look bad.