What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

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What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:00 pm

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby rayiner » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:02 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:Are they worth the economic commitment? Will the return on one's investment of a T2-4 school be worth the financial burden/distress associated with law school altogether? How about the prospects of finding adequate employment? And by 'adequate' I mean a starting salary of at LEAST $50-60K. Your thoughts?


Lots of T14 students would love a $60k job.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:04 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:Are they worth the economic commitment? Will the return on one's investment of a T2-4 school be worth the financial burden/distress associated with law school altogether? How about the prospects of finding adequate employment? And by 'adequate' I mean a starting salary of at LEAST $50-60K. Your thoughts?


I would not go to any non T1 school unless it was in the exact city where I was CERTAIN I wanted to spend the rest of my life and I was offered a full ride.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby St.Remy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:06 pm

Completely depends on geography. Some T2s are okay because of the market in which they are located. Some T2s are a massive waste of money. It is impossible to give an answer to the question of "is it worth it?" that covers the entirety of the non T1 spectrum, but in most cases the answer is no.

A major issue is that not only are 50k positions not by any means a sure thing, but you have to consider that it is 50k when you have 200k worth of debt and a significant interest rate.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:12 pm

You should not go to law schools outside of T1. There are a handful of exceptions, and they are very specific. If you want to be a politico in the least populated states (Nebraska, South Dakota, etc.), then these schools, which are generally T2-4, should be OK. They are somewhat cheaper (for in and out of state students), and they are the only schools in the state, reducing competition.

If you are African-American, you could go to Howard. If you want IP and are hardcore, Franklin Pierce is OK perhaps.

Other than those exceptions, you should not. Law is much more national and international than it used to be. People from top schools (especially in this economy) apply everywhere. There are markets with more tilt toward local favorites (Temple in Phili, SMU in Dallas, etc.), but the schools getting the benefit tend to be T1. Local lockdown just isn't the case.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:18 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:You should not go to law schools outside of T1. There are a handful of exceptions, and they are very specific. If you want to be a politico in the least populated states (Nebraska, South Dakota, etc.), then these schools, which are generally T2-4, should be OK. They are somewhat cheaper (for in and out of state students), and they are the only schools in the state, reducing competition.


Nebraska isn't the only law school in Nebraska.

HTH

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:19 pm

you guys are being trolled for sure.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:22 pm

tkgrrett wrote:you guys are being trolled for sure.


LOL. Is it just me or is the new trend on TLS to accuse everyone of trolling who's not asking about the top 14?

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby beachbum » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:24 pm

GettingReady2010 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:you guys are being trolled for sure.


LOL. Is it just me or is the new trend on TLS to accuse everyone of trolling who's not asking about the top 14?


I smell a troll.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:27 pm

beachbum wrote:
GettingReady2010 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:you guys are being trolled for sure.


LOL. Is it just me or is the new trend on TLS to accuse everyone of trolling who's not asking about the top 14?


I smell a troll.


I'm not the OP.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby St.Remy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:29 pm

GettingReady2010 wrote:
beachbum wrote:
GettingReady2010 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:you guys are being trolled for sure.


LOL. Is it just me or is the new trend on TLS to accuse everyone of trolling who's not asking about the top 14?


I smell a troll.


I'm not the OP.


Or are you :?:

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby beachbum » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:31 pm

St.Remy wrote:Or are you :?:


And now I smell a troll conspiracy. (I have a very powerful nose).

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:32 pm

You're right, I'm the OP and a troll. I thought it would be hilarious to ask a question about tier 2 schools. :roll:

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:37 pm

GettingReady2010 wrote:You're right, I'm the OP and a troll. I thought it would be hilarious to ask a question about tier 2 schools. :roll:


This is correct.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:45 pm

I personally wouldn't go. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't.

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Re: What are your opinions regarding schools not in T1?

Postby lawschool2014 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:36 pm

anything below BC is considered toilet trash not worth paying even 1/4 of the price for. Either work up your LSAT to get into a top 30 (actually that t14 is more like it) or dont go to law school unless you have a full scholarship. There are far too many toilet schools in this country that steal the vulnerable JD hopeful's money and produce mediocre lawyers. Also, if are your seriously considering a T2 and your numbers are inadequate to get into a t1-30, then make sure

1) the market is not a market with many t14 grades (e.g. American, Cardozo, Brooklyn)
2) your getting at least 3/4 a scholarship without ridiculous stipulations (e.g. have to be in top 1/3 of class)




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