Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

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Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby jable500 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:06 am

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:09 am

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby lalala21 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:24 am

Denver holds their own in Denver.... But CU has a ridiculously strong alumni network in the Denver area..... for some firms if you didn't go to CU law you didnt really go to law school (from what i have heard).
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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby jump_man » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:37 am

jable500 wrote:I am trying to choose between a second tier law school (Drake, Phoenix, and Golden Gate) and a lower ranked top tier law school (Denver, USF, and Depaul). What are some of the advantages of the second tier school?

Some things about myself: I don't want to work at a large law firm. I'm interested in public or government work, and I enjoy smaller schools (UG ag Simpson College). Any advice would be appreciated.


Golden Gate is not a second tier school - it is tier four (TTTT) at best, and even at a full ride you will have tough luck finding work. I'm pretty sure Drake is in the same boat, and I'm not 100% sure Phoenix is even accredited.

What are your stats?

Also, when you evaluate scholarship offers, be sure to check what stipulations exist for maintaining the $$$

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:50 pm

You're comparing Tier 2 schools (those ranked 51-100 are known as T2's in TLS parlance) with Tier 4 schools. The distinction is fairly meaningless and these are all generally pretty awful schools.

In general T2 schools are only worth it with a very large scholarship and T4 schools are basically never worth it even with a large scholarship.

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby Opie » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:31 pm

jump_man wrote:
jable500 wrote:I am trying to choose between a second tier law school (Drake, Phoenix, and Golden Gate) and a lower ranked top tier law school (Denver, USF, and Depaul). What are some of the advantages of the second tier school?

Some things about myself: I don't want to work at a large law firm. I'm interested in public or government work, and I enjoy smaller schools (UG ag Simpson College). Any advice would be appreciated.


Golden Gate is not a second tier school - it is tier four (TTTT) at best, and even at a full ride you will have tough luck finding work. I'm pretty sure Drake is in the same boat, and I'm not 100% sure Phoenix is even accredited.

What are your stats?

Also, when you evaluate scholarship offers, be sure to check what stipulations exist for maintaining the $$$


Drake is at the top of the third tier and places better than any other school at the largest firm in Iowa. It's not a good choice if you want to leave central Iowa though.

Phoenix is provisionally accredited, and will give you a ton of money to go there, but I wouldn't risk it on what will probably become another Nova or Cooley.

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby bk1 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:04 pm

bk1 wrote:You're comparing Tier 2 schools (those ranked 51-100 are known as T2's in TLS parlance) with Tier 4 schools. The distinction is fairly meaningless and these are all generally pretty awful schools.

In general T2 schools are only worth it with a very large scholarship and T4 schools are basically never worth it even with a large scholarship.


Something weird happened with this thread. I definitely did not post this yesterday.

Or I'm just going insane.

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby Yukos » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
bk1 wrote:You're comparing Tier 2 schools (those ranked 51-100 are known as T2's in TLS parlance) with Tier 4 schools. The distinction is fairly meaningless and these are all generally pretty awful schools.

In general T2 schools are only worth it with a very large scholarship and T4 schools are basically never worth it even with a large scholarship.


Something weird happened with this thread. I definitely did not post this yesterday.

Or I'm just going insane.


Or you are Tyler Durden.

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:21 pm

bk1 wrote:You're comparing Tier 2 schools (those ranked 51-100 are known as T2's in TLS parlance) with Tier 4 schools. The distinction is fairly meaningless and these are all generally pretty awful schools.

In general T2 schools are only worth it with a very large scholarship and T4 schools are basically never worth it even with a large scholarship.

Y u bump this

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Re: Choosing Second Tier (w/scholarship) v. Higher Ranked

Postby Extension_Cord » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:19 pm

What do you mean Nova? They are accredited arent they?


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