Vincent Vega wrote:
ram jam wrote:@ Out-of-State people, aren't you concerned that you will have to live and work in Indiana? Over 80% of grads stay in Indiana. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I am trying to decide between staying in my home state and going to Law School versus going to Indiana. I did not receive any money, but I like the program and overall feel of IUB.
I agree with two posts above about the good majority of grads leaving the state. I did, however, consider that if I do very poorly I might get trapped into markets I don't want to live in, but I am ok with Indiana's major markets - Chicago, DC, Indianapolis and Louisville. Mind you, I'm not terribly interested in big law - I'll take it if I can get it, but it's not my primary goal.
+100 I've lived in major cities that are extremely different from each other: Dallas, Pittsburgh, Austin, Cleveland, and Washington DC. I've also traveled throughout the U.S. and the world so I can pretty safely say, there are extremely worse places to be than where IUB places. A lot of people are attracted to the prestige or glamor of the city that they want to live in. Not many actually take the time to go down the list of how they spend their free time, what they do in their job, and what is important in living day-to-day. I, for one, don't need to tell people I live in NY or DC to make myself feel important. I know what I need out of a city to live and be happy and IUB can get me to those places: Indy, Chicago, Cinci, Louisville.
From what I've seen on the boards in general, and the IUB crowd is more mature than most, a vast majority of people haven't taken their real lives and expectations and lined them up with what they need to get out of law school and what they want to do.
::steps down from soapbox::