JCougar wrote:Also, I see little reason to go to SLU over WUSTL unless it's close to a full ride at SLU versus sticker at WUSTL.
People around STL really fawn over WUSTL...they treat it like it's Harvard. The reason why STL firms don't hire WUSTL students is because they think you're a flight risk to move to cooler cities after you get 1-2 years of experience (because you can)...not because it's not prestigious enough.
I know SLU people that lived in STL all their lives and basically have given up on being a lawyer at this point. SLU is a huge TTT. You're still not going to get Biglaw from WUSTL if you're from STL but below the top third, but there's a bunch of shitlaw firms in this city that will hire you without even asking for your transcript. The same can't be said of SLU. SLU is not a good bet even for being a lawyer at all.
The bolded definitely make sense. I feel like my good scholarship to Wash U almost makes this a no brainer, but free at SLU is hard to beat if, and its a big IF, SLU will get me employed. It doesn't help that I'm not sure I can swing Wash U financially even with the scholarship.